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« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2011, 07:08:32 AM »
When we were in SoCal for 5 days last year, the wife and I stopped at In N Out because we'd heard the hype.

We ended up eating there twice more before we headed home. 

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« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2011, 08:05:38 AM »
The Northeast sucks for fast food basically. The nearest Sonic is an hour away!

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« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2011, 08:58:26 AM »
I worked at In N Out for a while I don't eat the food much anymore, it's really a great burger for cheap. I think they have been surpassed a bit by other places (maybe it's the novelty) but I don't think there is anything better than a Double Double with Animal Style Fries. I probably gained 30 pounds working there.

And for a fast food company they treat their employees great. Free food, vacation time (that they encourage you to take), sick time and fair pay raises. I made about 11.00 dollars an hour as the fry and driver order guy by the time I quit from about 8.50 an hour when I started. It's really a great place to work.

And the process of how they make their food is really transparent. The customer can see how everything is made and everything is delivered same day, every day. So all the veggies, cheese and meat are all fresh delivered.

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« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2011, 08:59:31 AM »
White Castle is crazy though and that's kinda Northeast, I think. If you ever wanted a burger that tastes and smells like it was rubbed between two different pairs of ass cheeks YET tastes so good, White Castle is your burger. While you're eating it, it's great. A few minutes after you're done, it's like you shat into your stomach instead of out of your ass. One time I had it with a slurpy, and believe it or not, it balanced out whatever weird feelings I may have had if I just ate the White Castle by itself. When a slurpy brings the positive effect of your meal, you know you're dealing with some vile shit.

It's good though.

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« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2011, 09:02:15 AM »
I typically find that the best burgers are from local joints, but of the chains my favourite is Lick's Homeburgers.

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« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2011, 09:02:24 AM »
The Northeast sucks for fast food basically. The nearest Sonic is an hour away!

All the Sonics in southern California are south of the Los Angeles County line or in the bumfuck nether regions of the 909 and 661.

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« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2011, 09:03:08 AM »
Chick-fil-a is the only fast-food place I've been to where the employees seem genuinely happy to be there. And given that one of my first jobs was at Burger King, I know from experience what a miserable, soul-sucking experience it can be.

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« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2011, 09:06:38 AM »
I notice that the Chick-Fil-a where I live only seems hire white southern belles. I don't think they want the typical run of the mill Mexican to be running things.

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« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2011, 09:12:12 AM »
White Castle is crazy though and that's kinda Northeast, I think. If you ever wanted a burger that tastes and smells like it was rubbed between two different pairs of ass cheeks YET tastes so good, White Castle is your burger. While you're eating it, it's great. A few minutes after you're done, it's like you shat into your stomach instead of out of your ass. One time I had it with a slurpy, and believe it or not, it balanced out whatever weird feelings I may have had if I just ate the White Castle by itself. When a slurpy brings the positive effect of your meal, you know you're dealing with some vile shit.

It's good though.

My favorite is White Castle

They've got good sides too.  good onion rings, the best mozzarella sticks of any fast food place, and chicken rings

Apparently they've added pulled pork and A1 sliders since the last time I've been to one

Fuck, now I'm craving some little bacon cheeseburgers and mozzarella sticks :(

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« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2011, 09:12:47 AM »
Most of the Chick-fil-a's around here are staffed by white, suburban teenagers. You'll find black people here and there, and they're generally in much higher spirits than the black people that largely make up the staff at Hardees or Burger King or whatever else.

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« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2011, 09:14:34 AM »
The Chick-Fil-A on campus here (which is the only one I ever go to, since the others are out in strip mall hell) is staffed by overworked, unhappy blacks. The Quiznos and the Starbucks right next to it are all white

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« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2011, 09:18:58 AM »
I'm gonna go back to school and get my Master's in Sociology. My thesis will cover race and fast-food restaurants. I'll post it in this thread after I get my degree.

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« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2011, 09:20:38 AM »
I'm gonna go back to school and get my Master's in Sociology.

Good, I'm no longer the biggest idiot in this thread.

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« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2011, 09:22:22 AM »
I'm gonna get my degree in computer graphics (& testing ground)

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« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2011, 09:24:33 AM »
I'm gonna go back to school and get my Master's in Sociology.

Good, I'm no longer the biggest idiot in this thread.
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« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2011, 09:27:34 AM »
In n Out can go to Hell.

Oh wow, a place with a secret menu and bible verses that only exists in places I'll never go because corporate doesn't want to ruin the mystique and let them franchise in the east (where this shit matters). Thanks for making a huge deal out of this place I'll never eat at, media!

Do the Muslims complain that Mecca is too far for them to make a pilgrimage? Do they insist that God relocate his holy ground so that it's more convenient for them?!?? Well, do they!?!?

