Posted Friday, July 21, 2006 9:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A teenager was left with severe head injuries after a fight broke out between two gangs at a Thorpe Park fast food outlet on Sunday, as thrill seekers enjoyed a sun-packed day at the park. Witnesses are being sought to the serious assault which happened at the busy KFC restaurant in the grounds of the amusement park on Sunday, July 16, at about 3pm, when two separate groups of youths, aged between 17 and early 20s, were inside the eatery.
The invasion of American fast food, especially in Great Britain, has been going on for some times. Just recently I was looking at some pics that were taken in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and across the street from the Flower Market is the very noticable Golden Arches of McDonalds.
I went to a McDonald's in Italy (yes, I know, but I was in a hurry) and they served beer with the value meals. Also they had a great fresh salad bar.
Big Mac and a Peroni isn't bad at all.
I found a nice little pub in London near Buckingham Palace called the Phoenix that had fish & chips (with a side of peas? why?) for 2 people for £5.99. It was quite tasty, and so was the Scrumpy Jack cider.
*** This post was edited by kpjb 7/21/2006 4:35:33 PM ***
kpjb said " The UK doesn't exactly have the culinary delights of Italy, Germany, or France..."
You obviously haven't tried deep fried mars bars or deep fried pizza :P
The UK does have some fantastic regional dishes and some excellent home grown produce - Scotch beef, English cheeses (Cornish Yarg - mmmm) and Welsh lamb to name but a few. Unfortunately you have to get away from the tourist trail 'old familiars' and the cook-chill pub grub places to find it :)
Maybe Tussauds should consider renaming Thorpe Park to Ned Park (or ChavLand) hehe