Work starts on Cuckoo Farm McDonald's and park and ride link

Work starts on Cuckoo Farm McDonald's and park and ride link

Work starts on Cuckoo Farm McDonald's and park and ride link

First published in News

WORK to build Colchester’s first park and ride and a neighbouring McDonald’s restaurant has started.

Cranes are placing the two-storey drive through restaurant on land next to the BP service station at Cuckoo Farm, off junction 28 of the A12.

Next door, Essex County Council contractors have begun building a road to the long-overdue park and ride, which will have 1,000 spaces when it opens in March next year.

The developments are the latest to take place near the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

See Thursday's Gazette for more

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9:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those! Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 12

9:12am Thu 7 Aug 14

PROOFREADER says...

It is not Colchester's first park and ride ! We have had them before !
It is not Colchester's first park and ride ! We have had them before ! PROOFREADER
  • Score: -2

10:47am Thu 7 Aug 14

Ontheball says...

Not a proper one. I think we had three Saturday P&R's some years back. I kow one went back and forth from the station to town, I can't remember where the other two ran.
Not a proper one. I think we had three Saturday P&R's some years back. I kow one went back and forth from the station to town, I can't remember where the other two ran. Ontheball
  • Score: 1

11:06am Thu 7 Aug 14

whittle1 says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds. whittle1
  • Score: 7

11:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.
Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.[/p][/quote]Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it? Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 13

11:16am Thu 7 Aug 14

whittle1 says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.
Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?
Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment.
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.[/p][/quote]Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment. whittle1
  • Score: 15

11:21am Thu 7 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.
Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?
Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment.
I do think that. If we must have another drive-thru fast food place then can it not be something different such as a Burger King or KFC? You know, some variety?
[quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.[/p][/quote]Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment.[/p][/quote]I do think that. If we must have another drive-thru fast food place then can it not be something different such as a Burger King or KFC? You know, some variety? Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 17

11:52am Thu 7 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

Ontheball wrote:
Not a proper one. I think we had three Saturday P&R's some years back. I kow one went back and forth from the station to town, I can't remember where the other two ran.
The other one was Butt Road - Sheepen Road - Town - Butt Road. First P&R was Lancer Buslink from Cavalry Barracks, Christmas 1971.
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Not a proper one. I think we had three Saturday P&R's some years back. I kow one went back and forth from the station to town, I can't remember where the other two ran.[/p][/quote]The other one was Butt Road - Sheepen Road - Town - Butt Road. First P&R was Lancer Buslink from Cavalry Barracks, Christmas 1971. hughie-s
  • Score: 2

5:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's
But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner.
I wonder.
1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise.
2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say.
3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries.
So what do you get instead.
At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A.
C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys?
WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner. I wonder. 1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise. 2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say. 3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries. So what do you get instead. At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A. C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys? WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 15

11:02pm Thu 7 Aug 14

southstand says...

Who on earth buys this crap anyway? I have a "meal" there a couple of times a year and always wonder why afterwards! Burger King is very expensive, a whopper meal is far dearer than a Toby roast...... Crazy
Who on earth buys this crap anyway? I have a "meal" there a couple of times a year and always wonder why afterwards! Burger King is very expensive, a whopper meal is far dearer than a Toby roast...... Crazy southstand
  • Score: 6

8:32am Fri 8 Aug 14

sam vines says...

Good move by CBC and ECC lets build a questionable park and ride system and claim its a success by fudging the figures to include all the cars visiting the fast food joint.
Good move by CBC and ECC lets build a questionable park and ride system and claim its a success by fudging the figures to include all the cars visiting the fast food joint. sam vines
  • Score: 14

9:02am Fri 8 Aug 14

romantic says...

Good to know that the Park and Ride will finally be up and running, although would suggest no point it opening before the NAR connection is ready. Will it work? Hopefully, it will get at least some cars off the roads. Despite the habitual moaners that plague this site, a lot of people out there do like coming to Colchester, and having a P/R where it is will hopefully encourage that.

