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#1 nikkiblue

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I figure pizza places don't usually have a drive through, so, NO, Right?



#2 georgi

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

I think Luna pizza in CT has a drive thru.  Kinda pointless though.  I don't consider pizza fast food.  Ehh.



#3 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Pizza Hut = yes.

 

Independent pizza joint = no.



#4 FellowTraveler

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

Lol Little Caesers here has a drive thru

#5 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

a lot of pizza could be considered junk food...not fast
but there are the "healty" versions... whole grain crusts, lots of veggie toppings, less cheese, etc.

No one asked about pizza's health merits....ergo no one cares.

Nicole, I'd say yes, grabbing a slice of NY pizza and walking out eating it makes it fast food.

#6 JBetty

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:35 PM



Nicole, I'd say yes, grabbing a slice of NY pizza and walking out eating it makes it fast food.

 

 

 

Same can be said about getting a salad at McDonalds.



#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Same can be said about getting a salad at McDonalds.

Huh? Explain please.

#8 JBetty

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Fast food.

Buy a salad at McDonalds and it's fast food.



#9 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Nicole, I'd say yes, grabbing a slice of NY pizza and walking out eating it makes it fast food.

You're wrong, as usual.  :lol:



#10 In A Silent Way

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:52 PM


Nicole, I'd say yes, grabbing a slice of NY pizza and walking out eating it makes it fast food.

I agree. Yesterday I had two slices and a can of Dr. Pepper ($2.75), consumed standing at the counter in the window. I didn't walk out eating it, but I've always though pizza tastes better in the window.

#11 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

fast food/junk food are often perceived as the same thing ;)
and ya - it's apparent you don't care about the health merits of food
but speak for yourself, not everyone ;)

Get off your high horse and go freak people out at Tammany Hall :lol:

What makes you better than anyone else to the point where you can talk down to someone in a snide, bitchy tone because of what you perceive their choices to be? Who the hell do you think you are? Jane Fonda?

#12 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

You're wrong, as usual. :lol:

How so? It's food that's presented quickly and consumed quickly.

(By the way I'm in the Bay Area in June, would love to meet up for Asian)

#13 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

I'd put pizza in the same category as a deli or a restaurant that offers takeout.  More convenience than "fast food."

 

When I think of "fast food" I think of McD's, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.

 

 

Pizza Hut = yes.

 

I think in some parts of the country, its considered "fine dining."  :lol:



#14 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

When I think of fast food, I think of curry pork buns, chaat, and takoyaki.

#15 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

When I think of fast food, I think of curry pork buns, chaat, and takoyaki.

 

That's because you're weird.  :lol:

 

But I can see where you're going with that.  If its quick and convenient, no reason it can't be considered fast food.  I guess my perception of it is more mass-produced stuff like the places I mentioned.



#16 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

I'm going with Wikipedia's key differentiator: "typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away."

 

By your definition, sushi takeout from the finest sushi place in town would be fast food too.

 

How so? It's food that's presented quickly and consumed quickly.

(By the way I'm in the Bay Area in June, would love to meet up for Asian)

 

Surely. But June is like 5 years from now in my world so let's talk closer to the date!



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

If it takes less than 10 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to eat, it's fast food.



#18 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Hmmm... Is a made-to-order deli sandwich considered fast food?



#19 KrisNYG

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I'm going with Wikipedia's key differentiator: "typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a packaged form for take-out/take-away."

 

By your definition, sushi takeout from the finest sushi place in town would be fast food too.

 

But it's prepared upon ordering, therefore not reheated or precooked.  :P  :lol:



#20 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

If it takes less than 10 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to eat, it's fast food.

So a 1lb lobster, all sushi, and most stir fry are all fast food then?



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

a 1 lb lobster takes longer than 5 minutes to eat.  A piece of sushi is not a meal.  Most stir fry takes longer than 5 minutes to eat.

 

Next question...



#22 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

But it's prepared upon ordering, therefore not reheated or precooked.   :P   :lol:

Who the hell asked you?  :bash:  :qyc:   :usuck:



#23 Depends

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

I should throw in less than 5 minutes to order and receive too...



#24 Julius

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

I'd put pizza in the same category as a deli or a restaurant that offers takeout.  More convenience than "fast food."

 

When I think of "fast food" I think of McD's, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.

