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 Burger King (Matoon, Illinois)

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Vince Macek

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Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sat, 07/11/09 6:03 PM (permalink)
Anyone here been to this one? Sounds like a good one (and not a Whopper in 20 miles):
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/8105
This site has two more entries for Matoon, for a custard stand shaped like a cone, and the Worlds Largest Bagel parade (late July)...sounds like a food destination to me!
 
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    David_NYC

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    Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 4:32 AM (permalink)
    The Matoon Burger King is probably more famous for a landmark intellectual property court decision than their food:
    http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/11/27/burger_king/
    This article includes 4 photographs in a Photo Gallery Link.
     
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      carolina bob

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      Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 8:33 AM (permalink)
      I'm afraid that the Burger King in Mattoon is nothing to get excited about. In fact, just the opposite; I ate there about ten years ago ( burger and fries ), and was very disappointed in their food. Just one man's opinion, of course, but I would never go back. 
       
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        jman

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        Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 8:49 AM (permalink)
        nocarolina


        I'm afraid that the Burger King in Mattoon is nothing to get excited about. In fact, just the opposite; I ate there about ten years ago ( burger and fries ), and was very disappointed in their food. Just one man's opinion, of course, but I would never go back. 


        So you went there ten years ago once and was disappointed and haven't returned.  I guess that warrants a comment here.  A few years ago, I worked on a project that brought me by that Burger King 3-4 times a day.  We stopped there for lunch about once or twice a week.  Was it the best burger or fries I've ever had?  No, but I didn't expect them to be.  Their food reminded me of the Burger-Shake in Lexington, KY.  For the price, it was quite satisfactory.  It's been about three years since I last stopped there, but if I found myself in the area again, I wouldn't hesitate to stop and eat.
         
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          carolina bob

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          Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 9:37 AM (permalink)
          jman, I'm glad that you enjoyed your meals there, but I didn't enjoy mine... not at all. I thought that their burger and fries both were rather inferior. If I pass through Mattoon again, I really can't see myself giving them another try. I travel on a very tight budget and can't justify spending money on a meal that past experience tells me that I probably won't enjoy.      
           
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            DawnT

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            Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 1:58 PM (permalink)
            Didn't the "Mad Gasser" put  Mattoon on the map? Not too many places can claim a mass hysteria event that had an alledged transvestite chemistry major blamed for terrorizing a community just because he was "odd" and lived with his sisters.
             
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              ann peeples

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              Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 2:09 PM (permalink)
              I do have to agree with nocarolina-I ate at a place that is quite well known, and I found the food sub par.The thought of eating there now is without a doubt, out of the question.
               
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                jeepguy

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                Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 8:36 PM (permalink)
                 They used to be called "Frigid Queen"! Too funny!
                 
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                  drpep

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                  Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Sun, 07/12/09 8:38 PM (permalink)
                   Same name of my ex-wife.
                   
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                    Vince Macek

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                    Re:Burger King (Matoon, Illinois) Mon, 07/13/09 8:21 PM (permalink)
                    Thanks for the input, all - my brother & his family are driving down from NW Illinois to visit later this month and I was looking for good stops. He and I would both be glad to stop there and shout "In your face, multi-national fast-food corporation!" but wouldn't go out of our way to do it.
                    He is taking my cues to stop at Funks Grove and the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, though.
                     
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