Eating out / Take away…

So i went to hardees to get some food today …

guess what ? the food was good 🙂 but there was 500 million people there .. it took me 20 minutes to get my food .. i have never seen to many people in hardees … i went to the one in qurum because i thought it would be less crowded than al khuwair …. big mistake .. it was just as bad … and qurum has become such a horrible place since last summer’s storm… its dusty … its ugly … no proper roads … no proper parking … it doesnt feel like you are in muscat .. we are used to everything being so clean and tidy and organized …

so there were another 700 million people in KFC .. the crowd there was more international i must admit … hardees was mainly omani … the families there were mostly lawati … for some reason lawati families like going to hardees … maybe one arab expat family and the rest were mainly young and “trendy” omanis… some in jeans and tight T-Shirts others with dishdashas matching their Kummas and slippers. The women were all wearing abayas…. and almost all have this huge thing going under their hijab …. HUGE !!! i have no idea what they stuff underneath there …. a cat? i dont know .. maybe someone could shed some light on that … i also noticed that the young Omanis in general are becoming more aware of the way they look … materialism i guess had to catch up to us eventually … good for them i say … why not try to look good !! Among all the crowd .. there were no western expats .. not one .. i guess they must eat early … it was 10.30

everywhere you go to eat .. is almost packed … except for hamburger nation .. for some reason they couldnt attract the crowd …the only burger joint in town fails… and then they start to serve “international” food becoming another one of those confused places where nothing on the menu is good … i havnt been there for a while .. i wonder if it closed down … and how about those dunkin donuts ? its crazy .. its like people in oman have never seen donuts in their lives !!! every time i pass by there people are line waiting to get their sugar fix … people almost get into fights to get to the front of the line … its almost embarrassing …

if you are in the food business or you were thinking of getting into it … my only advise it … keep it clean and maintain your standard … consistency is the key … look that Turkish house place in alkhuwair …. the food is almost always of good quality… those turks dont even know where to expand to anymore .. they almost have that whole lane … try the fried squid if you are ever there …

another place to check out is Cafe Ceramique …. not for the food … but the whole “I am an artist” experience .. the coffee is great … have a coffee and paint a plate … its pretty relaxing ..

I just want to add a picture that shows you how fast food crazy people have become ..

McDonalds in Al Khuwair

McDonalds in Al Khuwair

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