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Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 2:22 PM
Ok.admittedly it is a slow day and I actually had some "libation" left over from the Football games of the weekend.
 
I'm just wondering ........and i know there are several threads on similar topics.....how most of you would rank the following  in food (taste only!)
1. McDonalds
2.Burger King
3. Wendy's
4. KFC
5.Sonic
 
I know there are others............and if you wanna add an "A" for your fav..........Jakes, Five Guys, In and out, etc that is fine......but they are more limited geographically
 
You can just rank them 1-5.with one being the best...........or those of you with a scientific bent can give eacha 1-100 score.......with 100 obviously top
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 2:33 PM
I've only been to a Sonic maybe twice and it was a while ago, as we don't have them in this part of the country. And if you'd have asked me this 20 years ago or more, it would be very different.
 
1. Sonic
2. KFC
3. Burger King
4. McDonald's
5. Wendy's

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 3:01 PM
1. Sonic
2. Burger King
3. KFC
4. McDonald's
5. Wendy's
 
I hate pretty much everything Wendy's makes, outside of the frosty. And really...a cup of ice cream isn't worth going there, especially when Steak & Shake is closer. Steak & Shake, by the way, would be my #1 were it on the list.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 3:57 PM
I've never been to Sonic although we do have them now in the Chicago suburbs.
 
1. Burger King, maybe twice a year I like a Whopper.
2. KFC but I never go there. Last time was after I had a tooth pulled and my mouth was still frozen. I needed mashed potatoes asap!
3. Mc Donalds once or twice a year for a kids McNuggets and a $1 salad.
4. Culver's. They have a great pot roast sandwich!
5. Wendy's if on the road
 
We eat mostly at local small places if we eat out. I am handicapped now and don't get out much so once and a while I like a good carry out meal. I do have friends who will pick up a lunch and come visit me now and then, hence going to a FF place. 
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 4:00 PM
My ranking:
 
Sonic
KFC
Wendy's
Burger King
McDonald's
 


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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 4:06 PM
1. Sonic
2. Rally's/Checkers
3.Popeye's (over KFC)
4. Wendy's
5. Ain't even going to put BK on here, as I'd rather eat month old Mississippi road kill. So, KFC.
 
I rather like Sonic's offerings and, on our recent road trip south we actually ate at 2, by choice. Love their cheddar peppers and Super Sonic Cheeseburger.  Rally's/Checkers is also decent. Far better than McD's.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 11/12/12 5:56 PM
1. KFC 
2. Burger King 
3. Wendy's 
4. Sonic
5. McDonalds
 
 
Steak & Shake would also be my #1, were it on the list.
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 11/13/12 11:32 AM
My #1 would be a Jumbo Jack from Jack in the Box, but that is no doubt because I can only get one every few years when I go to Arizona.  No JitB here in South Jersey.   

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 11/13/12 2:24 PM
I could definitely go for a Sourdough Jack. None in NY either.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Wed, 11/14/12 1:57 AM
1. Sonic
2. Wendys
3. McDonalds
4. Burger King
5. KFC

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 11/15/12 12:45 AM
ChrisOC

My #1 Would be a Jumbo Jack from Jack in the Box, but that is no doubt because I can only get one every few years when I go to Arizona.  No JitB here in South Jersey.   

They're working their way East. They're in the Midwest now and headed your way! 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 11/15/12 7:08 AM
1. Sonic (only for Drinks and onion Rings, nothing else)
2. Wendy's ( For Chili Only)
3. Jack in the Box (greasy Tacos only !)
4. Rally's/Checkers  Burgers and Seasoned Fries
5. Popeye's Spicy Chicken, Mashed Pot.& Gravy

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 11/15/12 7:19 AM
I avoid Sonic because I don't like eating in my car & their ads with those two idiots sitting in their car drive me nuts.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 11/15/12 7:25 AM
White Castle

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 11/16/12 8:20 AM
cavandre
I avoid Sonic because I don't like eating in my car & their ads with those two idiots sitting in their car drive me nuts.

I can't stand eating in the car, either. Some Sonics have tables outside, but you can only eat there in decent weather. As I seldom pass Sonics, I think I may have actually eaten at one twice. Maybe three times, but no more than that.
 
