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Jan 3, 2014 06:03 AM

Foods you wish the big 'fast-food' drive-through would offer.

Remember the 'McRib'?
GOD those were tasty back in the eighties! I really did miss them. Now some 'Golden Arches' are serving them again but not around here.
Got me thinking about what fast foods I could go for.
The first comes to mind would be a 'McTurkey' burger. Same processed 'meat product' as the 'Mc Chicken'. They could offer it with mayo and cranberry sauce and some shredded ice berg lettuce.
How about a Wendy's 'Salmonator' burger? Salmon patty with iceberg lettuce/ lingonberry confit and a smear of cream cheese.
Any others you'd be willing to try if they were on offer?

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  1. I would love to be able to get authentic tamales in a drive through in my area of NC (hell, I would love to be able to walk in a restaurant and buy them).

    And, I know this won't happen, but I would love to be able to drive through a White Castle and get burgers, fish sandwiches w/tartar sauce and onion rings like they had back in 60's-70's,,,all change is not always from the better!

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    1. re: Cherylptw

      Move to Houston and it's a done deal, tamales that is.

        1. re: carolinadawg

          Already happening around here in Virginia.

      1. A 'meaty' veggie burger. When I was in the UK, I had a really terrific Veggie Whopper at Burger King, and I dunno if it was Quorn or some other substance, but it was savory, juicy, and very satisfying -- a great burger. Back here in the states, the best you can hope for is the awful microwaved Gardenburgers at BK.

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        1. re: Boston_Otter

          If you're near a red robin their veggie burgers actually don't suck, and five napkin burgers is actually really good

        2. FYI, the McRib was around well past the eighties and it still makes an annual appearance, at least in the Chicago market.

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          1. re: ferret

            McRib also made an appearance in NE North Carolina in the last three weeks...

            1. re: Cherylptw

              McRib is still here in my part of the midwest.

              Starts after T'Giving and they run them until they run out.

              Usually about a week from now.

              I do one every other week which means it's McRib for 1pm NFL football game tomorrow.

              Yum for me.
              And I even own 2 smokers and did awesome smoked beef ribs over Xmas holiday.

              Time and place baybee. Time and place.


          2. I would love to see hot dogs and all the fixins ....McDog!!!!

            I do not understand why hot dogs aren't offered at burger joints.....

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            1. re: Raffles

              McDs has tried and failed at serving hot dogs in the past.

              Hot dog likes and dislikes are too regional for a national chain. The all beef garlic spiced dog preferred in NY is not going to sell in the deep south, just as the bright red colored dog wouldn't sell in New England.
              Beef/Pork/Chicken/Blend? Too many varieties, not like a beef hamburger sold all over the country.

              And don't get me started with toppings: Kraut, onions, Cney Island onion/tomato sauce, Chicago salad, southern cole slaw, relish....the list goes on and on

              1. re: bagelman01

                You are probably right about this. Still, I'd like it if I could get a decent basic hot dog anywhere in the country. One of the first things I miss when I'm away from Chicago is the hot dog stands all over the place. A national chain could offer a basic beef dog in a steamed bun with optional mustard, onions and ketchup on the side.

                Actually, come to think of it Costco and Sam's Club have become the de facto national hot dog fast food chains.

                1. re: RealMenJulienne

                  Dairy Queen offers hot dogs. Also some darn good onion rings.

                  1. re: James Cristinian

                    The Sonic Chili Dog will do for me in a pinch. I have really no other good option. I miss the Greek hotdog chili.

                    1. re: James Cristinian

                      Oh come on. It's a hot dog, not beef Wellington. There's a pretty limited way in which a hotdog can be "terrible".

                      We've had pretty good luck overall with Sonic's offerings, including the various dogs.

                    1. re: littleflower

                      Isn't Hardee's Carls Jr. out here?

                      I got an email from Carl's Jr. yesterday advertising 2 Chili Dogs.

                      1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                        Yes, Hardees is called Carl's Jr on the west coast. Same company and food but they offer a couple of slightly different menu options at each due to regional taste preferences. Ex: Hardees here in in the Southern states offers country ham biscuits, and the Carls Jr's in CA does not.

                    2. re: Raffles

                      James Coney Island, the dominant hot dog purveyor here, has had drive-thrus since the 1970s. Chili pies are great; their burgers and other sandwiches suck. Multiple locations.