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-Amanda Holpuch:
It is an unfortunate, yet true, stereotype that Americans own fast food culture. After all, we are the home of the drive-through and the KFC Double Down.
Yet, the land of Cheese Burger pizzas and 2,600 calorie milkshakes is (almost entirely) missing one staple of fast food culture – Nandos.
There are only 15 Nandos outposts in the US and they are all in the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland area, which means the Portuguese-Mozambican chicken restaurant is a mystery to most Americans.
In the UK, there are more than 280 Nandos and one food critic decided to defend it from food snobs:

For this is one of the defining characteristics of the true British food snob: a conviction that our high street food culture is vulgar and awful, that it’s a slurry pit of overwhelming choice underpinned by little in the way of values or conviction or tradition… If only we ate more like the tasteful souls of France or Italy, honouring our history and our produce, we would be so very much happier and satisfied.
All of which is utter balls.

Advantage: UK.
(Photo: Romas Foord)

-Amanda Holpuch:

It is an unfortunate, yet true, stereotype that Americans own fast food culture. After all, we are the home of the drive-through and the KFC Double Down.

Yet, the land of Cheese Burger pizzas and 2,600 calorie milkshakes is (almost entirely) missing one staple of fast food culture – Nandos.

There are only 15 Nandos outposts in the US and they are all in the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland area, which means the Portuguese-Mozambican chicken restaurant is a mystery to most Americans.

In the UK, there are more than 280 Nandos and one food critic decided to defend it from food snobs:

For this is one of the defining characteristics of the true British food snob: a conviction that our high street food culture is vulgar and awful, that it’s a slurry pit of overwhelming choice underpinned by little in the way of values or conviction or tradition… If only we ate more like the tasteful souls of France or Italy, honouring our history and our produce, we would be so very much happier and satisfied.

All of which is utter balls.

Advantage: UK.

(Photo: Romas Foord)