Wanstead’s Gastro Pub enthusiasts we’re left hungry after the chain failed to deliver slabs of leather on the much celebrated ‘Steak Night’.
The problem was down to supplier issues, not enough bovines available to fill the 900 strong chain demand.
Wetherspoon did offer chicken as an alternative and Wanstead and Rum can confirm that it is just as chewy as the Beef offering.
Wanstead and Rum provided a public duty and visited The George on the High Street to do some investigation.
First we spoke with Fred, 45, who was in his work attire straight from the building site and looking to fill his hunger pains with the £7 for a steak and a pint deal.
“Well it’s just not on like! Work my body to the bone today I have and was really looking forward to a steak with chips. I would probably leave the peas mind. Who wants bloody chicken on a steak night too! I’m not having it.”
When asked why he was still here and had not popped over to BBQ Express or the newly fronted Wanstead Kebab House, he replied.
“Well at £2.35 a pint of beer, I’m not giving my seat up. I’ll just have some beef crisps to get me through.”
We spoke to the management regarding the crisis.
John, 19, the shift manager had this comment:
“We are really upset at the situation, we will have steaks tomorrow.”
After a stroll up the High Street for some Fois Gras and Cote de Boeuf at Provender, we stopped a couple of locals for comment.
Sharon, 22, was on her way The George and we broke the news to her.
“Well I’m going to pop in and see if they have some, you never know. And I thought Wanstead had cows roaming the streets!? Can they not just use them?”
We are not sure what Sharon ended up eating, but we really enjoyed our steak.
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