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Fast Food. What's Going on Here?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Phrygian77, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Ironwolf

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    No way would I buy hotcakes as a carryout item. They would be ice cold before i could get them home. Thankfully, we can go to a restaurant for a sit down meal.
     
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    Being of early 70s vintage, this is the menu board I recall from childhood visits there.
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    I was very surprised that the pancakes were still warm when I got them home the first time. I expected to have to run them thru the microwave...nope!
     
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    I was telling someone about this and they said, "Better a lettuce shortage at Taco Bell than a toilet paper shortage after eating Taco Bell."
     
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    Wrong thread!
     
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    I loved McD's when I was a kid.

    I'd ride the Greyhound to Macon to visit my grandparents, and they'd pick me up at the bus station and we'd always go by McDonalds for a hamburger, fries, and chocolate shake. Always.

    Great memory.
     
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    I had this happen to me every single time so went to BK for a year or more around five years ago. Every single time, in my hometown, London and elsewhere.

    I much prefer BK burgers to McD’s.

    I wrote to BK to ask why they clearly installed unreliable shake machines. I got back a typical customer services answer which actually said nothing other than ‘sorry’ and some vouchers, which I didn’t use as I don’t like fuzzy drinks with food and BK didn’t do shakes. One of my local BK’s closed last year and the other is in a shopping mall where it just isn’t convenient to pop in.

    It’s interesting to note that the BK / shake issue is, it would seem, global.
     
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    Around here, the absolute best fast food burger I have found is the #3* at the Dyersville IA DAIRY QUEEN. (Rumor has it that particular DQ was once the largest DQ west of the Mississippi.


    *they call it a quarter pounder
     
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    The classic ice cream shop approach is to put a couple scoops of ice cream into a metal shake goblet, add milk and blend it for a few seconds. What's so hard about that? Why the gigantic Mould-o-matic-3000 shake machine?
     
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    Well true to my word here are 2 cheeseburgers..
    Actually right now they have the bacon cheeseburgers on sale for a buck.

    I ordered 2 of those and told them to drop the bacon and didn't even have to explain, they just did it no problem..

    No shake though...

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    In theory, consistency across all stores in the chain, company owned and franchised. Plus the parent company gets to charge franchisees $1000's for not only the Mould-o-matic-3000 shake machine but $1000's to keep it working and $1000's for shake mix.
     
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    I guess I should have known this would dissolve into a fast food discussion in general. BK is okay, my only issue, at least here in the States, is that they over dress their burgers. Some folks like that, me, not so much. I'm a bigger fan of Whataburger here, for a classic drive in style burger. It's all about the mustard, diced raw onion, and pickles. They have pretty good fries also, for those thin types. And, they serve them with little tubs of ketchup, as apposed to those dinky little packets.
     
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    I’m with you, man. I haven’t been to any restaurant in about a year, due to the actual plague.
     
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    Touché
     
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    Is it just me, or are those fakes "shakes" crap? Wouldn't a place that made real shakes clean up?

    There's an Italian coffee & gelato place near me that makes a affogato that checks all my boxes. Take that, MickeyDee!!!

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    I new of one Wendy burger bar in London and loved it. Sadly, it is no more.
     
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    As I said in an earlier post, we have a fantastic independent drive in around the corner, that has around 30 flavors of properly made shakes. With in about a mile along the same street, we have BK MacD's and Wendy's. People, in their complete ignorance insist in going to these hell holes to get ice cream treats. Surprise! For over a year, your chance of getting ice cream at any of them is less than 50/50.

    Interestingly enough, there is another independent across the street from Wendy's that specializes in a sort of Polynesian/American fusion/mashup. Burgers and pork sandwiches with pineapple and mango, complete Moko Loco meals, etc. Really not a bad little place at all. They have one of the industrial style milkshake and soft serve ice cream makers. They never seem to have a problem with theirs.
     
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