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 No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 11:57

Did anyone manage to hit a bit of luck and get a glimpse of the rare pastry covered steak bridie at half time in the Norrie last night ?
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: incognito  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:07

Yes?

"Did you see what happened to the magic car?

It turned into a street!"
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Ronaldo  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:09

Stephens, unlike the team, seem to be continuing their lacklustre form from the end of last season. Time for a clear out unless they can seriously up their game.



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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:19

We won 5-0 but the wee man might not return because there wasn’t any hot food. Riiiiiight

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:19

The space will be leased by Stephens so it`s down to them if there`s no food. They`ve probably underestimated the crowd. TBH, I`d expect an evening game with a low crowd would be getting fed by whatever they hadn`t sold in the local bakeries (that`s what I`d do, not saying it`s a Stephens policy).
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:25

Couple of kids roundabout me come back just before ht saying the same. Looks like they underestimated crowd size. Not sure how 1500 isn`t that much and most tickets I would expect were bought in advance.





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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:27

Tell the brats to eat their tea before they come out. Spoilt toads 👍

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:30

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da_no_1, Wed 13 Jul 12:27

Tell the brats to eat their tea before they come out. Spoilt toads 👍


🤣





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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Ianoappar  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:54

With scotch pie at £2.80 add a bovril makes it £4.80 extortionate prices applied by Stephens the bakers.And their products not as they used to be, i will pass on buying anything.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 12:56

What’s the deal with the club ? Does the club just take a rental amount for the space ?




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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 13:00

Apart from the fact that there’s nothing for me other than a macaroni pie (no thanks)… I often wonder why people feel the need to eat during a match. It’s only a couple of hours and plenty time to eat afterwards or before… especially not great if folk eating bridies/pies between meals
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 13:00

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incognito, Wed 13 Jul 12:07

Yes?


at half time ?
must have told us all lies then as there was 10 of us and all told no hot food whatsoever
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 13:18

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buffy, Wed 13 Jul 12:19

We won 5-0 but the wee man might not return because there wasn’t any hot food. Riiiiiight


Aye . That`s right !?

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 13:26

It`s all about the match day experience, Programmes, Sammy the Tammy and a steak bridie at HT for some kids.

No 50/50 tickets either.

Tremendous results but room for the match day experience to be enhanced.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 13:46

These are glorified friendlies. Keep that in mind and think about how difficult it is to predict crowd numbers.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 14:02

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 13:18

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buffy, Wed 13 Jul 12:19

We won 5-0 but the wee man might not return because there wasn’t any hot food. Riiiiiight


Aye . That`s right !?


Really? A steak bridie at half time is the highlight of his match day experience? He must really like his food
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 14:18

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red-star-par, Wed 13 Jul 14:02

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 13:18

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buffy, Wed 13 Jul 12:19

We won 5-0 but the wee man might not return because there wasn’t any hot food. Riiiiiight


Aye . That`s right !?


Really? A steak bridie at half time is the highlight of his match day experience? He must really like his food


That`s right . What`s difficult to understand abt that . Or are you deliberately missing the point ?
A dad takes his laddie to the game , tries to buy him some food . Tries to explain there is no food . The laddies no happy . Simple really .

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 14:26

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Ronaldo, Wed 13 Jul 12:09

Stephens, unlike the team, seem to be continuing their lacklustre form from the end of last season. Time for a clear out unless they can seriously up their game.



Agreed. They are poor nowadays. Sure we can do better

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: davepars  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 14:37

I used to take my son along when he was younger with the promise of fizzy juice and some "junk" food, all in the hope he would begin to take it as the norm and become a fan. He soon lost interest when there were no crisps / sweets / pastries.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Samzak  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 15:12

Quote:

Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .


So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he can’t get food
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 16:12

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Samzak, Wed 13 Jul 15:12

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .


So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he can’t get food


I really don`t know . His dad decided to try and get him interested in something other than computer games .
He might have enjoyed his night more had it been a slightly more kids friendly night out .

