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Title: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Khushrenada on November 08, 2010, 06:02:01 PM
All this fast food talk has got me curious. If you can only choose one meal from each fast food restaurant, what would it be? For the sake of extra fun, you can choose one item from the active menu and an item that is defunct or only appears for a limited time each year. And no, I'm not doing a rate the last food you ate thread.
 
 
My choices
 
 
McDonald's
 
Active - McChicken (see The McRib is Back thread)
 
Defunct/Limited - Pizza. McDonald's has a great habit of seeing what people aren't buying at their restaurant and then offering it for awhile to try and get people to fight the competition. They've done it with salads and submarine type sandwhiches. These often fade pretty fast. In theat vein, one thing they offered in the early 90's was pizza and it was actually pretty good. I remember they had a pizza Happy Meal and I loved it. While most of the other pizza offerings soon disappeared, the Happy Meal/Individual size lasted awhile longer until also fading into obscurity. I wish I had ate more of it while I could.
 
 
Wendy's
 
Active - This might be the toughest on my list because all their offerings are gold. It comes down to the Spicy Chicken or Bacon Deluxe Double and I'm going with the Bacon Deluxe Double because it is a more hearty offering. This is a bit of new thing. Normally I always got the Double Classic but I really like the Applewood Smoked Bacon Wendy's uses. I never thought bacon added that much to a burger to be worth the extra price it usually is but when I tried the Bacon Deluxe Double, I haven't looked back to the Double Classic yet. It is the most common thing I order from the menu these days.
 
Defunct/Limited - Bacon Mushroom Melt. I can only dream that someday it will be a regular menu item. Until then, I'll just have to keep stocking up on them for the limited time they are offered. That melted cheese sauce. Mmmmmmmmm.
 
 
Quiznos
 
Active - Another tough choice since I eat here regularly and love a lot of the subs. But if I had to say there was one supreme sub, I'm going with the Beef and Swiss Melt. Exquisite. Especially when winter rolls around. That sub keeps a man sane. I might have gone with the Chicken Carbonara since both subs use the Alfredo sauce but in the past couple months, Quiznos changed their chicken so that it has some herbs in it and it throws off the taste of their chicken subs. So, stand tall and proud Beef and Swiss Melt
 
Defunct/Limited - I could spend a lot of time on this one. There have been a lot of subs that have come and gone. While I'd like to name 6 or 7, it comes down to two, The Buffalo Chicken and the Roast Beef Dip. As much as I like spicy food, I'm going with the Roast Beef Dip for two reasons. 1. It was tasty! It was freakin' good. 2. The sub used a French Onion sauce or something that I liked to use for the Prime Rib & Peppercorn Sub instead of the peppercorn sauce they use on it. So, for making two delicious subs from one, Roast Beef Dip is most deserving of being reinstated to the Quiznos menu.
 
 
And now a bunch of restaurant that I can't think of anything defunct/limited that I would want or remember so I'm just sticking with the active portion.
 
A & W
 
Active - Papa Burger. I love mustard on burgers.
 
Dairy Queen
 
Active - Original Double Cheeseburger. The mustard, cheese, pickles, and ketchup mix so well with the hamburger and cause a taste high.
 
Burger King
 
Active - Steakhouse XT Burger. I'm really not a fan of Burger King. I don't like their fires and I've never cared for the Whopper. But I tried this recently and I'm sticking with it. There is a bit of a weird taste to their BBQ sauce but I can live with it and doesn't completely ruin the burger but I do wish they'd at least fix that.
 
Taco Bell
 
Active - Cheesy Gordita Crunch with Supreme Fries. For people who don't think Taco Bell does a good job of making Mexican Food, they nailed it with this meal. Any argument made against this offering will fall on deaf ears to busy chewing down another Gordita Crunch.
 
Subway
 
Active - Roast Chicken Sub. Rule #1. Don't get your sub toasted at Subway. They don't know how to do it. #2. Order the Roast Chicken. It doesn't matter what veggies you use, it will taste great. Heck, I'll just get the works most of the time. Just make sure you get the right sauces to complement the chicken. Sweet Onion and Honey Mustard. You can add Mayo if you want put Salt and Pepper will be enough with those two. I guess you could grab a couple cookies to complete the meal. 1 Chocolate chip with M&M's and a White Macadamia Nut should do just fine. You can thank me now.
 
Red Robin's
 
Active - Maybe not fast food but with all this burger talk, I just had to mention them. The Whiskey River BBQ Chicken Burger is one of the ultimate burger experiences. It starts out slow as you mouth learns the different components of the burger. But at the halfway point, the mouth can't keep up from the flavor overload and at the end, you are having a high from your burger. Sit for 10 minutes afterwards to let your senses return while the flavor slowly fades to memory.
 
Pizza Hut
 
Active - One last mention off the top of my head. I do like Pizza Hut pizza. It's best if you eat in and get it while it is greasy fresh. That said, it's not my number one Pizza choice. That's Panagos. However, what is great is the pasta they've been carrying for a good year or so. I love their Creamy Chicken Alfredo. What a great lunch. I do love pasta. What's a bit unusual compared to a lot of other Alfredo offerings by other restaurants is that they put on a lot of cracked black pepper in the sauce. Surprising at first, I've really come to like it a lot. Good job Pizza Hut.
 
 
 
 
So, those are my choices. Being in Canada, we don't have all the restaurants you have in the states like In N Out Burger or WhiteCastle. But don't let that stop you from mentioning them if you want to. I'm curious to see who's tastes we agree with and who we differ from.
 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 08, 2010, 06:34:55 PM
Mcdonalds
Standard Plain Hamburger, just pickles, onions, and ketchup.

Wendy's
Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
I used to work at Wendy's and yes the meat is real, your cook is often covered with blood. Things are kept meticulously fresh and that's why its better.
and if its there the Jalapeno Double.

Quizos
Chicken Carbonara, its sad to hear that they may have changed up the flavor since it was so right.

Burger King
um....yeah im not a big Burger King Fan...um I'll just get a kids meal.

Dairy Queen
Oreo Blizzard....but im semi-lactose intolarant especially if i eat ice-cream...so how about a Strawberry Limeade

Panda Express
Orange Chicken, but im sick of Panda Express.

Tokyo Rice Bowl
Teriyaki Chicken/w rice

Yokohama Rice Bowl
Yakitori Chicken/w rice

Taco Bell
Chicken Grilled Stuft Burrito

Mr. Gs- yeah you don't have these where you live. Bean and Cheese Burrito, 12 rolled tacos

Subway
Cold Cut Trio..im not sure what they call it now, but ham and turkey with swiss cheese and then add olives, mustard, mayo, avocado, and bacon.

Pizza Hut
Pepperoni Pizza, sure you can put a lot of things on a pizza and i'd eat it, but I prefer the classic.

In N Out Burger
Double Animal Style

Jack in the Box
I stopped eating there, their food is just too greasy, but when I did I'd eat a Sour Dough Jack

Carls Junior
Same as Jack in the Box, but actually i never liked Carl's Junior ever.

The thing I would prefer to eat in most all situations
A Lamb Kabab or a Gyro, or Sushi

Favorite Sushi
Unagi, followed by las vegas and volcano rolls, followed by dragon rolls, always accompanied with an Uni Shooter.


 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Armak88 on November 08, 2010, 10:26:54 PM
When I go out I'm all about value. You have to know how to get the most for your money at these places.

McDickerson's - McDouble meal with a jr.chicken on the side. This costs about 7 bucks (which is less than a big mac meal) and then you take the jr.chicken and put that bad boy in between the patties in the mcdouble. I like to call it the McGangBang and that's what winning looks like.

A&W - had to eat here all the time in university because it was on campus and it took debit... $4 for two mamma burgers was a pretty good deal.

Subway - another university favourite. You can't go wrong with a $5 footlong meatball sub.

Quiznos- When they had the $5 footlong beef and cheddar I was all over that. Since they took it off the $5 menu I have switched to the ham and swiss or meatball sub.

Pizza Pizza - This is clutch because it's open late and it's good to have an option other than Dickerson's. Usually me and my friend will get plenty for $20. That's 10 wings, 3 topping large pizza 2 dipping sauces and 4 cokes. A little more expensive than usual, but you get a lot more and I'm guaranteed to be full.

I've got a couple other places, but they're local joints so unless you live in toronto they're no good for this thread. I'm always looking for places with good deals on food, I love food.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Khushrenada on November 09, 2010, 09:09:20 AM
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Quiznos- When they had the $5 footlong beef and cheddar I was all over that. Since they took it off the $5 menu I have switched to the ham and swiss or meatball sub.

I think you should still be able to get the Beef and Chedder. There are a few menu options I can still ask for and get at my Quiznos even though they are not on the menu. I don't see why they couldn't make this. It's a simple sub and they would still carry all the ingredients. As for the Ham & Swiss, ask for it with Honey Mustard instead of Mayo. The taste difference is phenomenal. Quiznos ham and their honey mustard sauce blend so well together.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on November 09, 2010, 10:18:39 AM
All these would be the Canadian version of said chain but I'll put a few American exclusives at the bottom.

McDonalds: McChicken

Wendy's: Used to be Big Bacon Classic but it's been replaced by the Bacon Deluxe which I don't like as much.  It's more or less the same thing only it costs a lot more.  I've been getting the Classic Single recently just because it's affordable.

A&W: Mozza Burger though I rarely go here because the prices are too high.

Burger King: Whopper

Dairy Queen: No favourite.  I don't go here much.  When I do I try to go for any promotional deal if there is one.

Quizno's: Tuna sub.

Subway: Pizza sub.

KFC: I go if there is a deal and usually just get the Original Recipe.

Taco Bell: I hate this place yet somehow I end up there once in a while.  I usually get the basic tacos and then feel sick.

American exclusives:

Jack in the Box: Sourdough Jack - BEST FAST FOOD BURGER IN THE WORLD

Carl's Jr.: Famous Star

In-N-Out Burger: Double Double
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 09, 2010, 10:21:59 AM
Only place I eat at on this list Taco Bell, and I always get 2 Fresco crunchy tacos and a chicken burrito. I don't think Quizno's should be on the list though, or subway really. They don't have fryers, everyone else on there does.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ejamer on November 09, 2010, 11:36:09 AM
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McDonald's
 
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Defunct/Limited - Pizza. McDonald's has a great habit of seeing what people aren't buying at their restaurant and then offering it for awhile to try and get people to fight the competition. They've done it with salads and submarine type sandwhiches. These often fade pretty fast. In theat vein, one thing they offered in the early 90's was pizza and it was actually pretty good. I remember they had a pizza Happy Meal and I loved it. While most of the other pizza offerings soon disappeared, the Happy Meal/Individual size lasted awhile longer until also fading into obscurity. I wish I had ate more of it while I could.

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Oh man, I was thinking about McDonalds pizza just the other day.  Sure wish they still offered it!


Fast food isn't my thing.  When I do eat out, my preference looks like this:
(1)  Arby's as long as they are offering 4 junior roast beef sandwiches for $5!
(2) Dairy Queen is good for either two double cheeseburgers and a blizzard, or the garden salad with chicken and bacon
(3) Quiznos has several great subs
(4) A&W root beer is so good in a chilled mug that it makes the Double Mozza Burger worth ordering (even though it feels terribly heavy after finishing)
(5) Burger King makes awesome chocolate milkshakes... but nothing else really worth ordering.
(6) Wendy's makes a great spicy chicken sandwich


Pizza might not really count as "fast food", but Pizza Delight restaurants out east are incredible and beat the pants off Pizza Hut any day.  When we moved to Toronto, that was the only food that my wife felt really bad about leaving behind.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 09, 2010, 12:50:59 PM
At burger places I generally get two of their standard hamburgers (no cheese). At Subway I almost always get a footlong Buffalo Chicken (non-toasted, but the chicken warmed up) on Italian, with no cheese or vegetables, just ranch dressing.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 09, 2010, 01:55:53 PM
I don't each much fast food in comparison, and I usually mix things up with each visit. Two national chains I do often go to are Quiznos and Subway.

At Subway I almost always get a foot long Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki or a foot long spicy italian. I do get them toasted.

Quiznos, I like to try all there sandwiches, but I like the Chicken Carbonara.

I'm suprised Mop It Up hasn't posted in this thread chastising our eating habits.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 09, 2010, 02:16:27 PM

McDonalds: Edible, but not really enjoyable anymore.  The Fries, a chicken sandwhich (McChicken or Crsipy) is probably what I would order.
I also used to be a steak egg and cheese bagel guy & I also loved the McGriddles. Do they still serve those?

Wendy's: Don't eat here often. Their fries are good, but you have to salt them. Baconator was pretty good too.

A&W: Never really tried their food, but they are always paired up with a KFC. Their food on the men always look so generic and uninteresting.

KFC: Soo greasy, but $1.99 bag lunch on Tuesdays can't be beat. (2pc chicken and a buscuit - $1.99). Mash & gravy eaten with potato wedges is usually how I do it. popcorn chicken is off the hook too.

Burger King: I like the Triple Stacker. I've tried to order a Double Stacker made with Whopper Patties. They wouldn't do it. They suggested a Double Whopper with Stacker sauce. I agreed... they still wouldn't do it. Have it my way my ass.
Crossandwiches used to be pretty good too. Haven't had b-fast there in a while.

Dairy Queen: I haven't eaten here is decades. I've stopped at one 3 or 4 times over the last 4 years, but never ordered anything,

Quizno's: Steak subs. salads are good too. I will easily spend $12+ in here and be completely satisfied with my decision afterwards. Also love their Broccoli Cheese soup.

Subway: such a fucking rip off. Where is the freaking meat? If I wanted to have a salad sub, I would have ordered that. where is my meat? False advertising at it's worse.
me - "I want the sandwich in the picture"
them - "This is the sandwich in the picture"
me - "where is all the meat?"
them - "you have to order extra meat for it to be like that"
me - "...." walks out and goes to quiznos.

but seriously, The Hot Pastrami. it was soo good.

Taco Bell: #3 all soft(3 taco meal). Love anything supreme, but nothing with that god awful nacho sauce. There is just something about the sour cream here. Grilled Stuffd burrito is also pretty good.

Jack in the Box: This is 3am food. This is Post Drinking food. This is the best damn fast food you are ever gonna have at 3am while drunk.
Sourdough everything. 2 tacos for a buck. everything is perfectly greasy for that alcohol coated stomach. My favorite for a long time was the Ultimate Bfast Sandwich on sourdough.

Carl's Jr.: Mushroom Portabello Burger. I love it. Chicken Parmesan Sandwich was pretty good too.

In-N-Out Burger: I don't get the love for In N Out, especially not Animal Style. I don't eat here. twice was enough for me to make up my mind.

Chipotle's: Mexican spot owned by McDonalds.... surprisingly good, but too damn expensive. I can find way better authentic Mexican for little more than half the price.

El Polllo Loco: I haven't had anything here that I have ever liked. ever. none of it was terrible, it's just that none of it was all that great.

Popeyes: Good chicken, but their crispy is a little too dry and crispy on the skin. If only I could mix KFC and Popeyes into one chicken place. Mash & gravy here is good too. better than KFC's gravy.

Del Taco: Havne't had too much from here, but I prefer Taco Bell tacos. The fries from here are actually not bad either. have not tried a burger, but the burritos(while not bad) left me wanting to go across the parking lot to Taco Bell instead.

New York Pizza Xpress: Individual pizza wasn't bad, but I'd much prefer a full size. the chili dogs looked pretty good, but I didn't try them. I've only been there once, and this is the only one of it's kind that I've ever seen.

Wing Stop: chicken wings to go. I liked most flavors, but this just seemed too expensive for what you got. It is good, and you can mix and match all you want, but to leave there completely full and 100% satisfied, I just think I might have to spend more than I want.

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Tommy Burger (LA Exclusive): OMG. Chili everything. Chili Burgers, Chili Dogs, Chili Fries. It's all so damn good, especially after going out that night. I've only had it a few times (because I don't live in LA) but I would pick this over JntB if I had the choice.

Arby's: I haven't seen one of these in so long.... unless you count the one I saw when I was in N.O. (or was that a Hardees?). Either way I no opinion since I can't remember ever eating there.

Hardees: same as Arby's. Do these even exist anymore?



Did I forget anywhere?

Also keep in mind that almost all of these that I mentioned (above the dotted line) is for the most part, right next to each other. I could literally walk from one to the next. I could hit most of them from the other one with a burger patty if I tried.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 09, 2010, 02:25:30 PM
haha... hey BnM you need to make sure you give the people working at Wendy's **** for not salting them. They have a big salt shaker for doing that, by the end of the day the fry station is Briney. Also, what time do you normally go? Best time is noon and 5pm, thats just when everything runs the smoothest. If you get there at 2 or 3 make sure they give you fresh stuff.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: bustin98 on November 09, 2010, 02:36:19 PM
Hardee's still exist in North Carolina and Virginia. Maybe in Pennsylvania and Ohio too.

Arby's is still all over the East Coast. I see them from Ohio on to Washington DC.

