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Post #51  Postby johngonzales » May 18th 2017, 11:28am

Actually Fatburger is pretty damned good. I used to love them. They were my go to for a chili cheeseburger with a fried egg on top back in the go out drinking days of the 80s-90s.

My issue with them is how expensive they've become. Last time I went I think my burger was $8+. It's not worth double the double-double.

As someone else said, why does Five Guys keep up, with that bun the disintegrates above toppings?

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Post #52  Postby Jay Miller » May 18th 2017, 12:28pm

Just considered that I should add that I've experienced large swings in burger quality between Shake Shack locations. The ones I've been to in NYC have been much better than the ones I've tried further out.
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Post #53  Postby ClarkstonMark » May 19th 2017, 1:47pm

Ian Sutton wrote:Do you have any decent independent burger places you go to. I miss living in Brighton (UK) and the wonderfully named 'Grubbs' burgers which had very good quality beef, with a wonderful array of toppings to choose. Sizes were 1/4 pounder, half pounder or the full pounder . Concensus locally seemed to be that local rival and even more wonderfully named 'The wonkey donkey' was even better, but it wasn't in a convenient location for us. There was also a decent place in easy walking distance, which in another place might have been really talked up, but at that place & time was just an 'also ran'.

Just run a quick web-search and both Grubbs and Wonkey Donkey are still going. Sadly no local places to excite here.

Yes of course. I can think of a dozen places in metro Detroit that I would prefer over any of those on the list.
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Post #54  Postby ClarkstonMark » May 19th 2017, 1:47pm

Ian Sutton wrote:Do you have any decent independent burger places you go to. I miss living in Brighton (UK) and the wonderfully named 'Grubbs' burgers which had very good quality beef, with a wonderful array of toppings to choose. Sizes were 1/4 pounder, half pounder or the full pounder . Concensus locally seemed to be that local rival and even more wonderfully named 'The wonkey donkey' was even better, but it wasn't in a convenient location for us. There was also a decent place in easy walking distance, which in another place might have been really talked up, but at that place & time was just an 'also ran'.

Just run a quick web-search and both Grubbs and Wonkey Donkey are still going. Sadly no local places to excite here.

Yes of course. I can think of a dozen places in metro Detroit that I would prefer over any of those on the list.
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Post #55  Postby Ramon C » May 19th 2017, 2:27pm

ClarkstonMark wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Do you have any decent independent burger places you go to. I miss living in Brighton (UK) and the wonderfully named 'Grubbs' burgers which had very good quality beef, with a wonderful array of toppings to choose. Sizes were 1/4 pounder, half pounder or the full pounder . Concensus locally seemed to be that local rival and even more wonderfully named 'The wonkey donkey' was even better, but it wasn't in a convenient location for us. There was also a decent place in easy walking distance, which in another place might have been really talked up, but at that place & time was just an 'also ran'.

Just run a quick web-search and both Grubbs and Wonkey Donkey are still going. Sadly no local places to excite here.

Yes of course. I can think of a dozen places in metro Detroit that I would prefer over any of those on the list.


You've been to every one on the list.
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Post #56  Postby ClarkstonMark » May 19th 2017, 4:15pm

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ClarkstonMark wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:Do you have any decent independent burger places you go to. I miss living in Brighton (UK) and the wonderfully named 'Grubbs' burgers which had very good quality beef, with a wonderful array of toppings to choose. Sizes were 1/4 pounder, half pounder or the full pounder . Concensus locally seemed to be that local rival and even more wonderfully named 'The wonkey donkey' was even better, but it wasn't in a convenient location for us. There was also a decent place in easy walking distance, which in another place might have been really talked up, but at that place & time was just an 'also ran'.

Just run a quick web-search and both Grubbs and Wonkey Donkey are still going. Sadly no local places to excite here.

Yes of course. I can think of a dozen places in metro Detroit that I would prefer over any of those on the list.


You've been to every one on the list.

All but 6 and 9. Probably should have mentioned that.
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Post #57  Postby PeterJ » May 19th 2017, 9:02pm

How'd we wind up comparing local joints with chains in the 100+ to thousands of locations range? If you have hundreds of locations you'd better be selling a product that is pretty middle-of-the-road and usually pretty inexpensive. Usually not a very fair comparison.
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Post #58  Postby Frank Drew » May 19th 2017, 9:32pm

johngonzales wrote:I eat a boatload of burgers.


