McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burgerking are all very popular fast-food stops for busy people in many countries around the world. Yoshinoya is a style of Japanese fast-food. “Beef bowl, regular” is what they yell out after you order this. These restarants all have bar stools and are usually very narrow and very crowded at lunch time, like this.
The atmosphere in the restaurant (if you could call it that) is similar to an auction as the employees taking orders continually yell out all sorts of sayings to: reconfirm the order, open the cash, say “welcome”, “thank you”…. they are always yelling something or another. It is tough to eat in peace (randomly googled images for “eat in peace” and found this “eat and peace picture). I was on the phone with Graham Goodwin when I was in Yoshinoya and he said the background of the restaurant sounds like a “chinese traffic jam with everyone yelling at each other.” Yup, that is a pretty good description, except they are speaking Japanese.
I am hungry. I have 34 mins left for lunch. It is a beautiful day here in Tokyo, so I wanna walk around and see if the Cherry blossoms are blooming. I don’t have time to eat a real meal. Yoshinoya go!!