sprout5199
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Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:34 pm

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?


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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:39 pm

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:43 pm

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:47 pm

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.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:47 pm

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.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:53 pm

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
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:54 pm

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)


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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:55 pm

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 7):
whats a chippie

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

[Edited 2006-02-23 14:55:54]
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:59 pm

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:03 pm

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.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:19 pm

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

Salt + Sauce if your in Edinburgh  Silly
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:25 pm

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:36 pm

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
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:39 pm

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:46 pm

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.
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:59 pm

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...
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:11 am

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.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:30 am

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.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:57 am

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:02 am

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 

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:14 am

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

Do you suppose there are professional dog wokkers in China?

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:42 am

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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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:20 am

They have dim sum fast food joints that are open 24/7 in Hong Kong.
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:25 am

While in BKK this weekend, I went to the local "Subway" Big grin

I got a footlong Cheese Steak sandwich, very good it was  Smile

There are also plenty of McDonalds and KFC restaurants in the city  Smile

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:28 am

Here we go Big grin



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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:30 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
The UK has Wimpy.

I saw a Wimpey in Bodø, Norway when I lived there. International business in other words. Big grin

I recently discovered the chain "Big Bite". (ANyone abroad heared of it? Not sure if it's a norwegian thing.)

Far better than McDonalds and Burger king etc, as the serve fresh baguettes. A healthier alternative (depends what you put on obviously), and tastes, if not better, then just as good as a burger.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:34 am

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 location. It's apparently banned on flights from Central America now, so many people were bringing buckets of it on the planes to relatives and friends outside of the region.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 15):
What I could really get behind is if there were storefront curry and kebab joints like youse guys have in the UK.

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. I guess to make up for it we do have some really good cuban places(not really "fast food" but served fast and to-go) that I hit for lunch. Burgers and subs get old quick

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:32 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 22):
Do you suppose they have Chinese take-aways in China?

Do you suppose there are professional dog wokkers in China?

HAHAHA! That's a funny pic! Big grin
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:14 am

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 being talked about in SA.

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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:19 am

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 kebabs, wraps and drinks, that sort of food.

Must try it.
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 32):

Starbucks doesn't have "food".
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:07 am

where is subway from? USA?
 
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RE: Fast Food Around The World

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:47 am

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 drunk and/or high. And if you have one of their burritos at the end of a night out on the town, remember to put a roll of toilet paper in the freezer for the next morning!

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