11 Sept 2014


Quick Restaurants is a Belgian chain of hamburger fast food restaurants with its head quarter in Antwerp.

It was founded in 1971 in Belgium. It is one of Europe's largest fast food restaurant chains. In recent years, its worldwide expansion has accelerated.

Quick is similar in theme to McDonald's and/or Burger King.

The chain was first established in 1971 in Schoten, Belgium. By December 31, 2004, it operated over 400 restaurants in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Russia and Réunion. 72% of these restaurants were operated as franchises.

The first French Quick opened in Aix-en-Provence on July 19, 1980. Beginning on March 3, 2007, Quick also had restaurants in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. The first two Russian Quick restaurants opened in Moscow and Tula on March 21, 2008.

Quick does not salt its French fries behind the counter, leaving it up to the diners to salt the fries themselves. The fry containers bear the phrase "Plus ou moins salés: à vous de décider" in meaning "More or less salted: you decide."

Adapted to the use of Belgians and the French you can have beer or wine with your meals as that is what adults usually drink with their meals.

During the year's end festivities they also serve "Foie Gras" (the liver of a specially fattened goose or duck prepared as food) as it is a traditional starter for Christmas and New Year's meals.

The "Quick" in Waterloo

with playground for kids and special menus for students !

Of course we have one in Waterloo too and when my son was little he loved to go there as all kids did. Ever since in about 30 years I have been in a "Quick" maybe 3 times with friends, but then we preferred other quick snacks. I haven't been there with my grandson, as my friends have done, because mine is only nearly 4 and theirs are meanwhile over 15 ! Maybe later I can take him there once as it is still a lot of fun for kids.

Jenny Matlock


Mascha said...

Fast Food auf Französisch, aha!
Wir haben in Deutschland nur McDonalds, aber es ist von uns so weit entfernt und nur für Autofahrer zu erreichen... ich war noch nie dort (haben kein Auto)
Wir essen gern in einer kleinen privaten Creperie in der Innenstadt, auch ein wenig Französisch und ganz lecker...
Grüsze aus dem Harz

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. I've never heard of Quick .. but it does look a little better than the ubiquitous McDonalds! I'd rather not visit either .. but I'm happy to see and read the differences ... it looks very cheerful though.

Cheers Hilary

Linens and Royals said...

Moscow has one of these! and we don't. Not fair!

Andrew said...

It sounds better than McDonalds. You can have chips without salt at any place, but you have to wait while they are especially cooked. For people who should not have salt and/or don't really want it, like me, that is a nuisance. So, good work Quick.

SarahBeth said...

Definitely better than McD's! Wine or beer with a fast food hamburger is very different from here in the states, but a great idea!! The salt decision is brilliant -- we eat too much salt as it is, even without adding it on ourselves.

Judie said...

Good for them for not salting their fries! I wish all restaurants would allow the patrons to salt their food to their own taste!

I re-published an old "Q" post this week, and I noticed that you commented on it, so don't feel like you have to comment again.

fredamans said...

Must be better than McDonald's and Burger King if it sells fois gras... :-)

Loree said...

I've never seen a Quick. You should visit with your grandson. I am sure he would love it.

Jim said...

Thank you for the rundown on the Quick Restaurant, Gattina. We don't have those in Texas that I can remember. I have visited them in other states. Seems their fare was less hamburger/chicken and more plate lunches.
The Belgian people like Mayo on their FF's, does Quick offer that?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Q isn't quick enough, McDonald came here to stay.

storybeader said...

I never saw any Quik restaurants when I was in Europe. The name is appropriate, but then, it's in English! {:-D

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Gattina
Whether it was Quick or MD's in Overijse the thing that my kids still remember 20 years on is the little pots for mayonnaise or tomato sauce, that was a big hit!
Wren x

Anonymous said...

Nice to know we Americans aren't the only ones that like fast food. I hardly ever eat out though.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The only words I dread from my grandkids are "Can we got to McDonalds?"