Do you have foodcourts in the US?

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Do you have foodcourts in the US?

Post by simonja » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:24 pm

Hi All - I'd like to check the cultural fit of a title: Love In A Foodcourt.

Is foodcourt a term recognized in the US? In Aussie and New Zealand a foodcourt is a collection of small restaurants which share seating and facilities. Food is usually quick, cheap, and cheerful.

Appreciate your opinion. Thank you.

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Post by gtrmann » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:47 pm

Hello... A food court in the US is a collection of small resturants also, but I believe it is always in a large shopping mall... At least I have never seen one out of a mall.... Sounds like a good idea for a teen romance idea... Good luck !!
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Post by Len911 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:02 pm

Yes, malls, outlet malls, truck stops, turnpike plazas, although malls are on the down trend, around here one of the biggest and popular ones around in the '80's had been bulldozed and vacant for years, another one has finally lost all the anchor stores and bought by a development company ready for bulldozing in the future.
Truck stops and turnpike plazas, transient facilities, not a very romantic setting imo,lol!
- That's in the US, so as long as a down under accent is maintained, should translate well and understood that there foodcourts are
desirable,lol! ;) hth
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Post by simonja » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:48 am

Thank you Bruce and Len - I appreciate your replies and advice. Glad to know you guys have someplace to eat over there. :)

That Aussie accent is harder to shift than gum on a windscreen, Len. Man, I love Yellow Sky! Great use of different instruments to flavour the mood. A deceptively light but complex melody. Reminiscent of Rossini - a personal favorite.

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Post by Len911 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:51 am

tyvm :)
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Post by Casey H » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:28 am

Yup... We have plenty of food courts here!

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Post by 2lane » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Yes! Some of our food should be taken to court....it's murder. :D
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Post by PaulBergren » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:15 am

Also, in the US food courts are required to make Japanese, Chinese, and a Thai food all taste the same.

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Post by Casey H » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:13 pm

PaulBergren wrote:Also, in the US food courts are required to make Japanese, Chinese, and a Thai food all taste the same.
And have someone standing out there with free samples of bourbon chicken on toothpicks. :P

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Post by uncbilly » Wed May 14, 2014 10:02 am

a collection of small restaurants which share seating and facilities. Food is usually quick, cheap, and cheerful.
Pretty much exactly the same here, except for maybe the "cheerful"
And have someone standing out there with free samples of bourbon chicken on toothpicks.
I got drunk doing this once :)

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