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>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 14028 Anonymous
20th December 2020
Sunday 5:16 pm
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>>14022

Imagine I posted the "always has been" astronaut meme.
>> No. 14094 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 7:49 am
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>Brexit robbed me of my chance to try Nando's sauce, says British expat

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/19/brexit-robbed-chance-try-nandos-sauce-says-british-expat/

Not even Nando's sauce is safe from Brexit.
>> No. 14095 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:55 am
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>>14094
That's not very contumelious.
>> No. 14096 Anonymous
20th January 2021
Wednesday 10:59 am
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>>14095
Is this headline about it cheeky enough for you?
>> No. 14180 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 2:06 pm
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Burger King fries are always a disappointment.
>> No. 14181 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 2:46 pm
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>>14180
Frankly, I don't know how they manage to stay in business. You get a better burger than maccies but you're paying twice as much for the privilege with worse sides and usually your pop comes in a plastic bottle. They managed to reverse their decline through franchising all their restaurants but I still don't get what benefit that gives the consumer when the menu is deliberately standardised to a few items and there's not much scope elsewhere for local innovation.

You could just buy extra burger off the savers menu from maccies and have an altogether cheaper and more satisfying meal. If you still prioritise the burger over cost then you have Five Guys or one of the multitude of other more premium choices.
>> No. 14182 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 3:36 pm
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>>14181

Bring back Wimpy
>> No. 14183 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 4:38 pm
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>>14182

They're still in business, still peddling benders-in-a-bun.
>> No. 14184 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 5:41 pm
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>>14183
You sure?
>> No. 14185 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 5:53 pm
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>>14184

I counted 72 uk locations on thier site unles they went under last week and haven't updated.
https://wimpy.uk.com/
>> No. 14186 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:04 pm
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>>14185
I was being fascetious. They still exist, but their history of how they tried, failed, and somtimes succeeded is fascinating. It's like the McDonalds that never was which still crops up in the least expected places.
>> No. 14187 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:11 pm
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>>14186

Everything about the Wimpy story is weird and interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpy_(restaurant)#History
>> No. 14188 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:12 pm
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>>14186

Wimpy feels like a relic of the 50s to me. Its the sort of place you should only get up at the far north end of the A1(M), in a crappy little wooden shack service station. You can imagine loads of mods pulling up there on scooters back in the day, like today's chavs in Corsas in the Maccies car park.

I like things that give you a window into the past like that. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
>> No. 14189 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:16 pm
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>>14188

That's what I'm saying. Wimpy is the Post-Brexit burger chain that British people deserve.

Let's bring back Mods too while we're at it.
>> No. 14190 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:21 pm
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I tried eating in Wimpy's the other year, it's McDonald's tier burgers at the price of Burger King, which they compensate for by giving you more of the chips and an entire onion in the bun.
>> No. 14191 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:29 pm
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>>14188
Do you ever wonder if a Little Chef and Wimpy ever took time out under their cloaks and huddled to remember the good times?
>> No. 14192 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:31 pm
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The thing I don't get about burger places like McDonalds, Burger King, Wimpy, whatever the other ones are, is:

How come they all taste totally empty? The burger itself is always like cardboard, and the flavour only comes from the sauce and cheese. They charge you a fiver for a burger and some chips but a plain old fashioned quarter pounder cheeseburger for £2 from the dodgy burger van outside B&Q is infinitely tastier.

Why isn't there a burger chain that just sells burger van burgers? No fuss, no fancy shit, they just ask you if you want onions or not and you put your own sauce on, and that's it. It'd instantly become my favourite.
>> No. 14193 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:41 pm
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>>14192
They used to sell tasty thing, but being a multinational got them attention to "health". Trans-fats, fat in general then sugar, you name the health story of the season. It's not that they couldn't have made a healthy burger that also tasted great but that the machine they built wasn't adaptable enough to make the change while maintaing taste. Meanwhile burger vans and smaller outfits don't have to care about PR, they can make what sells. Largely to people who get that buying a burger from a a burger van is is an indulgence.

There's an array of burger places around that try and do the "dirty burger" you describe, London is full of them and some of them have spread. The problem always is that a franchised setup will never be a joy driven enterprise.
>> No. 14194 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 6:44 pm
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>>14192
You can get them up and down the land; they're local joints rather than chains.
>> No. 14195 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 7:06 pm
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>>14194
Several of them are hidden chains (franchising isn't all about branding) or just sell the whole sale crap. The latter can work but let's be real: this is a nuanced discussaion about how fast food places work.
>> No. 14196 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 7:38 pm
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>>14192

Much of the taste of a burger van burger comes from the fact that the griddle is never properly cleaned and the burger patties are full of additives, flavourings and a lot of heart (literally). Multinational chains can't get away with that sort of thing.

