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    Default Fast food chains in US begin serving alcohol

    Fast-food chains like Burger King and Sonic have added new menu items that are creating quite a buzz in the US: beer and wine.

    Sonic, which sells burgers, corn dogs and hot dogs, will be selling bottled and draft beer along with 10 varieties of wine to customers who eat on the outdoor patio at their Miami location this summer, reports USA Today. They will also sell alcohol at their Fort Lauderdale location.

    Though uncommon in the US, fast-food chains in Europe have been selling beer since the 1970s. The first McDonald's in Munich, Germany, for instance, opened in 1971 and was the first to sell beer.

    Burger King also opened a Whopper Bar in Miami's South Beach last February, where they sell beer in special aluminum bottles for $4.25 (€2.93). In total, there are three Whopper Bars which serve alcohol in the US, as well as locations in Singapore, Venezuela and Spain, the paper reports.

    And Starbucks sells beer and wine at four locations in its birthplace of Seattle, which sell at $5 (€3.45) a bottle, and $9 (€6.20) for a glass of wine.

    Industry experts say the move into liquor licenses is to try and compete with casual dining and capitalize on patio season.

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    I think it's funny that Starbucks sells beer. I have a whole new respect for them

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    There's a BK that's down on South Beach that's been serving alcohol for ages.
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    Based on how bloated and disgusting I feel after choking down a whopper combo as it is, I can't even imagine washing it down with a beer!
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    Hamburglar Hefeweizen is spectacular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    I think it's funny that Starbucks sells beer. I have a whole new respect for them
    I dunno. I'd feel like a big, hairy pussy ordering a fucking "Venti" beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce View Post
    Hamburglar Hefeweizen is spectacular
    I can't remember the name of the flick but it was about thirty years ago on cable and Ruth Gordon was in a McDonald's with a group of folks who couldn't decided what they wanted. Ruth pipes up over all of them "BOURBON STRAIGHT UP AND FRIES!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    I dunno. I'd feel like a big, hairy pussy ordering a fucking "Venti" beer.
    Shit, better than ordering something "with whip". I can't stand Starbucks, if I buy coffee, it's the buck coffee at the service station.

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    Man, i always wished Chuck E Cheese sold beer back when my kids were younger.
    Dealing with it.

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    I have seen beer sold at McDonalds over in Europe. Will be interesting to see how this pans out in the U.S.

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    Somehow I don't think beer with the food at any of these places would be a pleasant combination........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    Somehow I don't think beer with the food at any of these places would be a pleasant combination........
    Exactly! A big mac and a big puke to follow.
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    Exactly! A big mac and a big puke to follow.



    Odd as it may sound, I love a good burger with a nice tall stout. There's a bar/grill in Belmont up on NorCal I used stop in on for lunch every so often about 9 nine years ago called Ausiello's that made great flame-kissed burgers with a fixin's bar and the fuckers went GREAT with a cold Guinness. SoamBITCH!!!!!
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    I genuine grilled burger and a beer? Sure no problem...have that several times during the summer months....A beer and a BK anything? uh-uh....
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    Here's the link to the BK in South Beach

    http://www.bk.com/en/us/campaigns/wh...each/menu.html
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