Are you a closet Fast Food Fan?

from the Mcdonald's Cheddar Bacon Angus Burger Media Party

I grew up with fast food. I remember watching the McDonaldland and Burger King’s Kingdom competing commercials. Who can forget the Clara Peller “Where’s the beef?” commercials and marketing extravaganza for Wendy’s? What about the California Raisins and Hardee’s?

But I’ve found that most folks go around pretending that they wouldn’t dare eat at a  fast food joint. It’s almost like admitting that you liked Debbie Gibson in the ’80s, no one will. The real truth is they crave it and love it. Now whether they regret it the next day is another thing. And for the record Subway is fast food, so don’t even try and sell me on their pre-packaged cold cuts. I’m not a fan.

Over the last month I’ve had this same conversation with Restaurant Owners, Food Truck Owners, Chefs, Bloggers….you name it! Almost all of them requested that I do not mention their names and restaurants so I withheld everyone’s name but below you can read a few quotes:

I can’t get enough of McDonald’s fries.

Whoppers and Chicken McNuggets are my weakness.

Big Macs…..I still put those down!

I go to Taco Bell twice a week but please do not put my name on there.

I’m addicted to the Taco Bell Doritos Taco. Anyone who say they hate it are lying!

Taco Bell seemed to be the dominant closeted Fast Food Chain addiction with McDonald’s French Fries and a tie for third between Big Macs & Whoppers. Me? I’m always interested to try out the newest Fast Food creations and like most things they are hit and miss. It does seem that those Fast Food dipping sauces are always great. Every once in a while I crave a Double Cheeseburger from Burger King or Cheeseburgers & Fries from McDonald’s.

The question is, what are you? Are you a closeted Fast Food Fan too? Ask your friends, you’ll be surprised at their responses!

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About Burger Beast

I started writing the Burger Beast food blog to tell folks about those little forgotten gems in South Florida. Over the course of the last 5 years or so I've added News, Opinions, & Tips on a variety of Food related subjects. My first love will always be Burgers but Comfort Food is where it's at. At the end of the day I’m a regular dude who writes about a bunch of things I think you should know about.
  • Love Arby’s stuffed jalapenos with that crazy-good Bronco Berry sauce!

  • Eating most fast food is like driving 120 mph down the Florida Turnpike….it’s an immensely satisfying experience for an extremely short period of time but it can have terribly dire consequences.

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  • alan posner

    The truth is that every time I eat fast food (driven by a delicious TV commercial), I am horribly dissapointed. My last two trips involved a Wendy’s fish (did not finish it…a year and a half ago) and some sandwich at Arby’s that was NOT their roast beef and did NOT have their HEAVENLY horsey sauce (8 months ago). Anyway, Checkers fries are good, other than that, when the Beast leads, I follow…just not to fast food.

  • Nathan Seely

    I would’nt say i am a closet FF fan. Ask anyone close to me and they will tell you I eat way to much Taco Bell, I love a good volcano taco now and then (once or twice a month) or week sometimes. It pretty much ends there but if Whattaburger, Taco Time, Filibertos, In n Out, and Jack in the box were in the area I would be a full on junkie.

  • Joel

    Here’s the skinny (ha):

    I talk bad about fast food, and I eat it. Granted, much less than I used to, but I will still run for the border 1-2 times a month. Arby’s, maybe once a quarter.

    My weakness? “Good” fast food places, like Chick-Fil-A or Five Guys. I’m doing one or the other at least once a week.

    Can that be a discussion? “Good” vs. “Bad” fast food?