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Toasties

A Starbucks-like chain of cafes that specialize in toast.
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You could have exotic or gourmet jams and butters, different types of bread, etc.

You would strive to create a complete toast culture -- sell books, jam, butter, bread, toasters.

Instead of "baristas", you could have "tostadoras" (the babelfish Spanish equivalent of "toasters".)

eagle, Apr 27 2000

Toast Vending Machine http://news.3yen.co...6-08-19/yeah-toast/
From Japan ... where else ...? [8th of 7, Aug 21 2010]

Paul Young's Toast Song http://www.youtube....watch?v=XLzsbtTzIdI
the one and only fab original [xenzag, Aug 21 2010]

Classic sketch http://www.google.c...2&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
[mouseposture, Aug 21 2010]

Artisanal Toast Joints http://www.business...ng-crazy-for-2015-6
[bs0u0155, Oct 15 2015]

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       Did anyone else read "Grimble" (by Clement Freud) when they were a child? Very funny children's book. Grimble starts a "Toast Home Delivery Service" for his local neighbourhood, posting toast into people's letterboxes in the morning.
hippo, Apr 28 2000
  

       Actually, it would be interesting to build a toast vending machine. The sliced bread would be kept frozen within the machine, for freshness. You put your money in and a slice is quickly toasted, sprayed on one side with butter, dropped into a paper napkin and delivered with a small container (peel the lid off; use it as a spreader) of jam, marmalade, marmite, etc.
hippo, Apr 28 2000
  

       You need a chemical hook to keep 'em coming back. Starbucks has caffeine; what would you use?   

       ``One whole wheat, honey butter, extra Prozac.''
egnor, Apr 28 2000
  

       When I was in college, some friends and I actually started a small toast delivery service. For 20 cents, you got your choice of bread and topping served hot to your doorstep. We called ourselves "Toast!", and had several regular customers.
baf, Apr 28 2000
  

       this is brilliant. toast is a fobulous and under-appreciated part of our culture.   

       good for you!
urbanmatador, Apr 29 2000
  

       Personally, I am crazy about toasties with filling (a.k.a. Croque Monsieurs): a toasted sandwich with cheese / cheese and tomato / blue cheese and pear / cheese and sweet pepper or any other kind of delicious cheese-containing filling which melts as you toast it. I have often fantasized about starting a coffeeshop serving a wide variety of those. Getting them out of a vending machine at the train station when I'm on my way home from work would be great, although I would also settle for your great plain toast vending machine, hippo, or your toast delivery service, baf. Of course, any required chemical hooks are provided by the delicious ingredients.
Dasjes, Sep 26 2001
  

       butter and marmite, cold cheese, marmalade, gin & tonic; accidentally discovered
po, Sep 27 2001
  

       Exactly which part was accidental? (My money's on the Marmite.)
DrCurry, Jul 18 2002
  

       There is/was a restaraunt in the Merchant City area of Glasgow (UK) called "Toast." It sells toast, mostly.
calum, Jul 18 2002
  

       We had a toasted sandwhich vending machine at university. It was hideously overpriced.   

       Bread+ Cheese+ Ham+ More bread= Too much money.
Tremadog, Aug 20 2004
  

       japan rocks. btw the vending machine says "toast sandwiches"
Voice, Aug 21 2010
  

       Really ? There was no audio when we looked at the link ...
8th of 7, Aug 21 2010
  

       Grimble? Hell yes. Best thing about Jackanory.(That and the Impecunious Hero. And Kenneth Williams)
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 21 2010
  

       After I read this, I went to Quiznos...
Bootbuckles, Aug 22 2010
  

       /toast, mostly/   

       that should have been its name: "Toast, Mostly"
Bootbuckles, Aug 22 2010
  

       I still* think that a toast vending machine would be a good idea. If no one's going to make one, maybe one day I'll post it here as an idea.

[*] - see my Apr 27 2000 annotation above
hippo, Oct 12 2015
  

       bigsleep, you forget "Corby trouser press" and "Hotel room iron"
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Oct 15 2015
  

       <link> the west coast did this, and made it irritating.
bs0u0155, Oct 15 2015
  
      
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