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Culvers by far though calling it fast food is a bit of a stretch. At least there is quality to their stuff and it hasnt been sitting under a heat lamp. Making me hungry for a double cheeseburger.

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Culvers by far though calling it fast food is a bit of a stretch. At least there is quality to their stuff and it hasnt been sitting under a heat lamp. Making me hungry for a double cheeseburger.

Fries with that?

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For burgers, Steak and Shake, but it's kinda expensive, IMO. Arby's is good also.

We don't have Steak and Shake here.....do they serve steak too? Hope thats not a dumb question.

And you have me craving Arby's, there aren't many here, so I don't think of them for the drive thru....

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For burgers, I like In and Out...I also like Jack in the Box

(In and Out has a neat animation intro page on their website with a lot of '60s Dodge Darts and '50s Ford trucks going thru their drive thru).

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For burgers, I like In and Out...I also like Jack in the Box

(In and Out has a neat animation intro page on their website with a lot of '60s Dodge Darts and '50s Ford trucks going thru their drive thru).

Do you have the In and Out website handy?

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Sonic, America's Drive-in.

Link: http://www.sonicdrivein.com/

Oh man, i love Sonic, but the closest one is in PA, and as I recall there is only one :(

Otherwise, although neither of these are drive-thru, Quinozs and Subway are awesome

Arby's has the best chicken, and there shakes are awesome, but again, none close to where I live.

For burgers, Wendy's makes the best that I can easily get to, and McDonalds's snack wraps, when fresh are awesome, their fries, when fresh, are unbeatable.

The best burger I have had to date anywhere is the Ku Ku, a place in Miami, OK, that 68, myself, my girlfriend, and another friend ate at during our trip to Tulsa last year.

Spangles also makes great food, but they're only in Wichita, KS

Lastly, when I want fish, screw Burger King or McDonald's, it's Long John Silver's

Also I get coffee from Dunkin' Donuts almost every morning.

Ok I'm done :P

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We don't have Steak and Shake here.....do they serve steak too? Hope thats not a dumb question.

And you have me craving Arby's, there aren't many here, so I don't think of them for the drive thru....

No, they just call their hamburgers "steakburgers," hence Steak and Shake. The original Steak and Shake is about 5 minutes from my house, give or take, so that's probably one reason why they're popular around here. We have Arby's all over around here, too. I go there about once a week, usually get regular roast beef and curly fries.

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I wish SoCal had Steak 'n Shake...but we do have In-N-Out, which is soooooooooo good.

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In-N-Out

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Cheeseburger, Protein + Animal

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Fries, Animal

YUM!

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That's what those items are called. Animal means sauteed chopped onion + special sauce + mustard (or cheese slice if fries). Protein = lettuce instead of bun. And they've had "protein style" since the 60s.

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We ahve a very limited selection here in N.E. but I'm a Wendy's kind of guy.

The best burger I have had to date anywhere is the Ku Ku, a place in Miami, OK, that ^8, myself, my girlfriend, and another friend ate at during our trip to Tulsa last year.

Amen, I think... no I'm almost sure they either put crack or Heroin in it.

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There are many Sonics in PA, and we have one close, but I haven't been there. I'll have to try it sometime. I am trying to cut down on bad foods. Croc, I am so sorry dude, but it really looks like somebody vomited on those french fries... nasty. The "protein style" burger, however, is interesting. I remember when Burger King tried serving a "low carb" Whopper... it came without a bun. I took my mom there for lunch one day, and she ordered one... then proceeded to complain when she got it: "where's the BUN???":lol:
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Culver's, A&W, and Steak n' Shake are some of my favorites. I haven't been to a Sonic in years, but I should go again...last time I had it was when we lived in Kansas many years ago.

Here in CR, one of the last vintage A&W drive-ins was lost in the flood and won't be re-opening. It was mom and pop owned; kinda sad to see it go.

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Do you have the In and Out website handy?

In and Out

They are in 4 Western states only, apparently (CA, AZ, NV, UT).

Another favorite burger chain that I like (no drive thru, though) is Fatburger.

Another fast food chain (no drive thru) I like a lot is L&L Hawaiian Barbeque...they are 10 states now, I remember when they were only in Hawaii (like Zippys).

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Croc, I am so sorry dude, but it really looks like somebody vomited on those french fries... nasty.

