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Making Fast Food Fast Again?

Isn’t it time for a number of fast-food restaurants to return to their roots and offer scaled-down menus and fast service? In the “good old days,” fast-food menus were really simple. Take a look at this early McDonald’s menu, for … Continue reading

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Seating for 5,000? West Lake Restaurant in China

For those of us accustomed to dining out in a typically sized restaurant, seating for 250 or 500 people may make a restaurant seem massive. So, how about these statistics for the West Lake Chinese Restaurant in Changsha, China? The … Continue reading

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ShopHouse by Chipotle

Chipotle is a very popular restaurant chain: “When Chipotle (pronounced chi-POAT-lay) opened its first store in 1993, the idea was simple: demonstrate that food served fast didn’t have to be a ‘fast-food’ experience. We use high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking … Continue reading

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