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Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: November 03, 2008 10:00AM

Yumm... Yorkie... must go to chocolate machine...

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Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: November 04, 2008 10:59AM

Hungry Jacks are a Burger King franchise, same branding and burgers just a different name. A few years ago we had a war here between Burger King and Hungry Jacks with BK first telling the franchisee that they "would" rebrand to global standard. Once they got a negative response they tried to muscle in on HJ by opening a BK branch close by - Burger wars. To cut a long story short BK got sent packing with their tail between their legs. The public perceived HJ as a Aussie brand, and the customer service was better.

Yorkie bars, yumm! Do they still make Texan bars?

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.41.209.116.sub.mbb.three.co.uk)
Date: November 04, 2008 12:41PM

But if HJ are a BK franchise, BK still won in the long run, didn't it?

I believe that in the U.K. Burger King and Wimpey both belonged to Grand Met. I know that BK was sold off and is now BKC, but I can't find who now owns the Wimpey brand.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: geg (---.watf.cable.ntl.com)
Date: November 04, 2008 01:11PM

Famous Brands has acquired a 75% stake in Wimpy UK, thereby achieving the groupís stated strategic intent to enter the first world branded QSR/Casual Dining market via acquisition. The remaining 25% shareholding is owned by Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Yawn yawn

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.41.209.116.sub.mbb.three.co.uk)
Date: November 04, 2008 02:14PM

Thanks! Perhaps me looking for Wimpey not Wimpy stopped me finding them.......

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: MistyCat (122.58.102.---)
Date: August 21, 2012 03:35PM

I like pies.

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Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: bunyip (---.tafe.sa.edu.au)
Date: August 22, 2012 08:37AM

I remember Wimpey burgers at my time in UK as being inedible with a terrible taste. I think my dog would reject them even though he thinks all human foods are suitable for him.

HJs in Adelaide, at least, are generally edible and better than Maccas.

Pizza hut are good at different outlets, some better than others, and I get a discount being over 60 with a Seniors card.

Barnacle Bills are good.

Fasta Pasta is good , but a bit pricey for what you get.

Subway are generally good, especially the Italian.

And, if you are in Adelaide, Heidelburg bakeries have an excellent pastie and their sausage rolls are not bad either.

And now back to good eating after a quick stop at Haigh's for some choccy.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: August 22, 2012 08:44AM

But where do you go for pies and Battenburg cake?

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: bunyip (---.tafe.sa.edu.au)
Date: August 28, 2012 07:46AM

Pies from Heidelburg and from the shops variously at Stonehut (their pasties and snagger rolls are also good) and Port Elliot on the south coast (again pies, pasties and srolls all good at all three places. also have good sweet items.


I cannot find a Battenberg cake outlet, although at some time past there was a net item which stated that SA was the home to a Battenberg competition. I never found it, and knowledgeable people whom I consulted had never heard of also. So there.

Besides my wife has been making chocolate, and banana and walnut, and other tasty combination, muffins, so I do not need to stray in search of goodies.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: August 28, 2012 03:11PM

Wow a Mrs Bunyip - all these years and we've never had a Mrs Bunyip before, it's like having our very own Mr Rochester.

Just a thought - if she's baking witha naked flame, you might want to check the house insurance.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: bunyip (---.tafe.sa.edu.au)
Date: August 29, 2012 05:31AM

Yes, we cook with naked flames, akin to some non Christian ritual.

Unfortunately Mrs Bunyip has a sense of humour which is almost diametrically opposed to that Mr Bunyip.

Probably grounds for divorce, but I couldn't be bothered, especiaslly as she is a good cook.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: OB (---.range86-181.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 29, 2012 06:35PM

Can she read as well as cook?

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: OB (---.range86-181.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 29, 2012 07:59PM

...and what are snagger rolls ?????

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: MistyCat (122.58.102.---)
Date: August 29, 2012 11:55PM

Cor stone the crows, Trev, I told you not everyone knows about snarlers. Chuck another snag on the barbie and I'll go and look it up in The Urban Dictionary.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: bunyip (---.tafe.sa.edu.au)
Date: September 04, 2012 07:08AM

'snagger rolls' .....what can I say.

Literally: a combination of various substances, some of which are edible and some of which are nutricious. There is no essential requirement that the same substance falls into both categories. Goes well with sex and drugs.

Same definition applies to Chico Rolls, Corn Jacks, dim sims and many kebabs.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: September 04, 2012 11:45AM

It's a long way to the shops when you want a sausage roll?

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: bunyip (---.tafe.sa.edu.au)
Date: September 05, 2012 05:09AM

It's always a long way to the shops........

.........especially if you are buying sex and drugs.........

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: October 04, 2012 03:23PM

How many times can you use the same word consecutively in a sentence?

The example below is by Martin Gardner. I can take no credit.

"Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, as well as after Chips?"

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (---.dyn.iinet.net.au)
Date: October 05, 2012 02:08PM

There is the buffalo x 10 sentence - I think that one probably takes the cake, or even mozzarella.

Re: Better mousetrap
Posted by: Ian (---.41.251.238.threembb.co.uk)
Date: October 05, 2012 04:09PM

And of course we all knew the verb to buffalo before we came across this, I didn't.

Just looked up the had had had one (eleven hads in a row) and Jasper Fforde quotes at GoodReads.com was the fifth result. :)

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