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what was this fast food restaurant

The first Wednesday of the month is now "What Was It? Wednesday" where you get a picture of a former major fast food restaurant that is either vacant or has been turned into a new business.

This month's is a little tricky, this angle doesn't show the front of the restaurant. However, there is a glassed-in dining space in the front that was a signature of this fast food chain in many restaurants across the country in the '90's.

the del taco

Del Taco recently rolled out a new flagship taco. Dubbed simply "The Del Taco" this crunchy taco comes in a larger shell packed with ground beef (or turkey) lettuce, cheese, and tomato. It's meant to be a nod to the original taco offered at the 50 year old fast food chain. How does it rate? Read on.

portillos chili cheese dog

Let's check out the chili cheese dog from Portillo's. This Chicago-based fast food chain is known for their sliced beef, burgers, and, of course, Chicago-style hot dogs. But near the top of their specialty hot dog menu is a must-have for any serious hot dog restaurant: the chili cheese dog.

cook out bbq tray

On my second visit to Cook Out, a small southeastern US fast food chain, I tried the BBQ sandwich tray. As you may recall, the tray is their name for a combo, which includes two sides and a drink with the base menu item all for $4.99 (at my location in Georgia.)

carls jr calif classic

As advertised on the Carl's Jr. website, the California Classic seems to be an unapologetic knock-off of the famous In-n-Out Double Double. Consider the assembly: two beef patties, two slices of American cheese, Thousand Island, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato. Even the website wording "double meat, double cheese" will be familiar to those who grew up around the In-n-Out burger of similar construction. As is often the case, there's a bit of a difference between the food stylist picture (below) and what I received (above), but the real question is "how does it taste?"

cook out cheeseburger tray

We recently introduced Cook Out to the Fast Food Source family, and now it's time to look at the food. For $4.99, you can pick from this menu:

cook out menu

cook out menu

As you can see, you are able to mix and match some interesting combinations including a bunch of chicken items which can count as sides. Very generous for the price.

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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

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Zaxby's menu (3/8/16)

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El Pollo Loco menu (2/16/16)

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

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KFC menu (8/19/14)

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