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Old 03-29-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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If you are holidaying in India, and miss the taste of home, don't fret. Along with KFC, Pizza Hut, Mc Donald's, TGI Friday's and Ruby Tuesdays there will now be Taco Bell to make you feel at home.

Yum! Brands, Inc. the parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC etc., recently announced the unveiling of the first Taco Bell in India

Taco Bell goes to India
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you are holidaying in India, and miss the taste of home, don't fret. Along with KFC, Pizza Hut, Mc Donald's, TGI Friday's and Ruby Tuesdays there will now be Taco Bell to make you feel at home.

Yum! Brands, Inc. the parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC etc., recently announced the unveiling of the first Taco Bell in India

Taco Bell goes to India
I hope it's advertised as Tex-Mex food rather than authentic Mexican; I dread to think that Indians will believe that's all there is to Mexican food (when it happens to be one of the most varied in the world).
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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They change the menu completely according to indian taste. out goes beef and meaty itmes and lot of vegetarian (paneer) and spicy stuff. Yum brands target is indians not foreigners visiting there. In mcdonalds india, only thing similar in taste to american mcdonalds was fish0fillet sandwich otherwise every item is indianised in taste and flavor. In subway india, you get chicken tikka and chicken tandoori subs which americans will never eat.
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I hope it's advertised as Tex-Mex food rather than authentic Mexican; I dread to think that Indians will believe that's all there is to Mexican food (when it happens to be one of the most varied in the world).
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: North Hollywood
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They change the menu completely according to indian taste. out goes beef and meaty itmes and lot of vegetarian (paneer) and spicy stuff. Yum brands target is indians not foreigners visiting there. In mcdonalds india, only thing similar in taste to american mcdonalds was fish0fillet sandwich otherwise every item is indianised in taste and flavor. In subway india, you get chicken tikka and chicken tandoori subs which americans will never eat.
You can get chicken tikka subs in British subways too
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I hope it's advertised as Tex-Mex food rather than authentic Mexican; I dread to think that Indians will believe that's all there is to Mexican food (when it happens to be one of the most varied in the world).
Unfortunately whatever they serve is going to get branded as 'Mexican' in India since there are no 'authentic' Mexican restaurants there!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Unfortunately whatever they serve is going to get branded as 'Mexican' in India since there are no 'authentic' Mexican restaurants there!
Mexican Food Now Big in India! - Orange County Restaurants and Dining - Stick a Fork In It

Mexican and (North) Indian food have a lot in common.

There aren't very many Indian restaurants in Mexico. There's a few in Cancun and Mexico City, and probably some other places. However, even a city as large as Merida has no Indian restaurants.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Mexican Food Now Big in India! - Orange County Restaurants and Dining - Stick a Fork In It

Mexican and (North) Indian food have a lot in common.

There aren't very many Indian restaurants in Mexico. There's a few in Cancun and Mexico City, and probably some other places. However, even a city as large as Merida has no Indian restaurants.
Thanks for the info, I actually have that book (Taco USA) downloaded onto my Nook, though I don't think I have reached that excerpt yet?
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:57 AM
 
Location: CA
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I hope it's advertised as Tex-Mex food rather than authentic Mexican; I dread to think that Indians will believe that's all there is to Mexican food (when it happens to be one of the most varied in the world).
Er, Taco Bell isn't authentic Tex-Mex either though....since when is any fast food authentic anything?
I'm sure most see people that, whatever country they're in....
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:06 AM
 
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Er, Taco Bell isn't authentic Tex-Mex either though....since when is any fast food authentic anything?
I'm sure most see people that, whatever country they're in....
You've sure got that right! I'm from Texas and remember how hard we laughed at what they called "Mexican food" when the Taco Bell franchise first arrived. I really miss all the great family Mexican restaurants that got driven out of business by franchises.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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You've sure got that right! I'm from Texas and remember how hard we laughed at what they called "Mexican food" when the Taco Bell franchise first arrived. I really miss all the great family Mexican restaurants that got driven out of business by franchises.
It's questionable if those restaurants were authentic as well. The ones I've been too in Houston always serve enchiladas drenched with melted cheese which is Tex-Mex style; Mexicans don't use melted cheese nor do they use sour cream.
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