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Fieldthistle

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What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/1/05 3:16 PM (permalink)
Hello All,
I like breaded mushrooms. No fast food places offer them.
What would you buy if fast food franchises added unusual
items to their menu?
Or maybe they exist in your area, what are unusal items
on your fast food menus?
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
 
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    jeepguy

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    RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/1/05 5:40 PM (permalink)
    Brown's Chicken, located all around the Chicago area serves great mushrooms and livers. Part of the Portillo family. Dick owns Portillo's and Frank owns Brown's. I usually stop to get the shrooms and livers only, on my way home.
     
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      Scorereader

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      RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/1/05 6:27 PM (permalink)
      french fried lutefisk. you're way, right away!
       
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        HotDogHead

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        RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/1/05 6:35 PM (permalink)
        Deep fried pickles with ranch sauce.
         
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          Adjudicator

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          RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/1/05 8:15 PM (permalink)
          I would definitely go for the fried mushrooms, but not necessarily breaded style (another type of batter, etc.) I would go also for fried onion rings, if they were freshly prepared similar to Popeye's (which are no longer available). Additionally, I would like to see "Pizza in a Cup"; mega pizza toppings (meat AND veggies) with cheese & sauce sans most of the bread (smirk...). Of course, all of these suggestions would have to be cooked to order or I wouldn't buy same. Since this would never happen in a FFR, what's the use of asking? I buy a Popeye's RB & R (large size) and/or a Churchs's large Cajun Rice occasionally for lunch. Other than that, an occasional chili at Wendy's. That's about it.
           
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            enginecapt

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            RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Wed, 11/2/05 12:42 AM (permalink)
            Poutine
            Scrapple
             
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              SassyGritsAL

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              RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Wed, 11/2/05 11:04 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by HotDogHead

              Deep fried pickles with ranch sauce.
              I agree. Would love to see deep fried pickles at fast food restaurants. Our Sonic's here in Huntsville, AL, use to serve them, but took them off their menu as well as their Steak Sandwhich which was the only sandwhich I would eat at Sonic.
               
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                mr chips

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                RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Wed, 11/2/05 9:39 PM (permalink)
                I would like to see more poutine and more garlic fries.
                 
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                  stricken_detective

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                  RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Thu, 11/3/05 12:10 AM (permalink)
                  A menu w/o hydrogenated oil.
                   
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                    Theedge

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                    RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Thu, 11/3/05 9:54 PM (permalink)
                    Well, I shouldn't do it very often, but cheese curds like they have at the A&W during the summer.
                     
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                      AndreaB

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                      RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Sat, 11/5/05 12:20 AM (permalink)
                      Our local DQ here in Versailles has the fried mushrooms, but they are rather watery. But, they must be popular because they've been on the menu for years.

                      Andrea
                       
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                        Poopy

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                        RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Tue, 11/8/05 4:42 PM (permalink)
                        Deep fried broccoli and zucchini.
                         
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                          AndreaB

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                          RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Sun, 11/13/05 6:22 AM (permalink)
                          I would buy battered deep fried zucchini and squash like Druther's had on their salad bar. We used to head out to Druther's for lunch while in high school and get the salad bar and drench the fried veggies in french dressing. I'm sure it wasn't healthy, but we were skinny teenagers!

                          Andrea
                           
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                            stricken_detective

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                            RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Sun, 11/20/05 2:00 AM (permalink)
                            baby spinach leaves
                            avocado slices
                            grape tomatoes
                            fresh sliced mushrooms
                            parmesan curls
                            prepared ranch dressing

                            steak slices optional
                             
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                              Sundancer7

                              RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Sun, 11/20/05 6:26 AM (permalink)
                              I wish East Tennessee had the fried pork chop sandwich like you find in Indiana or the real chicken fried steak like you find around Austin.

                              Paul E. Smith
                              Knoxville, TN
                               
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                                Adjudicator

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                                RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Sun, 11/20/05 8:06 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                I wish East Tennessee had the fried pork chop sandwich like you find in Indiana or the real chicken fried steak like you find around Austin.

                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN


                                Real chicken fried steak?

                                 
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                                  shortchef

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                                  RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Thu, 01/19/06 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                  Please, someone, tell me what poutine is. Thanks.
                                   
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                                    6star

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                                    RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Thu, 01/19/06 10:14 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by shortchef

                                    Please, someone, tell me what poutine is. Thanks.

                                    Poutine is French fries with cheese curds and gravy. Here is a thread on it:

                                    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4604
                                     
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                                      roossy90

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                                      RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 1:53 AM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by HotDogHead

                                      Deep fried pickles with ranch sauce.


