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Postby Nobel Hobos 2 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:03 am

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I've never eaten Wimpy and I never will. That's like the opposite of Popeye?


Hey, if hamburgers are the opposite of spinach, I won't complain.


Popeye would eat spinach cold straight out of the can. This was supposed to be a positive role model for kids (eat your veggies) but I hope it wasn't. Because spinach would make him super strong and unjustifiably violent ... it probably led to more steroid abuse than spinach eating.

I rather like spinach tho. You have to interleave it with onions or almonds of bits of meat so it doesn't turn into a gluggy mass.

I also used to like Aloo Palak, which is a spinach curry. I ate it too many times though, now it's a bit boring.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:18 am

Nobel Hobos 2 wrote:
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Hey, if hamburgers are the opposite of spinach, I won't complain.


Popeye would eat spinach cold straight out of the can. This was supposed to be a positive role model for kids (eat your veggies) but I hope it wasn't. Because spinach would make him super strong and unjustifiably violent ... it probably led to more steroid abuse than spinach eating.

I rather like spinach tho. You have to interleave it with onions or almonds of bits of meat so it doesn't turn into a gluggy mass.

I also used to like Aloo Palak, which is a spinach curry. I ate it too many times though, now it's a bit boring.


Oh...

The Popeye

Is the naming of the restaurant in any way related to the cartoon? I have watched years ago
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Postby Shrillland » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
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Popeye would eat spinach cold straight out of the can. This was supposed to be a positive role model for kids (eat your veggies) but I hope it wasn't. Because spinach would make him super strong and unjustifiably violent ... it probably led to more steroid abuse than spinach eating.

I rather like spinach tho. You have to interleave it with onions or almonds of bits of meat so it doesn't turn into a gluggy mass.

I also used to like Aloo Palak, which is a spinach curry. I ate it too many times though, now it's a bit boring.


Oh...

The Popeye

Is the naming of the restaurant in any way related to the cartoon? I have watched years ago


No, the founder claimed he got the idea from Popeye Doyle in the French Connection when he gave it the name in 1975, though they would buy advertising rights from King Features Syndicate for the sailor.
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Postby -Astoria » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:24 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:Is the naming of the restaurant in any way related to the cartoon? I have watched years ago

The answer is no; while it was named after a fictional character, it wasn't named after the sailor:
Alvin C. Copeland claimed he named the stores after the fictional detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in the movie The French Connection, and not the comic strip character Popeye the Sailor.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:27 am

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Interesting

I have never tried this restaurant. How does it measure up against its competitors on the industry?
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Postby Abarri » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:40 am

Wendy's. I like their burgers.

McDonald's is convenient, but not my favourite.
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Postby Shanghai industrial complex » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:13 am

I get this from KFC today. :roll: I like children's meal
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Shanghai industrial complex wrote:I get this from KFC today. :roll: I like children's meal


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Postby -Astoria » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:31 am

Shanghai industrial complex wrote:I get this from KFC today. :roll: I like children's meal

Wait, since when did KFC start doing Happy MealsTM?

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:32 am

Abarri wrote:Wendy's. I like their burgers.

McDonald's is convenient, but not my favourite.

McDonalds is not great honestly, i only ever eat it if im drunk as fuck, part of a group or if there are no other options.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:52 am

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Pax Nerdvana wrote:I like Five Guys a lot. McDonald's has a great dessert menu, ChickFilA has good fries and sandwhiches, Wendy's has good fries and burgers, Domino's has excellent pizza, and Arby's has good sandwiches and curly fries. I also like Subway.


God, I miss Subway. Virtually all of the stores I know are closed.

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I guess you could say that. So you've tried the carbonara?

It's too bad your local Subways are closed. I haven't actually had Subway in a while.
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Postby -Astoria » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
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God, I miss Subway. Virtually all of the stores I know are closed.



I guess you could say that. So you've tried the carbonara?

