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Surprisingly good menu items at basic chain or fast food restaurants

While visiting family in Texas, I had surprisingly good chips and salsa at Chili's of all places.

What menu items have pleasantly surprised you at chain restaurants?

by Anonymousreply 270June 22, 2022 9:09 PM

Pappadeaux's seafood fondue and etouffe are addictive.

by Anonymousreply 1June 15, 2022 6:18 PM

The salads are good at Wendy's.

by Anonymousreply 2June 15, 2022 6:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 3June 15, 2022 6:21 PM

I HATE Taco Bell. I honestly find most of it repugnant. But I do love their nachos.

Also, the classic: McDonald's fries.

by Anonymousreply 4June 15, 2022 6:22 PM

R here. Are we talking cheap chains then? Pappadeaux's is NOT cheap food.

by Anonymousreply 5June 15, 2022 6:24 PM

Chili's fajitas and burgers. Applebee's used to have pretty good steaks, but I haven't been in years.

by Anonymousreply 6June 15, 2022 6:28 PM

Taco Bell: original taco (crispy shell), bean burrito, fire sauce. Taco salad was good but got discontinued.

Burger King: original chicken sandwich (oblong bun, oblong patty), Prefer BK French fries to McD's.

Jack in the Box: seasoned curly fries.

Wendy's: chili, Frosty (original flavor).

by Anonymousreply 7June 15, 2022 6:31 PM

All of these places serve nothing but slop not fit for pigs.

by Anonymousreply 8June 15, 2022 6:34 PM

I don't much care for fast food, in general, but I must admit, I also have a weakness for McDonald's French fries.

by Anonymousreply 9June 15, 2022 6:35 PM

I usually dislike Jimmy John's but they have a delicious Thai Chicken Wrap (limited time only for summer). I get it as an "Unwich" (fillings are put inside a big piece of iceberg lettuce) and hold the mayo. Yummy.

by Anonymousreply 10June 15, 2022 6:35 PM

McDonald's fries have been inedible for a couple of years now. They're soggy and stick together, and have no salt. I don't know what's going on.

by Anonymousreply 11June 15, 2022 6:35 PM

McDonald's still has the best fries IMO but Whataburger is up there too. The original fries we got from McDonald's back when I was in HS when they still fried in animal fat were the bomb.

by Anonymousreply 12June 15, 2022 6:37 PM

jack's have very good fried stuff, soo...chicken fingers, egg rolls, chicken nuggets, your mileage might vary though, but i had good xp usually.

by Anonymousreply 13June 15, 2022 6:40 PM

Whataburger's fries are just as great as the ones at McDonald's and their food is better overall. The burgers are great!

by Anonymousreply 14June 15, 2022 6:41 PM

The French Laundry’s Dungeness Crab en Feuille de Brick is passable in a pinch. The hen egg custard isn’t bad either.

by Anonymousreply 15June 15, 2022 6:49 PM

One thing I miss about Florida is Pollo Tropical. Fast food, Caribbean style! The black beans and rice, the citrus marinated chicken and fried plantains...MMMMMMmmmm!!

by Anonymousreply 16June 15, 2022 6:54 PM

I like the mud over by the shit hole.

by Anonymousreply 17June 15, 2022 7:05 PM

Taco Bell has a sauce called creamy jalapeño sauce that they put only on cheesy bean and rice burritos, but you can order it on the side. I dip bean burritos in it and also order a cheesy bean and rice burrito for a buck and it is DELICIOUS.

by Anonymousreply 18June 15, 2022 7:10 PM

Taco Bell's Chicken Chalupa is really good. It's basically a Taco Supreme in a chicken breast "shell." Fortunately for this fat whore, they only have them every few years

by Anonymousreply 19June 15, 2022 7:12 PM

Piss elegant R15 didn’t understand the assignment

by Anonymousreply 20June 15, 2022 7:14 PM

The water at McDonald’s

by Anonymousreply 21June 15, 2022 7:15 PM

McDonald's fries are good but the Cajun fries from Popeye's are better.

by Anonymousreply 22June 15, 2022 7:36 PM

Taco Bell had a breakfast wrap with eggs, hash browns and guacamole. I don’t know if it’s still on the menu but I’d get it once a week pre-COVID.

by Anonymousreply 23June 15, 2022 7:40 PM

Longhorn Steakhouse has good burgers and chicken. I also love their baked sweet potatoes.

by Anonymousreply 24June 15, 2022 7:55 PM

R20 needs to stay after school because he's a complete retard.

by Anonymousreply 25June 15, 2022 8:02 PM

All of them.

by Anonymousreply 26June 15, 2022 8:02 PM

Also, the classic McFlurry, the ones with crushed Oreo's and chocolate syrup. Probably my favorite Ice cream dish, I would give up the most gourmet of gelato's to have a McFlurry from Micki D's3

by Anonymousreply 27June 15, 2022 9:25 PM

A Bellini at any Harry's Bar, of course.

by Anonymousreply 28June 15, 2022 10:05 PM

Red Robin's California chicken sandwich is delicious.

by Anonymousreply 29June 15, 2022 11:08 PM

Whataburger is dog food for dog people. The wife of my husband’s down- worldly mobile son is a shift manager there and surprised us with a meal.

by Anonymousreply 30June 15, 2022 11:19 PM

I went to Chick-fil-A one time to see what it was all about. Their chicken sandwich is like heroin. Years later whenever I think of it I start jonesing.

by Anonymousreply 31June 15, 2022 11:27 PM

Don't be such a snob R30. He's gainfully employed.

by Anonymousreply 32June 15, 2022 11:29 PM

Is Whataburger that bad? Hard to believe a Texas-based chain fucks up beef. The way you hear people talk about the chain, you'd think it's Texas communion.

by Anonymousreply 33June 15, 2022 11:33 PM

Pollo Loco chicken tortilla soup

by Anonymousreply 34June 15, 2022 11:42 PM

R4- My brother calls it Taco SMELL

by Anonymousreply 35June 15, 2022 11:44 PM

Shake Shack burgers go down like M&M’s. Love those little fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 36June 15, 2022 11:46 PM

Olive Garden's zuppa toscana Jersey Mike's philly cheesesteaks Arby's beef gyros (heavy, but the flavor is right.)

by Anonymousreply 37June 15, 2022 11:46 PM

R36 100% agreed, but as much as I've come to love Shake Shack during these last few years in NYC, In-n-Out will always be the #1 burger spot in my heart. Still haven't found anything to top a double double with animal style fries.

by Anonymousreply 38June 15, 2022 11:48 PM

R36- Their food is tasty but the give you a child's portion and high prices. I went there in April 2021 and bought a little hot dog, tiny portion of French fries and a petite chicken sandwich. The bill came to over $15- OUCH

by Anonymousreply 39June 15, 2022 11:48 PM

I wonder if McDonald's fries has a sprinkling of msg.

