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Subject: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 12/31/15 at 10:06 pm

McDonald's started in 1948, but didn't explode in popularity until somewhere in the 1960s.

You?

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/02/16 at 1:53 pm

Burger King was founded as Insta-Burger King in 1953, but I think it started being popular during the 70s.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 2:20 pm


Burger King was founded as Insta-Burger King in 1953, but I think it started being popular during the 70s.


I did not know that!  ;D

I did hear of the burger wars in the 1980's.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/02/16 at 2:23 pm

I don't remember fast-food chain Sonic becoming hugely popular until the very late '00s..

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 2:24 pm

Yeah, I don't know much about Sonic. I didn't eat there until 2011.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/16 at 2:26 pm

McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the UK in 1974. It is still there today in Woolwich, London. There are now 1,200 restaurants across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 2:29 pm

http://g.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/slideshow_large/pics/slideshows/FA1010MCDO005.jpg

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/16 at 2:31 pm


McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the UK in 1974. It is still there today in Woolwich, London. There are now 1,200 restaurants across the UK and Northern Ireland.
http://www.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/0.jpg

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 2:44 pm


http://www.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/0.jpg


Do you eat at McDonald's?  ???  :o

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/16 at 2:45 pm


Do you eat at McDonald's?  ???  :o
Not so often now with my restricted diet.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 2:47 pm


Not so often now with my restricted diet.


I still do.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 3:27 pm

http://www.houstononthecheap.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/chick-fil-a-deal.jpg

Chick-Fil-A :D especially their breakfast, but I know not all areas in the U.S. have it though.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 3:31 pm


Do you eat at McDonald's?  ???  :o


Their chicken nuggets, or in other words "McNuggets" are the best tender/crispy nuggets ever especially if you dip it in your favorite sauce. I don't care how it's made or processed.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: #Infinity on 01/02/16 at 3:42 pm

My favorite restaurant franchise of all time:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8222/8415108050_ee13a2a2c0_z.jpg

This was the restaurant in 1983, one of my personal favorite years for popular culture and one of the most underrated.  Today, the restaurant looks like this:

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2014/09/24/2014-08-06_08.50.55_1_r837x419.jpg?6a0115ea9862771232042aeff6aa8eea081126fb

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Howard on 01/02/16 at 4:24 pm


http://g.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/slideshow_large/pics/slideshows/FA1010MCDO005.jpg


That was the original photo.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Howard on 01/02/16 at 4:25 pm


Do you eat at McDonald's?  ???  :o


I don't eat much of McDonald's like I used to anymore.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Howard on 01/02/16 at 4:26 pm


Their chicken nuggets, or in other words "McNuggets" are the best tender/crispy nuggets ever especially if you dip it in your favorite sauce. I don't care how it's made or processed.


I like The BBQ and Sweet and Sour sauces.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 5:18 pm


My favorite restaurant franchise of all time:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8222/8415108050_ee13a2a2c0_z.jpg

This was the restaurant in 1983, one of my personal favorite years for popular culture and one of the most underrated.  Today, the restaurant looks like this:

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2014/09/24/2014-08-06_08.50.55_1_r837x419.jpg?6a0115ea9862771232042aeff6aa8eea081126fb


Where can you find this place? Is it one of those restaurants only available in the west coast of the U.S. or state?

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/02/16 at 5:40 pm


I did not know that!  ;D

I did hear of the burger wars in the 1980's.


I think it was a tie during the Burger Wars.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: #Infinity on 01/02/16 at 5:50 pm


Where can you find this place? Is it one of those restaurants only available in the west coast of the U.S. or state?


Unfortunately, it's pretty much exclusively confined to the Southwestern United States, although I've heard that they're opening in Texas as well.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/02/16 at 5:54 pm


My favorite restaurant franchise of all time:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8222/8415108050_ee13a2a2c0_z.jpg

This was the restaurant in 1983, one of my personal favorite years for popular culture and one of the most underrated.  Today, the restaurant looks like this:

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2014/09/24/2014-08-06_08.50.55_1_r837x419.jpg?6a0115ea9862771232042aeff6aa8eea081126fb


I think Rubio's is like the southwestern version of Taco Bell.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: #Infinity on 01/02/16 at 5:57 pm


I think Rubio's is like the southwestern version of Taco Bell.