McDonalds and Burger King brag about their burgers being 100% beef, which is probably necessary given the public suspicion about fast food but makes for a worse burger.
>> No. 14197 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 7:51 pm
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>>14196
I wonder if you could make an international burger corporation with heart. Just get enough money together and make a good burger company ignoring all the bullshit only a few snivelling whiners actually care about.

Make it a big success so that when the government tries to pressure you into ruining the taste you can just tell them to get bunned. Like employment law but for food standards. Maybe you would lose a few markets nobody cares about like Iceland but it would only win you followers in places like America.
>> No. 14198 Anonymous
21st February 2021
Sunday 11:57 pm
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>>14197
>I wonder if you could make an international burger corporation with heart.
I'm not sure heart makes a particularly good burger.
>> No. 14199 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 12:25 am
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>>14198
Oh sweet summer child, can you really say you've eaten a burger if you've not pulled an aorta from one at least once? Heart meat is delicious.
>> No. 14200 Anonymous
22nd February 2021
Monday 8:36 am
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>>14198

Beef heart is quite stringy and tough as a whole cut, but it's packed with flavour and adds structure and bite to minced meat. Rusk is basically flavourless, but it stops the juicy, flavoursome fat from dribbling out all over the grill. Prime cuts of beef have tender muscle with a marbling of fat, but in a burger you can just use lean trimmings and fat trimmings to achieve the same effect and you can use more flavourful visceral fat.

A good burger is like alchemy - the cheap crap actually makes the burger taste better if you combine it correctly. The ultra-economy burgers with pork or mechanically reclaimed chicken are a bridge too far, but there's a sweet spot near the bottom of the market. Upmarket chefs wank on about nose-to-tail eating and using tasty but gruesome cuts, but your local burger van has been at it for years.

Also, MSG is magic and you should buy a big bag of it right now. It makes everything taste richer and meatier. While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ajinomoto-MONOSODIUM-GLUTAMATE-454G-1LB/dp/B0050O7N4C/
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22nd February 2021
Monday 9:10 am
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>>14200
>Upmarket chefs wank on about nose-to-tail eating and using tasty but gruesome cuts, but your local burger van has been at it for years.
Certainly yer genuine animal product, innit.

>While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.
I've never had a liquid smoke that didn't taste synthetic. There are ways to make your food smoky, that's not one of them.
>> No. 14202 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 6:46 pm
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>>14200
>MSG is magic
Indeed. Shame the cute panda bottles are difficult to find over here, I can't be arsed dealing with bags of crystalline powder in the kitchen. Maggi seasoning is a good second option but less versatile than pure MSG.

On a side note Ajinomoto has a really interesting corporate history and makes all kinds of weird and wonderful chemicals. The ongoing lacking supply of game consoles/CPUs/GPUs is rumoured in part to be due to a shortage of a substrate widely used in semiconductor manufacturing which they have a monopoly over.
>> No. 14203 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 7:01 pm
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>>14200

>While you're at it, get a bottle of liquid smoke.

Good heavens lad, we've got to have some form of standards. The stuff is rank.
>> No. 14204 Anonymous
24th February 2021
Wednesday 8:30 pm
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>>14202
MSG gives me insane nightmares.
>> No. 14246 Anonymous
9th March 2021
Tuesday 9:15 pm
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>>14204
What if you don't know you're eating it?

Can you get someone to spike you? Unless this is some commonplace thing of which I'm ignorant.
>> No. 14389 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 5:12 pm
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>> No. 14390 Anonymous
22nd May 2021
Saturday 5:24 pm
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>>14202
>Indeed. Shame the cute panda bottles are difficult to find over here, I can't be arsed dealing with bags of crystalline powder in the kitchen.
Just pour it from the bag into a jar of some sort. Same as you might do with sugar or flour.
>> No. 14391 Anonymous
23rd May 2021
Sunday 12:52 am
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>>14200
> Also, MSG is magic and you should buy a big bag of it right now.

MSG is great for sprucing up a dish, but it's one of those ingredients where getting the amount correct is much better than overdoing it. A 250g bag should last you a couple of weeks at least. I find that if a dish calls for salt, using half the amount of salt and about a quarter the amount in MSG works quite reliably. There isn't really a savoury dish that doesn't benefit from a pinch of MSG, even if the ingredients are already rich in it.
>> No. 14461 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 5:54 pm
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>If you ever saw the episode of Who's the Boss on the BBC about Brewdog a few years back you'd have seen how the owners are a pair of monumental bellends.