by Anonymousreply 40June 15, 2022 11:49 PM

Sweet tea at Chick-Fil-A.Their waffle fries are really good too, and their sauce is delicious.

by Anonymousreply 41June 15, 2022 11:52 PM

Arby’s curly fries are addictive. I also love the cheddar broccoli soup from Panera, even though I know it comes from a bag. It’s just so good. They must put crack in it.

by Anonymousreply 42June 15, 2022 11:52 PM

Jersey Mikes Subs- not cheap but their sandwich with the salami, ham, provolone cheese, lettuce , tomatoes, oil/vinegar, onions, sweet pepper, mustard and mayonnaise is very good.

by Anonymousreply 43June 15, 2022 11:54 PM

Subway Italian sandwich. Pretty decent amount of cold cuts and tasty.

by Anonymousreply 44June 15, 2022 11:59 PM

R42- Panera does not put crack in it. That's not why you're addicted to it. It's because you're a


by Anonymousreply 45June 15, 2022 11:59 PM

obviously, everyone in this thread is

by Anonymousreply 46June 16, 2022 12:02 AM

R36 Shake Shack is tasty. I’m on carb lockdown but earlier (last winter) I did enjoy and overdo it on those burgers, both the Shack Burger and also the plain cheeseburger. Their fries, when hot, can be good, too. It’s reliably good quality.

by Anonymousreply 47June 16, 2022 12:06 AM

I love how OP has to couch this thread in “While visiting family.” It’s OK, OP. No one knows your real name.

by Anonymousreply 48June 16, 2022 12:16 AM

It depends on the owner of the franchise, too. In our area, most of the McDonald's were owned by a certain gay guy in the 70's, and he was a super clean freak and an equally super quality freak. You could always count on a quite good meal at one of his places.

By the way, there have to be at least a few of you who remember him living in retirement in Ft Lauderdale.

by Anonymousreply 49June 16, 2022 12:22 AM

R49- The TRUE eldergays remember when ALL McDonald's were drive ins only. You would walk over to the building to order, pay for and take your food which you would have to eat in the car.

My local McDonalds in Mamaroneck New York opened in 1963 and did not convert to a sit down restaurant until 1979.

by Anonymousreply 50June 16, 2022 12:26 AM

I had Olive Garden's salad with Italian dressing for the first time in a long while when I was spending Christmas with the family last year. I was reminded the salad is quite nice, with cold, crunchy lettuce and vegetables and a pleasantly bright, acidic dressing. The only problem was that it was overdressed. Serving from the top of the bowl and ignoring all the sogginess at the bottom worked out well, though.

by Anonymousreply 51June 16, 2022 12:28 AM

R50 - Ours were sit-down already by the mid-late 60's. The owner was social friends with the Kroc's (which is why he got involved with the franchise to begin with) and was one of the first ones with the fish sandwich, too. The development of the operation varied from region to region.

by Anonymousreply 52June 16, 2022 12:33 AM

[quote] I had Olive Garden's salad with Italian dressing for the first time in a long while when I was spending Christmas with the family last year. I was reminded the salad is quite nice, with cold, crunchy lettuce and vegetables and a pleasantly bright, acidic dressing.

The Spaghetti Factory had a surprisingly good salad as well. Very cold. I think it was just iceberg lettuce with some grated carrot, blue cheese dressing was my usual choice.

by Anonymousreply 53June 16, 2022 12:36 AM

cold iceberg lettuce is a "surprisingly good salad"???

by Anonymousreply 54June 16, 2022 12:39 AM

R54 - Rich Germans think so. Please don't ask me why I know that.

by Anonymousreply 55June 16, 2022 12:41 AM

My family and I loved going to Bickford's Pancake House. Our local Bickford's closed in 1976. It had the most wonderful Apple Pancake which was the size of a personal pizza. Their pancakes were far better than International House Of Pancakes.

Weird is the fact that there used to be a chain of pancake houses called Aunt Jemima's Kitchen and most of the restaurants were surprisingly in the northeast.

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by Anonymousreply 56June 16, 2022 12:54 AM

Chips and salsa are a menu item, OP?

Do you serve rippled potato chips as your Christmas dinner appetizer and include them on the printed menu, G*eg?

by Anonymousreply 57June 16, 2022 12:56 AM

R52 Pity my wretched soul, I do like the taste and texture of the Filet-O-Fish. Also the quarter pounder with cheese. These are treats I would only enjoy on the road twice per year, usually driving from NY ago New England.

by Anonymousreply 58June 16, 2022 1:24 AM

Those fucking "regular" Chicken Crispers from Chili's, if done right, are delicious 😋. Upgrade the corn cob side to street corn and you have a complete "cheat day" that's soooo worth it. I hate the french fries there so I usually get mashed potatoes. Mmmmm

by Anonymousreply 59June 16, 2022 1:25 AM

I haven’t eaten there in a few years but I never found Whataburger’s fries to be anything special. They were hot and crisp at least but I didn’t find they had a lot of flavor so I needed tons of ketchup. That’s my barometer of a good French fry: if they’re really good they don’t need ketchup at all. I don’t get the love for Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries either

by Anonymousreply 60June 16, 2022 1:28 AM

Pork Ribeye Steak at The 99. :D

by Anonymousreply 61June 16, 2022 1:33 AM

Chili’s burger bites are very good, and it’s enough for two meals.

by Anonymousreply 62June 16, 2022 1:40 AM


by Anonymousreply 63June 16, 2022 1:43 AM

R58 - I suppose I can say the name since he's been dead over a decade, but it was Jim Pihos and his collaboration work that made the McDonald's Fish such a classic.

by Anonymousreply 64June 16, 2022 2:25 AM

R58- On the way home from Provincetown about 5 or 6 years ago I stopped along the highway to take a break and there was a McDonalds at the rest stop on 95. It was in Connecticut. On the menu was a Lobster Roll - which they only sell at McDonalds in New England. It was rather expensive for a McDonalds too- $ 10.99- I still have the photo I took of the menu in August 2017.

by Anonymousreply 65June 16, 2022 2:41 AM

The chips and salsa at Chilis, plus two orders of their chili for dipping the chips in as well.

For delivery only, I wouldn’t be caught dead there!

by Anonymousreply 66June 16, 2022 3:39 AM

A moment of silence for Chipotle Grill's chicken burrito aand Popeye's biscuits and dirty rice, which once were cravable and are now no longer edible.

Culver's has reliable burgers and shakes.

by Anonymousreply 67June 16, 2022 3:49 AM

Much on the menu at Del Taco is "surprisingly good."

by Anonymousreply 68June 16, 2022 4:20 AM

The Bloomin' Onion at Outback is so fuckin' good. (And, no, the Awesome Blossom at Chili's cannot compare.)