No one has tried Chic-fil-a yet? Supposed to have the best chicken nuggets, they use actual chucks of meat, not ground up processed pieces.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 09, 2010, 03:09:28 PM
I believe there is a Chick-Fil-A in Oakland and I got a chicken sandwich there. It was pretty good.
Forgot all about that place.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Mop it up on November 09, 2010, 03:10:41 PM
I'm surprised Mop it up hasn't posted in this thread chastising our eating habits.
Have I ever done that?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 09, 2010, 03:22:45 PM
I thought you had, but looking back at the post history I don't see any chastising.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_Karl on November 09, 2010, 04:03:11 PM
Five Guys > In N Out.

FACT.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: KnowsNothing on November 09, 2010, 04:45:31 PM
Five Guys is fucking delicious but for price of one of their burgers I can get five dollar menu items at McDonald's.  McDouble + Drink (small is fine with free refills!) + Fries + Nuggets + Parfait for the same price of one burger with no drink or sides or anything?  Honestly it's a close call but since I have a hard time even eating that much McDonald's in one sitting I end up almost always going with the value menu.

God, same with Quizno's.  The chicken carbonara is tits but I'm too cheap to ever get it. Same with Subway, too; the five dollar footlong sounds like a good deal but their sandwiches are always so disappointing that it's still not worth it.  Four Arby's sandwiches for five dollars is...more than my body can handle.  I have never felt anything close to good after eating Arby's.

Anyway, every once in a while I fit Five Guys into my budget and I always get a burger with jalepenos, grilled onions, ketchup, hot sauce, and last but not least that incredible cheese.  Seriously I don't know what kind of **** they put in that cheese but it's delicious.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 09, 2010, 05:43:43 PM
Quiznos has a great value menu.

Speaking of value menus, I went into Carl's Jr. the other day and there value menu was gone!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Sundoulos on November 09, 2010, 05:48:18 PM
Chick-fil-a:  I love Chick-fil-a, and there are a lot of them around where I live.  Their Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe is pretty awesome.  Also, every year during the Nov. - Dec. holiday season, they serve a delicious Peppermint Chocolate Chip Mint Milkshake, which is the BEST...MILKSHAKE...EVER.  I haven't been by their yet, but I've been jonesing for one since a friend of mine posted about it a few days ago.

We take my 3 year-old there frequently when we're eating out; he seems to prefer their chicken nuggets.  Their toys/books that they give with the kids meals are also pretty nice; it's not very well-known, but you can trade an unopened toy back in for an ice cream.  We do that sometimes when Micah already has the book they've given out.

Nothing But Noodles:  A little too expensive, but I love their Southwest Chipotle...it consists of fettuccini pasta in a roasted pepper cream sauce, mixed with fresh red bell pepper, chipotle and onions.

Donato's Pizza:  They have the best Hawaiian Pizza I've ever tasted.  I think it's because it includes nuts and is sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon.

Quizno's:  Some friends of mine and I have been eating lunch there for years.  The manager even gave me a free sub on my birthday recently.  My favorites include the Baja Chicken Sub and the Black Angus Sub.

We have the usuals, McD's, Burger King, Hardees, Arby's, but to be honest, I don't frequent them anymore.   I used to love Arby's, but no one else I know (including my family) seems to like it.  I still grab a Jamocha shake every once in a while.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 09, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
yeah Tucson is getting a 5 guys real soon, I'll have to try them out.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 09, 2010, 07:00:11 PM
I heard recently that they're building a 5 Guys here in Erie pretty soon as well, so I'll check that out based on this thread.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 09, 2010, 07:07:51 PM
Also, just because a place doesn't have a fryer does not make it not a fast food restaurant. As long as its a chain of restaurants, and the food is made in a timely manner, and the staff is made to wear undignified uniforms than it is a fast food restaurant. Also, add the minimum wage pay to that list too.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Morari on November 09, 2010, 07:56:48 PM
Wouldn't the restaurant simply need a drive-thru window in order to be classified as "fast food"?

Thankfully, I can't even recall the last time I ate at a fast food joint. Cooking your own meals is not only cheaper, but much healthier!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: KnowsNothing on November 09, 2010, 08:28:44 PM
I'll have to check out the Quiznos value menu.  I generally only go there a couple times a year and I always get the chicken carb so I don't really pay attention to the rest of the menu :P

This thread reminded me of a trip I took over the summer to King's Island just outside of Cincinnati (great coasters by the way, although I am eternally pissed that I'll never get to try out Son of Beast).  On that trip I went to Skyline Chili and Graeter's ice cream (both of which fit the perm's guidelines for fast food :P) and both were awesome.  Skyline was very good but I'll admit that it was more of a novelty than anything (fast food chili? drive thru AND wait staff??).  Graeter's on the other hand...holy ****.  It was bar none the best ice cream I have ever had.  I ordered blueberry and peach cobbler, and then went back and tried the mango and lemon sorbet.  I have never eaten more ice cream in one sitting and I still wanted more.  On top of that the place was spotless, the prices reasonable, and the service blazingly fast.  Right after us a whole soccer team (around college age) came in and they were all served within a few minutes.  I realize a lot of what I mentioned had to do with the specific graeter's I went to...but still, you know it's good when I tell people more about the ice cream than the great coasters at king's island.

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Really though...they should at least demolish Son of Beast.  It taunted me the whole day.  I have never seen a more impressive coaster, including Kingda Ka (which was also shut down when I went to Six Flags.  WTF.)  Anyway that's all off topic...

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: bustin98 on November 09, 2010, 08:45:59 PM
This thread reminded me of a trip I took over the summer to King's Island just outside of Cincinnati (great coasters by the way, although I am eternally pissed that I'll never get to try out Son of Beast).  On that trip I went to Skyline Chili and Graeter's ice cream (both of which fit the perm's guidelines for fast food :P) and both were awesome.  Skyline was very good but I'll admit that it was more of a novelty than anything (fast food chili? drive thru AND wait staff??).  Graeter's on the other hand...holy ****.  It was bar none the best ice cream I have ever had.  I ordered blueberry and peach cobbler, and then went back and tried the mango and lemon sorbet.  I have never eaten more ice cream in one sitting and I still wanted more.  On top of that the place was spotless, the prices reasonable, and the service blazingly fast.  Right after us a whole soccer team (around college age) came in and they were all served within a few minutes.  I realize a lot of what I mentioned had to do with the specific graeter's I went to...but still, you know it's good when I tell people more about the ice cream than the great coasters at king's island.

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Really though...they should at least demolish Son of Beast.  It taunted me the whole day.  I have never seen a more impressive coaster, including Kingda Ka (which was also shut down when I went to Six Flags.  WTF.)  Anyway that's all off topic...

If you were willing to drive to Cinci, just 3 -4 hours further north is Cedar Point, some of the best board walk fries and funnel cake you will ever find. Oh, the coasters are better, too.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: KnowsNothing on November 09, 2010, 08:53:19 PM
Cedar Point is next year hopefully.  It's kind of the grand finale on this coaster tour my family has been doing for the past few years.  I'm pumped.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: GoldenPhoenix on November 09, 2010, 08:55:48 PM
A&W - Bacon cheeseburger and/or cheese curds
Burger King- One Dollar Double Cheeseburger
Dairy Queen- Um, blizzard? lol
Mcdonalds- Mcchicken
Wendy's-Baconator
Taco Bell- Love their hard tacos, so yeah I usually get that
Jack in the Box- Try to avoid this place, I do not like their burgers or most of their food. Though I do like their grilled sandwiches
KFC- Extra Crispy chicken and their mashed potatoes
Subway- Subway club

And my favorite fast food place:

Culvers- Can't pick one thing they have fantastic fish n chips, fantastic burgers, fantastic fried chicken, and desserts that blow away dairy queen (their concrete mixers are to die for with the same choices and then some that DQ has for their blizzards, they use custard)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 09, 2010, 09:15:14 PM
Good call on the A&W cheese curds.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 09, 2010, 10:09:14 PM
I take it back, I often visit Chic-Fila as well.

Five Guys sucks. Fact. You're paying $5 for a well done (as in temperature, not quality) Whopper, plain and simple. I went there once and it tasted like ****. If you're paying for an actual hamburger, then you should be allowed to have it cooked properly (medium-rare or medium), and not just depend on salt and fat content to trick you into thinking it tastes good.

I should note, however, that Chic-Fila uses fresh chicken which is trimmed and breaded on site. They're a huge step above McDonald's or the likes in terms of quality of food.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 09, 2010, 10:10:58 PM
We got a Five Guys recently and I wasn't impressed with their burgers, but I've heard that burger quality varies from location to location. I did like their fries though, probably the best out of the national chains.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: TJ Spyke on November 10, 2010, 07:08:52 AM
I've never even heard of "Five Guys". There are no Jack in the Boxes in the northeast at all (yet they still air commercials on TV here), no White Castle within 100 miles.

My favorites would be with the Whopper value meal at Burger King or the Triple Classic at Wendys (the only problem with Wendys is that their food tends to be more expensive than other fast food places). I don't really like McDonalds that much, but I don't mind the Quarterpounder (the Big Mac is alright, but they put way too much lettuce on it).

What I really hate is when they lie in the commercials about the size of the sandwich. I remember getting a Rodeo Burger at Wendys after it came out, and the freaking thing was tiny. It was like the size of the hamburger in the kids meal.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: bustin98 on November 10, 2010, 07:58:02 AM
Kinda makes their "Where's The Beef" commercials ironic, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 10, 2010, 08:39:08 AM
I just remembered 2 places I forgot to mention.

1. Sonic's: The only reason to go here over basically anywhere else is the drinks and the roller girl delivery to your car.... but not all locations rollerskate to your car. Oh their cheesecake bites are pretty damn good too, but the burger and fries were generic in both look and flavor, so stopping anywhere else would be better.

2 is not really Fast Foods, but it is sooo good.
Nation's: Bacon Cheese Burger (w/ grilled onions) and a side of Chili Cheese Fries. They put a head of lettuce and half an onion on there, but it such a good and juicy burger that your not gonna care. A little on the expensive side, but you'll likely enjoy every bite so it's worth it. Their breafst is good too. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage and toast.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on November 10, 2010, 09:39:50 AM
I've only been to Sonic's once and I think I just ordered a cheeseburger meal or something like that.  But, ****, it was GOOD.  It has this dry sort of flavour to the burger, not very greasy.  I would definitely go there again.  Though I don't like the drive-in setup.

I also forgot about Dick's in Seattle.  That's a good burger and cheap, too.  Don't get a small pop though because it's like a little dinky kid's drink.  Get at least a medium drink if you get one.  Dick's has this handmade relish of some sort.  It looks like green slime but it is great.  It's worth stopping by if you're in Seattle.  But then I do that whenever I travel in America.  In Canada we're a little weak on fast food variety but in the US there are all sorts of different local chains in the different states and I make a point to try them out.  Burgerville for example is pretty much only in the Portland area.  It's not an exceptional place but I felt I had to try it while in Portland because that's the only chance I would get to try it.

Someone can say the In-N-Out isn't as good as Five Guys (which I have never tried) but the thing is the closest In-N-Out to me is a 12 hour drive away.  If I'm in a California and In-N-Out is easily accessible I'm going there because it would be YEARS before I'm in an area with it again.  I've never tried White Castle before because I've never visited an area that has one.  Regardless of anyone's opinion of it I will try it out if I ever get the chance.  Scarcity plays a big effect.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 10, 2010, 10:44:28 AM
Yeah, I like Sonics. I usually get a chicken sandwich while im there, the onion rings are awesome.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 10, 2010, 10:51:38 AM
The thing I should mention about Sonic's is that we had one pretty close to the house when I lived on the East Coast. I used to like it.... mostly for the roller skating older girls that came to my window(I was young.... elementary and then again for a summer in middle school).
Now In Cali, we used to see commercials all the freakin time and the food would look and sound so good, but the closest Sonics is 1-2 hours away depending on where you are. So they had me salivating to try their food again after all these years only to be completely underwhelmed by what that particular Sonic's had served me when I finally managed to be somewhere near enough one to stop by. I've eaten there once in the last 15+yrs, so I've tried almost nothing on the menu. Probably not fair to imply that all their food is generic.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 10, 2010, 11:59:24 AM
We have a local fast food chain here called Zips, they have really good tartar sauce at about half the locations.

There is also a cheesesteak and sub chain called Bruchis, which I treat myself to once in awhile.



Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 10, 2010, 01:11:41 PM
i think the biggest problem Sonics has is that they fail at marketing. I remember eating there and it not sucking...but i can never remember what I ate
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Sundoulos on November 10, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
True.  I've hated the Sonic commericals for the last several years.  My wife and I like their Real Fruit Slushies, but we don't usually buy anything there other than that.  I dig their Spicy Southwest Breakfast Burrito, which they happen to have now, though it's also seasonal.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 10, 2010, 04:37:56 PM
Wahoo's Fish Tacos: Wahoo's bowl (Spicy grilled fish, brown rice, and black beans)

Chipotle: Chicken Burrito (black beans, veggies, corn salsa, mild salsa, guacamole, rice, and of course chicken)

Wendy's: As many chicken nuggets as I can order.

Carl's Jr. : Breakfast burger w/hashbrowns and a Dr. Pepper.

Sonic: I don't know if its just the locations that I have visited, but I have never particularly enjoyed their food or specialty drinks.

Chick-Fila: (See: Wendy's)

 




 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 11, 2010, 01:57:36 PM
ugh, i hate the Chipotle chain!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 12, 2010, 01:51:21 AM
ugh, i hate the Chipotle chain!

Let's take this outside, sir.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Sundoulos on November 12, 2010, 04:16:20 AM
I've heard some friends rave about Chipotle; they'll go out of their way to stop at one when they're on a roadtrip elsewhere in the state.   If I ever pass through there, I'll feel compelled to give it a try.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 12, 2010, 10:28:28 AM
I've heard some friends rave about Chipotle; they'll go out of their way to stop at one when they're on a roadtrip elsewhere in the state.   If I ever pass through there, I'll feel compelled to give it a try.

What it comes down to is that you are getting quality ingredients and portions at a decent price. The food is tasty, well seasoned, and there isn't the "mystery" surrounding it in the same way that I can eat a dish at Taco Bell and not know what has just entered my system.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 12, 2010, 11:13:07 AM
I've heard some friends rave about Chipotle; they'll go out of their way to stop at one when they're on a roadtrip elsewhere in the state.   If I ever pass through there, I'll feel compelled to give it a try.

What it comes down to is that you are getting quality ingredients and portions at a decent price. The food is tasty, well seasoned, and there isn't the "mystery" surrounding it in the same way that I can eat a dish at Taco Bell and not know what has just entered my system.
But.... you can almost certainly get better and much more authentic Mexican food at the nearest Taqueria you can find.

I used to avoid Chipotle with a passion (who puts cabbage & white rice in their burritos?), but I realize I wasn't giving it a fair chance. One day my girl brought home burrito for me and I actually liked it. I asked where it was from (I assumed it was the Mexixan Grocery Store or a new taqueria she stopped by) and she surprised me with Chipotle. It wasn't the best, but it was pretty good, still a little too expensive for what you get though, but I honestly think I'm just super spoiled by my usual taqueria and my back up taqueria.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 12, 2010, 12:42:31 PM
at a decent price?
Thats why I don't like it. Its the most overpriced gringo establishment. The food is not terrible at all, but if you come into Tucson and then you go to Chipotle and all you want is a bean and cheese burrito they are just going to look at you funny and charge you like 6 bucks or however much it cost me that day. I used to go there and try out their fusion stuff every once in a while, but that was fine until they went and pissed me off. Not at all a decent price. I'd get a better deal going into a restaurant like La Parilla Suiza. I have to mention that outside of Mexican seafood, Tucson kinda sucks for Mexican food. The old ladies 5 dollar tomales outside of the bookstore even suck. There is still some good food, but nothing that blows you away like in Yuma where I'm from. If anyone ever ends up in Tucson I'd recommend La Casa Molina, for cheaper streetier food Los Betos.

never ever go to Qdoba mexican grill, they are fucking gross, and the ruined my stomach one day.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 12, 2010, 12:57:55 PM
It's interesting how the regional location of a city can affect the food variety availability. Here in Spokane, located in Eastern Washington state, we have only a few really good Mexican places and lots of mediocre ones. We do have a lot of good Asian food though. My friend from Tulsa, says it was the opposite in Oklahoma: Tons of good Mexican, but the only Chinese was cheap buffets.

We only have like 3-4 barbecue places too, and only one chicken place besides KFC. :(
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: KnowsNothing on November 12, 2010, 02:37:18 PM
I've only had Chipotle once but I really liked it. Way too expensive though. Also, not that anyone really cares, but I tried my first meatball marinera from subway today and it was kind of gross. I think I'm goin to just stop going there completely.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 12, 2010, 03:19:18 PM

never ever go to Qdoba mexican grill, they are fucking gross, and the ruined my stomach one day.

On this, we agree. Qdoba is essentially a bad Chipotle- making it even worse for the angry anti-Chipotle mob gathering in the thread, and a disappointment to me. I got well acquainted with my toilet the night I ate Qdoba.

