Why didn't you do this as a poll? I am not too proud to admit I eat some fast food a couple times a month. I prefer Burger King burgers and MCDonalds fries.
Save it...I am 5'7", 145. Moderation is key!!!
Yes! Get a Whopper and then run across the street and get some Mickey D's fries, and you're set!
That either way, OP Shilly Mcwhore dies of a heart attack, soon.
R3 is an uptight vegan.
R2/4 is going to die of colon cancer.
Looks great. I can't wait.
Yes, why the hell isn't this a poll?
I love having lettuce and tomato and mayo on my burgers, so naturally I adore Whoppers.
I hate Big Macs. Tiny meat, extra bun (the "club"), and that disgusting tartar-ish sauce, bleah!
R5 already has colon cancer but just doesn't know it yet.
OK, now I'm hungry. Thanks, bitches.
In Mon'real, we call them "Whop-peres."
I find Burger King indelible. I feel McDonald's at least has a modicum of cleanliness that's not required at BK. But I'm probably fooling myself.
Whopper is more similar to the McDLT than Big Mac. Do they still sell that?
Flame broiling makes the Whopper meat patty taste better and seem slightly less processed.
It's the Bic Mac's secret sauce (thousand island dressing?) that people either love or hate. I never cared for it.
So I'll take a Whopper, but please hold the pickle.
Excuse me. What are these things?
I like Whoppers better, but quit going to BK because they always seem to have 20 burgers made up in advance and serve them at room temperature.
And since I just hate McD's totally, it means I rarely eat fast food any more, but when I do, it's Wendy's.
Quick quest. Is BK now trans-fat free. Weren't they allegedly one of the last major chains to get rid of trans-fat in their products?
To me it's an apples and oranges comparison.
They're two completely different sandwiches and tastes.
For a while, Burger King had a Big-Mac clone, and I have to say, I prefered it to the real Big Mac by a wide margin.
The reason for the comparison is because they're both each restaurant's signature sandwich.
Has anyone had Burger King's new thicker fries? I really like them. It's the only thing on the new menu that looks palatable. Have you noticed that the new sandwiches/features tend to be drenched in sauce and have enormous calorie contents? I'm not sure what the marketing strategy is...
r11 - indelible?
The Burger King bathroom scarred the Mary at, R11, leaving him with a mark he will not soon forget. Mmm, hmm.
Come to Vegas (or SoCal) and have an In-N-Out Burger. Made to order, adjustable condiments and sauces, far, far better product. Warning, they have bible quotes on the packaging.
Seriously? I just ate there and didn't notice the bible quotes. Plain white wrapper, burger in a plain brown box.
This thread will give the fatties, shower nozzle masturbation material for weeks!
I'd have to say The Whopper, by far. I can eat a Whopper every month or two. I can only eat a Big Mac a couple of times a year--and then only with plenty of sauce, as they're often dry.
[quote]It's the Bic Mac's secret sauce (thousand island dressing?) that people either love or hate. I never cared for it.
I like it but after reading the ingredients, less so. Below is an "emergency" recipe for it from a McDonalds handbook.
R-22, The quotes used to be easier to spot; maybe before they used larger print. My date had to show me mine. Guaranteed there on every order, or maybe just the Biblical citation. The original owner's rules.
Whoppers taste like fakey charcoal and sterno flame.
Big Macs are disgusting.
Yeah, Wendy's is doable.
Wendy's hasn't been the same since Dave died.
I used to love their cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches.
Now I think they're completely unappealing.
They changed the pickles, and they changed their entire Chicken Sandwich completely. Bleh.
And I prefered their old fries too.
I don't eat at Wendy's much any more.
Wendy's used to be great, but now they're complete shit, imo.
The new "natural-cut" fries have a disgusting aftertaste.
[quote]I like Whoppers better, but quit going to BK because they always seem to have 20 burgers made up in advance and serve them at room temperature.
The trick to getting a fresh burger is to order one that is made differently. I loathe pickles, and so always order my burgers pickle-free. Lo and behold, my burger is always fresh!
(The trick for fresh fries is to demand "no salt". The employees know why you're making them work so much harder, but there's nothing they can do about it.)
Could I go in a time machine and get a Gino's Giant instead?
The meat on the whopper tastes and smells better than that of the Big Mac.
However, the tomatoes and lettuce always taste like the rotting bits you'd leave out of your home-prepared salad.
The lettuce in the Big Mac tastes like dried-out confetti.
The sauce is the only saving grace of the Big Mac. You need a fat girl putting it together for you. Managers don't use enough sauce.
The sauce is measured by a sauce gun. Every Big Mac has the same amount of sauce.
I think the pickles make the Big Mac, personally.
