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Old 05-12-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Haven't British Chains such as Pret a Manger, Costa Coffee, Wagamama and Tescos expanded in to the American market????
I wonder when and where?
Americans had hard time accepting such name as "French Fries," and you want something like "Pret a Manger" to induce their appetite?



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Didn't a UK Company used to own Burger King, indeed many of these companies are now multi-nationals rather than American, and shares can be bought in them across international markets.
Right, the shares probably can be bought anywhere, but the food chains are unmistakably American)))

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There are a whole host of British food and retail chains that have global interests
As far as I am concerned, anything concerning food with "global interest" shouldn't be coming from Britain, but France Italy or Germany may be.
However since these folks DO understand food, they don' to create "chains" but stick to idea of good old restaurants and trattorias)))

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Haven't British Chains such as Pret a Manger, Costa Coffee, Wagamama and Tescos expanded in to the American market????

Didn't a UK Company used to own Burger King, indeed many of these companies are now multi-nationals rather than American, and shares can be bought in them across international markets.

There are a whole host of British food and retail chains that have global interests

What an odd post. EVERY one of those companies originally mentioned is American. I understand you are a UK advocate, and that's fine, but let's not get silly.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:37 AM
 
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What an odd post. EVERY one of those companies originally mentioned is American. I understand you are a UK advocate, and that's fine, but let's not get silly.
Not an odd post at all, I was asked to show British Chains in the US by a previous forummer and I have. As for the companies I mentioned they are all British.

Tesco's were American as far as I am aware they started by the Cohens and in the East End of London - Tesco PLC - About us - Our history

Pret A Manger started in London in 1986 and is still a British Company - Pret A Manger - About Pret A Manger

Costa Coffee began in Lambeth in London in 1978 and remains a British Company - Costa Coffee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.costa.co.uk/costa-coffee/nations-favourite/

London Restraunter Alan Yau opened his first Wagamama restaurant in Bloomsbury in London and remain a British Company with their Headquarters in London - wagamama

Wagamama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coffee Republic is another British Chain - Coffee Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coffee Republic - About Us

A few other notable British Food Chains

Cafe Nero - Caffe Nero

EAT - Eat.

Cafe Rouge - Café Rouge - French restaurant

Garfunkels - Welcome | Garfunkel's Restaurants

Frankie & Bennys - Home | Frankie and Bennys

Pizza Express - PizzaExpress Restaurants - for Food Menus, Table Bookings, Offers and Takeaway

Giraffe - Giraffe - Welcome

YO!!!Sushi - Fast, Fun & Fresh Japanese Food | YO! Sushi Restaurants & Takeaway

Chiquito - Chiquito Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Bella Italia - Bella Italia - Italian restaurant

Handmade Burger Company - Handmade Burger Co » Our Story

Goutmet Burger Company - Gourmet Burger Kitchen - About us

Strada - Strada - Italian restaurant

Prezzo - Prezzo Restaurants - Our Story

Rice - .: Rice: Flame Bar and Grill :.

Zizzi - Zizzi Ristorante | Fresh, Local Italian Restaurants







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Old 05-13-2012, 05:02 AM
 
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There are also some very good British supermarkets in the UK beyond Tesco (which is British Company) and Asda (which is now part of Walmart), such as

Waitrose - Waitrose - Online Grocery Shopping | Free Delivery | Recipes | Wine | Party Food

Marks & Spenser (M&S) - http://www.marksandspencer.com/Food-Wine/b/199646031

Sainsburys - Food & drink - Sainsbury’s

The Co-operatve - Welcome to The Co-operative Food


UK TV advert for M&S - Summer 2012





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Old 05-13-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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I wonder when and where?
Americans had hard time accepting such name as "French Fries," and you want something like "Pret a Manger" to induce their appetite?
Pret A Manger is doing very well in the US, and has always done well in the UK.

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Originally Posted by erasure
Right, the shares probably can be bought anywhere, but the food chains are unmistakably American)))

As far as I am concerned, anything concerning food with "global interest" shouldn't be coming from Britain, but France Italy or Germany may be.
However since these folks DO understand food, they don' to create "chains" but stick to idea of good old restaurants and trattorias)))
I wouldn't say US Chains such as Taco Bell or Pizza Hut were that American, they seem more Mexican and Italian. Just as UK Chains offer food from around the globe. The main staples of the US Fast food chains have traditionally been burgers, fried chicken and pizzas, although there has been a rise in Mexican Style Fast Food in recent years. I think as the world becomes more global we will see greater numbers of new types of fast foods emerging from other international cusines.

The UK has always had a rich input of spices and other foods from the Commonwealth (British Ports were always full of exotic wares and herbs and spices), and the British diet is now very multinational (as is supermarket produce) with dishes such as Curry, Noodles, Sushi, Taco's, Burritos, Tortillas etc all doing well. The British actually love hot and spicy food, and are very experimental when it comes to food. It's really just an urban myth that goes back to the days of post-war rationing that all British food is sime how bad, whilst today the British enjoy a multitude of flavours and foods.






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Old 05-13-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Actually I forgot to mention that Waitose is part of John Lewis, which is owned by it's staff rather than shareholders, whilst the Co-operative group is owned by it's customers. So two of Britains biggest Supermarkets operate according to what many Americans would deem socialist lines - LOL

Couple more UK TV Supermarket Adverts.












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