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 11/16/12 11:00 AM
1.Whataburger, a local texas chain
2.Mcdonald's
3.Sonic We have two here in town, and for me when the weather is nice i can walk over there from the house, and sit at the table, and eat out side.This is the one on FM78, the one up at IH35 N and FM3009 I have to drive to.
4.Chester's a local San Antonio Chain,which brought back their poppyseed buns,Yeah.
5.Bracken Cafe, out in Bracken,Tx, just a little ways up the road from me.It's no chain, but their burgers are really good.
Haven't been to Burger King or Red Robin in years.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 11/16/12 2:58 PM
I'm surprised to see how many ranked Sonic so high. About a year or so ago, we finally got a Sonic near by and I was NOT impressed at all. The only thing that was decent were the real fruit slushies and those aren't that good anymore either. With that being said,
1. Burger King (whopper)
2. McDonalds (fries)
3. Wendys (chili)
4. Sonic (slushies, happy hour 1/2 off)
5. KFC (when all else fails)

Forgot about A &W I might rank them #1
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 11/16/12 3:07 PM
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ChrisOC

My #1 Would be a Jumbo Jack from Jack in the Box, but that is no doubt because I can only get one every few years when I go to Arizona.  No JitB here in South Jersey.   

They're working their way East. They're in the Midwest now and headed your way! 

 
We used to have Jack in the Box in Illinois almost 35 years ago. After sometime out drinking we used to love to go to the drive up and make some dumb (funny?) comment into Jack's head (the speaker)

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 11/16/12 6:58 PM
ChrisOC,
  Back in the 70's there was one in Willingboro on US 130. I used to drive the 25 or so miles each way now and then to get a "Greasy Taco Boost" !! No idea if it is still there???

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 2:12 AM
(1) Burgerville
(2)  in N out
(3) Sonic Half Price drink hour
(4) Burger king- I can get frequent flyer miles by eating at 6 0r 7 in the Portland area
(5) Wendy's

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 6:29 AM
Is Burgerville local?.never heard of them on the East Coast

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 10:17 AM
Fanatic,
Burgerville is a regional/local chain in the Oregon/washington area. I have heard they are spreading out further, but haven't seen the details of that. maybe Mr Chips can give us the word.
Burgerville does a good job... first Sweet Potatoes French fries I ever had.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 1:14 PM
tkitna


1. Sonic
2. Wendys
3. McDonalds
4. Burger King
5. KFC

I second this!


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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 2:20 PM
Sonic's jalapeno burger is really good, but in Ohio you can get one only at the Nelsonville store, and that's some 70 miles from here.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 8:01 PM
chewingthefat


tkitna


1. Sonic
2. Wendys
3. McDonalds
4. Burger King
5. KFC

I second this!

 
 
Using the original 5 fast food chain choices given, I agree with the order given by tkitna and chewingthefat.
 
 
Picking my own top 5 fast food chains, I'd probably rank them as:
 
1.  Five Guys
2.  Steak 'N' Shake
3.  Fatburger (They're only in 8 states.  Nearest to me is in MD)
4.  Chick-fil-A
5.  Hardees (for their biscuits and hot ham & cheese)
 
 
If very small, very localized fast food chains are allowed, I'd add:
 
Walt's Roast Beef (5 locations in RI). 
Jake's Wayback Burger (In northern DE and northeastern MD)
 
 
EDIT:  I just looked up Jake's Wayback Burgers.  Apparently, they are not as small anymore.  There were just a handful of locations in northern DE a few years ago.  Now, they are in 15 states with about 60 locations. 
 
Glenn
 
 
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 9:32 PM
Well, heck...if we can use whatever ones we want, then my list is going to change a lot!
 
1. Steak & Shake
2. Checkers
3. Culver's
4. Sonic
5. Popeye's

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 9:39 PM
felix4067


Well, heck...if we can use whatever ones we want, then my list is going to change a lot!

1. Steak & Shake
2. Checkers
3. Culver's
4. Sonic
5. Popeye's

 
 
When I saw others throwing in Chester's, Bracken's, Culver's, Rally's/Checker's, etc. , I figured it was a free for all.  ;)
 
 
Glenn
 
 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 11/17/12 9:48 PM
Glenn1234


When I saw others throwing in Chester's, Bracken's, Culver's, Rally's/Checker's, etc. , I figured it was a free for all.  ;) 


Glenn



Yeah, I noticed that later. I originally answered pretty early on, though.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 11/18/12 3:29 PM
rofl.thank you for playing the game.  Actually, there was a reason for those 5, but it had to do with investments more than pure taste.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 11/20/12 6:10 PM
Yall are comparing apples to oranges and bananas
 
Chicken

Popeyes
KFC
Churchs
 
Burgers
 
Rally's
Wendy's
5 Guys
Hardees (if you can find a good one)
McD
 
Chicken Sandwich
 
Chick Fil A
Rallys
Popeyes
Wendy's
McD
 
Shakes
 
Sonic
Arby's (Jamocha yumm)
Steak and Shake
Culvers
Wendys
 
If we lump fruit as fruit
 
Popeyes
Rallys/Sonic
Wendy's/5 Guys
Culvers
McD/Hardees

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 12/2/12 1:12 PM
Out of the options listed, I would rank them in this order. 
 
