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Old 03-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #51
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

mia - I did not know that Carl's Jr = Hardee's!

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #52
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Culver's Reuben and Taco Bell are my go to fast foods these days.

Taco Bell: Why can't I just get a beef burrito supreme? Sure, I can request that you leave the beans off, but would it kill you to have one on the menu?

Pertinent to this thread: Did anyone catch America's Next Great Restaurant?

Premiered last night. Four investors picked 10 finalists with a chance to open three locations of a new chain restaurant, Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York. I'm pulling for grilled sandwiches, if they can find a way to make them crispy on the outside.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:14 PM   #53
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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"
First, I disagree with this assessment, but I get it. Sometimes the double burger can be too "meaty". This is a major problem at NYC's Shake Shack,so I just order 2 single patty burgers and am a happy fatty.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:15 PM   #54
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IndieFatty - welcome to the thread, sir. Looking forward to reading your assessments.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:15 PM   #55
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mia - I did not know that Carl's Jr = Hardee's!

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Wow Al. Someday that happy little star will make its way to NYC. Carls.

Edit: Al, I guess I need to update my 2006 burger rankings, but I've pretty much been a slave to 5 Guys and Shake Shack in the last few years, and due to the reduction of Taco Bell franchises in Manhattan I haven't touched traditional fast food in a very long time.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #56
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lol, I'll have to give Carl's Jr a try at some point - and I think everything I know about fast food chains is seriously from OOT threads.

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #57
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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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I always get the original which happens to be the best. It consists of a patty, american cheese, tomato, lettuce, ketchup, and mayo. Though Burger king's Whopper is of similar ingredients, in terms of taste, Carl's Jr burger is miles ahead. There also is a Jalapeno version which is good too.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 PM   #58
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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 fat and sodium.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #59
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

if you live in the OC area you have to try Big Mike's. No exaggeration when I say it's the best burger I've ever tasted. bacon, egg, sausages, toasted bread, i'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #60
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if you live in the OC area you have to try Big Mike's. No exaggeration when I say it's the best burger I've ever tasted. bacon, egg, sausages, toasted bread, i'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
Mused - that a chain? If so, never heard of it (I live in LA).

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Old 03-07-2011, 09:45 PM   #61
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

For my money, the best fast food burger on the planet belongs to Culver's. I guess they're only in the Midwest, but nothing beats a Triple Bacon Butterburger with a side of deep-fried cheese curds for pure artery-clogging bliss.


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Old 03-07-2011, 09:47 PM   #62
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

The AV Club said the jalapeno steakhouse burger was pretty good.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/new-f...-burrit,52698/

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I wouldn’t call the BK Stuffed Steakhouse “delicious” exactly, but it’s the tastiest Steakhouse I’ve come across, and different enough from most fast-food burgers on the market that I could see myself actually craving one from time to time (as long as it stays on the menu, anyway).
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #63
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Mused - that a chain? If so, never heard of it (I live in LA).

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don't think it's a chain. only been to the one on bellflower.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ci...6&spn=0,0&z=14

it's run by big mike himself and his 3 sons.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:08 PM   #64
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Just went to wendys:

Value Fries
Crispy Chicken
5 spicy nuggets
sm vanila frosty

3.96

But the fries were god awful(and I usually love wendys fries, but i def got the btich batch, the ending ones that have been under a heater for a while)
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #65
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

fail for not getting their chilli
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:10 PM   #66
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Speaking of family businesses(theres at least 3 stores I know of)...If you are ever near Delaware got to Jakes Hamburgers and you will not regret it, just make sure you get a shake..Best Burger and Best Milkshake in delaware by far and has won some east coast awards.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #67
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Also only a matter of time before this gets posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8ViYIeH04
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:14 PM   #68
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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.
I agree. I read a couple of articles about how to eat Chipotle healthy, and even most FF places have enough options for that kind of thing.

My first post just goes back to when I was in college, and a Qdoba right next to campus opened. I f'ing loved that Queso Burrito, and it always seemed crazy that I could get a 3-pound brick of food for $5 or whatever. Until someone told me it was 2000 calories. Took the wind right out of my gustatory sails.

Still, I don't want to derail this thread with health concerns. Obviously we're all consenting adults and are expected to know the consequences of our FF actions. The next time I go to Qdoba, I'm going to get a steak Queso Burrito with sour cream, rice, and pinto beans, because I ****ing love that ****.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #69
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

We just had a Sonic built within the last month or so. The GF and I went there once and haven't been back. The food was unimpressive to say the least. I also ordered a chocolate milkshake and I swear it had Coconut in it, which I despise.

One good tip I've learned about Wendy's though. Always go for the Chili as a side dish. It's the same price as the fries and so much better as a lunch or snack later.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:43 PM   #70
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Has anyone ever been to Harvey's in Canada? I've always liked that burger, but that might have something to do with only having it about once a year. I know that you can customize it though which is nice. I can't remember anything about the fries.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:52 PM   #71
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Hardee's (Carl's Jr. out west) has some really awesome burgers for fast food. 5 Guys is pretty close to the nuts for grabbing a burger and some fries for $8 or whatever it is, but I am very pumped a Chick-Fil-A is finally opening here.

I haven't been in a McD or BK for years. If I feel like a super-chain, it's always Wendy's and either spicy chicken, or crispy chicken if I feel cheap

In before Henry17 LOL's at us all for eating fast food
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:54 PM   #72
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

I'm pissed BK changed their Steakhouse burgers.

The old steakhouse burger with the large flat square patty was basically perfect. It let the onion straws, tomatoes, and A-1 sauce be the dominant flavors rather than just having a ton of poorly prepared beef.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:00 PM   #73
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

there's only a handful of places around here(small town).

subway - my go to sandwich for years was the chicken bacon ranch footlong which is $8.75, but i recently discovered they have a chicken patty sandwich with more chicken for $7. add bacon and it's still cheaper than the CBR.

wendy's - the double(or triple) baconator is good but why no veggies? for as much as it costs i'd rather get 3 or 4 jr. bacon cheeseburgers. spicy chicken is great. other than that there's not much i eat there.

mcdonald's - here we have the "mckinley mac" which is a big mac but with quarter pounder patties on it. that's obviously the go to sandwich with the honey mustard snack wrap on the side.

taco bell - pretty much everything is good at taco bell. it's the furthest from where i work so i eat here the least unfortunately.

carl's jr. - good burgers. can't think of one in particular that i like the most. not sure if they still have the big carl or not but that's a good one. cross cut fries are awesome.

god damn i'm really hungry now.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #74
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

i dont want to burst any ones chili bubble, but i heard thats like the one thing you dont order at wendys. probably just a rumor but i can see why it would be a bad idea
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:06 PM   #75
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Re: New fast food discussion/review thread

Culver's and Qdoba are my all time two favorites by far. for all the reasons mentioned above. At Culver's I'll usually get the cheddar bacon burger with cheese curds, and sometimes get the pot roast or other burgers. Qdoba it's always the Queso burrito, or sometimes naked burrito with chips and queso to go with it. I can sometimes get two meals out of Qdoba if i'm not super hungry.
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