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Apr 9, 2007 07:28 PM

Checkers and Rally's Hamburgers ???

A Checkers drive-thru hamburger opened in my area near the Oakland Airport.

I never heard of them before but along with Rally's they have nearly 1000 restaurants across the country. How do they compare to other fast food burgers, expecially In-n-Out?

Surprisingly, there are very few comments about them on the web.

The seasoned battered fries get good comments

Hmmm ... loaded fries ... hot cheese sauce, ranch dressing and bacon pieces ... all together? Anyone tried this?

It seems the fries and burgers are avaliable frozen at stores like Albertsons and Wal-Mart.

How are the shakes, especially the banana and seasonal flavors? Since this was a chain started in Mobile, Alabama ... is the sweetened iced tea good?

Wiki on Checkers ...

I guess the chain won't give out nutritional info, so here it is

More than you would want to know about Checkers in terms of company history.

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  1. Rally's is around in So Cal and I think they're ok. The fries are definitely the high point, but half the time they're soggy or over-seasoned. The burgers are average, but they tend to come up with interesting variations, like when they had spicy pepperjack cheese available on any sandwich. Combine that with coupons on the back of receipts and my unemployed period right after college, and I was a regular. Now, not so much.

    1. I'm a big fan of both Checkers and Rally's. I haven't had Checkers in years and even then only went once or twice, so can't comment on it too much, but I remember their burger being very tasty and of good quality. Reminded me of a Sonic Burger. As for Rally's, I used to live on that stuff in college and was so happy when I moved to SoCal and they had one about a mile from me. Don't eat it as much as I used to, but still hits the spot. Rally burgers are a bit heavy and very, very saucy. They remind me of a BK Whopper. And like MeAndroo said, their generous coupons are great for repeat customers!

      1. They've got a few Checker's in the Philly/Wilmington, DE area, and I rather like their burgers. Not the best anywhere, or anything, but tasty for fast food. They are very saucy, a bit like a Whopper as compared below. I've never gotten the loaded fries, seems like that would be overkill.

        1. we had a few of them in my area up until a few years back. for fast food, they were very good; superior to any other large chains in this area. veggies were usually pretty fresh, the burger actually tasted like meat. fries were good when hot, but didn't hold well. they had really good customer service; my dog loved the place because they always slipped a "puppy patty" into the bag. although i live in the south, i've never acquired a taste for tea, so can't answer that. around here, for whatever reason (i haven't paid enough attention to see if it's a wide-spread practice) they tended to set up in marginal locations, and the hassle of getting in/out has done every location in.

          1. The couple of times we've driven through South Jersey along 295 we've stopped at Checkers for burgers. While they're nothing I'd drive out of my way for, they're certainly good.