As for Macdonalds: well, I have to say it makes me laugh that people are saying it should be KFC or Burger King, as if these are the healthier options. They are not! They will get used, of course, because kids have pester power. Personally, I'd rather eat somebody else's vomit than "dine" on McD, BK or KFC - but the fact that there are so many of their outlets suggests lots of people do live on this stuff, so maybe I'm in the minority.
Good to know that the Park and Ride will finally be up and running, although would suggest no point it opening before the NAR connection is ready. Will it work? Hopefully, it will get at least some cars off the roads. Despite the habitual moaners that plague this site, a lot of people out there do like coming to Colchester, and having a P/R where it is will hopefully encourage that. As for Macdonalds: well, I have to say it makes me laugh that people are saying it should be KFC or Burger King, as if these are the healthier options. They are not! They will get used, of course, because kids have pester power. Personally, I'd rather eat somebody else's vomit than "dine" on McD, BK or KFC - but the fact that there are so many of their outlets suggests lots of people do live on this stuff, so maybe I'm in the minority. romantic
  • Score: 3

9:51am Fri 8 Aug 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Coupled with the M and S at the site, the addition of MacDondalds is a quality addition. I will certainly use it, as I and Prince Harry already use M and S. I am delighted that Burger King and KFC are not being put there. On a general level, this development cannot come quick enough for me and I hope that the numpties that control our lives will soon open the gate to give access from Boxted Straight Road, so that North Station roundabout can be eased. Who is it that votes for these idiots? Once the P and R is up and running, let's have some vision from these people and close the town to traffic, full stop. Fat chance!
Coupled with the M and S at the site, the addition of MacDondalds is a quality addition. I will certainly use it, as I and Prince Harry already use M and S. I am delighted that Burger King and KFC are not being put there. On a general level, this development cannot come quick enough for me and I hope that the numpties that control our lives will soon open the gate to give access from Boxted Straight Road, so that North Station roundabout can be eased. Who is it that votes for these idiots? Once the P and R is up and running, let's have some vision from these people and close the town to traffic, full stop. Fat chance! Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 5

10:05am Fri 8 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

southstand wrote:
Who on earth buys this crap anyway? I have a "meal" there a couple of times a year and always wonder why afterwards! Burger King is very expensive, a whopper meal is far dearer than a Toby roast...... Crazy
But it tastes Grrrrrrrrreat!
[quote][p][bold]southstand[/bold] wrote: Who on earth buys this crap anyway? I have a "meal" there a couple of times a year and always wonder why afterwards! Burger King is very expensive, a whopper meal is far dearer than a Toby roast...... Crazy[/p][/quote]But it tastes Grrrrrrrrreat! Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Jess Jephcott says...

I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site!
I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site! Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 1

10:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Grumpy old Buzzard says...

whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
whittle1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.
Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?
Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment.
And perfectly placed so that White English vermin can drive out into a beautiful part of the county and throw their litter over the road verges
[quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whittle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]This is just an addition to the BP garage to give more choice to vehicles using the A12 who want somewhere to stop, rest and eat. Its a bit misleading calling it Colchester's 4th McDonalds.[/p][/quote]Why? Tollgate, Cowdrey, High Street, Cuckoo Farm. That's 4, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Because you are implying that the addition of this location means the town has too many McDonalds restaurants. This location maybe classified as Colchester by postcode but it isn't targeting the town, it's clearly aimed at vehicles using the A12 and within a service station environment.[/p][/quote]And perfectly placed so that White English vermin can drive out into a beautiful part of the county and throw their litter over the road verges Grumpy old Buzzard
  • Score: -8

7:41am Mon 11 Aug 14

JamesG883 says...

I don't want to get obese thank you!

Thought the UK government was ment to be saving lives!
I don't want to get obese thank you! Thought the UK government was ment to be saving lives! JamesG883
  • Score: -5

9:14am Mon 11 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

JamesG883 wrote:
I don't want to get obese thank you!

