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  1. 1. What is your #1 go to place for fast food.

    • McDonalds
      4
    • BurgerKing
      3
    • Jack in the box
      6
    • Whataburger
      13
    • Wendys
      4
    • Tacobell
      3
    • Arbys
      1
    • Sonic
      2
    • Chick Fill-A
      16
    • Subway
      5
    • Quiznos
      2
    • Blimpies
      2
    • ChipoTLE
      8
    • ......Other
      6
    • Antones
      1
    • James Coney Island
      1
    • Shlotskys
      2


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Obviously a spawn of ed's McRib conversation.... curious as to what is HAIF's favorite fast food joint.

Mine - Whataburger bacon cheeseburger. 2nd choice, or if i'm in the mood for chicken, I go to Arbys for their crispy chicken, bacon and swiss... Favorite seasonal burger would be Whataburger's A-1 BBQ bacon cheeseburger..... mmmmm.

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in spite of CHIPOTLE being misspelled, i voted. YUMMY GOODNESS. And i think it's semi good for you....:unprocessed, naturally raised, hormone free...etc etc etc....that's how i justify all the Cheese, Guacamole, and Sour Cream i add to mine.... ^_^

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in spite of CHIPOTLE being misspelled, i voted. YUMMY GOODNESS. And i think it's semi good for you....:unprocessed, naturally raised, hormone free...etc etc etc....that's how i justify all the Cheese, Guacamole, and Sour Cream i add to mine.... ^_^

Talk about mis-spelled it is usually mispronounced as well. I usually hear CHI-POODLE.

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Are they still around in Houston? I used to love them, but it seems like they all closed down.

Google Maps says there are 64 near Houston. There's one close to my office in Sugar Land. It's so much better than Subway, mostly because the meat doesn't all taste exactly the same. The bread is great, too.

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Google Maps says there are 64 near Houston. There's one close to my office in Sugar Land. It's so much better than Subway, mostly because the meat doesn't all taste exactly the same. The bread is great, too.

I just went and looked, and I think they're including some that have closed, like the one on Holcombe. Still, good to know Blimpies is still around.

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Subway all the way. It's the only place where you can eat well and maintain a healthy diet.

"Healthy" depends on metabolism and activity. And "healthy" at Subway depends on what you get. For instance, I like foot-long Italian BMTs on Italian Herbs & Cheese bread that are swimming in mayo and mustard, oil and vinegar.

"Healthy" also depends on individual preference. For instance, if ever were to eat what most people would considered a balanced diet as might lead to improved physical health and longevity, I'd be a much less happy person. And that would make me unhealthy.

And that's why I like the Whataburger patty melt (buttery texas toast, two greasy beef patties, cheese, bacon, and ooey-gooey special sauce). It is food for happier living.

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Whataburger...#1 with jalapenos, no picklz and a Dr Pepper. I cannot be out-Whataburgered.

BTW, Best Whataburger in Texas? The one on S Staples, right across the street from their corporate HQ in Corpus!!! Close 2nd would be the Whataburger By the Bay, cause it's got an elevator and gift shop...and a nice view of the bay.

Gotta admit, though...ever since I finally got over my lifelong distaste for hot dogs last year, JCI is a close 2nd to Whataburguesa.

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I once did a couple of Arby's restaurants in Tomball and Huntsville, so I'm a bit tired of their food at the moment.

I also like Whataburger, Jason's deli, Taco Bell, or JCI for cheap lunches.

Fun fact: Some of the Whataburger's in the Texas metroplex (DFW) have dublin dr pepper on tap. The Jason's Deli by my work (westheimer & kirkwood) also had it on tap before the economy went south.

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Gotta admit, though...ever since I finally got over my lifelong distaste for hot dogs last year, JCI is a close 2nd to Whataburguesa.

JCI... and their bluegreen big chunk relish.... puke, man..

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Not to mention the family on their in-store marketing posters look like they are right out of "the hills have eyes"

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I use to like to go to Fuddruckers They had a great Burger.

Up in Dallas, it's hands down Keller's Drive-In on NW Hwy and Abrams.

But nothing will ever Replace the Pig Stand, man those were the Days.

The old A&W Drive-ins were a close second.