NO. YOU make the trip. Don't sit there on your frozen throne and expect the Savior of Burgers to come to your backwater village! How arrogant. How dare you.

I cannot argue with this.

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« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2011, 09:28:05 AM »
I'm gonna get my degree in computer graphics (& testing ground)

Inspired by Bret Hart?

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« Reply #67 on: March 10, 2011, 10:05:16 AM »
The Northeast sucks for fast food basically. The nearest Sonic is an hour away!

All the Sonics in southern California are south of the Los Angeles County line or in the bumfuck nether regions of the 909 and 661.

You called?

I still haven't been to ours. Does Five Guys have windows into their kitchen at every drive-thru?


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« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2011, 10:09:16 AM »
There are no Five Guys w/ drive-thrus

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Our beef is 80 percent lean, never frozen, and our plants are so clean, you could eat off the floor. The burgers are made to order. That’s why we can’t do drive-thru’s – it takes too long.
Also, there are no windows separating the staff and the diners. Just a counter.

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« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2011, 10:13:14 AM »
Ah. That's cool. In-N-Out has a drive-thru and their burgers are made to order but it feels like it takes a year to get through it.


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« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2011, 10:13:48 AM »
Also, this Onion article places Shaq inside a Five Guys.

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« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2011, 10:20:01 AM »
OMG THERES A FIVE GUYS RIGHT NEXT TO MY HOUSE HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS


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« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2011, 10:21:35 AM »
Well, it's only been open for like a day or two, so...


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« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2011, 11:17:36 AM »
Ah. That's cool. In-N-Out has a drive-thru and their burgers are made to order but it feels like it takes a year to get through it.

That's the drawback. They always do take forever. That's why I do the low end move of turning off my car engine in the drive-thru to save gas. If it's night I'll turn off the headlights, too, because I don't need them and it's always annoying getting blinded by super bright headlights which now have become the norm in new cars.

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« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2011, 11:32:47 PM »
I mentioned Penguin Point in the other thread. They had a sammich called the Big Wally. That was a tasty burger. I should drive over to Waynedale and get me one, but that involves driving past Powers, which is fucking godly and better than any other burger I've ever had.

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« Reply #75 on: March 13, 2011, 08:25:32 AM »
Since this has turned into a General Fast Food thread---

Burger King CEO calls British women "unattractive".

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« Reply #76 on: March 13, 2011, 01:51:10 PM »
The Habit in my opinion has one of the best burgers, but they are California only.  I will agree that Five Guys does have some of the best fries in the game.

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« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2011, 02:44:58 PM »
Five Guys' cajun fries are indeed a work of art. I love how they just purposely overflow the bag so that you always have extra!

It is a bit pricey though so I only go there on rare occasions. A burger and fries is gonna wind up costing you just under $10

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« Reply #78 on: March 27, 2011, 03:20:05 AM »
Give me Bill Gray's or Tom Wahl's anyday and I'm set. Pretty sure they are only Rochester/Western NY chain burger places, but they are delicious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gray%27s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wahl%27s

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« Reply #79 on: March 27, 2011, 06:49:38 AM »
I think this calls for an old fashioned TSM tournament.  Maybe one for the burgers and one for the fries?

I'm down.

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« Reply #80 on: April 20, 2011, 03:46:00 AM »
KING FIVE GUYS IN-N-OUT REVIEW

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« Reply #81 on: April 20, 2011, 07:25:08 AM »
I hadn't gone until like an hour ago.

Start with the burgers

I got the Five Guys burger the same way I get my In-N-Out burger. Ketchup, mayo, grilled onions. Bun at Five Guys is good, not necessarily as good as In-n-Out's because they toast their's quite well. It seemed like there was more cheese on the Five Guys burger. The way Five Guys grills their onions is just decent, In-n-Out's destroy them in that regard. Five Guys onions were still soft, big, a little thick, and had no crunch.

now to the part that matters

BURGER PATTY

The burger patty shits all over In-n-Out's in every fuckin' fashion, there is no remote way in which In-n-Out's is comparable. Thick 5G burger against a thin patty at the other place. Juicy as opposed to dry. Tastes like actual beef as opposed to just a great hamburger patty. The thing is enormous, honestly, I could wind up eating this unhealthy shit every week because it's bomb as it gets, I don't think I've ever had a better burger overall.

FRIES

As far as taste goes, they're not too far apart. Animal style fries are better than regular fries anywhere, but just in a comparison sense In-n-Out's regular fries are not as good. 5G has long, thick fries, they don't, which kinda makes me mad. In-n-Out's are more plain. But when you get to the bits that are at the bottom of the 5G cup then it tastes kind of like In-n-Out's fries.

THE SHITS

In-n-Out never gives them to me, Five Guys might but it hasn't happened yet.

