Trade at wetherspoon will not be affected by moving off social media and, indeed, others will not see criticisms directed against Wetherspoon e.g. in replies to their social media messages.
Plus this is a good bit of advertising for them by coming off social media.
No twitter to whine about this on means more complaints silenced.
Just don't go there.
If you've paid £5 that's another matter.
My worst pub food experiences have always been in far more expensive places.
I prefer these days to eat somewhere I pay afterwards however as the motivation not to serve you a plate of crap is higher.
It seems much more likely that social media simply isn't a very high ROI marketing channel for them, and they're capitalising on general unease following the CA debacle.
In the sense that we're going for "no substantial change but lose our vote" Brexit, rather than one of the various flavours of "disaster Brexit"?
At least the UK has conceded that there must be no border in Ireland and that EU residents have a right to remain. It's the non-EU immigrants that are getting it in the neck this week, including the "Windrush generation".
But what they are basically proposing is a soft border with number plate recognition etc. Which everyone at the EU working group literally laughed at. Because it is a ridiculous and dangerous suggestion especially when you think through the scenario of what happens if cameras are destroyed over and over again. Police will be required to protect the cameras and then you have an armed borer.
The draft agreement: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/d...
"A common regulatory area comprising the Union and the United Kingdom in respect of Northern
is hereby established. The common regulatory area shall constitute an area without internal
borders in which the free movement of goods is ensured and North
South cooperation protected in
accordance with this Chapter"
They're free to submit daft proposals all they like but until then this is the one that's been agreed on.
(That document lists Gibraltar and the various islands, but also one nobody's mentioned in the news so far: "Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus").
So the timing isn't really odd and I don't think they're doing it because they're sorry about supporting Brexit. There's a reasonable chance that they've shared data or spent funds in a way that would find them on the wrong side of the investigation.
We are all just speculating since there isn't any concrete facts.
Of course. Because all of the really tough decisions e.g. Northern Ireland border, Financial Services passporting rights, Channel and Dover customs checks etc have been pushed down the road.
The political environment in the UK has never been worse and every day people are starting to realise that Brexit isn't what they bargained for. Especially when May tells them they are going to need full regulatory alignment without any say.
Where are you getting that from? I know lots of people who've worked there and the stories of the over-the-top cleaning were constant from all.
One sample does not data make.
They pulled half the menu at 900 locations due to that.
Also it’s pretty easy to get a 5 food hygiene rating with a static menu. It’s mostly procedural stuff which is easy on large scale places.
The reason for asking: I drink real cider and Wetherspoons fairly consistently sells it (most pubs don't), out of a bag-in-a-box in the fridge. But the majority of Spoons meals are now sold on a "meal+drink" basis. How you buy this with a real cider is something that perpetually perplexes their staff, and seems to vary from pub to pub.
There's two ways it could be set up, which are either "promotions" (if the two things appear anywhere on the same bill, they're automatically grouped) or "recipes" (choose one item from column A and one item from column B). I suspect the real ciders are simply left out of the right categories by whoever does the data maintenance, maybe because they change frequently.
Also you can't leave any comments/requests with your order, for instance asking for a Coke without a slice of lime.
In which case the appropriate course of action is to simply delete rather than pay some peanuts and act surprised when the DB ends up in the public sphere. I can only commend them. Too many businesses decide to hold on to private identifiable data as though it were a prize bond waiting to mature.
Explicit consent means the company must be able to prove the user consciously agreed to receive marketing. Which is excellent. 1) the burden to prove it lies with the one holding the data and 2) you can't tuck it away in legalese fine print.
I bet a lot of companies are going to do like wheterspoons and just purge the data rather than attempt to make it legit.
This coming from a chain of pubs known for people arriving at 9AM, and spend the next 12 hours buying cheap beer
If there is a national drinking problem, it’s not caused by pubs...
The latest trend that I've experienced is the use of private ephemeral messaging in the form of Snapchat accounts that are given out at bars. This makes it possible to get both the community benefits from social media as well as the mystique from being part of a 'secret club'.
It's Weatherspoons, its the McDonald's of pubs.
I went to uni in Nottingham and the clientele was a mix of middle-age stag/hen parties and the older working class - I never saw or heard of students going other than as a toilet stop.
But that's a city with a selection of good and reasonably priced pubs, whereas in say London it makes sense due to just how much cheaper it is.
Maybe the 9k fees have really taken a toll, but I struggle to get why anyone would go to a spoons when you've got The Organ Grinder and The Hand & Heart only 8 minutes away...