19 Reader-Recommended Local Fast-Food Restaurants

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19 Reader-Recommended Local Fast-Food Restaurants

Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served quickly. Fast food restaurants are usually part of a chain, and they typically serve burgers, pizza, fried chicken, and French fries. While fast food is often convenient and relatively inexpensive, it has come under fire in recent years for its high-calorie content and lack of nutritional value. In addition, many fast-food chains have been accused of contributing to the obesity epidemic by offering large portion sizes and unhealthy menu options. As a result, some health-conscious consumers have started to avoid fast food restaurants altogether. While there are some risks associated with eating fast food, it can still be a convenient and affordable option for busy people on the go.

When it comes to finding a great fast-food restaurant, most people just go to the same places time and time again. But what if you're looking for something different? Something with better food? Or maybe something a little closer to home? Here are a few local restaurants that our readers have recommended. Give them a try the next time you're in the mood for some good, old-fashioned fast food!

TELL US NOW. THE VARSITY ATLANTA, GA VARSITY ATLANTA ATHENS Lucifer V. tells Us, Great burgers, but their chili dogs and onion rings are arguably the best around. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TRIPLE XXX FAMILY RESTAURANT WEST LAFAYETTE, IN OPEN Nicole F. informs US, It is the last of its brand, sells the Triple Xxx Root Beer that used to be in competition with A&W and lost. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Operates like a 1960s diner, only

TELL US NOW. ROUND ROCK DONUTS ROUND ROCK, TX They have melt-in-your-mouth donuts, Cindi W. informs US. When I was younger we'd stay up all night until they opened.

TELL US NOW. PUNCH PIZZA MINNESOTA Fire baked at 900 degrees and done in less than 10 minutes, says Matt N. My mouth waters just thinking about it!'

TELL US NOW. PAL'S SUDDEN SERVICE EASTERN TENNESSEE Pal's Pas Lanny B. raves that Pal's has a small menu with huge delicious greasy burgers, spiced fries, serves Dr. Enuf, (a fabulous local soda) and is just the best. Plus they've won recognition in Forbes for their great treatment of employees

TELL US NOW. MG'S BURGERS SHERMAN, TX Jen R. recommends the burgers and adds, Their buns are made by Mom's bakery next door.

TELL US NOW. LITTLE BIG BURGER PORTLAND, Big OR >rger Local ingredients, a solid and affordable menu with a rotating seasonal special, root beer floats, and best of all, TRUFFLE FRIES, shares Christine C. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. JOLLIBEE THE PHILIPPINES dolbr RICE John K. shares, Jollibee best exemplifies the ability of the Filipino to take something foreign and make it into something it can call its own, whether it's fried chicken, the cloyingly sweet spaghetti, and the other myriad meals that cater to a

TELL US NOW. HEAD WEST SUB SHOP SPRINGFIELD, IL HEAD WEST SUBS Luke F. shares, They are all sort of jam band-themed ... The sandwiches are sweet bread, tons of fresh toppings, served cold or toasted. They always have bomb brownies and cookies. Soups aren't half bad either.

TELL US NOW. GIOVANNI'S NORTHERN MINNESOTA Armin T. shares, I won't lie: it's not gourmet. But it has the perfect mix of salt and grease. It is the ultimate 'trash pizza' to hit the cravings.

TELL US NOW. GINO'S DELI a STOP & BUY SAN ANTONIO, TX Casey P. says, Great sandwiches and the owner is super involved in the community. He got eggs and bread for a lot of US early in the pandemic when store shelves were bare, and every year he has

TELL US NOW. THE DOWNLOW CHICKEN SHACK VANCOUVER, CANADA Alex M. tells US, It's impossible for me to describe how much spicy delicious crunch there is in one sandwich. Time stops when you are enjoying these amazing gifts from the flavour gods at DownLow.

TELL US NOW. DION'S PIZZA ALBUQUERQUE, NM Kat P. shares, They have the best pizza in the world. They have their own ranch (including one with green chile!) that people can't get enough of. The chain has locations throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DICK'S DRIVE-IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Dick's Paulie L. tells US, Fresh fries cut on site, hand-dipped shakes and the burgers are the bomb. Generous pay and benefits (including fuition assistance) yet cheaper (and WAY better) than the chain places. Here people look forward to 'eating a bag of

TELL US NOW. D'ANGELO GRILLED SANDWICHES NEW ENGLAND Lisa C. tells US, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches makes the most delicious grilled Steak & Cheese. The Number 9 is the signature sandwich, Steak & Cheese with peppers, onions and mushrooms. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. CULVER'S MIDWESTERN US Many readers recommended Culver's. Jason H. raves, They have amazing food, 'butterburgers' where they brown the buns, and real custard for their ice cream. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. BISMARCK BIG BOY BISMARCK, OR lan S. informs US, It is literally the only fast-food Big Boy in the country, and has a WAY different menu than most. Pizza burgers flying-style, fries and gravy, and a Hot 'n Tot is pure ecstasy. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. BIRD ON THE RUN PITTSBURGH, PA Dustin W. raves, Spicy southern-style chicken sandwiches that will absolutely destroy your perception of what a great sandwich can be. After my first bite, I realized that I'd been asleep my whole life, and I had just woken up. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. EL FAMOUS BURRITO CHICAGO, IL Renee O. says, They make truly the best burrito I have ever had, and they are HUGE. Their tacos are phenomenal as well. CRACKED.COM

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