As I scarfed down my Chick-Fil-A lunch, I started thinking. (I know, you are probably pretty impressed right now at my incredible multi-tasking.) I started thinking, about how fast food restaurants are like old friends. Pretty deep thoughts, over a chicken sandwich and fries.
I am blessed with some incredible friends and each one is unique; each one plays a special role in my life. I need each of them at different times. Kristie plays the big-sister and work-mentor role; Carey Martin is the go-to for nights on the town or hour-long phone conversations (any hour day or night); Rami listens when I need to complain (about just about anything); Mindy always takes my side (even when I am wrong); Mary Helen tells me like it is (even when I don’t want to hear it); Courtney, around since middle school, puts everything in perspective; and The Normans are always up for a good-deep philosophical conversation. This is just a sampling, I could go on and on.
Similarly, as a self-proclaimed fast-food connoisseur, I believe that each fast food chain is unique. Here are some of my favorites, my typical order, and when I enjoy them most:
McDonald’s - Cheeseburger Happy Meal – when I want to feel like a kid again
Dairy Queen – Blizzard – when I am on a road-trip
Chick-Fil-A - Chicken Minis or Chicken Sandwich and Fries – anytime but Sunday
Milo’s -Cheeseburger, don’t forget the special sauce and extra chunk of meat – when in Alabama
Sonic – Diet Cherry Limeade – when I am craving something sweet
Guthrie’s -Fried Chicken Tenders, extra sauce – when I have nothing else to do for a week, the guilt alone is enough to do you in
Krystal (with a K) – Krystal Chick hold the Mayo – when it is late-night
This is just a sampling, I could go on and on. (That is an exaggeration, kind of.)
What are some of your favorite fast-food restaurants and when do you enjoy them the most?