Fast Food Blog

The best recurring fast food game is back.  I love this game.  I'm not sure why.  There have been better instant-win games in the past, even others from McDonald's.  But I am always happy to see the Monopoly signs.  Maybe it is familiarity with the board game.  Whatever.

Let's pool our resources.  If you have the complementary pieces to these below, let me know!

B&O Railroad, Penn Railroad, Reading Railroad (need 950)
Pacific Avenue #942, North Carolina #943 (need 944)
Illinois Avenue #938 (need 936 & 937)
Park Place #945 (need 946 for $1 meelion dollars!)

Check out this liberal re-use of this picture in the following two window cling posters:

they both sound like pretty good deals, but look at the pics.  They are the SAME pictures.  That is more than eight pieces in the 8pc poster.  I count eleven, but there is one probably hiding to make the middle stick up.  On the 12pc version, they have tortillas in the background, which they either Photoshopped in or took out of the 8pc one.

Can you go in and say you want what is pictured and get it?  Is this false advertising?  The answer to both questions is "probably not." I think it's just sloppy work.  What's more, these pics are side-by-side on the SAME store window.  C'mon El Pollo Loco advertising dept, make an effort.

Arby's is rolling out a "brand re-launch" and new advertising campaign this week.  The theme is freshness, and the theme is all over the place.  The updated logo combines a more modern typeface with exciting Photoshop touches like bevel and lighting effects for a 3-D look.  Oh, and there is that funky apostrophe that looks like a little DVD (or shiny vinyl record if you are old like me.)

A series of commercials accompany the launch.  I was sent a preview of the new spots, the first of which features retired New York detective Bo Dietl uncovering the truth that Subway sandwich meat is sliced at remote plants and then trucked in, while Arby's meats are sliced in the store.

arbys bo dietl

The implication, of course, is that meat sliced in the store is fresher than meat sliced elsewhere.  I suppose that is a logical leap, but I don't know enough about what slicing meat does to "freshness" to say for sure.

The second commercial spotlights the Grand Turkey Club.  Gaze upon its splendor:

arbys grand turkey club

I'll review this sandwich in a future article.  In the mean time, my cowboy hat's off to Arby's (or is that now arby's with a little "a"?) for a clean change that keeps with tradition without alienating fast food fans.

I am really starting to like Five Guys.  At first, I was thinking "eh, it's a good old-fashioned burger" but now that I have had it a few more times it is really starting to become addictive.  And that is dangerous, because you can load up on all the toppings you want for the same price.  One thing I have learned: I am happy with the single burger, but it is unmanly to have to order a "little" hamburger.  Can't they call it something else?  Like a "One Guy?"

And now, for your salivating pleasure, some gratuitous burger shots:

I am getting hungry

Oh man!

Greasy, yes.  But oh so good.

We have an all new look for FastFoodSource.  There were some behind-the-scenes changes coming that provided a technical reason for me to make some changes.  But this only gave me a reason to really make some improvements, including:

  • - Better navigation (fun pulldown menus at the top of the screen)
  • - Cleaner look
  • - Improved performance on mobile devices and templates
  • - "Lazy load" graphics for faster page loads, images appear as you scroll

Thanks to the good folks at Shape5 for the super sweet template.  There will be more tweaks in the upcoming weeks, but we'll continue to publish at least one new article every Monday, as we have been this year.  I hope you like it!

What is Fast Food Source?

Providing fast food blogs, menus, locations and other information for over80 major chains

Since 2000, Fast Food Source has been the premier independent site dedicated to fast food lovers, offering fast food restaurant menus, and nutrition information, as well as fast food blogs, articles, forums, and fast food industry news. We offer fast food location information for over 50 cities and more than 80 fast food chains.

Recent Fast Food Restaurant Menu Updates

The Habit menu (7/31/17)

McDonald's menu (7/31/17)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit menu (7/11/17)

Rubio's Menu (7/7/17)

Capriotti's Menu (6/1/17)

Jack in the Box menu (8/22/16)

Original Tommy's menu (8/12/16)

Portillo's menu (6/29/16)

Zaxby's menu (3/8/16)

Arby's menu (2/16/16)

Burger King menu (2/16/16)

El Pollo Loco menu (2/16/16)

Taco Bell menu (2/16/16)

Wendy's menu (2/16/16)

Schlotzsky's menu (8/4/15)

Pollo Tropical (5/28/15)

Cosi (5/5/15)

Someburros (4/3/15)

Chik-fil-a menu (2/19/15)

Filibertos menu (2/19/15)

Popeye's menu (2/19/15)

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers menu (11/21/14)

Sonic menu (10/2/14)

KFC menu (8/19/14)

Steak-n-Shake menu (8/19/14)

Chipotle menu (4/4/14)

Burgerfi menu (4/4/14)

Subway menu (2/18/14)

Ted's Hot Dogs menu (2/18/14)

Which Wich menu (2/1/14)

Krystal menu (1/9/14)

Carl's Jr. menu (1/1/14)