Thought the UK government was ment to be saving lives!
No one forces you to buy it, or eat it.
[quote][p][bold]JamesG883[/bold] wrote: I don't want to get obese thank you! Thought the UK government was ment to be saving lives![/p][/quote]No one forces you to buy it, or eat it. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 11

9:25am Mon 11 Aug 14

romantic says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site!
Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
, wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.”

Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information.
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site![/p][/quote]Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate , wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.” Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information. romantic
  • Score: -7

9:29am Mon 11 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

romantic wrote:
Jess Jephcott wrote:
I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site!
Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

, wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.”

Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information.
.......but adults take them.

Most kids are only given this foot as a treat. No one has suggested they are being force fed it on a daily basis.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site![/p][/quote]Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate , wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.” Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information.[/p][/quote].......but adults take them. Most kids are only given this foot as a treat. No one has suggested they are being force fed it on a daily basis. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 5

11:02am Mon 11 Aug 14

fartinlewis says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
romantic wrote:
Jess Jephcott wrote: I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site!
Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate , wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.” Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information.
.......but adults take them. Most kids are only given this foot as a treat. No one has suggested they are being force fed it on a daily basis.
I know McDonald's food sources a dubious to say the least, but Iw ouldn't go as far as saying that they serve feet!
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: I certainly eat at MacDonalds and have been doing so for years, as I have been enjoying fish and chips and food from other fast food outlets. The new MacDonalds will do very well because they offer and excellent product at a good price and with superb service. Romantic would rather eat somebody else's vomit. What strange people we have on this site![/p][/quote]Contents of just the bun —”enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, calcium propionate, monoglycerides, enzymes, azodicarbonamide, and may contain any or all of the following in varying proportions: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, BHT, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate , wheat starch, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, inactive yeast, sorbitol, dextrin, malted barley flour, ascorbic acid, citric acid, calcium stearate, calcium iodate, silicon dioxide.” Very different to fresh fish and chips, even if both are defined as fast food. If you want some more evidence, look at the 59 ingredients that make up a the strawberry milkshake (sadly this does not include any strawberries). You as an adult have the freedom to know this and still choose to eat there. Kids do not have that information.[/p][/quote].......but adults take them. Most kids are only given this foot as a treat. No one has suggested they are being force fed it on a daily basis.[/p][/quote]I know McDonald's food sources a dubious to say the least, but Iw ouldn't go as far as saying that they serve feet! fartinlewis
  • Score: 2

11:12am Mon 11 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

There's nothing fresh about fish covered in batter and deep fried with a load of potato, either!
There's nothing fresh about fish covered in batter and deep fried with a load of potato, either! Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Mon 11 Aug 14

angryman!!! says...

Some very childish remarks here, if you would rather eat vomit than cheap food you really should see the doctor. To suggest Fish and chips is a healthy alternative to macdonalds you should also see a doctor. Both are very bad for you and should be a treat, or used as convenience (like 99% of the customers will use it as quick bite to eat before continuing there journey).
To blame the council for not having put KFC or Burger King, would you not think that the companies concerned should have applied to move there, can't see how the council should be blamed.
Personally i very much doubt I will use it, and think it will mainly be used by non colchester residents but will be happy to see more local jobs.
Some very childish remarks here, if you would rather eat vomit than cheap food you really should see the doctor. To suggest Fish and chips is a healthy alternative to macdonalds you should also see a doctor. Both are very bad for you and should be a treat, or used as convenience (like 99% of the customers will use it as quick bite to eat before continuing there journey). To blame the council for not having put KFC or Burger King, would you not think that the companies concerned should have applied to move there, can't see how the council should be blamed. Personally i very much doubt I will use it, and think it will mainly be used by non colchester residents but will be happy to see more local jobs. angryman!!!
  • Score: 3