PRICE

Here it's pretty much the same, but I didn't get a drink.

WINNER BY VIRTUE OF MUCH BETTER BURGER

FIVE GUYS

And I have/had insane In-n-Out bias and wasn't expecting anything special, so.


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« Reply #82 on: April 20, 2011, 07:47:27 AM »
There used to be this place, Burger Joes, right down the street from me. i don't know if its all franchises or just that one, but they had the best burger I had ever tasted. The fries? eh, but the Burger was amazing.

The awesome part was that they were open till 3 am...and delivered. Nothing like ordering a great burger and fries at 2 A.M.

That location closed and the only one is Midtown now. But dammit, I miss them.

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« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2011, 02:31:32 PM »
I typically find that the best burgers are from local joints, but of the chains my favourite is Lick's Homeburgers.

I've obviously heard a lot about many of the places mentioned in this thread, but have never been to any of them. The vibe I got was similar to all of my experiences at Lick's Homeburgers. I don't care for the singing and the "what's your name, so we can call you by it!?", but my god, an excellent burger and milkshake is about as good a treat as I can ask for.

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« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2011, 12:34:54 PM »
So who's gonna be the first victim of BK's California Burger, with guacamole?

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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2011, 12:54:44 PM »
If Matt Young was still around, I'd say him. But since he's not, I'm going to go with Precious Roy.

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« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2011, 01:53:40 PM »
I don't know if you folks in America have The Ringer Whopper, but in Canada the commercial for it features a girl who had been in nothing but a series of cellphone ads for years. The first time I saw the commercial I expected her to tell me about her new Rogers phone and how Todd was totally road trippin'.

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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2011, 07:27:53 PM »
I have 2 In & Outs and a Five Guys within a mile of my house.

I used to think I liked In & Out more because it was a CA staple, but over the years I have just accepted the fact that it is my favorite go-to fast food burger, period.  The Five guys toppings are certainly a nice feature, but the way the extremely fresh tasting lettuce, Tomato, and onion contrast the burger and cheese on an In & Out double-double puts it in the winner circle, and yes as others have said, Animal Style is the king of the fast food style jungle.  Grilling and chopping the onions seems like a simple thing to change, but it gives the burger a very small hint of sweetness, and not the traditional sweet, but the sweetness that unlocks from onions as they caramelize.  Add to that pickle slices and extra sauce........HUNGER SATISFIED!
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« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2011, 07:35:49 PM »
Oh and hey a question for your White Castle clients.  I don't have a white castle out here in Cali, all I've ever sampled is the frozen version you can find in the grocery store.

What are the prices like? Those things are tasty but they are so tiny in every way possible I swear if I went to a White Castle with a normal dinner appetite I could probably take down a ton of them.  Does one of the standard meals fill people up or do they usually end up adding a bunch of sliders in addition?
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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2011, 07:36:17 PM »
If Matt Young was still around, I'd say him. But since he's not, I'm going to go with Precious Roy.

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« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2011, 03:07:12 AM »
The Five Guys burger thickness is why they're better you heathens.


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« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2011, 03:09:53 AM »
What are the prices like? Those things are tasty but they are so tiny in every way possible I swear if I went to a White Castle with a normal dinner appetite I could probably take down a ton of them.  Does one of the standard meals fill people up or do they usually end up adding a bunch of sliders in addition?

A "standard meal" at White Castle is a 10 pack

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« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2011, 03:14:34 AM »
Also wth is wrong with you those grocery store frozen White Castle things are like the most repulsive "food" in existence.

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« Reply #93 on: August 22, 2011, 04:44:32 AM »
No they're not. I eat them all the time. I'd say they're about 60% as good as the real thing.

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« Reply #94 on: August 22, 2011, 06:23:31 AM »
So who's gonna be the first victim of BK's California Burger, with guacamole?
                                                                                             
This shit is good.

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« Reply #95 on: August 22, 2011, 07:13:27 AM »
RIP KOAB

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« Reply #96 on: August 22, 2011, 07:25:08 AM »
Avocado doesn't really go well with burgers. They're too mild to add anything, and their own flavor gets overpowered by the dead cow flesh. If you make it guacamole, that might be different. But since California is the avocado capital of the universe and all, I can be ultra snobby about them and assume that Burger King probably doesn't make good guacamole. I tried Pink's version, and it was the sorriest excuse for guacamole I've ever had.

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« Reply #97 on: August 22, 2011, 07:31:10 AM »
You liberal snob bitch... the BK version is really good though since having it a hour ago I've taken a massive dump.

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« Reply #98 on: August 22, 2011, 07:32:46 AM »
I have a food allergy to avocado so I will never get to taste this wonderburger :(

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« Reply #99 on: August 22, 2011, 07:38:21 AM »
Wow, that sucks.