It is time for all of us to get off of our high horses of food snobbery and stop acting like fast food is not amazing. Seriously, stop. So, here is my list of the best of...Fast Food restaurants.
There is nothing better, and I might even be referring to food as a whole, than an In-N-Out animal style cheeseburger, fries well done and a Diet Coke. Again, please refer to the basic facts about food that state that Diet Coke is better than Diet Pepsi. Even Thomas Keller agrees with me. (I am not sure how you cite a reference, but see GQ's issue regarding Fast Food.) And if you argue with Thomas Keller, well, that is just dumb.
One word. Chipotle. (Quinonez, stop. BF is not better.) Fresh, delicious and fast food. It is literally what all fast food should be. More importantly, the have cilantro lime rice. Not to be dramatic, because Lord knows I don't have a flair for the dramatic, but I would literally eat cilantro by itself. But you add it to rice (ohhhhhh, did I not mention that I am obsessed with all things carbohydrate filled? In due time) and I am in love. And the carnitas...oh, the carnitas. Eat at Chipotle.
Although Rob would disagree, the Burger King Tender Crisp chicken sandwhich cannot be beat. He claims that Chick-Fil-A is the best. I will give that sandwich its due respect, but I am unable to give it the crown of "Best". Did anyone get the pun? Crown...Burger King...no? The perfect chicken sandwich must have mayo. Duh.
Fresno = DaVinci's
San Luis Obispo = Fattes
Washington DC - Pizza Mart (TOTALLY worth the $13 cab fare to get there)
I am not sure if this is sad or amazing, but my comfort food, whether it be the flu or a hangover, is McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. I was sad when they switched to all-white meat, as the only good thing about poultry is the dark meat, but I have adjusted.
Once again, McDonalds takes the trophy. And for all of you vegetarian/vegan/organic hippies that have eaten their fries, they are made with beef stock. Suck it. When they are freshly fried, to the perfect crispiness, they cannot be beat.
So, go out, enjoy fast food. As a reminder, fast food is not good for you. Do not eat it everyday and then blame the restaurants that you have gained weight. Eat it sparingly, but enjoy each and every one of those sparse bites.