2:54pm Mon 11 Aug 14

romantic says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Some very childish remarks here, if you would rather eat vomit than cheap food you really should see the doctor. To suggest Fish and chips is a healthy alternative to macdonalds you should also see a doctor. Both are very bad for you and should be a treat, or used as convenience (like 99% of the customers will use it as quick bite to eat before continuing there journey).
To blame the council for not having put KFC or Burger King, would you not think that the companies concerned should have applied to move there, can't see how the council should be blamed.
Personally i very much doubt I will use it, and think it will mainly be used by non colchester residents but will be happy to see more local jobs.
I only mentioned fish and chips because Jess did! Of course you couldn’t live on fish and chips every day. Nevertheless, fish and chips from your local chippie will be a fish which has been quickly frozen after being caught. It will not contain 59 ingredients. The chips will be potato, as opposed to the 17 ingredients required to make a Macdonalds French Fry (including so little in the way of potato that they cannot even legally be called potato chips). Normally, you’ll be able to see the batter going on and the chips going into the fryers. No, of course it’s not super-healthy, but I would say more so than the chemicals which make up a Happy Meal/KFC Meal/BK Meal.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Some very childish remarks here, if you would rather eat vomit than cheap food you really should see the doctor. To suggest Fish and chips is a healthy alternative to macdonalds you should also see a doctor. Both are very bad for you and should be a treat, or used as convenience (like 99% of the customers will use it as quick bite to eat before continuing there journey). To blame the council for not having put KFC or Burger King, would you not think that the companies concerned should have applied to move there, can't see how the council should be blamed. Personally i very much doubt I will use it, and think it will mainly be used by non colchester residents but will be happy to see more local jobs.[/p][/quote]I only mentioned fish and chips because Jess did! Of course you couldn’t live on fish and chips every day. Nevertheless, fish and chips from your local chippie will be a fish which has been quickly frozen after being caught. It will not contain 59 ingredients. The chips will be potato, as opposed to the 17 ingredients required to make a Macdonalds French Fry (including so little in the way of potato that they cannot even legally be called potato chips). Normally, you’ll be able to see the batter going on and the chips going into the fryers. No, of course it’s not super-healthy, but I would say more so than the chemicals which make up a Happy Meal/KFC Meal/BK Meal. romantic
  • Score: 1

10:21pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Baaaaah! MacDonalds food is no different to any other fast food. The difference is that it is a left wing trendy thing to do to bash MacDonalds because they are American and hugely successful. Lefties love losers and detest anybody that actually makes a profit. If only this country has the US work ethic. We could rule the world - like they do.
Baaaaah! MacDonalds food is no different to any other fast food. The difference is that it is a left wing trendy thing to do to bash MacDonalds because they are American and hugely successful. Lefties love losers and detest anybody that actually makes a profit. If only this country has the US work ethic. We could rule the world - like they do. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 0

9:44am Wed 13 Aug 14

TorreyCanyon says...

When was the last time you saw a fat person running a fish & chip shop ?
That is because they use clean fresh nut oil. Fish & Chips everyday of the week will do you no harm. Mc D's will. My grandad lived till 90 odd from the war. 10 woodbines a day, bread, butter and fish & chips three days a week, he was as skinny as a rake, zero cholesterol. He said the evil was in processed food.
When was the last time you saw a fat person running a fish & chip shop ? That is because they use clean fresh nut oil. Fish & Chips everyday of the week will do you no harm. Mc D's will. My grandad lived till 90 odd from the war. 10 woodbines a day, bread, butter and fish & chips three days a week, he was as skinny as a rake, zero cholesterol. He said the evil was in processed food. TorreyCanyon
  • Score: 0

9:52am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

TorreyCanyon wrote:
When was the last time you saw a fat person running a fish & chip shop ?
That is because they use clean fresh nut oil. Fish & Chips everyday of the week will do you no harm. Mc D's will. My grandad lived till 90 odd from the war. 10 woodbines a day, bread, butter and fish & chips three days a week, he was as skinny as a rake, zero cholesterol. He said the evil was in processed food.
...and if you allow 10 blindfolded people to run from one side of the M25 to the other in a straight line, some will be killed by the traffic and some will be lucky enough to make it through without a scratch.....
[quote][p][bold]TorreyCanyon[/bold] wrote: When was the last time you saw a fat person running a fish & chip shop ? That is because they use clean fresh nut oil. Fish & Chips everyday of the week will do you no harm. Mc D's will. My grandad lived till 90 odd from the war. 10 woodbines a day, bread, butter and fish & chips three days a week, he was as skinny as a rake, zero cholesterol. He said the evil was in processed food.[/p][/quote]...and if you allow 10 blindfolded people to run from one side of the M25 to the other in a straight line, some will be killed by the traffic and some will be lucky enough to make it through without a scratch..... Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: -1

12:00pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Frank Scully says...

