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Old 06-06-14, 10:36 PM   #1
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The Fast Food Junkie Thread

I know there's a couple threads out there discussing things like the Double Down or Doritos tacos at Taco Bell, but I didn't want to start a new thread for every new concoction and as someone that likes to try a lot of new items at fast food restaurants, figured I'd make a catch all thread. That and hopefully weed out the people that always chime in about how whichever place sucks or that the food gives them the shits

So... here's a place to discuss whatever new foods show up at McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, Jack in the Box, or whatever.

To kick it off, Taco Bell is introducing a Quesarito starting Monday. Doesn't look like much in that burrito, but i'm curious.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rito/10061879/



I've heard of the Chipotle one for a year now but never did go and have them make one for me.
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My second job was at Taco Bell, back in the heady days of the Enchirito. I miss it. I am in full support of the Quesarito.

Research now tells me it came back in 1999, with significant changes, and was discontinued again in 2013, but can possibly be ordered off the 'secret menu'.
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Probably not something new, but I recently saw an ad for the Taco Bell Waffle Taco.

I might have to get one before I leave DFW...
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Old 06-06-14, 11:42 PM   #4
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What is this "secret menu" you speak of?
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Old 06-07-14, 12:07 AM   #5
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I think you just have to ask, even though it's not on the regular menu ...
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Old 06-07-14, 12:20 AM   #6
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What is this "secret menu" you speak of?
http://hackthemenu.com/

I think Sacramento is a test market for Taco Bell products. We got the Doritos Locos Tacos, Beefy Crunch Burrito, TB Breakfast Menu, and the Loaded Grillers probably 6 month or more before I started seeing commercials for them (we've had the Taco Bell breakfast menu for over a year now even though they just rolled out it out nationwide).

With that said, the Enchirito is still on the menu here. I saw it the other day. They really need to bring back the Bell Beefer, though.

Has anyone tried the Big Chicken Fillet at Carl's Jr.? It looks like a big Chick-Fil-A sandwich with some added ingredients.
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I think Sacramento is a test market for Taco Bell products. We got the Doritos Locos Tacos, Beefy Crunch Burrito, TB Breakfast Menu, and the Loaded Grillers probably 6 month or more before I started seeing commercials for them (we've had the Taco Bell breakfast menu for over a year now even though they just rolled out it out nationwide).

With that said, the Enchirito is still on the menu here. I saw it the other day. They really need to bring back the Bell Beefer, though.

Has anyone tried the Big Chicken Fillet at Carl's Jr.? It looks like a big Chick-Fil-A sandwich with some added ingredients.
The Bell Beefer has probably the worst name in fast food history.

My wikipedia excursion tells me the enchirito is no longer made with a corn tortilla, nor black olives.
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Thanks for the info! I can imagine asking here (in NY) and having gaunt eyed teenagers stare at me…
May give it a whirl anyway!
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The quesarito looks awesomly bad for me! Want!
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Has anyone tried the Big Chicken Fillet at Carl's Jr.? It looks like a big Chick-Fil-A sandwich with some added ingredients.
I saw a commercial for it; hopefully i'll give it a try in the next week.
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Has anyone tried the Big Chicken Fillet at Carl's Jr.? It looks like a big Chick-Fil-A sandwich with some added ingredients.
I looked at Hardee's website and there's a $1 off coupon if you get the meal. I might have to try it now.
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Old 06-07-14, 08:09 PM   #13
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If it's like everything else at Taco Bell it will be more tortilla than filling.

I often refer to Chipotle burritos as meat flavored rice for reference.
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If it's like everything else at Taco Bell it will be more tortilla than filling.

I often refer to Chipotle burritos as meat flavored rice for reference.
Fwiw, I've eaten at Taco Bell at least five thousand times and don't think it's too much tortilla on anything there.

And that's why I never get rice or beans at Chipotle. Without those, they tend to give me a lot of meat, cheese, and veggies.