I wish BK still had it's big mac rip-off. It was basically a double cheeseburger with lettuce, onion, and "special sauce".
LOL R30, Gino's just returned to my area about a year ago. And yeah, I always order no-salt fries. They always come hot that way, because they have to make a fresh batch. That's also why I like ordering anchovie pizza. It's guaranteed to be fresh because almost NO ONE orders anchovies on their pizza (I love them).
Big Mac with BK fries!
If only the Whopper looked anything in reality like it does in the picture.
My dad, God rest his soul, called it "Booger King."
Glad I'm not the only one who was puzzled by the fries at Wendy's. Why change the recipe for something worse? Perhaps they're cheaper to make?
Wendy's is still not bad but has slipped badly in recent years. I have to order a Double to feel like I'm eating meat, not just a bun.
It's nice that they allow you to switch out the fries for another side. The side salad is OK. The chili, bland enough for grannies, is much improved by the addition of the gold-packeted chili seasoning. Baked potatoes can be quite good, when fresh, but too often have been held in a warming drawer until the flesh is yellowed.
I ate at Mcdonalds last friday for the first time in over a year and I have to say that it was underwhelming. It tasted...nothing.
Needless to say I prefer Burger King but it depends on the restaurant and employees. Some places are good other BK are total shit. The best BK burger I had was in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. The meat was very tasty.
Their new BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich is pretty good actually.
Though I don't really want to know what's in it.
It's probably no more disgusting than what actually comprises a McRib sandwich, R39.
I like the Quarter Pounder better...but that's not saying much. They are all kind of gross. You feel like you put on 10 pounds after eating one and then get real sleepy.
And Wendy's burgers are complete shit now. they used to be good when they were hot. Are they even square any more?
Yeah, they're still square... but what the fuck is up with serving them in those little card-board stands, on their side? That's so fucking stupid, and such a waste.
R29 I like your no salt fries idea.
Unfortunately, changing what's on the burger won't make any difference in how fresh it is. It did work, once upon a time, at McDonald's, when burgers were "cooked to inventory," as opposed to cooked to order. If you ordered something other than the standard variation, it had to be cooked fresh.
Now the meat at both McDonald's and BK is cooked in advance and held in warming trays. When you order a burger, it's assembled to order.
R32 You can ask for extra sauce, though most McDonald's will charge extra, especially if you get it on the side.
BTW, Wendy's now have their own Big Mac knock-off but It isn't anything special. I think the peculiar pickles ruined it.
BK has sweet potato chips now. They are lovely. I second the pulled pork vote, too.
The people who work in the BK near my house seem to always squish the burgers after they're wrapped...always flattened out. Sometimes they are super hot...tastes like they put them in the microwave to heat them up.
My favorite was the Big Chef at Burger Chef. I miss that.
Great quote from former NY Times restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton:
McDonald's food is "irremediably horrible, with no saving graces whatever. [The hamburger] is ground, kneaded and extruded by heavy machinery that compacts it so that the texture is somewhat like that of baloney sausage, and it becomes rubbery when cooked. Once cooked, the burger is insulated in a soggy bun, topped with pickle slices that seem recycled, or dehydrated onion flakes, or shredded lettuce that is more like wet confetti, and one or another of the disgusting sauces. The potatoes may be crisp but they have no taste. The shakes are like aerated Kaopectate".
And that's not a typo, she said irremediably, not irredeemably.
[quote]And that's not a typo, she said irremediably, not irredeemably.
Thank you for pointing this out. I tripped over that sentence about five times.
For you Big Mac sauce aficionados, Miracle Whip has come out with a knockoff.
I had some at a cookout over the weekend and, for better or worse, it tastes exactly the same as the original.
Wendy's need to change their fries back. The new ones are too oily and salty. Yeah...the old ones weren't as good as Mickey D's. But they were better than most of the other fast-food joints, including Burger King.
I eat Whataburger or nothing.
Haven't had a Big Mac in years and average about 2 Whoppers a year, but I always preferred the Whopper. I try to limit fast food burger joint visits to about once a month and choose something with a more even meat to bun ratio, like a Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger or a McDonald's Cheeseburger. I find these taste much better than the oversized burgers.
Glad I don't live in In-N-Out territory. Self control would be difficult, particularly latenight. Whenever I travel to L.A., Phoenix, or Vegas, I have to pop in at least once.
Agree with earlier posters about Wendy's new fries. I don't know what they were thinking. Those sea salt ones suck horribly.
They're not especially cheap, and not to everyone's liking, but Five Guys has much better fast food burgers than the larger chains (that I've tried).
I just make my own, burgers aren't rocket science.
