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Root beer floats. Curly fries. Coney dogs. For eons, Singaporeans have been pining for A&W’s return all over social media. It does seem like our cries have finally been heard, because A&W has recently confirmed its return to Singapore. No more braving the seas just to satisfy our cravings in Batam, hooray!
If A&W’s re-entry doesn’t excite you, I frankly don’t know what will. With many of our favourite fast food chains still out there in the cold, it’s no surprise that something seems to be missing.
But look at it this way – A&W has shown that our collective voice on social media means something. As long as we taco ‘bout our intense love for our beloved fast food empires, I’m pretty sure we’ll draw some of them to us. So let’s take our chances and look forward to having these fast food chains in Singapore. You donut want to miss out!
1. In-N-Out Burger (@innout)
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Let’s be truthful: we frequent McDonald’s only because there isn’t any In-N-Out Burger in Singapore. With its signature Double-Double®, healthier Protein Style® and crazy 4X4®, which comes with FOUR beef patties and FOUR slices of cheese, In-N-Out is a definite need for all foodies in our land.
2. Five Guys Burgers & Fries (@fiveguys)
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Five Guys is a no brainer. With fries and meat patties all freshly made in-house on a daily basis, it’s no wonder why its food tastes so good. Go wild with the toppings (there are supposedly more than 250,000 ways to order a burger); just be sure that you can stuff the burger into your mouth when it’s ready!
3. Shake Shack (@shakeshack)
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Shake Shack has figured the way into our hearts by selling beer with fries and burgers. You know you’re in for a good time when there’s ale, but Shake Shack has taken the food experience up a notch by replacing regular (a.k.a. boring) burger buns with potato rolls that are soft, fragrant and absolutely tasty. And have I already mentioned beer?
4. Poppies Fish & Chips (@popsfishnchips)
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No one does fish and chips like Poppies does. Consistently fawned over by London’s top food critics, Poppies takes great pride in satisfying its customers with the freshest fish. Pick from a variety of cod (oh yes please), haddock, halibut, mackerel, plaice, skate, rock and sole, and feast to your heart’s content!
5. Burger & Lobster (@burgerandlobster)
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Burger & Lobster is the epitome of classy, fancy, glorious fast food. Serving fries and salad with only burgers, lobsters and lobster rolls, this renowned restaurant is all about simplicity at its best. Just in case you can’t decide between burger and lobster, the Beast Burger, which serves a generous portion of both beef and lobster, is guaranteed to satisfy.
6. Jason’s Deli (@jasonsdeli)
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Using only the healthiest ingredients such as organic field greens and antibiotic-free chicken, Jason’s Deli promises you fresh, flavourful, nutritious food. Choose from its sandwiches, muffalettas, pastas and salads; you’ll even have the luxury of meat-free and/or gluten-free options. Anything at Jason’s Deli will make a wonderfully hearty breakfast or simple lunch.
7. Earl of Sandwich (@earlofsandwichusa)
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The Earl of Sandwich will give Subway a run for its money. Famous for its hot sandwiches, this dedicated sandwich shop uses only high-quality ingredients and artisanal bread that has been baked in-house. Seasonal treats like the Holiday Turkey, which features turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, will certainly have you hooked and returning for more!
8. Chipotle Mexican Grill (@chipotlemexicangrill)
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Chipotle’s crispy corn tacos will bowl you over (and so will its burritos and salads). Fill your tacos with steak or chicken, cilantro-lime brown rice or pinto beans, and top it off with guacamole, fresh tomato salsa and cheese. It’s best not to belittle the size of these tacos; three of them will be more than enough to get you fueled for half a day.
9. LEON (@leonrestaurants)
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Inspired by the flavours, variety and high nutrition-factor of Mediterranean cuisine, LEON offers healthy, appetising combinations of greens and meat. Its menu always changes, and that’s how you get to experience intriguing fares such as South Indian Spiced Fish, Moroccan Meatballs Hot Box and even Satay Salad.
10. Cinnabon® (@cinnabon)
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When it comes to cinnamon rolls for breakfast or an afternoon snack, it has to be Cinnabon® or nothing. Baked to perfection, Cinnabon®’s Classic Roll and Caramel PecanBon absolutely takes the cake with its chewy dough, aromatic cinnamon sugar and light frosting. This is how each morning should begin – with pure bliss!
Remember, our collective voice matters, so crank up the mentions on social media and convince ‘em that we’re mint to be. When they finally see that we’re a matcha made in heaven, Singapore will be raisin the roof with the best fast food in the world!
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