Agreed. :puke:

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We ahve a very limited selection here in N.E. but I'm a Wendy's kind of guy.

Amen, I think... no I'm almost sure they either put crack or Heroin in it.

Must be, those burgers un otherworldly in their goodness. Almost worth a trip there just to have one or 2. :P

Croc, I am so sorry dude, but it really looks like somebody vomited on those french fries... nasty. ???":lol:

I agree, :puke:

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I don't do much fast food anymore because it's healthier and cheaper to either cook my own food or just go to a sit-down restaurant. The last place I went to was Wendy's a few months ago. They are good - a cut above McD's and BK that we normally have around here - and I am tempted to get one of their new strawberry swirl frostees. I do Quizno's and Subway every now and then, and there's a Tropical Smoothie place nearby that makes fantastic sandwiches and wraps.

I went to an In-n-Out in San Diego and I don't understand the hype. The burger I got was like your average McD's burger.

Jack in the Box is awesome. Love their fries. Everything I've ever had was made fresh. You can get breakfast anytime you want.

If you're ever in Texas, check out Taco Cabana. Not really a drive thru, but it blows Taco Bell clear out of the water.

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Hey DF:

Remember how Tall-Paul said we should Fed-Ex - (er... I mean UPS-overnight)

one burger each home from the Ku-Ku Diner? Damn I wish that idea worked

other than just on paper, that really was the best freekin' burger in the world.

I'm off to lunch to eat my microwaveable pizza. <_<

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Hey DF:

Remember how Tall-Paul said we should Fed-Ex - (er... I mean UPS-overnight)

one burger each home from the Ku-Ku Diner? Damn I wish that idea worked

other than just on paper, that really was the best freekin' burger in the world.

I'm off to lunch to eat my microwaveable pizza. <_<

Oh I know...I wish they were located here so bad.

I'm so hungry now!

Looks like reheated Pizza is on the menu today as well, blah.

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It's all good, I've got the remedy to the brown-bag lunch blues....

LINDT chocolate for desert! 8)

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All this talk of Culver's made me want it for lunch today, and I am sitting here with a tasty double cheeseburger basket. Culver's has to be one of the Top 3 burger chains in the country. Their fries are so-so (I'm not really a fan of krinkle cut fries), but the butterburgers are some of the best burgers I've ever had.

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Besides McDonald's Fries, I love OutBak's Auusie cheese fries...yum yum.

YES! :drool::thumbsup:

Back on the fast-food topic, I gotta go with Chick-Fil-A. Though I find it's not popular with many Northerners, for whatever reason.

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I went to an In-n-Out in San Diego and I don't understand the hype. The burger I got was like your average McD's burger.

That's strange...In-N-Out uses all beef patties that contain no flavorings or preservatives. They've also never been frozen, being delivered to the store every two days. In-N-Out does not have any freezers inside, only refridgerators.

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YES! :drool::thumbsup:

Back on the fast-food topic, I gotta go with Chick-Fil-A. Though I find it's not popular with many Northerners, for whatever reason.

There's one at the mall in Nashua, NH. I tried it once, and the very next time I walked past it to Arby's.

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Just thought of another one that I miss... BRAUMS

Unless they build or acquire a farm near here, they'll never make it to the PacNW by policy... :(

I don't really do much drive-through these days... nothing really interests me with the generic fast-food chains.

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I can't remember if I ever dried Braums when I was in KS, although there was one. One thing that is cool about down there is they have frozen custard places, I've never seen any shops in New England.

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Checkers has the best fries out of anyone, IMO. But like all their other food, it's swimming in grease, so Checkers is a very rare treat for me. Sonic is good too, but the only one I know of is in Bridgeville, DE. A little too far out of the way for fast food.

I like Subway a lot. Their food has the potential to be pretty healthy for a fast-ish food place, and you get a lot of food for the money.

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There's one at the mall in Nashua, NH. I tried it once, and the very next time I walked past it to Arby's.

Chick-Fill-A is fairly common in the West. They aren't open Sundays.

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I'll hit up Smoothie King's drive-thru from time to time if I want something smoothieish and dont have time to go inside and eff around, otherwise, drive-thrus are the embodiment of everything that is wrong with this country.

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That's strange...In-N-Out uses all beef patties that contain no flavorings or preservatives. They've also never been frozen, being delivered to the store every two days. In-N-Out does not have any freezers inside, only refridgerators.

