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MoxieBoy May 26, 2009 11:36 AM

For the second time, I've tried Checkers for cheap burgers. Thought I was gonna die.

Their Buford is putrid.

Anyone like them?

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    alliebear May 26, 2009 03:05 PM

    I haven't had Checker's in a really long time. I used to order a chili cheeseburger and curly fries. It was always good late at night after a night on the town. It's been at least 5 years, though.

    It wasn't putrid, but I wouldn't go to Checker's if something else was open nearby. It's also never something I crave.

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      starbucksbrew May 30, 2009 10:50 AM

      I like it every now and then. I think their meat is better quality than McDonald's or Wendy's.

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        lemons Jun 1, 2009 02:34 PM

        They changed to Rally's hereabouts, and they're okay if your gall bladder is in good shape. But you said putrid. Do you actually mean the meat was spoiled?

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          andy huse Jun 1, 2009 08:39 PM

          when the chain first started, i had never tasted seasoned fries before, and they were something of a revelation. It is the only thing i ever crave, and the things are evil. So greasy they almost burst in your mouth.

          the burgers are dry and don't taste like much, but they all taste that way to me in fast food world. i see no reason to go there except to get some greasy fries.

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            wabbitslayer Jun 2, 2009 06:32 PM

            yes, I do.

            Wow, I didn't realize until I read this thread that I like putrid things. Imagine that!

            BTW, the Baconzilla rocks....

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              FlyerFan Jun 2, 2009 08:01 PM

              Checkers/Rally's also carries fried apple pies dusted with cinnamon sugar. They're amazing when they're fresh.

            2. Kajikit Jun 5, 2009 12:59 PM

              Their fries are good and they have yummy fried apple pies... their shakes are okay too. Their burgers are extremely ordinary, but no worse than McDonalds.

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                Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jun 8, 2009 02:11 PM

                I used to like them in college, but now I only like their fries. If I want cheap, tasty fast food burgers, I still default to McDonald's every time.

                1. pdpredtide Jun 23, 2009 01:01 PM

                  the burgers are too greasy for me but id still eat them and their fries too

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                    louisiana Jun 23, 2009 02:53 PM

                    absolutely sickening literally

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                      wabbitslayer Jun 23, 2009 05:48 PM

                      The problem is, you guys are forgetting to ask for "extra mayo".....

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                    newkai Jun 29, 2009 10:40 AM

                    I had their bacon cheeseburger at their new/first Brooklyn location and liked it a lot. While nowhere near the best burger I've ever had, it was still better than McDonalds. The seasoned fries were especially good. I also liked the fact that they gave me an order number and took about four minutes to prepare my burger.

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                      lemons Jun 30, 2009 07:16 AM

                      We've had a majority of our locations close in the last 2 weeks, FYI. No announcement, just shut down and painted gray.

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