Template talk:Fast-food chains of the United States

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Rename "Taco Chains"[edit]

Do you think "Taco Chains" should be renamed "Mexican Chains?" Many of them sell much more than just Tacos. I know many burger chains sell much more than just burgers, but some of the chains in this list are much more well-known for their burritos than for their tacos. --Toadaron (talk) 21:08, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

How about Tex-Mex? Most are not really Mexican, but Texican. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 21:42, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
One of the earlier edits didn't think Tex-Mex was a proper phrase, which is incorrect. But anyway, I've changed it to "Mexican-style food" which is more inclusive. 98.197.249.31 (talk) 06:44, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Mexican-Style vs. Tex-Mex[edit]

Mexican-style food is not restricted to just pure Mexican food. I would argue that Tex-Mex (which is of course itself distinct from Mexican food) is a subcategory of Mexican-style food. "Mexican-style" is, basically, defined as "Mexican cuisine outside of Mexico" in Wiki's own article about it, so I think it's more broadly inclusive than just Tex-Mex. Also, if you follow the links to a number of the restaurants listed, they are described as serving Mexican-style food instead of Tex-Mex. I think it would be better to categorize these restaurants as Mexican-Style rather than Tex-Mex. 98.197.249.31 (talk) 18:13, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Most of the brands are not Mexican, but Tex-Mex even though they claim to be Mexican. The foods these chains serve does not resemble real Mexican food. What many in the United States consider to be Mexican is in fact Texican. Read the Tex-Mex article and you will see this.--Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 20:46, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm well aware of the difference between Mexican and Tex-Mex foods (check my IP's location if you wish). What I'm saying is that the addition of the "-style" modifier makes "Mexican-style" useful as a descriptor of the pseudo-Mexican food served in these fast food chains, especially since they're not all that authentically Tex-Mex either. 98.197.249.31 (talk) 20:54, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
They're more Texican than even pseudo-Mexican. Tacos in Mexico barely resemble those in the US, the burritos aren't even close. I know a beautiful Mexican woman and the real Mexican food she makes is nothing like the the stuff found in these restaurants. They are Tex-Mex, not Mexican style. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 06:34, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I feel like we're talking past each other. IMO, "Mexican-style" doesn't mean "in the style of Mexico" (or "replicating real Mexican food," if you will). Rather, it means food influenced by and descended from Mexican traditions but also incorporating local influences and ingredients. In the United States, these regional variants would include Tex-Mex, Sonoran Mexican, and Cal-Mex. "Mex-ish" probably gets the idea across better, except that's not a real word. Additionally, the burrito-centric restaurants (Chipotle, Freebirds, and Qdoba) serve fare that's more Cal-Mex than Tex-Mex, so it isn't entirely accurate to use "Tex-Mex" as the category heading here, either. 98.197.249.31 (talk) 16:54, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

California Pizza Kitchen[edit]

It's a chain, but I don't think it exactly qualifies as fast food, does it? 98.197.249.31 (talk) 22:44, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

It is not, it belongs in {{Pizza chains}} --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 06:37, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
It's gone. 98.197.249.31 (talk) 16:20, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

United States[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

This template should not be named Fast Food Restaraunts, but Fast Food Restaraunts in the United States, because that is what it is. Who agrees that we should move it? Voting ends October 31, 2010, 9 PM UTC. Us441 (talk) 18:59, 17 August 2010 (UTC)


The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Fast casual restaurants[edit]

Apparently, a few fast casual restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Five Guys, and Quiznos are also included on this navbox. Therefore, I have clarified the title bar to now read "Fast food and fast casual restaurant chains". Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:50, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm also doing this to prevent misunderstandings such as this edit. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:55, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Thai Express[edit]

I think Thai Express should be removed, it looks like it's only in Canada. Masterblooregard (talk) 06:31, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done – That chain was removed with this edit. Wbm1058 (talk) 17:43, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Smashburger is an up-and-coming hamburger fast food restaurant chain.[edit]

I think that Smashburger should be included in the template for Fast-food chains of the United States. I've tried to add it to the template, but for some reason, Wikipedia won't let me. Any reason for this? Mr. Brain (talk) 01:45, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done – You successfully added Smashburger with this 01:39, 6 January 2014 edit. Seems they've been selling a lot of franchises lately. It takes a while for the system's job queue to show the changes on articles transcluding the template. Wbm1058 (talk) 17:52, 17 February 2014 (UTC)