28. Marrakech express
Today, we are going to talk about a couple of acres that qualify as the planetary epicentre of quick-service. A-ha! Already I can hear the debate amongst my American readers – with the threat of open warfare breaking out between the supporters of the food court in that huge shopping mall in Minneapolis and that Strip Center in Chicago that has wall-to-wall fast food and seems to go on for miles.
Well, here’s the bad news. It’s neither – and it’s not even in the USA. It is certainly not in the UK or Europe. It is in Marrakech, in Morocco, in north-west Africa.
I’ve obviously got a soft spot for it – many of you will remember our hit record Marrakech Express when I was a member of that enlightened rock band Crosby, Stills, ...