What your fast food says about you

Steers, McDonalds and Wimpy. What's your personal take-away of choice?

by: Leila Saffarian | 29 Jul 2013
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It’s been a really tough day at the office. Gym after work? I don’t think so. The treadmill can kiss my sweet, cushy tush.

The thought of making dinner from scratch – no. It's take-away time. But there's no need to hang your head in shame about it, we’ve all been there.

But what exactly does your take-away choice say about you?

We go 'food shrink' on you and suss out your inner junk food personality.

Steers (the take-away of eternal youth)

Oh Steers, who doesn’t love a burger doused in a 1000 Island sauce fest, tell me who?

If you’re one of those people who simply insist that “I only eat Steers burgers! Their chips are the best man”, well then good on you for your SA patriotism.

You’re probably also a kid at heart, the eternal teenager, desperately hanging onto your Wacky Wednesday, Rave burger or Brat Pack youth.

Don’t worry, we don’t judge your youthful ways, in fact we admire it, so go Team Steers and carry on drowning those crispy chips of delicious in 1000 island glory!  

McDonald’s (you love a bit of foreign)

Way back in 1995 the first big yellow M opened the door to masses of Saffas queuing for days to get a Big Mac.

McDonald’s - so shiny, so big, just so… foreign, it was all too exotic. We’d seen that big M in many a movie and now it was finally here!

Yes, McDonald’s lured us in with those crispy French Fries… French – see – foreign, who wouldn’t want to go straight to New York, New York or Paris after your first handful dipped in ketchup – again ketchup – just so foreign!

Thank you McDonald’s for breeding a generation of worldly travel explorers – thank you.

Wimpy (Because nobody makes road trip coffee like Wimpy - nobody)

South Africans love road trips!

Oh yes. We’re talking caravans hooked to the back of cars and bakkies, hitting the dusty roads, travelling for hours with our padkos (boiled eggs and sarnies FTW). When the padkos nears empty though – uh oh… Never fear, a Wimpy is always near.

The best road trip coffee around, followed by a Wimpy breakie – childhood, dusty road trip nostalgia memories all the way.

Even though you might be more into artisanal coffee these days, we’re pretty sure once you hit the long road, your inner hipster will cease to exist & Wimpy will just hit the spot.

So, who’d have thought picking up that take-away menu could reveal so much about you?

We’re clever like that, it's just the way we roll. Until then, just remember to tip the nice people who drop those parcels of take-away delights at your door – they are delivering life memories after all.

By Leila Saffarian - follow her on Twitter @LeilaSaffa

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