I am Patrick. I am in Atlanta. I have lurked for a time.
I have been a roadfoodie since high school (in the late 60's) when I cooked at a A&W Root Beer stand in a small town in Kansas.
My long love affair with the hamburger began there, standing in front of a shiny grill, spatula in hand, flipping burgers, at the same time manning the fry stations.
Besides the burgers, I remember the onion rings there. Onion rings were a work of love of the lady who owned the placed. She hated the smell on her dainty fingers but that did not stop her from breading up a couple of big tubs a day. The love for the food she served was evident. I learned a lot about turning out a quality product that the customer will clamor for.
When I went off to college I worked at a McDonald's for a while. It was a shock. Applying condiments which came out of plastic tubes that you put in a caulking gun. Shudder.
That's enough for now.