@ BlackNMild

I don't care for the portions at most authentic Taquerias out here in the suburbs, but I will agree that the Mexican food I grab in Grand Central Market, or really anywhere in Los Angeles, is around 100 times better than Chipotle. It is just that in the suburb I live in, prices are hiked up as people see a dime-sized taco as a delicacy.

I suppose I was just comparing Chipotle to the other chains that spring to mind when one says Mexican fast food (e.g. Del Taco and Taco Bell, at least out here).

EDIT: You know, this just sprung to my mind. Anyone that ever visits Vancouver should absolutely NOT dine at Steamrollers. Imagine Chipotle, but you literally watch them take the food out of cans and ready-made salad bags. Now imagine that they don't season any of it, raise the prices, and serve it to you in a soggy tortilla. And to think, people were lining up for that s***, it just supports ShyGuy's claim that fast food can really differ by location.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Sundoulos on November 12, 2010, 03:23:35 PM
It's interesting how the regional location of a city can affect the food variety availability. Here in Spokane, located in Eastern Washington state, we have only a few really good Mexican places and lots of mediocre ones. We do have a lot of good Asian food though. My friend from Tulsa, says it was the opposite in Oklahoma: Tons of good Mexican, but the only Chinese was cheap buffets.

We only have like 3-4 barbecue places too, and only one chicken place besides KFC. :(

True story: in one of our local malls, nearly every single restaurant in the food court serves some variant of fast-food Chinese...even the "Mexican" place.   The only two other shops are a pizza place and a fast-food version of a Japanese grill.  It's unreal.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 12, 2010, 05:37:01 PM
speaking of Chinese places...there is this place called Kelly's Cajun Grill, and its supposed to be Cajun food....but its take out Chinese. I think the only think Cajun about it is that they have seasoned potatoes.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 12, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
Speaking of "Chinese" food.....

Panda Express: Who eats this crap? their food is terrble [/carl malone]
They may have 1 or maybe 2 items that may be slightly enjoyable, but seriously, the majorty of the stuff they shovel onto a plate can hardly be called food and much less "chinese"/
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 12, 2010, 07:24:34 PM
Speaking of Burritos, anyone ever go to Moe's? That place is horse ****. It's the blandest burrito you'll ever have. Even if you get some spicy salsa or something on it, then it's just a bland ass burrito with spicy salsa.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 12, 2010, 10:16:45 PM
Panda Express was good for the first two weeks of moving into a college town. Then it got old really quick, and almost sickening to think about. Where i'm from we mostly ate Buffet Chinese food and Mexican food. Panda Express was probably the first chain Chinese restaurant I came across. The second was P.F. Chang's which is delicious...but really fucking expensive. Japanese food is almost the same thing, and outside of sushi it is much much cheaper. 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 13, 2010, 08:38:38 AM
P.F. Chang's is ok, but it's still just American Chinese food. I've never been in Panda Express, but my friend got some one time and it looks just like the **** you'd get from one of the Chinese places in the mall for $5.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 13, 2010, 09:10:29 AM
P.F. Chang's is ok, but it's still just American Chinese food. I've never been in Panda Express, but my friend got some one time and it looks just like the **** you'd get from one of the Chinese places in the mall for $5.

That is largely what it is, and unfortunately it is also the only dining establishment open at my university on Fridays.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 13, 2010, 10:56:57 AM
Hey American Chinese food can be good too!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 13, 2010, 11:24:02 AM
yeah, for the most part I just eat Chinese food at small family owned businesses, on the other hand I still think its catered for western tastes. There is no turtle or penis on the menu like there would be at one of the restaurants Andrew Zimmern has visited in actual China.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 13, 2010, 11:29:48 AM
From what I understand, Americanized Chinese food typically has stronger flavors (except heat) and more meat.

Maybe I'm biased, but American pizza is superior too!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 13, 2010, 11:54:15 AM
Maybe I'm biased, but American pizza is superior too!

I enjoy Italian pizza, most "by the slice" style pizza I have eaten in Italy is far superior to the American equivalent. There was a pizza place I went to every day for breakfast for a while (just outside of Rome), I absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: TheBlackCat on November 13, 2010, 04:39:48 PM
McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Checkers, etc:
Double cheesburger (only cheese and ketchup), large fry.  The girl who used to be at the cash register at McDonalds memorized this order, even though I only go maybe once a month tops.  If it is a place with larger burgers, scratch the second burger (or even the double, depending on the size).

Subway
If they have it, seafood salad, aseigo cheese bread, american cheese, nothing else.  Otherwise Philly cheese steak, onions, otherwise the same.

Quiznos
French dip

Panera
Clam chowder bread bowl

Taco bell
Steak Quesadilla

Dairy Queen
Foot-long cheese dog, nothing on it.  Fries, vanilla milk shake float (if they still have those).

Pizzaria Uno's
Chicago classic deep-dish pizza

Pizza hut
Stuffed-crust with only cheese

Pizza (any other)
Cheese

Panda express
Death.  I always regret eating there.

KFC
Popcorn chicken

Popeye's
Catfish sandwich, biscuit.  I sometimes go here just for the biscuits to eat with canned clam chowder, since there is one right near my house.

Favorite Sushi
Unagi (or anything with it), followed by anything with dynamite in it.  After that it varies a lot depending on what is available, but snapper, shrimp, crab stick (or better yet crab if they have it), or tempura shrimp or soft-shell-crab are good.  When I make it, usually either dynamite shrimp, fried fish, or baked chicken.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 13, 2010, 07:02:01 PM
The Black Cat does not like condiments or toppings!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 13, 2010, 07:24:12 PM
Wing Stop: 10 Teriyaki Wings, 10 Garlic/Parmesian Wings
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2010, 07:30:55 PM
I find the concept of fast food wings appalling.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 13, 2010, 07:45:00 PM
they take like 20 minutes to make, and they are better than any wings i get in a regular restaurant. Wing Stop is barely a fast food place...they definately aren't shitty like Wing Street
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2010, 07:54:06 PM
Still, I avoid chains for wings (and pizza) whenever possible.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 13, 2010, 08:07:27 PM
Chain pizza typically sucks, there's a place around here that will rival and defeat any local place that anyone here mentions. It's like the Soup Nazi's place on Seinfeld, there's a constant line out the door at all times, and they don't take any ****. One time they didn't give me my change, and I was like "**** happens" and didn't mention it. I will admit that the "new" Domino's is actually pretty good though. Uno's is fucking garbage though. Deep dish pizza (and pan pizza in general) is a disgrace to the very concept of pizza.

Fun fact: pizza is the Italian word (though American spelling) for pie. So when you call it "pizza pie" you're calling it "pie pie."
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on November 13, 2010, 08:14:06 PM
Deep dish pizza is amazing; it's quite different from standard pizza, but it's great. There are so many good local pizza places here, and a bunch of great wing places. If I'm getting both I go to Valerio's, but only the one at 32nd and Pittsburgh; the rest aren't as good. If only pizza, I go to the east side South Gate, and for just wings either Chipper's or Odis 12 (I haven't been to Odis 12 in a while because it's more out of the way and doesn't have very good atmosphere, but their wings are amazing).
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 13, 2010, 08:36:40 PM
I'm not shitting on deep dish in general, it's just not pizza. But Uno's sucks, I will say that.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: TheBlackCat on November 14, 2010, 07:30:23 AM
The Black Cat does not like condiments or toppings!

What tipped you off? ;)

I'm not as bad as my friend in undergrad who wouldn't eat sandwiches.  She took them apart and ate the meat, bread, and veggies separately.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 14, 2010, 09:35:24 AM
@ TheBlackCat

Excellent choice for Panera, though I will typically go for some variant on their "You Pick Two" option.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on November 14, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
Burger King: Double Whopper with Cheese add bacon, no tomatoes.

McDonald's: Double Quarter Pounder w/Cheese -or- Dollar Menu

Wendy's: Anything with bacon, really. Unless it also has mushrooms.

Subway: Either the spicy italian or cold cut combo

Chinese Takeout: Shrimp Lo Mein or Shrimp with Garlic Sauce.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 14, 2010, 01:32:38 PM
The only fastfood place that I've liked a burger with mushrooms has been Carls Jr.
Burger King & McDonalds uses the same cheap canned mushrooms and Wendys isn't much better.

As far as getting some chinese takeout, I always get:
House Special Chow Fun & House Special Fried Rice - if a place can't get either of those right(specifically the Chow Fun), I will likely find somewhere else to eat next time.
I pretty much mix and match from there, but sweet & sour pork, beef and broccoli and pot stickers are constant favorites.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on November 14, 2010, 04:30:20 PM
I do enjoy the broccoli dishes. Beef, shrimp, it's all good. I also like steak and cheese eggrolls. How often I go to a place depends on how well they make those or if they offer them at all.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 14, 2010, 04:32:50 PM
Chinese Takeout: Shrimp Lo Mein or Shrimp with Garlic Sauce.

The only bad part about that is if, " You get the shrimp? Dolla mo'. " 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on November 14, 2010, 04:36:14 PM
Yeah, I hate paying the "shrimp premium." I don't think I got it as much at home than I do here at school.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Shaymin on November 14, 2010, 04:46:51 PM
Burger joints: Some variant of a double burger (Double Quarter at McDonald's, the Double with cheese at Wendy's - my local BK still has the Double Stacker so I'll go with that). If I'm feeling brave, hungry, or both I'll order the Grand Slam at Wendy's, but this has only happened twice in my life. Triple, extra patty, no tomatoes or pickles.

Dairy Queen: Peanut Buster Parfait.

KFC: Big Crunch sandwich

Subway: Either the Steak and Cheese or Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, footlong

Chinese takeout: Egg rolls heavy on the meat, chicken fried rice, chicken balls (sauce on the side if not held entirely).

Pizza: Pepperoni, ground beef, extra cheese.

Other: Donairs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donair) from the mom&pop pizza place at the end of my street, or hamburger/chicken poutine.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 14, 2010, 05:46:12 PM
Flower paradise is in Canada.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 14, 2010, 06:19:52 PM
Shrimp are the cockroaches of the sea. They're bottom feeders, but for some reason they're relatively expensive.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on November 14, 2010, 09:59:20 PM
Because they're delicious, maybe?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on November 14, 2010, 11:42:09 PM
Fast food has its place in this world. It can make you feel like your not hungry, when you are hungry. But you'll absorb no vitamins, potassium, iron, and other essential nutrients from any of the major fast food chains. Maybe protein and carbs....actually I guaruntee it, but amino acids? No, probably not.

I'm not a health nut or anything, but I do like to eat real food...because real food, is well, real food. Anything that isn't actually cook (aka takes time), probably isn't the best thing to eat.

That said

MccaD's - Doublecheese burger (single slice of cheese) or a McChicken (no mayo)
BK - Whooper
Taco Bell - Crunchwrap Supreme with volcano sauce
Hardee's - Mafuckin' Thickburger on sour dough
KFC - Extra crispy
Pizza - Every vegetable plus chicken and jalapeños DEEP DISH cut in squares
Rally's - Just the fries
Wendy's - Jr. Deluxe no mayo (use to be the spicy chicken but it's extremely small now) and a frosty
Steak n Shake - Frisco Melt
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 24, 2010, 11:34:57 PM
I just went to Popeyes and I think I'm through with that place, at least that specific one.

I ordered the Catfish dinner hoping that the portions were atleast of similar size to the ones shown in the picture, especially since it's the most expensive dinner meal/combo they had @ ~$7.50.

I had to turn the car around and go back because when I opened my catfish meal, it looked like i had 2 fish nuggets that wouldn't even fill the container than my beans & rice came in. There was more biscuit than there was meat. The guy offered me another Catfish "nugget" and told me that that is the way it is and that he always tells his friends not to order that meal because of it. I had them trade me out for the 3 piece chicken meal instead.  That's the second or 3rd time that that Popeyes has made me feel ripped off with what they have served me, and 3 of the people inside weren't even surprised that I come in to return it as if it happens all the time. The manager was a bitch about it though, but a bitch in the nicest way possible. I still think I'm avoiding that place from now on.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 26, 2010, 11:42:04 AM
I just went to Popeyes and I think I'm through with that place, at least that specific one.


I've never had a good eating experience at my Popeye's, so I've just not bothered trying other locations. Then again, I tend to hate the "fast" version of southern food.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on November 26, 2010, 12:49:59 PM
I've only been to Popeye's once and it was great. My brother and I managed to instantly make friends with the cashier, so he hooked it up with a box of fries and discounted our chicken meals. We took it outside to eat and he joined us; choppin it up with us for a couple minutes before heading back inside. Food was decent for fried chicken (which you really can't **** up) and the fries were good. All in all, a pretty good experience. That was like 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: greybrick on November 26, 2010, 04:26:37 PM
fried chicken (which you really can't **** up)

Have you ever tried Albertsons fried chicken?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on November 26, 2010, 05:40:19 PM
haha, cha-ching. Albertson's chicken is equally bad where i live.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 31, 2011, 11:14:19 PM
I just seen a commercial for KFC where they advertised a meal deal of 7 pieces of chicken and a large mash&gravy and a large coleslaw with 4 buscuits or something like that.

Problem is that the bucket they used had 7 pieces of chicken visible at the surface of the bucket. What else is in that bucket?
If 7 pieces fit at the top of the bucket, then they could have easily fit about 25 pieces in there.
Doesn't that constitute as some sort of false advertising through blatantly misleading imagery?

They made sure that they had 7 pieces up on the screen for most of the commercial, but still, tha tis very misleading to use a big bucket full of chicken to only sell me 7 pieces out of it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on January 31, 2011, 11:16:13 PM
all i know is im hungry
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on February 01, 2011, 12:56:08 AM
I just seen a commercial for KFC where they advertised a meal deal of 7 pieces of chicken and a large mash&gravy and a large coleslaw with 4 buscuits or something like that.

Problem is that the bucket they used had 7 pieces of chicken visible at the surface of the bucket. What else is in that bucket?
If 7 pieces fit at the top of the bucket, then they could have easily fit about 25 pieces in there.
Doesn't that constitute as some sort of false advertising through blatantly misleading imagery?

They made sure that they had 7 pieces up on the screen for most of the commercial, but still, tha tis very misleading to use a big bucket full of chicken to only sell me 7 pieces out of it.

Even for a black man, this post is ridiculous.

And I agree with everything he said
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 08, 2011, 11:10:41 AM
I didn't want to start a new thread, but it looks like McDonalds is no longer the #1 Fast Food Chain around the world.

It' looks like Subway is now the king of fastfood and that is just disappointing.
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/857499-subway-overtakes-mcdonalds-as-worlds-largest-restaurant-chain

I would tell you why, but I'm gonna skim through this thread to see if I already complained about Subway or not so that I can just quote myself instead.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on March 08, 2011, 11:39:04 AM
I believe it.  Subway is absolutely everywhere.  I have found in my travels here in BC that McDonalds is a wee bit picky.  There are lots of middle-of-nowhere small towns that don't have one.  It seems that A&W and Dairy Queen are the fast food burger joints of choice for small BC towns.  But Subway is in every town.  You just cannot be somewhere in the entire province where there is no Subway.  If there is no Subway then that probably means there are practically no businesses whatsoever.  Everyone has a Subway.

Of course Subway and McDonalds are apples and oranges.  I would never go to Subway if I craved burgers or McDonalds if I craved subs.  Same with KFC.  It doesn't really compete with these places in my mind because sometimes I want fried chicken so burger or sub or taco places aren't even in the picture.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on March 08, 2011, 12:00:10 PM
Yeah A&W and DQ are old school fast food franchises.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: bustin98 on March 08, 2011, 01:23:47 PM
My neck of the woods has 4 Subways within 10 miles of each other, including one in Walmart with another less than a mile down the road. There was a quiznos across from Walmart, but they went buh-bye and Gamestop moved in. We do not have a DQ nor A&W, though we used to have an A&W a long time ago, like 30 years.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on March 08, 2011, 07:09:20 PM
I wish there were Penn Stations all over the world...

So much better.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on March 08, 2011, 07:29:50 PM
The worst thing about this part of the country are the restaurant deficiencies.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on March 08, 2011, 07:53:25 PM
But that just made you a better cook right?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 30, 2011, 12:12:44 PM
I've gone off on falsee advertising from Fast Food before and I think it was in this thread, so I'm gonna post this here

This
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7399000/7399027_97a0_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=cbb47dca-5aff-11e0-942b-1231390ec091)

this
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7399000/7399098_671e_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=5984d226-5b00-11e0-942b-1231390ec091)

this
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7399000/7399132_47a9_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=95e2432a-5b00-11e0-942b-1231390ec091)

this
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7399000/7399159_5b64_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=d6ffd944-5b00-11e0-942b-1231390ec091)

& this
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7399000/7399202_47be_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/creation?fguid=471e0b7e-5b01-11e0-942b-1231390ec091)

should all be illegal. Is it possible to sue over this? I want to make it stop?

