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Jul 28, 2010 08:43 AM

Checkers Drive In Coming to Connecticut

Hello Folks,

I remember having a Checkers Burger years ago on a trip to Long Island .
It was pretty good.
Just wondering if anyone else has had Checkers Hamburgers and how would you compare them to other Chains in America?
They have that retro-double drive thru for auto's which I thought was cool.

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  1. Never heard of it....Where is it rumored to pop up?

    1. There are quite a few in the DC/MD/VA area. I've found the burgers just okay; better than McDonalds but not as good as Five Guys. I didn't care for the "seasoned" fries which just taste way too salty for me. The service, however, is appalling (20 minute waits, in the drive through, where you're pretty much trapped). That may be a regional thing, though. I also like that they serve chili dogs. They do have some decent coupon-only deals; two-for-one sales and so on.

      1. checkers is pretty good. cheap meals and intereting chili burgers and sourdough

        1. It's Checkers in some areas and Rally's in others.
          Burgers are decent for fast food. A good amount of variety and specialty sandwiches. I agree with monkeyerotica about the fries.
          They do a lot of real cheap specials, like two burgers for three bucks.

          1. there used to be quite a few in the tampa area but a bunch of them closed down over the last few years. which is a shame because if I am going to get a quick burger from a drive-through checkers is definitely the place I would go over the other big national chains, even their wings are not half bad in a pinch.

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            1. re: willdupre

              I've heard some of the Tampa ones actually would have autograph sessions with Rays players.