I don't, so for those few times, maybe every couple of months or so, I want a good hamburger, which isn't to say $20 fancy (what does P.J. Clark's charge?), but de minimus freshly ground, high-quality beef on a good bun (bonus points for house baked). Pretty much eliminates chain burger places. Doesn't everyone have somewhere more or less local that offers that? If I do (Spelunkers in Front Royal and Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers in Leesburg), I'd think everyone does.

I tried 5 Guys once and found the burger pedestrian; not bad in any sense, but "Is that it? That's a burger people brag on?". And I'm not anybody's idea of a foodie, but I know from good.
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Post #59  Postby Jason Hagen » May 20th 2017, 12:06pm

All my local Fatburgers closed #sadface

I have enjoyed Smashburger the few times I have had it.

I must say, I didn't get the In & Out thing at first but have grown to love it. My current orders are a Double Double w/ a whole raw onion (or sometimes a whole grilled onion), and K&M only. Or a 3X2 Protein style with the same additions. And In & Out fries are the best #Controversial The fries must be eaten immediately. I get the chili peppers on the side although you can have them put right onto the burger. They go great with the fries.

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Post #60  Postby Dave McCloskey » May 21st 2017, 9:54am

I wouldn't eat a McDonald's hamburger if you paid me! I haven't eaten at a McDonalds "restaurant" in over 20 years and can easily see myself living out the remainder of my life keeping that trend alive.
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Post #61  Postby johngonzales » May 21st 2017, 12:27pm

Dave McCloskey wrote:I wouldn't eat a McDonald's hamburger if you paid me! I haven't eaten at a McDonalds "restaurant" in over 20 years and can easily see myself living out the remainder of my life keeping that trend alive.


I know I'm at the extreme of eating just about anywhere, especially due to cost and especially time. I think McD's makes a crummy burger but three night ago I found myself having not eaten for eight hours, with five minutes to spare , and a McD's in front of me. Quarter-pounder fries wasn't culinary but hit the spot. Actually, I think McD's fries are better than the fries at all of the places listed. Starch, fat,,salt, hot, crisp. Hard to mess up, though not healthy. Unless you don't like the pesticide used to grow their potatoes hitsfan
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Post #62  Postby c fu » May 22nd 2017, 11:04am

Jason Hagen wrote:All my local Fatburgers closed #sadface

I have enjoyed Smashburger the few times I have had it.

I must say, I didn't get the In & Out thing at first but have grown to love it. My current orders are a Double Double w/ a whole raw onion (or sometimes a whole grilled onion), and K&M only. Or a 3X2 Protein style with the same additions. And In & Out fries are the best #Controversial The fries must be eaten immediately. I get the chili peppers on the side although you can have them put right onto the burger. They go great with the fries.

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Double double, whole grilled, extra tomatoes, whole raw onion, chopped peppers. Well done fries.

Boom.

As a test experiment last week I visited 5 Guys, Habit (no diarrhea!), In n Out and Shake Shack. With price being no object, I enjoyed Shake Shack the most. The potato bun goes a long way.

I despise the crappy bun they use at 5 guys. Also I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack every time from the grease.

Habit and In n Out are pretty close in quality to me, except I don't care for sesame buns and sometimes Habit gets a little too dry on the patty. I need a little grease on my burger and you don't get that great meld of cheese, grease and patty that SS & In n Out have. So I'd give the edge to In n Out on that.

So it goes SS ---> In n out --> Habit ---> 5 guys.
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Post #63  Postby ClarkstonMark » May 22nd 2017, 12:18pm

c fu wrote:
Jason Hagen wrote:All my local Fatburgers closed #sadface

I have enjoyed Smashburger the few times I have had it.

I must say, I didn't get the In & Out thing at first but have grown to love it. My current orders are a Double Double w/ a whole raw onion (or sometimes a whole grilled onion), and K&M only. Or a 3X2 Protein style with the same additions. And In & Out fries are the best #Controversial The fries must be eaten immediately. I get the chili peppers on the side although you can have them put right onto the burger. They go great with the fries.

