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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Chain Restaurants Burger Mini-Meme!

Sooner or later, we all end up at a fast food counter, ordering a burger(or a combo!) off a large, unchanging plastic lit up menu hanging above a group of workers that would rather be somewhere else! Today's challenge is an easy one:
1. What is your favorite fast food place to eat, and what do you usually get..
2. What is your least favorite fast food chain, and why...
No snobs saying "I've never been in one"- I've seen every race, color, and creed in these joints!
As is my tradition, I will go first...
1. Favorite? Culvers. Relatively new to West Michigan, their burgers aren't the cheapest, but are my favorite (Double Cheeseburger, everything but onions, please..).
2. Least Favorite? Checkers. Or Hot n Now, or Get'em n Go. These are drive thrus that have taken up the bottom of the fast food chain... Uber cheap- and fast! However, the food is barely edible and I have not felt well later that same afternoon. I have tried all of these- once! The only one with doors still open in this town anymore is Checkers- the other two bagged it, and I'm glad they did!
Your choices may be only be in your part of the world, but if they have more than 20 outlets nationally, they qualify today!

30 comments:

Finn said...

1. My favorite is Chick Filet, which doesn't serve burgers. I generally just get the chicken sandwich and waffle fries. I don't it it much though because I'm only allowed junk on Sundays and they are closed.

2. Least favorite? Gee, I don't think I've met one I don't like! At least of the burger ones. I don't like Taco Bell -- do I need to explain why?

Bina said...

1. My favorite is Burger Kind. I always get "#1 with cheese no tomato". Whopper. I LOVE those!

2. Least favorite. Hmmmm. There are so many. But I would have to say White Castle. Okay Okay! I know it's the South's fav place, but I can not STAND that place! YUK!!!!!!!!

doggybloggy said...

favorite: is the double lotta burger with cheese and green chile - from Blakes Lotta Burger,they have outlets all over New Mexico

http://www.lotaburger.com/

second favorite is the wendys double with cheese.

least: burger king, friendlys, jack in the box oh the list could go on and on.

TentCamper said...

My favorite is McDonnalds - a typical order for me is; 2 double cheese burgers,a McChicken sandwich, a large fries and a coke.
(I'm on a bit of a diet now)
But here in SoCal...In-and-Out is also a top choice....I like the "Animal Style Double Double meal"

My least favorite is Chick Filet - I only ay that cuz everyone ays it is soooooooo good and I can't tell the difference between their chicken sandwich and McDonalds'

Lynda said...

I would have to say:

1) Wendy's

2) White Castle

Jeff B said...

1. Favorite would be A&W. I love having the root beer out of the tap in one of those frosty mugs. They use to do a BBQ'd beef samdwich when I was a kid. I can still taste them. Funny thing is, they probably weren't really that good, but as a kid I loved them.

2. Least favorite is any beef product from McDonnalds. Gack! Their chicken items aren't so bad though.

buffalodickdy said...

finn- I've heard of Chick-fil-A, but never eaten at one, and Taco Bell is a non-event!
bina- I like Burger King better than McDonalds, but seldom eat at either! I had White Castle once because I'd heard about it forever, and wasn't overwhelmed...
DogB- Never heard of LottaBurger, but Wendys is all right with me...Actually like their flavor packet they give you for their chili!
tenter- In-and-Out is unknown here, but I do use McDonalds restrooms when traveling...
lynda- Wendys around here is good, but at lunch, the wait is long...
jeff- A & W around here when I was a kid had the best hot dogs I think I ever had! That was when there was curb service, and as a little kid, you got a mini mug of root beer... My wife loves Mickey D chix sandwiches- and I do not!

Carrie said...

Well, I would say our favorite is just a favorite because of the tradition that goes with it.

Every Saturday night we have a dinner at Chester's (an old A&W franchise bought out), always order the same thing hamburger fries and root beer. Then we always go to the dirt track races and always sit in the same section. My husband did the same thing every night growing up and now our kids suffer through our dirty little pleasure, too. We have a couple of friends that race so it is more about the Saturday evening tradition we look forward to as much as the burgers.

I love Culvers, too. I can take or leave the burger ... but a raspberry sundae? Oh my gosh!

We are on the correct side of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin ;)

Akelamalu said...

If you call a chinese or indian takeway fast food then we have a few independent local ones here.

If you mean burgers etc - I don't do them at all.

PS 'Swish' means posh and very expensive here Buff - didn't mean to offend you m'dear.

pinknest said...

oh goodness i have so many favorites!!! i love taco bell and chick-fil-A! and of course popeyes. oh dear oh dear. and wendys. least favorite is burger king.

insane mama said...

My favorite is chick filet also,
I don't know what it is about that place, thankfully there is not one too close or I would go everyday

My least fav. Is Jack in the box,
I think it lacks flavor

leezee52 said...

1. KFC... I either get the bucket of legs and thighs and bring it home to eat(not just for me) or the variety big box meal.