The JnB Tacos are the worst offender by far, and I'm not sure how they get away with advertising their tacos that have never and will never look like that no matter how much time they take to prepare it, but it's grossly misleading and very obviously false advertising.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on March 30, 2011, 12:22:58 PM
This is a drop in the bucket, I'm afraid.

If you want to "get them back" then don't eat there. If you want a burger like the angus, go into a mom and pop's restaurant and get it done right.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on March 30, 2011, 12:47:21 PM
i've had Big Macs that looked like their picture counterpart, and your almost never fucked over at Wendy's.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Morari on March 30, 2011, 01:17:01 PM
[...] your almost never fucked over at Wendy's.

Best save that opinion for your cardiologist.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 30, 2011, 01:20:46 PM
I don't eat there (often) but sometime a last minute pull in to the drive thru based on something you remember seeing from a commercial but only because you were starving and can't seem to wait an extra 20 minutes to get it done right and definitely don't want to go home and take the time to do it yourself can't be avoided.

Laziness and impatience often wins the battle, but blatantly false advertising is still false advertising, and I doubt they can even walk into a single 1 of their 1000's of restaurants and find one that prepares food that looks anything close to the commercial.


But like I said, Jack N The Box in the WORST offender according to those pics and my real life experience. I've been eating at JnB for 2 decades and have NEVER and I mean NEVER seen a taco that looked like anything other than the "actual" photo. I was confused when I first saw ads for their new tacos only to realize it was the same tacos as before with new advertising pics.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 15, 2012, 01:57:36 AM
Secret Menu Items
http://blog.couponsherpa.com/secret-restaurant-menus-revealed/

Have any of you tried them?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ceric on April 15, 2012, 07:36:12 AM
Frito Pie and Grilled Ham and Cheese from Sonic, McLeprichon from McDonalds, Side of Crumbs from Long John Silvers, and Cheesy Gordita Crunch and Chili Cheese Burrito from Taco Bell.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Lithium on April 15, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
Secret Menu Items
http://blog.couponsherpa.com/secret-restaurant-menus-revealed/ (http://blog.couponsherpa.com/secret-restaurant-menus-revealed/)

Have any of you tried them?



Peanut Buster Parfait - This is a multi level sundae combining fudge, vanilla soft serve, and peanuts.
[size=78%][/size]

Isn't this just a regular menu item? i get this whenever i go to DQ (btw that would also be my answer)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 15, 2012, 09:09:50 AM
Some of those may be regular items or some sort of test/special promotion on the menu in certain regions at some point in the past. For everyone else, they are the secret menu items that we didn't know we could and didn't think to order.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on April 15, 2012, 01:47:25 PM
Rodeo Burger from BK is all I ever get. It use to be a dollar back in the dizzay (like the double cheese before it got down-sized and the chicken sandwich...the real chicken sandwich).

BK use to serve tacos too. Yeah...they did. 2 for a buck. But since then, BK has been fucking up royally and I haven't eaten there in years. They keep changing **** that doesn't need to be changed.

Whenever I was on the road and needed something drive-thru, that was my spot. Now it's Carl's Jr., Taco Bell or KFC.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Lithium on April 15, 2012, 06:46:16 PM
Some of those may be regular items or some sort of test/special promotion on the menu in certain regions at some point in the past. For everyone else, they are the secret menu items that we didn't know we could and didn't think to order.


weird, that's been on the menu for as long as i can remember
(http://i.imgur.com/kSAfx.jpg)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Halbred on April 15, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
The new steakhouse burger at Carl's Jr. makes my pants a little tighter.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 15, 2012, 08:13:18 PM
I tried to order a Monster Mac earlier today...... That had no idea what I was talking about.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: TJ Spyke on April 15, 2012, 08:24:35 PM
How is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich at Arby's "secret"? I know they at least used to have it on their menu, not sure if they still do. Same with Rodeo Burger, it's still on the actual menu (at least the BK's I go to). I don't get the Rodeo Burger because the damn thing is smaller than a kids meal burger.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stogi on April 15, 2012, 08:41:01 PM
I don't get the Rodeo Burger because the damn thing is smaller than a kids meal burger.

It didn't use to be.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ceric on April 16, 2012, 11:06:14 AM
I tried
I tried to order a Monster Mac earlier today...... That had no idea what I was talking about.
I tried Poutine at KFC and that didn't work.  Though this is the same KFC that didn't know about the Famous Bacon  Bowl when they were doing the national promotion for it and had the reduce price.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on April 16, 2012, 12:25:54 PM
Wendy's used to sell Tacos too. The Wendy's closest to my house (at the time) had an all you can eat Taco Bar.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 10, 2013, 07:53:29 PM
This is why Subway sucks and I never eat there (as I might have stated somewhere earlier in this thread)
http://www.brandeating.com/2013/08/news-subway-new-applewood-pulled-pork.html

Promo Shot of new sandwich
(http://i.imgur.com/2q8Z2zv.jpg)

Actual photos of new sandwich
(http://i.imgur.com/56mT9gg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1jIxJI1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YYynAkk.jpg)

what happened to the sandwich in the promo picture? where is all the fucking meat?

Did I ever tell the story of the time I went to subway and asked for the sandwich in the picture at the price next to the picture...?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on August 11, 2013, 09:41:24 AM
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 11, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
Subway: such a fucking rip off. Where is the freaking meat? If I wanted to have a salad sub, I would have ordered that. where is my meat? False advertising at it's worse.
me - "I want the sandwich in the picture"
them - "This is the sandwich in the picture"
me - "where is all the meat?"
them - "you have to order extra meat for it to be like that"
me - "...." walks out and goes to quiznos.

Looks like I've brought up my Subway dissatisfaction before, just maybe not in detail.

haha... hey BnM you need to make sure you give the people working at Wendy's **** for not salting them. They have a big salt shaker for doing that, by the end of the day the fry station is Briney. Also, what time do you normally go? Best time is noon and 5pm, thats just when everything runs the smoothest. If you get there at 2 or 3 make sure they give you fresh stuff.

&  maybe that was the problem with my return trip to Wendy's. time of day.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on August 11, 2013, 10:19:01 AM
Subway is horrible anyway. I used to eat there a lot when I was a kid, now I can barely look at the sign without wanting to throw up. Why is the turkey always wet? Why are there "grill marks" drawn on the microwaved processed meat-glued-chicken?


The only place to get a decent sub is Publix or Jimmy John's.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: TJ Spyke on August 11, 2013, 10:34:18 AM
LOL, sorry you have had bad luck. I have good experience at Subways at least 80% of the time. Sometimes it's not as good depending on the location and the employees, but that is true of pretty much any food place.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Gwellin on August 11, 2013, 10:47:09 AM
I also have plenty of good Subway experiences. I tend to mostly get deli sliced meat though, and certainly not that so-called rib concoction.

That said, there were some less-than-appetizing locations in my city, until one got closed down by an inspector. Suddenly almost every location closed for half a year before reopening under a new owner. Since then the quality has been very good, even the pulled pork I tried once.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on August 11, 2013, 11:15:00 AM
I usually stick to Ham or the Italian BMT, and I'd say I have mostly good experiences with Subway. I like to load toppings, so the "salad sandwich" thing doesn't bother me.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 30, 2014, 04:51:59 PM
Have you guy seen Arby's new Meat Mountain Sandwich!?
http://consumerist.com/2014/08/25/arbys-is-now-selling-a-meat-mountain-for-10/ (http://consumerist.com/2014/08/25/arbys-is-now-selling-a-meat-mountain-for-10/)

(http://i.imgur.com/FyHkCOM.png)

It's $10.00 and comes with a Mountain of Meat.

Quote
Arby’s wanted to make sure everyone knew it didn’t only sell those roast beef sandwiches slathered in cheese, so it made a poster showcasing a stacked tower of all the other meats on the menu, reports the Washington Post.
Once they built it, the calls started to come.
“People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Christopher Fuller, the company’s vice president of brand and corporate communications told the Post.
The answer is now yes; yes, you can have a $10 pile of meat between two buns, but you’ll have to know to ask for it as it won’t be on the menu.

That mound includes: 2 chicken tenders; 1.5 oz. of roast turkey; 1.5 oz. of ham; 1 slice of Swiss cheese; 1.5 oz. of corned beef; 1.5 oz. brisket; 1.5 oz. of Angus steak; 1 slice of cheddar cheese; 1.5 oz. roast beef and 3 half-strips of bacon.

:music; And this is why we're fat, this is why we're fat... this is why, this is why, this is why we're fat :music;
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: lolmonade on August 30, 2014, 05:01:33 PM
Does it really count if it's not an on-menu item?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 30, 2014, 05:09:05 PM
Yes.

(http://i.imgur.com/g8S0cea.jpg)
http://consumerist.com/2014/08/27/here-are-all-the-photos-of-arbys-meat-mountain-sandwiches-weve-gotten-so-far/
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on August 30, 2014, 05:11:40 PM
Have you guy seen Arby's new Meat Mountain Sandwich!?
http://consumerist.com/2014/08/25/arbys-is-now-selling-a-meat-mountain-for-10/ (http://consumerist.com/2014/08/25/arbys-is-now-selling-a-meat-mountain-for-10/)

(http://i.imgur.com/FyHkCOM.png)

It's $10.00 and comes with a Mountain of Meat.

Quote
Arby’s wanted to make sure everyone knew it didn’t only sell those roast beef sandwiches slathered in cheese, so it made a poster showcasing a stacked tower of all the other meats on the menu, reports the Washington Post.
Once they built it, the calls started to come.
“People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Christopher Fuller, the company’s vice president of brand and corporate communications told the Post.
The answer is now yes; yes, you can have a $10 pile of meat between two buns, but you’ll have to know to ask for it as it won’t be on the menu.

That mound includes: 2 chicken tenders; 1.5 oz. of roast turkey; 1.5 oz. of ham; 1 slice of Swiss cheese; 1.5 oz. of corned beef; 1.5 oz. brisket; 1.5 oz. of Angus steak; 1 slice of cheddar cheese; 1.5 oz. roast beef and 3 half-strips of bacon.

 :music; And this is why we're fat, this is why we're fat... this is why, this is why, this is why we're fat :music;


I thought that was a joke. I am totally going to get that in the future.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: lolmonade on August 30, 2014, 05:12:08 PM
This reminds me, there's a place around my area called Jake's Wayback Burger, a place my family goes to sometimes, that has a real doozy on their menu called the "Triple Triple".


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q-l7a6SeItU/Ucmmqfp-TWI/AAAAAAAAFtw/SbBXnphgTEw/s640/P1000527.JPG)


Pretty obscene for something that is an advertised menu item.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Shaymin on August 30, 2014, 07:18:14 PM
Challenge accepted.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on August 30, 2014, 07:36:53 PM
"You had me at 'meat tornado.'"
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 30, 2014, 07:42:25 PM
:music; This is why we're fat, this is why we're fat... this is why, this is why, this is why we're fat :music;

 :music;
I'm fat, not because I try
but more because I don't
Mountain of Meat...
**** Yeah, add a gravy moat

I'll take two...
Can I get them to go?
wanna eat them bed
while I watch my favorite show

I'm gonna need ketchup
a knife, fork and a plate
yes, I'm fuckin civilized
even if I use my tummy for a tray

This is why I'm fat,
this is why we're fat...
this is why, this is why,
this is why I'm fat :music;
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 22, 2014, 01:48:09 PM
Ever had Beef with KFC!? Well, now is your chance.

KFC's new Zinger Double Down King
(http://cdn.foodbeast.com/content/uploads/2014/10/V42H59VMC9FMNULQSZGE.jpg)
Quote
They call it the Zinger Double Down King. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but with a burger patty stuffed in between two chicken patties, it's still a sight to behold.

Like the original Double Down, the breaded chicken still acts as a bun, it just doesn't look like the same off-kilter boneless chicken breast. The chicken patties pictured seem to have a smoother shape to them.

The bacon strips and cheese are still there and still look like they can induce a heart attack.
http://www.foodbeast.com/news/this-is-how-kfc-is-topping-their-double-down-and-its-terrifying/#OAW5dqujtg7IIiTj.99
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 22, 2014, 03:11:17 PM
That's a pretty good idea. I might try it some time if it is available in the States. I may even try to make a home-made version. Makes me hungry thinking about it!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on October 22, 2014, 03:26:17 PM
**** YES.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 10, 2014, 01:13:14 PM
Not sure if we consider Pizza Hut "Fast Food", but they are going though some changes right now (my favorite "fast food" pizza may have just gotten better!!?)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/11/10/pizza-hut-fast-food-restaurants-pizza-skinny-slice-pizza/18641525/?AID=10709313&PID=6149513&SID=1hwf4wgtqs58v

https://order.pizzahut.com/flavorofnow

(http://i.imgur.com/0dJ1F1s.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/f6QykPR.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/iSlQHo3.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/DtCIki6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p57YnZT.png)

New sauces, new ingredients, new crust, cheeseburger pizzas, and not yet revealed (new logo and pizza boxes)

as long as they keep it $10 any pizza, and keep Pan crust. I'll be happy. everything else is just icing on top.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on November 10, 2014, 03:17:30 PM
They will never get rid of Pan crust. It is their signature and still the highest selling crust (in non-Latino/Russian areas as those groups tend to swing heavily in favor of Stuffed crust).


Makes me wish I still worked for them because I could have done so much more with these ingredients. I had a bunch of "off menu" items I made and even sold to customers because of how great they were.


Not sure how long the $10 deal will last as the franchises have been honoring it as an $11 deal in high business cost areas like Washington state.


Meatballs and Salami were already sold in the Huts which made sandwiches. Now they might actually sell enough of the sandwich material to justify the expense.


And most of those sauces were already on the menu in some form as well.


Definitely feels like Pizza Hut is catching up with Dominos in terms of variety and flavor.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on November 10, 2014, 03:22:12 PM
Pizza Hut tastes good for about 10 minutes and then I feel completely sick. Probably all of the extra oil. Those all look terrible (sorry), but not nearly as disgusting as the Chili and Fritos pizza from Papa John's.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on November 10, 2014, 03:28:27 PM
Brandogg, you way want to try removing soy from your diet. I've read all of the ingredient labels of the product at Pizza Hut and there is a very large amount of soy in everything. Soy can wreck thyroids and male hormone balances leading to a lot of health complications. Soy makes me sick as well.


Soy is used in the non-stick sprays, garlic, ranch, and numerous other parts of the process for Pizza Hut.


Course, soy is in everything these days so it sometimes feels like a futile effort.


I never got the movement to put Fritos on everything. But I never was into Frito on their own to begin with.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Spak-Spang on November 10, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
My favorite fast food restuarants?

Hmmm...

Gimbab Land and Gimbab Heaven are the places I usually eat.  Cheap and fast sushi like rice rolls are great. 

But, if I want a fast food place I want to seat down and eat at...that has to be OK!!  Fresh Noodles.  They have some great dishes that seem to be of a slightly higher quality. 

Oh course, these are the English translations of my Korean restaurants I eat at.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 10, 2014, 06:05:05 PM
They will never get rid of Pan crust. It is their signature and still the highest selling crust (in non-Latino/Russian areas as those groups tend to swing heavily in favor of Stuffed crust).

Thats good, because I LOVE their pan crust. That spongy greasiness is good even the next day.

Quote
Makes me wish I still worked for them because I could have done so much more with these ingredients. I had a bunch of "off menu" items I made and even sold to customers because of how great they were.

like what? I had a friend that worked at Togo's (sandwhich shop) that would routinely make us "off the menu" sandwiches that were pretty damn good. I would like to know what you were doing at Pizza Hut.

Quote
Not sure how long the $10 deal will last as the franchises have been honoring it as an $11 deal in high business cost areas like Washington state.

Yeah, I forgot it's up to $11 now...

Quote
Definitely feels like Pizza Hut is catching up with Dominos in terms of variety and flavor.

wut!?  Dominoes may have variety, but the majority of their pizza is still garbage.
The best pizza they have IMHO is that bacon chicken ranch on white sauce. Their new herb crust is not that good and the brooklyn style I had wasn't that bad, but I would rather get the usual 3-4 pizza's (pan and stuffed) I would get from Pizza hut than continue mining Dominoe's menu for a 2nd or 3rd pizza I could reliably go to them for.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on November 11, 2014, 10:35:41 AM
I'm sure part of this is my burn out of Pizza Hut from working over a decade there. Everything felt plain without my special additions. The biggest thing was the extra shredded Asiago/Parmesan on the crust (why I have defaulted to Dominos, post-Hut). Baking cheese on the crust makes a pizza 10 times better. Pizza Huts did not all uniformly carry this (I am suspecting they do now!) Ask for the parmesean on top of the pizza rolls before baking them. Tastes awesome.


I blended sauces or added my own toppings from home.


I made a a Caesar Salad pizza which was awesome. Caesar dressing for the base, top with chicken, bacon, then after baking drop some romaine on top if you want to make a legit "salad pizza". I would also stuff the stuffed crust with other toppings years before they made it a marketing trick. I also made stuffed cheesey bread before Dominos came up with it.


My favorite was my "breakfast supreme" pizza.