Former BrewDog employees have accused the craft beer company and its co-founder James Watts of fostering a “culture of fear” where workers were regularly bullied, insulted and “treated like objects” by senior staff.

The open letter, signed by 61 former workers, also alleges that senior staff at the fast-growing Scottish brewer pushed workers to cut corners by ignoring health and safety guidelines or on occasion bypassing customs checks when shipping beer overseas.

“Growth, at all costs, has always been perceived as the number one focus for the company,” the letter alleges. “Being treated like a human being was sadly not always a given for those working at BrewDog.”


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jun/10/brewdog-staff-craft-beer-firm-letter

There's a turn-up for the books.
>> No. 14462 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 10:42 pm
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>>14461

Not surprising at all, their entire "we're cool punks who are your mates" marketing has always been very obviously bullshit, even before I knew the founders were posho cunts. And a quick look on their wikipedia page, the 'controversies' section is pretty fucking lengthy.
>> No. 14463 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:18 pm
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>>14462
I'm sure they're no worse than most other companies.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BrewDog

>the Portman Group ruled that the labelling for Pink IPA breached Portman's Code of Conduct, upholding complaints from members of the public that the phrase "Beer for Girls", used on the packaging, was likely to appeal to under-18s.[45]
See? It's a storm in a teac-
>In a statement responding to the ruling, BrewDog dismissed the Portman Group's findings, saying "We’re as bothered about this Portman Group ruling as we are any other – that is, not at all."[46]
God, what utter wankers.
>> No. 14469 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>>14462

If Brewdog were punks wouldn't they be making battery acid high strength cider?
>> No. 14491 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 4:05 pm
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To be fair to Brewdog, they pretty much single handedly brought craft beer and ale to the masses. They can't compete with a nice bottle of Hobgoblin though.
>> No. 14492 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 4:27 pm
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>>14491
I thought the Real Ale Twats were supposed to be hipsters themselves?
>> No. 14494 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 6:08 pm
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>>14492

Up until around 2007 the CAMRA guys were predominantly the older anoraky types who were into trains, and warhammers, and star trek (i.e. the good old days), then after Brewdog got Brits drinking IPA it's all these younger trendy types who care less about the beer than they do about doing tiktok dances with taps in the background.

This is the target market that has led to the recent trend in marketing all those expensive canned ales (Yeastie Boys and the like).

Get off my lawn.
>> No. 14495 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 7:13 pm
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>>14469

Breeding used to make decent beer, then they saw the money coming in and did what any corporation would do. Embraced wokism, encouraged dense people who had no idea of investment to give money. Because it was alternative. Employed socialist alternative types that bought into the Brewdog new model brewery. And all got suckered.
>> No. 14496 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 9:45 pm
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>>14491

Old Peculier or nowt.
>> No. 14497 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 9:53 pm
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>>14495
Your grammar is as poor as your opinions are nonsensical.
>> No. 14614 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 10:55 am
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58249337

>The restaurant group has had to shut around 50 outlets temporarily after apparently running short of its staple fare: peri peri chicken.

ITZ
>> No. 14615 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 12:42 pm
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>>14494
Craft beer's main conceit is that it's a break from tradition inasmuch that tried and tested malt/hop combinations are thrown out of the window in favour of serving up hyper strong, hyper bitter hop syrup that makes your teeth itch to people who are willing to pay a premium to be seen to be drinking shit.

This isn't to say all older beers were good, I mean, did anybody ever try Webster's Yorkshire/Pennine Bitter?
>> No. 14616 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 5:03 pm
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>>14615
Yorkshire bitter? Sounds about right.
>> No. 14784 Anonymous
21st November 2021
Sunday 7:59 am
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This weekend I've tried the McDonald's festive stack. In other words, it's a bacon double cheeseburger but with added onion marmalade, crispy onion bits and one of those plasticky cheese slices that don't really melt.

It took almost 20 minutes to receive the order despite the fact that, for once, the place wasn't overrun with Deliveroo drivers.
>> No. 14785 Anonymous
23rd November 2021
Tuesday 1:18 pm
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This is essentially a loaf made of flour, mushroom, onion and carrot that you pour a pomegranate glaze on halfway through cooking and then shred with a couple of forks to make 'pulled lamb'. It was alright in a wrap with a bit of veg and salad but I wouldn't say that it tastes much like lamb.
>> No. 14786 Anonymous
23rd November 2021
Tuesday 1:18 pm
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Fucking hell wrong thread again.
>> No. 14787 Anonymous
23rd November 2021
Tuesday 7:44 pm
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>>14785

I like your cat. If you post some more pics of yours then I'll show you mine IYKWIM...

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