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Is there a Greek hamburger conspiracy?

Asked by sinscriven (6184 points ) April 17th, 2008

I’m not sure if this is something that’s common, but there in Southern California there’s a lot of sort of independent type burger joints that have a sort of uncanny resemblence to each other.

They are often times named the greek something or another (e.g, The Crazy/Friendly/Mad/Excited/Developmentally-challenged Greek) and have typical Fast food burgers, chicken sandwiches, pastrami, and fried zucchini. The burgers usually come with tomato/shredded lettuce/secret sauce, and combos usually run $4–6.

Every time I go to one of these, I just see that it’s pretty consistent and I know what I’m getting even though I’ve never been there before. I was wondering if they are somehow associated some how, or is there some sort of DIY make-your-own-burger-joint business plan going on?

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peedub's avatar

I have no idea but this question rules.

peedub's avatar

If there is Zorba is like the godfather.

peedub's avatar

I’m pretty sure I’ve been to The Mad Greek and heard this on the juke box.

peedub's avatar

What are they really saying???

I think they assume we are all stupid malakas.

sinscriven's avatar

Oddly enough, The burger place I went to today that inspired this question was called Zorba’s. :o

peedub's avatar

It makes me want to say, hey guys, what you’re doing is wrong!

Allie's avatar

Hahahaha.. that guy crawling across the street was funny. And the dude waiting for the deer with his Canadian beer.

P.S.- I’m part Greek and I have never even seen these Greek burger places. I guess they’re only in SoCal. When I was in Athens,Gr. I saw an add for a Greek Mac though.

nomtastic's avatar

this is not uncommon, that an ethnic group will run a set of like stores/restaurants. in nyc, the peanut stands are mostly owned/run by what has been affectionately called the ‘chilean peanut mafia’ and i’ve heard it said that the donut shops in the bay area are largely cambodian.

peedub's avatar

@nomtastic- have you tried any of the Chinese-owned Mexican in NYC?

Alegio618's avatar

I’ve never seen a place like what you are referring to—that is, a Greek restaurant that sells burgers. How tasty are they? If they are better than gyros, then there is something funny going on—it may be a conspiracy. Maybe part of the whole melting-pot-assmilation scheme in the U.S.

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