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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

After reading the "fried chicken" thread, I was wondering why it seem that there are no "fast" food joint from other contries here in the states. I read that KFC, Mickey-d's, Burger whopper, and a lot more from the states are all over the world. Do other countries even have Fast Food joints?


Dan in Jupiter

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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Thread starter):
Do other countries even have Fast Food joints?

 rotfl 

Well we're pretty primitive over here, we have McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Wimpy etc on every other street corner...

We have chippies and kebab shops everywhere too.

And no we don't have the "Judi Dench Drive Thru Fish n Chip Shop" as advertised in the Simpsons either.


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Thread starter):
Do other countries even have Fast Food joints?

The UK has Wimpy.

You could, I suppose, define hole-in-the-hall fuul and T places in cities in Cairo as effectively fast food.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2327 times:
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the wonderful "Nandos" have been steadily spreading out of South Africa around the world over the last few years - quite an interesting concept - fast food that is actually edible - don't suppose there is any chance of other brands ever picking that concept up and deciding to run with it ( edible McDonalds ... not likely , is it ?)

wish they would hurry up and open here in Belgium



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 1):
Quoting Sprout5199 (Thread starter):
Do other countries even have Fast Food joints?



Well we're pretty primitive over here

That may be true but do you eat crap like us Americians do? Everything can be improved by Deep-frying it.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Thread starter):
Do other countries even have Fast Food joints?

The Netherlands have fantastic Fast Food restaurants although they're no chains and operated individually. Like the Chippies in the UK although there are some chains as well.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 4):
That may be true but do you eat crap like us Americians do? Everything can be improved by Deep-frying it.

Homer Simpson at Drive Thru:

"Yeah I'll take two double super mega burgers with extra mayo and cheese, super size fries, extra salt, 2 bags of onion rings, extra greasy, oh and a Diet Coke."

"Do you want the bag deep fried sir?"

"Yeah why not"

 Wink


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Ok I may be old and stupid but whats a chippie? Last time I was in England/Scotland I was 10 and only remember fish and chips--wrapped in newspaper, was GREAT(FYI it was in 1976 flew MIA-LHR on a BA 747, even saw the Concorde at LHR)


Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 7):
whats a chippie

Good old fish 'n' chip shop! Extra Salt & Vinegar please!!

[Edited 2006-02-23 14:55:54]

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2313 times:
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Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 7):
Ok I may be old and stupid but whats a chippie?

in Britain a "chippie" is a fish and chips shop
in New Zealand a "chippie" is a carpenter - but I thought that 'chippie' had a very different meaning in the US - isn't it slang for a sexworker ?



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
isn't it slang for a sexworker ?

Never heard that. I will work for sex-- does that count?

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Good old fish 'n' chip shop! Extra Salt & Vinegar please!!

Thought it was that but wanted to be sure.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5155 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Good old fish 'n' chip shop! Extra Salt & Vinegar please!!

Salt + Sauce if your in Edinburgh  Silly



That'll teach you
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
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Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 10):
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
isn't it slang for a sexworker ?

Never heard that. I will work for sex-- does that count?

http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010524

[Edited 2006-02-23 15:29:11]

amazing how this thread went from fast food to fast women in less than a dozen posts Big grin

[Edited 2006-02-23 15:30:22]


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
Salt + Sauce if your in Edinburgh

As I found on a recent trip up there - I was mortified they didn't even have vinegar!!

I should have gone for the fried mars bar instead...  Wink


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2285 times:
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Quoting Noelg (Reply 13):
Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
Salt + Sauce if your in Edinburgh

As I found on a recent trip up there - I was mortified they didn't even have vinegar!!

I should have gone for the fried mars bar instead...

the deep fried mars bar is a feature of Glaswegian cuisine rather than Edinbronian , I believe



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Well, we've got the usual offerings about which no more need be said.