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by Anonymousreply 69June 16, 2022 4:56 AM

Chick-Fil-A's kale crunch salad is pretty tasty.

Fuck yer boycotts.

by Anonymousreply 70June 16, 2022 4:59 AM

Every menu item at Texas Roashouse. I used to fuck this marine and this was our favorite spot.

by Anonymousreply 71June 16, 2022 6:07 AM

[quote]The bill came to over $15- OUCH

$15 seems like a pretty good deal. You did get THREE items.

by Anonymousreply 72June 16, 2022 7:20 AM

Red Robin's pretzel bites and raspberry limeaide

by Anonymousreply 73June 16, 2022 7:23 AM

The price of R70s integrity is a fucking fast food salad. How sad.

by Anonymousreply 74June 16, 2022 7:24 AM

I like Cheesecake Factory’s cheesecakes. All of them.

by Anonymousreply 75June 16, 2022 7:38 AM

r74 Beats Julie Andrews doing it for a meatball.

by Anonymousreply 76June 16, 2022 7:53 AM

Actually Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes are all gross. You would think they all know what they were doing.

by Anonymousreply 77June 16, 2022 8:46 AM

R53, not a secret. Some restaurants prep and soak the lettuce in ice water before serving. Hence, crunch. It also hides any limp stuff that was in the ice bucket.

by Anonymousreply 78June 16, 2022 8:58 AM

R56 did it look like the Apple pancake at this link?

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by Anonymousreply 79June 16, 2022 9:13 AM

Culver's burgers are good.

by Anonymousreply 80June 16, 2022 9:20 AM

The waffles that KFC sometimes has are really good!

by Anonymousreply 81June 16, 2022 9:25 AM

The spaghetti and meatballs at Denny's is quite good - I'm not crazy about restaurant meatballs in general, but these taste great, with Parmesan mixed in with the meat's seasoning.

And OP is right that Chili's salsa is DELICIOUS. It's a true pureed old school hot sauce, not the watery, chunky, flavorless stuff that passes for salsa these days.

by Anonymousreply 82June 16, 2022 9:49 AM

So their chefs have to prepare salsa every shift? What a chore.

by Anonymousreply 83June 16, 2022 9:51 AM

The Fly Paste And Don’t Ask Brownies at Roast-o-Roach.

by Anonymousreply 84June 16, 2022 10:15 AM

The KFC wedges that Biden won’t sign an executive order for! Bring them back!

by Anonymousreply 85June 16, 2022 11:09 AM

The pizzas at Schlotzsky’s.

by Anonymousreply 86June 16, 2022 11:46 AM

Does Wawa qualify as fast food? If so their subs and some of their hot foods are good along with their various coffee and fruit drinks.

by Anonymousreply 87June 16, 2022 6:22 PM

R79- No. It resembled and was the size of a smallish pizza.

by Anonymousreply 88June 16, 2022 6:33 PM

- Pretty much anything from Del Taco - Nuggets, sauce and salads at Chick Fil A - Double double animal style from In n Out

by Anonymousreply 89June 16, 2022 6:34 PM

Burger King onion rings. Salty and fresh, they're delicious.

by Anonymousreply 90June 16, 2022 6:57 PM

Oh, God, r43. Mayonnaise on a Jersey Mike's sub? Desecration.

I love Jersey Mike's #13, with lettuce, tomato, oil, and vinegar. Maybe a little pepperoncini. The hot subs can be good, but often, by the time they are delivered, they are cold. So I tend to stick to the cold subs.

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by Anonymousreply 91June 16, 2022 6:57 PM

You can’t make your own sandwich?

by Anonymousreply 92June 16, 2022 6:58 PM

I piss on any Datalounger who eats at or orders from Chick Fil A. And I wait until I really have to go.

by Anonymousreply 93June 16, 2022 6:58 PM

R91- I never have any meals delivered. I drive to the restaurant and pick up the food myself.

I do like mustard AND mayonnaise on my submarine sandwiches 🥪

by Anonymousreply 94June 16, 2022 7:00 PM

Popeyes used to make the best onion rings. They were like gourmet style and not overly breaded. I think they discontinued them everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 95June 16, 2022 7:00 PM

Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake- the original double decker. And I love their bleu cheese dressing.

Second, avacado egg rolls at Cheese Cake Factory.

Third, Spaghetti Factory mizithra cheese pasta.

by Anonymousreply 96June 16, 2022 7:13 PM

This thread is for


by Anonymousreply 97June 16, 2022 7:23 PM

Honey, I weigh about the same as in high school. Kiss my boney ass 💋💋💋

by Anonymousreply 98June 16, 2022 7:27 PM

R97 probably takes loads up his ass for souvenirs and I can't eat some Chicken Rings from White Castle twice a year?

by Anonymousreply 99June 16, 2022 10:51 PM

El Pollo Loco sweet potato fries

by Anonymousreply 100June 16, 2022 10:57 PM

Cheryl's pussy.

by Anonymousreply 101June 16, 2022 11:12 PM

Cheryl's pussy

by Anonymousreply 102June 16, 2022 11:13 PM

I like Panda Express green beans.

by Anonymousreply 103June 16, 2022 11:21 PM

Potato tacos at Taco Bell

by Anonymousreply 104June 16, 2022 11:25 PM

Chick-fil-A, love their salads.

by Anonymousreply 105June 16, 2022 11:29 PM

I love the iced tea a McAllister’s Deli.

by Anonymousreply 106June 16, 2022 11:29 PM

[quote]Does Wawa qualify as fast food?

Isn't that a gas station?

by Anonymousreply 107June 16, 2022 11:36 PM

Hardee's breakfast biscuits. I could have them for breakfast every day.

by Anonymousreply 108June 17, 2022 12:01 AM

Several years ago, I got to try the McDonald's lobster roll. It was a seasonal thing and I've heard that it's discontinued completely, now.

Anyway! It was surprisingly good! IIRC, it cost around $9.00, so, expensive for a McDonald's item. However, it did taste like Maine lobster, mostly or all claw meat, very tender.

by Anonymousreply 109June 17, 2022 12:56 AM

Guys, you HAVE to try the Cobb Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing at Chick-fil-A. It is sooooo good. Whoever invented it is a genius. And you don't have to feel like you're breaking the calorie or carb bank when you eat it.

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by Anonymousreply 110June 17, 2022 1:59 AM

Die, r110. But let r93 marinate you in his urine for a week.

by Anonymousreply 111June 17, 2022 2:07 AM

Zaxby's used to have great onion rings. They were thin, light, crispy and well-seasoned. Not thick, heavy and bland like most others I've ever had.

by Anonymousreply 112June 17, 2022 2:11 AM

Onion rings from Jack in the Box. They are panko coated so much lighter than the oily ones everywhere else.

