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Fast food overtakes traditional cuisine in France for the first time

Traditional sit-down restaurants, historically a sacrosanct part of the French way of life, have been dethroned by fast food for the first time, with hamburgers and gourmet sandwiches outselling more classic Gallic cuisine.

Fast food swiped 54 per cent of the market last year for a turnover of 34 billion euros (

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"But another recent survey suggests the French now take just 22 minutes to wolf down their midday meal."

And that's a bad thing? I eat my meals in less than 10 minutes and they are quite big meals.

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i expect for more fatness happens in france

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All part of our plan to get rid of the frenchies :shifty:

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"But another recent survey suggests the French now take just 22 minutes to wolf down their midday meal."

And that's a bad thing? I eat my meals in less than 10 minutes and they are quite big meals.

It means the time previously spent savouring the meal and enjoying the company of others is now being used for other purposes - that might mean work, it might mean entertainment, but is signifies a cultural shift. What was previously a significant event has now become much more utilitarian. Just because one can eat a meal in less than ten minutes does not mean that it's best to do so.

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United States of France here we come

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The last bastion of civilization has just fallen.

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