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Fried chicken, Pizza and Milkshakes: Fast Food Boom in Baghdad
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 2:45:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Chance to relax in clean surroundings over a meal out is worth the gamble

Baghdad's embattled residents can finally get their milkshakes, chili-cheese dogs and buckets of crispy fried chicken. Original recipe or extra spicy, of course.

A wave of new American-style restaurants is spreading across the Iraqi capital, enticing customers hungry for alternatives to traditional offerings like lamb kebabs and fire-roasted carp.

Iraqi entrepreneurs and investors from nearby countries, not big multinational chains, are driving the food craze. They see Iraq as an untapped market of increasingly adventurous eaters where competition is low and the potential returns are high.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: fastfood; greatsatan; iraq

1 posted on 08/27/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Coming soon:

Suicide Bomber Sushi

Car Bomb Burgers

Jihadi Tacos...............Run for the border!........


2 posted on 08/27/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: nickcarraway

Are the Iraqi entrepreneurs able to get franchises from McDonald’s etc.?


3 posted on 08/27/2012 2:58:46 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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Don’t they realize that food is unhealthy and not approved by the Food Nazi Nanny State Overlords?


4 posted on 08/27/2012 3:31:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Red Badger

Chick-Fil-A ??


5 posted on 08/27/2012 3:40:13 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: jmax

Beat me to it.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT by bgill
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Are the Iraqi entrepreneurs able to get franchises from McDonald’s

They might as well, as the Muslims and A-rabs own most of the fast food slop joints in the U.S. now...Not to mention nearly every small market, liquor store and greedy mart etc.

7 posted on 08/27/2012 4:18:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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8 posted on 08/27/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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I was TDY in Baghdad in 1983. There weren’t many inexpensive restaurants around the US mission so I ate most of my meals standing up at a schwarma cart. A good one cost less than a buck, and I had a couple of Saddam’s plain clothes security goons watching out for me. I would’ve killed for a Popeye’s or a BK.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT by Ax
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I always thought it a little funny. America and similar countries seem always to be in desperate need of “diversity”. Yet in any medium size city you can find cuisine from dozens of countries. I have been to 32 “non-white” countries, and the variety of food in most of them is non-existent...I get bored to tears eating the same krap every day.

I’m in Mexico right now, and unless you are in one of the large cities like Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, Monterrey, all that is available is Mexican food. Even in some of the larger cities, the choice is limited to basically Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. The Italian food is basically Mexican food. If you can find Japanese it uses all of the wrong vegetables and spices. Chinese food is iffy, except in Mexicali where there is a sizable Chinese population for some reason.

But the US is not diverse enough.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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I think that moochelle should go to Baghdad and personally set these Iraqis on the right path as to junk food and “git their minds right” on what to eat.

LLS

11 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: nickcarraway

Have it your way at Bulgar King!


12 posted on 08/27/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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