Carl's Jr fried zucchini

by Anonymousreply 113June 17, 2022 2:20 AM

I can’t eat a burger that’s not Whataburger.

I used to like Jack-in-the-Box in the 90’s. The meat was so different back then.

I’m addicted to McDonald’s Spicy McChicken Sandwich. It was copious amount of sugar in the mayo and the salt in the breaded cutlet combo that make it

by Anonymousreply 114June 17, 2022 2:22 AM

The McDonalds Big Mac is a classic for a reason. It is perfectly balanced in terms of taste and flavour. If it was made with fresh ground beef it would be unbeatable.

by Anonymousreply 115June 17, 2022 2:22 AM

Churros from Jack in the Box! Aka….JITB!

by Anonymousreply 116June 17, 2022 2:37 AM

[quote] Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake- the original double decker. And I love their bleu cheese dressing.

Agreed, r96. They were called Marc's Big Boy here in WI. And to this day, I've yet to eat onion rings quite as crispy and delicious as those at Marc's Big Boy. That restaurant no longer exists in WI.

Culver's Vanilla Frozen Custard should be illegal to manufacture, distribute, and possess. It dials my dopamine neurons to 11.

Here's how good it is: It's rare when I choose vanilla over chocolate, but I do with that stuff.

by Anonymousreply 117June 17, 2022 2:47 AM

r43, here is a section of the wiki on submarine sandwiches. It includes all the names by which the sandwich is known around the country. The words "mustard" and "mayonnaise" appear exactly zero times throughout the article.

I'm not saying you can't order a sandwich and ask them to desecrate it with those two substances. But don't call it a sub. Or maybe go to Subway or Quiznos. Their standards seem more congruent with your own.

[quote] One theory says the submarine was brought to the U.S. by Dominic Conti (1874–1954), an Italian immigrant who came to New York in the late 19th century.[4] He is said to have named it after seeing the recovered 1901 submarine called Fenian Ram in the Paterson Museum of New Jersey in 1928. His granddaughter has stated the following:

[quote]My grandfather came to this country circa 1895 from Montella, Italy. Around 1910, he started his grocery store, called Dominic Conti's Grocery Store, on Mill Street in Paterson, New Jersey where he was selling the traditional Italian sandwiches. His sandwiches were made from a recipe he brought with him from Italy, which consisted of a long crust roll, filled with cold cuts, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, oil, vinegar, Italian herbs and spices, salt, and pepper. The sandwich started with a layer of cheese and ended with a layer of cheese (this was so the bread wouldn't get soggy).[4]

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by Anonymousreply 118June 17, 2022 2:51 AM

R118. Oh shut your pretentious ass up. What a bore you are.

by Anonymousreply 119June 17, 2022 3:12 AM

R105. Choke on it, homophobic supporter

by Anonymousreply 120June 17, 2022 3:15 AM

Slim Jim sandwich at Big Boy restaurants. Yum.

by Anonymousreply 121June 17, 2022 3:15 AM

Yes to McAllister’s Deli. They have great salads and salad dressings. Sandwiches are good too. Oh - their fresh fruit is wonderful. Reasonable prices and fresh food.

by Anonymousreply 122June 17, 2022 3:18 AM

I totally agree with R118 and the article! That’s the way they are made at Italian delis. And that’s the way I make them at home. Whenever I see an Italian sub with either mustard mayo or both it really annoys me!

by Anonymousreply 123June 17, 2022 3:36 AM

I'm a real heathen. I ask for mustard, mayo, oil, vinegar, and cherry pepper relish.

by Anonymousreply 124June 17, 2022 3:39 AM

Firehouse Subs had a really tasty (though way too indulgent) sub last year. I don't think they have it now. It was a mix of a traditional meatball sub, pepperoni pizza and garlic bread all in one sub. I don't even want to know how many calories were in that thing, but it was so tasty. I think this is it.

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by Anonymousreply 126June 17, 2022 6:27 AM

[quote][R43], here is a section of the wiki on submarine sandwiches. It includes all the names by which the sandwich is known around the country. The words "mustard" and "mayonnaise" appear exactly zero times throughout the article.

In what world are mayo and mustard not part sub sandwiches?

by Anonymousreply 127June 17, 2022 6:29 AM

Stickball Sub at Jersey Mike’s is my current favorite. Oil & vinegar w/ banana peppers.

Red beans & rice at Popeyes

Chicken Wild rice soup at Panera

Mozzarella sticks at Arby’s

Sugar free Cherry Limeade at sonic (I hate their food though)

Not sure if it counts as fast food but Peri Peri chicken at Nandos is really good.

by Anonymousreply 128June 17, 2022 9:52 AM

Oil and vinegar, R127. Never mayo or mustard.

by Anonymousreply 129June 17, 2022 10:05 AM

Pretty much anything from Roy Rogers. Double R bar burger, french fries, chicken, gold rush chicken sandwich

by Anonymousreply 130June 17, 2022 10:30 AM



what kind? I'm no food snob.

Hell, I'd eat diesel oil if it were edible, but is it olive oil? a combination of oils?

There's a Jersey Mike's in Green Bay. I've driven past it a few times but haven't tried it yet and I love subs.

by Anonymousreply 131June 17, 2022 11:42 AM

Red Lobster's hamburger.

by Anonymousreply 132June 17, 2022 12:10 PM

Hasn't Roy Rogers been closed for a hundred years now?

I like oil & vinegar on my sub, but I also like mayo. You bitches are not going to pull your snobby foodie bullshit on subs.

by Anonymousreply 133June 17, 2022 12:12 PM

Do not know about other states but there are Roy Roger's in Maryland

by Anonymousreply 134June 17, 2022 12:58 PM

I used to like the Wonton chicken tacos at Applebees, yes I know they came in a package but they were so good.

by Anonymousreply 135June 17, 2022 1:16 PM

R131, they call it "an olive oil blend."

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by Anonymousreply 136June 17, 2022 1:21 PM

You're right R134. I loved Roy Rogers. Thanks for the update. And they still have the Double R Burger.

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by Anonymousreply 137June 17, 2022 1:25 PM

I used to work in Italian mom & pop delis in high school - Jersey Mike’s is the only chain That comes close to real italian combo subs. Please don’t ruin good Italian combos with mayo.

Subway is disgusting & pitiful. Don’t eat there.

by Anonymousreply 138June 17, 2022 1:26 PM

People who put mayo on sub sandwiches belong at Subway, r138.

by Anonymousreply 139June 17, 2022 1:28 PM

We got a couple of salads from Firehouse Subs last month and they were amazing. I was kicking myself for not ordering extra and saving them for later.

by Anonymousreply 140June 17, 2022 2:31 PM

R140, your waste line thanks you.

by Anonymousreply 141June 17, 2022 2:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 142June 17, 2022 2:35 PM

Subway smells like ass.

by Anonymousreply 143June 17, 2022 2:59 PM

Roy Rogers was revived a few years ago. They have a seemingly random collection of locations.