Their food is actually quite different, not to mention there are plenty of Taco Bells out here, as well.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 6:02 pm


Unfortunately, it's pretty much exclusively confined to the Southwestern United States, although I've heard that they're opening in Texas as well.


Dang it! I really want to visit California for the first time soon. I live in Georgia, but in the Atlanta area there are some restaurants that are only available in the east coast here, and not even northern places like New York have some of ours either.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 6:14 pm


Their food is actually quite different, not to mention there are plenty of Taco Bells out here, as well.


Taco Bell is one of those fast food restaurants along with Sonic or Arby's that are just average and mainstream nationwide. You see commercials on TV for those places regularly too. As good as Taco Bell is to me, a lot of their food is fake or cheap compared to Mexican restaurants who make their dishes real and fresh. That Rubio's place you showed us I've never seen commercials of in my area here in Georgia, and I could see Rubio's food being real fresh off the grill.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 6:34 pm


http://www.houstononthecheap.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/chick-fil-a-deal.jpg

Chick-Fil-A :D especially their breakfast, but I know not all areas in the U.S. have it though.


I'm from New Jersey, and Chick Fil-A is the bomb!

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 6:35 pm


My favorite restaurant franchise of all time:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8222/8415108050_ee13a2a2c0_z.jpg

This was the restaurant in 1983, one of my personal favorite years for popular culture and one of the most underrated.  Today, the restaurant looks like this:

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2014/09/24/2014-08-06_08.50.55_1_r837x419.jpg?6a0115ea9862771232042aeff6aa8eea081126fb


Damn this just makes me want to go to California even more now lol

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 6:38 pm

Anybody remember that huge surge in popularity for Five Guys 4-5 years ago? Well contrary to popular belief, where many believe the establishment just opened a little under a decade ago, but the establishment has actually been around since 1986.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 7:25 pm


Anybody remember that huge surge in popularity for Five Guys 4-5 years ago? Well contrary to popular belief, where many believe the establishment just opened a little under a decade ago, but the establishment has actually been around since 1986.


So it's a slow climber/late bloomer, eh?  :)

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 8:26 pm


So it's a slow climber/late bloomer, eh?  :)


Pretty much. They didn't start to expand nationwide until 2003. However I didn't even hear of them until 2010, and around then everybody was raving about how good the burgers from Five Guys were.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/02/16 at 8:48 pm


Anybody remember that huge surge in popularity for Five Guys 4-5 years ago? Well contrary to popular belief, where many believe the establishment just opened a little under a decade ago, but the establishment has actually been around since 1986.


A Five Guys was opened where I live in New York for about four years.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/02/16 at 9:10 pm

Yeah, well, at least we have Runzas.  ;)

https://res.cloudinary.com/roadtrippers/image/upload/c_fill,h_316,w_520/v1376424009/runza-restaurant-520a8ff67f3d777e730011f8.jpg

https://scbcitizen.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/runza001.jpg

http://www.smartkitchen.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Runza_Whatza_web.jpg

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/16 at 9:23 pm


Yeah, well, at least we have Runzas.  ;)

https://res.cloudinary.com/roadtrippers/image/upload/c_fill,h_316,w_520/v1376424009/runza-restaurant-520a8ff67f3d777e730011f8.jpg

https://scbcitizen.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/runza001.jpg

http://www.smartkitchen.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Runza_Whatza_web.jpg


I LOVEE Runza!  8)

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/02/16 at 9:41 pm


Yeah, well, at least we have Runzas.  ;)

https://res.cloudinary.com/roadtrippers/image/upload/c_fill,h_316,w_520/v1376424009/runza-restaurant-520a8ff67f3d777e730011f8.jpg

https://scbcitizen.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/runza001.jpg

http://www.smartkitchen.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Runza_Whatza_web.jpg


Is Runza european or something?

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/02/16 at 9:51 pm


Is Runza european or something?


Nebraska mainly, with a few locations in neighboring states.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/03/16 at 12:33 pm


Nebraska mainly, with a few locations in neighboring states.


Okay. No wonder why I never heard of Rumza, since it doesn't have a location in New York.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: mqg96 on 01/05/16 at 11:13 am

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Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/07/16 at 12:02 am


http://www.houstononthecheap.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/chick-fil-a-deal.jpg

Chick-Fil-A :D especially their breakfast, but I know not all areas in the U.S. have it though.