1. Wendy's
2. Sonic
3. McDonald's
4. KFC
5. Burger King
 
BK and KFC are just plain sad anymore. The Whopper lost it's way and KFC's chicken tasted like an overpriced salt lick(this coming from a salt-a-holic). McDonald's is, well McDonald's. Not much needs to be said about them. I enjoy Sonic from time to time, but I rarely go out of my way to eat at one. Actually, the last time I went to one was just to get a couple of bags of ice. Of the ones we had to choose from, Wendy's tops the list due to their spicy chicken sandwich and better tasting burgers. 
 
Going outside the parameters, when it comes to fast food chicken, Popeye's and Chick-Fil-A top the list.
 
The best place for fast burgers at a decent price? Cookout. You can get a grilled quarter pound burger and a large fry for under $5, and it's much better than Five Guys. I do enjoy Five Guys though, but it makes no sense to pay four dollars more for the same thing, when Cookout is practically right next door in neck my of the woods.  They also make really good shakes I might add.
 
Might as well add sub chains to the discussion. Subway is not very good, nor worth it, as none of their foot longs should cost more than $5. Panera is good but overpriced for what you get, and Quizno's is never convenient, nor worthy of the cost as well. Of all the chains, Jason's Deli and Firehouse offer the best bang for your buck.
 
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 12/2/12 3:33 PM
Cookout? Jason's Deli? Firehouse? Must be regional chains...never heard of them either here in Michigan or anywhere I've traveled in the US. Although it's been years since I was on the East coast; I tend to spend more time on the Gulf coast and out West.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 12/2/12 4:22 PM
we have Jason's Deli in the Chicago area, just walked by the Naperville outlet today on the way to Naf Naf, an Israeli restaurant. 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 12/2/12 4:40 PM
Yeah, I looked them all up. Jason's is in big cities, but nowhere I usually go. Cookout appears to be VERY regional, in only 3-4 states (primarily North Carolina). And Firehouse looks to have about the same geographic smattering as Jason's.
 
Not a thing, really, I was just commenting that they must not be widely available chains.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 12/8/12 9:03 AM
2. Wendy's
3. Sonic
1. McDonald's
5. KFC
4. Burger King

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 12/8/12 12:44 PM
A Firehouse Subs place opened a mile and a half from me about a month ago. I've never been there, but the parking lot is usually pretty full whenever I go by. It's located across the intersection from the high school.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 07/14/13 8:42 PM
Thought I'd revive this topic on a slow day...
 
1. In-N-Out
2. Sonic
3. Smashburger
4. Culver's
5. Five Guys
 
By the way, what happened to Rally's the past few years? They've been closing like crazy in southern Ohio. I went to one in a hurry in Northern Kentucky and they screwed my order up and the burgers were dry and flavorless. I used to be a big fan, but I have no desire to go back now.
 
 
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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 07/14/13 9:27 PM
White Castle Numero Uno

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 07/14/13 10:43 PM
Okay--I'll jump in here.  Using the original list:
KFC
Sonic
McDonald's
Burger King
Wendy's
 
However, my favorite fast food is Bojangles, as I can get biscuit sandwiches all day, and I also like Popeye's, especially their mashed potatoes and gravy.  For fast food burgers, if I'm near a Roy Rogers I'll get a Double R Bar Burger every time.  I also like being able to get breakfast any time of day at Jack in the Box.
 
Disclaimer:  I've not been to a bunch of the places listed above, like Culvers, Steak and Shake, Smashburger, etc.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Mon, 07/15/13 11:32 PM
1 - McDonalds
2 - KFC
3 - Sonic
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198 - Wendy's
 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 07/18/13 6:11 AM
Buddy I live in Santa Cruz and I love fast food especially pizza's. You are missing pizza from your list. In our region you can get awesome pizza's from

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 07/18/13 12:40 PM
Considering the list I would Rank them as:
 
Burger King
Sonic
Wendy's 
KFC
McDonalds  
 
Whataburger in the South would actually be my #1 if on the list.  I do have withdrawal systems since moving North for their cheeseburger.
 
My 10 year old grandchildren have actually sworn off McDonalds and we only go there in a desperate late night pinch.  Two out of the three we frequent have the most awful pickles- sometimes unchewable, the third never gets our order correct so  they have chosen Wendy's. 
 
I grew up on KFC but the last bucket I had just didn't have the correct texture or taste. 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 09/3/13 2:45 PM
1. Burger King
2. McDonalds
3. Sonic
4. DQ
5. Wendy's
 
For fries:
 
1. McDonalds
2. Burger King
3. Rally's/Checker's
4. Sonic
5. DQ
6. Lions Choice

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 2:51 AM
I finally ate at a White Castle in Indiana after all these years.
 
