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Old 03-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #26
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

I used to love Wendy's but the McDouble >>> 1/4th lb double stack plus they were batting about .500 on having baked potatoes available when we'd go by and that was unacceptable. Trying to be less of an ******* meant that the best reason for going there (Frostee) was off the table.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #27
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Al - Wendy's new fries are very good and a huge improvement over the old ones. I might have to try some of their other sandwiches though, the spicy chicken is the only thing I've ordered there in like the past 10 years.
i really try to avoid fast food anymore, but Wendy's spicy chicken is still excellent and I make a ~monthly exception for that.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #28
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

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**** any fast food place trying to do anything but a super basic burger. All this Angus/Smokehouse/fancy nonsense is great in the hands of bistros and what not- but who ever goes to McDonalds for that sort of thing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #29
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Conflicting opinions on the new fries! I will have to try some time this week. Will report back to the thread.

-Al
Ive only had them twice, wendys isnt in my usual rotation. The lifespan of the fries is also very short, once you get them you need to eat them within a couple minutes. A place like BK for example is better for drive through since the fries maintain some crispiness for a while.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #30
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**** any fast food place trying to do anything but a super basic burger. All this Angus/Smokehouse/fancy nonsense is great in the hands of bistros and what not- but who ever goes to McDonalds for that sort of thing.
The mushroom and swiss angus from mcdonalds is really good imo, I go for it all the time.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #31
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has any1 tried the new BK Stuffed Steakhouse ,i like spicy food .so i might get this tomm.

[IMG]http://img402.imageshack.us/i/64133428******[/IMG]
I've been intrigued by this as well and kind of want to try it, but this:



makes it look like a turd with chunks of corn in it
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #32
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makes it look like a turd with chunks of corn in it
lol, now I can never eat this thing.

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich Fans - sometimes, I will ask for them to add bacon slices to the sandwich. Still on the fence concerning whether or not this is an expert move, but I've never regretted it.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #33
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Why do people care what it looks like, im really confused by that thought process. I dont like jalapeños so I would never get it but if I did I wouldnt mind it looking like that....
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #34
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I've heard the BK Jap Ched has no flavor. Also as far as 5 Guys, the double patty that comes standard really ruins the burger, but you feel like a wuss ordering the "Little Cheeseburger"
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #35
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OK, think I'm actually going to take one for the team and give this BK corn-turd burger a try. Will post pics and review later.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #36
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What are peoples top 3 places to go if trying to get a lot of food with not a lot of money(say 5$<)
as others have said, mcdoubles from mcdonald's dollar menu hands down. i think BK might have an equivalent, but it's basically a qp w/cheese (split into 2 patties), i.e. what they sell on the other side of the menu for ~3 dollars, except only for 1 dollar.

i work these 3 into my schedule somewhat consistently:

chick-fil-a - great chicken, extremely good waffle fries (i think my favorite fries of any of these places), relatively healthy

5 guys - best burger from the list hands down, also very good fries (though not as good as cfa, imo), and also relatively healthy (fries have lower satfat i think than most other fries, though i haven't checked the numbers)

chiptole - my #1 current goat from the list, i can't get enough of this ****. the burritos are huge, you get to customize each order, their hot salsa is ++++ great, and i think for the amount of food you get it's cheaper than 5guys and cfa. also i've sort of convinced myself its healthy-ish (there's veggies it's basically a salad duh!!!!)
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:54 PM   #37
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chiptole - my #1 current goat from the list, i can't get enough of this ****. the burritos are huge, you get to customize each order, their hot salsa is ++++ great, and i think for the amount of food you get it's cheaper than 5guys and cfa. also i've sort of convinced myself its healthy-ish (there's veggies it's basically a salad duh!!!!)
From here, a chicken burrito with rice, black beans, hot salsa, cheese, sour cream, guac, and lettuce is about 1145c and 52g of fat. Not bad, considering it clocks in at 100c and 2g of fat less than a similarly dressed Qdoba Queso Burrito!

Seriously, I love those types of places as well, but there's nothing about eating a two-pound burrito that's healthy.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #38
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

mia,

"-Long John Silver's (never been)"

I've never been either, but you must go for this:

http://www.examiner.com/chain-restau...-john-silver-s
Upon request, Long John Silver's will give you a free box of the chunks of fried breading that have fallen off all the shrimp and fish and never made it to other customers' meals. Just ask for “a side of fried crumbs” and the server should know what you mean.

http://www.couponsherpa.com/ask-coup...enus-revealed/
Side of Crumbs - This is a (Free!) box of fried batter parts that have fallen off the fried fish or chicken. Great to put on top of salads.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:07 PM   #39
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Upon request, Long John Silver's will give you a free box of the chunks of fried breading that have fallen off all the shrimp and fish and never made it to other customers' meals. Just ask for “a side of fried crumbs” and the server should know what you mean.
Awesome. Back in high school when we used to go to diners late at night regularly, I once commented that all of the fried foods seemed to produce identical crumbs, which led me to wonder if you could order this exact dish. EDIT: My preferred nomenclature would have been "yes, I'd like the fried."
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:19 PM   #40
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

that sounds awesome, Im going to LJS very soon
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #41
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I haven't had 5 Guys since they expanded into a chain, but their original location had terrible fries that some people inexplicably loved. They were soggy and too thick - basically just slow boiled in oil.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:30 PM   #42
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From here, a chicken burrito with rice, black beans, hot salsa, cheese, sour cream, guac, and lettuce is about 1145c and 52g of fat. Not bad, considering it clocks in at 100c and 2g of fat less than a similarly dressed Qdoba Queso Burrito!

