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Old 10-07-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Fast Food on the Road

Now, when I can travel just with my husband, we always seek little mom & pop, preferably ethnic places. But lately we've had to travel with a geriatric Jack Russell terrier. For lunches, in particular, this means fast food. Since I rarely, if ever, eat at fast food places otherwise, what are your favorites when there are no other options? The last few times I've been on the road I've opted for McDonald's salads or Taco Bell tacos (the latter being a taste of childhood favorite). What do you like at which chains. I haven't been to a chain in two years so don't know what is out there.


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Old 10-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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I prefer Taco Johns (hard shel tacos with the green jalapeno sauce), but they aren't everywhere. KFC (original recipe for me), Mickey D's (I like Big Macs and yogurt parfaits for b'fast), Hardees (for breakfast, great biscuits and gravy)


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Old 10-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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I have to have at least 6-7 oz. of protein everyday so if we decide to go for a ride I often just stop at Jack in the box and get the breakfast jack, two pieces of french bread toast,a slice of ham and cheese and a fried egg..They are very good for a quick breakfast. Of course I love several places here that serve wonderful breakfasts that you could spend several hours enjoying

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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Grocery store delis are my fast food of choice.

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GrillingFool View Post
Grocery store delis are my fast food of choice.

Wendys - the side salad is actually good.

Lunch buffets geared for the business crowd are often pretty good. Pizza Hut has one for cheap and you can get it to go.

The cheapest lunch I've found is at costco (sams club). If you are a member it's on the order of 2 bucks. If you can get past the very tiny menu, it's pretty good. Kosher dogs, good pizza and great frozen mocha thingies.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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I like regular basic Taco Bell tacos, any of the chain cheesburgers, & KFC fried chicken.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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I hit the big truck stop / travel plazas like Flying J, TA or Pilot.

Flying J always has gas, bathrooms a restuarant and ready made fast food.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #9
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I am constantly on the road and having to eat meals.... for the most part, I stick with McDonalds chicken nuggets or the taco bell bean burrito..yummmm ;)
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:55 AM   #10
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What about a sub sandwich shop like Subway or Quizno's? Personally I prefer Subway (it's a little cheaper than Quizno's), but Quizno's is good too. I don't know if this chain has broadened its horizons but Firehouse Subs have some decent sub sandwiches too.

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