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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

…Fast Food Restaurant.

"All rankings of fast food restaurants are inherently flawed. McDonald's constantly ranks towards the bottom of customer satisfaction surveys but first in sales, so clearly there's something about consumer habits that these polls fail to capture. Still, it's interesting to see how public sentiment on different chains shifts, even if it doesn't directly tie to how they vote with their wallets…."
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von Schwartz31 Jul 2019 4:49 p.m. PST

It's a matter of availability, there are McDs on every corner, you can't swing a dead cat without wacking a McDonalds store.

Pictors Studio31 Jul 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

In the South, that is true of Chick-Fil-A.

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2019 7:20 p.m. PST

In Texas Whataburger rules.

goragrad31 Jul 2019 8:21 p.m. PST

At a convenience market in the small town of Gateway, Colorado as I got a fountain lemonade I commented to the clerk that Chik-Fil-A had the best lemonade.

Her response was that now she wanted Chik-Fil-A…

Nearest Chik-Fil-A was 60 miles…

Pictors Studio31 Jul 2019 8:58 p.m. PST

I just went to Whataburger for the first time when I was in Texas last week. It is better McDonald's but not as good as Wendys.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2019 9:15 p.m. PST

Whataburger is excellent. I miss them.

CFA does make an excellent lemonade. Not as good as mine, but at least its far better then most other "lemonades" I've had which are really just lemon-flavored water.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

Fast food….now remind me why Americans suffering an obesity epidemic?

Pictors Studio31 Jul 2019 11:23 p.m. PST

Because they will drive down their driveway to their mail box to get their mail.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2019 11:59 a.m. PST

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2019 12:40 p.m. PST

A cousin described cars following around behind anyone walking in the parking lot hoping to cut 20 or 30 feet from their walk. The parking lot was in front of a gymnasium.

But Ochoin, really not kosher to mock Americans while concealing your own nationality.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2019 12:48 p.m. PST

McDonald's, though. In addition to ubiquity, they're a known quantity, inexpensive, and there's always something acceptable on the menu. I hardly ever hit a McDonald's in town, but I frequently will on the road. It avoids discovering the hard way things like Jack in the Box's policy of over-spicing food

von Schwartz01 Aug 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

A cousin described cars following around behind anyone walking in the parking lot hoping to cut 20 or 30 feet from their walk. The parking lot was in front of a gymnasium.

You obviously have never been to Florida, we will walk 1-2 extra blocks to find a shady place to park.

Pictors Studio01 Aug 2019 8:23 p.m. PST

In the part of Florida I've most frequently visited people weren't walking 1-2 blocks to do anything.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2019 1:13 a.m. PST

But Ochoin, really not kosher to mock Americans while concealing your own nationality.

Faroese. And not "mocking" but pointing out an inconvenient truth.

von Schwartz02 Aug 2019 5:34 a.m. PST

In the part of Florida I've most frequently visited people weren't walking 1-2 blocks to do anything.

You need to get out away from the theme parks and retirement centers where "real" people live.

Legion 402 Aug 2019 7:00 a.m. PST

The Chick-Fil-A in town here always has long lines. Pretty darn good Chicken ! They even have grilled chicken ! For us fat Yanks that try to watch our calories … evil grin

whill402 Aug 2019 9:46 a.m. PST

I believe that our obesity problem has more to do with our sedentary desk jobs than any fast food restaurant.

14Bore02 Aug 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

Haven't been to Chic-Fil-A much, but their milk shakes are excellent.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2019 12:45 p.m. PST

Nope, diet is the clincher. Fat, sugar and salt filled food and portion sizes beyond any reasonable need will make you fat. I believe this is a fair description of Fast Food.

Exercise is a secondary consideration.

Legion 403 Aug 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Well then I better stop spending 2-3 hours a day at the Y … huh?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

"…inexpensive…." at McD's???

Hardly. You must not live in the land of the $15 USD/Hr. minimum wage.

CFA and In-N-Out are both excellent, since they focus on doing one thing well.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

Well then I better stop spending 2-3 hours a day at the Y

Read what I wrote carefully, "Secondary consideration" .

At the risk of being personal, are you fat? If so, it would suggest 2-3 hours at the gym isn't working & you need to check your diet.

Fast food. Soft drink (what you Americans call "pop"?). Excessively sweet. Snack foods. Shun them all & you'll soon be svelte.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2019 2:25 p.m. PST

With respect, Ochoin, the problem is not that we can get food quickly and conveniently, however much that seems to upset the Euros and some of our own leisure class. The problem is bad choices. Hardly a chain on that list not happy to sell me a nutritious and reasonably low-calorie salad, but that's not always what I buy. And of course we're not using the calories previous generations did: more computer work and fewer of us with shovels.

But an entire class of people keep screaming "fast food!" as though expensive two hour lunches would solve the problems. Also, visit London some time. When it comes to obesity, Europe really is catching up with us, and Mexico, at last report, was ahead.

And no, Thresher, I haven't visited the Left Coast lately. I don't think I'd be welcome there. Of course, I live in the land of five-figure houses, too. No one gets rich working a cash register, but where you can rent a three-bedroom house for $750 USD a month, you're not starving on $9 USD an hour. And that's as far as I can go and not descend into politics.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

With respect, robert piepanbrink, we both know what we're talking about. "Fast food" is useful shorthand for "junk food" as that is what such outlets mostly sell. Certainly some of their "healthy choices" are OK…& some aren't. Grilled Chicken that still has its skin on may as well be deep fried.Low fat but laced with salt & sugar is equally poison. But of course, you could never visit a Fast Food outlet, live on crisps and soft drink etc & still be obese.

I'm not sure what your point about far-away Mexico or remote Europe is. American junk food & clones are an issue there, clearly.

14Bore12 Aug 2019 3:43 p.m. PST

Chic-fil-A has mac and cheese now, two types

von Schwartz12 Aug 2019 4:05 p.m. PST

Well I don't know about you but I spend 2-3 hours a day at the Y ogling the soccer moms

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