Quick version: Pan crust with white sauce. Add ham, pork (sometimes beef too), mushrooms, jalapenos, top with Parmesan and bacon (to make sure it is crispy). Had it almost every morning when I opened the restaurant.


Expanded version: Thin crust, scramble some eggs and drop on thin crust. Add toppings. Lay another thin crust on top and seal edges. Poke holes in top, sprinkle cheese on top as well and run through oven. Ultimate breakfast calzone!


I still dabble in pizzacraft at home. I keep meaning to post photos/instructions in the NWR Kitchen thread but I always eat them before I remember  :cool; [size=78%].[/size]
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 11, 2014, 06:04:46 PM
Maybe you should have been pushing those ideas to corporate. could have gotten promoted to marketing and development or something.


and yes please post making pizza from scratch (hut-style) recipes.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Spak-Spang on November 11, 2014, 07:57:58 PM
Pizza Hut is also one of the few American Pizza chains in South Korea.  There are basically 3.  Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa John's.  Dominoes and Pizza Hut are the most plentiful.  I think there are more Pizza Huts though.

Here Pizza Hut has some crazy flavors, like Sweet Potato, Shrimp Pizza. 

Sweet Potato stuffed crust and more.  However, if I am going to eat pizza I would prefer to eat Papa John's here, or maybe Mr. Pizza.  Mr. Pizza is a Korean chain with the slogan:  "For Love of Women." 
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on February 18, 2015, 02:00:08 PM
Little Ceasars is trying to get my attention again....

(http://wtvt.images.worldnow.com/images/6762575_G.jpg)

"In Bacon We Crust"
bacon wrapped/crusted pizza. starts soon, ends in April.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on February 18, 2015, 06:55:31 PM
Wow, that is a pretty good idea. Might have to try it at home too. Come to think of it I could wrap bacon around any pan before baking something. I could bake bacon bread!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on May 17, 2016, 08:29:50 PM
Taco Bell is ringing!!!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z50Tmq-vSF8/VTyvRpHVcMI/AAAAAAAAmXo/Y7b57z7Y3Gg/s1600/taco-bell-fritos-taco.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RTSLLT5JEVQ/VgeZqiLOnII/AAAAAAAAqEA/7vaS5zuOuEQ/s1600/taco-bell-flaming-hot-fritos-taco.jpg)

1st Dorito's and now Frito's. What's next!?
Chili Cheese Frito Taco Supreme here I come!!!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: oohhboy on May 19, 2016, 04:59:22 PM
I haven't ever eaten a Taco and I don't think I ever want to, it looks like plastic. We have had Sal's New York pizza open here and that **** is sooo good. It's a heart attack in 1/8 slices. Immensely decadent.

Carls Jr is nice here beating McD and Burger King. BK is pretty low end now and McDs is McDs everywhere. Also new is Texas Chicken which is a nice alternative to KFC and a fair bit less greasy.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on May 19, 2016, 06:10:45 PM
Never eaten a taco... Keep in mind Taco Bell is a fast food taco. Check out Mexican street tacos:

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/shyguy70/Street-Taco-Bar-for-New-Years-Eve_zpsiwxfx3gn.jpg) (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/shyguy70/media/Street-Taco-Bar-for-New-Years-Eve_zpsiwxfx3gn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Phil on May 19, 2016, 06:29:56 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e9/cc/a2/e9cca291bcc95a1dc7a9894b6e770b18.jpg)


Love this with the Taco Bell mild sauce drizzled on top. Yum!
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on May 21, 2016, 06:59:49 AM
FYI, Taco Bell brought back the Diablo hot sauce. They changed it slightly, darker color and not quite as "Diablo-y" in terms of heat, but still far and away better than any of their other hot sauce packets.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 23, 2016, 11:07:48 PM
Burger King is aiming for a whole new audience with this one....

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L5_GEH-KB4U/V2oyI2zkriI/AAAAAAAAv_I/88koK9AH-EkLi6tp-un87GIWm9vR-dr3QCLcB/s400/burger-king-mac-n-cheetos.jpg)

http://www.brandeating.com/2016/06/new-mac-n-cheetos-arrive-at-burger-king.html
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on June 24, 2016, 11:52:14 PM
I need to try that. Just to regret it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: oohhboy on June 25, 2016, 02:46:40 AM
They should just deep fry cheese to skip the inherent sadness of eating Cheetos.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on June 25, 2016, 06:51:03 AM
My brother came back from Korea the day before yesterday. He brought back Korean banana cheetos. They are amazing.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_doEPUuoHuyc/TPqP712r-gI/AAAAAAAAAJk/xR6AVgbt4h8/s320/banana)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Khushrenada on June 25, 2016, 12:14:20 PM
And people say North Korea is a land of despair. Clearly they aren't taking into account the fact that they've got Banana Cheetos.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on June 27, 2016, 05:50:13 AM
I tried the Mac N Cheetos at Burger King. They weren't very good. You would think, Macaroni and Cheese is good, Cheetos are good, and deep fried is even better!

Not so. The external Cheetos crust tastes just a little bit off, just like the Doritos tacos at Taco Bell do. The internal cheese sauce doesn't taste good, the Cheetos flavor seems to permeate it and it is orange. The pasta isn't bad. All in all, it is less than the sum of its parts.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Phil on June 27, 2016, 10:21:49 AM
I tried the Steak Flatbread at Taco Bell the other day. Mmm! It was quite good. Wasn't too spicy either, which was nice. A really good sandwich overall.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Spak-Spang on June 27, 2016, 11:22:57 PM
My brother came back from Korea the day before yesterday. He brought back Korean banana cheetos. They are amazing.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_doEPUuoHuyc/TPqP712r-gI/AAAAAAAAAJk/xR6AVgbt4h8/s320/banana)

Those are amazing.  But not the best Korean snack.  I don't know if I can ever leave Korea because of their foods and snacks.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 04, 2017, 12:10:46 AM
Thanks to Rick & Morty's April 1st S3E1 drop, McDonalds may be bringing back the szechuan sauce

clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIWyYtq85E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIWyYtq85E)

tweet:
(https://s8.postimg.org/rgea437z9/Morty.png)

story: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-szechuan-mcnugget-may-come-back-thanks-to-rick-and-morty-2017-4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-szechuan-mcnugget-may-come-back-thanks-to-rick-and-morty-2017-4)

and coincidentally, Disney happens to be gearing up for a Mulan Livemake, which would be the perfect time to relaunch the sauce, just like the 1st time.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BeautifulShy on April 04, 2017, 01:10:30 PM
So I don't really eat much fast food in my new city but if I want something cost effective than I will grab something.

McDonalds: Grand Mac which is a slightly larger Big Mac. I used to get Quarter Pounders with Cheese.

Jack in the Box: Sourdough Jack.  This is probably my go to burger when I go here. the Tacos are decent for the price.

Carl's Jr. I either get the California Classic or a burger with a lettuce wrap.

Taco Bell: I tend to get the Double Decker tacos which is basically a hard taco and it has refried beans on the side of the shell and then a soft taco tortilla where that refried beans are.

Pizza: I tend to favor Pizza Hut and a few years back they had Sriracha drizzle which was nice. I don't think they have that anymore though.   I tend to lean towards the veggie toppings with one meat topping.   I love the pineapple, roma tomatoes, black olives, Banana Peppers or the Peruvian Cherry Peppers. I also have a place that I go to by the name of Fired Pie and they have it set up like Subway where you can pick and choose what toppings you want and it is all at a set price so you don't need to worry about getting extra toppings and it costing you more.

Popeyes: I tend to just get their chicken. Usually their spicy blend. Biscuits are really good.

I tend to go to local places to eat and not chain fast food places most of the time but when I do eat Fast food these above are the places I go.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on April 04, 2017, 06:29:27 PM
Thanks to Rick & Morty's April 1st S3E1 drop, McDonalds may be bringing back the szechuan sauce

clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIWyYtq85E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXIWyYtq85E)

tweet:
(https://s8.postimg.org/rgea437z9/Morty.png)

story: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-szechuan-mcnugget-may-come-back-thanks-to-rick-and-morty-2017-4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-szechuan-mcnugget-may-come-back-thanks-to-rick-and-morty-2017-4)

and coincidentally, Disney happens to be gearing up for a Mulan Livemake, which would be the perfect time to relaunch the sauce, just like the 1st time.

Of course, people are trying to recreate it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: E3 Hype Train Engineer on November 08, 2017, 06:56:58 PM
The fully loaded breakfast sandwich from Jack in the Box is good. bacon, cheese, sausage, egg (mine had 2) on sourdough for under $4
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on November 08, 2017, 07:06:58 PM
They just opened a Popeye's Chicken about an hour away. Dang! That is good chicken! Especially the spicy. I like the potatoes and gravy as well.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on January 24, 2018, 03:31:41 PM
Burger King out here earning points by EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT NET NEUTRALITY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltzy5vRmN8Q


Sometimes you gotta put things in a way that actually affects people for them to not only understand it, but give a **** about what it means.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: lolmonade on January 24, 2018, 04:07:16 PM
Burger King isn't my favorite food, but they have some of the best advertising for a fast food place. 


Between the net neutrality one below, the deleting your facebook friends for a whopper, and stuff like the sneak king video game, it's just a really fun weird set of stuff they attempt.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 24, 2018, 06:28:35 PM
My friend at work showed me their bullying video today...really good stuff.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: oohhboy on January 24, 2018, 07:04:37 PM
Wait, what. They trolled actual customers to sell Whoppers and Net neutrality. Surprisingly it is a close enough of an analogy that it works. Instead of Bytes at a time its a Whopper down the pipe.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on January 24, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
I've always loved BK Breakfast; the Croissanwich is awesome! They even have a copy of Jack in the Box's Loaded sandwich, but on a croissant instead. But the limited available time makes me pass them up a lot.


Though they recently released the Bacon King and Bacon King Jr, which are their versions of the Wendy's Baconator line. Has moved them up a bit in my book.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on January 25, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
Burger King is pretty cool with their advertising and also not even giving a **** and showing that they ripped off the Sausage McMuffin with Egg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF86Rb-uFNE) and stuff...but Son of Baconator is the best name of any fast food item.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 29, 2018, 07:39:45 PM
Sounds like the McDonalds app has a coupon for $1 "Any Sandwich" (excluding Double Quarter Lb, and Signature burgers) till September 30th.

I don't personally have the app, but the new quarter pounders are pretty damn good.
I'd get one more often for only a dollar.


and a $1 McDouble coupon till the end of the year
and Free Medium Fries on Friday (haha I get it) till the end of the year as well


edit:
Not to mention, the app gets you curbside drop off, so you don't have to wait in the drive thru line either.
I might actually download the app and take advantage of this. McD's is literally 2 minutes from my house.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: E3 Hype Train Engineer on July 30, 2018, 03:34:05 PM
Epic story from way back: How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on July 30, 2018, 08:30:16 PM
When I was on vacation, we did a taste test. Who has the number one lemonade, Wendy's or Chik Fil A?

Chik Fil A was a little sweeter and Wendy's was a tad more tart. It was very close, but Chik Fil A was the winner. Wendy's was cheaper per ounce though, but Chik Fil A stayed cold longer due to the foam cup.

Sonic is probably the #3 lemonade in my book.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on July 30, 2018, 09:10:26 PM
I like to get a large natural lemonade from Wendy's and ask for no ice. It already comes cold and I put the extra in the fridge for later.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 15, 2018, 08:59:53 AM
So my mom asked me to pick something up for her from McDonalds.... I suggested she use the app and order food, and she responded "you're picking up the food.... why don't you install the app"

so I pulled up to McD's parked, installed the app, registered an account, and browswed the deal menu.
She wanted a Small Fry and a McChicken Ssandwhich. Less than $3.00, I included the daily $1 LARGE FRY with her order. I tied to add another deal to the order, but you can only do 1 deal per order (not per account per day... but per order)
Sooooo, I then placed a separate order with a Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese for $1

4-5 minutes later, a worker came out confused that I was 1 car w/ 1 person in it, and had 2 separate orders.

short story shorter.....
She got a small fry and a McChicken sandwhich for $2.89 (regular menu price)
and I got a Large Fry and a Qtr Lb w/ Cheese for $2.00

Now we are getting back to Fast Food prices!!!
some other pretty good deals in the app too.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 06, 2018, 05:13:24 AM
Apparently Wendy's has an app now too.... anyone check that one out?

I guess last month they had a free Dave's single (or double?) w/ any purchase.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 06, 2018, 02:20:15 PM
It was a tempting offer, but I'm getting app fatigue from all of the restaurants wanting me to download the app.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on October 10, 2018, 09:53:43 AM
Haven't tried the Wendy's app, but the McDonald's app is solid.  A co-worker mentioned it to me and I've been able to cash in a couple dollar sandwiches (usually a McGriddle).
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 10, 2018, 12:02:48 PM
Pretty bummed we don't have the hot Cheetos crunch wrap from Taco Bell. Just learned about it and its making me hungry.

https://canadify.com/2017/05/03/taco-bell-canada-brings-back-cheetos-crunchwrap-sliders/
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 11, 2018, 12:21:29 AM
I was informed that Jack in the Box just released an app now too....
and think I heard BK got one too

Now someone needs to create a single app that encapsulates them all.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 11, 2018, 06:39:44 AM
That's a neat idea. If they all used a proper API someone could build an app and pull all the info from each company's server.

There are so many ways that apps are built it would be challenging to try and lump them all in together.

Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on October 11, 2018, 10:44:32 AM
If each of those apps has a mobile site equivalent, it could be pretty easy, right?  Just needs to store all your login info and maybe offer a map that shows the locations or something that summarizes available coupons.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 11, 2018, 10:53:07 AM
That would be the only 'easy' way to do it. Build a site reader that skims the data from each site and aggregate it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on October 11, 2018, 11:01:37 AM
Are we working on a collective business venture here?

Just remember who's idea it was!!!

Between GPS tracking nearest fast food,  auto-pushing best bdeals for nearest locations.  Being able to set favorites,  so that those deals notify when appropriate.

It would be funny If the 10 loyalist here did get rich together off a collective idea born here in the forums.  LOL
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Khushrenada on October 11, 2018, 11:24:24 AM
Are we working on a collective business venture here?

Just remember who's idea it was!!!


Did someone say get rich?

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xUOrwa6xlXz6uMmkFO/giphy.gif)

Let's not forget about who started this thread thus facilitating and leading to this conversation and idea in the first place. :evil;
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on October 11, 2018, 02:40:52 PM
I'm actually seriously looking into trying to build this down the road. But first I'm going to build the replacement forums. I will be tapping you guys to test that later.

Some classmates produced an app that was meant to combine restaurant info like this with social media, but it turned out to be a but of a 'wizard of oz' product (looked nice and flashy, but turned out to be a big show without proper functionality).
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on December 04, 2018, 11:15:33 PM
NxtLvl

(https://i.imgur.com/Vax3NCY.png)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on March 15, 2019, 01:34:57 PM
Looks like something called a French Taco is about go international (http://"https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/move-over-mcdonalds-french-taco-poised-for-global-expansion").

Looks awesome, hope we get some here in the States.

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/66da67c1f9a4c2fd15ed43e428db213b956161cf/0_391_527_316/master/527.png?width=620&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=e7763b5398f6f3f5e014c5df59314a2e)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 18, 2019, 10:15:59 AM
Pizza Hut has brought back the P'Zone
http://thereturn.pizzahut.com/

for those that don't know, it's their Calzone, or enclosed pizza "sandwich".
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: NWR_insanolord on March 18, 2019, 10:27:36 AM
They need to bring back the Bigfoot pizza in honor of Reggie's retirement.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BranDonk Kong on March 18, 2019, 11:03:12 AM
I had a cheeseburger from In-N-Out the other day... My friend brought it back from CA. It was ok but not anything special really. Then again, it had traveled like 2,000 miles and was 2 days old before I ate it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 18, 2019, 01:41:42 PM
You aren't missing anything. You're assessment was accurate, even 2 days and 2000 miles later.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on March 18, 2019, 02:34:38 PM
In and Out Burger is like more carefully prepared McDonalds. I'd say it has about the same flavor, but better texture.

I just had a delicious Big Bufford from Rally's.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on March 18, 2019, 02:36:30 PM
We are getting a The Habit in town this year. Anyone ever been? How is it?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on March 18, 2019, 03:56:15 PM
Pizza Hut has brought back the P'Zone
http://thereturn.pizzahut.com/

for those that don't know, it's their Calzone, or enclosed pizza "sandwich".

I hope you like Pizza, because you are about to get P'Zowned! Loved this back in the day!

(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2F31.media.tumblr.com%2F9e48fc026b1f9f5db313fd756a96290c%2Ftumblr_mhzpgfuR7Y1rxfo1ho6_250.gif&f=1)

(http://static.mmzstatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ben-calzones.jpg)

I had a cheeseburger from In-N-Out the other day... My friend brought it back from CA. It was ok but not anything special really. Then again, it had traveled like 2,000 miles and was 2 days old before I ate it.

