Just had a Royale with cheese...

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  1. Clinton McClure

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    which makes me curious. Is this what the quarter-pounder is really called in Europe? And if so, what are some of the other product names which have been altered?
    (Edit: I just realized I screwed up on the thread title. It should read Just had a Royale with cheese...)
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    When I was in Germany in the '70s a quarter-pounder was called a viertelpfunder -- a literal translation of Quarter-Pounder.

    But more fun to say.
     
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    French Canadian translations:

    Quarter Pounder = Quart de livre (literal translation)
    Big Mac = Big Mac (same pronounciation, no proper translation available)
    Fries = Frites
    Pie = Chausson
    McXtra = McXtra (roll the "r" in French)

    Now here's an interesting item. As we all know, as soon as you finish placing your order, the cashier asks you "Do you want fries with that?". But in French the question asked under the same conditions is "Un chausson avec ça?" which translates to "Do you want a pie with that?". Same type of question at the same moment in time, but with a different product.
     
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    The other night a group of us stopped at the Arby's drive-thru. I wanted a Big Montana combo which is #10 on their menu. So the guy who's driving the car orders a #10. The idiot on the other end of the squawk box asked him what a #10 is. The rest of us looked at each other with that look on our faces. You know the one. The one that says "I can't believe that f***ing idiot just asked the customer to explain the f***ing menu."

    I've always felt that fast food order-by-number combo menus were created because the employees were becoming increasingly more and more stupid to the point that they had to simplify the menus, and apparently it's reached the point where not even order-by-number is simple enough.
     
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    I though Big Mac was 'le Big Mac .
    Anyway, the thread title made me [​IMG]
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    Don't know about the rest of Europe, but in Sweden a Quarterpounder is called "Quarterpounder"...

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    It was called a "Royale with Cheese" when I lived in Germany in 1993. Went to McDonalds in Amsterdam, same thing there. Everything in Travolta's little monologue at the beginning jived with my experiences.
     
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    I was just in Quebec and IIRC, KFC was PFK (Poulette Frite Kentucky??) Pardon my lousy French.
     
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    Interesting. I just went to www.mcdonalds.co.uk on a whim. They actually have a Quarter Pounder with cheese on the menu.
     
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    In Denmark a "Quarterpounder with cheese" is called "Quaterpounder med ost"... Only 'with cheese' is directly translated, and the whole name sounds stupid as hell!
     
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    Funny this should come up now...
    I was in France recently (last month) and my girlfriend and I got a real kick out of seeing that yes, the Quarter Pounder is in fact called the Royale with Cheese. I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture of any of the signs...
    This was true at any McDonald's we passed in France, from Montpellier and Arles in the south, right up through Paris.

    Bon Appétit!
     
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    It was called Royale With Cheese when I lived in Belgium in the early 90's. I remember ordering a few. Tasted the same. Also came in the styrofoam cartons, which by then were gone in the States.
     
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    I guess even the CEO & other big shots got the stuipid genes.
    Haven't seen this story in the US papers

    McDonald's has been accused of extreme insensitivity after releasing a new sandwich called the "McAfrika" in Norway, one of the world's richest countries, at a time when 12 million people are facing starvation in southern Africa.

    The launch of the new hamburger has infuriated the Norwegian equivalent of Christian Aid and the Norwegian Red Cross and generated a storm of bad publicity for the American fast-food giant.

    The concoction of beef, cheese, tomatoes and salad in a pitta-style sandwich is said to be based upon an authentic African recipe and is being sold to Norwegian consumers for about £2.80.
     
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    What do they call a Whopper?
     
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    No Quarter Pounder here in Japan but you can get a nice Teriyaki burger.
     
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    My sister was over in France with her boyfriend earlier this month and I got her to check if it was a Royale w/ Cheese. Well, she said it was but I forgot to ask her if you can buy a beer and I ain't talking about no paper cup, i'm talking about a glass of beer.
     

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