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Here's a new game I thought might be fun for fast food fans like me, which I know you are.  Guess what the empty restaurant below used to be:

 

To find out what it is, read the full article by clicking the Read More link below and scrolling down below the picture.

 

When I read through the comments on this website, I am surprised by the number of people who assume that the restaurant or menu page is somehow managed by the actual restaurant chain.  Fast Food Source is an independent website dedicated to fast food fans.  We are not affiliated with any particular chain.  That is what allows us to praise or be openly critical on a given subject.

If you are looking for a way to make your comments heard by a particular restaurant, be sure to click the Contact or Website links on the top-right corner of every restaurant page.  That will launch a separate page for the actual restaurant you want to reach.

Thanks, and keep up the good comments.

I knew about this small chain as being mostly concentrated in the midwest.  Imagine my surprise then when I happened to drive by one right here in Arizona!  While Culver's is known for their Frozen Custard and ButterBurgers, I skipped dessert and just gave the Original ButterBurger with Cheese a try.

The burger was flavorful, with a flame-grilled patty that tasted like something you'd grill yourself during the Fourth of July.  Fresh toppings, a decent bun.  I liked it.

I decided to bypass the fries, even though they were crinkle, and give the onion rings a try.  These were crisp and delicious.  They are thin "beer batter" style and there were plenty in the bag to share.

Mrs. Fast Food Source tried the tuna sandwich.  I am not a fish lover, but she said it was good.  She liked the Texas Toast style bread and shredded lettuce.

Warning: Culver's menu is not that complicated, but the ways in which you can place an order are.  You can order individual sandwiches, make your own value basket, or order a smaller SnackPak meal.  This makes for more menu-staring for the uninitiated.  Come prepared by viewing the menu here first.

Continuing the saga of exploring McDonald's restaurants outside the U.S. begun last spring in Spain, I checked out the local McDonald's during a recent trip to Edinburgh in Scottland.

First off, I had the trusty Big Mac.  Just as good as in the states.  No obvious differences.  Sorry for the angles on some of these pics, I tried to make them legible.

There's that Big Tasty we first encountered in France.  Below we see the Scotts really love them some chicken:

And here are some other interesting items:

Here's a link to the other European McDonald's reviews.

 

 

 

The All American Jack is a sort of Ultimate Cheeseburger on steroids.  Packed with double patties, three slices of cheese, plus all the toppings of a Jumbo Jack, this is one hefty sandwich.

If you are a lover of Jack-In-The-Box's main line burgers, you will enjoy the All American Jack.

 

Fast Food Source is pleased to announce the results of our year-end survey.  Below are the complete results.  Top vote-getters are shown by percentage of total respondents who answered that particular question.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

Copyright notice:  This survey and its results remain the property of Fast Food Source.  The results below may be quoted or referenced in reports, articles or publications, provided you attribute credit to FastFoodSource.com as the source of this information.

Who makes your favorite burger?

McDonald's 18%
Burger King 16%
In-N-Out 11%
Carl's Jr. 9%

What's your favorite burger?

Big Mac 13%
Whopper 8%
Whopper Jr. 8%

Who has the best french fries?

McDonald's 21%
Rallys/Checkers 9%
Wendy's 8%
Burger King 7%
Del Taco 7%
Steak N Shake 6%

What's the best place for fast food other than burgers?

Taco Bell 20%
Chick-fil-a 10%
KFC 10%

Best chain for order accuracy

Arby's 10%
Carl's Jr. 10%

Worst chain for order accuracy

Burger King 23%
McDonald's 19%
El Pollo Loco 11%
Taco Bell 11%

Best chain for drive-thru speed

McDonald's 38%
Taco Bell 10%

Worst drive-thru speed

El Pollo Loco 11%

Friendliest chains

Subway 9%
Taco Bell 9%
In-n-Out 8%
Carl's Jr. 7%

Least friendly chains

McDonald's 20%
Burger King 12%

Best value

McDonald's 20%
Taco Bell 15%

Best quality

McDonald's 11%
Chipotle 9%
Chick-fil-a 9%

Best chain for kids

McDonald's 61%
Dairy Queen 7%

NOTE: This was the largest margin in the entire survey.

How do you make your fast food order a little healthier?

Don't order large size 18%
I don't 16%
Chicken instead of beef 13%
No mayo/spread 12%
No cheese 11%
Skip the side item 9%
Low or no-calorie drink 9%
No bread (protein style) 4%
Substitute veggies for fries 4%
Eat half now, half later 3%
Salad instead of burger 3%

Other tricks to ordering more "healthy" fast food

Ask for knife and fork and ditch the bun after eating contents.
Double garden: double lettuce, tomato, pickles on sandwich; replacing mayo with juicy vegetables.
If you order fries, get them with no salt.
less fried
Moderations is the #1 tip
places that use fresh items
Whole wheat or multigrain bun

How often do you feed your family fast food rather than cooking at home?

about once a week 40%
1-2 times per month 29%
more than once a week 18%
Never 13%

How often do you eat fast food?

more than once a week 52%
about once a week 28%
1-2 times per month 20%

Where do you live?

U.S. Southwest 35%
U.S. Midwest 24%
U.S. Southeast 13%
U.S. Northeast 11%
U.S. Northwest 11%
U.S. South 4%

How old are you?

36-45 30%
26-35 20%
18-25 15%
Under 18 15%
Over 55 11%
46-55 9%

Are you male or female?

Male 55%
Female 45%

What is Fast Food Source?

Providing fast food blogs, menus, locations and other information for over80 major chains

Since 2000, Fast Food Source has been the premier independent site dedicated to fast food lovers, offering fast food restaurant menus, and nutrition information, as well as fast food blogs, articles, forums, and fast food industry news. We offer fast food location information for over 50 cities and more than 80 fast food chains.