Agree that In N Out is far and away the most overrated burger chain in the US. I like to teas Californians that it is secretly a cult because of how dogmatic fans are (most Californians are judging by how many I rile up by saying both of those statements).
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on March 18, 2019, 04:40:42 PM
The truth is I like McDonalds a lot. My biggest problem with McDonald's is it was for a time the only place in town, so I ate it enough to where it wears down on you.

In and Out Burger has largely the same flavor profile. The bread is for sure better though. They make sure to tast it right. At McDonalds they only take the time to prepare bread well for single burgers. By far the single burger is the simplest thing on the menu that you can get prepared well. Most other things may end up sloppy, even the artisan burgers.

Wendy's has the best meat. I used to work at Wendy's and I can attest to the quality of the meat handling, the salt distribution and the freshness. The chili process that Wendy's created allows them to keep the burgers made all the time and fresh. You don't have to wait long, your burger is fresh, it gets made even before you ordered it, if no one orders a burger which doesn't happen except after lunch is over, it goes int othe chili.

Five guys is excellent, but you're going to spend more money. My last bill was something like $35 for two combos.

I've been eating Freddy's a lot lately. Now I have to go on a diet.

Carl's is not a place I have ever been to fond of. The local place has some of the worst staff at my nearest location. The next  nearest place is great though. I recently tried the Beyond Burger which is a no meat burger, and it is pretty amazing. By far the best non meat burger I've had. It's right up there with the 70% soy burgers I used to get at the school lunch grill in high school. If someone hadn't told you there was no meat, you might not notice.

As I said earlier I had a Big Buford at Rally's today and it was delicious.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on March 19, 2019, 03:38:00 PM
I've only been to Rally's once since there are none anywhere even remotely close to the part of the continent I live in.  I don't remember what I ordered aside from that it was a burger.  I liked it and would go again but I can't recall what it tastes like.  I went to Freddy's on the same trip and it was fantastic.  Very unique flavor as well so I distinctly recall it and will check it out again if I'm ever in an area where one is.

I love In-N-Out.  The closest location is in southern Oregon I think so I only can have it when I'm visiting California or Nevada or somewhere like that.  So it's a big novelty for me since I'll go years without eating it.  If I was eating routinely maybe it wouldn't impress me as much but as it is it's a special occasion that I get to eat In-N-Out.

Five Guys might be the best burger I've ever had but it is ridiculously expensive.  To order exactly what I want I'm dropping almost 20 bucks and I would have to work hard to find a way to spend that at a place like McDonalds.

Carl's Jr. is great though familiarity has made it less special as it's now in Canada and I can and do eat there routinely.  I used to get it about once a year on my annual trip to Seattle as the only location near me was in Marysville on the way.

McDonalds is noticeably different in Canada than it is in the States.  The McChicken is my favourite item here in Canada but it is junk in America.  We have the American McChicken and call it the Jr. Chicken.  The Canadian McChicken is not some value menu item.  It's a "proper" menu item like the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder.  I like McDonalds but I don't like it when I want a burger.  I like the Big Mac but I eat it to fill a craving for a Big Mac which I consider distinct from a hamburger.  McDonalds' food is pretty lousy but still enjoyable in a processed food way.  It's like how I enjoy Kraft Dinner but it's not "proper" pasta and doesn't fill a pasta craving.  It's its own thing.  McDonalds' fries are fantastic though and I like the Canadian ones better.  The American ones taste too much like potato chips.  One thing US McDonalds has over the Canadian one is that the McGriddles still use scrambled eggs.  In Canada they switched them to us the same egg as the McMuffin and I don't like it as much.

Wendy's used to be one of my favourite fast food places but it has completely changed, at least here in Canada.  I don't know what the food is like in America as I tend to prioritize chains that are not in Canada while I'm in the States.  They changed Wendy's fries probably ten years ago or so and then a few years later changed the burgers.  So if the burgers and fries are different, how is this is the same restaurant as before?  I wish someone would start a new chain called Dave's or something like that and sell the Wendy's food from before.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on April 07, 2019, 12:33:57 PM
Endgame is about to take over Happy Meals starting April 23rd

https://imgur.com/a/oJW7ohl

a bunch of collectible characters in the happy meals
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on April 07, 2019, 06:47:13 PM
Endgame is about to take over Happy Meals starting April 23rd

https://imgur.com/a/oJW7ohl

a bunch of collectible characters in the happy meals

There should be a 50% chance the toy is a baggie of dust  ;D :'( ;)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 07, 2019, 10:14:34 PM
The way Iansane talks about McDonalds reminds me of how I talk about Taco Bell vs Mexican food. I live in ground zero for obtaining good Sonoran food. I eat Taco Bell every once in a while, but it isn't real Mexican food.

As far as Wendy's changing in Canada. Must be the meat. In the USA the Meat is 100% ground beef never frozen. The only thing that can change with it is if someone salts it too much, or if they fail to do the No-freeze policy. The website says in Canada that is also the case. The only thing I suspect is the cook in your area is too liberal with the salt or doesn't salt it enough.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Khushrenada on April 09, 2019, 12:37:10 AM
Endgame is about to take over Happy Meals starting April 23rd

https://imgur.com/a/oJW7ohl

a bunch of collectible characters in the happy meals

There should be a 50% chance the toy is a baggie of dust  ;D :'( ;)


(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/InsecureHandmadeArcticwolf-small.gif)
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on April 09, 2019, 09:15:45 AM
The way Iansane talks about McDonalds reminds me of how I talk about Taco Bell vs Mexican food. I live in ground zero for obtaining good Sonoran food. I eat Taco Bell every once in a while, but it isn't real Mexican food.

As far as Wendy's changing in Canada. Must be the meat. In the USA the Meat is 100% ground beef never frozen. The only thing that can change with it is if someone salts it too much, or if they fail to do the No-freeze policy. The website says in Canada that is also the case. The only thing I suspect is the cook in your area is too liberal with the salt or doesn't salt it enough.

"The cook in my area" would be several cooks.  There's like five or six Wendys in each city here and I live in the Vancouver area so multiple cities blend into each other.  I've probably been to 20 different Wendys since I noticed the change.

A hamburger isn't just a slab of beef cooked.  There are specific ingredients added for flavor and ways of cooking it, otherwise every burger would taste the same.  Plus if you've ever had a burger where someone literally just cooked up ground beef without doing anything else it is pretty boring.  They changed something and they made a big stink about it too, advertising them as "Dave's Single", "Dave's Double", etc.  The bun is totally different as well.  Different flavor, different bun, new advertising campaign and a subtle name change?  Yeah, they changed it.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 10, 2019, 02:41:34 PM
I used to work at Wendy's as a Hamburger cook. Wendy's Burgers just have salt on them.

Wendy's burgers come in big sleeves about 35cm(i'm guessing 14 inches) x 10cm x 10cm. The main thing that makes Wendy's Burgers different is they're square. They're not like Burger King for instance which are all pre-seasoned/pre-charred in some factory. I had a friend who worked at Burger King who told me "we used to just microwave them" At Wendy's the meat is just plain hamburger meat. One of my managers joked "what makes Wendy's patties special is we don't cut corners"

So, what happens is you take a patty out of the sleeve. The sleeve is contained in a metal drawer. In the drawer is a sleeve for quarter pound patties and 8th pound patties. I'd have to wash my hands constantly because they were often covered in blood. Normally you'd slit the plastic sleeve up the top and pull patties out individually as needed. You also had to watch the temperature of the drawer and the little mini fridge below. I think the fridge was kept at 50°F or 10°C

You put it on the grill and you season it with salt from a salt shaker. 30 seconds later you flip it. Then you press down on all the corners of the burger starting with the lower right corner. Much blood will come out. You do this once and only once because you don't want to contaminate the burger. 60 seconds after this you flip the burger again. and 60 seconds later you flip it again. Now you flip the burger at 30ish second intervals until it has reached the proper color brown. This is variable. Also to note. The grill at Wendy's is on a slant. The slant is only like 3°. It's just a sheet of metal. So, it drains the grease and blood out of the burger as time goes on. The grill is very hot. It is heated by gas below it. Sometimes it was fun to make flames on it. Also, throughout the day you use salt to clean it.

The burger is placed on a bun and mustard is applied in a W shape. Ketchup and Mayonnaise are applied with a knife from troughs. Vegetables are applied to order. I did the burgers and fries though. I only worked at the sandwich station twice. When I worked there Wendy's fries were just plain potatoes. While working there they changed the type of oil they used. Which didn't make much of a difference in flavor. But after I was working there, they changed the fries completely to the sea salt fries we have today.

I have several times made home made Wendy's style burgers.  I worked there for a year and a half between 2005-2007. If you follow the steps above it will taste like it was made at Wendy's. It may be just salt, but there is some technique involved as well. The meat fat content Is probably 80/20 or 85/15.

So, I was at Wendy's yesterday. And the only thing to seem to have changed was how the menu was oriented. Previously a Number 1 was a single, a 2 a double, and a 3 was a triple. This is different now as "Daves" whatever is now all number 1 with the variations of patty count folded into it. The 2 is the Baconator, and 3 was something else. I got the mushroom melt burger thing though. So, I couldn't comment on if the Single, Double, or Triple tasted different.
I was there a month ago. It tasted standard. I have been at times where they over salted the burger, or the burger had fried Grease tassels like Five Guys or Freddy's has. The bun could play a big factor. Wendy's uses cheapo cheapo buns. We'd microwave in the bag for 15 seconds them to make them soft. Use Wonder bread, or Wal-mart buns if you make them at home. Other variations could be ketchup, and mustard brand. I think they were just Heinz before. Might have been Hunt's.

Edit: Apparently they changed from Heinz to Ventura 4 months ago. That's probably it. So tell em no ketchup and bring a bag of Wal-mart buns with you next time.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on April 10, 2019, 03:55:11 PM
There must be a difference in Canadian and American Wendys then.  I noticed the change.  My brothers noticed the change.  My friends noticed the change.  So unless it's collective insanity or a BC-wide thing or I just happen to have a lot of influence in my social circle (but only regarding Wendys burgers), then something changed at some point.  Maybe it's entirely the sauces, bun and/or cheese.  It might be the fact that my favourite item was the Big Bacon Classic which they got rid of when they introduced the Baconator.  The Big Bacon Classic might have been a Canadian-only thing as I don't recall seeing it at a time I went to an American Wendys when the item was still available in Canada.  They changed the Jr Bacon Cheeseburger around the same time, making it a much smaller patty than before.

The main difference in flavor is that the old burgers were more dry, if that makes sense.  I often have grease dripping out of the burger at Wendys these days but that wasn't so common before.  Maybe the meat is the same but the grills changed.  Maybe Wendys Canada had a distinct flavor and they decided to standardize the American style across all markets when they introduced the "Dave's" branding.

Update:
I have proof!  They admit they changed it:
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44578229/ns/business-us_business/t/wendys-remakes-its--year-old-hamburger/#.XK510ZrrtaQ
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 10, 2019, 06:44:39 PM
Well that sucks. Sometimes changing something that is simple yet well made is not a great idea.

One of my favorite places to eat here in Arizona is Chile Pepper/Mr. G's which is a local Yuma only chain. But it's an award winning place. The Bean and Cheese burrito is simple, but it is just well made.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2012/12/18/the-best-burritos-in-america/1778287/

I used to get cravings for this place when I lived in Tucson.

But back to Wendy's. You're right. Wendy's burgers should not be greasy. They're pretty well drained by the time you get them. As far as the Baconator goes. The Baconator when I worked there was just a double with bacon on it. The way we would make bake was in a Food safe probably polypropylene container in a microwave. It looked sort of like a plastic shoe box. It was greasy as hell.

I got a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger a year ago. Something seemed different at that point. The patty seemed taller yet with a smaller circumference. Previously a jbc was just a single 8th pound patty with 2 slices of bacon.

But you know what I really miss? The Jalepeño bacon cheddar melt. That was awesome. Whichever version they had when I was working there was great. I used to eat that on my break.

Another thing to note is that article about the change is from 2011. They may have vacillated between burgers over the years.

I used to work at Pizza Hut too, but I got nothing great to say about them. They haven't been good in years. When I eat pizza lately I eat at local chains.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on April 10, 2019, 08:23:30 PM
Man, Pizza Hut used to be the KING. It's fallen so far...
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 10, 2019, 08:24:35 PM
Actually I was talking **** earlier, but then PZones got delivered to my house and they're pretty good.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on April 10, 2019, 08:25:43 PM
Do you ever eat at Round Table Pizza? That is similar to how Pizza Hut used to be. and Godfather's Pizza too.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 10, 2019, 08:28:32 PM
Not in several years. There was one in town, but I don't know if it's still there....but a lookup says it is.

I had Village Inn pizza a week ago. I don't think it's chained with the other Village Inn chain.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on April 11, 2019, 08:08:20 AM
Round Table is good, but typically way over priced. They just opened up one in town that is built like a pizza pub, so I've been meaning to go with some friends. If nothing else their cheesy bread is bomb.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on April 11, 2019, 10:55:32 AM
I like Pizza Hut but the reasons for it are very specific and oddly enough it might be hard for me to discuss it without getting political so hopefully this doesn't violate forum rules.

The Canadian government has supply management for the dairy industry.  That's strictly factual.  As a result prices for dairy products are largely fixed and there is a very large tariff for importing dairy from other countries.  The price of cheese in Canada is quite high compared to, well, pretty much every country I've ever visited.

As the cheese prices increased pizza places did not want to charge higher prices for their pizzas so instead they cut back on the cheese.  As a result pizza around my area is pretty much all **** and I tend to only eat it when at a party that serves it.  At Pizza Hut if you get the cheese lover's pizza which has "double" cheese it ends up being a tolerable pizza.  Double of half equals one so you get what used to be a normal pizza.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: nickmitch on April 11, 2019, 11:32:24 AM
That is an odd situation!  I feel like some places in the US go completely overboard with the cheese.  I went to a by-the-slice place once and it was like eating a giant mozzarella stick.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Stratos on April 11, 2019, 03:55:25 PM
Its a funny balance. You need a generous amount of cheese to make a good pizza, but some people have a philosophy of cooking that going overboard on ingredients is how you cook well. And too much cheese can be gagging, even for a cheese lover like me.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ejamer on April 16, 2019, 07:13:49 AM
Possibly due to habit, I actually prefer pizza when they don't go too heavy on the cheese. I want the whole experience to be balanced for flavor and texture; the "giant mozza stick" effect makes me gag a little bit.

(Which is odd. I used to love mozza sticks when I was younger.)


One thing that I do miss is McDonald's pizza. This might just be childhood nostalgia speaking, but it was pretty awesome. The sauce was great, and the crust (did it use cornmeal or something?) was unique.  So yeah, that probably warns everyone that my taste in pizza isn't to be trusted.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 16, 2019, 05:20:17 PM
Isn't McDonalds pizza only in Florida?
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ShyGuy on April 16, 2019, 07:19:32 PM
I think they have it in Vegas too, at least they used too. Because the Vegas style sign they made for McDonalds on the strip had the word Pizza in it. I assume it was made back when they were pushing that. I haven't been to Vegas in ages though, so it may have changed.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 16, 2019, 08:18:14 PM
Report of the week did a review of McDonald's pizza not too long ago
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ejamer on April 16, 2019, 10:14:37 PM
Isn't McDonalds pizza only in Florida?

What's this?  There are still McDonald's restaurants that serve pizza?!
Being in Canada, hearing they are available in Florida doesn't help much... but I'm curious if it's the same thing. You'd have to assume not, since the pizza I remember was pulled off the menus in the early 90s.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: Ian Sane on April 17, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
McDonald's pizza was supposedly still available at the McDonalds in Squamish BC well throughout the 90's.  They don't have it anymore though and this might have just been schoolyard rumour to begin with.
Title: Re: Your #1 meal at Fast Food Restaurants
Post by: ThePerm on April 22, 2019, 10:46:18 PM
Round Table is good, but typically way over priced. They just opened up one in town that is built like a pizza pub, so I've been meaning to go with some friends. If nothing else their cheesy bread is bomb.

Good call. That's what I got today. $21 for a 12 slice large pizza. It was really really good though. Got some cheesy bread and some cinnamon bread too.
Title: FREE FAST FOOD TODAY ONLY!!!
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Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: kaijugamer on May 23, 2019, 06:38:39 PM
I don't even remember Mcdonalds serve pizza during the 90's.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 20, 2019, 08:47:09 AM
I ordered from Pizza Hut last night.

Ordered a Large Super Supreme with Stuffed crust using my reward points, so it only cost me $3.
I replaced the beef with bacon, and the black olives with roma tomatoes.

can I just tell you that was such an improvement to the flavor of the pizza.
I think that's my new favorite at the Hut.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BeautifulShy on July 20, 2019, 10:14:01 AM
I ordered from Pizza Hut last night.