Cheesecake factory cheesecakes are awful---they are too sweet and lack the tang and richness of the real thing.

by Anonymousreply 144June 17, 2022 3:03 PM

Culver's makes a great frozen custard.

Subs definitely should not have mayo. It's as bad as putting mayo on corned beef or pastrami.

by Anonymousreply 145June 17, 2022 3:06 PM

A sub is a sandwich. A sandwich can have mayo or oil and vinegar. Either way is just fine.

by Anonymousreply 146June 17, 2022 3:08 PM

R146: I'm guessing you live some place like Indianapolis and always put mayo on corned beef.

by Anonymousreply 147June 17, 2022 3:16 PM

Corned beef on white, add mayo 😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 148June 17, 2022 3:25 PM

Who cares if people put mayonnaise in a sub sandwich if it tastes good?! I don't like pineapple on pizza but I'm not going to deny many people enjoy it and tell them what they should like. What a bunch of fucking pretentious know-it-alls.

by Anonymousreply 149June 17, 2022 3:36 PM

[quote]Cheesecake factory cheesecakes are awful---they are too sweet and lack the tang and richness of the real thing.

I love Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes, but I don't even think of them as being cheesecake. They're like giant slabs of candy bars or something. A real guilty pleasure, but I genuinely wonder if they even contain any cream cheese.

by Anonymousreply 150June 17, 2022 3:40 PM

I like the Cheesecake Factory dulce de leche flavor. A while back, they cut way down on the size of the slice.

by Anonymousreply 151June 17, 2022 3:51 PM

There is one sub I will eat with mayo. It’s from Capriotti’s and it’s called the Bobbie. It’s freshly roasted turkey, stuffing, and cranberries. I order it without mayo, then put it on at home. It’s surprisingly delicious.

by Anonymousreply 152June 17, 2022 3:55 PM

Mayo never "adds" anything to any sandwich to me, except for that creamy mouth feel. It doesn't have much of a taste to me and is nothing but extra fat/calories.

by Anonymousreply 153June 17, 2022 5:46 PM

Five Guys is the best burger amongst all the chains.

by Anonymousreply 154June 17, 2022 5:50 PM

Five Guys is expensive for what you get, and they insist on wrapping the burgers in foil so it's just a soggy mess. Hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 155June 17, 2022 5:52 PM

I like the fried clams at Howard Johnson's. Coffee and pie at Horn & Hardart.

by Anonymousreply 156June 17, 2022 7:21 PM

r156 I hope you had a chance to try the huckleberry pie, rice pudding(still the best I ever ate), walnut/cinnamon babka and chicken potpie, which were some of their best and/or most iconic dishes. I miss Horn & Hardart.

The last Howard Johnson's closed just a few weeks ago. No more fried clams, chicken croquettes or 28 flavors of ice cream. 😢

by Anonymousreply 157June 17, 2022 7:33 PM

Greg is positively livid while reading this thread. His only solace is in the fact that he's planning an absolutely fabulous light lunch for friends, tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 158June 17, 2022 7:47 PM

My mom (RIP) was quite mindful of what she ate, and a vitamin junkie like no one else I know, but she could not dive past a der Weinerschnitzel without driving through it and ordering a chili cheese dog or two.

by Anonymousreply 159June 17, 2022 10:14 PM

The hot dogs at Costco are the best!

by Anonymousreply 160June 17, 2022 10:36 PM

[quote]Five Guys is the best burger amongst all the chains.

R154 - do you prefer your food under-seasoned to a lot of people? I'm not saying that to be insulting, but any time I've eaten at Five Guys, I've been struck by how lacking in flavor their burgers are, how (by contrast) tasty and plentiful their fries are and (yes) how crazy expensive they are.

by Anonymousreply 161June 17, 2022 10:44 PM

While I only go 4-5 times.a year, I've never had a burger from Red Robin that I didn't like. Other stuff (fries, etc.) was meh, but their burgers are good.

I really enjoy Five Guys as well, but as others have said, it is pricey. Are they better than McDOnald's/Burger King? Yes. Are they better for the money? Meh.

I put mayo on everything (fries, burgers, subs, etc.) so fuck all you pretensious bitches. It adds a slight tang.

by Anonymousreply 162June 17, 2022 10:55 PM

It's a rare treat, but the hot dogs at Portillo's are excellent.

by Anonymousreply 163June 18, 2022 12:35 AM

The Burrito Ultimo at Baja Fresh is excellent fast food:

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by Anonymousreply 164June 18, 2022 1:24 AM

r162 If I'm hungry, I'd rather spend almost $20 at Five Guys for a cheeseburger, fries, and a drink than go to McDonald's (I don't know the prices there, but I suspect they're not that much cheaper). If I'm not that hungry, or am feeling cheap (even their smallest order of fries is too many), I'll just get a Five Guys cheeseburger ($12.50ish) and a cup of water.

I didn't find Wednesday's bacon cheeseburger underseasoned, as r161 asserts, but the fries seemed to have no salt at all. In addition to bacon, I got ketchup, mustard, pickles, mushrooms, and tomatoes. It was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 165June 18, 2022 1:38 AM

For $20, you can get a superior burger at a sit down restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 166June 18, 2022 1:42 AM

I was stunned the last time I went to Five Guys - fries alone were over $8. Plus, the portion seemed smaller.

by Anonymousreply 167June 18, 2022 1:44 AM

R167, stop that lying. Not that I'm cheap nor broke but you did not pay more $8 bucks for fries unless you were at the airport in France.

by Anonymousreply 168June 18, 2022 1:54 AM

We had Chili's tonight, mostly to try the chips and salsa people raved about on this thread, and it was gross. Do not understand the love for their chips and salsa.

by Anonymousreply 169June 18, 2022 2:17 AM

You’re crazy, r169.

by Anonymousreply 170June 18, 2022 2:55 AM

Maybe it depends on where you live. I'd have to pass 50 Mexican restaurants with better chips and salsa to get to a Chili's. Most are making the chips from scratch made tortillas throughout the day.

SoCal here.

by Anonymousreply 171June 18, 2022 4:54 AM

Yeah, I have access to a few different Mexican food places. Plus, I make my own salsa, as well. No, I don't fry my own corn tortilla chips, but my salsa is good. I can't imagine that Chili's has great salsa, but I could be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 172June 18, 2022 5:09 AM

The local Mexican places do have much better chips and salsa than Chili's. I was put off by whatever is in the Chili's chips that makes them taste off. I believe it's lime flavor added to the chips. The salsa was also too sweet.

by Anonymousreply 173June 18, 2022 7:46 AM

You are all vulgar fat whores, you know.

by Anonymousreply 174June 18, 2022 7:51 AM

The cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster. I love them so much I even bought the mix from the grocery store. Tastes just like the biscuits in the restaurant!

by Anonymousreply 175June 18, 2022 8:22 AM

Pet Peeves #46: Idiots who have conniptions on how other people eat their food.

