3/40-1 The Big Reveal!

9 Nov

If you haven’t figured it out yet, Sarah and I are in Madrid Spain: Land of the Tim Horton’s franchise opportunities!

If you were surprised to see that the former Buffalo Sabres defenceman has invaded yet another country, you are not alone. I found it quite unnerving to be confronted with such an iconic Burger King-owned property so far from my home. I mean it should have been comforting, but it wasn’t.

I think this is mainly because while I search for the familiar when traveling, I don’t think I want something that’s too familiar. It’s like I want to try new and exciting things – for example like food. I want to eat a hamburger but with the local take on it. Like the hamburger is American but the cheese they put on it is from some village close by.

One of the risks of eating the local food is that you could find something you really, really like and then when you leave you don’t get to have it any more. This is pretty much my life story surrounding many of my visits to Germany. I’ve actually made costly travel detours (extra flights, accommodations) to eat one of their Döners.

I won’t go into too much detail about the food here in Madrid except to say that’s it’s outstanding and the kitchens are all open late. If you order any sort of drink at a bar, 100% of the time the server will drop in front of you some sort of snack that will be salty and delicious. It’s happening right now as I type this.

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