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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Lee on July 21, 2022, 04:40:19 PM »
Thanks Simon, bigger fish to fry at the moment (no pun intended!) but not necessarily healthy food (!) as on Twitter see the most amazing burgers, wraps, loaded fries, chicken wings, foreign delicacies, pie & mash etc - in fact the grounds where this food is served actually attracts neutrals / groundhoppers to boost the crowds. Guess its a case of identifying these businesses, often are newly established and convincing them they'll make more than say at a market, car boot sale or other event they could attend on a Saturday afternoon - or midweek evening.

I think there's more chance of a niche provider (street food etc) doing good business at a midweek match than there is on a Saturday when kick off times don't really sit with lunch or dinner time. If people know they're going to football in the evening and they know that (for example) the Vanuatuan Goat Falafel Van (vegetarian / vegan options are available) is going to be there they'll budget for that being their evening meal.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Simon on July 21, 2022, 04:09:26 PM »
I'd put you down for a small salad! Was that not what you intend?  ;)

Yes, bigger fish to fry, but something we can investigate in the background - important that fans feel they are getting the facilitates that they need.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Harvivia on July 21, 2022, 02:36:41 PM »
Thanks Simon, bigger fish to fry at the moment (no pun intended!) but not necessarily healthy food (!) as on Twitter see the most amazing burgers, wraps, loaded fries, chicken wings, foreign delicacies, pie & mash etc - in fact the grounds where this food is served actually attracts neutrals / groundhoppers to boost the crowds. Guess its a case of identifying these businesses, often are newly established and convincing them they'll make more than say at a market, car boot sale or other event they could attend on a Saturday afternoon - or midweek evening.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Simon on July 21, 2022, 11:32:20 AM »
We did communicate that Bill's Diner wouldn't be there, when we were informed - appreciate that may not have been helpful, if you don't use Tweeter (which I don't).

I will try and find out what (if any) contract is in place and we can review.

As someone who tries to eat healthy, then I'd agree that a broader choice would be good - but lets see what the arrangements look like.

I'll take that as an action.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Harvivia on July 20, 2022, 11:12:43 PM »
Bill's Diner is a business at the end of the day, not worth their while if the numbers don't add up. Could help themselves by being more enticing with friendlier service and more originality with selection. See pics all over social media of some incredible food at non league grounds, rather than staple burgers, hot dogs, chips. He's lost business as well with his pricing and portion sizes. Shame if him not being there means fans give games a miss.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Bills Diner
« Last post by Leon on July 20, 2022, 06:32:12 PM »
Appreciate that the club put out a Tweet giving us some notice this time...but yes, we either need somebody more reliable, or at the very least a backup plan! Bill's Diner missed far too many games last season, including some local derbies. It's a pretty bad look for the club when this happens...not to mention against Southern League rules, I suspect?

Pre-COVID, our landlords used to at least cook up some hot dogs in the bar when Bill couldn't be arsed - what happened to that?
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Bills Diner
« Last post by Graham D on July 20, 2022, 05:20:18 PM »
Can we get someone more reliable please or do they have a monopoly ???? I don't finish work until 6:30 tonight so won't now be in attendance ! All they do when they are at games  is moan about the lack of business......I know where I would tell them where to go !!
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Ladies pre season matches
« Last post by Simon on July 20, 2022, 02:26:53 PM »
Great! Thanks Jim!
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Fans Forum Q&A
« Last post by Simon on July 20, 2022, 01:23:29 PM »
Hi Jim,

That is a very good question - thank you.

We hope to run one early August. We did try and arrange one at the end of the season, however work and holiday commitments got in the way and made it a challenge.

Leave it with us.
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Aylesbury United Discussion / Re: Fans Forum Q&A
« Last post by Jim R on July 19, 2022, 01:43:18 PM »
Will there be a Fans Q & A before the start of the League season?
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