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Old 12-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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Luckily fast food places here are always quite busy, so when I do eat fast food, it is always fresh.

Subway here (I really don't like subway) are run by middle eastern folks and are really really clean and well run, so when I have to go to subway for one reason or another, it's about the best that a mediocre sandwich can be.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #12
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BTW, Wendy's does not freeze their burgers. They are delivered fresh and stay that way.
...at least that's what's supposed to happen.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:35 PM   #13
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The beef tasted... fishy? Makes me curious how their chicken tasted.
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What did their fish fillets taste like?
Fish. It's all fish, fish, fish. The fries? Fish. The shakes? Fish. We've all stumbled into places like that. Some of them didn't even serve fish and still managed it.

Funny thing is, Wendy's probably serves less fish than anything. Might actually be an improvement over their natural unnatural flavors.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:09 PM   #15
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"Where's the fish?"
I miss Clara!
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #16
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when i order at carl's jr. i say fresh made, please. and they do. it is the only fast food place i go to. mickey d's used to have a low calorie burger. it was always fresh, don't think to many people ordered them. i loved them, more like homemade. evidently not enough people thought so, as they quit making them.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:50 AM   #17
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BTW, Wendy's does not freeze their burgers. They are delivered fresh and stay that way.

A manager will do anything to maintain the profit margin. In far south texas[Dallas is close to 500 miles north of us] the humidity and the spore load are such that cleanliness and food spoilage are ongoing problems. Unless he is turning over the food sales very quickly, he will have spoilage. Sooo, I suspect in self defence he is freezing the meat, and yes when freezer burnt, a hamburger will get fishy tasting at the edges, especially if it gets partially thawed and refrozen. Oh, by the way, our humidity is anywhere from 97 to 100% in the morning and rarely falls below 50% later in the day.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #18
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Wendy's used to have a salad bar, and it was pretty good. The only fast food I ate. They closed the salad bar and I haven't been back since. Fast food used to be cheap, but what I would spend at a fast food joint now would buy the makings of a good slow food meal at home. I can wait.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:07 PM   #19
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When I buy fast food, I assume it's going to be stale, and I just wolf it down quickly without trying to taste it. I don't pay it much attention. But, if a soft tortilla, like a burrito, is stiffer and tougher than cardboard... I can feel my blood start to boil, steam escaping out my ear, and the urge to file criminal charges against someone.
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Stale, old or freezer burned foods are not exclusive to fast food restaurants.

If you choose to eat at a fast food restaurant or any other restaurant, you're better off going to a high volume place. Lots of customers means they'll have fresh foods coming in on a regular basis.
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