I went to a place in Dallas, Irving Actually, that looked like an old polished stainless dining car on the outside, great food, just can't remember the name of it. I think Troy Aikman was a part owner in the Franchise. Had the 1950's motif inside.

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My favourite would depend on my mood.. I'd have to vote for Chi-poodle ;) as my fav..

Sometimes you need a greasy burger..

Sometimes you need a Arby's drippy cheeze sauce sammich..

Sometimes you need a crunchy sandwich from quizynose..

Why doesn't someburger in the heights have bacon? they keep a kosher kitchen ?

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CFA, Whataburger, Chipotle, and Wendy's (ONLY if they have a good fresh routine going; the one at UH is great; things are kept fresh due to the high volume. Arby's is great sometimes, along with Raising Cane's, but those are usually a tad more subjective when it comes to "taste moods".

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Does Chipotle have a drive thru? Is it really fast food? (with respect to this list if it doesn't have a drive thru)

I've never seen one with a driver thru, but they take phone & internet orders and they prepare the food while you wait in line. That's fast food by any definition.

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I had to select other and go with Valero but I put more emphasis on fast. A lot of them have the upgraded to a mini kitchen, you can stop for gas, run in and grab something from the hot case or order a fresh breakfast burrito or whatever and be back outside before the tank is full. 2 items from the hot case set you back $2.22, add a drink from the incredibly varied selection including beer, wine coolers, iced lattes etc. and off you go.

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Why doesn't someburger in the heights have bacon? they keep a kosher kitchen ?

They don't? I could have sworn I got bacon on mine. I only went their once, so I guess there could have just been bacon stuck in my teeth from another meal, who knows. You know what they say, bacon at every meal keeps those arteries oiled up and flowing.

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"Healthy" depends on metabolism and activity. And "healthy" at Subway depends on what you get. For instance, I like foot-long Italian BMTs on Italian Herbs & Cheese bread that are swimming in mayo and mustard, oil and vinegar.

My comment wasn't that everything at Subway is healthy, just that it is the only place you can eat healthy (that isn't salad). And yes, metabolism and activity play a part in an overall healthy lifestyle. It's a package deal, but unless your body is a 1-in-a-million example, if you regularly eat fatty and calorie-laden fast food, no matter how much activity you partake in, and how high your metabolism is, you are wrecking your body in the long-term.

"Healthy" also depends on individual preference. For instance, if ever were to eat what most people would considered a balanced diet as might lead to improved physical health and longevity, I'd be a much less happy person. And that would make me unhealthy.

And that's why I like the Whataburger patty melt (buttery texas toast, two greasy beef patties, cheese, bacon, and ooey-gooey special sauce). It is food for happier living.

Sorry that you aren't creative enough to prepare or enjoy a balanced diet and instead buy the most indulgent item on the menu. Exactly what the fast food companies want you to do. Super size me, I mean, you.

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I really like the taste of Chipotle's food, but found out that it has a lot of sodium in most of it. Damnit. Same for Chik-fil-A. Good tasting but a LOT of salt in just about everything they serve.

I left out the best fast food Mexicana..... Taco Cabana

Their food has declined in taste, appearance, and quality of late. And the prices have steadily risen.

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I had to select other and go with Valero but I put more emphasis on fast. A lot of them have the upgraded to a mini kitchen, you can stop for gas, run in and grab something from the hot case or order a fresh breakfast burrito or whatever and be back outside before the tank is full. 2 items from the hot case set you back $2.22, add a drink from the incredibly varied selection including beer, wine coolers, iced lattes etc. and off you go.

I always forget...which wine cooler goes best with a breakfast burrito?

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Beck's Prime is #1 for me. But it's almost too upscale to be considered fast food.

Freebird's is my go-to burrito place, even though there's not one nearby. But a little birdy told me they're coming to the Woodlands in 2Q09.

Up here in the Woodlands, Culver's does a superb job. I'm a Whataburger fan, but Culver's edges them out for an excellent fast food burger.

But in terms of something that's everywhere, Chick-fil-a is my #1 choice, followed by Jack-in-the-Box (love the tacos, even though they're not actually tacos).

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That was a tough decision! I went with "Jerk in the Box" though.

