American-style buildings?

Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Marquette » Thu May 31, 2012 1:41 pm

What's KFC called in Russia?

I know it has a Chinese name, but I can't remember it, and in Quebec it's called PFK - Poulet Frit à Kentucky...
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Thu May 31, 2012 3:47 pm

KFC in Russia is called ...KFC, oddly enough. :grin:
With Colonel Sanders's portrait. :)

First (at least in Saint-Petersburg) KFC franchisee started in 1995. First KFC restaurant in Saint-Petersburg was opened in 1998.
In 2005 they established a joint venture, an alliance with Russian "Rosinter" company and worked as "Rostik's-KFC". In 2010 "Yum!" company bought out the Rosinter's share and become the only owner of the network; they started to work as "KFC" again.

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KFC in Saint-Petersburg
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KFC in Novosibirsk, as Rostik's-KFC


On my previous job there was KFC restaurant next door near our office and I often visited it, although it was expensive enough in 1990s.. (It was 1998 or 1999, I think). I liked their fried chickens! :grin:

Marquette wrote:in Quebec it's called PFK - Poulet Frit à Kentucky...


...and I can understand the reason. :grin:
I'll ask my mother or sister what is the name of KFC in France. :wink:

Do you remember "Pulp fiction" film?

- And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
- They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?
- Nah, man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the f#ck a Quarter Pounder is.
- What do they call it?
- They call it a "Royale with Cheese."
- "Royale with Cheese."
- That's right.
- What do they call a Big Mac?
- A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "Le Big Mac."


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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Marquette » Thu May 31, 2012 4:06 pm

I didn't see a KFC in France, but McDonald's is "McDonald" in Quebec, and "McDonald's" in France - Quebec is much more uptight about such things than France...
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Thu May 31, 2012 4:17 pm

There is a proverb in Russian - "To be holier than the Pope of Rome" :)
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Marquette » Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 pm

Arseny wrote:There is a proverb in Russian - "To be holier than the Pope of Rome" :)


LOL!

Well, you could say that. But I think Quebec is just more worried about French losing out to English - something that France doesn't have to really worry about. From a culture-preservation perspective, I do understand this requirement being imposed on foreign companies who wish to operate in Quebec, buuuuuuut...
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:59 am

Got a loan... have drunk some sarsaparilla... now it's time to go to school! :lol:

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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:27 pm

I've discovered the GameCraft Miniatures 15mm buildings:
http://store.gcmshop.com/c/131/15mm-wild-west

The train station building is also available!
http://store.gcmshop.com/p/1049/train-s ... 15mwest023

It seems to me they can work for TT.
Does anybody want to test? :wink:
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:04 pm

Marquette wrote:I didn't see a KFC in France, but McDonald's is "McDonald" in Quebec, and "McDonald's" in France - Quebec is much more uptight about such things than France...


I can vouch for there being McDonalds locations in France. I ate at the one in the Marseille, France SNCF station on Christmas Eve, 2007. There was literally nothing else open that was not a $100 per person supper or was in a questionable house of questionable morals.

Ohhh... But there is a really Jim-Dandy of a reasonably priced restaurant near the castle in Brest, France. (I'm hungry...)

There is also a KFC location in Manama, Bahrain (the capital city) that sticks out like a sore thumb, but apparently has trouble with meeting demand for fried chicken, coleslaw, and a substance that mimics mashed potatoes, but is really something else....
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Postby Taxari » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:59 am

Ready for shipping: http://www.bfs-modelle.de/50.html

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And that's what you'll get:
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Re: American-style buildings?

Postby Arseny » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:16 am

Very nice! I want one!
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