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Your thoughts on fast-food restaurants serving alcohol ...

It came as quite a shock to me that several Carl's Jr. locations and a Subway in the area where I work (downtown Los Angeles) actually serve beer and wine.

To me, this just seems a bit, how do I put it, odd.

Sort of like Spago or Per Se offering Kool-Aid as a dessert drink instead of port, I suppose.

What are your thoughts about fast-food places serving alcohol?

More importantly, do you typically pair your Whopper with a nice lager or a Zin? BYOB to Ronald McDonald's house maybe?

Curious about your thoughts ...

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  1. ipsedixit, Opus One goes surprisingly well with a Big Mac.

    1. I love going to Europe and drinking the beer they have at McDonalds.

      At one point they offered, "McBeer".

      Really.

      1. Wahoos does a beer of the week that is VERY cheap and sometimes rather good (Dos Equis). So I'm TOTALLY for it! :)

        --Dommy!

        1. Mc Beer....that is hilarious! I guess I could understand a beer with fast food....anytime we bring fast food home, both my husband and FIL crack open a beer to drink with it, so why not have one in the restaurant? But wine...? I don't think wine would work as well. The only thing that worries me is a lot of fast food is eaten in the car. You can't drink a beer in the car. I think the thing that keeps fast food in business is the fact it can be eaten in the car, so I don't think this would go over well.

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          1. re: sunshinedrop

            The best in Europe is seeing the beer tap being all computerized like the soda taps right next to it. No generous pours there, but the prices are the best for Europe beer.

          2. i'm reminded of the scene in the film 'sideways' where miles drinks his vintage cheval blanc with a burger and fries at a fast food place.

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