Updated menu for Taco Bell is back online after a recent visit.
Dickey's is not listed on Fast Food Source (yet) but it should be. While not really fast, it is about as fast as Subway, Chipotle, or other assemble-while-you-wait establishments. And man, is it worth the wait.
Juicy BBQ beef, chicken, ribs, etc. Sandwiches or just slabs of meat on a plate. It's all good. Here's one of their daily specials - this one is the BBQ ribs plate with two sides and a drink for something like $7.99.
They have a different special each day, so it's worth repeated visits. Plus they have those cool yellow plastic cups. Expensive. But just another nice-to-have like their fake silver plastic dinnerware. Fun.
First off, apologies for the grainy images, but I grabbed these from the Zurich airport as I was passing through. Basically, the Zurich menu doesn't have a lot of excitement on it. They are, however, playing everyone's favorite game, Monopoly!
Lots of fun salads though. The Swiss love their salads, apparently:
Hey look, it's the Big N Tasty. And they have a Steakhouse Classic, which appears similar to the Steakhouse burger seen at Burger King in Barcelona.
Just another shot of Monopoly goodness:
A Junior Chicken Sandwich for the Happy Meal menu and some chicken wings on the "snack" menu are the big highlights here.
Here's a quick post with some pics from the outdoor menu at a Paris McDonald's taken recently:
Yes, they have beer:
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On a recent visit to Barcelona I stopped by my neighborhood Burger King. The interior was nice and familiar. The menu had all the classics plus a number of interesting items. Sadly, my pics of the main menu didn't turn out, so all I have to show is this one for the side items and drinks:
My sad circle is pointing out something cool. In Barcelona, you can have a cup of beer instead of a Coke or water. Nice.
I tried the Steakhouse Burger. What a glorious piece of sandwich engineering this is.
Check out that magnificence. The bottom-up assembly is heel>patty>cheese>bacon>onion strings>tomato>lettuce>mayo>crown. Note they chose to put the mayo on top, rather than on the bottom as is customary for flavor (like on the Whopper.)
I found the sandwich hearty, meaty, and very tasty. A perfect blend of toppings in every bite, topped off by a satisfying crunch from the onion strings.
Above is a curiosity. I've never seen customer-accessible microwaves before. This one was right next to the drink machines. How cold could the food get 10 feet from where you pick it up?
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A trend with fast food Mexican restaurants lately is to take the standard ingredients and combine them together in what is often called a "combo" item. Combo burritos are the most common, taking up permanent residence at both Taco Bell and Del Taco. I guess "combo" is better than that other more hip term "mash up" which doesn't sound very good when applied to food.
Doesn't that look delicious? OK, maybe getting a "beauty shot" of the interior of a burrito isn't as easy as it is with burgers. Must be a real challenge to food stylists. Anyway, this Shredded Beef Combo Burrito from Del Taco is just what you'd expect: shredded beef, beans, cheese and sauce. The hook here is that Del Taco doesn't normally have shredded beef. So this is a "limited time" promotional item. At $2.99, this is considered a premium burrito. It was exactly what you'd expect a meaty, beany burrito to taste like. I did find it dry however, despite the default sauce and my addition of 2 packets of Medium (Del Scorcho) sauce. Nevertheless, a good alternative to the normal burrito offerings for frequent Del Taco visitors.
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