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Old 06-22-2019, 02:15 PM
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your very own fast food


You are in charge of starting a new "fast food" franchise. Whats on the menu?
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Chili, at least five different varieties. With and without beans, different kinds of meat, macaroni, toppings. Plus associated dishes: chili size, chili dogs, chili pie....
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Halal Chicken Rice Cart

Beef Shawarma

Falalafel

All the middle eastern trimmings....: babaganoush, picked vegetables, hummus, etc...

My twist is, thick Greek tzatziki instead of the m.e. variations of labneh (yogurt sauce).
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CBD Burger
CBD Burger with Cheese
CBD Chicken Sandwich
CBD Spicy Chicken Sandwich
CBD Grilled Chicken Sandwich
CBD Salad
CBD Fries
CBD Coke
CBD Diet Coke
CBD Shake
CBD Apple Pie
CBD Kids Meal
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Seafood gumbo, with rice. That's all it would serve.
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Chili, at least five different varieties. With and without beans, different kinds of meat, macaroni, toppings. Plus associated dishes: chili size, chili dogs, chili pie....
This. My restaurant dream for years has been to open a chili place. It would be awesome.
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I'd open a Portillo's style Chicago fast food place. It would duplicate the existing stores and add gyros.
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Arby's, but with a bar. We got the meats and the drinks. You got the shits.
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I would open up the first of possibly many Skittles Only franchises.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:07 PM
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chicken tikka masala. general tsos chicken. chicken enchiladas. teriyaki chicken.

Basically just awesome chicken recipes from all over the world.
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Frequent Fryer.

Around 50 or so menu items, each one bite-sized and ready for the deep fryer.

Mushrooms, Tater Tots, pickle chunks, shrimp, chicken nuggets, cheese curds, Oreos, Mac and cheese bites, okra, onion bites, etc. etc.

Everything fried.

Whatever your pleasure, comes in a small, medium, or large cup.

Maybe a few dipping sauce options.

Soft drinks too.

That's it.


mmm

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Frequent Fryer.

Around 50 or so menu items, each one bite-sized and ready for the deep fryer.

Mushrooms, Tater Tots, pickle chunks, shrimp, chicken nuggets, cheese curds, Oreos, Mac and cheese bites, okra, onion bites, etc. etc.

Everything fried.

Whatever your pleasure, comes in a small, medium, or large cup.

Maybe a few dipping sauce options.

Soft drinks too.

That's it.


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That's already being done. It's called The State/Country Fair.
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A no-salt eatery, featuring items that actually taste good... especially for those of us "forced" into this diet by a doctor's orders.
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Ceviche Hut.

Honestly, I ate at a place in Panama that served nothing but ceviche, as fresh as the new day. (Well, and beer.) They had like ten different varieties, served in five different sized cups. Man, that was the best thing I ate that entire trip, and that's saying a lot.
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I would open a Japanese convenience store, but only with the prepared food, and with a drive-through. So, sushi, skewers, onigiri, sandwiches, fried chicken, seaweed salad, maybe some oden soup.
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chicken tikka masala. general tsos chicken. chicken enchiladas. teriyaki chicken.

Basically just awesome chicken recipes from all over the world.

International House Of Chicken?
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I would open up the first of possibly many Skittles Only franchises.
You could combine the two and add beer. You could call it Skittlebrau.
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Barby's!
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Back when I was on the road for work 25-odd days a month, I always thought a farm-fresh restaurant located at rural exits (along side Rally's, Subway, McDonalds, Hardee's, etc) would be a nice thing to have. Have one or two signature items on the menu, but then everything else would be based on the local agriculture and season. I'd have shepherd's pie and a cheeseburger as the signature items. The shepherd's pie would come in a cup with various items of your choice inside the mashed potatoes. I'd call it "The Farm Stand" or some such name.

Either that or I'd start a soul food/Thai fusion fast food joint and call it "Black-Thai Affair."
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Fresh vegetables and/or tofu, roasted with herbs or deep-fried in light tempura. A selection of sauces
My killer Moroccan beans with rice
Macaroni and cheese - baked in house
Cheese Pizza by the slice. No other toppings. (WHY are there no drive-throughs offering this?)
Coca cola soft drinks
Fresh herbal teas over ice
Large iced water or coffee free with order (no hot coffee)

This is a fully vegetarian menu, and mostly vegan. There are gluten-free selections, but also things carnivores like. Everything can be made ahead, frozen, and either heated quickly or kept hot for long periods before serving.

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French bread pizza

I'm picturing a Subway-like setup; you start with a halved French bread, then you pick a white or red sauce, mozzarella cheese goes on, then you pick your toppings. Into the toaster for 30-60 seconds, wrap it up, would you like a drink and chips with that?
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French bread pizza

I'm picturing a Subway-like setup; you start with a halved French bread, then you pick a white or red sauce, mozzarella cheese goes on, then you pick your toppings. Into the toaster for 30-60 seconds, wrap it up, would you like a drink and chips with that?
Hey, I'm begging for this.

Don't worry, I get the math. Speed plus convenience plus quality ingredients equals high prices to the customer. Done! I'm pleading, don't half ass this. Do it right and I promise at least one customer.
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French bread pizza

I'm picturing a Subway-like setup; you start with a halved French bread, then you pick a white or red sauce, mozzarella cheese goes on, then you pick your toppings. Into the toaster for 30-60 seconds, wrap it up, would you like a drink and chips with that?
While not "French Bread" pizza, the pizza with a subway-like setup concept is taking off:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaze_Pizza
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOD_Pizza
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Cheeburger. Pepsi.
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Chili, at least five different varieties. With and without beans, different kinds of meat, macaroni, toppings. Plus associated dishes: chili size, chili dogs, chili pie....
Oooh ... this is a great idea. Should've been done forever ago. And Wendy's has proven that chili, of a kind, can be made quickly and stored safely in a fast food environment.

