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Old 09-17-17, 04:04 PM
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One Food. One Life.

Okay here's a rather unique (imho) proposal.

If all of a sudden all you were given to eat for the remainder of your life was your choice of any brand of fast food, which would you choose? The parameters to this question are that the fast-food restaurant is that it must have a drive-thru window. So in other words, if the franchise of the food source does not typically include a drive-thru, then it does not qualify.

Also, you must include WHY you chose the fast food that you would eat, SOLELY for the rest of your life.

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Sonny's BBQ, because it's the best food I can think of that has a drive-thru.

They do have salads, cole slaw, baked beans... You wouldn't be eating super healthy, but it might not be the tragedy that some other places could be. You did not say you had to get your food through the window; they do have a salad bar inside.
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I'd have to go with a super burrito, made to my preferences:
Some beef
Whole charro beans rather than refritos
Rice
Guacamole or avocado slices
Tomatoes
Onions
A little whole milk sour cream
Large corn tortilla

Sort of cheating there. Basically a complete Tex-Mex dinner in a tortilla. But a good diet and I've eaten enough of 'em to know I could live with that if forced to.

And beer.
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Sonny's BBQ, because it's the best food I can think of that has a drive-thru.

They do have salads, cole slaw, baked beans... You wouldn't be eating super healthy, but it might not be the tragedy that some other places could be. You did not say you had to get your food through the window; they do have a salad bar inside.
When I was a kid growing up in Maine, we had baked beans, cole slaw and biscuits every Saturday night. I'm fully convinced that you could easily survive on that combo for a very long time. +1 for you!
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I'd have to go with a super burrito, made to my preferences:
Some beef
Whole charro beans rather than refritos
Rice
Guacamole or avocado slices
Tomatoes
Onions
A little whole milk sour cream
Large corn tortilla

Sort of cheating there. Basically a complete Tex-Mex dinner in a tortilla. But a good diet and I've eaten enough of 'em to know I could live with that if forced to.

And beer.
I spent four years in Del Rio, and knowing exactly what you're describing is making my mouth water.

You get a +1!

Unfortunately for me, I have to drive two hours into Boston to get Mexican food that is close but still only mirrors what you get in Texas. The only Mexican (if you want to call it that) drive-thru that we have here is Taco Bell, and even that is an hour away.
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Local mainstream choices I would go with Chick Fil A. The dwarf house locations still have a drive through, but many offer meat and vegi combos so as far as what is locally available and easy to get to, I could get the most variety there. Also, I can recognize their chicken as chicken. Great sweet tea too!
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I'm not so keen on Chick Fil A. Definitely not fond of Arby's. NEVER have I had what I consider to be a good meal at any Arby's. Their sandwiches look fabulous on TV, but when you get it, its wrapped up tight and all mashed up and gross.

If I had to make a personal choice, I'm thinking that it might have to be Burger King. I believe that I could survive on Whoppers. I think the Whopper is better than a 5-Guys burger - at half the price, lol. If it wasn't for that creepy Burger KING, all would be fine.
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An Inland SoCal original, Baker's. Because they do breakfast, as well as burritos, burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. The Double Baker burger is akin to the In 'n Out Double-Double, only it's actually good. I know it's almost un-Californian to say, but I don't really care for In 'n Out. Grew up on Baker's, and it's simply better. I mean, who doesn't want a taco burger every once in awhile? That is of course all of the stuff that goes in a taco, in a bun. Amazing.

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If I had to make a personal choice, I'm thinking that it might have to be Burger King. I believe that I could survive on Whoppers. I think the Whopper is better than a 5-Guys burger - at half the price, lol. If it wasn't for that creepy Burger KING, all would be fine.
Must be regional. Here, Burger King is absolutely awful. It's the place I would chose to go only if all other options were on fire.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
An Inland SoCal original, Baker's. Because they do breakfast, as well as burritos, burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. The Double Baker burger is akin to the In 'n Out Double-Double, only it's actually good. I know it's almost un-Californian to say, but I don't really care for In 'n Out. Grew up on Baker's, and it's simply better. I mean, who doesn't want a taco burger every once in awhile? That is of course all of the stuff that goes in a taco, in a bun. Amazing.
That sounds damn decent!
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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
I'm not so keen on Chick Fil A. Definitely not fond of Arby's. NEVER have I had what I consider to be a good meal at any Arby's. Their sandwiches look fabulous on TV, but when you get it, its wrapped up tight and all mashed up and gross.

If I had to make a personal choice, I'm thinking that it might have to be Burger King. I believe that I could survive on Whoppers. I think the Whopper is better than a 5-Guys burger - at half the price, lol. If it wasn't for that creepy Burger KING, all would be fine.
Wha? No love for MickeyD's?
Go with the big mac and you too could look like this...mutton chops optional.
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Could.

not.

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Egg McMuffins for life! That would be doable for me.
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I think the Whopper is better than a 5-Guys burger - at half the price, lol.
I tend to agree. My first reaction to the pricing at 5 guys was much along the lines of Vincent Vega about that $5 milkshake. It's good and all, but I will go somewhere real or cook at home before I am going to spring $15 for a fast food burger combo.

My personal issue with BK is that there were among the big four implicated in the "wood" content thing.
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mcdonalds is aweful popeyes arbys capt ds and subways are my favs
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I tend to agree. My first reaction to the pricing at 5 guys was much along the lines of Vincent Vega about that $5 milkshake. It's good and all, but I will go somewhere real or cook at home before I am going to spring $15 for a fast food burger combo.

My personal issue with BK is that there were among the big four implicated in the "wood" content thing.
I'm giving you a +1 simply for the Pulp Fiction reference!
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I'm giving you a +1 simply for the Pulp Fiction reference!
No pun intended, right?

I think BK was just trying to get their fiber content up to modern standards.
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Could.

not.

do.
Me too
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Wha? No love for MickeyD's?
Go with the big mac and you too could look like this...mutton chops optional.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPzIWmO7dE
I'll bet that guy's turds stink wicked bad.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
mcdonalds is aweful popeyes arbys capt ds and subways are my favs
I think we're getting to the root of your (ahem) problem.
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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
I'm giving you a +1 simply for the Pulp Fiction reference!
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
No pun intended, right?

Nice.


Since we are passing out internets, +1 to each of you.
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This thread is making me hungry. Would you like fries with that?
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I know it's almost un-Californian to say, but I don't really care for In 'n Out.
I know, right? I'm a SoCal native and just don't get the whole In 'n Out cult either. They're OK, better than some, but that's about it.
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You guys in Cali have more drive-throughs in your state than we have homes here in NH. Just speculation, but I'd believe it.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I'd have to go with a super burrito, made to my preferences:...
Think big, man, OP didn't say one specific meal, he said one takeout BRAND. So you get anything from the menu, including all manner of burritos, tacos, tortas, drinks, etc.

Can I pick 'SoCal taco shack'? They are ubiquitous and have nearly identical menus, but usually independent, so picking one would restrict to just one particular location. However most of them are named *berto's (Robertos, Gilberto's, Humberto's, Aliberto's, etc etc), so maybe that's close enough to a 'brand'?

So that would be a good choice, but if I could find a Thai restaurant with a drive-through...

Thai is the best.

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Originally Posted by NoControl View Post
You guys in Cali have more drive-throughs in your state than we have homes here in NH. Just speculation, but I'd believe it.
There's a lot of things in California that there are more of than homes in NH. For instance, homes.
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