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Crowds gather at the Chicking outlet at the Meydan Racecourse on March 30, 2019.

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Fast food at Dubai World Cup: what did people order most?

 

DUBAI – What did people eat at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai as the world’s richest horse race unfolded over the weekend?

If you think it’s all just expensive canapes and drinks, think again.

While others spent hundreds of dirhams on a set-course menu at the Winner’s Circle, or at other Silks or Parade Ring Restaurant, many racegoers grabbed a modest but filling bite at Chicking.

The Dubai-based fast food giant has been serving racegoers at the grandstand foodcourt every Thursday, and during the Dubai World Cup.

Saturday (March 30) was a boost to food and beverage outlets at the venue as more than 72,000 people flocked to the Meydan Racecourse to watch the world’s best horses race for the $12 million grand prize.

A Chicking representative said their best sellers for the evening were the Royal Wrap and Royal Crunchy combos that cost Dh20 and Dh25 respectively.

The outlet sold more than 1,000 pieces of the Royal Wrap, a toasted tortilla bread wrap stuffed with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and special sauce, paired with a soft beverage; and the Royal Crunchy, Chicking’s signature chicken burger topped with fresh lettuce and light mayonnaise.

Staff were racing to meet non-stop orders coming in from 12pm until the outlet closed at 9:30pm, a Chicking representative said. GAD/Expat Media

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