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Double double, whole grilled, extra tomatoes, whole raw onion, chopped peppers. Well done fries.

Boom.

As a test experiment last week I visited 5 Guys, Habit (no diarrhea!), In n Out and Shake Shack. With price being no object, I enjoyed Shake Shack the most. The potato bun goes a long way.

I despise the crappy bun they use at 5 guys. Also I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack every time from the grease.

Habit and In n Out are pretty close in quality to me, except I don't care for sesame buns and sometimes Habit gets a little too dry on the patty. I need a little grease on my burger and you don't get that great meld of cheese, grease and patty that SS & In n Out have. So I'd give the edge to In n Out on that.

So it goes SS ---> In n out --> Habit ---> 5 guys.

Now that's the way to do it ... glad you're still alive ;)
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Post #64  Postby Dave McCloskey » May 22nd 2017, 3:02pm

There was a place in the San Fernando Valley growing up called "Tommy's" over by Busch Gardens. They made rocking burgers... super messy! Not sure if it's still there.
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Post #65  Postby Jason Hagen » May 22nd 2017, 4:24pm

c fu wrote:
Double double, whole grilled, extra tomatoes, whole raw onion, chopped peppers. Well done fries.

Boom.



Nice. I do occasionally double up on the onions as well. Same as above or if I am ready for more sodium, grilled onions and whole raw onion. But I tend to go with getting the peppers on the side. 1 bite burger + a bite of a pepper. Not sure if the shortage is over yet, but they have been much less generous with the peppers.

Oh, and if do anything to fries, it's light fries. #Controversial #yum.

Why do I keep using hashtags. Dork.

Shake Shack is far from convenient for me, so I have yet to try.

I don't seem to eat there too often but I do like the Habit and agree with your assessment of the patty can be a bit dry.

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Post #66  Postby Alan Rath » May 22nd 2017, 6:12pm

This whole discussion feels a little like trying to justify which one's better: Coors light, Miller Light, or Bud Light.

They're burgers. Acceptably edible, but not worth arguing over neener
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Post #67  Postby M Hudson » May 22nd 2017, 6:42pm

Coors, since you asked, if I have to drink "regular" beer
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Post #68  Postby Jason Hagen » May 22nd 2017, 6:46pm

M Hudson wrote:Coors, since you asked, if I have to drink "regular" beer


+1 ... and I have spent time arguing about it.

And Charlie, you couldn't find a Wendy's?

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Post #69  Postby Sean Devaney » May 23rd 2017, 4:27am

I can't believe no one has mentioned Carl's Junior/Hardy's. The Supper Star w/ cheese is a good burger for a fast food chain.

Jack In The Box had a great bacon cheese burger that they served on a kaiser roll years ago but was dicsontinnued. They do have decent onion rings.

FWIW I rarely eat fast food burgers.
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Post #70  Postby Alan Rath » May 23rd 2017, 8:37am

M Hudson wrote:Coors, since you asked, if I have to drink "regular" beer

Hmm, just as if I have to drink "regular" wine, I choose beer, if I have to drink "regular" beer, I drink water neener
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Post #71  Postby c fu » May 23rd 2017, 10:52am

Jason Hagen wrote:
M Hudson wrote:Coors, since you asked, if I have to drink "regular" beer


+1 ... and I have spent time arguing about it.

And Charlie, you couldn't find a Wendy's?

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I've eaten enough at Wendy's in my lifetime to make a qualified statement that is nowhere in my top 5 of fast food burgers (Wendy's and Panda express were the only fast foods at UCSD)
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Post #72  Postby c fu » May 23rd 2017, 10:54am

Sean Devaney wrote:I can't believe no one has mentioned Carl's Junior/Hardy's. The Supper Star w/ cheese is a good burger for a fast food chain.

Jack In The Box had a great bacon cheese burger that they served on a kaiser roll years ago but was dicsontinnued. They do have decent onion rings.

FWIW I rarely eat fast food burgers.



If we're talking straight fast food. I think the Carls Jr Bacon Western Cheeseburger is right up there with the Jack in the box Sourdough Jack.

But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.
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Post #73  Postby TimF » May 23rd 2017, 11:47am

c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.
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Post #74  Postby Jay Miller » May 23rd 2017, 1:27pm

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c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.