Bobvo
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 16:31

As the licensee of a famous Edinburgh watering-hole replied when asked if he sold crisps - `What do you think this is, a ******* restaurant?`

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 16:58

I’d think kids getting some food and sweets at the football is a big think for them. I remember back in the day always wanting the Rowentrea’s fruit pastels that came in the little boxes when I went to the cinema. It adds to their experience and may well be the difference between them wanting to go or not. Most football clubs are missing a trick .

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 17:17

Where is Sammy anyway, was always a highlight for the kids as well as the bridies.

I think little things like this are important and the club should be looking at the whole matchday experience, particularly if they are outsourcing the catering and the company are not delivering.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 17:36

Look on the bright side; the club has maybe saved a few kids from obesity. Do football clubs ever promote healthy options?

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: davepars  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 17:59

Haha, obesity from a pie or a sweetie once a week at the footy.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:05

"Apart from the fact that there’s nothing for me other than a macaroni pie (no thanks)… I often wonder why people feel the need to eat during a match. It’s only a couple of hours and plenty time to eat afterwards or before… especially not great if folk eating bridies/pies between meals"

I know for several midweek games if I`ve went straight from work I`d be wanting something hot to eat before the game if I`m there in time and sometimes at half time too. It`s also part of the culture of our game, and many folk will head down to the concourse at half time for a snack, drink and a blether with pals from kther parts of the stand. It`s not as straightforward as saying "eat before the match"

"These are glorified friendlies. Keep that in mind and think about how difficult it is to predict crowd numbers"

They might be glorified friendlies to you but qualifying to the second round gets us a minimum £50k in prize money. And it`s very easy to predict crowd numbers when around 90% of them were pre-sales, and a large number of those would have been before the cut off for reduced prices with a season ticket.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:11

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davepars, Wed 13 Jul 14:37

I used to take my son along when he was younger with the promise of fizzy juice and some "junk" food, all in the hope he would begin to take it as the norm and become a fan. He soon lost interest when there were no crisps / sweets / pastries.


"Pastries"?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:15

Keltypar - you should contact the club and give them your accurate prediction of the crowd in the run up to the game. Also let them know with absolute confidence how many of that absolute concrete prediction will want a fkn macaroni pie while they`re there.

Jesus wept the club ran out of hot food. That`s all. It`s not that big a deal min.

And I stand by what I said. These are glorified friendlies. The reward is admittedly good but they`re still held at a time when folk are on holiday etc.

Feed the world etc before you go to the game.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:22

da_no_1,

The club have that data - they know how many tickets are sold in advance and they know percentages from previous midweek games at this time of year so it`s not rocket science. Had they ran out during half time or into the second half, that`s one thing but before half time seems odd to me. Not just me by the looks of things either. As to the friends nature of the games, it isn`t our fault one of the two major trophies a non OF* club can hope to win is so early. Qatar 2022 obviously doesn`t help matters but these are competitive games and should be treated as such.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:24

Why do some folk take criticism of certain aspects of the club personally that they feel the need to defend it regardless.

In this instance it`s not even the clubs issue.

In order to improve any business or aspect of it you need customer feedback. On this occassion there was no hot food available which is poor service. If Stephens don`t contact the club to get an idea of numbers then someone there isn`t doing their job.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:25

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 16:12

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Samzak, Wed 13 Jul 15:12

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .


So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he can’t get food


I really don`t know . His dad decided to try and get him interested in something other than computer games .
He might have enjoyed his night more had it been a slightly more kids friendly night out .


Should the club start offering free colouring books and a soft play area then aye?

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 18:40

back oh the net wrote:

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 16:12
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Samzak, Wed 13 Jul 15:12
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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11
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> Shambles to have no hot food .
> My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before
> half time , only to be told nothing available .
> Needless to say he might not bother coming back .

>
> So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he
> can’t get food

>
> I really don`t know . His dad decided to try and get him
> interested in something other than computer games .
> He might have enjoyed his night more had it been a slightly
> more kids friendly night out .