Seriously, I love those types of places as well, but there's nothing about eating a two-pound burrito that's healthy.
It's easy to cherry pick a burrito like that, but there are plenty of relatively healthy options at Chipotle. If you got a Burrito Bol, you cut off 300 calories and can get in at around 700-800 calories, which is about a Subway footlong. For example, I get every single ingrediant on my burrito except for beans, green salsa, and guac, and my steak burrito clocks in at 995 calories. Eliminate the tortilla and you got a 700 calorie meal which is very filling and has a ton of protein.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #43
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Are there SmashBurger chains nationwide, or is it just a Minnesota thing?

They're always full, but when I went to try it the burger was a pretty gross. Terrible value.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #44
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OK first review time:

AMERICA **** YEAH



beat: they didn't give me the burger I ordered (the stuffed steakhouse burger)
brag: burger I got (Steakhouse XT Burger) was actually pretty damn good

I hadn't been to Burger King in a while, but I was a big fan of the BK Broiler back in high school. They seem to have a whole range of these Steakhouse burgers now; as mentioned, I ordered the Stuffed Steakhouse one with the corn and jalapenos mixed in but discovered when I got home that they had given me a Steakhouse XT, which is a big burger with A1 sauce and crispy fried onion straws. I was pretty impressed with how tasty this was. Only complaint was that it was a bit overdone and charred on the outside, but that's standard for Burger King I guess. The A1 and onions were a great addition though, I can definitely see myself ordering this burger again. BK fries were as I remembered them, serviceable but nothing to write home about at all. Price (with tax) for combo w/large fries and drink was $7.72.

Overall grades:
Steakhouse XT burger: 7.5/10
Fries: 5/10
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:50 PM   #45
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**** bk and their microwaved burgers
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #46
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mia,

"-Long John Silver's (never been)"

I've never been either, but you must go for this:

http://www.examiner.com/chain-restau...-john-silver-s
Upon request, Long John Silver's will give you a free box of the chunks of fried breading that have fallen off all the shrimp and fish and never made it to other customers' meals. Just ask for “a side of fried crumbs” and the server should know what you mean.

http://www.couponsherpa.com/ask-coup...enus-revealed/
Side of Crumbs - This is a (Free!) box of fried batter parts that have fallen off the fried fish or chicken. Great to put on top of salads.
Honestly this just sounds disgusting, but I can see how using it as a salad topping might be good. Make no mistake, I love fried stuff, but I love mayonnaise on sandwiches/burgers too and eating a spoonful of it sounds horrible.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:02 PM   #47
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I eat fast food a lot and it's almost always Chipotle, Sonic, Wendy's or McD's. I guess I was blessed to not enjoy sour cream. Barbacoa burrito with fajita veggies, beans, salsa, cheese and lettuce (my standard) is about 800 calories. Not awful for a fast food selection. And incredibly tasty.

Sonic's double cheeseburger is a ****ing gem. I go there for the cheesy tots but that burger is definitely edible. I'd put it up with the Wendy's classic double just under the best ff burgers (in n out, 5guys, fudruckers.) Their footlong coney is a beast of a hot dog. Not particularly enjoyable going down or coming out imo.

McD's is tough for me because I always want way more food than I should eat. I'm not a fry eater so I usually end up with a big mac, nuggets, and a drink and it's like 10 bucks. I'd rather pay chipotle prices for chipotle food.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #48
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I'm surprised Carl's Jr. is never mentioned. One of the tastiest burgers out there!

McD-Only for Big Mac and fries. Otherwise, better alternatives for everything else.

Burger King-The double stacker, avoiding everything else.

5 guys-Tried it once. Fries were burnt. Burger was average at best (note: I ordered a single patty but when I tipped a dollar, they upgraded to a double. Don't know whether thats customary or not).

Wendy's-go for the spicy chicken and the baconator. Fries are gross though.

Sonics-Go for the BLT and footlong hotdog. Hate that they fill your drink with nothing but ice resulting in a route 44 containing a total of 12 oz of soda.

Chick-fil-a-i'm one of those people that hate chick-fil-a. Hate the waffle fries and their bland chicken sandwiches. Rather have a KFC chicken sandwich with potato wedges.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #49
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I'm surprised Carl's Jr. is never mentioned. One of the tastiest burgers out there!
I'd like to hear more of your thoughts on this... I've eaten one Carl's Jr burger in my life. I can't recall which burger it was (this was years ago) - but it was *delicious* - I was also ravenous at the time (lol drunk).

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #50
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Carl's Jr. is Hardee's on the East Coast (I think that's common knowledge but maybe not?) I think they have more or less the same menu. And yes, very good for fast food burgers. Their new chicken strips are the gold standard of the genre as well, imo.
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