Only in Lebanon: Warfare and fast food mix well
A new fast-food eatery opened in Beyrouth’s southern suburbs (Dahyeh) named ‘Buns & Guns‘. The entrance welcomes you in neatly stacked sand bags. The inside is festooned with camouflage nets, defused mortar shells and live ammunition. Employees in military uniforms serve meals and the cooks wear military helmets. Customers enter the restaurant under a sign bearing the restaurant’s name – in English – and the slogan, “a sandwich can kill you,” a reference to the large portions.
Lebanon has witnessed the standards of fast food restaurants increase exponentially since the 1990s; You have to admit, this military-themed marketing strategy is quite original.
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