Turkey is the main attraction at several fast-food shops in the Baltimore-Washington area, suggesting that the poultry's appeal extends beyond the holiday meal.
At the Mall in Columbia, Linda Notzon recently opened a Bassett's Original Turkey franchise to offer shoppers an alternative to high-fat fast food. Hot and cold turkey entrees and sandwiches are on the menu. Based in Philadelphia, the company has other stores in Washington and New Jersey. She calls turkey "the perfect fast-food product for the 1990s" because it is low in fat. Contact the store at 992-6819.
At the Gallery near the Inner Harbor and at Owings Mills, the trend is represented by Talk 'n Turkey stores, a chain that is expanding across the country. Founded in 1986 by Baltimoreans Albert Saval and Alan Morstein, the company's slogan is "Real food for the '90s."