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    Best and worst fast food joints

    First, I'd like to thank everybody for sharing their recipes for burgers, salads and the rest.

    Next.....what's your favorite fast food joint and what do you get there? I personally like Dick's in Seattle, for their cheap cheeseburgers. But if we go somewhere else, I actually try to get the salads. But the best are the taco trucks in LA.
    The worst? Any place named King or Queen something.

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    Burger Shack in Toronto -- I think it's at Avenue and St. Clair. Great burgers and shakes.

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    best: those "cajun bourbon chicken" places you find in the mall...the blackened chicken with a double side of cajun potatoes is off the hook. Greasy as hell, but pure culinary bliss....spicy too.

    worst: McDonald's. Pretty much nothing stands out at all on their menu...bland bland bland.
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    A regular Egg McMuffin from Club Mac has less than 400 calories and the taste is universal.

    Anything from Burger King or Hardees can clog your arteries quickly.
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    An Italian Beef or Chicago-style Hot Dog from Portillo's is usually nearby somewhere in the Chicago area... tasty!

    There are hundreds of other hot dog and beef joints in the area, just threw Portillo's out there because they are pretty widespread (... and can cause one to become widespread if not visited in moderation... )

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    i never thought i'd be able to beat my fast food addiction. i used to LOVE fast food. burgers, onion rings, fries, etc. i'd eat them all. now, i still enjoy those things but i like to make them myself. the actually fast food versions just don't taste good to me anymore. something about the grease or lard they fry in.

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    - a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author
    - a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline
    +1.... Dang, we need some chili joints in Chicago!

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    Best - Chicken Schwarma at Jerusalem Garden in Ann Arbor.
    Worst - Kentucky Fried Chicken - no only does it suck here - no mashed potatoes.
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    Oooh -- forgot about the shawarma. Barakat in London, Ontario, Canada.

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    I forgot about the shwarma also. But it can only be beef. Chicken just isn't the same. Some tahini and seared onions. There's a place out on the sidewalk on Talaat Harb Street in Cairo that does it best. Along with a big glass of mango juice.

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    Best chain: In-And-Out (a double-double animal-style for me, if you please)
    Best local: Tortuga (tortas y burritos)
    Worst ever: McDonald's (not just bad, but evil)
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    White Castle Burgers, ain't nothin' like 'em. I'd crawl on my belly through miles of broken glass for a sack!

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    I 2nd Dick's For Seattle Burgermaster is my second choice
    Mike's is the best in Everett
    In and Out is the best in California
    Miner's in Yakima
    and my all time fav is Zeke's on Hwy 2 near Gold Bar

    Edit: Worst has got to be Burger King
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author
    - a duo of cheese conies and a five-way at Skyline

    Doh!

    Forgot about skyline! Awesome conies. Cheese, onions, and dripping with tabasco for me. Of course it must be downed with a ice cold coke.
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    PDX has taco trucks, too. Lindo Michocan is the one near me (SE 34th and Division). They were voted 'Best Tacos' on a recent Taco Ride, beat out all the other fast (and slow) food joints. Good selection including cabrito and lengua. If you're lucky, they also have tamales in stock, yum!

    I haven't eaten in a chain fast food restaurant in over 10 years.

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    I generally don't go to fast food places if I can help it.

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    in-and-out is my fave. fresh burgers never frozen. they peel, cut and fry the potatoes right there. none of the pre-processed crapola. too bad the nearest one to me is 400 miles away. road trip anyone?

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    best: Middle Eastern cart outside of college...hummous/felafel sandwhiches

    worst: any hot dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogs
    best: Middle Eastern cart outside of college...hummous/felafel sandwhiches

    worst: any hot dog
    Mmmmm now that sounds good!

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    In -n- Out burgers in sunny CA, especially their choclate shakes

    Worst, KFC
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    Mediterranean Grill - North Decatur Rd - Atlanta
    shish kabob (sliced sirloin), kufta kabob (ground sirloin), and gyro slices served w/rice pilaf, salad and pita.
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    The Varsity - An old style Drive-in open since 1928 in Atlanta - We're talking hot dogs loaded all the way, the famous chili burger, onion rings or fries and to top it off chocolate milk on ice or an orange julius if you prefer. The greasy food is guaranteed to loosen up the digestive track. ummmm! goooooooood!
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    Arbys is heaven!

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