I've always assumed quality variation by location because the only one near me meets your description.
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Post #75  Postby TimF » May 23rd 2017, 1:35pm

Jay Miller wrote:
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c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.


I've always assumed quality variation by location because the only one near me meets your description.


I've eaten them for years at various locations. My brother goes crazy over them and I think that's exactly what he is.
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Post #76  Postby Mike Evans » May 23rd 2017, 2:27pm

TimF wrote:
c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.


I pretty much only have Chick-fil-A in their home market, but I find them vastly superior to any of their fast food competitors. One huge difference is that the chicken breasts and nuggets are hand breaded in store and are made from actual chicken breasts, not aggregated breast meat.

I'm also biased, as I've been a Chick-fil-A fan for more than 40 years.
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Post #77  Postby ClarkstonMark » May 23rd 2017, 6:16pm

TimF wrote:
c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.

Wow. Just wow.
There is no "chicken" at mcdonalds that is remotely near Chick fill A.
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Post #78  Postby c fu » May 23rd 2017, 10:17pm

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c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Wow. I've never understood the fascination with Chick Fil A. To me the sandwiches are on par with McDonalds and Wendys.


I can safely say that I won't need to follow any of your food recommendations [snort.gif] [snort.gif]
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Post #79  Postby TimF » May 24th 2017, 6:05am

It's still a boneless, skinless chicken breast which is about the least interesting piece of meat that exists. I also won't be following food recommendations from someone who thinks chicken breast > burger. [snort.gif]

The best thing I've had at Chick Fil A are the shakes and even those aren't as good as Steak and Shake.
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Post #80  Postby PeterJ » May 24th 2017, 7:44am

Sean Devaney wrote:I can't believe no one has mentioned Carl's Junior/Hardy's. The Supper Star w/ cheese is a good burger for a fast food chain.

Jack In The Box had a great bacon cheese burger that they served on a kaiser roll years ago but was dicsontinnued. They do have decent onion rings.

FWIW I rarely eat fast food burgers.


Both chains were listed in the poll results but called "below average". Interesting as I've always found Carl's Jr. (Hardee's) to be way better than McDonald's. Jack too really.
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Post #81  Postby Scott Fitzgerald » May 24th 2017, 8:24am

I've eaten at every burger joint on that list, multiple times, and my vote is for Whatburger. When I take into account the burger, fries, a good chocolate shake, and all of the other things on their menu (chicken fajita taco anyone?), they rise to the top for me. I also like my burgers 'Texas-style', which means mustard, no mayo.
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Post #82  Postby Jason Hagen » May 24th 2017, 8:48am

PeterJ wrote:
Sean Devaney wrote:I can't believe no one has mentioned Carl's Junior/Hardy's. The Supper Star w/ cheese is a good burger for a fast food chain.

Jack In The Box had a great bacon cheese burger that they served on a kaiser roll years ago but was dicsontinnued. They do have decent onion rings.

FWIW I rarely eat fast food burgers.


Both chains were listed in the poll results but called "below average". Interesting as I've always found Carl's Jr. (Hardee's) to be way better than McDonald's. Jack too really.



Of the major chains (w/ no recollection of having a Wendy's burger) Carl's was by far the best. I not sure I have had the Jack in the Box burger because, I of course only get the tacos. That being said, it has probably been 20 years since I have got a burger from a major chain.

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Post #83  Postby s.nellessen » May 24th 2017, 8:52am

Culvers: maillard on a bun.
Mushroon swiss double or triple.
Decent o-rings.
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Post #84  Postby MitchTallan » May 24th 2017, 12:45pm

imo this thread belongs in "asylum" because there is nothing-"nuth-ink" as Schultz used to say-epicurean about the subjects of this thread. I took the liberty to look up the definition of the word which I thought I already knew. "Indulgent in sensual pleasures, having luxurious tastes" the dictionary says of the word "epicure". Well, I guess like the closing scene of "Dodgeball" where Ben Stiller has totally let himself go, one can imagine gluttony mixed with sensual pleasure not to mention lots of belly rubbing and gas-passing. But I have to ask, is this the stuff of luxury?
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Post #85  Postby G. Keeler » May 24th 2017, 12:49pm

c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.
100% agree. Sometimes I throw in a little of their hot sauce to kick it up a little more. Chick Fil A is really the only fastfood we do these days. Every once in a while it really hits the spot and the kids like the chicken strips.
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Post #86  Postby c fu » May 24th 2017, 2:48pm

G. Keeler wrote:
c fu wrote:But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.
100% agree. Sometimes I throw in a little of their hot sauce to kick it up a little more. Chick Fil A is really the only fastfood we do these days. Every once in a while it really hits the spot and the kids like the chicken strips.