Your chili emporium could also offer baked potatos to slide under that loaded chili. Mmm-mmm.
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Oooh ... this is a great idea. Should've been done forever ago. And Wendy's has proven that chili, of a kind, can be made quickly and stored safely in a fast food environment.

Your chili emporium could also offer baked potatos to slide under that loaded chili. Mmm-mmm.
We park our cars in the same garage!

Another side dish would be Spanish rice, made from scratch with fresh peppers and smoked paprika.

Or maybe paella. Mmmmmmmmmm, haven't made either one in ages!
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I'll have a hot dog and a coke, please.
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Schnitzelhaus! Name a meat, we'll pound it into a 1/4 inch frisbee, bread it and deep fry it!
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But, a bit more seriously (though I love schnitzels), I would take the idea of Chicago style Italian beefs and Philadelphia roast pork sandwiches and try to take them both national in a fast food restaurant.
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I had an idea of a simple bar, that each day offered a simple menu. But a very, very limited choice. Cheap. Maybe an all you can eat sort of thing. Or 2 bucks for another plate/bowl.

Each day something different. That's it, other than that you could always get a simple salad or ham or turkey sandwich.

Monday - Chili
Tuesday - A great soup/bread
Wednesday - Lasagna
Thursday - Meatloaf
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Mix it up. A locals place.

Sort of like that. I think that keeping the kitchen simple, you could make good food and a lot of one dish cheaper than trying offer a full menu. I think you would have much less waste, and would need less staff. Make money on beer.

Make note, I've never worked in any service/restaurant industry. So I'm probably off my nut.
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I had an idea of a simple bar, that each day offered a simple menu. But a very, very limited choice....
If you could always offer cheeseburgers and a good plate of french fries, I'd move in to the corner booth.
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Maid-Rite. California needs loose-meat sandwiches.
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Maid-Rite. California needs loose-meat sandwiches.
No. Nobody needs loose meat sandwiches except perhaps Iowa. I really don't get these things. I mean, I have them when I'm in Maid-Rite land, but I just don't get why they are a thing. Apparently, we had one here in Chicago for about a year within the last decade, but it didn't last long. Honestly, I would have visited, had I known, but apparently, the word just didn't get out.
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All Destinations House Of Chicken

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My fast food joint would be the "International Finger Food Emporium" -- featuring a revolving menu of tasty bite-sized snacks from the world over.
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A waffle joint. Nothing but waffles. Made from scratch, none of this waffle shaped pankake box mix crap in my kitchen. You can get eggs too, over hard, over easy or over medium. You can drink coffee (one flavor, no french roast, or frangelica or weasel butt or elephant dung or zimbabwean roast) OJ, milk or hot chocolate or water. There will be strawberry, blueberry or 100% real maple syrup and a few flavored diabetic syrups. there ya go, thats the entire menu right there.
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They'd also go down well in Utica.
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Dude, loose-meat sandwiches are comfort food for me. Many many decades ago there was actually a Maid-Rite at the end of my block. I could ride my bike to it, as opposed to the original McDonalds, which was on the other side of town.
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A waffle joint. Nothing but waffles. Made from scratch, none of this waffle shaped pankake box mix crap in my kitchen. You can get eggs too, over hard, over easy or over medium. You can drink coffee (one flavor, no french roast, or frangelica or weasel butt or elephant dung or zimbabwean roast) OJ, milk or hot chocolate or water. There will be strawberry, blueberry or 100% real maple syrup and a few flavored diabetic syrups. there ya go, thats the entire menu right there.
When I lived in Cambridge, England, in the '70s, there was a Canadian hippie-type who opened a waffle house off Newmarket Road. He sold waffles with sweet (syrups, fruit, whipped cream....) and savory (ham, bacon, cheese sauce....) toppings. It was a great place to eat.
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Dude, loose-meat sandwiches are comfort food for me.
Question:

I was looking at that Maid-Rite menu and read the description of their Classic: a ground-beef loose meat sandwich.

Is it pretty much a sloppy joe? Looks darned tasty ... it just seemed to be another name for a familiar item. I don't think I've ever gotten a sloppy joe anywhere except home and elementary school (obligatory Billy Madison reference ) -- I'd welcome trying one in a restaurant.
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Think Sloppy Joe but sauceless. Then you can condiment it however you like. They're messy as hell if you don't know what you're doing. The key is unwrapping only the bite you are about to take, just like you would do if eating a Mission burrito.
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When I lived in Cambridge, England, in the '70s, there was a Canadian hippie-type who opened a waffle house off Newmarket Road. He sold waffles with sweet (syrups, fruit, whipped cream....) and savory (ham, bacon, cheese sauce....) toppings. It was a great place to eat.
My alternate business plan, in case the waffle place fails, would be fried bread dough(elephant ears to some, scones to others, fried bread dough to me since thats what Grandma always called it when she made it). Again, made from scratch, but with a variety of complimentary sweet and savory toppings and side dishes.
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Meatloaf sandwiches on Sour Dough bread, fresh lettuce, onion, and sliced tomato.

Sides of fries or chips.

Would offer three meatloaf options. Straight beef, beef & pork, or beef, pork & lamb.

It would be ideal in a food truck.

Precook the meatloaf early in the morning. Slice & serve to the lunchtime customers.

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Another item on my menu would be fried egg sandwiches. Eggs would be cooked to order. On White bread or Sourdough, melted cheese, with mustard or mayo.

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