>
> Should the club start offering free colouring books and a soft
> play area then aye?
>
>
No just hot food like any club several tiers below us would

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:04

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back oh the net, Wed 13 Jul 18:25

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 16:12

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Samzak, Wed 13 Jul 15:12

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .


So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he can’t get food


I really don`t know . His dad decided to try and get him interested in something other than computer games .
He might have enjoyed his night more had it been a slightly more kids friendly night out .


Should the club start offering free colouring books and a soft play area then aye?


Jesus wept . Grow up !

Bobvo
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:09

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 19:04

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back oh the net, Wed 13 Jul 18:25

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 16:12

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Samzak, Wed 13 Jul 15:12

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Parsweep, Wed 13 Jul 12:11

Shambles to have no hot food .
My mates laddie ( a rare visitor these days) went down before half time , only to be told nothing available .
Needless to say he might not bother coming back .


So. He’s not going to watch the football game because he can’t get food


I really don`t know . His dad decided to try and get him interested in something other than computer games .
He might have enjoyed his night more had it been a slightly more kids friendly night out .


Should the club start offering free colouring books and a soft play area then aye?


Jesus wept . Grow up !


You said a more kid friendly night out what’s not kid friendly about free colouring books and a soft play area?

And tbh if the lad isn’t coming back because he canny get anything to eat then that’s up to him not really sure the club will miss him or care to be brutally honest

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:17

Trying to get a youngster `onside` with going to the football is a big ask so any added incentives to keep them entertained or at least have somewhat of an attention span lasting beyond the 60 minute mark are welcome and it`s no different than the cinema in that respect IMO.

Going in armed to the teeth with sweets etc and the promise of food at half time is a big deal !

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: bobopar  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:18

Me and my daughter got food no issue last night in South West Stand, we did go a bit earlier than usual because we know there is sometimes an issue leaving it till half time. Stephens will try and gauge size of crowd so they don’t have much food left over. The club will guide them on this I would imagine. Anyway I got mine so I don’t really care.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:19

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Westies squint kicks, Wed 13 Jul 18:24

Why do some folk take criticism of certain aspects of the club personally that they feel the need to defend it regardless.

In this instance it`s not even the clubs issue.

In order to improve any business or aspect of it you need customer feedback. On this occassion there was no hot food available which is poor service. If Stephens don`t contact the club to get an idea of numbers then someone there isn`t doing their job.


Agree, surely the blame lies with Stephen’s?




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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:26

Personally, I would put the contract out to tender.
Baynes and Greggs would be interested and provide a kick up Stephen’s backside ?




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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:26

Raymie the Legend wrote:

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Westies squint kicks, Wed 13 Jul 18:24
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> Why do some folk take criticism of certain aspects of the club
> personally that they feel the need to defend it regardless.
>
> In this instance it`s not even the clubs issue.
>
> In order to improve any business or aspect of it you need
> customer feedback. On this occassion there was no hot food
> available which is poor service. If Stephens don`t contact the
> club to get an idea of numbers then someone there isn`t doing
> their job.

>
> Agree, surely the blame lies with Stephen’s?
>
>

Absolutely and if they are not providing a reasonable service then people posting on here is a logical way of determining whether their experience was isolated.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:56

Another car crash.

No food is a poor show.

The catering offering (and other things) do contribute to the match environment. I`m planning on taking the wee man at some point this season for his first game and I can guarantee getting a juice and something bad for him will be what makes him happier than watching the game!

When you go to big clubs or other sports, the catering is a far bigger deal. I remember going to a baseball game and they have the equivalent of the likes of KFC or McDonalds in the stadiums. I suppose it`s a bit different as baseball can go on for ages.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 20:14

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Raymie the Legend, Wed 13 Jul 19:26

Personally, I would put the contract out to tender.
Baynes and Greggs would be interested and provide a kick up Stephen’s backside ?


Absolutely agree, Stephen’s has been rank for a number of years. This has been raised with the club a few times.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 20:25

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Parfect69, Wed 13 Jul 20:14

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Raymie the Legend, Wed 13 Jul 19:26

Personally, I would put the contract out to tender.
Baynes and Greggs would be interested and provide a kick up Stephen’s backside ?