It might be just me but did anyone else like the fries that Jerk had BEFORE they changed them to the Steak Fries or whatever it is that they have now? They made the change years ago and I couldn't really eat them after that, I just stick to the curly fries now.

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That was a tough decision! I went with "Jerk in the Box" though.

It might be just me but did anyone else like the fries that Jerk had BEFORE they changed them to the Steak Fries or whatever it is that the have now. They made the change years ago and I couldn't really eat them after that, I just stick to the curly fries now.

I am not sure if I have had their newest fries at Jack in the Box, but the issue probably is the same at many fast food places which is a disgusting new "great idea" where the fries are coated in a starch product that is made from potatoes that are totally beat down to a paste then a thin coating of this paste is squirted on the fries and they "say" it makes them crisper and stay fresher longer after cooking, but to me it has always made them taste disgusting especially after the restaurant lets them sit out longer because they have this coating on them

it makes them taste raw to me and I no longer get fries at places that offer these and if they have nothing else, but fries as a side I stop going there

Long Johns and Arbys (regular not curly), BK, A&W are places that offer these disgusting fries and you can know you are getting them by looking at them and seeing a thin dimply coating on them when you get them you can barely tell it is a coating after cooking, but if you look close you will see the very small bumps VS Wendys or McDonalds fries

they taste like nasty pringles because pringles are made in a similar fashion

http://extension.missouri.edu/hesnutrnews/...-97/fnr97-1.htm

Allergy Alert: Newfangled Fast Food Fries

Jack in the Box, Arby's, A & W, and Burger King (but not

McDonald's) are testing a new type of french fry that's

billed as being hotter, crunchier and better tasting.

The secret, and potential problem for those with an allergy

to wheat starch or dairy protein, is in the coating.

A transparent coating of a potato-starch batter enhances

crispness and acts as an insulator, keeping the fries hot

for as long as 15 minutes. Most potato coatings, which vary

with the manufacturer, contain a small amount of wheat

starch. Burger King warns its customers that their new fries

contain both dairy protein and wheat starch. The industry is

presently working toward eliminating the potentially

offending ingredients.

The new fry represents the fast food industry's response to

consumer complaints about bland, limp fries. There's a lot

at steak here: U.S. consumption of frozen potato products

has steadily increased over the last three decades. Last

year, Americans ate about 60 pounds of frozen potato

products per person, more than triple the amount in 1965.

French fries accounted for approximately 80% of consumption,

with hash browns and potato puffs making up the rest.

Source: Wall Street Journal, October 24, 1996.

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That's the one I frequent, but the Woodlands to Willowbrook is not a quick drive.

So right. But I go the back way to Research Forest on my recent 3x week commute to The Woodlands. From 1960, I go up Kuykendahl to 2920, make a right over to Gosling and take it up Research. Kinda back woods, but I just can't take I45 on a daily basis. It really does rattle my nerves.

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I've never been that big a fan of Arby's but I was passing by their restaurant on FM 1960 one evening after class and saw the sign for their roast burger. I decided to give it a try. Man, it was pretty awesome. If you haven't had one, you would do yourself a favor to try their take on a 'burger':

http://www.arbys.com/arbyscoupon/

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I'm sure there have to be some In-n-out fans out there.

Is Pei Wei considered fast food? It's got to be one of the best values in Houston. They give you enough for two meals for a little over $6.00 and it's delicioso

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I'm sure there have to be some In-n-out fans out there.

Is Pei Wei considered fast food? It's got to be one of the best values in Houston. They give you enough for two meals for a little over $6.00 and it's delicioso

Pei Wei is good, but salty. I had to stop eating it because it is just way too much sodium. I guess that applies to most fast food these days.

I just got back from Katz's Deli Express in The Woodlands. This is my second time eating at Katz's (first was on Westheimer) and the verdict is still out. Me and the partner had two sandwhiches, one soda, and a shake and it came out to $25 and change. That's not cheap.

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Uh, Hellloooooo.... WHERE is Freebirds?????????

Freebirds nachos gets my vote... lots of food, DE-LICIOUS and pretty cheap.

Runners up are the classic Nachitoches Meat Pies (but only when I'm in Clear Lake to go get one, and the all-powerful Krystal Burger (again, only when I'm close enough to get one.

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