masala man wrote:
Chained up wrote:
I’m gonna stop you right there. Chain... seriously? That’s your benchmark?
Ya, it's almost like they were making a joke.
But it’s not a joke.
Mexican food is more widespread than Indian food despite Mexico being much, much smaller population wise. It’s because it’s more versatile and far less objectionable in general. The extremes of any cuisine can be great or terrible. But if you take merely above average Mexican vs Indian, most non-Indians will prefer Mexican options. Qdoba isn’t a good example, but any taqueria in California is. Same reason Thai restaurants are universally popular - it’s just better than Indian.