Most Americans assume that we invented the concept of fast-food -- a cunning plan that ensured that our nation would also pioneer the field of open-heart surgery. Apparently though, someone else has been doing fast-food even longer: Yoshinoya, just now arriving in Dallas.
This counter-serviced 50-seater is the first TX outpost of a chain that's been wildly popular in Japan since 1899, when they invented the concept of quick-serve beef-and-rice-in-a-bowl (hey, we'll always have the McNugget). Said simmered, special-sauced "Original Beef Bowl" is still the standout, but they've also got mixed vegetables, teriyaki chicken, and grilled shrimp riding high atop steamed rice, who wouldn't be so angry if people would quit making jokes about him being better at dancing than he was playing football with the Seahawks (and when are people going to just leave him alone about the dirty massages?). More speedy-n-good comes in the form of oversized "Feast" versions of the above, BBQ beef & chicken served with fried rice & yakisoba noodles, as-healthy-as-they-can-be chicken wings, shiitake'd Miso soup, and teriyaki or chipotle chicken Gyoza, not to be confused with Gozer, which is cooked by crossing neutron streams.
All items are customizable, with options like extra (or no) gravy/ onions, and fried rice made with egg yolks only -- apparently the Japanese were the first to think of making things even more unhealthy, but we were the first to invent actually getting super-fat from it.