American woman sparks furious debate after claiming all British food is ‘TERRIBLE’… despite only eating at casual CHAIN restaurants

  • Charlie, 24, from New Jersey, went viral on TikTok after sharing her thoughts
  • The mom ate at a Wetherspoon pub and Toby Carvery, both chain restaurants
  • Some people agreed with her, but others claimed she went to the wrong places 

An American woman has sparked a heated debate about British food and the UK’s most popular chain restaurants after insisting that it is ‘all terrible.’

Charlie, who grew up in the South and now lives in New Jersey, went viral on TikTok after claiming her meals were less than to be desired during her trip abroad. 

The 24-year-old mom noted that she was shown around by locals who took her to a Wetherspoons pub and Toby Carvery, both chain restaurants.

‘It’s been really popular to s**t on British food in the last like year. But I’m here to tell you you’re not wrong, OK?’ she began her nearly three-minute video.

Charlie, 24, from New Jersey, went viral on TikTok after insisting British food is ‘all terrible’

‘I went to the UK. I had a variety of food while I was there. I was shown around by natives,’ she said, insisting everything she ate was less than desirable 

The mom noted that she went to a Wetherspoons pub and Toby Carvery, both popular chain restaurants

‘I went to the UK. I had a variety of food while I was there. I was shown around by natives. So for all you Brits out there, I did go to Wetherspoons. I did go to Toby’s. I did have a “proper Chinese,” she added in a British accent. ‘All terrible.’

For American viewers, Charlie explained that Wetherspoons was the equivalent of a British Chili’s or an Applebee’s, saying it was ‘nothing special.’ 

‘I did go to a Toby’s,’ she continued. ‘If you’ve ever been to a Golden Corral, that’s the best I can explain it.’

Charlie argued that British people claim the US doesn’t have carveries, but it does and they’re ‘better than probably anything that they could ever imagine.’ 

‘If you’ve ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse in the United States, it doesn’t compare,’ she said. ‘A Toby’s could never touch it.’ 

The content creator went on to describe Nando’s — another chain that is also available in the US — as being a ‘mild version of Chipotle.’ 

‘It’s really nothing great,’ she said. ‘But I will tell you that was the only thing I could eat consistently in the UK. Everything else was a f*****g gamble. Y’all do not use seasonings.’

Charlie shared that she also had Chinese food in Bath, a city in England, and the only word she could think of to describe it was ‘suicide.’ 

‘It’s not good,’ she said, making gagging noises. ‘Not even the worst Chinese I’ve had in America could compare to the awfulness. It’s really as bad as you think.’

‘I never tried Indian food while I was there,’ she noted. ‘So I won’t completely knock the UK because as far as I know the Indian food in the UK is hitting.’

Charlie’s hot take sparked a heated debate in the comments. Some viewers agreed with her, while others insisted British food is great, and she just ate at the wrong places 

Charlie’s video has been viewed one million times and has received more than 7,600 comments since it was posted on November 1.

Many critics were quick to agree with her and slam British food, including some Americans who live there.    

‘An American’s guide to good British food (from someone living in the UK for 1.5 years): 1. Nando’s that’s it,’ one person wrote. 

‘They literally conquered the spice trades JUST TO NOT USE ANY OF THEMMMMM,’ someone else joked. 

‘My mom has traveled to like 50 countries for work and she said the food in England was the worst she’s ever had anywhere in the world,’ another added.

Others thought the food was great and questioned her taste.  

‘Who doesn’t love fish and chips and a sausage roll though? Or a full English?’ one fan asked. 

‘I had the best food there! Went to the Pheasant Inn near Heathrow. Best meal of my life! Went to the Foxes Den in Bristol. Phenomenal!’ someone else shared. 

‘I was in England recently and we had some amazing British food. Pie and mash, bangers and mash, fish and chips,’ another agreed. 

There were also plenty of people who felt she couldn’t be taken seriously because she went to mostly chain restaurants. 

‘I’m an American living in the UK and Wetherspoons is just for getting drunk on pitchers and mid onion rings,’ one expat explained.  

‘If someone’s been telling you to go to Toby’s and Spoons for real British food, they were pranking you and you’ve gone hook, line, and sinker,’ someone else responded.

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