I think their burgers are pretty good, but I prefer Fatburger.

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Whataburger..... Fantastically Delicious.

Backyard Burgers .. Best Fast food Chili Fries

Sonny's ... Babaqooo Delite. I honestly go there to take a look at a gorgeously hot African American beauty with an equally stunning voice. Beyonce looks plain and jane in comparison. <_<

And there is always Taco Hell. Not for the food taste, but for the convenience. It is open all the frickin time.

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I'm so hungry now.

There is nothing like good fast food. I eat healthy most of the time, but sometimes you just need to have some good ol'fashioned all American good tasting fast food. Heck there is some protein there, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, sounds like health food to me....and it's so frickin fast. I wish those drive-in type A&Ws would make a comeback...a great way to eat AND show off your car.

What's jungle fever?

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Whataburger..... Fantastically Delicious.

Okay... you got me... Whataburger... very good burgers (when I'd eat one), very food fish sandwiches, and the only fast food chain that understands why fries should be served in a cup (so you can eat them safely secured in your car cupholder while driving.)

Unfortunately, they're not in the PacNW either... you'd be surprised in the amount of chain restaurants that can not survive up here... We're too healthful in our diets. We don't have Long John Silver, Captain D's, or Sonic's either. A lot of the chain mainstream mid-class restaurants like Red Lobster & Olive Garden just survive in the suburbs... Chili's just closed all of their restaurants here...

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I think their burgers are pretty good, but I prefer Fatburger.

I forgot about Fatburger....it's here in the city. What is their claim to fame?

And what's the best burger to order?

Something I've noticed here that is gaining in popularity are kinda upscale hotdog shops...no drive thru and some serve beer as well.

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I forgot about Fatburger....it's here in the city. What is their claim to fame?

And what's the best burger to order?

Something I've noticed here that is gaining in popularity are kinda upscale hotdog shops...no drive thru and some serve beer as well.

I usually get a regular Fatburger w/ cheese and bacon, skinny fries, and a strawberry shake. They do basic burgers (no Red Robin fancy stuff) quite well, IMHO. Tasty.

Interesting about the hot dogs... I'm not much of a hot dog fan, though I like the Hebrew National ones at the ballpark when I go to a baseball game.

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I usually get a regular Fatburger w/ cheese and bacon, skinny fries, and a strawberry shake. They do basic burgers (no Red Robin fancy stuff) quite well, IMHO. Tasty.

Interesting about the hot dogs... I'm not much of a hot dog fan, though I like the Hebrew National ones at the ballpark when I go to a baseball game.

Oh man!...can anything be better than a burger with cheese and bacon?...thats the one I'll order, fries and a chocolate shake. Damn, I wasn't hungry till now.

Ya, those hotdog shops have every topping you can imagine. I'll have to try this weekend and give a full report.

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There's one at the mall in Nashua, NH. I tried it once, and the very next time I walked past it to Arby's.

Arby's chicken costs too much for so little taste. :neenerneener:

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Oh man!...can anything be better than a burger with cheese and bacon?...thats the one I'll order, fries and a chocolate shake. Damn, I wasn't hungry till now.

Ya, those hotdog shops have every topping you can imagine. I'll have to try this weekend and give a full report.

I'll tell you what: a black angus burger with 3 kinds of cheese (like cheddar, provolone, and monetary jack), with thick peppercorn bacon, ketchup, maybe a little mayo, and bbq sauce.

F that lettuce and tomato BS. Real men eat meat and cheese (with tomato product sauces). :P

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I usually get a regular Fatburger w/ cheese and bacon, skinny fries, and a strawberry shake. They do basic burgers (no Red Robin fancy stuff) quite well, IMHO. Tasty.

Fatburger w/ cheese, bacon and egg. Hold the tomato and add a side of thick fries (steak fries for the uninitiated) and a regular unsweetened iced tea.

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What, no love for the Thickburger in here?

With Culvers here? The only one I bother with once in the great while is the mushroom and swiss. Otherwise why pay the same as culvers or more and get way less quality?

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Checker's is good, I'm also a big White Castle fan. Growing up in The Bronx it's pretty much a given. Lastly, I'm surprised no one ( at least from NY) has mentioned Nathan's, their fries are flat out awesome when fresh. Philly cheese steak's, real burgers that are grilled etc. I also enjoy KFC too, love the biscuits.

