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Only in Ethiopia: Facefood – the Facebook of the Restaurant World

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04/16/13

  09:23:37 pm, by admin, 185 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Only in Ethiopia: Facefood – the Facebook of the Restaurant World

Only in Ethiopia: Facefood – the Facebook of the Restaurant World

Facefood is a new eatery in town with the “look and feel” of Facebook. Except at Facefood, unlike its online muse, there is a waiter that takes your order, prepares your food and serves you.

A short walk from Atlas Hotel, onCape Verde Street, the restaurant occupies the former premises of Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant, near Dessalegn Hotel. The sign, on a blue background, but in a white font, different to Facebook’s, attempts to imitate the world famous social network.

Parking space is limited at Facefood and a long line of cars can be seen parked along the side street. The large number of cars is evidence that people are out and about exploring one of the city’s newest attractions. The blue and white car parked directly in front of the premises, with the Facefood logo embellished on the side, also serves as an additional attraction to passers-by. If that is not enough, then the aroma of burgers grilling in the open air kitchen should be sufficient to entice anyone inside.

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Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  
5 stars
addiszemen

WOW!!!!!
Facefood, Face pizza, Tibs Hut!!!!
What next??!!
It is really a great creation. The the 30 year ols young owner with his 25 years old wife helping, is doing such an impressive job.
Only in Ethiopia!
I Hope he protects his naming right, so that nobody else use it.
Way to go Nur!
I’m proud of you!

04/16/13 @ 22:43
Comment from: james [Visitor]
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james

Would love to visit there! Thanks for the news nazret.com very current news

04/16/13 @ 23:15
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
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TEDDY

Have you seen the Next Sign “Tibs Hub” imitated from “Pizza Hut” .Who the hell are the owners ,Azeb ,another Tigre Mafiosi ,or the Sheraton Sheik…LOL!!! Maybe next time “Beggars’ King” ,"Agaziwu Donald” ,"Star Birru Cafe” …LOL !!!

04/17/13 @ 02:17
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

And the HYGIN AND THE REST ROOM SHOULD BE MENTIONED. BAD TOILETS, BAD HYGIN , THESE ARE a common thing all over addis. In some culture toilets are like a temple but in Ethiopia and Ethiopia restaurants in west do not pay any attention when it comes to toilets. Come on. Wash your dirty hand. Please!!!!

04/17/13 @ 03:07
Comment from: bizzare [Member]  
bizzare

Nazret…is this news or advertisement???…u owe me 2 minutes of my life..i know u can do better..

04/17/13 @ 09:15
Comment from: Alem [Visitor]
Alem

It is sad that Ethiopians across the board are good at mimicking. Always embarrassed or ignorant of their own culture. Foreigners, on the other hand, are fascinated by our heritage.

04/17/13 @ 17:10
Comment from: brooks [Member]  
brooks

Alem [Visitor]

Some might take your concern as a little bit over the top while some might agree with you,however, even in the older days of Ethiopia we had Bombolino, Venus club(first disco ball introduced in 1969),Hotel D’ Afrique, Flamingo Bar, Post Rendezvous in front of Tele(later bombed by Eritrean Ikabs),Bouffett de L’Garre—-etc. What do you think about our culture of Habesha"Gursha” watched by more than 33 million people on the Simpsons?. Are you against transnational cultural interplay?

04/17/13 @ 22:58
Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]
Seattle

Great. if it can stay in Business for at least year. Like anything else, the hyenas will slap him with an imaginable tax if it threatens their business. Watch and see

04/18/13 @ 02:32
Comment from: Alem [Visitor]
Alem

Broo-K, I agree with you on the point you raised. I am not against cultural cross-fertilization. Otherwise, I will be suggesting pure culture exists; Ethiopia IS multicultural. My concern arises from the proliferation of foreign names to such a point that on returning for a visit from abroad I was not expecting to see a poor copy of New York city. Of course, you could argue all urban centers are more alike than different. However, societies that fail to nurture core cultural values [in architectural designs, dietary habits, etc] will be at the mercy of [commercial and cultural] values from the outside. Remember how the past generation indiscriminately bought into Soviet economic and political culture? One remedy is schools putting emphasis on both individual and collective histories. How you connect with your roots matters a great deal in the choices you make. Incidentally, the labels you cited above are not really foreign [de L’Garre has historical reasons - ie, Franco-Ethiopian R’way; D’Afrique, Ethiopia being home to OAU; Venus is Venus; Flamingo is what you see when you drive down to Rift Valley lakes :)]. Take care.

04/18/13 @ 20:33

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