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a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods

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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.
Like Embrace's track, The Greasy Spoons' offering will be released on June 5.
Mr Egg has twice been named among the Greatest Greasy Spoons in Britain, first in a national survey in 2003, and then the following year in a poll by Morgan Stanley credit card.
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. But this cafA, like the market itself, is squeaky-clean and light and airy.
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.
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.
Mr Egg has twice been named among the Greatest Greasy Spoons in Britain, first in a national survey in 2003 and then the following year in a poll by Morgan Stanley credit card where it was voted a favourite for a fry-up.