Ordered a Large Super Supreme with Stuffed crust using my reward points, so it only cost me $3.
I replaced the beef with bacon, and the black olives with roma tomatoes.

can I just tell you that was such an improvement to the flavor of the pizza.
I think that's my new favorite at the Hut.
Ya know it is funny I have been trying new combos from Pizza Hut and that one of bacon and tomatoes is one of my new faves.  I like the crunchiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the tomatoes.   It comes together nicely.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 02, 2019, 08:56:42 PM
Impossible Whopper is going NATIONWIDE next week
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/business/impossible-whopper-national/index.html
(FYI, you can only currently get Impossible burger meat from Burger King, as they bought out the entire supply chain for the near... and possibly foreseeable, future)

Who is gonna buy an Impossible Whopper, and then next to it a Regular Whopper and do the side by side taste test?

Who is gonna be our guinea pig?


edit: hint.... it might be me. I'm curious, and carnivorous, and therefore don't believe all the opinions out there about how you can't taste the difference.... you get 1 chance to make me a believer.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 02, 2019, 11:53:35 PM
But do they have the vegan cheese?
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Adrock on August 03, 2019, 06:55:00 AM
Who is gonna be our guinea pig?

edit: hint.... it might be me. I'm curious, and carnivorous, and therefore don't believe all the opinions out there about how you can't taste the difference.... you get 1 chance to make me a believer.
I haven’t had the Impossible Whopper, but I’ve had many Impossible Burger patties at a small, suburban non-chain in New Jersey where I used to live. I order it regularly because I’m monitoring my cholesterol consumption. I exercise regularly; it’s bad genetics apparently. Anyway, I can tell the difference if I’m paying attention. If I were to have some blind taste tests, I may fail a few. The Impossible Burger is really close to a regular beef patty, notably closer than the Beyond Burger which itself is pretty good. If I had to describe it, Impossible Burger is a decent beef substitute, but it can’t substitute the fat where a lot of the flavor comes from. Put it against a Kobe beef patty or a brisket mix, and yeah, you probably can tell.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 03, 2019, 07:23:06 AM
Honestly, that's how BK should advertise the national roll out.

"Take the Impossible Whopper Challenge"

and it's a 2 Whopper meal (1 Impossible, 1 Regular) both in identical wrappings, 1 Fry, and a drink.

and if they really want to step it up and entice people to give it a try, figure out a way to keep track of which was which (special codes on the wrappers?) and have people take the survey to choose the correct sandwich (same survey where they usually give you a free whopper for taking) and give some prize for choosing correctly.

Right = 1 Free BK Combo coupon (or $5 off any combo coupon)
Wrong = 1 Free Incredible Whopper coupon (since you couldn't tell the difference)
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Stratos on August 03, 2019, 11:34:37 AM
I have no intention of touching that "impossible" dreck. Burgers are made of meat and anything else is sacrilege.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Adrock on August 03, 2019, 11:53:47 AM
I have no intention of touching that "impossible" dreck. Burgers are made of meat and anything else is sacrilege.
That’s fair. I’m not completely off red meat and high cholesterol foods. If I’m really craving a juicy real-meat cheeseburger or steak, I’ll order one.

Unfortunately, the reality I have to live with is keeping red meat consumption to two or three times a month. For those with dietary restrictions, the Impossible Burger is a great alternative.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BeautifulShy on August 04, 2019, 01:26:06 PM
Impossible Whopper is going NATIONWIDE next week
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/business/impossible-whopper-national/index.html
(FYI, you can only currently get Impossible burger meat from Burger King, as they bought out the entire supply chain for the near... and possibly foreseeable, future)

Who is gonna buy an Impossible Whopper, and then next to it a Regular Whopper and do the side by side taste test?

Who is gonna be our guinea pig?


edit: hint.... it might be me. I'm curious, and carnivorous, and therefore don't believe all the opinions out there about how you can't taste the difference.... you get 1 chance to make me a believer.
I haven't had the impossible Whopper but I have had the Beyond Burger from Carl's Jr and it is pretty decent. I am a half vegetarian so I eat pretty much everything except for red meat but I do eat red meat sometimes when I have to.

I would be a guinia pig when the impossible Whopper comes to Phoenix.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: oohhboy on August 05, 2019, 10:30:58 PM
There was a bit of a huff when a national pizza joint here mislead customers with Beyond Beef Burger. The wording was far too easy to assume it was meat not a meat substitute and given what it is made of it could have killed someone. They then doubled down with an excuse that sneaking in the product was for the good of the planet which pretty much an open admission. Very not cool hijacking a good cause to cover for your PR stunt and damages the very cause you claim to uphold. I never ordered it because **** them for several other reasons but reports from others were poor.

I am curious in the Impossible burger as I hear their stuff is much better.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ejamer on August 06, 2019, 07:15:55 AM
I'm deeply suspicious of meat-replacement burgers. Not so much about taste, which is probably good enough to not care about. It's the overall quality and whether there is any improvement in nutrition by eating them that has me wondering. Last I heard they were super high in salt, and maybe preservatives too... although if eating fast food I supposed that probably wouldn't really shift the scale?

It just feels like all the marketing and hype have drowned out any discussion about whether these are really a good and beneficial idea, or just a hot fad. Not that such things regularly happen in the food healthy industry... *coughcough*


And for a more useful addition, made my (usually) annual excursion to eat at Arby's recently. They have no restaurant in town, so I need to drive a couple of hours* but it's always totally worth it. There is something awesome about simple roast beef sandwiches with those curly fries that I'll always enjoy. Simplicity has it's charms - or maybe I'm just too simple to want more.

*Note that I'm not driving that far just for Arby's... but when travelling through a nearby city I often make a point to grab a double roast beef during the trip.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: oohhboy on August 06, 2019, 08:15:44 AM
It's not so much the health benefits which I expect to be very marginal without changing your diet elsewhere also. Meat takes a lot of resources to make and cause a lot of pollution including greenhouse gases. Farmers are pretty invisible to the public when it comes to pollution. It's not helped that farmers tend to be a very irresponsible bunch when it comes to waste and water rights food or no food.

Cutting back a little meat wouldn't be the worse idea.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Ian Sane on August 06, 2019, 09:05:30 AM
I tried the Beyond Meat burger at A&W on the weekend.  I should point out that A&W in Canada is a very different chain than the one in the US.  It's actually one of the biggest in Canada and it has really good burgers.  It is pricey however but regularly has mailer coupons.  The reason I got the Beyond Meat burger was my brothers and I had used up most of the good coupons and the Beyond Meat coupon was one of the few remaining and I had been curious about it.

It wasn't bad.  It was easily the best non-meat burger I've ever had but I'm not a vegetarian so I've eaten maybe three non-meat burgers in my entire life.  Basically the only time I've eaten them is when at a vegetarian's house and that's all that was served.  It did not taste like the real A&W burgers.  It tasted somewhat like you could pass this off as a beef burger if someone didn't have the context of beef burgers from the same restaurant.  The texture was a little too soft compared to real beef.  I also noticed how non-filling it was.  I wasn't as full as I normally am after A&W but aside from the burger patty everything was virtually identical to my typical meal there.  It kind of felt like I had eaten a rice cake that just happened to taste and feel somewhat close to an actual burger.

If I had some sort of beef intolerance this would be a decent substitute.  But since I have no reason not to order a real beef burger I will probably never order it again, unless it was on sale for $1 or something like that.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ejamer on August 06, 2019, 09:58:23 AM
It's not so much the health benefits ...

All fair enough, but when eating fast food I admit that the environment is pretty low on my list of concerns. There is so much waste and pollution created in that situation already that it's hard to see how ordering a veggie burger does anything to change that... it's like doing a few sit-ups after eating a whole birthday cake and hoping things balance out.

Personal pet peeve:
McDonald's restaurants in my province don't recycle. They give you a bunch of plastic and paper containers each time, and everything is carefully marked as "please recycle", but you have to literally carry your junk home with you or just throw it in the trash.  I assume this is a local issue and not some kind of widespread policy...?

A&W here in Canada has done a really nice job though, with little things like reducing as much plastic packaging (including straws, etc) as possible and running a cleaner business. I agree with Ian Sane that it's a pretty decent choice if looking for a cheap burger (as long as you bring coupons).
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ShyGuy on August 06, 2019, 09:57:46 PM
Does A&W Canada have frosted mugs of root beer, cheese curds and grandpa burgers?
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Ian Sane on August 07, 2019, 09:01:37 AM
Does A&W Canada have frosted mugs of root beer, cheese curds and grandpa burgers?

Yes.  I'm assuming by cheese curds you mean poutine?

My favourite item at A&W is the Mozza Burger.  Bacon, mozzarella cheese and thousand island dressing.  Oh yeah!
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ejamer on August 07, 2019, 09:40:34 AM
...
My favourite item at A&W is the Mozza Burger.  Bacon, mozzarella cheese and thousand island dressing.  Oh yeah!

Same - it's awesome. Although sometimes I grab a Teen Burger when it's on sale.
Used to do the Double Mozza, but that's more calories than I need in a sitting these days (since I basically do nothing but sitting...)
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Adrock on August 17, 2019, 12:20:14 PM
Tried the Impossible Whopper today because the burger place I like is closed until Labor Day.

Not good. I don’t know how it compares to the regular Whopper because I haven’t had one in well over a decade. I recommend not judging the Impossible Burger on Burger King. Go to a non-chain. It’s all about how it’s prepared.

Also, Burger King sells tacos now. I tried one, and it was also a bad time.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: ejamer on August 17, 2019, 06:43:15 PM
I used to love the milkshakes from Burger King.
(Oddly, it was the only thing from Burger King I thought was even decent... but they were good enough I'd go just to pick one up.)
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2019, 08:01:57 PM
Burger King bought up all of the Impossible Burger supply chain for the time being.
so..... the only place to try an Impossible Burger is in an ImpossiWhopper (trademark pending)

I too also tried a BK Taco.... and um.... Jack in Box did it better.
but then again, I was sober when I at the BK Taco.... I don't think I have ever had JitB tacos while sober. LOL
That being said... the BK Taco was not good.
I did not try to disguise it with hot sauce or anything either.
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: Adrock on August 17, 2019, 09:36:51 PM
Burger King bought up all of the Impossible Burger supply chain for the time being.
so..... the only place to try an Impossible Burger is in an ImpossiWhopper (trademark pending)
Understood. However, you previously said “you get 1 chance to make me a believer.” I’m unclear if “you” was referring to Burger King or Impossible Foods. That said, when you’re inevitably disappointed by the Impossible Whopper, I beseech you to try the Impossible Burger again at not-Burger King. The Impossible Burger is a nice alternative. It’s my go-to unless I’m really feeling a beef burger.

I really tried to give the Impossible Whopper a chance because I wanted to like it. For some reason, it doesn’t come with cheese (it’s sub-Kraft singles territory so maybe that’s the reason) so I added cheese and bacon so it was made to order. The actual patty just wasn’t prepared well.
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That being said... the BK Taco was not good.
The Crispy Taco is inexplicable. First, half of it wasn’t even crispy. Second, it can’t be that hard to make a taco. Children can make a taco correctly. That’s how easy it is to make a decent taco. For the Crispy Taco to be this bad, I feel like Burger King had to go out of its way to make a bad taco.

Granted, tacos are not the forte of a restaurant called Burger King, but if it’s going to put one on the menu, maybe out some effort in, right?
Title: Re: The Fast Food Thread - Would You Like Posts With That?
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 17, 2019, 10:03:18 PM
Considering I can only get the Impossible Burger patty at BK for the time being (and foreseeable future?), and they only get 1 chance to make me a believer.... I can either try it at BK or continue to ignore the meatless patty for being a meatless patty, until I can find it elsewhere.

Perhaps I'll ask for it to be "Flame Broiled" so that they have to prepare it fresh on the spot.

But honestly, I don't really eat at BK outside of breakfast.... so I'm perfectly fine with not having an ImpossiWhopper too.
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Post by: Adrock on August 17, 2019, 10:23:34 PM
Since “you” is referring to whichever place you try the Impossible Burger, I recommend waiting. If you have a non-chain, non-fast food burger joint, try it there. If you don’t like it at a speciality, made to order restaurant, then you sure as hell weren’t going to like it at Burger King.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 18, 2019, 08:08:48 AM
I got a burger place I frequent.
they used to have it on the menu.... I informed them of pipeline buyout by BK since they kept telling customers that they are waiting on a restock, and they eventually covered it up on the menu.
I'm pretty sure I'll be waiting for a looong while if I decide to not take the Whopper vs ImpossiWhopper Challenge.
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Post by: Ian Sane on August 27, 2019, 12:17:15 PM
I too also tried a BK Taco.... and um.... Jack in Box did it better.

Wow, those BK tacos must REALLY suck.  Years ago Jack in the Box would include two free tacos if you ordered from their self-serve kiosk.  I started turning down the free tacos.  If I'm turning down free fast food then it is serious butt.

To me Burger King having tacos would be like Taco Bell starting to have hamburgers.  I know in the corporate mindset there's the idea that any meal eaten at a different restaurant is a lost sale but I go to different places based on what type of food I'm craving.  If I'm in a taco mood then I'm going to go to a place that specializes in tacos.  And if I want something else, I'm not settling for the taco place even if they have that item on the menu because they probably don't do it as well as a place that specializes in it.  There are tons of fast food places that are specifically burger restaurants and that's their specialty and they're great at it.  In theory Burger King could be such a place... but they're not.

All I really like about Burger King is the Whopper.  Much like the Big Mac it isn't something I get when I'm in a burger mood.  It's for when I'm in a Whopper mood.  There is a specific craving I can get for Burger King beef burgers and that's what keeps me a periodic customer.  But everything else pretty much sucks and their service is the slowest and most incompetent of any of the chains in my area by a mile.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on August 27, 2019, 01:39:54 PM
I did try the BK Tacos a bit ago and they were not the best.  If I am not getting tacos from like a local Mexican place or Del Taco/Taco Bell then I will go with Jack in the Box tacos.

Has anyone tried the Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches yet? It is suppose to be better than their competitors but I haven't had one yet.
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Post by: ejamer on August 27, 2019, 06:14:18 PM
Aww... I miss Popeyes! We don't have any in East Coast Canada, but I love their chicken and biscuits.
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Post by: ShyGuy on August 27, 2019, 07:29:48 PM
Does A&W Canada have frosted mugs of root beer, cheese curds and grandpa burgers?

Yes.  I'm assuming by cheese curds you mean poutine?

My favourite item at A&W is the Mozza Burger.  Bacon, mozzarella cheese and thousand island dressing.  Oh yeah!

Poutine?

No, THIS is A&W cheese curds

(https://i.imgur.com/pkwrPx5.png)
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Post by: ejamer on August 27, 2019, 08:07:07 PM
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Poutine?

No, THIS is A&W cheese curds

(https://i.imgur.com/pkwrPx5.png)

I've never seen those before!
(Not sure they are my thing... but, hey, I'll give anything a shot once!)
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Post by: pokepal148 on August 27, 2019, 08:37:20 PM
All I have to say on this matter is that if you don't live in an area where Culvers is a thing you're missing out.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on August 27, 2019, 08:40:55 PM
All I have to say on this matter is that if you don't live in an area where Culvers is a thing you're missing out.
I still need to go to my local Culvers. I guess the thing with them is that there is a different flavor of the day and each store has a different flavor of the day from other local stores which is kinda awesome.
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Post by: pokepal148 on August 27, 2019, 08:43:36 PM
Yeah that's for their custard and salad I believe. Their burgers are really good and they have pretty solid fries. They're easily leagues above what McDonalds and Burger King offer.
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Post by: ShyGuy on August 27, 2019, 08:46:35 PM
Culvers is secretly the best all around fast food joint in the entire country.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on August 28, 2019, 01:28:06 AM
So it seems like the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is sold out but there might be some stores that have them still. I think I am going to try my luck and see if I can find one tomorrow.  I also read some of the worst takes on Popeyes selling a chicken sandwich. This is from the comments section on one of my local news stations on FB.

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The left leaning media is doing it's best to prop up an alternative to a business that is right leaning...they would love nothing more than to have Chick-fil-A go out of business. So they advertise the competition for free and pay or pick biased pundits to rave about the taste. It could be a turd that smells like chicken in between 2 pieces of bread and the media would still behave that way.
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Post by: ejamer on August 28, 2019, 04:51:18 AM
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The left leaning media is doing it's best to prop up an alternative to a business that is right leaning...they would love nothing more than to have Chick-fil-A go out of business. So they advertise the competition for free and pay or pick biased pundits to rave about the taste. It could be a turd that smells like chicken in between 2 pieces of bread and the media would still behave that way.

Conspiracies everywhere!   ;D

*snipping the rest - tried to make some jokes about politics being foolish, decided it's not worthwhile*
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Post by: ShyGuy on August 28, 2019, 06:34:30 AM
I went to Popeyes and the chicken sandwich was sold out. :(
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Post by: Ian Sane on August 28, 2019, 04:21:53 PM
There are two Popeyes in British Columbia.  One of them opened very recently and just happens to be 15 minutes from my office so I've been routinely getting it for lunch on Fridays.  The new chicken sandwich is not available in Canada.  Arrgh!!!