Never again.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 11:38 AM
In order to eat White Castle, you have to have consumed many libations.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 12:46 PM
Ackman


In order to eat White Castle, you have to have consumed many libations.


Really? I've been eating them for a very long time -- usually for lunch. No libations first.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 1:36 PM
I keep frozen White Castle cheeseburgers in my freezer.  Great for a quick microwave lunch.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 2:25 PM
I'm not a drinking man but I love White Castle's tasty lil' hamburgers, always have.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 09/7/13 2:25 PM
1. Hardee's (early to mid '70s) 
"Hurry on down to Hardee's, baby, where the burgers are charco-broiled."
2. McDonald's (to mid '80s)
3. Popeye's (to mid 80's)
4. Wendy's (to early 80's) 
5. Whataburger

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 09/8/13 7:22 AM
they are ALL in last place
 
 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 09/10/13 9:16 AM
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Ackman


In order to eat White Castle, you have to have consumed many libations.


Really? I've been eating them for a very long time -- usually for lunch. No libations first.

 
As have I. It's just the stereotype. Everybody thinks that you have to be drunk in order to eat there. The trick is that you have to eat the sliders FRESH off the grill, or else they get hard and stale.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 09/12/13 3:38 AM
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In order to eat White Castle, you have to have consumed many libations.


Really? I've been eating them for a very long time -- usually for lunch. No libations first.


As have I. It's just the stereotype. Everybody thinks that you have to be drunk in order to eat there. The trick is that you have to eat the sliders FRESH off the grill, or else they get hard and stale.

 
I cant get past the greasy, wet bun.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 09/12/13 10:35 AM
The stereotype came from there being two food choices when leaving the bar: White Castle and Denny's. I've eaten them sober more often than while intoxicated, but I have to admit they're better under the influence.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 10/4/13 9:44 AM
1. Sonic
2. Burger King
3. McDonalds
4. Wendy's
5. KFC

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Fri, 10/4/13 5:56 PM
Wendy's is just awful anymore. I don't like their new burgers, and $1.80 for a plain baked potato? I do like their spicy chicken sandwich and chili on occasion, but man that place is pricey now. Last time I ordered a double burger combo and it was over $8. Might as well go to a sit down place at that point. And I really miss their chicken pita sandwiches from the mid-late 90's. those were amazing!

If McDonald's had breakfast all day, it'd be number one easily.

My favorite burger chain is Steak and Shake though. Never had a bad meal there, and the prices are reasonable. Love their garlic butter burger.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sat, 10/5/13 9:55 PM
I have modified my previous entry (a year ago.)
1. Popeyes Chicken (Spicy) Skip all the sides and other stuff.
 
2 Rally's Baconzilla or Double Bacon Cheeseburger. And they still add flavoring to their Cokes for no extra charge.
 
3. J-I-B - TACOS, TACOS, and More TACOS.
 
4. CULVER's- Great Bugers, Walleye Sandwiches (in season) and Custard...not Kopp's for sure, but it's all we have Close by.
 
5. Wendy's - CHILI on a winter day..be sure it is served HOT

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Sun, 10/6/13 2:37 PM
I love Popeyes-even cold! Good chicken. Don't know about the rest-not here...Except Wendys-never ate there.-and Kfc is small pieces.

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Wed, 11/6/13 12:02 AM
Not wild about any of these, but here's the ORDER from best to worst:
 
1.  Sonic (but only for their breakfast sandwiches and fruity drinks, cuz the fries are gawdawful and the burgers almost as bad)
2.  KFC (for their once-a-week chicken-fried steak meal and consistently good standard fried chicken...and those tasty and probably heart-killing biscuits)
3.  Burger King (for their burgers)
4.  McDonald's (for, for, for, ummm, well, maybe their french fries)
5.  Wendy's (I have yet to eat anything from Wendy's that had much flavor or texture)
 

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Tue, 12/24/13 1:41 AM
I've never been to Sonic.
I refuse to go to Burger King as I have never had anything I liked there.
Wendy's makes me sad.  Back when I was in high school in the 70s my dad used to get us dinner from the Wendy's drive-through every Saturday night, and it was a real treat.  Now it seems inedible.  However their root beer floats are great so if I go by one I might get one of those.
I only like McDonald's for breakfast.  However I love McDonald's for breakfast!  I wish they served it later into the day than 10:30. 
So of the choices listed, KFC is the only one I like.  Original recipe chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, coleslaw, biscuit; yum! 
My top choice, that I get at least twice a week, is Chick-Fil-A.  Their nuggets are perfect and have the advantage of being easy to eat while driving, which you can't do with KFC!

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Re:Rank these in order....FF burger/FF Joints - Thu, 01/9/14 1:17 AM
5 Guys
In N Out
CheeBurger CheeBurger
Windmill(In New Jersey)
Wendy's

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