Two things are new on the horizon though. A Popeye's Fried Chicken opened up recently in a dead Brueggers bagel bakery and it's reported to be very good if one is partial to new orleans style fast grease.

Brueggers seems to be going down the tube, and a couple have closed up recently. Of course, the reason was that they didn't make very good bagels. In fact, there isn't a decent locally made bagel to be had here that I know about.There may be imports. It's so bad that I had to teach myself how to make bialys because nobody knew what I was talking about.

We had two Boston Markets which were good but they;ve both since closed more's the pity.

The real fast food around here is American style Chinese-within three miles of my house there are 6 Chinese places. You can eat really well for five bucks, lots of stuff, freshly prepared-great! I never go to the Clown any more.

What I could really get behind is if there were storefront curry and kebab joints like youse guys have in the UK.


User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

We have McDonald's, Burger King and 10000 Döner Stands (each operating individually). Most of the fast food joints here are not owned by chains and operate on their own. We also used to have Pizza Hut, but they went bankrupt...

User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
the wonderful "Nandos" have been steadily spreading out of South Africa

We have Nandos here now but I'm not sure I'd class them as fast food, as they are sit down and be waited on.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 1):
And no we don't have the "Judi Dench Drive Thru Fish n Chip Shop"


maybe not where you are in the Midlands but there's several branches south of Watford Gap Wink

In my book the best fast food can be found in the Levant - Felafel, Kebabs and Giros spring to mind.


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

We have Quick which is almost the same as Mc. I'm just wondering if it's Belgian or French? Me thinks Belgian, just not sure.

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

In Sweden we got something called korvmojen where you can get hot dogs with shrimpsalad and mashed potatoes rolled in thin white bread, hamburgers w/ everything on it...and there´s McD of course.

Micke//SWE Big grin



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

In South Korea, they have Loteria (sp?). Similar to McDonalds, though their burgers are different. Heck, one item is a shrimp burger (which is really good, I'd might add)! And I think I saw a kimchi burger on there, but I'm not sure...


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 14):
the deep fried mars bar is a feature of Glaswegian cuisine rather than Edinbronian

It's all the same isn't it, Scotland is Scotland  duck 

(Awaits kicking from GKirk/any other Scottish members)


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Do you suppose they have Chinese take-aways in China?

Do you suppose there are professional dog wokkers in China?



User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
Do you suppose there are professional dog wokkers in China?

far be it from me to interfere in someone elses kitchen ... but I do think you are meant to kill , skin and gut it before you put it in the pan ....and cutting it into bitesize chunks might help it cook more evenly too



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User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

They have dim sum fast food joints that are open 24/7 in Hong Kong.


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25 Post contains images BMIFlyer : While in BKK this weekend, I went to the local "Subway" I got a footlong Cheese Steak sandwich, very good it was There are also plenty of McDonalds an
26 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Here we go Lee
27 Post contains images Thom@s : I saw a Wimpey in Bodø, Norway when I lived there. International business in other words. I recently discovered the chain "Big Bite". (ANyone abroad
28 Post contains links AeroWesty : I've always wanted to try Pollo Campero, but neither have they made it up to the Pacific Northwest, nor have I made it down to where they have a locat
29 Sprout5199 : well from I have seen from GOOGLE, these both look great. shame we really have nothing like that here. would love to try them, but alas we have none.
30 Post contains images NWADC9 : HAHAHA! That's a funny pic!
31 JAGflyer : We also have a fast food place called Manchu Wok in Canada. I have seen a Nandos location in my area but I don't know if its the same one that was bei
32 WhiteHatter : We've got a new one opening up in Manchester which is something like a cross between Starbucks and an Indian restauraunt. Fast food Indian style with
33 JAGflyer : Starbucks doesn't have "food".
34 Matt72033 : where is subway from? USA?
35 Smokescreen : Here in Tucson we have a Mexican chain called Los Betos - not sure if they are anywhere else. Think lower quality Taco Bell - only consumed by the dru
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