Lost fast food brands we dream they’ll bring back


Today, you can find McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell restaurants everywhere but 50 years ago, the places where we went for quick, value meals were very different. These are the major fast food brands that have now vanished.




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A new Ballarat Central Japanese-inspired restaurant hopes to bring main street to former glory | The Courier

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A new Japanese restaurant in the heart of Ballarat’s CBD hopes to breathe life into a troubled section of the city’s iconic thoroughfare. A planning permit is being sought for a property at 30-32 Sturt Street for Kosaten, a 47-patron restaurant inspired by the classic Japanese sushi train experience where sushi is delivered to tables on a conveyor belt. The lower end of Sturt Street has been bedevilled by long-term vacancies and uncertainty over landmark buildings including the notorious Norwich Plaza. But there may be good news ahead for other key locations like the Unicorn Hotel and this new restaurant opposite. Kosaten puts a twist on the experience. Customers order through a tableside tablet, their meals are cooked fresh and delivered by Japanese-made sushi trains. The formula has proved successful in Hobart and Launceston and owner Kaz Kojima hopes to expand the brand to regional Victoria. PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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