 

 

 

I think in some parts of the country, its considered "fine dining."  :lol:

 

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Most burger places didn't have drive thrus until the 80's, but certainly McD's was considered fast food prior to that.  



#26 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Chicken good!



#27 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

In Japan ramen is considered fast food. Real ramen, not cup-o-sodium. You pull up to the bar, order, and it's ready in two minutes. You slurp and are out in 5 minutes. Working Man's lunch.

#28 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

In Japan ramen is considered fast food. Real ramen, not cup-o-sodium. You pull up to the bar, order, and it's ready in two minutes. You slurp and are out in 5 minutes. Working Man's lunch.

...and I happen to know of an authentic Japanese ramen shop opening on the lower east side of NYC in a few months. :pimp:



#29 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

Mike if he's open by June 8th is there a chance you could get some of us in?

#30 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Mike if he's open by June 8th is there a chance you could get some of us in?

No guarantees, but I would certainly try!



#31 Tabbooma

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

Pizza is not fast food



#32 In A Silent Way

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hmmm... Is a made-to-order deli sandwich considered fast food?

Hell no! That's a deli order.

#33 TheDHJ

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

No guarantees, but I would certainly try!

Nice. Me, Motti, Mel... Fuck Colin, he can fend for himself. :lol:

#34 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Nice. Me, Motti, Mel... Fuck Colin, he can fend for himself. :lol:

:lol: I'm sure Colin will be in for the event.



#35 capt_morgan

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:01 PM

pizza is not fast food



#36 Feesh

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:06 PM



#37 nikkiblue

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:24 AM

 

 

OMG!!  I LOVE that place!!!  I want to stop there sooo bad one of these days!!!!   



#38 nikkiblue

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

a lot of pizza could be considered junk food...not fast

but there are the "healty" versions... whole grain crusts, lots of veggie toppings, less cheese, etc.

 

 

No one asked about pizza's health merits....ergo no one cares.

Nicole, I'd say yes, grabbing a slice of NY pizza and walking out eating it makes it fast food.

 

 

LMAO!   Love it.  Drama in my Pizza thread!!!  lol. 

 

Well, I suppose the fact that I didn't have 'time' to get pizza today, kinda makes it not fast food.   Im going to vote against that its fast food.... because it doesnt come pre-made.   



#39 insolent cur

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:06 AM

Pizza is not fast food

 

correct.  it's convenient and often unhealthy, but not generally considered "fast food."

 

little known fact...pizza helped build america. :)



#40 capt_morgan

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

pizza helped build america. :)


#41 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

it still makes people fat just like fast food



#42 Eco

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:11 AM

a 1 lb lobster takes longer than 5 minutes to eat.  A piece of sushi is not a meal.  Most stir fry takes longer than 5 minutes to eat.
 
Next question...


You are doing it wrong, a 1 pound lobster only takes a few minutes at most to eat. Give me two pairs of non plastic chop sticks and eating with both hands I can do the stir fry in under 5 minutes. But.....give me a 6oz piece of liver and it will take me an hour and 12 beers.

I can't understand how much time it takes to consume a meal has anything to do with how "fast food" it is. I can spend 30 minutes eating Arby's spicy curl fries and 3 minutes on the lobster. If I smoke maybe double or triple the time, if I have good talkative company it can take much longer......

#43 capt_morgan

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

it still makes people fat just like fast food

not us :rolling:



#44 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

not us :rolling:

 

((((((supermetabolisms))))  though I have gotten a bit chunky, by my standards,, since I have quit smoking.  



#45 u.s.blues

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

this morning i considered it breakfast ;)



#46 u.s.blues

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

to my mind pizza can be fast food provided it is not dine in



#47 gregoir

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

this morning i considered it breakfast ;)

 

Cold pizza is my favorite breakfast.  I also discovered last week I like poached egg on pizza.



#48 Tabbooma

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

:bouncey:  Sure did

correct.  it's convenient and often unhealthy, but not generally considered "fast food."

 

little known fact...pizza helped build america. :)



#49 u.s.blues

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Cold pizza is my favorite breakfast.  I also discovered last week I like poached egg on pizza.

 

never had that, but i have enjoyed scrambled egg breakfast pizza.



#50 PieDoh

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

it's not fast food, it's good food, fast!


waiting for lo mein and lemon chicken....eta =30 min.