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EXPAT: Leaving the USA for Good (Part XXII)

Bruce Joffe
Eminent Member

The Americanization of Iberia

We’re eating lunch in the food court at one of Castelo Branco’s largest shopping centers. With a dozen or so eateries in a semi-circle filled abundantly with tables and chairs, eateries abound: churrascarias (bbq), fish, soup and sandwich, Italian (pizza & pasta), kebabs and gyros, burgers, ice cream, pastries, and other desserts.

Our favorite is a Brazilian steak house where, for €4.90 – about $5.50 – you can get a grilled flank steak on a roll with a side salad, bowl of soup, French fries, and your choice of beverage—wine and beer included. Other meals are comparably priced. All are served on real plates and dishes, with flatware and drinking glasses.

But many of the Portuguese eat, instead, at the Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, or McDonalds next door … tapping digital buttons to order food and then waiting for their LED numbers to flash, summoning them to pick up bags with disposable contents.

This topic was modified 1 year ago 4 times by AnyExpat
Topic starter Posted : 18/08/2020 4:40 pm
Chris Oikonomou
New Member

This actually shows that our technology is really progressing. You don't need to fall in line just to tell your orders and wait for it. This is really interesting. I hope it'll be the same in our country. 



Posted : 19/08/2020 8:36 am
George Papadopoulos
New Member

This is great! 

Posted : 22/08/2020 9:29 am