2. Fat Burger, I had a burger one time and it just made me so sick!.

To tell you the truth we go out to eat every Wednesday and we either eat at IHOPS (if you're 55 it's buy 1 get one free on Wed.) or our all time favorite place to eat is Red Robin!!!

buffalodickdy said...

carrie- Correct side of Lake Michigan? It ain't called Lake Wisconsin, ya cheesehead!
Ake- I just knew I wasn't going to get a simple answer out of you! Do you even have drive thru windows at fast food restaurants in G.B.? "Swish" around here means- well, never mind what it means....
Pink- I need a picture of you in a Taco Bell- the gourmet food community will never believe it without a photo!
InsaneM- Jack-in-the-Box is another one I have never been in...
leezee52- Just recently, we got two Red Robins in the area- I've got to try one soon!

HAR said...

As sad as this is, I will say McDonalds. I love their fake hamburgers. No pickles.

Oh, and a diet coke of course.

I don't like, Subway, KFC, Boston Market or any fast food chicken places.

Roger said...

I love olive burgers with cheese I haven't had one sense I moved from Battle Creek MI at Ritzies damm those were good!

Least favorite is McDonalds.

Odat said...

Believe it or not, I love White Castle Cheeseburgers....I have a cast iron stomach. People here call them "murder burgers".

I don't like McDonalds or BurgerKing.

Peace

jen721 said...

1. My favorite fast food, I am sad to say, is the #1 at McDonalds. Love the Big Mac. However, my favorite drink is Sonic's Cherry Limeaide with pineapple added. Yummy!

2. Least favorites would be Burger King and Taco Bell.

Michelle Ann said...

My absolutely favorite fast food is In and Out Burger and I always get a single with cheese and extra onion...

My least favorite is Taco Bell...each new menu item is out fried, cheesed and beaned from the last item and then to top the whole heart blocking item is hot nacho cheese..disgusting!!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

1. Mmm...Chick-Fil-A! Just the basic fried chicken sammie with a pickle.

2. Just about any fast food. After watching Fast Food Nation, I've not been back.

buffalodickdy said...

har- I drink diet pop always- so I can order a bigger burger...
rog- they used to be in Benton Harbor too! Best olive burger in Grand Rapids for years was Mr. Fables version, the Mr. Fabulous! I'm fixing an olive and Havarti burger tonight!
odat- I think you're their first vote for best....
jen721- Welcome to the blog! Sonic opened a test place here, and it closed about a year later....
michelle- Two California people liked this one best! Sad, but around here everybody is better than Taco Bell...
R.L.L.- Another vote for Chick Fil-A! I don't like anybodys chicken sandwich better than the one I make!

The Offended Blogger said...

Favorite ~ McDonalds. Their food is so damn good, I could eat it everyday.

Least favorite ~ McDonalds. They always screw up my order, ugh!! :(

TavoLini said...

1. What is your favorite fast food place to eat, and what do you usually get..

-Well, as a veggie, I'm going to limit this solely to fries:
Arby's is number one
...Checker's is number two--their fries are good, Buffalo!

2. What is your least favorite fast food chain, and why...
Wendy's fries are awful but the worst french fries in fast food go to Burger King.

Honorable mention of deliciousness: Sonic's Cherry Limeade

TavoLini said...

whoops--I forgot--veggie burger and good fries--best in the world is Fatburger.

buffalodickdy said...

OffendedB- Welcome to the blog! As a man on a prescription water pill, I love McDonald's restrooms...
Lini- I heard Checkers has good fries before- I didn't try them-yet! A Veggieburger at a place called Fatboys? Mixed signals here...

HAR said...

Try the fresh lemonade at Panera Bread if you have one near you.

Urban Vegan said...

Ok, ok. I'll admit it. I eat in a fast-food place about once every 2 years. [I swear to god.]

1. I like Taco Bell the best--to me, it tastes mildly healthy. And I do like BK's veggie burger and their fries.

2. Least favorite is Mickey D's.

Roger said...

Oh man I am going out and get me the stuff to make a good olive burger, gotta have one!

G-Man said...

Buff....?
For once I beleive we are at odds!
Although I do Love Culvers, (the Butterburger is to die for), I think Rally's and Checkers are the same, and Rally's has this Double Philly Steak and Cheese, that is absolutely fabulous!!!..Try it, you'll like it!!!!....G

buffalodickdy said...

har- Panera has good bread- I guess I'll try a lemonade next time!
UrbanV- The diversity of answers I got on this post actually inspires me! I really enjoy differing opinions- it's how I learn( and teach!).
roger- Friday nite I made a killer olive burger!
G-man- Rallys merged with Checkers years ago- they are the same... I have gotten alot of positive votes for their fries!

snowelf said...

Hey UncleBuf!

1. What is your favorite fast food place to eat, and what do you usually get..

My favorite is Jack in the Box--and even though they are horribly disgusting and probably don't even qualify as food, I love, love, love their tacos. I don't get to eat them anymore since we don't have them here--my heart is thanking me, I'm sure--but talk about a guilty pleasure...
(Note: I would count Culvers, but they don't really seem like fast food cause their food is actually good ;))

2. What is your least favorite fast food chain, and why...
There's this place in St. Louis called Lion's Choice--and it's just nasty nasty nasty--they specialize in roast beef and it's always chewy. Ick!

--snow