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    Silly and possibly "usless" fact about Aruba

    I recently saw on Subway sandwiches website that they have 7 shops on the island. SO Americanized! They actually have shops in if I am not mistaken 91 countries, but I was just surprised by how many on the tiny island.

    I think we have that many coffee places here in my town though LOL

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    the residents of aruba LOVE their fast food, as do so many.
    the tourists, frequent the places as well but those that live on island do support places like wendys, mickey ds, subway, pizza hut etc...

    quite often paul and i will stop and get a wendys chicken or mickyd's chickenburger on our way back from snorkeling at catalina area. both mcdonalds and wendys up there on palm beach road are always packed with aruba residents.

    remember one trip of ours to st maarten, our son was about 5 and was starving... we had spent some time downtown shopping and he was begging for food. (gosh i sound like a shrew of a mother) so we stopped at mcdonalds and waited in line for 45 minutes for him. apparently in st maarten they too love their fast food.

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    It's surprising how quickly Aruba has changed over what *seems* to me a short period of time. When we first visited in 1984 we saw only one fast food restaurant...Burger King, downtown. They did serve mayo with their fries, so it wasn't completely Americanized.
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    Wow - that's a lot of Subways for Aruba. Of course there are probably that many in my small town now that I think about it!

    I remember being in Caracas Venezuela back in 1987 and seeing a McDonalds. I had NEVER been so happy to see a McDs!! LOL

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    It's so funny how when we are super hungry we'll go for our old stanby's even in another country!

    I was in Scotland, probably 7 yrs ago or so and we were being served very good local food at our hotel, exquisit dairy & baked items if I remember correctly. But the only problem was that there was alot seafood, seafood for breakfast, lunch & dinner. One member of our tour group went across the street to BK, he just couldn't do the seafood any more! I remember everyone saying, wow how silly! But in my mind, I kind of didn't blame him!

    I have not had any American fast food while in another country, I am proud to say, thus far anyway! Mabye if we take our soon to be baby somewhere (ARUBA!)when it is a bit older, well, I am sure he/she will want MCd's so then I'll have to make an exception

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    I took my daughter to Aruba 25 years ago when she was 13. We had stayed in Palm Bach at what is now the RIU. All my daughter wanted was MD's. I had to keep taking her downtown where Mc Donalds was at the now Renaissance.

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    We did go to the Quiznos once and they served waffle cut french fries, which they dont do in the US!!!

    I think the only other fast food we ever ate in Aruba is Wendy's once.
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    The closest thing to fast food I've ever eaten on the island was from the chicken stand by the bus terminal. Remember the Pollo Loco?

    That's pretty much the extent of it. Unless you consider the pastiche booths along the main street in behind the tourist shops and Renaissance, and considering you get it to go, it must in fact be fast food.
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    No fast food for this Kid home or in Aruba. Anytime I eat it things just arnt good if you know what I mean. I would love to have a Whopper and fries but just not worth it for me.

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    I noticed the Palm Beach Wendy's to have more customers that McD. And a Big Mac meal cost MORE at Chicago O'Hare airport than Aruba.

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