When it comes to fast food places, no two places are the same. Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets are far superior to those from McDonald's, while no one does milkshakes quite like Dairy Queen.
I have always preferred burgers from In-N-Out, but my brother will always go for Five Guys.
There will always be debates when it comes to which establishment does fast food the best.
The biggest debate surrounds the ultimate side dish: french fries.
No one can ever seem to agree on which fast food chain has the best french fries, but that doesn't stop the debate. Redditors are engaged in that very debate as we speak!
It all started when Redditor Seraphicly329 asked:
"Which fast food chain restaurant has the best fries?"
"In and Out. Watching them slice up them fresh potatoes makes me feel something special. Especially when dipped in that thousand island special sauce mmmmm"
Don't Know What You're Missing
"Checkers!!! My current pregnancy craving. Thanks alot for reminding me to get the fry lovers size on my way home from work."
"Anyone who doesn't say checkers has never had checkers' fries."
"But to expand on this... anyone notice how all of their other foods suck?"
"I haven’t had these fries since I was a kid vacationing in Florida. I’m from the great white north and I totally came here to say that checkers fries are the bomb!!"
Fries Of Yore
"I've had this debate with my dad a lot."
"He says it's McDonalds."
"I don't have a definitive favorite, but if I had to choose, I pick the old Wendy's fries, before they did this Crispy version. I just loved the Sea Salt flavor they used."
"(I don't dislike the new fries, but I vastly prefer the older ones)"
"Wendy's sh*t the bed with their new fries. Now it's McDonald's."
"Wendy's old ones 100% I love how the were thick cut and when they got all floppy they were the bomb."
Curly Is Aways Better
"Ngl I’ve always been craving Jack in the Box curly fries. But that’s just me."
"Arby's curly fries are GOATed."
"I like my fries to have a crispy outside, and a soft fluffy inside. Arby's Curly Fries do meet that specification, when you get the big long curls, however every time I order them, I get 1-2 good curls on the top of the box, then 3/4 of the box is filled with all short hard bits. Ugh."
"And the Krinkly Fries are exactly the opposite, all soft and fluffy, with no crisp whatsoever."
"IF I could get a box of all long curls, they would be #1 on my list."
"McDonald’s for skinny"
"Jack in the Box for curly (which is a shame because I live 6 hours from the nearest jbox these days!)"
"KFC Australia. The UK KFC fries are horrific"
"Don’t know about either but the US KFC fries are delicious"
"The KFC fries in the UK are actually nice now. They used to need 4 sachets of salt to make them edible."
Once You Go To Five Guys...
"Five guys. The fact that these fries haven't forced the entire industry to adapt is crazy to me."
"Going to any other fast food place, getting a large fry makes me laugh and wonder why the hell I didn't go to 5G."
I Dare You To Argue
"Bojangles, if anyone disagrees I will fight you"
"Took me way too long to find this but 100%! Especially when they are fresh and seasoned just right. No other fast food restaurant even comes close IMO"
Cajun Is The Best
"Five Guys cajun fries. Those fries are some of the best GD fries you'll ever have in your life"
"overall? i think wendys [MA] but a close second is popeyes. Cajun fries are amazing"
"It’s not fast food, but if you ever come across a restaurant called Hot N Juicy, get the Cajun fries. I don’t think it’s too big of a chain, but they set up shop in Cali, AZ, Florida, Vegas, idk which other states but good God it’s some good fries every time"
Only One Right Answer
"It is funny to see all the people who have never been to Runza give answers that aren't Runza"
"The correct answer is Runza."
"I don't care what anyone says, In N Out fries on a good day are God-tier. There is no better fast food french fry. Consider that they use Kennebec, the superior fry potato, and sunflower oil, which is top tier frying oil. They cut potatoes on site.
Of course there is going to be some variation compared to the mass factory-produced shake shack fries that are formed from a batter, but you can hardly call those fries."
Best For These Reasons
"Hear me out, I think Nacho Fries from Taco Bell are the best for 3 reasons:"
- "Crispy. If you get them fresh they are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They're on point."