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There's only two fast food places I still eat at; Del Taco & In N Out

They're primarily limited chains that because they haven't expanded as much as the bigger chains, have been able to keep their quality up. They don't have to dumb down the food so it tastes the same across the country. They're supply chain is much smaller, local and therefore more fresh. Generally, the less # of restaurants a chain has, the better the quality of the food.
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Whats good at Del Taco.
We have that here in central Fla but so far all I've had are tacos
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Del doesn't have any single stand out item, they just have a solid lineup of stuff. For the price, you can't beat their half-pound bean&cheese burrito. Their regular burrito with green chile sauce is good too. Once in a while, they'll have carnitas and those are great. Again, nothing spectacular, but it's all relatively fresh stuff that doesn't make you feel like crap, especially for fast food - though I'm not sure if it's different in central Florida - didn't know they had spread that far, and that is definitely outside of their original supply zone.
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I love Del Taco but I wouldn't call it limited more than regional. They're located primarily out west, but they have locations in Florida, Michigan and I think Ohio. Their ingredients don't taste any fresher than other Mexican chains to me, but they are good.

As for what to get there, I enjoy their Flat Bread Tacos (used to be called Big Fat Tacos). Their fish tacos are also very good (the shrimp ones not so much), and their macho burritos are worth the $4 - they really load them up. Their staple to me are their chicken soft tacos. Whatever sauce they put on there makes them.

I don't think there's anything on the menu that isn't good. I like their fries, too.

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I like Del Taco's Deluxe Chili Cheese Fries and their Spicy Jack Quesadillas. Chicken soft tacos are nice too. They're good, but honestly I don't find any of their stuff significantly better then Taco Bell. For me it just depends on whatever i'm feeling like.
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Ah, Del Taco. My very first job way back then. They made their refried beans fresh each and every day, multiple times per day actually. Taco meat was made from scratch daily. Cheese and lettuce were grated fresh every day. I bet they still do all of this today, because their food easily tastes fresher than Taco Hell et al. Macho Combo and those great crinkle fries = best lunch ever.

My second job, Naugles, was infinitely better for Mexican fast food but they are, sadly, long gone.
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Doh! Autocorrect and inattentiveness on my part.

In semi-related news, I was all set to hit Taco Bell for breakfast this morning but a car wouldn't let me merge into the turn lane so I had to settle for a different exit and McDonalds.
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Ah, Del Taco. My very first job way back then. They made their refried beans fresh each and every day, multiple times per day actually. Taco meat was made from scratch daily. Cheese and lettuce were grated fresh every day. I bet they still do all of this today, because their food easily tastes fresher than Taco Hell et al. Macho Combo and those great crinkle fries = best lunch ever.
Yeah, they still do, which is why I think they're better than other fast food places that have overly processed food stuffs.

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My second job, Naugles, was infinitely better for Mexican fast food but they are, sadly, long gone.
Interesting fact; Naugles was started by one of the Del Taco co-founders and then it was bought by Del and they were turned into Del Tacos, which is fine, since they were pretty much the same thing anyways.
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Ah, Del Taco. My very first job way back then. They made their refried beans fresh each and every day, multiple times per day actually. Taco meat was made from scratch daily. Cheese and lettuce were grated fresh every day. I bet they still do all of this today, because their food easily tastes fresher than Taco Hell et al. Macho Combo and those great crinkle fries = best lunch ever.

My second job, Naugles, was infinitely better for Mexican fast food but they are, sadly, long gone.
Taco Time in the Pacific Northwest is the same: much fresher than Taco Bell. And almost everything they give you is compostable other than soup spoons and a couple other items.

Note that if you get too far out of the Seattle-Portland area, there's a completely different Taco Time franchise that appears to have none of these benefits.

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Plus Taco Time has the Crisp Burritos, pretty much fast-food Mexican crack cocaine.
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