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[Albion] Food waste at the Amex



deletebeepbeepbeep

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May 12, 2009
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I guess reducing everything down to a £1 at the end of the game might risk people waiting until then to get a pie for the way home rather than pay full whack.
 

Gabbafella

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Aug 22, 2012
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My brother bought a cheeseburger in WSU last night and when he unwrapped it, there was just a slice of cheese and a gherkin in a slightly warmed up bun, no burger at all.
Not sure on the relevance of this story, just thought I'd share as it made us chuckle at the time.
 

BigBod

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Dec 12, 2014
345
Ran out of cheese burgers last night so I opted for a plain one, took one bite and binned it, it was awful....Don't usually eat at the ground be went straight from work....won't be rushing to eat there again.
 

HHGull

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Dec 29, 2011
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My brother bought a cheeseburger in WSU last night and when he unwrapped it, there was just a slice of cheese and a gherkin in a slightly warmed up bun, no burger at all.
Not sure on the relevance of this story, just thought I'd share as it made us chuckle at the time.

Ran out of cheese burgers last night so I opted for a plain one, took one bite and binned it, it was awful....Don't usually eat at the ground be went straight from work....won't be rushing to eat there again.
Looks like he had a close escape!
 


Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
73,106
West west west Sussex
I think you've just stumbled onto a marketing idea there. The "Piglet's Walking Home Pie'. I'm in!
Me leaving t'amex with my 'cycling home pies'.

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Wrong-Direction

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Mar 10, 2013
13,346
Sadly, yes.

Not sure why they can't be driven into town so that people on the streets know there's a B&H pie shop on match days.
If we really are all about " community " this should be made to happen
 

Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
58,919
The Fatherland
Food safety laws prevent this, if you asked at any fast food joint on a daily basis you'd find at least 10 to 20% of all food prepared goes to waste.
Which specific law(s) stops you transporting a pie from the AMEX to a homeless shelter? If there’s a will, they’ll be a way.
 


Tom Hark Preston Park

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Jul 6, 2003
69,688
Which specific law(s) stops you transporting a pie from the AMEX to a homeless shelter? If there’s a will, they’ll be a way.
This. What's to stop a van from a homeless shelter rocking up at the Amex and being stocked up with excess pies directly out of the kiosks while they're still warm? Somebody would be very very grateful for the gift of a warm pie on a cold night. As you say, where there's a will there's a way
 

GJN1

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Nov 4, 2014
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Brighton
This. What's to stop a van from a homeless shelter rocking up at the Amex and being stocked up with excess pies directly out of the kiosks while they're still warm? Somebody would be very very grateful for the gift of a warm pie on a cold night. As you say, where there's a will there's a way
Or use the drone flying over the ground.
 

southstandandy

WEST STAND ANDY
Jul 9, 2003
5,593
They should sell them at cost after the match, I would buy some and take them home.
Why can't the club or whoever collect them pronto after the match and go to a designated point in town and dish them straight out to the public, good bit of PR for the club in these cold winter months it would be welcome.
That's a good idea. If for example they had loads left over they could mention on the tannoy some food could be available to take home at the end of the match - say a box of 6 sausage rolls or 4 pies for a reduced price then the club could recoup some money and save it going to waste. Could one of the panel bring this up at the next meeting?
 


Having taken 2 hours to get to the match and arriving just before kick-off I tried to buy something to eat in WSU (north end kiosk), they had nothing left apart from a few lukewarm Cheeseburgers.

Presumably they cooked a load more for half time but I didn't go back to try again.
 

Beanstalk

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Apr 5, 2017
2,344
London
Remember getting a train back from the Amex in the earlier years and there was one of the catering staff on there with a black sack absolutely chock full of unsold pies.
Yeah, at Sussex Uni, friends who worked the kiosks would arrive back at East Slope bar with sacks full of pies. Hand them out to all the students to help us soak up the Old Rosie and cheap lager. It was a happy time.
 

PILTDOWN MAN

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Sep 15, 2004
18,442
Hurst Green
Make sense just to give them away rather than chucking them in the bin doesn't it?

Happens at racecourses.
There was an away game (Huddersfield?) a few years back where the caterers were handing out pies for free at the end of the game.
 


Sid and the Sharknados

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Sep 4, 2022
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Darlington
Yeah, at Sussex Uni, friends who worked the kiosks would arrive back at East Slope bar with sacks full of pies. Hand them out to all the students to help us soak up the Old Rosie and cheap lager. It was a happy time.
When I worked behind the bar at Falmer a few times about 10years ago we'd get a free leftover pie or two as they were tidying up.
That is, if you weren't sent home already to cut down on how many people they needed to pay. There's only so many people who can productively mop up behind a bar.
 

Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
71,859
Living In a Box
They sold surplus food after Huddersfield away a few years back as you walked out the stadium, £1 for meat and potato pie and blooding nice as well
 

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