- "Seasoning. Cajun seasoning is also pretty decent where you can get it, but nacho seasoning is better in my opinion."
- "Sauce. Comes with Nacho Cheese, which is perhaps the best pairing for spuds, followed closely by ranch variants. Chilli cheese fries are better, but in my opinion are a different category of food item."
A Full Analysis
"I've found Wendy's fries are usually pretty good but I'm not a fan of their morning wedges or whatever they're called."
"Arby's are okay. The crinkle-cut fries are meh. The curly fries are slightly better but not as good as they used to be when the stores made their own in-house (a very long time ago)."
"Sonic fries are okay."
"I haven't been to an A&W or Long John Silver's in a while (they moved out some years ago) but I liked the fries okay."
"McDonald's are thin and often cold and sometimes quite greasy and over-salted."
"Burger King fries are no better than McDonald's."
"I despise Five Guys. They're usually soaking wet."
"Haven't had In-and-Out in a long time but I always felt they tasted a little better than cardboard. Even with salt on them."
"I haven't had KFC, Popeyes or Taco Bell in a while so I can't rate them. Haven't been to a White Castle in a long time either... I usually just went for the burgers."
"There are probably others but I don't remember or haven't tried."
Only When Fresh
"McDonald's fries when they're fresh and properly salted are no joke. We've all been eating them forever so we're just used to them I think."
"I think McDonald's fries are the best if they're fresh and prepared correctly . . . which seems to be rare these days."
"Properly salted McDonald's fries, they're literally heaven."
"McDonald’s for me and it’s not close"
In The Area
"Where I live, McDonalds first, Wendy’s second."
There are a lot of different opinions here!
I think what I learned is that it's less about the establishment and more about the location. The fries from my Popeye's may be far superior to one in the next state over, but their Shake Shack may show up the one in my area.
One thing we can all agree on: the mission to find the perfect french fries will never end!
Burger King Literally Turned A Whopper Into Diamonds For A Gay Couple Who Couldn't Legally Marry In Their Own Country
Some people dream of a perfect, square-cut wedding ring.
Others just want a simple, solitaire setting, or perhaps a halo cut.
For any couple that's truly in love, however, it doesn't matter how the diamond looks, as long as it's made out of a Burger King Whopper.
In a new German advertisement, the fast-food company helped out LGBTQ couple, Dima and Alvar, who are from an unnamed Eastern European country that doesn't allow gay marriage.
In honor of Pride month, Burger King flew the pair to Germany, where gay marriage is legal, and presented them with a wedding ring made from the ashes of a severely scorched Whopper.
BURGER KING | Whopper Diamond youtu.be
Klaus Schmäing, Director of Marketing of Burger King Germany, wants it known that Burger King is on the right side of history:
"Guests can choose their Whopper in any country, and together with Dima and Alvar, we want to show that everyone should have the freedom to make their own decisions, especially in love."
And the King didn't stop there!
The company will also be sponsoring Germany's version of Pride, Christopher Street Day on July 7!
#LOVE BURGER KING | Whopper Diamond https://t.co/FmT2tjE8LB via @YouTube— Christopher Lawton (@Christopher Lawton) 1561734844
Twitter couldn't help but give Burger King some props for paying for the couple's entire wedding.
Thanks @BurgerKing https://t.co/LmSMsFU3k2— M Mathews 🏜 (@M Mathews 🏜) 1561731250
Twitter felt a little strange about getting teary over a burger commercial.
My feelings are all over the place on this one https://t.co/ikg1RPI5AR— Steven Roberts (@Steven Roberts) 1561729809
Love this, it's cute, endearing and has a really nice sentiment. And unlike most brand #Pride bandwagon activity, f… https://t.co/qhqOaAOl9g— Ollie Calvert (@Ollie Calvert) 1561715917
Though many companies take advantage of Pride month to try and increase their sales, most people agreed Burger King's spot went the extra mile to show they actually cared.