Absolutely agree, Stephen’s has been rank for a number of years. This has been raised with the club a few times.


Nonsense. Baynes or Greggs don’t have any catering contracts with a single football club. They wouldn’t touch this with a barge pole, both companies operate in nearly al main central Scotland towns and cities now so why would they be interested in league 1 Dunfermline?

Stephen’s won’t likely last much longer either, they pay per head of the attendance and the sales/margin they seem to be getting isn’t enough.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: davepars  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 20:52

Yeh.....pastries. Plural of pastry......a selection if you will.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 21:04

If they pay per head of attendance then perhaps it would be in their interest to be able to supply the service to that number of fans

I had a bad experience with their product last season and realised that the issue is with Stephens rather than the club so I found their relevant email address and outlined my complaint in a constructive manner.

No reply was ever given

Their “famous steak Bridies” are a very poor representation of what they once were, when they are sold (and overcharged for) as hot then it would be reasonable to have that product (which is reheated) as hot to comply with food hygiene regulations

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 21:10

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davepars, Wed 13 Jul 20:52

Yeh.....pastries. Plural of pastry......a selection if you will.


Snob

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 21:30

To be honest, in 60 years,of watching, I have never felt the need to go for grub.Always well topped up before going to any match.Cannae stand waiting in queues.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 21:54

To be honest, as a decent community club, we should be promoting a healthy lifestyle. They should get rid of the current suppliers and get some healthy eating options in. Stop selling pies and coke to kids and just have water available.
I was actually looking about the ground last night at half time, and the amount of young people there who were grossly overweight was very concerning.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 23:40

Regarding putting the catering out to tender- several years ago Aberdeen ran a competition with local pie producers competing to win the pie contract at Pittodrie. The winner was an absolute corker and when I go to pittodrie I struggle to restrain myself from nipping back to the pie stall for another.
I have no such problem at EEP however and, although it’s not something I lose sleep over , I stopped getting a pie at EEP years ago when I lost the chisel I needed to eat it. Still not as bad as the grease-laden fat-dripping offering at Arbroath however.
Catering at most grounds can be hit or miss but I’d cite Stenhousemuir as the best pie/tea combo I’ve ever had - beautiful.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 06:05

Dirty protest until we get steak and haggis pies at EEP.
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 09:17

I guess it`s similar to going to the cinema?

I`m always amazed at how much food some people take in - hot dogs, popcorn, dorrito trays ( yes trays ) sweets and mega sized colas.
Must easily double the cost of their night out?

I`m quite happy with a coffee from costa




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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 11:13

Even if you know a rough idea of the crowd you can still run out. Maybe a few folk had more than one.
How early did they run out?

Agree get rid of Stephens. They are taking the pi with quality nowadays.

They have better options but dont supply them to EEP. Beats me why.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 13:18

Topic Originator: PARrot like
Date: Thu 14 Jul 11:13

Even if you know a rough idea of the crowd you can still run out. Maybe a few folk had more than one.
How early did they run out?

Agree get rid of Stephens. They are taking the pi with quality nowadays.

They have better options but dont supply them to EEP. Beats me why.


Absolutely taking the p*** with their substandard products these days Parrot. They need to rename their steak bridie to gravy bridie. Whoevers in charge of quality control standards needs their archie booted. Won`t be buying from them again in a hurry that`s for sure.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 13:33

I would have thought there would be more demand for ice cream than for hot food in the middle of July.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 13:34

I`d be interested in the figures - what is our income from catering, both is absolute and relative terms? How does it compare to other clubs?

Of course being able to get a bridie is not the biggest issue (and I couldn`t get one initially as their card machine was broken - thanks Willie for offering to buy me one - I got one from the facility at the other end of the stand), but, and there is a but:

if you are seeking to improve the overall match experience for current and future fans, and if you are looking to develop other sources of income then it seems obvious that you want to have catering facilities that can cater for demand. It`s all part of creating a "feel-good factor" attractive to fans and sponsors.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: Ormiston_Par  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 15:00

At the Buckie game, I went down at HT to get my laddie something to eat, only to find the extent of food on offer was about 5 packets of crisps. No big deal - he decided not to bother with food and settled for a Capri Sun instead :-)

While I have no desire to come on here and slate Stephen`s, I have noted that the last few times I`ve been to EEP there`s tended to be some kind of issue at the catering kiosk. They definitely could and should be doing better.

