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Old 11-24-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Let's talk fast food.

I know this is a cooking forum, but I know we don't always have time to lovingly prepare home-cooked meals. SO...where do you all go for your quick, greasy fixes? And what were your biggest disapointments? I went to Wendy's for my cheat day last week and ordered the "gourmet" mushroom bacon swiss which is piled high with veggies and meat in the commercial. In reality it is a soggy, salty mess. Yuck. I haven't had a burger that bad in a while! Any takers?



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Old 11-25-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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Subway is our first choice... we share a foot long, different sandwiches depending on our moods. Paul's favorite is the Spicy Italian but I'd rather have the chicke fajita.
Burger king is the second choice. We each get a whopper Jr. and we share an onion ring. He always gets a diet pop and I get water.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:05 AM   #3
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I'm not a big fast food fan... but on occasion, I like Taco Bell... those chalupas they have are pretty good for a quick and cheap fix. Shlotzkey's is a fav of both DH and I for lunch.

DH loves Mickey Ds.... I can't stand the place. So if he does Mickey Ds... I eat what I can find in the fridge.

Ohhh.. and Dairy Queen steak finger baskets!! I love those, but we don't have any DQs close by. And Chik-filet... how ever you spell it. I can eat their chicken sandwhich on wheat bread although it has been a while since I have had one.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:07 AM   #4
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not much for fast food here, either, and i'm with you sattie, mchell is pure horrible.

but something about the light, crispy, savory breading on chick fil a nuggets? and their waffle-cut fries? worth the occasional trip to the mall!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:24 AM   #5
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Sheets Dogs (Sheets is a convenience store filling station). Two dogs for $1.25 , and they don't charge extra if their green Its enough to keep the headaches away.

Taco Bell for the same reason.

Once a week or if I have to because I would rather go hungry than eat fast food.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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I don't really go traditional fast food for the quick on the road eats. I usually
end up at a grocery store for a sub or sandwich from the deli section.
If I do go Fast Food, usually it ends up Taco Bell.. tacos or some sort of burrito.
The last decent burger I had was a Thickburger from Hardee's... they had a 2/1 intro
special... I have gotten old, I could barely stuff the last 2/3 of the second one down my gullet, LOL!
The last nasty burger I had was a McDonald's $1 menu double cheesburger. However, since that was after a rare night of over drinking, it was just what the doctor ordered, LOL!
In general for a regular burger it is always Wendys. Then Hardees. Then.... somewhere else. Burger King is Burper King for me, and I've never liked McD, either. For some reason, I never think of DQ or the local Charbroil burgers, which are really good.
Man, now I am jonesing for a big greasy burger... thanks. ;)
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:53 AM   #7
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I don't really go traditional fast food for the quick on the road eats. I usually
end up at a grocery store for a sub or sandwich from the deli section.
If I do go Fast Food, usually it ends up Taco Bell.. tacos or some sort of burrito.
The last decent burger I had was a Thickburger from Hardee's... they had a 2/1 intro
special... I have gotten old, I could barely stuff the last 2/3 of the second one down my gullet, LOL!
The last nasty burger I had was a McDonald's $1 menu double cheesburger. However, since that was after a rare night of over drinking, it was just what the doctor ordered, LOL!
In general for a regular burger it is always Wendys. Then Hardees. Then.... somewhere else. Burger King is Burper King for me, and I've never liked McD, either. For some reason, I never think of DQ or the local Charbroil burgers, which are really good.
Man, now I am jonesing for a big greasy burger... thanks. ;)
ooops. I only brought up fast food because I was thinking about how unbelievable staged all fast food is. It looks bigger, fresher, healthier etc. then you unwrap the peice of....junk food...and it's nothing like what you were expecting. I need to find a better vice for cheat day.
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I LOVE Steak Escape!!! Mmmmmmmm
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:45 AM   #9
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I only do it when I'm "on the road", but I like Taco Bell tacos, McDonald's salads and breakfasts.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:54 AM   #10
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I prefer subway.. Cicken Teriyaki in Honey Oat with sweet Onion ,o)
Or our local Kebap store (Doenerbutze ;o) )... but some pasta with Pesto is as fast ;o)

When I'm really hungry I sometimes go to McD's... but it's like Eva says, it's never that good it looks in the ads..and it rarely tastes good... the last good thing they had, was the the veggie burger, but they stopped it a few years ago..
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