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Burger King

Burger King
~ Worldwide ~

Good tasting food but horrible greasy gut bombs that will takes years off your life. Such would be the image that documentaries like “Super Size Me” would dictate. It is fast food that is meant as a treat, not for substance. Burger King is a competitive hamburger fast food restaurant that is almost as popular as McDonalds. They do have substantially better quality food than McDonalds. It is today a global fast food chain that has its headquarters in Miami-Dade County of Florida. It was founded as “Insta-Burger King” in 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida by David Edgerton and James McLamore who bought the company and renamed it “Burger King”. They saw financial difficulties in the 1960’s as “Insta Burger King” but by the 70’s saw a Golden Age in advertising where they found success. By the 80’s they lost focus and started to lose business. They improved again in 2003. Through its history has changed hands of ownership four times by 2018. It merged with the Canadian donut chain “Tim Hortons” in late 2010 and later became Restaurant Brands International (another Canadian Company).

They expanded from basic burgers to offering a variety of burgers, chicken burgers, french fries, sodas, chicken fries, milkshakes, and their signature “Whopper” that competes with McDonald’s “Big Mac”. From 2002-2010 they targeted young 18-34 males with larger product sizes with unhealthy trans fats and fats. By 2016 it had over 16,000 stores in over 100 countries of which half are located in the United States. The knock off in Australia, Hungry Jacks utilized the theme, look, and operations of Burger King.

Rated: 2 of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Five Guys

Five Guys
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On the way to Burning Man, passing through Fort Collins, Colorado – my travel mate introduced me to this fine Burger Joint. Freshly cooked and prepared, there is a bit of a wait, so not your atypical fast food chain – but higher quality and creation. They are a fast growing chain, casual diner style with that 60’s-80’s decor. Free peanuts to snack on while you wait. Originally was called “Five Guys Burgers and Fries” it has been shortened to “Five Guys”. They focus on hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. Their headquarters is located in Lorton, Virginia and opened their first location in 1986 (Virginia). Today they have over a thousand locations within the United States and Canada. (2018)

I’ve had the pleasure of dining in and take out, as well as delivering for them. The burgers and fries are great. I have yet to try the hot dogs.

Rated: 4 stars out of 5. (Overall Worldwide) ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Fritz European Frie House (Vancouver, British Columbia)


Fritz Fries


Fritz European Frie House * http://www.belgianfries.com/bfblog/?p=647 * 718 Davie Street * Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B6 * 604-684-0811

Ah Belgium Fries. Poutine. Gravy/Curds/Potatoes/Oh My! The french fries are to die for. The Poutine …. mmmm spectacular. But then again, I’m a big fan of Poutine, which is a Quebecoise dish I can’t get in the States. But popular in Canada, especially amongst the French Canadians. To the level that even most McDonalds in Canada serves it. But here? You’re getting your best poutine experience you can have outside of Quebec. Fries everywhere and a great place after clubbing to grab some good grub. Beats pizza. Lots of dipping sauces for your fries. Curries and peanut sauces are wonderful. Its a small place/hole-in-the-wall with very little space to dine, but at 3 am, that really doesn’t matter. Great place! Rating: 4 stars out of 5. Revisits: 7/4/09 – Fabulous as ever. Fritz’ just encourages my crazy cravings for poutine. Delicious! Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


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