Aside from running out of hot food, a couple of times towards the end of last season the card payment machines stopped working, causing huge queues to form. On one occasion, the card machines stopped working while I was trying to pay - luckily I had enough cash on me.

It`s totally not the club`s fault, but understandably, people tend to perceive that it is. It would be no bad thing for DAFC to have a quiet word in Stephens` shell-like and suggest that they might want to up their game a tad.

Having said all of that, the provision (or not) of food at a football match is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

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Topic Originator: Turps  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 09:24

Bring back 007 Catering.

License to Grill!

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Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 11:25

Do they accept card payment now?

Apart from very limited choice, I also never have cash on me (haven’t carried cash for years)… so that was a second reason I never used the facility
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Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 11:54

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DBP, Tue 19 Jul 11:25

Do they accept card payment now?

Apart from very limited choice, I also never have cash on me (haven’t carried cash for years)… so that was a second reason I never used the facility


Yes





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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 18:00

That’s cool… doubt I’d eat anything, but get really really cold at the football (Numb hands and feet) so a warm drink would do world of good!

Is there a minimum spend with card payments?
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 19:05

To be honest they could do a lot better at East End Park, Legends and Charlie Ds are not bad, but I`d like to see the concourse under the Norrie turned into a great big Bierkeller with decent German Pilsner, some tasty grub and live football before and after the match on big tellys. If they had that, I`d be there from 12 till 8 every Saturday, spending hunners of spondooleys
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 22:14

The club needs to modernise. The days of pie and Bovril are over. No matter what some of the old boys might think, the kids these days see food as important as part of the offering. Look at the queues at the Odeon for popcorn, ice cream, drinks, hot dogs, packets of sweets etc. Can people not last 2 hours without eating? No in many cases.

For a lot of the young fans the football is probably dull as dishwater. If you want them to keep going and for their mums and dads to come with them, there needs to be an "experience" to sell. Unfortunately, for the older fellas, the promise of a pie and coming out the toilets reeking like you`ve smoked a 20 pack isn`t it.
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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 22:24

Agreed Jake, the club needs to pull out all the stops, getting the largest selection of sh/t in a polystyrene tray merchant`s this side of the Forth Road Bridge purveying grub with no health benefits whatsoever, to the pre-teen porkies and teenage tubsters. The Pars can cash in and help the fattest generation Scotland has ever seen grow into their XXXL Athletic Shirts
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Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 22:54

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red-star-par, Tue 19 Jul 19:05

To be honest they could do a lot better at East End Park, Legends and Charlie Ds are not bad, but I`d like to see the concourse under the Norrie turned into a great big Bierkeller with decent German Pilsner, some tasty grub and live football before and after the match on big tellys. If they had that, I`d be there from 12 till 8 every Saturday, spending hunners of spondooleys


Bratwurst would be good. Take over some of the car park for stalls with food and beer if possible (licensing?). Programme and merch stalls? Encourage people to head to the ground early rather than pitching up at kick off.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 22:57

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jake89, Tue 19 Jul 22:14

The club needs to modernise. The days of pie and Bovril are over. No matter what some of the old boys might think, the kids these days see food as important as part of the offering. Look at the queues at the Odeon for popcorn, ice cream, drinks, hot dogs, packets of sweets etc. Can people not last 2 hours without eating? No in many cases.

For a lot of the young fans the football is probably dull as dishwater. If you want them to keep going and for their mums and dads to come with them, there needs to be an "experience" to sell. Unfortunately, for the older fellas, the promise of a pie and coming out the toilets reeking like you`ve smoked a 20 pack isn`t it.