I know what Whoppers and Big Macs are, but I've never had either. Maybe my reluctance is explained by my certainty that when Mimi Sheraton said that the meat is "ground," she meant that it is made of the soil.
Friends with kids were in town this week so we all got the "treat" of eating fast food--Burger King, Wendy's, and twice at MacDonald's.
Whatever one thinks of them, MacDonald's and BK are consistent. Just the same as the last time I was at either.
Wendy's, however, continues to deteriorate. The "new" fries are worse than ever. The burgers were tough, on a bun that seemed stale. Most disgusting of all were the pickles, now incongruously and cloyingly sweet.
Neither.....In N Out Baby!
Do NOT get the turkey burger at Burger King! Grody to the max!
[quote]Now the meat at both McDonald's and BK is cooked in advance and held in warming trays. When you order a burger, it's assembled to order.
This is the worst thing to happen at BK ever. I used to like Whoppers, but now it's rare to get a good one. I first noticed this in '08 when I watched the employees take the meat out of the trays. The patty was totally immersed in grease, which really defeats one of the benefits of flame broiling a burger. It shouldn't be gooey with grease sogging up the bun
McDonald's, with their fried burgers, suffers less in comparison because it doesn't change them as much.
r3, r5, r14, r23, and r56 are dick wilters. You can smell the priss just by reading their words.
I had one Big Mac in 1980 and got sick...that was it. Never had a fast food burger again except for in n out....twice. I hate fast food..
[quote]Great quote from former NY Times restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton:
Why would a NY Times restaurant critic like McDonald's? They are food snobs who have their jobs pay for the ridiculous high end prices of food they are paid to review. And No one I know doesn't like McDonald friees so she is not only a food snob, but a bit of a twat too.
[quote]so she is not only a food snob, but a bit of a twat too
Aren't food snob and twat listed as synonyms in most thesauri?
I'm sorry. Are these doorstops?
Ask Sara Michelle Gellar.
The Burgers at In n Out are obviously superior to McDonalds and Burger King but their fries are horrible. I don't care if they're fresh cut, they're always bland and cold.
R54 is right. Five Guys is one of the best out there. Better than In n Out and not McD's and BK aren't even in the same category.
[quote]Tiny meat, extra bun
Why the hell does every thread on DL end up about John Travolta?
Love In n Out! If i havta choose btwn McD or BK then ill take a quarter pounder. Theres a Five Guys by me im gonna try them out soon.
Five Guys makes a killer grilled cheese. I love that on their burgers you basically get to customize it with whatever toppings you want.
You also have to get the Cajun fries.
Whoppers are more salady.
Carl's Jr. has a double-patty burger called "The Big Carl." They have a commercial where the Big Carl and the Big Mac have a conversation about which is better. The Big Mac says, "But I was born with a third bun." Big Carl says, "Whoa. TMI, dude!"
I heard Fuddruckers is great. Any opinions?
Also good. Better than any fast food place like McD, BK, Wendy's, etc. They're on the thicker side of things... thick meat and thick bun.
Fries are steak fries, if I remember correctly.
The Jumbo Jack is where's it's at.
R75=Rodney Allen Rippy
Whopper. No contest IMHO.
R77, second. Whopper, No Fucking Contest. The only thing Mickey D's does right are their fries.
Well aren't you just so delicate R61.
BK has been awful since the ownership turmoil started. It was better than Mickey D's in the 70s and 80s, but since the rollovers started, it's been in decline. Don't think the Brazilian ownership is up to the task at hand.
BK really was beating McD ( except among kids) in tbe "Have It Your Way/"America Loves burgers, and we're America's Burger King" Days.
Maybe it was McNuggets, maybe it was BK zeroing on young males. maybe it was that "Herb" campaign disaster.
Triple whopper and shove some onion rings in that shit. American chicken sandwich for dessert. And a small DIET coke por favor.
[quote]Well aren't you just so delicate [R61].
Thanks ever so for bumping a thread which was pointless even when it was created two years ago just to add those words of wisdom, you insufferable fuck. Christ.
They totes have the xl long bbq cheesey burger now. Deelish.
When I lived in DC a hundred years ago, I used to love Gino's. Where are they located now?
In 'N Out beats all the burger chains in taste, quality and competence of the employees.
McD used to have the Angus burgers, great, don't know why they discontinued them.
Wendy's is too salty.
BK has been lousy for years. Used to have a great fish and chicken sandwich.
If you are in Chicago, be sure to try Portillo's grilled chicken sandwich. EXCELLENT!
Health food lovers shut up--all things in moderation, I am 6'4" and 200 lbs. and look damn good.
The Whooper with lettuce, mayo and onions is better than any Big Mac
Vegetarian here, so neither.
Both are poison.