Is someone forcing YOU to put mayo on your sub? Or pineapple on your pizza? Or asking you to pay for it?

If not, then mind your own damn business.

And, the worst/most tiresome food fascists: the bloody Italians. "ohamigod! you eatta the food notta the way my Mama told me to eatta the food!!! Bastardo!"

by Anonymousreply 176June 18, 2022 8:56 AM

Thank you, R176. The whole fucking point of the thread is to draw attention to things that taste good at basic chain restaurants. The food snobs are destroying the vibe with their pearl-clutching and shaming. Fuck all the way off.

by Anonymousreply 177June 18, 2022 9:58 AM

There is always some fun shaming on such threads. Unclench. It's roleplaying honey.

by Anonymousreply 178June 18, 2022 10:07 AM

[quote]I was stunned the last time I went to Five Guys - fries alone were over $8. Plus, the portion seemed smaller.

Oh, you were stunned? Really? Don't act like we didn't warn you about what would happen when wages got jacked up to $15-$20/hr.

Labor shortages, wage increases, supply chain issues, escalating costs for food and other expenses = $8 fries. Get used to it.

by Anonymousreply 179June 18, 2022 11:10 AM

Five Guys was expensive before the minimum wage raise, so don't try it, r179.

by Anonymousreply 180June 18, 2022 11:14 AM

Not THAT expensive, R180.

by Anonymousreply 181June 18, 2022 11:16 AM

Wages didn't go up in every state, and in the states they went up in, they generally didn't increase that much, r181. You're just repeating the Five Guys baloney, because some right-winger on Twitter went viral in complaining about it a few days ago.

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by Anonymousreply 182June 18, 2022 11:27 AM

It's chips and salsa. We're not talking rocket science here. If you've had one salsa, you've had them all.

by Anonymousreply 183June 18, 2022 1:10 PM

As a salsa addict you could not be more wrong, r183

by Anonymousreply 184June 18, 2022 1:40 PM

When we were younger we visited a McDonald’s in Paris. A gorgeous, toned worker followed us into the bathroom and deposited the tastiest FUDGE into our gaping mouth! Talk about a happy meal! Ecstasy of the naughtiest kind!

by Anonymousreply 185June 18, 2022 2:06 PM

Mayo is becoming the new drained pasta.

by Anonymousreply 186June 18, 2022 2:24 PM

Mayo always tears this site apart.

by Anonymousreply 187June 18, 2022 2:29 PM

lol, r187.

And the sporadic, sectarian rumble that occasionally breaks out between Miracle Whippers and the Mayos is one to behold.

When I read those threads, I imagine myself a woman in a bustled dress, holding a parasol, like those in those pix of spectators watching US Civil War battle.

There hasn't been one in awhile, leading me to believe an eternal truce has been reached.

by Anonymousreply 188June 18, 2022 2:46 PM

ooops, meant to cite you too, r186.

by Anonymousreply 189June 18, 2022 2:47 PM

I’ll never stop dividing you fat whores!

by Anonymousreply 190June 18, 2022 3:13 PM

R65 “On the way home from Provincetown about 5 or 6 years ago I stopped along the highway to take a break.”

“to take a break.” Hmm.

by Anonymousreply 191June 18, 2022 8:25 PM

I visited the Chili’s website to order takeout because of this thread and found out the chips and salsa ($5.99) are FREE if you join their rewards program. And it’s free forever, every time you visit or order takeout! Can’t pass up a deal. Imma gonna order everyday and get free chips and salsa everyday!

by Anonymousreply 192June 18, 2022 8:33 PM

The egg rolls from Jack in the Box are kind of a random menu item, but they're good and have been on the menu for decades.

People like the JITB tacos (random) as well because they deep fry the entire taco (fillings and all), apparently. I haven't tried that and probably won't ever order it.

by Anonymousreply 193June 18, 2022 8:37 PM

Chili's chips and salsa are ok, but I think they're Sysco quality.

by Anonymousreply 194June 18, 2022 8:42 PM

The iced tea at chick fil a .

by Anonymousreply 195June 18, 2022 8:45 PM

Chicken salad sandwich from Arby’s. Above poster is right about Popeyes red beans and rice…

by Anonymousreply 196June 18, 2022 8:48 PM

the trick with chilis is you order the hamburger from their bargain menu (3 for me), with the chips and salsa rewards, so that you can put the crunchy chip into the burger, and dip the burger into the salsa.

by Anonymousreply 197June 18, 2022 8:54 PM

Coke Zero Sugar at McDonald’s

by Anonymousreply 198June 18, 2022 9:16 PM

I'm usually game for a Blizzard from DQ. Even though you basically have to sell a kidney to buy a large one -- it's like they're selling spun gold when all it is is milk, ice cream, cookie/candy pieces mixed with an immersion blender -- it's still a little bit of alright.

by Anonymousreply 199June 18, 2022 9:28 PM

R199 i love the heath-bar blizzard

by Anonymousreply 200June 18, 2022 10:50 PM

The DL mayo skirmishes are nothing compared to the pasta wars.

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by Anonymousreply 201June 18, 2022 11:01 PM

[quote]The KFC wedges that Biden won’t sign an executive order for! Bring them back!

And the KFC buttery bread too!

by Anonymousreply 202June 19, 2022 1:08 AM

When they had it, the beef burrito at Taco Bell. It was cheap and good. At some point Taco Bell decided that they wanted to be fancy, and they dropped a lot of their good things.

by Anonymousreply 203June 19, 2022 2:20 AM

Did anyone mention the Kung Pao at Panda Express?

The pandemic cured me of eating fast food and fast casual food, That was a service for fat whores like me.

