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Overseas fast food starting to come to America

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are you familiar with or are you a fan of-- Polio Campero from Guatamala

Jolibee from the Philippines

Nando's from South Africa

Wagamama from England

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  1. I've seen Nando's sauce and spice grinders in a few grocery stores occasionally. You can buy their spices shipped to the US (http://www.nandosusa.com/, recipes too!) and apparently there's one in DC?
    Nando's = YUM

    1. They have Nando's in Ontario and apparently it's a only pale imitation of the South African original. Too bad.

      I hope none of us ever get Quick because it's some of the crappiest chain fast food I've ever had, and I've been to both Roy Rogers and Bob's Big Boy.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_(r...

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      1. re: SnackHappy

        We have Nando's in Calgary as well. BC does too.

        And dear God, the Quick I went to in Luxembourg provided, without question, the most disgusting meal that I had in three weeks in Europe and possibly the single worst fast food experience of my life. I chucked the entire thing in the garbage.

      2. I keep hoping we'll get a Campero near me in NC. I got hooked on the stuff in South America.

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        1. re: Naco

          Pollo Camperos id Guatemalan, not South American.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Yes, but it's all over Latin America. I said that I got *hooked on it* in South America, not that it was South American.

            1. re: Naco

              Their true South American locations are limited (Ecador mostly), but FWIW they do now have a location in China.

              1. re: johnb

                Ecuador is where I was at(Quito, specifically) and there were several of them. I could have sworn I saw Campero in Chile and southern Colombia too, though.

        2. I've had the last two and have to say I don't care for them. Perhaps the South African Nando's is good, but the few times I went in London, it was the blandest chicken I've ever had. Wagamama's noodles are a strange texture that I can't quite get over and I thought 8-10 pounds for a bowl of ramen was a bit expensive.

          1. I've been to Pollo Campero and Nando's - not impressed with either of them. Campero chicken is overpriced and the pieces are always scrawny - but the chicken is tasty. I've only been to Nando's in DC once; dry meat and uninteresting sauce - their mashed potatoes saved the meal.