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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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That didn't take long...

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Fast Food Comes to Iraq

Basra: Fastfood giants Pizza Hut and Burger King have set up their first franchises inside war-torn Iraq, even as many aid convoys waited on the borders for the war to officially end.

The arrival of the two restaurants - sited inside giant trailers on a British military base near Basra - won a rapturous welcome from soldiers, whose limited range of rations lost their appeal many weeks ago.

But some officers were less keen on the new arrivals, which are due to start selling food tomorrow.

"I would prefer we got decent showers and toilets sorted out first," muttered one high-ranking officer.

Fastfood outlets are common in US bases, including Camp Doha in Kuwait, but it is believed to be the first time they have been sited inside a British military base.

Another officer, who was directly involved in the franchise process, said: "It's an Americanism, we usually have them off the base, but because it is still a war zone we have to give them protection."

Permission to open the restaurants was granted through the British Army and they will be run by existing franchise holders from Kuwait, with a percentage of any profits going to charity.

But soldiers waiting for a brewery franchise to be awarded are set for a disappointment as military chiefs have already vetoed any alcohol being sold on the base, which is home to almost 8000 British soldiers.

The Kuwaiti franchise holders provided staff and raw materials and the Army escorted them into Iraq, although it is understood it will not provide constant escorts for the supply runs.

A spokesman for the two restaurants, Atef Bassent, said: "I hope we will do good business here."
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 08:57 PM
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Thats fkn funny! Can't shit on the throne or wash your ass, but can get a whopper or a big greazy pizza.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thats fkn funny! Can't shit on the throne or wash your ass, but can get a whopper or a big greazy pizza.
Isn't that cruel?

I don't eat at PH or BK very often, but when I do, the first thing I want to do afterwards is take a monster dump and wash my ass.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2003, 02:26 PM
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I sincerely hope some family doesn't have to get told "I'm sorry ma'am, your son was killed escorting a supply truck of Big Macs".
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2003, 02:29 PM
 
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I sincerely hope some family doesn't have to get told "I'm sorry ma'am, your son was killed escorting a supply truck of Whoppers".
FIXED! just messing with ya
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2003, 12:30 AM
 
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Pizza Hut is the best pizza out there. Would you feed our Troops fuckin' Domin-ho's? BK kinda sucks, but you can't go to war on a Big Mac.
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