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Updated In-N-Out Burger Menu.  Looks like the prices increased 5-10 cents per item since last year.

Back in September, 2009, I reviewed the Big Carl at Carl's Jr., a double cheeseburger with thousand island spread that was Carl's answer to the Big Mac.  That burger is tasty and a worthy challenger.  But, at 920 calories it blows the doors off the trimmer by comparison 540-calorie Big Mac.

For those who want the great taste of a thousand island burger in a smaller package, Carl's introduces the Little Carl, still a double cheeseburger but with smaller patties.  What that does for your wasteline, however, remains to be seen, since as of press time there was no nutrition information published on the Carl's Jr. website for this sandwich.

 

Updated review with picture of Ted's Hot Dogs.

five guys

We've added Five Guys to our collection of over 80 fast food restaurants across the country.  We've even included the menu.

Five Guys' focus on a simple menu has delicious results.  Burgers, cheeseburgers, and a stray hot dog or two are the only entrees.  the service is fast and friendly.  You can nibble on shelled peanuts while you wait for your order.

five guys kitchen

Burgers and cheeseburgers are all served as doubles by default.  If you don't want that much meat, order a "Little" for a single patty.  The meat is juicy and fresh and always cooked "well done".  Combined with the extensive selection of free toppings it reminded me of a burger I would make on a backyard bbq.  The bun is sturdy enough to survive through to the last bite - quite a feat for a burger with so many toppings.

five guys burger

A generous portion of fries placed in your bag with more dumped on top is enough for two or three hungry people.  They are moist and delicious, and I appreciate the ability to coat them in vinegar (I'm old school).

five guys fries

All in all, a tasty treat, but not something I'd want to eat every day, or even every week.  And when you split the fries with a couple of friends, the overall cost is reasonable.

Check it out here.

In this, our fifth stop on the fast food European McDonald's tour, we visit scenic and inviting Italy.  Like Spain, France, Greece, and Croatia before, Italy offered a pleasing mix of new treats and familiar favorites.

It's funny to see the mix of English and local language and how sometimes they just make stuff "fit".  For instance, here's the "CBO" again.  But only the "B" for bacon actually matches the word in Italian.  But the locals still love it, after all, "E tornato il mix perfetto!"

Checking the main menu:

At this point there's nothing new for you seasoned travelers who have been on this journey with me.  But wait, what about the "Il Mac" advertised above?  My wife bought one, and here is what it looks like:

She reports the sandwich as bland and quite dry.  The heavy duty bun was interesting but did not add to the flavor or the experience.  I thought it was too funky looking so I got my old standby:

mcdonald's italy

Ahh, even thousands of miles from home this tasted like I hoped.  MMM.  And look at the careful assembly!  And while I am happy, let's check the Happy Meals:

It's a party for the Italian kids on this festive menu board.  Hey look!  It's "McToast" once more.  And the veggie of choice is baby carrots, which are so exciting they are jumping out of their container.

On the "whaaa?" menu, I present:

Fried shrimp living in harmony along side a plate of "McNuggets".  Wow, very progressive.  And speaking of progressive, lots of European cities had the full McCafe coffee houses inside, but none served up tea in real cups and saucers:

I hope you enjoyed touring with me through the McDonald's of Europe!

 

kfc so good food promo

KFC is running a social media ad campaign right now and is giving away free lunches at at least 50 U.S. restaurants on June 17.  To win, here's what KFC says you have to do:

"First, fan, friend, follow or synch up with one or all of KFC’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter or MySpace. Then nominate your city by posting on one of KFC’s social media pages why your community is ‘So Good.’ If you prefer, you can also send your nomination via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. KFC will review all submissions and select at least one KFC in each state where 100 lucky customers will receive FREE $5 Big Crunch Boxes on June 17. On June 14, KFC will distribute a secret password through all of their social media channels that can be used to score a free lunch at the selected restaurants."

Check it out!

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