Kewpie mayo is yum.

by Anonymousreply 204June 19, 2022 10:08 AM

Chips and salsa are free at almost all Mexican restaurants. Even with delivery.

by Anonymousreply 205June 20, 2022 8:57 AM

R205: This hasn't been true for quite a long time.

by Anonymousreply 206June 20, 2022 11:45 AM

The local sit-down Mexican places charge for chips and salsa, but if you get an entree, they're free. The taco carts and fast food Mexican places charge for chips and salsa, no matter what else you get. Chili's is the only sit-down restaurant I've been to that charges for chips and salsa. Their queso was also really pricey for what you got. Even faux Mexican Carlos O'Kelly's, which is too expensive for what it is, charges less for their queso.

by Anonymousreply 207June 20, 2022 11:48 AM

I can't think of one Mexican restaurant in CA I've been to that charges for chips and salsa. They bring them right when you're seated.

by Anonymousreply 208June 20, 2022 3:31 PM

Anyone had the wagyu burger at Arby's?

by Anonymousreply 209June 20, 2022 5:52 PM

Have you never been to Chipotle’s?

by Anonymousreply 210June 20, 2022 6:59 PM

I'm talking about a sit down restaurant with a server- not a fast food chain.

by Anonymousreply 211June 20, 2022 7:00 PM

R209 Just had the wagyu burger ~4 nights ago. Truthfully it was disappointing. It's on the higher-end of delivery burgers (probably comparable with a Hardee's burger) but doesn't come close to Shake Shack/In-n-Out/Whataburger.

by Anonymousreply 212June 20, 2022 7:10 PM

JITB deep fried tacos always have been (and still are) so addicting and delicious. I also like their egg rolls as well.

by Anonymousreply 213June 20, 2022 8:07 PM

Every few years, I'll get the Jack tacos. I still haven't figured out what's in them, but they are good.

by Anonymousreply 214June 20, 2022 8:12 PM

JITB tacos, no meat- I believe it's a soy product.

by Anonymousreply 215June 21, 2022 12:32 AM

There is some soy R215. But they also contain beef and chicken.

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by Anonymousreply 216June 21, 2022 12:35 AM

R209, Yes.

by Anonymousreply 217June 21, 2022 12:42 AM

Interesting that when you go to the JITB website, it doesn't mention any protein in the description. Just American cheese, lettuce and sauce.

by Anonymousreply 218June 21, 2022 12:47 AM

Someone mentioned this above, but I got a craving for Five Guys. I was shocked at the bill, I left almost $30 in that place.

by Anonymousreply 219June 21, 2022 12:49 AM

Jack In The Box tacos are PEOPLE!!!

by Anonymousreply 220June 21, 2022 12:50 AM

I'm sure that's why JITB can keep the taco prices so cheap. And whatever percentages in that spread, how much could be in their tacos anyway? A tablespoon maybe.

by Anonymousreply 221June 21, 2022 12:54 AM

Italian Margarita - The Olive Garden

by Anonymousreply 222June 21, 2022 1:01 AM

R219, for $30 I hope a hot fry cook sucked you dry afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 223June 21, 2022 1:11 AM

[quote] I left almost $30 in that place.

For one or two meals? This is unbelievable for fast food.

by Anonymousreply 224June 21, 2022 1:27 AM

Yeah, if you only get a burger at 5 Guys it's about $10. Still pretty high, but that's dinner and breakfast for me. So two meals.

by Anonymousreply 225June 21, 2022 1:39 AM

Who eats a soggy, leftover burger for breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 226June 21, 2022 1:47 AM

Popeyes red beans and rice is like crack.

Wendy’s fries > BK fries > McDonalds fries

Carls/Hardee’s biscuits and sausage gravy – yum

I also like Texas Roadkill’s All American burger.

by Anonymousreply 227June 21, 2022 3:00 AM

I’m in Houston. There’s a semi-fast food place that has a great 1/2 pound burger with fries for $10.99. The chicken fried steak comes with two sides and is $14.99. Love the place. And they do take out, delivery, online ordering.

by Anonymousreply 228June 21, 2022 3:11 AM

Think I’ve said this before, but 15 years ago Applebees had the best steak, Caesar salad, Mac n cheese, and creamed spinach dinner ever.

by Anonymousreply 229June 21, 2022 3:40 AM

R229, this usually happens with successful chains. They are sold multiple times, expand too fast, serve food with cheaper ingredients and end up in the shitter. No idea about Applebee's situation.

I've seen this so many times here, since CA spawns so many chains. Marie Callendar's reduced to frozen foods, Coco's, California Pizza Kitchen, all the way back to Bob's Big Boy sold to Marriott.

by Anonymousreply 230June 21, 2022 4:57 AM

Everything from CAVA is delicious. Fresh, healthy, affordable.

by Anonymousreply 231June 21, 2022 5:05 AM

R231 wins. Threads closed.

by Anonymousreply 232June 21, 2022 5:06 AM

I looked. Applebee's bought by IHOP, which ran several restaurants into BK. Multiple corporations involved.

by Anonymousreply 233June 21, 2022 5:17 AM

Fatburger has far better burgers than In and Out.

And r96 you must live near me. That Bob's in Toluca Lake is always busy and not terrible.

by Anonymousreply 234June 21, 2022 5:20 AM

R234, actually no. I drive up from Laguna and take my mom.. My parents met there in the late 50s, and for years Bob's were everyplace. It's her favorite burger.

We always get a few jats of relish too.

I do like Patty's also for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 235June 21, 2022 5:44 AM

CAVA will be selling garbage . Give them 5 years.

by Anonymousreply 236June 21, 2022 7:36 AM

[quote]Fatburger has far better burgers than In and Out.

Just had a Fatburger last week. They've been my go-to L.A. burger for decades (though I do miss the old stand on La Cienega).

Every time I hear people singing the praises of In-N-Out, I have to wonder at their sense of taste. But I still eat one or two a year, hoping that someday I'll encounter what others rave about. Unfortunately, it hasn't happened. Not only are their burgers completely average, but their fries suck.

by Anonymousreply 237June 21, 2022 6:53 PM

[quote]Yeah, if you only get a burger at 5 Guys it's about $10. Still pretty high, but that's dinner and breakfast for me. So two meals.

GTFOOH. You eat half a burger for dinner, and save the other half for breakfast? You eat a soggy, cold, day old burger for breakfast? And you're posting this like it's some sort of hack that justifies a $10 burger? What you're describing is the epitome of dystopian food insecurity.

by Anonymousreply 238June 21, 2022 6:55 PM

I usually cut my burger in quarters. One each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the fourth meal.

by Anonymousreply 239June 21, 2022 6:59 PM

r166, I had a $19 burger yesterday at a nice restaurant. Unfortunately, they put so much mayo ("aioli") on it, it got all over my hands, my napkin, my glass. The burger slid away from the top roll. It was disgusting. I couldn't finish it.