It's too bad your local Subways are closed. I haven't actually had Subway in a while.

I've been on three subways, but I've never been to Subway.

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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:19 am

-Astoria wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:It's too bad your local Subways are closed. I haven't actually had Subway in a while.

I've been on three subways, but I've never been to Subway.

I haven't been on an actual subway in at least ten years.
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Postby -Astoria » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:33 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
-Astoria wrote:I've been on three subways, but I've never been to Subway.

I haven't been on an actual subway in at least ten years.

I haven't been in three years. :p

Also, disregard that second-to-last statement - it was four subways.

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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:17 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
-Astoria wrote:I've been on three subways, but I've never been to Subway.

I haven't been on an actual subway in at least ten years.

Feels that way for me too, though it was last month for me.
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I don't eat fast food because I like my food to be consistently warm.
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Postby Lucja » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:25 am

Fast food is a last resort for me, at most, I will order some fries and an iced tea if there's nothing else in walking distance while I'm traveling.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:30 am

Five Guys are the best I've had, though not sure if it's partly the novelty as they aren't local so when we have one we tend to be away on a break somewhere. Burger King is good also. Dominos for pizza.
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Postby Pilipinas and Malaya » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:35 am

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Popeye would eat spinach cold straight out of the can. This was supposed to be a positive role model for kids (eat your veggies) but I hope it wasn't. Because spinach would make him super strong and unjustifiably violent ... it probably led to more steroid abuse than spinach eating.

I rather like spinach tho. You have to interleave it with onions or almonds of bits of meat so it doesn't turn into a gluggy mass.

I also used to like Aloo Palak, which is a spinach curry. I ate it too many times though, now it's a bit boring.


Oh...

The Popeye

Is the naming of the restaurant in any way related to the cartoon? I have watched years ago


Actually, the first time I tried a Popeye's was in HK. Pretty okay.

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Five Guys are the best I've had, though not sure if it's partly the novelty as they aren't local so when we have one we tend to be away on a break somewhere. Burger King is good also. Dominos for pizza.


Bunch of relatives dislike Domino's. I have no idea why, it's pretty good. Had it a lot while we were in the US.
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Postby -Astoria » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:49 am

Dominos, I stan.

Well, there's either that or the recently-arrived Pizza Hut; or a South African chain.

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Pizza should always come from a local italian owned shop, worked by Dominicans.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:07 am

Glenbrook wrote:But isn’t it though? It’s sitting under heat lamps until it’s all served.

That hasn't been the norm for quite some time.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:19 am

Is Chick-Fil-A actually good? I’ve seen the restaurants around but have never felt curious enough to eat there.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:35 am

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Is Chick-Fil-A actually good? I’ve seen the restaurants around but have never felt curious enough to eat there.

I have a theory, and others will likely disagree.

But here it is. I had never seen a chick-fil-a in my life. Barely even heard of it, remembered there was something about their 'eat mor chiken' ads with cows holding the signs, but that's about it. But I love chicken. Not even that into beef, I just like chicken. If it weren't for chicken and some types of sausage (mostly chicken) I probably could go vegetarian and not even need Beyond meat.

So when one opened near where I was staying they sent out a coupon for a free sandwich and I thought, "Groovy, I like chicken, this is a famous chicken joint..."

It. Was. Terrible.

Bland, rubbery, more texture than taste. Just awful. And it's not even like "Oh, new joint, everyone's not up to speed yet." It was definitely an ingredients problem. It was so bad.

Which, I feel, is how I would react to a McDonald's hamburger if the first one I had was as an adult. As it is, as an adult, I have an awareness that it's a terrible hamburger, but there's something kind of nostalgic in eating it. That at some point as a kid I viewed McDonalds as a reward.

So my theory is that people only like Chick-fil-a because they grew up with it or had it at a time when they just had bad taste.

This was before I was aware of their whole deal with the gay community. So they became easy to 'boycott' because I was never going to go back anyway because ew.
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