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Dec 27, 2008 05:27 PM

What fast food do you eat rarely, but that first bite think "Wow, this is so good!"

So today we were driving to a party, and my son had to go to the bathroom. We saw an Arby's and ran in to use the facility, and ended up ordering a sandwich. ( The party hosts often have limited amounts of food at their parties, and usually no food out for the first few hours of their gatherings- but that is a whole different post.) Anyway, ordered a beef and cheddar, slathered on some horsey, and arby's sauce, and took a bite. Wow was it good. Messy, but sooooo good. The onion bun was soft, and fresh, the beef was lean and unfatty, and the cheese sauce tasty. It made me wonder what other fast food do you buy rarely but think is so good? Is it good because you eat it rarely? Would it be ruined if you ate it more often? I will go to bed dreaming of the Arby's sandwich, but my waistline is happy they are not closer!!!

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  1. In n' Out Hamburgers, best burger I have ever had.

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    1. re: duck833

      Totally agree. I just had a double double today and it did not disappoint!

      1. re: baseballfan

        Another vote for In & Out. Like the OP, I dream of them, but my waistline is glad we don't have any in our part of the country.

        1. re: rockandroller1

          It can definitely be a problem : ). We have one about 2 miles from my house and it is nothing short of sheer willpower that keeps me away. Eventually, I can't take it anymore and I find myself drawn there just by the smell when I drive by.

          1. re: baseballfan

            NOW I know what In 'N Out is all about...recently visited my son in San Diego and we went there...dude, he ordered a '4 by 4' with 'Animal Fries'....hil-AR-ious...I just had a regular burger and didn't even understand the whole "secret menu" thing...but they ARE very good burgers!!! Glad I don't live in Cali (sort of...also went to visit other son in San Fran...Cali was so beautiful!!!)

            1. re: Val

              I always get their 4x4 with the chopped chilis and grilled onions. Ask your son if he goes to Fatburger. If he can deal with the 4x4(1lb), he'd love Fatburger's 3x (8oz) patties. I can barely finish it.

              1. re: mucho gordo

                Wow! A reply to a 5 year-old post. Val's son could be in a totally different place now, especially if he's been eating 4x4s all this time. :o)))))

                1. re: Midlife

                  Sometimes I'm a tad slow. Don't know how I could have missed this post 5 yrs ago.

                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    I've responded to an old post on occasion, unknowingly of course. Noooo!!! I just responded to an 8 hour old post.

      2. re: duck833

        I can fully accept that many truly love InO burgers (I'll eat one occasionally, but am not a big fan). But do you honestly mean that their burgers are "the best you've ever had", or are they simply, in your opinion, the best fast food burgers around?

      3. My first thought was an Arby's roast beef.

        Arthur Treacher's.

        I used to like a Mcd's cheeseburger decades ago, but last time I tried one, about 5 years ago, it left an ugly aftertaste.

        1. This isn't from the US, but I love New York Fries in Canada. (so ironic that it isn't from New York)

          I love their fries with gravy. Definitely eating this very rarely now as I am actually living in New York where there is no New York Fries....

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            omg, yes, I love NY Fries

            I love their poutine too!

          2. Whopper with cheese, no onion. I eat it about once a year and savor every bite! however, I'll never make the mistake of getting a BK shake ever again lo

            1. Okay, I have a short list and I'm really not a big fast food eater and even more so, avoid fast food meat.

              Recently I've had a Volcano Taco-darn good if you can get a fresh one.
              The cheese tator tots from Burger King-cheesy, greasy goodness.
              And I do like the spicy chicken from Popeyes!

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              1. re: Mattkn

                Popeyes used to make really good spicy onion rings too.. hard to find one that still makes them.