What a lot of absolute crap

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: theparsman1885  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 23:15

da_no_1 wrote:

>
Quote:

jake89, Tue 19 Jul 22:14
>
> The club needs to modernise. The days of pie and Bovril are
> over. No matter what some of the old boys might think, the kids
> these days see food as important as part of the offering. Look
> at the queues at the Odeon for popcorn, ice cream, drinks, hot
> dogs, packets of sweets etc. Can people not last 2 hours
> without eating? No in many cases.
>
> For a lot of the young fans the football is probably dull as
> dishwater. If you want them to keep going and for their mums
> and dads to come with them, there needs to be an "experience"
> to sell. Unfortunately, for the older fellas, the promise of a
> pie and coming out the toilets reeking like you`ve smoked a 20
> pack isn`t it.

>
> What a lot of absolute crap
>
>

Another constructive response there 😂

For what it’s worth Jake, I think you’re right. Todays “customer” has so much choice, not having a wide range of convenience foods at events is a bigger factor for the passing fan.

Listen closely to what our CEO has identified as one of the biggest challenges, our base of supporter is older, and he needs to attract new younger crowds. Pie and Bovril indeed does not cut it anymore.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 19 Jul 23:34

I should have said ageist crap.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 20 Jul 10:11

Think I just found the Victor Meldrew`s of the forum there.

The importance of food offerings at stadiums is pretty well documented. Is there similar reports suggesting a pie and a Capri sun is the acceptable standard in the 21st century? I`ll wait...

And it's not ageist as the folk whining are the older supporters so it's basic fact.

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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Wed 20 Jul 10:47

I can only assume da_no1 is either trying to be a contrarian for the sake of it (which I doubt would be the first time) or hadn`t tried to cajole a kid of between 4 and 13 to a game of frankly awful Championship/League One football recently, if ever. When I started going to games, it was easy - I was interested in football, I was big into learning the names of players and stadia (probably on the autism spectrum somewhere tbh) and I liked spending time with my dad. As my friends have started brining their kids along (mine is still too young), I`ve noticed it`s more about things like getting a wee something from club shop, getting a snack at the game and maybe something to eat on the way home too. It`s not ageist to suggest that attention spans have gotten shorter, just look at the number of kids that have to bring tablets and phones to play games with while the game is ongoing and the number of people who now consume football through 90 second clips on Social Media and getting out their seat and going for a snack is another method of keeping someone satisfied at a boring game.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 20 Jul 11:54

FFS I was on the wind up Kelty.

I`ve got 2 relatively grown up boys. Both were brought along to EEP at various times in an attempt to get them hooked. One is a Pars fan & comes to games whenever he can (he`s in a band & lives in Glasgow) the other loves fitba but laughs at any suggestion of going to Pars games.

Oh aye & they both like their food but recognise football games for what they are. They go to watch a game not stuff their face with over-priced food & drink. If the only way you can get your offspring to do something is to feed them then maybe that says more about you than them IMHO.

The example of the Odeon is quite frankly ridiculous. Comparing league 1 DAFC with a multi-million pound cinema chain - I mean, come on.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: theparsman1885  
Date:   Wed 20 Jul 20:00

da_no_1 wrote:

> FFS I was on the wind up Kelty.
>
> I`ve got 2 relatively grown up boys. Both were brought along to
> EEP at various times in an attempt to get them hooked. One is a
> Pars fan & comes to games whenever he can (he`s in a band &
> lives in Glasgow) the other loves fitba but laughs at any
> suggestion of going to Pars games.
>
> Oh aye & they both like their food but recognise football games
> for what they are. They go to watch a game not stuff their face
> with over-priced food & drink. If the only way you can get your
> offspring to do something is to feed them then maybe that says
> more about you than them IMHO.
>
> The example of the Odeon is quite frankly ridiculous. Comparing
> league 1 DAFC with a multi-million pound cinema chain - I mean,
> come on.
>
>

Maybe if ye’d fed yer boys properly at the football they would both attend much more regularly, than laugh at their da?



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 Re: No Hot Food
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 20 Jul 21:55

^^^word salad^^^

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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