06-26-2012 10:31 PM
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  1. geno.jeg's Avatar
    Is it just me or does local scout not have fast food? When I search for eat & drink there are absolutely no fast food to choose from. Under the filters Cuisine, there is American but no fast food. If I search for let say McDonald using bing, all the McDonalds show up on the map local map. So you would think, local scout would have access to this information.
    Thanks..
    06-02-2012 03:10 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm only guessing, but Microsoft probably didn't include fast food into Local Scout because fast food chains would flood the list.
    06-02-2012 03:22 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Fast food joints are pretty ubiquitous. I've never had to search for them.

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    06-02-2012 03:25 PM
  4. eric12341's Avatar
    There's a McDonald's off every major highway exit,why search or local scout for one? Usually people use those to find better places to eat than hard bun McDonald's
    06-02-2012 04:20 PM
  5. Banstyle's Avatar
    lol I agree with everyone else. No one should be searching for McD's. It's a restaurant search engine, fine dining and whatnot. Think of it like Zagats. You don't see Dunkin Donuts in Zagats right?
    06-02-2012 04:35 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    lol I agree with everyone else. No one should be searching for McD's. It's a restaurant search engine, fine dining and whatnot. Think of it like Zagats. You don't see Dunkin Donuts in Zagats right?
    But Dunkin' Donuts is delicious. :(
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    06-02-2012 04:39 PM
  7. geno.jeg's Avatar
    lol, ok... I figured I would get razzed by mentioning MCD, but I have kids and we eat fast food.... I think the local scout should also cater to people who have kids!!!
    06-02-2012 04:40 PM
  8. LowRentTechGuy's Avatar
    I don't think fast food should be included personally but at least make it a changeable parameter for what it's looking for. But seriously, look around, you can't swing a kid without hitting a fast food place.

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    06-02-2012 04:49 PM
  9. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I don't think fast food should be included personally but at least make it a changeable parameter for what it's looking for. But seriously, look around, you can't swing a kid without hitting a fast food place.

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    As a parent of 3, I LOL'd at "swing a kid"...
    06-02-2012 05:12 PM
  10. Corepc's Avatar
    nevermind..
    06-02-2012 05:56 PM
  11. Banstyle's Avatar
    lol, ok... I figured I would get razzed by mentioning MCD, but I have kids and we eat fast food.... I think the local scout should also cater to people who have kids!!!
    OMG I have kids and do not eat fast food. Kids should never be a reason to eat unhealthy, but I digress. :)
    06-02-2012 08:34 PM
  12. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I think the intention of local scout, yelp, etc, is to drive business towards indepently owned restaurants. I think the "local" kind of hints that off because if they were including nationals it would just be Scout.
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    06-02-2012 11:15 PM
  13. eric12341's Avatar
    lol, ok... I figured I would get razzed by mentioning MCD, but I have kids and we eat fast food.... I think the local scout should also cater to people who have kids!!!
    It does by suggesting better and healthier places to eat at, which is a fine dining restaurant.
    06-03-2012 12:38 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think the intention of local scout, yelp, etc, is to drive business towards indepently owned restaurants. I think the "local" kind of hints that off because if they were including nationals it would just be Scout.
    I agree. When I travel I tend to like trying local joints, not chains (whether fast food or otherwise).
    06-03-2012 01:04 AM
  15. Winterfang's Avatar
    My local Scout has a Mc Donald's. Only one, the same one no matter where I am. Ghost Mc Donald's. Uuuuuh oooouhhggg boo!.
    06-03-2012 09:04 AM
  16. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    There was a Fast Food option for me, but only once, when Local Scout mistakenly though I was in Washington. It showed one restaurant, but it wasn't a McDonalds or anything like that, probably a small independent restaurant. Once I closed and opened Local Scout again and it found my correct location, it didn't give me a Fast Food option.

    Real fast food restaurants are probably not listed in Local Scout because then half the 20 closest restaurants to you would be taken up by McDonalds, BK, Taco Bell, etc. rather than "real" food.
    06-06-2012 08:52 PM
  17. 11B1P's Avatar
    Local Scout for me picked up several fast food joints.
    06-06-2012 09:04 PM
  18. Corepc's Avatar
    There was a Fast Food option for me, but only once, when Local Scout mistakenly though I was in Washington. It showed one restaurant, but it wasn't a McDonalds or anything like that, probably a small independent restaurant.
    Under Cuisine is a option to select delivery and fast food option but these are only local places only.

    Fast Food should be a option under Eat+Drink, seperate drop down option. Else it would dominate the map and take out the local aspect.
    06-06-2012 09:06 PM
  19. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Under Cuisine is a option to select delivery and fast food option but these are only local places only.

    Fast Food should be a option under Eat+Drink, seperate drop down option. Else it would dominate the map and take out the local aspect.
    What's weird is the inconsistency. Some people are saying fast food places like McDonalds shows up for them on local scout, but it doesn't for me.
    06-06-2012 09:30 PM
  20. Corepc's Avatar
    What's weird is the inconsistency. Some people are saying fast food places like McDonalds shows up for them on local scout, but it doesn't for me.
    No McDonalds for Me under Local Scout,

    But I can get them by going to Maps - put in directions "McDonalds" and it should show the closet ones to your location. Subway works has well, and Taco Bell..

    But Local is meant to highlight Local and not chain so I could see why they are not listed under Local. Unless they are only resturant around in small cities.
    06-06-2012 10:32 PM
  21. gregoron's Avatar
    It's like the search Nazi saying, "No fast food for you!" Try going to the vendor's site to look for location. I don't need to cause I pretty much know where all the MCDs are in my town.
    06-07-2012 01:20 AM
  22. wideopenlens's Avatar
    I think the intention of local scout, yelp, etc, is to drive business towards indepently owned restaurants. I think the "local" kind of hints that off because if they were including nationals it would just be Scout.
    Funny because Local Scout doesn't show any restaurant independently owned or not in my neighborhood of Bushwick, NYC. The nearest one that pops up is a steakhouse 3 miles away. Nothing Local about it i'd say.
    06-26-2012 08:42 AM
  23. Corepc's Avatar
    Strange thing happend for me in my area with local scout in just the past few days. A local Hamburger shop less than one mile away from my house has disappeared. It was listed before but no longer appears. It has not been shut down either. I used suggest changes to update the info maybe that will make it reappear in a few days.
    06-26-2012 11:39 AM
  24. dannejanne's Avatar
    Mmm lots of talk about steakhouses. Makes me hungry...

    06-26-2012 11:46 AM
  25. eric12341's Avatar
    Funny because Local Scout doesn't show any restaurant independently owned or not in my neighborhood of Bushwick, NYC. The nearest one that pops up is a steakhouse 3 miles away. Nothing Local about it i'd say.
    3 miles is local.
    06-26-2012 08:48 PM
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