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Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:19:59 PM »
Is there such a beast?
Yesterday my girlfriend brought me a BK Big Fish sandwich. I had her ask them to use a Whopper bun instead of that big sourdough bun bomb thingy they use...they did, but of course forgot the tarter sauce and shred lettuce.  :-\  Did not matter though because that pos product(?)was entirely inedible. Seriously, I spit out the first bite(which I thought was going to be comfort city now that I finally felt like eating during my fever thing I got going on)and I smashed that thing up and jammed it in the trash.

Now, back in the day that "Whaler" sandwich was a solid, kick butt real deal treat....man I loved those, huge too!  8)  McDonald's was even a nice treat too, "once upon a time".  ::)
Is there anything out there that is even worth fart'in around with anymore? I guess Wendy's is still OK but it would be nice to get something other than a burger, know what I mean?
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 07:31:08 PM »
I like a great homemade burger as much as the next guy but every once in a awhile I get a hankerin' for a whopper or big mac.
Popeyes fried chicken is good stuff as well.

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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 07:36:21 PM »
Around here only fast food to my liking is either a deli sandwich, or Food truck Mexican. For $5 you can get some good eatin' at the trucks.
 
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:50:13 PM »
Bob,

Have a hot brandy for your cold, right before bed. Works like a charm :)

McD and all the rest is garbage. All of them. I'd rather go to a small Mom & Pop shop and get my burger fix there, or...at least here in the Bay Area, Pearl's Burgers is definitely a viable alternative.


Mark,

Have you tried Superburger in SR?

http://santarosasuperburger.com/

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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 08:24:47 PM »
Mrs Winners is pretty good fast-food fried chicken. Prefer it to popeyes anyway...

edit: I was looking online for their website and it seems Mrs Winners are no more (just a few independent places left in NC)... If that gives you some idea when I last had franchise fried chicken (actually I had some airport Popeyes not too long ago...blech.)
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 08:38:04 PM »
In Hawaii... L&L. They have some locations in California, not so much on the East coast.

http://www.hawaiianbarbecue.com/

Still trying to come up with a good vegan Loco Moco  :chef:
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 09:13:57 PM »
We just got a cookout here
It as some kind  of bbq that is nasty
But the burger is fine
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 09:21:02 PM »
We just got a cookout here
It as some kind  of bbq that is nasty
But the burger is fine
Marvo
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 09:31:24 PM »
Yes I think your right, I am originally from Colorado
So for me I am used to what they call Texas  style
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
I love Jack-in-the-Box tacos.
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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 10:34:00 PM »
I love Jack-in-the-Box tacos.

They do make great tacos.  When I lived in Crowley, Tx I use to eat at a place called "Fast Taco" weekly.  I was addicted to their tacos and sad to give up the habit when I moved.  :(

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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 11:19:40 AM »







Mark,

Have you tried Superburger in SR?

http://santarosasuperburger.com/




Mike, it has been many years since I was there. Too far for lunch from work. My memory is a bit fuzzy, perhaps I was not overly impressed. I must admit tho that I am hard to please, as far as restaurants go.

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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 01:57:37 PM »
5 Guys burger is pretty decent, as is some of the other new burger joints that have been popping up (Meatheads, Tom and Eddys, etc.)  I'm guessing you're no longer in Chicago, but Portillo's is always a strong win, even if their food is overpriced IMHO.


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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 01:59:19 PM »
They do make great tacos.  When I lived in Crowley, Tx I use to eat at a place called "Fast Taco" weekly.  I was addicted to their tacos and sad to give up the habit when I moved.  :(

These guys had some really special sauce...talk about an addictive habit..

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Re: Fast food joint that's not sucky ?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 03:10:45 PM »
Instead of fast food, we have been getting take out at a few of our favorite non fast food restaurants. We have their menus in the car and at home, and their phone numbers as contacts on our cell phones. Call ahead and they have it ready when you get there. At one of them, you don't even have to get out of the car--they bring it out to you in the parking lot. Beats fast food any day.
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