greasy spoon

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a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods

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Truckstop greasy spoon cafes are the latest target of EU bureaucrats under 'crackpot' driver training plans designed to abolish the bacon butty, MEPs have claimed.
ICONIC greasy spoon Mr Egg has had its chips as a late-night cafe following a fracas which left 13 people injured after being sprayed in the face with concentrated vinegar.
We also love greasy spoon cafes, but didn't fancy writing a song about them so we just called ourselves that
Romantic, that is, if fast food and greasy spoons make your heart sing: a third of respondents plan to spend less than $10, and over half plan on less than $30.
Prime Ministers have changed in that time, the Diana Inquest has rumbled on, we've had floods, the first run on a bank in aeons, war and every other kind of mayhem, but I can think of no other subject which has so obsessed conversation in Britain, from stately home dinner tables to greasy spoons, or generated more lurid headlines.
Now, I agree that many cafes in markets tend to be dreadful greasy spoons.
Greasy spoons serving a fried slice, eggs and beans face extinction as they are pushed out by continental-style coffee shops, says a study by HP Sauce.
But eating in Idyllwild has definitely moved beyond your typical mountain-village greasy spoons.
I couldn't believe it when I heard what kids are fed these days - the canteens seem to be nothing more than greasy spoons.
Adrian White, head of Europcar, said: 'We have been amazed by the fantastic response we have had to the awards after our research found that greasy spoons have actually been slipping behind trendy theme pubs and mass market restaurant chains.