I miss Shakey's Pizza "Bunch O' Lunch". You'd walk in on your lunch hour and pig out on salad, decent pizza and fried chicken, hot and waiting for you, so it qualifies as fast food.
There are still a few left. The one closest to me is in Auburn, AL, and not exactly convenient for a quick lunch, because it's 438 miles away.
There are few buffets left in this area, and they all pretty much suck. (Whoops, I take that back. There's still a good lunch buffet at Sri Udipi here in Cary, but you have to like Southern Indian vegetarian food, and even that has gone waaay downhill from when I first experienced in the 90's)
You can't even find a good salad bar anymore. I remember a colossal block of good cheddar on the stellar salad bar at the "Bombay Bicycle Club" in Memphis in the 70's. It was 2 feet by 2 feet. It must have weighed 30 or so pounds. There was seafood too on that bar.
Fast food restaurants have put condiments behind the counter even, so you have to beg for taco or duck sauce, or catsup with your order, and our infrastructure is falling apart. I sometimes feel as if I am living through the second fall of Rome.
It is nice to remember better times.
I have really enjoyed this thread.
post edited by ThanksfortheCrepes - 2015/06/24 14:42:49