We are having Madeline's first birthday at chick fil a. Lol.
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Post #87  Postby K_F_o_l_e_y » May 25th 2017, 7:59am

Corey N. wrote:
Scott Butler wrote:Not my style, soggy with grease


In my experience they are crisp and not terribly greasy at all. And best of all, cut from fresh potatoes.


Are you sure that it was a 5 Guys? They are NEVER crisp, even if you ask for them well done. [snort.gif]
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Post #88  Postby Eric Keating » May 25th 2017, 8:10am

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But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Agreed... unless Wendy's ever brings back the Monterey Ranch Chicken Sandwich.

One fast food staple that I'm embarrassed to admit liking is the simple Beef-n-Cheddar from Arby's.
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Post #89  Postby K_F_o_l_e_y » May 25th 2017, 8:20am

I guess Whalburgers is too small for this poll (~12 locations I think)? But they have a really bad TV show, so that should count for something! I'd rate them about equivalent or better than 5-Guys, plus they have beer and cocktails.

I prefer Shake Shack. Never had In-n-Out.

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Post #90  Postby Eric Keating » May 25th 2017, 8:22am

My list of best burger joints in Sonoma County:

1) Ozzie's (Santa Rosa)
2) Healdsburger (Healdsburg)
3) Hey Misstir* (Santa Rosa)
4) Buns-n-Burgers (Santa Rosa)
5) Five Guys (Petaluma)

Honorable mention to Johnny Barleycorn's* and Heavenly Hamburger, which both would've made the list if they were still around.

Anyone familiar with this area have a list? Brian Tuite, perhaps? I haven't had 'em all, so it would be nice to get some recommendations.

*- these are pubs, not necessarily burger joints, but known for the burgers.
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Post #91  Postby todd waldmann » May 26th 2017, 4:10pm

It's nice to see a consensus for a change. [cheers.gif]
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Post #92  Postby Craig G » May 27th 2017, 6:31am

Eric Keating wrote:
c fu wrote:
But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Agreed... unless Wendy's ever brings back the Monterey Ranch Chicken Sandwich.
Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich is decent. I guess I need to try Chick Fil A.
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Post #93  Postby c fu » May 27th 2017, 9:10am

Craig G wrote:
Eric Keating wrote:
c fu wrote:
But the best fast food sandwich is the Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich.


Agreed... unless Wendy's ever brings back the Monterey Ranch Chicken Sandwich.
Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich is decent. I guess I need to try Chick Fil A.

spicy jack chicken sandwich at jack in the box isn't bad either. But the Chick is king.
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Post #94  Postby David Cooper » May 27th 2017, 9:56am

I think the quality and service at Shake Shack sets it apart form the others. I also like Umamai Burger the one time I went there.

For guilty pleasures I would choose the Sourdough Jack and the Angriest Whopper. The one time I had the red bunned wonder was an experience I crave every time I think about it.

Wendy's is garbage. Five Guy's just OK. Fatburger really good, Carl's Jr sloppy and IN n 'OUT is good but not worth the effort.

In BC we have a place called the White Spot. They make In n' Out burgers seem under sauced. They are incredibly sloppy mayo and relish covered messes. Oddly enough the ones they serve from locations in gas stations are superior to the ones you get in their restaurants. They also serve them on BC Ferries. These should be avoided at all costs.

My kids and wife and I used to play a game at the White Spot restaurants. We would see who got the one hot item. They seemed to always put your order up and then wait for one more component on somebody's plate. Although we were all losers in the end there was an odd satisfaction to get the one hot component. It was never the fries.