Rumor has it there will be a Chick-Fil-A within driving distance some time in the (near?) future. I hope so! I've only been to one in Tennessee and it was worth it!

Five Guy's has been pretty popular here, but Bagger Dave's closed down and I liked them! We need new restaurants because for most of my live it was just the typical Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC. Hardly anything to mention.


Taco Bell is one of those fast food restaurants along with Sonic or Arby's that are just average and mainstream nationwide. You see commercials on TV for those places regularly too. As good as Taco Bell is to me, a lot of their food is fake or cheap compared to Mexican restaurants who make their dishes real and fresh. That Rubio's place you showed us I've never seen commercials of in my area here in Georgia, and I could see Rubio's food being real fresh off the grill.

Our nearest alternative to Taco Bell is a little drive through called Adobe. It's menu is simple and the food tastes fresher.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/07/16 at 1:32 am


Unfortunately, it's pretty much exclusively confined to the Southwestern United States, although I've heard that they're opening in Texas as well.


There are two Rubio's that I know of, in the Bay Area, which is where I'm from. I think they opened very recently.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: nally on 01/07/16 at 1:44 am


There are two Rubio's that I know of, in the Bay Area, which is where I'm from. I think they opened very recently.

There are several in southern California, including one near my house. I enjoy their chicken tacos. O0

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/07/16 at 9:09 am

Woolworth's was a popular feature in America and later worldwide, especially from the turn of the 20th century until the 1960s when the shopping malls, Kmart, and later Target/Walmart plus new dollar stores led to its demise in the 1997 in and got bought out by Foot Locker, though the name survives in Australia. The "Five and Dime" store you hear about in old movies/books took off from the great F.W. Woolworth. One if its features was a lunch counter where you could get an egg salad sandwich and Coke for 20 cents around the middle of the century. Sadly, if you ask a person under 30 in America today, they would likely have no idea what a Woolworth's is. 

Horn & Hardart automats was chain of 55 express lunch systems in New York and Philadelphia at its peak, once heralded as the restaurant of the future with its waiterless operations, where you would drop a few coins into a slot and pull an entree out of a windowed compartment. Its first location opened in Philadelphia in 1902. From 1912 (when the Times Square location below opened) until 1950 a cup of coffee cost just a nickel. But suburbanization, the rise of diners and fast food restaurants in the 1950s/60s, higher prices, and later microwave ovens for consumers in the 1970s/80s led to its final location closing in 1991.

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/yelimsexa/s-l1600_zpsaf7haort.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k628/yelimsexa/s-l1600%201_zps74s27irq.jpg

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/07/16 at 9:31 am


Okay. No wonder why I never heard of Rumza, since it doesn't have a location in New York.


If you should ever encounter a native Nebraskan ask them about Runza, they'll probably get homesick.
We don't have White Castle or Jack in the Box (and they only recently started opening Chick-fil-A's here) but I'd take Runza over those places any day of the week.

They even sell Runzas at Nebraska football games!  :D

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/16/16 at 11:43 am


If you should ever encounter a native Nebraskan ask them about Runza, they'll probably get homesick.
We don't have White Castle or Jack in the Box (and they only recently started opening Chick-fil-A's here) but I'd take Runza over those places any day of the week.

They even sell Runzas at Nebraska football games!  :D


I have a White Castle where I live in New York. They still have it, but I don't know when it was opened, since I think the stand was older than me.

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: violet_shy on 01/18/16 at 2:24 pm


My favorite restaurant franchise of all time:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8222/8415108050_ee13a2a2c0_z.jpg

This was the restaurant in 1983, one of my personal favorite years for popular culture and one of the most underrated.  Today, the restaurant looks like this:

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2014/09/24/2014-08-06_08.50.55_1_r837x419.jpg?6a0115ea9862771232042aeff6aa8eea081126fb



We don't have that here  :-[

Subject: Re: Restaurants, markets, and stores: Their popularity through the decades

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/18/16 at 9:04 pm



We don't have that here  :-[


I actually never heard of Rubio's until I came to this forum, because there are none where I live too, But, what kind of food they sell at Rubio's?

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