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    Fast Food Reviews

    Ok, we all live fairly hectic lives. This means we have to occassionally eat out at some fast food restaurant, and we all know that aint the healthiest of choices.
    This is the thread to help you choose better on those times when you have to eat at a ff joint.

    Today, I had the Wendy's Chicken, Apple, and Pecan salad for lunch. Mixed greens, red and green apple slices, cranberries, roasted pecans, grilled chicken, and bleu cheese with a pomegranite vinagrette dressing. Pretty decent salad.
    Personally, I think it could have used a bit more chicken in it, and I personally don't care for bleu cheese. Overall, this is a healthy salad and quite tasty. I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.
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    Many supermarkets now have salad bars and other fairly healthy choices that are just as fast as stopping for a burger. And unlike a prepackaged fast-food salad, you can choose what you want in it and how much. I picked up a big salad at Kroger today for about $5.50.
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    In-n-out Double Double Animal style. Not healthy but my god its delicious.

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    I like to get a quarter pounder with cheese plain and two large orders of fries. Then I salt the burger and put two layers of fries on top of it...

    eat with the other order of fries and a large coke.

    I love that lunch!

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    I actually like that Wendy's salad as well. I generally get a small one and if for dinner, will also order a small chili which I think is a good alternative as well.

    Thankfully more fast food places are realizing they have to offer alternatives and I have better choices I can make (if I choose). I think that most restaurants let you subsitute the fries in "meal deals" for a small side salad. The meals are usually cheaper than the single entree and who is is going to complain about a little side salad?

    Now if I could get the popular fast food places to go back to making small hamburgers or sandwiches I would be happy. I don't think there is a problem with eating a hamburger once and awhile but there is a problem when its bigger than your head!
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    There is a fantastically good Greek deli across the street from the Shepherd Center on Peachtree St. Actually most all of the "Greek" places I've come across in Georgia have been pretty good, other than the Gyro Wraps that is.

    Here in Walton county for healthy food, there's...um...the Walmart deli--no, that sucks...um......hmm...guess Wendy's salads are it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker View Post
    I like to get a quarter pounder with cheese plain and two large orders of fries. Then I salt the burger and put two layers of fries on top of it...

    eat with the other order of fries and a large coke.

    I love that lunch!
    and you are still alive to post here??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker View Post
    I like to get a quarter pounder with cheese plain and two large orders of fries. Then I salt the burger and put two layers of fries on top of it...

    eat with the other order of fries and a large coke.

    I love that lunch!
    Almost had a heart attack just reading that description!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker View Post
    I like to get a quarter pounder with cheese plain and two large orders of fries. Then I salt the burger and put two layers of fries on top of it...

    eat with the other order of fries and a large coke.

    I love that lunch!
    Needs a bit of bacon methinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    There is a fantastically good Greek deli across the street from the Shepherd Center on Peachtree St. Actually most all of the "Greek" places I've come across in Georgia have been pretty good, other than the Gyro Wraps that is.

    Here in Walton county for healthy food, there's...um...the Walmart deli--no, that sucks...um......hmm...guess Wendy's salads are it.
    Greek restaurant right around the corner from my house....(around the corner from Bike South). The pizza is incredible.
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    I've eaten there. That's my grandma's neck of the woods. She was on Oxford rd.
    I bought my Salsa frame from Bike South.

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    I tend to opt towards the sandwich shops if trying to eat healthy. Not sure I am doing it, but I try. And I order the sandwich as a salad. Grilled chicken breast like material on shredded icerberg lettuce with some onions and pickles and black olives and a little cheese and italian dressing. Sometimes to change it up, I will have BBQ sauce and ranch on the salad. I usually opt for iced tea or water. Seldom get a soda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker View Post
    I like to get a quarter pounder with cheese plain and two large orders of fries. Then I salt the burger and put two layers of fries on top of it...

    eat with the other order of fries and a large coke.

    I love that lunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Oh to be young again.
    Yep! 49 is a GREAT age!!!!!

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    Mrs. A's diet means we don't go out much unless I am flying solo-- how many cuisines make anything without sugars and starches?-- so I do not usually waste those opportunities with bad fast food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacker View Post
    Yep! 49 is a GREAT age!!!!!
    I hope you live to be 50.

    Then again, some metabolisms can take all that... there is always the story of the old guy that lived to be 101... and lived on steak, potatoes, and whiskey.

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    Did you ever look at a McDonalds burger patty? It's gray.
    And A&W's burgers are too damn salty.

    Nope. On the off time I want to eat a crappy burger, it's Burger King whopper with cheese (real cheddar - 1.25 extra).

    But there's two very good delis in town.

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    Usually only Wendy's.
    I get a couple plain baked potatoes, a side salad, and a few of their chili sauce packets to use as salad dressing and potato topping.
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    I like Wendy's. If I want to eat healthy, or maybe healthier, I get a plain baked potato with small chili and pour the chili on the potato.

    Normally I just get a burger and fries. If the fries look like they'll be fresh. Nothing like stale, tepid fries. Although they're probably healthier 'cause you don't eat them all.

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    There's a good felafel place about 2 miles down the road.
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    I stay away from fast food for the most part. About two years ago when the soylent pink thing with McDonald's. I was so disgusted and disappointed that I didn't eat any fast food for a year, to my less discerning wife's dismay. Now I pretty much don't care for them, especially Mickey d.

    A few exceptions are the salads at Wendy's, and sometimes a coney at Sonic, and sometimes a White Castle but not often.

    On the **** list is McDonald's, Arby's, Taco Hell, Long John Silvers, chicken joints, any place where you stand a counter and place an order and wait for a bag or tray of garbage.

    If I do want a burger I go to Steak and Shake or Johnny Rockets. Both are sit downs and/or have wait staff.

    Greek? There is place here in Columbus, Yanni's at Cleveland Ave and I270. The best. My wife Greek aunt says its better than any place in Boston. Good stuff. Not just gyros, but a full menu, but most folks are there for the skewered slivers.
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    Speaking of Steak and Shake, the Royale rocks.

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    If you like Greek/Mediterranean hit up Lavash Cafe on N. High just up from campus. Inexpensive and excellent.

    If you count donuts as fast-food, Buckeye donuts is a treat I can't resist (the one on south high). Their apple fritter is insane.

    Best fast-ish food joint in the city for me though is Papaya Street Grill on 161 near sawmill rd. Everything is great, but I would recommend their Buhn Mi if you can't make up your mind.

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