On a recent trip to Orlando I stopped by local fast food chain Pollo Tropical and gave a test drive to a new menu item, the Tangy Pineapple Chicken Wrap. Inexpensively proced at $5.69 for a combo which included a small side item and a drink, the meal arrived hot and ready to devour.
Pollo Tropical is a small regional fast food restaurant that began in 1988 with its first location in Miami. The fast food chain now has stores in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and a handful of international locations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Like the Mexican chain El Pollo Loco on the West Coast, Pollo Tropical specializes in a variety of grilled chicken, beef, and pork dishes, but with a distinctly international Caribbean vibe.
Pollo Tropical has a large menu of specialties, including roasted pork, "Caribbean" ribs, chicken wraps, and salads. One of the unique features is a great salsa and condiment bar, with quite an extensive array of flavors to add to your already flavorful order.
I don't make it to Cosi much. But on a recent trip to Chicago, I stopped in to give the Buffalo Bleu a try. I am a big fan of buffalo chicken flavored sandwiches and wraps. The Cosi Buffalo Bleu is a fast food sandwich that tastes distinctly un-fast foody.
The sandwich was served on multi-grain bread. However, it is more of a wrap than a sandwich, with the bread closed up on one side taco-style. Here's the inside:
Today, May 28, is National Hamburger Day here in the U.S. Enjoy!
The Buttery Jack burgers at Jack In The Box come in two flavors, the Classic and the Bacon & Swiss. Both fast food burgers come with melted herb garlic butter on the patty and a "toasty gourmet bun" for added style.
Beauty shots from Jack In The Box's website
I decided to try the Classic version, but when I got home I found that I was given the Bacon & Swiss instead. Thanks Jack.
Long time readers of Fast Food Source might recall a review we did in March 2014 of a new premium burger category chain called BurgerFi. This Florida-based chain has been slowly expanding, including opening some locations in my backyard in the greater Phoenix area.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I decided to check out a "local" burger joint in Scottsdale under the name Burger n' Fries and started to really look at the restaurant.
Here's Burger n' Fries' sign:
And here's BurgerFi's:
Hmm. Want more?
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