First Subway in Romania

And I mean the fast food chain:) not the actual transportation train. When I saw the line in front of the Subway last evening, I said I had to write about this  for sure. This will make you understand how Romanians feel about anything from the “west”. So here if Zara is opening, it’s a line, if a supermarket is opening, we have a line, same for a new mall, H&M, IMAX, McDonalds, etc.

So yes, Romanians are shopping& brand fanatics, and a lot of us will say that they will love to emigrate, that all the international brands are better than Romanian ones, and that the perfumes that are sold in Romania (no matter they are in Sephora stores for example) are fake! Yeap, we are a little more paranoid than everybody thought. But come on, I didn’t think that some sandwiches can make someone stay 1 hour or more in the line when there were in less than 100 m McDonalds, Springtime and other fast foods.

So we were in the area and wanted to see how it looks like maybe grab a Sub sandwich,  for the first time in Romania. But as we were aproaching we saw this huge line in the street, and went back to Springtime where I must say it was full. This fast food has been on a downward slope for years now, but just for the day, I’m sure they got a lot of attention especially from the wannabe clients of Subway:)

So I’m really curious, was it worth it? Anybody would wait 1 hour for a sandwich?

here is a small video, pic from here

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2 thoughts on “First Subway in Romania

  1. Hi, I am south korean university students and am planning to travel to Romania in Feb. Surely, I would have to visit Bucharest and I’d like to please you to recommend some great food or restaurant in there. Besides, your posting is really interesting! 🙂

    • Hi, I’m glad that you are planning to visit our country. In February though it will be extremely cold and snowy. Anyway, Romanian traditional food is quite heavy, so it will be perfect:)
      The most famous traditional restaurant in Bucharest is Caru cu bere, located in the old city center of the city. Also this area is the hotspot of Bucharest nightlife: pubs, restaurants, boutiques and lots of people strolling around. In the same area, there are some other interesting restaurants that serve Romanian dishes like Curtea Berarilor. In Piata Revolutiei, there is also a nice medieval restaurant called Excalibur.
      The websites are below:
      http://www.carucubere.ro/en/homepage
      http://www.curteaberarilor.com/en/index.php
      http://www.restaurantexcalibur.ro/en/index1.html

      let me know if you need another info. Have a nice trip!

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