Saturdays are for coffee: fast food edition

by Rocket Finance

Typically, I am not too picky about my coffee. I like the good stuff, but I will drink just about anything in a pinch. Recently, I had occasion to try the coffee at a couple of different fast food restaurants. I had always pretty much assumed that McDonald’s brew was the best. My grandmother swears by it. However, I was very impressed with the BK Joe blend at Burger King recently and it has caused me to update my fast food rankings:

  • Best Burger – Burger King
  • Best Fries (or chips, plonkee) – Arby’s
  • Best Chicken Sandwich – Wendy’s
  • Best Salad – Wendy’s
  • Best Kid Toys – Chick-Fil-A
  • Best Value – Wendy’s Dollar Menu
  • Best Coffee – McDonalds Burger King
  • Cleanest – Chick-Fil-A
  • Fastest Drive-thru – McDonalds

Maybe someday I will share my “worst” rankings.

Unfortunately, my job for the last twelve years has compelled me to eat fast food far more frequently than the average person. I almost hate to admit it, but I probably eat at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Hardee’s or Subway, 100 to 150 times a year. No joke.

On an somewhat unrelated note: I shared that our grocery budget is sometimes supplemented by gifts from out of the blue. Today, we opened the mailbox to find a $50 McDonald’s gift card that was sent to us by a family friend. Not the healthiest option, but sometimes fast food is the only option when on the road with our kids. We are thankful for the help.

  1. 6 Responses to “Saturdays are for coffee: fast food edition”

  2. By plonkee on Jun 1, 2008 | Reply

    See, proper English is catching on 😉 . Although to be fair, chips in England (as in, fish and chips) are slightly different to American fries, they’re generally thicker cut and you eat them with salt and (malt) vinegar on.

    Nice to know where to get good coffee in a pinch.

  3. By rocketc on Jun 1, 2008 | Reply

    I knew they were slightly different, but didn’t know how. We have thicker cut fries – most call them “American fries”. In the US, a chip is usually cut very thin and comes in a bag from the grocery store.

    I’m not sure what malt vinegar is. . . I’ll have to try it next time I am in London. 🙂

  4. By Hustler on Jun 1, 2008 | Reply

    Sup RocketC,

    I guess if you have to go out for fast food, get the Entertainment booklet. It’s $10 (but $6 for you haha), and it will save you a tons of money with their coupons.

  5. By Mrs. Rocket on Jun 1, 2008 | Reply

    Plonkee,I am sorry that my husband is not cultured enough to know what malt vinegar tastes like–I will have to expose him to its fine taste. 🙂

    And dearest, I am sorry to say that you have not been keeping up on the fast food toy category….Chick-Fil-A’s toys are mostly educational, which does not go over with the kiddos…..McD’s has the “funnest” toys, in our humble opinion. 🙂 Although we did get a cool DVD from C. Fil-A ONCE.

  6. By rocketc on Jun 2, 2008 | Reply

    okay, maybe I shouldn’t be evaluating the kid toys at ff restaurants. I’ll stick to the hard stuff.

  7. By rocketc on Jun 2, 2008 | Reply

    Hustla, definitely going to have to get one of those this year. The 3% cash back from Freedom just isn’t enough anymore. . .

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