Well, today is Wednesday, aka humpday, aka nothing-good-on-tv-since-Lost-isn’t-on-yet day. So, since Wednesday is such a foreboding, looming tower of nothingness that only serves as our halfway marker between fun, I’ve decided to add some value to an otherwise unceremonious day.
Every Wednesday, I’ll rank something – whatever pops in my head while showering Wednesday morning. Suggestions are always welcome. I’ll even add a new category called Top 8s where they will all be conveniently stored.
On this gloomy, rainy day here in the Manhattan/Newark suburbs, I’ll be ranking the top 8 fast food places in New Jersey. Note the New Jersey distinction. In-N-Out, Dicks, Taco Burrito King, etc… would easily flood the top of this list, but unfortunately we don’t have those. We don’t even have Jack In the Box! Boo! But oh do we still have great establishments.
So without further ado, I present to you…
Top 8 Fast Food Places (in New Jersey).
#8 — Quiznos
Yays: Sandwiches taste so good, meals are well put together, and the condiments are fantastic!
Nays: So not enough food for the price.
Verdict: Food is so good, but price is so bad. I save you for special days.
#7 — Wendy’s
Yays: Dollar menu.
Nays: Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches are almost always dry without fail.
Verdict: Alot of people swear by Wendy’s, but I only go here when I have like a couple bucks left. I still spend like $5 at the dollar menue and the value meals just don’t do it for me.
#6 — White Castle
Yays: Clam Strips and Crave Case at 4am.
Nays: Bubbly stomach and the runs at 5am.
Verdict: The perennial all star with a bad kickback. It’s the Allen Iverson of fast food.
#5 — Roy Rogers
Yays: Fried chicken at it’s best. Tastes like someone’s making it from scratch in the back.
Nays: There’s 1 in Livingson Mall, 1 near the Vicente’s old house, and 234958204 on I-95. Who can find this place?!
Verdict: Luckily for me the Roy’s in the mall is still open. Unfortunately the lack of other locations bumps it down alot.
#4 — Burger King
Yays: Fast Food’s hidden treasure – a side of onion rings with Zesty sauce.
Nays: The menu never seems to change!
Verdict: Flame broiled patties and a huge refillable drink for $5, this place is so underrated. The King also has great commercials.
#3 — Popeyes
Yays: Cajun sparkle.
Nays: Meals are about a dollar pricier than the competition.
Verdict: Nothing makes a household meeting, assembly, or family party happier than a box of Popeye’s. And nothing makes a Snailbiter happier than Cajun Sparkle on a tray of popcorn shrimp and onion rings. For a real treat, try the Mardis Gras cheesecake.
#2 — KFC
Yays: The Colonel’s 11 Herbs and Spices are like a good set of irons – they’re predictable, reliable, and they get the job done!
Nays: Food can be overcooked if you go during rush hour, but doesn’t hinder the taste.
Verdict: Back in the 80′s, you could a 2 piece chicken a side and a biscuit for 4 bucks. Last month I got a 2 piece chicken, a side and a biscuit for 4 bucks. People sleep on KFC, not sure why. But it’s been a fast food workhorse for years.
#1 — McDonalds
Yays: You’re reading this and you already know your order.
Nays: None. (except the prices at the Route22/Union restaraunt)
Verdict: Before McDonald’s, there was no fast food. McDonald’s took the assembly line and applied it to burgers. Hence a legend was born. You can get a Big Mac in 110 countries. Happy meal is synonymous with any fast food kid’s meal. Kids call any small, breaded, fried piece of chicken a “McNugget”. The deals are always super cheap, fries always good (fresh or not), and the food is without a doubt going to taste exactly like you would expect it to. This is why McDonald’s will always be king.
We get the commercials for them at least…?
Sonic’s (this would be #1 if we had in our area!)
Not quite fastfood, but so good!
New kids on the block
they’ll be there next year.
Not even close
Pizza Hut/Papa Johns/ Dominos
Hungry now, ya mess?! There’s my list. Disagree…? Let the debating begin!