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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)
I think this is a great edit but I think there should also be a row in the template actually called "Fast Casual" for chains like Panera Bread, Atlanta Bread, Bruegger's, Newk's Eatery, Corner Bakery Cafe, Potbelly, and a few others. These chains don't fit into their current groups particularly well and are quite different from some of the others in those groups. Could also call the row "Cafés" or possibly "Bakery Cafés". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Southrunner10 (talkcontribs) 06:09, 11 August 2015 (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)

 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)

 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)

No Chicken[edit]

Don't see any chicken places in this box. Certainly would expect KFC to be here, as well as Church's, Chick-fil-A, Wing Street, and Boston Market. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.28.66.74 (talk) 23:58, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Johnny Rockets[edit]

Should the template include Johnny Rockets? --Stephan Schulz (talk) 13:12, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

No one objected, so added. --Stephan Schulz (talk) 07:46, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
It doesn't really fit the fast-food/casual vibe, as it has waitstaff who take your order and deliver your food. Powers T 02:03, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Pare down the list?[edit]

Anyone object if I go through and remove chains that don't fit the guidelines in the documentation for number of outlets? Powers T 02:04, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Culver's like Dairy Queen[edit]

Culver's should probably be listed like Dairy Queen in both desserts and burgers instead of just desserts. In fact, unlike DQ where some locations only have desserts, all Culver's sell burgers. As such, it would make more sense for Culver's to be listed under burgers (which it isn't) than DQ (which is listed in both categories)--2601:1C2:1300:1F33:8C08:982:A142:8620 (talk) 21:39, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 January 2019[edit]

Can someone add Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to the template {{Fast-food chains of the United States}}? This business currently meets the requirements for this template by having over 300 restaurants that are located within at least 30 states since March 2018. Since the company sells both burgers (under group1) and frozen desserts (under group5), it qualifies for inclusion in both subsections. Thanks. -- 147.202.209.1 (talk) 23:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

 Already done Listed as Freddy's in the Hamburgers section Danski454 (talk) 21:49, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

How strict is the requirement for chains needing a minimum of 100 locations to be allowed inclusion on this template?[edit]

The rules for this template state that This template should only include chains that are national or are in a sizable region with more than 100 locations. Please do not add regional chains that have only a few locations in a couple of states.

I have noticed that at 01:00, 16 December 2018‎, User:ADMRN9102 had added recently added Tasty Made and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen to the section of defunct chains. At its height ShopHouse had a maximum of 15 locations while Tasty Made had only a single location during its entire lifespan. Can a company with a single location be considered a chain? Although ShopHouse with locations on both east and west coast, is 15 locations close enough to the 100 location threshold to warrant inclusion on this template? -- 64.134.164.33 (talk) 23:52, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I have noticed that someone recently (at 22:00, 23 December 2018‎) added Jollibee to the list, but Jollibee only has 39 locations in the United States so it appears that the requirement of having over 100 locations is just ignored by most editors. -- 50.195.200.161 (talk) 01:52, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 January 2019[edit]

Can someone remove Tasty Made from group11 - Defunct subsection of this template? Tasty Made had a grand total of ONE location throughout its very short existance and should not be on listed on this template. Other candidates that fail the 100 locations minimum requirement and should be removed are ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, which had a total of 15 locations and Jollibee only has 39 locations in the United States. -- 50.195.200.161 (talk) 02:20, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia! — Newslinger talk 14:01, 20 January 2019 (UTC)