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Alright, I tried Sonic tonight (last time I had it was probably 15+ years ago)....and it was kind of a letdown. They put the burgers in a foil bag, which makes them both really hot and kinda soggy. I also got a side of cheese fries and both the fries and the cheese were pretty bland.

My ranking of favorite fast food burger joints:

1. Culver's

2. A&W (very hit and miss though; the older, family-owned stores are usually superior to the ones in gas stations)

3. Dairy Queen (depends on the franchise)

4. Hardee's

5. Steak N' Shake

6. Wendy's

7. McDonald's (used to be worse than BK, but their burgers have improved the last few years)

8. Burger King

9. Sonic

10. B-Bops (another drive-in, atmosphere is cool, but the food is mediocre)

For sit-down burgers, Red Robin and Fuddrucker's are really great places to go.

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Alright, I tried Sonic tonight (last time I had it was probably 15+ years ago)....and it was kind of a letdown. They put the burgers in a foil bag, which makes them both really hot and kinda soggy. I also got a side of cheese fries and both the fries and the cheese were pretty bland.

My ranking of favorite fast food burger joints:

1. Culver's

2. A&W (very hit and miss though; the older, family-owned stores are usually superior to the ones in gas stations)

3. Dairy Queen (depends on the franchise)

4. Hardee's

5. Steak N' Shake

6. Wendy's

7. McDonald's (used to be worse than BK, but their burgers have improved the last few years)

8. Burger King

9. Sonic

10. B-Bops (another drive-in, atmosphere is cool, but the food is mediocre)

For sit-down burgers, Red Robin and Fuddrucker's are really great places to go.

Red Robin is a bit pricey.

Chris

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Checker's is good, I'm also a big White Castle fan. Growing up in The Bronx it's pretty much a given. Lastly, I'm surprised no one ( at least from NY) has mentioned Nathan's, their fries are flat out awesome when fresh. Philly cheese steak's, real burgers that are grilled etc. I also enjoy KFC too, love the biscuits.

Man, when you have had grilled hamburgers you just don't want to settle for anything else. The best.

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On a similar subject... a brief moment of silence for Steak&Ale and Bennigan's -_-

I enjoyed going to both of them growing up in Dallas... But, times change... :cry:

Again... neither of these chains existed in the PacNW either. :(

I almost ate at a Bennigan's last summer, but my friend wanted to eat somewhere else at the last second. I wonder if Bennigan's inspired the restaurant "Shenaniganz" from the movie Waiting.

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I wonder if Bennigan's inspired the restaurant "Shenaniganz" from the movie Waiting.

Yes, it did.

Classic movie...my favorite character by far is Naomi. There's a Naomi in every damn restaurant I swear to god.

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I haven't used a drive-thru for years - nowadays, it's getting painful to let the engine idle while going 0 mph. I've noticed with In-N-Out, sometimes it's quicker to park the car, order inside, and climb back into your car to eat, if you must.

I never mastered the fast-food-while-driving thing, even with fries, but I suppose it's quite handy for passengers. Child seats must be a pain.

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I haven't used a drive-thru for years - nowadays, it's getting painful to let the engine idle while going 0 mph. I've noticed with In-N-Out, sometimes it's quicker to park the car, order inside, and climb back into your car to eat, if you must.

I never mastered the fast-food-while-driving thing, even with fries, but I suppose it's quite handy for passengers. Child seats must be a pain.

I will only use a drive-thru if I crave In-N-Out and am without company.

Fast food while driving isn't too bad...I've done it while going 80 on the 10 before, and those were animal fries and a protein burger.

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I will only use a drive-thru if I crave In-N-Out and am without company.

Fast food while driving isn't too bad...I've done it while going 80 on the 10 before, and those were animal fries and a protein burger.

It's easy enough in my Jeep (automatic, good cupholders), but near-impossible in my Mustang (stick shift, no cup holders). I remember once trying to drink a Mc Donalds coffee, eat a bacon/egg/cheese biscuit, drive and shift at the same time...messy.

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On a similar subject... a brief moment of silence for Steak&Ale and Bennigan's -_-

I enjoyed going to both of them growing up in Dallas... But, times change... :cry:

Again... neither of these chains existed in the PacNW either. :(

Ah, too bad to hear..I used to frequent a Bennigans in Colorado that was close to where I worked a few years ago..

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