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Old 03-07-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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New fast food discussion/review thread

OK OOT, it's been a while since we had a devoted fast food thread around here and I think it's time we had a new one.

Instead of the usual back-and-forth of "lol McDonald's sucks," "yeah, but Taco Bell isn't REAL Mexican food," "u gonna get fat" and "no u" I'd like to keep the discussion ITT on track and devoted to our love of delicious fast food items (don't get me wrong, if you think a particular fast food place or item sucks, by all means say so, but explain why rather than just linking to the trailer for Super Size Me or whatever).

To get the discussion started, here's what I'm going to do. I haven't had a ton of fast food lately, and there are a lot of new items that I am curious about but have yet to try. I'm going to take suggestions on things to try. I'll go out and do a taste test and post a detailed review. Others are more than welcome to join me in reviewing, of course. I'll try to try something new and post a review at least once every couple days (this thread might end up rather hazardous to my health).

Because there's often debate on what exactly constitutes "fast food," I'm going to go with a broad definition for the purposes of discussion - fast-casual places like Chipotle, Quizno's, etc. will be included, as well as gas station deli-type places like Wawa, Sheetz, etc.

For the purposes of making suggestions, here is a list of fast food/fast casual restaurants I have easy access to:

-McDonald's
-Burger King
-Hardee's
-Chick-fil-A
-Sonic (never been here)
-Wendy's
-KFC
-Arby's
-Long John Silver's (never been)
-Subway
-Quizno's
-Checkers (never been)
-Chipotle
-Five Guys
-Taco Bell
-Dunkin' Donuts
-Popeye's
-Wawa
-Royal Farms

probably missing a couple, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I haven't had dinner tonight and don't have any plans, so suggestions will be accepted starting immediately!

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Sonic has 2 new burritos that are fantastic. Try thos
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

As much as I'm not a McD's fan, that Chipolte BBQ Angus has me super intrigued.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Ive been on a cookout binge lately, large bacon cheeseburger with a cheerwine float once a day for the past week. If you live in NC/SC and dont go then you are missing out.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Sonic is very meh in terms of everything except tater tots and drinks....but those are both good enough to warrant adding it to my Fast Food rotation.

If you are going to try Sonic I remcommend:

Bacon Cheesburger Toaster- Cheese Tots(If you like Chili get Chili Cheese Tots ldo)- and a Drink of your liking

http://www.sonicdrivein.com/menu/vie...ctionId=436802

So many Drinks and you can pretty much make your own if you know waht they have.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

What are peoples top 3 places to go if trying to get a lot of food with not a lot of money(say 5$<)
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Five Guys immediately. It's very very tasty. Just get the cheesburger and fries and go to town
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

taco bell

chickfila you can get a sandwich combo for 6 bucks even

or go the multiple dbl cheeseburger route from BK
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
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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$<)
Taco Bell seems like the obvious answer here, but the McDonald's dollar menu is fairly solid as well. For $5 you can get 3 McDoubles, fries and a soda, which is a ******** of food.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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What are peoples top 3 places to go if trying to get a lot of food with not a lot of money(say 5$<)
Wendy's has a pretty good chicken and bacon sandwich, fries, and a drink for ~$3. Best cheap deal IMO.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:11 PM   #11
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

I've only had samples of Chick-Fil-A because the only one I have access to is next to a Panda Express in a food court, so it's drawing dead. But the samples were amazing and I hear in general Chick-Fil-A is great.

A Five Guys just opened up near my (non-college) home, so I needa try that. I hear the burgers are amazing but the fries suck?

Sonic used to be soooo good. The supersonic cheeseburgers were so juice and amazing, but my last 2 experiences were weak, and the "new Sonic good" may have ruined it for me.

On that note, I've been on a health binge for the last month eating mosltly egg-whites, turkey, and veggies, but now I'm starving. Omg.

/EDIT: Culver's is as good as it gets. Triple butterburger basket, cheese curds and a concrete mixer. That meal vs. Panda Express Orange Chicken triple entree (with an occasional Beijing beef, sweet fire chicken breast, or honey walnut shrimp subbed in for 1 entree) are my top 2 fast food meals AINEC.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #12
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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$<)
BK's One Buck Double is probably the best Value Menu burger I've come across. Jumbo Jack is I guess second, but I don't think you can get one of those for under $1.50 anymore.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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A Five Guys just opened up near my (non-college) home, so I needa try that. I hear the burgers are amazing but the fries suck?
No way, I haven't heard anyone make a complaint about their fries other than you get too many of them.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

2 McDoubles and 2 4 piece nuggets was my default order for a very long time until I stopped lifting and thus stopped being hungry enough to plow through all that food.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

I was going to try a Sonic hot dog (NY style) since I really don't want to buy a whole pack at the grocery store - are they similar to ones you get at sporting events?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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No way, I haven't heard anyone make a complaint about their fries other than you get too many of them.
Yeah, you got it backwards, 5 Guys fries are totally awesome (9/10), burgers are good and solid but not amazing (7/10).
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #17
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Is Wendy's still good? There's one by my place but I haven't had it in years.

My standard order was the Spicy Chicken Sandwich with fries.

Any recs on the best Wendy's orders are welcome!

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #18
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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$<)
del taco - red burro/tacos
jack - jumbo jack/smeat tacos
wendy's - jr bacon's & nuggets
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #19
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

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.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

bakers papa meal or burger king's chicken tenders imo
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

spicy chicken is still great, Im not a fan of the new fries but at least they are out of woat territory
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #22
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

has any1 tried the new BK Stuffed Steakhouse ,i like spicy food .so i might get this tomm.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #23
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Five Guys burgers are fantastic. and yeah you get a lot of fries. They're good but a little soggy(a negative if you don't like that). definitely recommend but you're probably gonna spend ~8+ if you go all out. could probably get out with a cheeseburger for $5.
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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.
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spicy chicken is still great, Im not a fan of the new fries but at least they are out of woat territory
Conflicting opinions on the new fries! I will have to try some time this week. Will report back to the thread.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #25
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has any1 tried the new BK Stuffed Steakhouse ,i like spicy food .so i might get this tomm.
even in the commercials it looks nasty
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