Oh wow. This is so cool. I got a little tear. Dimitry and Alvar, you are wonderful. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️… https://t.co/91l8aRdX1J— Gianluca Ragazzini (@Gianluca Ragazzini) 1561647275
Brands are discouraged from 'riding the Pride bandwagon' unless they can prove they are actual allies of the moveme… https://t.co/GCpUQV1yci— The Drum (@The Drum) 1561658434
There's no shame in crying through your burger.
The extreme exhaustation of working night shifts have meant that I've just cried at a burger king ad https://t.co/6q5Mg3RNDy— Donegals most eligible bachelor (@Donegals most eligible bachelor) 1561584926
It's also worth noting that Burger King is now capable of real world magic?
Congrats, Dima and Alvar!
May your days be filled with happiness and love!
We all know fast food isn't really good food. It's more like fried something on top of fried something else with a touch of oil, butter, and salt for taste.
But what we don't see is the behind the scenes stuff. We don't see where those patties come from, or how those chicken nuggets are cooked. We don't get to see what the employees see. But they are trying to warn us about the perils of eating their products. We best listen.
Here were some of those cautionary answers.
Man Tries To Take Advantage Of Burger King's 1 Cent Whopper Deal—Ends Up Getting Charged Over $1,000 😮
Los Angeles resident Boyce Harvey got the exact opposite of what he was expecting when he went to Burger King hoping to capitalize on the restaurant's online one-cent Whopper deal.
According to UPI, customers who bought their Whopper via the Burger King app within 600 feet of a McDonald's would be charged only $0.01 for the sandwich.
When Harvey arrived at the counter to pick up his food, however, he found that was not the case.
I secured my one cent whopper thx Burger King and McDonalds— minie (@minie) 1544579604.0
As he made it to the counter, the Burger King's manager told Harvey their system was not showing his order. Slightly disappointed, but hungry more than anything, he decided to order something else instead, paying with a card without worrying about the price.
Hey @BurgerKing I am LITERALLY in the @McDonalds parking lot & your app won't unlock the "whopper for 1 cent". Nice… https://t.co/Nvbgvkxe14— Penny Lane (@Penny Lane) 1544606123.0
It was only after Harvey had already paid that he glanced at his receipt and saw something shocking: He had been charged $1,093.91 for the meal.
Man charged for more than $1,000 for penny Whopper deal youtu.be
Harvey didn't have enough funds in his account to cover the massive charge, which resulted in an overdraft fee.
A thousand bucks for a Whopper? Hey @BurgerKing , is that part a value meal? Do I at least get fries with that?… https://t.co/wPhjEi0ZSA— Grumpy Dingo Radio (@Grumpy Dingo Radio) 1544466610.0
Burger King is now working with Harvey to make sure the issue gets straightened out. No burger is worth over $1,000.
Thats a lot of beef!...https://t.co/oPztG33xyh— BigB (@BigB) 1544523269.0
People on social media are just glad this isn't happening to them!
@ABC7 Whopper of a bill 😳— Kevin Brown (@Kevin Brown) 1544515065.0
Given the true cost of Burger King to the public health and our environment, this may not be such an absurd charge. https://t.co/1mGmXhpEE7— Mateusz Tomkowiak🏳️🌈🎄 (@Mateusz Tomkowiak🏳️🌈🎄) 1544540144.0
@ABC7 This dude got finessed— GAIJIN (@GAIJIN) 1544514865.0
@ABC7 I’ve eaten at Burger King and no way is it a thousand dollar burger. A penny, maybe.— California Riot (@California Riot) 1544521184.0
@MusaTariq @BurgerKing The idea is indeed great as long as the tech works fine: https://t.co/WCd4bCiCqj— Andrea Disperati (@Andrea Disperati) 1544533257.0
Check out the Burger King app and head to your nearest location for a one-cent Whopper...if you dare.
Coming up in #KruzNewz a man got charged $1,000 for a whopper from @BurgerKing 😱😱😱 @Jkruzonair https://t.co/5UcY3CD6aY— 97.9 The Beat DFW (@97.9 The Beat DFW) 1544535071.0