Best Fast Food Chain?
Which fast food chain do you think is the best?
Burgers and Fries: In n Out
Needs no explanation, unless your into Six dollar Anus burgers and what not.
Pizza: Papa John's
Actually pretty good crust considering they are a fast food chain and they beat pizza hut by far. Dominoes is like a loaf of bread with toppings. Shakey's is a little bit too vinegary for me.
This category includes everything else - Quizno's, Subway, El Pollo Loco etc.
Best Beverage: Lollicup
It's an SGV thing, they have the best texture of boba, not chewy but not extremely soft either, and their tea is pretty good, but not as good as Tapioca Express. It's a little to bland and not tea enough.
Best Coffee? I dont drink coffee so I wouldn't know.
Whoops! My computer lagged a bit so it posted twice. Sorry.
Wings: I like Quaker Steak. I really like the pretzel appetizer with beer cheese dip.
Pizza: Garlic Jim's. All the decent non-chains in the area are just too far a drive and Garlic Jim's has a lot more interesting sauces/toppings than most.
Burgers and Fries: We don't have In n Out so I'll have to go for 5 guys.
re: al b. darned
Finally got to try QS&L. The wings are really good. Full of flavor and not dripping wet like some of the local places serve them. The "hot" ones have a decent bite and good flavor and won't melt your teeth. Next time I will go up a notch or two. Not brave enuf to sign the waiver and try the "atomic" ones.
The onion rings are great! (I am a self-professed o-ring snob.) Thick sliced with a crunchy batter and served with a BBQ dipping sauce. They even stayed crunchy in the to-go box for the ride home.
My wife said her order was also worth a second visit, too.
Seems as tho all the hype is accurate.
Pizza- Papa Murphy's, but only the Gourmet Garlic Chicken, or the Chicken, Bacon, Artichoke. The red sauce pizzas are a pass.
These are pretty much the only chains I go to anymore, and not often.
I think a lot of the chains mentioned here must be local/regional, because I've never heard of several of them. Just gives me a good idea what to look for when I travel!
"Pizza chains?, might as well put some ragu and fake cheese on the box" So I take it use the whole box if you want deep dish pizza, and just cut off the top flap and use the ragu and fake cheese if you want "new york" style, lol.. would anyone really be able to tell the cardboard from the crust you get from chain pizza places if you did that?
I think the In N Out burger is the most overrated food item of all time.
My spin on best is genre rather than a particular place.
The emergence of Fresh Mex is the best thing (in my opinion) to happen to chains/fast food in the history of the world.
Baja Fresh, Chipotle, Sharkys, Rubios, etc. all offer tasty, inexpensive, somewhat healthy, fast food.
I don't see the appeal of In N' Out! I went once when I was in Cali but it was just ok.
For me, I like Wendy's a lot.
And for Mexican, Qdoba is my favorites - chicken tacos are the best!
Pizza: Hmm...I'm going to go with Go Roma's Margherita Pizza! :)
Burgers: Five Guys (we don't have In N Out, so I can't compare), with Hardees as a close second
Tex-Mex: Tie between Moe's and Tijuana Flats, if you consider them fast-food (they might be fast casual), otherwise Taco Bueno
Chicken: Chick-Fil-A, with Popeyes a close second
Biscuits: Popeyes (with honey! and ditto mpalmer6c - their red beans & rice are sensational!)
Pizza: for chains, Papa Johns, although a few local pizza places are better
Coffee: as my screen name indicates, its Starbucks for me because of the variety, although Barnie's coffee is better quality coffee
Donuts: Krispy Kreme
ALL AROUND BEST FAST FOOD CHAIN: Chick-Fil-A -- great chicken, breakfast options (biscuit, bagel, or yeast rolls for your chicken), milkshakes, fries, and playlands for the kids.
Oh my! I haven't heard mention that name in a long time!! Used to be my birthday place to go! I would get the Lagostino pot but not before helping myself to the fantastic salad bar-they had the best dressings. I think there might be one left in the greater Pittsbugh area. Is there? It may just be a nostalgic thing for me.....
Popeyes-regular chicken and biscuits
Qdoba-vegetarian burrito with queso
A&W- rootbeer float and hot dog with cheese sauce and onions
Mc D's - breakfast sandwiches,hashbrowns, fries, double cheeseburgers w/out pickles. also their coffee 'drinks" which are very chocolately etc, to order in place of ice cream on a road trip
Dairy Queen-vanilla and cherry dip
Potbelly's sandwiches, but I don't know if they're located outside this area (Chicago). They also have the best shakes on the planet--real ice cream, blended in an old fashioned shake blender. They have a little tiny Salerno butter cookie on the straw and you can get SMALL (12 oz) ones to satisfy your hankering.
McDonald's for breakfast (sausage mcmuffin) and $1 menu double cheeseburger
Sonic for fun drinks and slushes -- onion rings aren't bad either
Rib Crib for BBQ
Outback for steak , bread and ceasar salad
Pizza Hut for pizza IF it is thin crust (like a cracker) with Barbecue beef toppings. Yum. Also have another local chain called Hideaway Pizza that is fantabulous.
I would rather have a frozen pizza than anything from Papa John's, Domino's or Pizza Hut.
Steak n' Shake for their shakes.
Not proud of it but will plead guilty to a love of McD's Sausge & Biscuit.
No White Castles where I now live & do miss those little guys.
Coffee: I like Caribou a lot
Bagels: Bruegger's, but I haven't had one in a few years, since a franchisee-home office dispute drove them from the DC area. No other chain bagel is even passable.
Fried chicken: Gotta be Popeye's.
I'm an In and Out fan. I like Steak And Shake too, but they are not fast food.
Of the Mex places I much prefer Barbacoa to Chipotle. The menus are virtually identical, but I like the flavors and portions size at Barbacoa.
For cheapy type burgers, McDonald's ...the $1 or so double cheeseburger
For fries, McDonald's
For coffee, McDonald's if they are serving the Green Mtn. Coffee Roaster stuff
For breakfast, egg McMuffin or sausage mcmuffin at Mcdonalds
For chicken sandwich, Chick Fil-A
For pizza, no chain; it is nigh on impossible
Fries: Roy Rogers
Pizza: Nothing since Shakey's disappeared
Chicken: Chick fil-a for nuggets and sandwiches; Popeye's for fried
Roast beef: Arby's
Best Beverage: Jamocha shake - Arby's
Other: Chipotle - for carnitas
Burgers: Harvey's (only in Canada), it actually tastes like meat, and they grill their burgers and grill >>> that hot metal steamy crap at other places
Fries: McDonalds seriously, though NY Fries are pretty good too (are there NY Fries in America o.o?)
Donuts: Krispy Kreme (I'm quite sad that the one in Toronto closed down, it's not the same in a gas station)