                                      Jake and Charlies in Melbourne has that on the menu already...
                                      Actually, I think it is in Indian Harbour Beach..
                                       
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                                        roossy90

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                                        RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 1:56 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by stricken_detective

                                        baby spinach leaves
                                        avocado slices
                                        grape tomatoes
                                        fresh sliced mushrooms
                                        parmesan curls
                                        prepared ranch dressing

                                        steak slices optional



                                        Uh, I see all those items here in Maine, where are you anyway...
                                        Well, no parmesean curls....WTF is a parmesean curl anyway?
                                        LOL...
                                        I get 99% of those items at the Shaw's grocery store salad bar..already...huge shroom slices.... and so much more......
                                        Steak slices, I stop at the Bow Street Market for Wolfes Neck Bistro Steak and then add it to my salad from Shaw's.
                                        Tara
                                        (uh, I am on a diet, so I use Cains lite raspberry dressing.. ha ha)
                                         
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                                          roossy90

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                                          RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 1:59 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                          I wish East Tennessee had the fried pork chop sandwich like you find in Indiana or the real chicken fried steak like you find around Austin.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN


                                          I make a killer CFS.. Oooooh. I am on a diet, and now you mention lovely chicken fried steak with thick gravy and mushroom and onion's.. oooooooooooo..YUMMY
                                          Paul..
                                          gee thanks for making me look at my salads with disdain!
                                           
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                                            roossy90

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                                            RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 2:02 AM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by AndreaB

                                            Our local DQ here in Versailles has the fried mushrooms, but they are rather watery. But, they must be popular because they've been on the menu for years.

                                            Andrea

                                            Yuck. fried mushrooms are nothing but watery and chewy.... what do people see in them anyway?
                                            I really dont like any veggie fried. thats not the way they are sposed to be ingested.......raw, steamed, sautee'd--(sp)
                                            Well, except fried green tomatoes and then that is a subject all on its own anyway........ooh, and a touchy one then!
                                             
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                                              Jimeats

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                                              RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 5:44 AM (permalink)
                                              Finnan Haddie can't be beat. Chow jim
                                               
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                                                Ashphalt

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                                                RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 1:37 PM (permalink)
                                                Jim,

                                                How about some MacRedFlannelHash to go with that?
                                                 
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                                                  Fieldthistle

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                                                  RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 2:01 PM (permalink)
                                                  Hello All,
                                                  Okay, I am ignorant or stupid for asking...
                                                  What is Finnan Haddie?
                                                  And Ashphalt, (why am I asking?) what is MacRedFlannelHash?
                                                  I love you people. What imagination you have, it is a beautiful thing.
                                                  Take Care,
                                                  Fieldthistle
                                                   
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                                                    Ashphalt

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                                                    RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 3:24 PM (permalink)
                                                    Finnan Haddie: smoked haddock, commonly cooked in a cream sauce. Popular old New England/Canadian Maritimes dish (I believe of Scottish origin, i.e. Findon Haddock). It's nastier relation is creamed salt cod.

                                                    Red Flannel Hash: Corned Beef Hash, typically made from the leftovers of a New England Boiled Dinner, with the addition of cooked beets. Usually cooked on cast iron to achieve a nice rusty crust. Frequently served with a fried egg, the rusty beet strings lending a nice bloodshot effect. Real New England eatin'. Red Flannel Hash sandwiches were once popular hangover food in Cambridge.

                                                    Mac...: anything fast fooded, especially from America's Favorite Scottish Restaurant.

                                                     
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                                                      Fieldthistle

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                                                      RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 5:19 PM (permalink)
                                                      Hello All,
                                                      Thanks Ashphalt. I think I'd like the Red Flannel Hash. Will try to make it.
                                                      Take Care,
                                                      Fieldthistle
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        Sundancer7

                                                        RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 5:23 PM (permalink)
                                                        How about a 12 ounce burger with onions, extry mayo, onions, tomato and cooked to order.

                                                        These are not available at a FF place. You can get them at some restaurants but not quickly.

                                                        Paul E. Smith
                                                        Knoxville, TN
                                                         
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                                                          Ashphalt

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                                                          RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 5:53 PM (permalink)
                                                          Fieldthistle,

                                                          I'd be interested in hearing what you think. It was real comfort food to my Depression-era Parents, but I ate enough of it that I've never tried it again. Of course, there are plenty of other things I turned my nose up at as a kid that I now relish.
                                                           
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                                                            mayor al

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                                                            RE: What would you buy if they added it to the menu? Fri, 01/20/06 5:57 PM (permalink)
                                                            Real Onion Rings, not the shavings that some places do as "loaves of stringy threads". Farmer Boys in SoCal does Rings that are 1" to 1 1/4" thick. You can get a real taste of the onion with the batter!
                                                            Squash Spears Same concept here. We find places here and there that do 'crosscut' slices like pickle chips that are battered in a Tempura-like batter and fried. Those are good, but the long spears battered like the Onion Rings at FB's are outstanding with your favorite dipping sauce.
                                                            Mushroom Caps Same thing.
                                                            Pickle Slices, both Dill and Sweet. I had never had these before coming to Louisville. Great with a Burger as another side treat.

                                                            For menu entree items...
                                                            I like to find good Liver and Onions. Too often the Liver is sliced 1/8th of an inch thick and fried hard. Nasty stuff. Give me a piece or two 3/4 inch thick or slightly more and cooked medium--not Medium Rare. Lots of grilled onions and bacon served with/on it.
                                                            I like Welsh Rarebit. HoJo's used to have a pretty good version. Fresh Toast and double the Bacon then ladle the hot cheese sauce over it. A good Hot brown comes close, but the Cheese sauce in the W.R. seemed to be a bit 'stronger'.
                                                            Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage makes a great side dish for a lot of Meat and three kind of meals. I guess it is a holdover from my Czech upbringing. I love the stuff.
                                                            Lastly Avocado, in almost any form...Whole Sliced Mashed etc. I love them. Offer them as a Sandwich Condiment and I'll order them every time.
                                                             
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