Chick-fil-A is great but there aren't any in BC and I think the closest one is in Lynnwood WA.  I stop by there if I'm heading to Seattle but that's like once a year.  Having something similar to their sandwich locally would be really nice.  I have no idea why they wouldn't have the sandwich at the Canada locations since everything else appears to be the same.

Thankfully there is a Popeyes in Lynden which is just over the border.  I'm much more likely to make trips to there or Bellingham than Seattle so I might be able to try the sandwich before the end of the year - if they aren't still selling out.
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Post by: ShyGuy on August 28, 2019, 05:24:16 PM
Popeyes is sold out of the chicken sandwich. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2019/08/28/the-popeyes-chicken-sandwich-now-sold-out-is-a-65-million-marketing-win/#17e1c37e79d6

It's like a McRib!
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Post by: Adrock on August 28, 2019, 05:48:19 PM
It's like a McRib!
I broke a four year streak of no McDonald’s to try the McRib back in 2012. It tastes the way diarrhea feels. I hope that Popeye’s sandwich is better than the physical embodiment of unbridled sadness that is the McRib.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on August 29, 2019, 01:16:04 PM
Miss getting the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich? 
Try this DIY recipe.
for BnM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPirknE0qI0
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Post by: nickmitch on August 29, 2019, 08:57:11 PM
I was definitely planning to get one this week when I went home for the weekend. #LeSigh
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 18, 2019, 10:14:13 AM
National Cheeseburger Day

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https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/national-cheeseburger-day-2019-deals-near-me (https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/national-cheeseburger-day-2019-deals-near-me)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2019/09/17/national-cheeseburger-day-get-free-burgers-and-deals-sept-18/2314819001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2019/09/17/national-cheeseburger-day-get-free-burgers-and-deals-sept-18/2314819001/)

Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day and restaurants are celebrating the made-up food holiday with discounts and free burgers.
According to Ranker (http://'https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-fast-food-burgers?ref=search'), a crowd-sourced voting platform, the top five fast food burgers were: Five Guys burger, In-N-Out Double Double, Five Guys cheeseburger, Burger King Whopper and Wendy's Baconator. The favorite burger topping (http://'https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-burger-toppings?ref=search') was cheddar cheese.

Applebee's (http://'https://www.applebees.com/en'): Get a Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with endless fries for $6.99 Wednesday.
B.Good (http://'https://www.bgood.com/rewards/'): Through Sept. 22, get a free burger when you download the B.Good app at www.bgood.com/rewards (http://'https://www.bgood.com/rewards/').
Black Angus (http://'https://www.facebook.com/BlackAngusSteakhouse/'): Get the Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger or the Guacamole Cheeseburger with cole slaw or fries and a beer for $12.99 Wednesday in the BullsEye Bar.
BurgerFi (http://'http://www.burgerfi.com/'): Locations nationwide will be offering $1 cheeseburgers with the purchase of a cheeseburger Wednesday. Must mention the offer for in-store orders only.
Burger King (http://'https://www.bk.com/app'): Through Sunday, get a cheeseburger for 59 cents with a mobile order on the chain's app (http://'https://www.bk.com/app'). Limit one coupon per person.
Burgerville (http://'https://www.facebook.com/burgerville'): Get $1 Original Cheeseburgers Wednesday, limit five per transaction and, in the drive-thru, two transactions per car.
Dairy Queen (http://'https://www.dairyqueen.com/'): The chain is celebrating Cheeseburger Day with its new two for $4 Super Snack deal, which includes mix and match snacks including choice of a cheeseburger, a small sundae, fries, pretzel sticks or chicken tenders.
Del Taco (http://'https://deltaco.com/'): Not a Cheeseburger Day deal, but through Sept. 25, get a free Carnitas Combo Burrito or Carnitas Loaded Fries with any purchase through the chain's app (http://'https://deltaco.com/app') with promo code TOPTHEBELL.
Dog Haus (http://'https://doghaus.com/'): Order one of seven Haus Burger creations and get a second patty with cheese added Wednesday. Scan the Dog Haus app in-restaurant to redeem.
DoorDash (http://'https://www.doordash.com/'): This deal isn't only for National Cheeseburger Day and continues through Sept. 30. Place an order through DoorDash (http://'https://www.doordash.com/') and use promo code FEEDAMERICA and DoorDash will provide 10 meals to Feeding America (http://'https://www.feedingamerica.org/') per order and customers will get a $5 credit to use on an order in October.
Farmer Boys (http://'https://www.farmerboys.com/national-cheeseburger-day-2019/'): Starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, mention the Cheeseburger Day deal to get one for $2 at participating locations.
Grubhub (http://'https://www.grubhub.com/deals'): Select restaurants including Applebee's, Barbeurger, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Carl's Jr., Fatburger, IHOP, Jack in the Box and Red Robin are offering $5 off orders Wednesday through Grubhub's new in-app Perks feature. To access Perks, click the tab at the bottom of the screen in the Grubhub app (http://'https://www.grubhub.com/mobile_home').
Habit Burger Grill (http://'http://habitburger.com/'): Through Sept. 25, make a donation of $2 or more to No Kid Hungry and get a certificate for a free Charburger with cheese to redeem on a future visit.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar (http://'https://www.houlihans.com/'): Get a $5 Houlihan’s Cheeseburger and fries all day Wednesday.
Hungry Howie's (http://'https://www.facebook.com/hungryhowies/'): Through Sunday, get a large pepperoni or cheese pizza for $5.55 with code 555LG for carryout only. Limit five.
Hurricane Grill & Wings (http://'https://hurricanewings.com/'): Get a $5.99 cheeseburger or a $6.99 cheeseburger and fries special Wednesday.
Islands Restaurants (http://'https://www.islandsrestaurants.com/'): Get $5 off all burgers Wednesday.
Jack in the Box (http://'https://www.jackinthebox.com/'): Get a free burger of your choice with any app (http://'https://www.jackinthebox.com/mobile-app') purchase at participating locations Wednesday. The coupon is for one-time use.
Kum & Go (http://'https://www.kumandgo.com/'): &Rewards members get a free burger Wednesday. To join the loyalty program, go to www.kumandgo.com/rewards (http://'https://www.kumandgo.com/rewards/') or download the app by texting APP to 39771.
Miller's Ale House (http://'https://millersalehouse.com/national-cheeseburger-day/'): From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, cheeseburgers are $5.99 when you show an offer in email or at www.millersalehouse.com/national-cheeseburger-day (http://'https://millersalehouse.com/national-cheeseburger-day/').
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes (http://'https://www.mooyah.com/news/national-cheeseburger-day-2019'): With the rewards app, get a free cheeseburger Wednesday with purchase of fries and a drink or shake.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub (http://'https://www.99restaurants.com/whats-happening'): Get a $5.99 cheeseburger Wednesday dine-in only with choice of cheese and fries.
O'Charley's Restaurant and Bar (http://'http://ocharleys.com/'): Add two free slices of bacon to a cheeseburger Wednesday with a coupon that will be posted on O'Charley's Facebook (http://'https://www.facebook.com/ocharleysfans/'), Instagram (http://'https://www.instagram.com/ocharleys') and Twitter (http://'https://www.twitter.com/OCharleys') Wednesday morning. Dine-in only.
Red Robin (http://'https://www.redrobin.com/value/national-cheeseburger-day.html'): With any beverage purchase at participating restaurants Wednesday, get a Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for $5. Learn more at www.redrobin.com/national-cheeseburger-day. (http://'https://www.redrobin.com/value/national-cheeseburger-day.html')
Shari’s (http://'https://sharis.com/'): New or existing Shari’s Rewards members get the plant-based Beyond Burger with or without cheddar cheese on a pretzel bun for $1 Wednesday, dine-in only and no other purchase is required. Join the loyalty program by texting PIE and your email address to 73757. If you prefer meat, Shari’s will offer a $5 a la carte beef burger on a pretzel bun Wednesday too. Fries for both burgers are extra.
Smashburger (http://'https://smashburger.com/'): Get a buy-one-get-one free deal on double classic Smashburgers Wednesday.
Ted's Montana Grill (http://'http://tedsmontanagrill.com/'): Get Ted's Cheeseburger Meal, which includes fries, for $6 or upgrade to the bison cheeseburger for $8 Wednesday with a coupon that will be posted on Ted's social media (http://'https://www.facebook.com/tedsmontanagrill').
TGI Fridays (http://'http://www.fridays.com/'): This Cheeseburger Day deal takes place every Tuesday for a limited time. Get $5 classic cheeseburgers with seasoned fries for dine-in and online orders.
Twin Peaks (http://'https://twinpeaksrestaurant.com/'): Get a cheeseburger and fries for $6 Wednesday. Dine-in only, one offer per guest.
Waitr (http://'https://waitrapp.com/') and Bite Squad (http://'https://www.bitesquad.com/'): The on-demand delivery apps are offering free delivery Wednesday on orders $15 or more with promo code CHEESY.
Wendy’s (http://'https://www.wendys.com/'): Coupons in the Wendy’s app (http://'https://www.wendys.com/') Wednesday include $2 off any Premium Combo, a free fry plus drink with a premium sandwich mobile order, free small Frosty with purchase of Premium Combo and get free six-piece Spicy Nuggets with a mobile order
White Castle (http://'https://www.whitecastle.com/value-offers/4e52e306-c572-4ef9-a588-b5692f7b7685'): Get one free Cheese Slider with any purchase Wednesday and a coupon posted at www.whitecastle.com/value-offers. (http://'https://www.whitecastle.com/value-offers/4e52e306-c572-4ef9-a588-b5692f7b7685')

Kum & Go..... Is that a burger/fast food place, or a quick service Rub 'n Tug!?
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Post by: ejamer on September 25, 2019, 11:09:02 AM
What kind of pizza do you guys recommend?

This was spurred by a recent Papa John's email advertising "Buy 1 Get 1"... but when you open the email it clarifies that after you buy one at full price you get one for just $10. This is horribly misleading in my opinion. The ad made me want pizza - but I'm probably going to be buying elsewhere.


(For what it's worth: I don't mind Papa John's pizza.  I disagree pretty strong with some of the politics and beliefs of the chain owner, but the food sits nicely in that "better quality than you'd expect given the price" category whenever a real promotion is active.)
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Post by: ShyGuy on September 26, 2019, 07:30:42 PM
You almost always gotta go with a local pizza joint.
Papa Johns - eh.
Dominos - ehhh
Pizza Hut - how the mighty have fallen.
Papa Murphys take and bake - I like the thin crust, but you gotta cook it yourself.
Round Table - classic American pizza but pricey
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on September 26, 2019, 09:16:04 PM
I just had MOD Pizza.
With more toppings than the pizza should support.

It was delicious. One of my favorite pizzas.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on September 26, 2019, 09:43:56 PM
A lot of the time when I get delivery I go with either Pizza Hut or Dominos but when I want to sit down there is a place I like to go called Fired Pie which for one price you get a pie and any number of toppings you want.  A lot of the places around here charge by the topping which I don't like.    I have been meaning to try Mod Pizza and Blaze Pizza lately.  I think one of them is in dt Phoenix and the other one is by my place. 
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Post by: ThePerm on September 27, 2019, 12:32:50 AM
This is how I usually find out new fast food news

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheReportOfTheWeek/videos

my favorite burger place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wviwC6rrhME
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Post by: Stratos on September 27, 2019, 10:22:17 AM
As someone who worked at Pizza Hut for years...my go-to is Dominos. Best/most consistent deals for the quality. And I adore the stuffed cheesy bread.

Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust is awesome when made right, but a lot of places just don't make it right, and I'm a little disenfranchised by them due to seeing how things work behind the scenes. I'd go to a different location, but will never eat at one I worked at, and I've worked at over a dozen of them in my area.

MOD is great, I equate it and Blaze Pizza to the 'Chipotle" of pizzerias, since you work your way down a make line and choose anything to add to it.

Costco pizza is by far the biggest bang-for-your-buck but it lacks variety. Great for parties though.

I find local places are hit or miss in my area. The costs for some of them is astronomical, and they aren't really worth the extra cost in the taste department. $20 for a basic pizza, $30 for a specialty is just too high.

There are two neat local chains called Farellis and The Rock. I prefer The Rock if I have a choice, and both are a little on the higher end of the price scale, but at least the food tastes like it is worth it.
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Post by: ejamer on September 27, 2019, 10:59:08 AM
Sadly, a lot of local pizza joints aren't worth visiting. Their pricing and quality tend to be out of whack most of the time - and when the quality is good they are often inconveniently located. [Or maybe I'm the one that inconveniently located? Either way...]

There is one that does really great stone-fired pizza. Their hours are terrible though, and to help save the environment (yay) they just don't offer take-out (boo).  Our local go-to tends to be Pizza Delight - it's a not-so-big chain that is only found (I think) in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. But you can only go to the same well so many times.
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Post by: Ian Sane on September 27, 2019, 02:07:45 PM
There is one that does really great stone-fired pizza. Their hours are terrible though, and to help save the environment (yay) they just don't offer take-out (boo).

They should let you get take-out if you bring your own container.  Like you bring the box from the Dominos you had two weeks ago with the grease stains and the dried cheese in the corner and then they just plop their pizza right in there. ;)
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Post by: ThePerm on September 27, 2019, 07:39:00 PM
One of the best places to eat pizza is a newly built Circle K. 6 months later though it's going to become not that great.
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Post by: Stratos on September 28, 2019, 11:09:21 AM
There is one that does really great stone-fired pizza. Their hours are terrible though, and to help save the environment (yay) they just don't offer take-out (boo).

That is simply ignorant. Cardboard is compost-able (do NOT recycle pizza boxes), and trees are a renewable resource (most trees used for paper are harvested from tree farms). I wish people would actually get educated about environmental impact and recycling, because everyone is acting like we are in the 70's/80's with how we do things in relation to the environment.

How do they package leftovers, or are they refusing to let you take them?
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Post by: ejamer on September 28, 2019, 02:56:17 PM
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How do they package leftovers, or are they refusing to let you take them?

Not sure; I've never had any. The food is delicious.

And what I said earlier probably isn't accurate - I'm sure they will let you do takeout, they just don't provide disposable containers so you have to bring your own (as others have suggested).
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Post by: Stratos on October 01, 2019, 08:56:20 PM
So despite my statements earlier I ordered Pizza Hut this weekend because the Dominos closed before they did and we were having a late night. Was reminded how much I enjoyed stuffed crust. Love how you can get toasted parmesan as an option on the crust. Pro tip: ask for that on everything you can; pizza rollers, p'zones, pizza crust, it makes everything 10x better.

This is a location I never worked at or visited before, and maybe it is because it is a newer location, but it was spot-on. Crust was stretched correctly, dough was not old, and no air bubbles or burst stuffed crust. I did pay $14 for a 3-topping stuffed crust, but was worth it, and less greasy than Dominos surprisingly, while still hitting that sweet spot you would want for greasy food.
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Post by: BeautifulShy on October 30, 2019, 09:03:20 PM
Looks like Popeyes is bring back their Chicken Sandwich this Sunday the 3rd of November.  I am going to a festival downtown on the third and will see if I can pick up some sandwiches on my way back home. 
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Post by: Adrock on November 08, 2019, 05:37:06 PM
I tried the Popeye’s chicken sandwich last night. It’s... a chicken sandwich. I tried not to get caught up in the hype. This thing made headlines by selling out everywhere and apparently someone was fatally stabbed for cutting in line the other day. It’s fine for what it is. I’d order it again even if I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so. May be a little greasy, but that’s to be expected from deep fried chicken at a fast food joint.
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Post by: Spak-Spang on November 08, 2019, 07:37:43 PM
You know the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich stabbing, I almost feel like Popeye's is happy for the negative news.  I mean how many people are thinking, damn I need to try that sandwich if people are willing to stab someone for it.  But the truth is, there is NO WAY, that stabbing happened ONLY because two adults wanted a Chicken sandwich.  It's a CHICKEN SANDWICH, from a fast food place.  Adrock's review sounds exactly like what I would expect. 
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Post by: ShyGuy on November 08, 2019, 08:41:19 PM
My favorite chicken sandwich is called the Santa Fe chicken sandwich and it has roasted poblanos and honey cream cheese.
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Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on November 08, 2019, 08:54:40 PM
I tried the Popeye’s chicken sandwich last night. It’s... a chicken sandwich. I tried not to get caught up in the hype. This thing made headlines by selling out everywhere and apparently someone was fatally stabbed for cutting in line the other day. It’s fine for what it is. I’d order it again even if I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so. May be a little greasy, but that’s to be expected from deep fried chicken at a fast food joint.
You know the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich stabbing, I almost feel like Popeye's is happy for the negative news.  I mean how many people are thinking, damn I need to try that sandwich if people are willing to stab someone for it.  But the truth is, there is NO WAY, that stabbing happened ONLY because two adults wanted a Chicken sandwich.  It's a CHICKEN SANDWICH, from a fast food place.  Adrock's review sounds exactly like what I would expect. 

I guess you guys didn't see my post in the Funhouse the other day....
https://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=29635.msg960541#msg960541

and then you'll laugh at my post on IG/Snap from later that same day... or the next day.
(i'll have to upload the pics later)