TheBrotherhoodOfTheB
ell
wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's
But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner.
I wonder.
1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise.
2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say.
3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries.
So what do you get instead.
At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A.
C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys?
WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CBC doesn't own KFC.
[quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner. I wonder. 1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise. 2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say. 3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries. So what do you get instead. At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A. C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys? WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?[/p][/quote]CBC doesn't own KFC. Frank Scully
  • Score: -3

12:05pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Frank Scully says...

Frank Scully wrote:
TheBrotherhoodOfTheB

ell
wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's
But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner.
I wonder.
1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise.
2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say.
3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries.
So what do you get instead.
At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A.
C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys?
WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CBC doesn't own KFC.
McDonald's prices are slightly higher in the UK than the USA but nothing like 3x the price. Where did you get that figure from?
[quote][p][bold]Frank Scully[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner. I wonder. 1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise. 2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say. 3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries. So what do you get instead. At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A. C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys? WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?[/p][/quote]CBC doesn't own KFC.[/p][/quote]McDonald's prices are slightly higher in the UK than the USA but nothing like 3x the price. Where did you get that figure from? Frank Scully
  • Score: -1

6:00pm Wed 13 Aug 14

AVeryPrivateGentleman says...

Frank Scully wrote:
Frank Scully wrote:
TheBrotherhoodOfTheB


ell
wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's
But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner.
I wonder.
1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise.
2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say.
3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries.
So what do you get instead.
At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A.
C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys?
WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CBC doesn't own KFC.
McDonald's prices are slightly higher in the UK than the USA but nothing like 3x the price. Where did you get that figure from?
Any link with The X Files Scully ?
[quote][p][bold]Frank Scully[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frank Scully[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner. I wonder. 1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise. 2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say. 3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries. So what do you get instead. At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A. C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys? WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?[/p][/quote]CBC doesn't own KFC.[/p][/quote]McDonald's prices are slightly higher in the UK than the USA but nothing like 3x the price. Where did you get that figure from?[/p][/quote]Any link with The X Files Scully ? AVeryPrivateGentleman
  • Score: 0

8:01am Thu 14 Aug 14

Existentialism says...

Frank Scully wrote:
TheBrotherhoodOfTheB

ell
wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those!
Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's
But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner.
I wonder.
1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise.
2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say.
3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries.
So what do you get instead.
At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A.
C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys?
WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CBC doesn't own KFC.
Planning Permission Er !!!!!! M*r*n:
[quote][p][bold]Frank Scully[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: Does Colchester really need a 4th McDonalds? Might as well build another Co-Op while their at it - we've only got about 20 of those![/p][/quote]Yes they went Cuckoo for Mc D's But they went a big NO NON for Kent*cky fried at Ipswich road around the corner. I wonder. 1. The did not want a chicken shop near a BMW & Ferrari franchise. 2. Across the road is one of the most famous and influential GP's in the town (Rather top notch by the way) If i might say. 3. The Balkerne gate did not want smelly fries. So what do you get instead. At a Javelins throw you get another spotty clown burger shop, dishing out the usual wares at three times the price it sells the stuff in the Good Ole US of A. C.B.C. You certainly got your priorities right here old Space Cowboys? WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE KENTUCKY DRIVE IN, ON THIS SPOT AT CUCKOO THEN INSTEAD? ? ? ? ? ? ?[/p][/quote]CBC doesn't own KFC.[/p][/quote]Planning Permission Er !!!!!! M*r*n: Existentialism
  • Score: 0

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