Oh yes. Has anyone ever had the horror that is Cali Burger? They cover everything in a sauce that seems to be a hybrid composed of pickles, 7-11 nacho sauce and ATF (automatic transmission fluid)
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Post #95  Postby fred o. » May 27th 2017, 12:55pm

agree that shake shack is one of the best "chain" burgers, but not as good QPR as In n out. I think what separates in n out is how consistent they are, and how focused their menu is -- they know what works, and don't try to do too much. Even Jean Georges likes it :)

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Post #96  Postby johngonzales » May 27th 2017, 6:48pm

Is Costco going to enter the chain discussion? They're test marketing a 100% organic beef burger with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Unfortunately, not the screaming deal of the $1.50 dog and soda.
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Post #97  Postby PeterJ » May 27th 2017, 9:45pm

c fu wrote:
Jason Hagen wrote:All my local Fatburgers closed #sadface

I have enjoyed Smashburger the few times I have had it.

I must say, I didn't get the In & Out thing at first but have grown to love it. My current orders are a Double Double w/ a whole raw onion (or sometimes a whole grilled onion), and K&M only. Or a 3X2 Protein style with the same additions. And In & Out fries are the best #Controversial The fries must be eaten immediately. I get the chili peppers on the side although you can have them put right onto the burger. They go great with the fries.

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Double double, whole grilled, extra tomatoes, whole raw onion, chopped peppers. Well done fries.

Boom.

As a test experiment last week I visited 5 Guys, Habit (no diarrhea!), In n Out and Shake Shack. With price being no object, I enjoyed Shake Shack the most. The potato bun goes a long way.

I despise the crappy bun they use at 5 guys. Also I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack every time from the grease.

Habit and In n Out are pretty close in quality to me, except I don't care for sesame buns and sometimes Habit gets a little too dry on the patty. I need a little grease on my burger and you don't get that great meld of cheese, grease and patty that SS & In n Out have. So I'd give the edge to In n Out on that.

So it goes SS ---> In n out --> Habit ---> 5 guys.


Go to In-n-Out often and thought I knew the secret menu and all the code words. What does "whole grilled" mean?? Thanks in advance.
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Post #98  Postby Jason Hagen » May 29th 2017, 3:07pm

PeterJ wrote:
c fu wrote:
Jason Hagen wrote:All my local Fatburgers closed #sadface

I have enjoyed Smashburger the few times I have had it.

I must say, I didn't get the In & Out thing at first but have grown to love it. My current orders are a Double Double w/ a whole raw onion (or sometimes a whole grilled onion), and K&M only. Or a 3X2 Protein style with the same additions. And In & Out fries are the best #Controversial The fries must be eaten immediately. I get the chili peppers on the side although you can have them put right onto the burger. They go great with the fries.

Jason


Double double, whole grilled, extra tomatoes, whole raw onion, chopped peppers. Well done fries.

Boom.

As a test experiment last week I visited 5 Guys, Habit (no diarrhea!), In n Out and Shake Shack. With price being no object, I enjoyed Shake Shack the most. The potato bun goes a long way.

I despise the crappy bun they use at 5 guys. Also I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack every time from the grease.

Habit and In n Out are pretty close in quality to me, except I don't care for sesame buns and sometimes Habit gets a little too dry on the patty. I need a little grease on my burger and you don't get that great meld of cheese, grease and patty that SS & In n Out have. So I'd give the edge to In n Out on that.

So it goes SS ---> In n out --> Habit ---> 5 guys.


Go to In-n-Out often and thought I knew the secret menu and all the code words. What does "whole grilled" mean?? Thanks in advance.


You can get a whole raw onion. Just a straight up onion slice. Or you can get that onion slice grilled. They just throw in on the flat top for a bit. Maybe S&P IIRC. So it has some grill but is still a solid bite of onion. I like it. Give it a shot.

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Post #99  Postby Jason Hagen » May 29th 2017, 3:09pm

Wait. I hope I didn't jump the gun. I assumed that is what Charlie meant.

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Post #100  Postby Milton Hudson » May 29th 2017, 5:56pm

Corey N. wrote:
Scott Butler wrote:Not my style, soggy with grease


In my experience they are crisp and not terribly greasy at all. And best of all, cut from fresh potatoes.


Terribly undercooked, soggy, limp and starchy. I ask them to cook them twice, cook them longer, cook them at all... Absolutely terrible fries.

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