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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Talking Fast Food Part 4 - Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, And Hardee's

You should know the deal by now so with no delay we are going to take a look at three fast food restaurants, and I'll give you my thoughts.

This entry will cover Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, and Hardees.

The Talking Fast Food page has a link to the previous entries as well.

  • Chick-fil-A - This one will be controversial, but my take is this...CFA isn't bad, but I don't love it the way most Southerners (especially) love it. It's fine. I eat it about once a week because we typically have dinner with my grandmother, but I never really crave it our search it out on my own.

    That said, the ice cream is fantastic, and I love a chicken biscuit for breakfast occasionally although sweet biscuits aren't my thing in general.  When I was a kid it seems to me that it was better in that they used to bread the nuggets more heavily, and fry them up darker. The Polynesian sauce is excellent for dipping nuggets by the way.

    Waffle fries there are either great or terrible. Sometimes you get an order with too many of those wonky fries that have some of the potato skin on them still, and have less holes in the fry. Those aren't great. If they aren't fried up just right they are underwhelming to a degree.

    The service is FANTASTIC so I have to give it to them there.

    (Usual order: Either the Chick-fil-A sandwich combo with unsweetened tea or the Chick-fil-A Deluxe sandwich combo with pepperjack cheese on it or a nuggets combo. The Cookies & Cream milkshake is really good as a dessert as well)

  • Five Guys - This entry will be uncharacteristically short. I like the fries more than the burgers. Many will tell you to get the cajun seasoning on the fries. I may do try that again because it's been suggested to me so many times, but I didn't think it was worth adding personally.

    (Usual order: Little Cheeseburger with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, ketch, mustard, and onions with the smallest order of fries as you still get a ton. Since they are a Coca-Cola Freestyle place I get Vanilla Coke to drink.)

  • Hardee's - I don't mess with their lunch very often, but the burgers are pretty good. To me, Hardee's is a breakfast chain and they have my very favorite fast food breakfast item...the Country Fried Steak Biscuit.

    Their biscuits are NOT SWEET, and they are fantastic. A couple of times I've had gravy put on the country fried steak and it's pretty good as well, but I like them plain mostly. Coffee is fine, and the hash rounds are really good.

    (Usual order: Country Fried Steak Biscuit combo with hash rounds, and coffee with a little bit of cream and sugar.)