Ed Philp trying valiantly to pick up the slack and prevent reader stats from plummeting.
The German Word Of the Week is Brotzeit, and it needs your input. Specifically, I mean the convenience stores / corner stores in Munich, run by independent proprietors, which I seem to recall often call themselves Brotzeit.
This doesn’t seem to be a company name, like 7-11 or Macs, but instead, just a local variation. Düsseldorf euphemistically has Trinkhallen, Berlin has blunt little Spätkauf; I think these corner stores are just efficiently called Kiosk in Frankfurt. In Rottenburg am Neckar, Durlach or Eisenach, these places are part of the Lokalbahnhof chain, and also conveniently offer regional train service. But Munich appears to have Brotzeiten. Can anyone (perhaps from Munich) confirm this? And explain where this designation comes from?
Or was I taken in by a bunch of seedy stay-up-late bakers who have diversified into magazines and beer?
And are there different names in Hamburg, Dresden, Stuttgart, Nürnberg, etc.?
Thanks in advance for any clarification!