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    A few of the chain restaurants in my area (a top 10 UK city) have a minority of English people working in them, including the one I used to work in which was s/e euro dominated.

    Is this a nationwide problem or indeed is it anything new?
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    I don't know about chain restaurants, which I think are only employing whoever is a cheap hire, but I have never (but never ever) seen white or black staff in any capacity at an Indian restaurant. I can see that cooking the food is a skilled business that might require sponsoring a visa but waiting on tables surely is not.
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    (Original post by AngloIndoCrew)
    A few of the chain restaurants in my area (a top 10 UK city) have a minority of English people working in them, including the one I used to work in which was s/e euro dominated.

    Is this a nationwide problem or indeed is it anything new?
    Not all of them.
    Most of the big ones I've been to have had English people working there.
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    I don't know where you live but around here most of the better restaurants are Greek or Chinese types of food and all tend to be family run. It's not about being anti-English just happen to be a family.
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    Restaurant jobs require a person to be on their feet for the majority of the shift, which is quite demanding when you're doing 10+ hour shifts (I speak from experience). They aren't so much anti-English, but anti-lazy people, which excludes a lot of Brits.
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    (Original post by AngloIndoCrew)
    A few of the chain restaurants in my area (a top 10 UK city) have a minority of English people working in them, including the one I used to work in which was s/e euro dominated.

    Is this a nationwide problem or indeed is it anything new?
    I am (British) Chinese and my parents have always owned a takeaway, and run it. But in each takeaway they had owned, most of our Counter Assistants have been English.

    My Brother in Law owns a Chinese restaurant on a lease (ends this year) but due to it's location (in a tiny village in Warwickshire), it is extremely difficult to find Chinese workers, especially waiters and waitresses and that is why he doesn't have a choice but to hire English waiters and waitresses. Then the customers state obvious - 'But wait a minute, you're not Chinese?!'

    Have you been to Chinatown in either Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham?
    You will find most staff in those places to be, well...Chinese (expect it really)!
    It is simply all about authenticity.
 
 
 
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