I'll take Five Guys double cheeseburger any day, which I order with mushrooms, pickles, tomatoes, mustard, and ketchup.

by Anonymousreply 240June 21, 2022 7:13 PM

Five Guys always taste like mush. And it tastes like something I could make at home. There’s no distinctive signature flavor to it. In a blind taste test, no one could tell it’s from Five Guys whereas people could immediately tell the difference between a Whopper, Big Mac, or Double Double Animal Style.

by Anonymousreply 241June 21, 2022 7:18 PM

R226 and r238, Get an air fryer. I suppose if you don't finish a large pizza in one sitting you throw the rest out?

by Anonymousreply 242June 21, 2022 7:38 PM

Who doesn’t finish a large pizza in one sitting? Are you depressed or something?

by Anonymousreply 243June 21, 2022 7:46 PM

R239, lmao, love you.

by Anonymousreply 244June 21, 2022 7:49 PM

Leftover pizza is completely different than a leftover hamburger.

by Anonymousreply 245June 21, 2022 8:40 PM

OK. Please make me a list of all the foods that are acceptable to put in the fridge and heat up the next day. Chinese? Spaghetti? Meatloaf? A Subway sandwich?

by Anonymousreply 246June 22, 2022 12:28 AM

Yes to all those. Except I would never go to Subway. Their bread smells like ass.

by Anonymousreply 247June 22, 2022 12:48 AM

So a Subway sandwich with meat, cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes is OK to warm up the next day, but a burger with the same ingredients isn't?

by Anonymousreply 248June 22, 2022 12:52 AM

You're tedious. Keep warming up leftover hamburger, gramps. Blocked.

by Anonymousreply 249June 22, 2022 12:56 AM

OK. Please make me a list of all the foods that are acceptable to put in the fridge and heat up the next day.







[quote]A Subway sandwich?

Oh, fuck no. No way. Especially one w/mayo on it.

by Anonymousreply 250June 22, 2022 1:04 AM

No, Chinese food is better cold the next day. Same with spaghetti and lasagna.

by Anonymousreply 251June 22, 2022 1:20 AM

The Italian fast food chain Fazoli's has surprisingly good lasagna. It may be a result of them saving money by skimping on cheese and not adding sugar to the tomato sauce, but it ends up much more in tune with my taste than the pasta at most Italian restaurants. I'll sometimes get their lunch special of a half portion with a Caesar side salad and feel pretty good about the nutritional value of the meal.

by Anonymousreply 252June 22, 2022 1:31 AM

Being clear that the context is good within chains, I always thought Hooter's had a number of good things - chips and queso, decent burgers - especially the sliders - and really good wings. Though I'd specify naked wings and then add dry rub or sauce. If you don't specify, Hooter's breads their wings.

by Anonymousreply 253June 22, 2022 2:18 AM

For those bringing up CAVA how does it compare to ZOES? CAVA bought ZOES a couple of years ago. I only have ZOES in my area, though there have been rumblings CAVA may convert a couple of them to CAVA. ZOES is definitely one of the more satisfying and flavorful "healthy" fast casual chains out there. Their chicken kabobs and their (reitred?) lamb meatballs were delicious last time I ate there. Lots of fresh, lighter sides to choose from, too.

by Anonymousreply 254June 22, 2022 2:24 AM

What r253 said.

Hooter's has good bar food.

by Anonymousreply 255June 22, 2022 2:26 AM

Don't eat most of this stuff, but the potato pancakes at Perkins are amazing. More like potato crepes.

by Anonymousreply 256June 22, 2022 2:35 AM

Last Popeyes buffet in the world has closed in Lafayette, Louisiana. Sad.

Wonderful food when they had the buffet here in New Orleans.

by Anonymousreply 257June 22, 2022 6:30 AM

I’m also addicted to Church’s Fried Chicken. Popeye’s is a real close second.

by Anonymousreply 258June 22, 2022 7:13 AM

R238 is totally exists over EVERYONE and is a garbage can dweller or otherwise dumpster whose careful needs orchestrate a selection of field greens as the proprietor's son dashed along the street poking folks on their sides

by Anonymousreply 259June 22, 2022 7:20 AM

I think a party featuring a Popeyes's Buffet would be perfect for entertaining a group of fat whores. Don't forget the coconut cake and a candy dish filled with Pepto tablets.

by Anonymousreply 260June 22, 2022 12:47 PM

That's...quite the word salad, R259. Are you high?

by Anonymousreply 261June 22, 2022 1:01 PM

Bistro Shrimp Pasta at Cheesecake Factory (I have this maybe twice a decade, and it's never changed, and is always good) Avocado Eggrolls at Cheesecake Factory (an institution if you ask me, and better than their cheesecake) Warm Pretzels and TGI Fridays (they always come blazing hot out of the fryer, the bastards) Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta at TGI Fridays, no chicken, extra shrimp, extra cajun butter (a true fat whore's feast)

by Anonymousreply 262June 22, 2022 3:22 PM

Diet Pepsi at Taco Bell.

by Anonymousreply 263June 22, 2022 3:57 PM

Water - Panera Bread

by Anonymousreply 264June 22, 2022 6:37 PM

Taco Bell- regular beef soft tacos; bean and cheese burrito, ask for it with red AND green sauce; potato tacos, burrito supreme. Diet Pepsi is a must. Taco bell breakfast with the potato egg and cheese or egg, bacon and cheese breakfast burrito is great.

Del Taco- still has a taco salad; regular soft tacos are still ok and the turkey tacos (crunchy) are good too. Combo burrito good and the beyond burrito is good. Breakfast is good. Bean burritos are ok.

McD's- chicken nuggets, regular cheeseburger; double cheeseburger; egg mc Muffin or sausage McMuffin with egg; occasionally sausage biscuit. Strawberry sundae, hot fudge or vanilla cone. Diet Coke a must. On cheeseburgers, extra ketchup and extra pickles. Very rarely do I get fries. Shamrock Shake, once a year.

Olive Garden, Pasta e Fagioli and breadsticks with salad.

Pizza Hut - original pan pizza cheese, with extra cheese. Yes I type fat.

Jack in the Box- original tacos. They are like crack and super cheap. Get the hot sauce and side of ranch. Jalapeno poppers with ranch.

Jersey Mikes - Turkey and Provolone, Mike's Way

Subway- turkey breast and ham, or subway club with all the veggies, white cheese, cucumber, pickles, no pepperoncinis or jalapenos. No oil/vinegar and light mayo and mustard. On wheat.

by Anonymousreply 265June 22, 2022 6:52 PM

The Toowoomba Pasta at Outback used to be pretty good. I think they got rid of it.

Their hot wings are great, but only if you ask for an extra side of their “hot sauce”, which is really a paste that you have to microwave.

I worked there in college 20 years ago, and this still holds true.

by Anonymousreply 266June 22, 2022 7:16 PM

The Diet Coke at my local McD's (two McD's near my house) has been inconsistent. Not enough syrup, not enough carbonation, not enough ice, etc.

by Anonymousreply 267June 22, 2022 8:20 PM

McDonalds Coke tastes terrible. Too much cinnamon, not sweet enough.

by Anonymousreply 268June 22, 2022 8:24 PM

I doubt there's cinnamon in McD's Coke. Cinnamon flavoring maybe.

by Anonymousreply 269June 22, 2022 9:02 PM

Everything on the menu at Pussy’s

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