They're simply not comparable. Apples and oranges.
Now, if you compared the Big Mac to the "Big King", that might make more sense.
Or the "homesyle" quarter pounder to the Whopper maybe.
I'd barf if I had to eat a Big Mac or Whopper. Both are too much food, without even considering the taste.
I think Sarah Michelle Gellar answered this question once...
Does Burger King still have those Satisfries? Stupid name, but they're pretty good.
Just echoing the comment above about the fact that Burger King doesn't seem to have any standards of cleanliness. There's only one anywhere near me, and it's always filthy. Makes me scared to eat there (unfortunately it's the only place in walking distance to work, so on those rare days when I need to eat a VERY FAST lunch, I still go there).
McDonald's is always much cleaner, and at east it has those grilled chicken wraps, and the ne quarter pounders that replaced the Angus burgers are decent.
I'd eat at BK more often if the place wasn't so filthy.
Culver's beats both of them
The Whopper is better but I don't eat it anymore since it's ALWAYS cold as ice. I now go to Whataburger once in a while for my burger fix. Long wait but it's worth it because they're made to order.
Satisfries are great
Don't eat red meat at all, but every now and then I crave a grilled chicken sandwich from BK, and nothing is better than a Mickey D's double fish sandwich and a cold beer. Fries from either place when the craving hits, of course. BK serves a fillet of fish sandwich, and Mickey D has a decent grilled chicken so it's really no big deal, but I have my preferences.
Just had a Whopper Jr. It was Ok. Got the job done.
The quality of the food also depends on which location you go to and which city you're in. Gross fries at one location doesn't mean that they will be at all of them.
However, as other people have said, In-'n-Out is still the best fast food if you want to actually order fast food.
R98, except for the fries. In-n-Out fries suck.
I was about to post the same thing. I find the fries at In n Out awful.
Mushroom & Swiss Thickburger at Hardees/Carl's Jr.
Big Mac - hands down
Who has best fries.?
I live in LA and the Burger Kings here are not all that clean. I've become ill with food poisoning the last two times I had to eat at one. McDonalds is fairly boring, but consistent so I would cast my vote for McDonalds.
I am from Canada. Nothing beats an a&w double teen burger.
Where in LA are you? And why did you go back after you got food poisoning the first time?
I hate red meat. Can't eat it. I have noticed over the years, that people who regularly consume red meat, especially of the McD's or BK variety, have an unpleasant body odor. I'm not joking. They smell as if they have worked a shift at either place around the hot grease.
Big Mac but I haven't eaten meat for years.
I like the Whopper fuck the Big Mac
Nothing can beat White Castles burgers and fries; don't forget the malted.
White Castle is the "go- to" menu to cure a hang over. When I was in college, we'd go there from an all night bender. But after we puked.
I used to work in the beverage business, and while traveling went into a Wendy's near Dollywood with one of the beverage fountain service technicians.
What I saw there was DISGUSTING and I have never been tempted to eat there again. Wendy's used to crow about not cooking the burgers until you order them, so apparently what they do is keep the square beef patties on the cool side of the grill until you order---then they flip it over on the hot side of the grill to cook it. When I visited it was during a slow time for them, and the raw burgers sitting on the cold side of the grill had huge globs of coagulated bloody masses on top of them. I was skeeved out I refused a free Frosty from the manager, who offered several times since he was excited to get a visit from someone "from Corporate".
I've never had a Big Mac, so I have to say I prefer the Whopper and enjoy the veggies on top. I used to order the Quarter Pounders at McD but like a few of the other posters, the last time I ate there I didn't taste anything...could have been sawdust for all I knew. I sold all of the McDonald's stock I was holding and bought a new car with the money.
On the east coast, Five Guys is the closest you can get to In 'n Out, at least at a burger chain. I wish they had Drive Thrus though, because the only time I ever have a burger now is when I am really stoned. Going into Five Guys wasted and sitting there waiting for your take out is kind of a bummer. I think you can order ahead online, but I would need to hear first hand from someone what that experience is like, before I try to attempt it myself.
5-guys is good, but ridiculously expensive. A burger and drink (no fries) is over ten bucks.
I think it is more expensive because it is real food prepared where you can see it.
McDonald's is cheaper for a reason.....
High quality and low prices don't often go together.
But like I said, when I go to Five Guys I'm stoned, so the price is quickly forgotten when I start digging into those fries in the car...
The Whopper Jr. is delicious. A whole Whopper is just too much meat.
Big Macs are disgusting.
[quote]Get a Whopper and then run across the street and get some Mickey D's fries, and you're set!
I doubt anyone who's that well-thought-out about their fast food is running anywhere.
Neither, I hate junk food. Makes me feel like I just poisoned myself!