Monday, June 07, 2010

Best Fast-Food Burger Ever!



The bad news: We don't have Hardee's in Louisiana.

The good news: New Orleanians can take a drive up north to Mississippi. Hooray for the Magnolia State!

Of course, walking to Mississippi would actually burn off the calories of a juicy third-pound Angus cheeseburger...



13 comments:

Pr. H. R. said...

Noli hoc mihi dicere! Blasphemia est!

Of course, I can't ask you to go all the way to Mac's in McCook, NE for the Platonic form drive-in burger, but certainly it's closest equivalent can be had at Culvers. Alas, it appears that you'll have to drive to East Texas for that.

Delicious, juicy burgers are definitely a midwestern thing. But you have many consolations down in Dixie. The wonderful evening meal at a shrimp boil joint in Houston surrounded by good brothers in the ministry almost made the trip to the last synod convention worth it.

+HRC

Greg said...

You obviously have not been to In-N-Out Burger in California. No comparison.

But Hardees isn't bad ...

Pr. H. R. said...

Greg,

I've been in In-n-Out and I agree they are great. But I still prefer Culvers.

And if you are ever in Western NE, check out Macs! They order whole beef chucks and grind them in the basement. . . Deep fried hot dogs...good stuff.

+HRC

Rev. Luke T. Zimmerman said...

Gotta find a Five Guys to get the best fast-food burger ever.

Looks like a road trip in the near future to Baton Rouge or Biloxi for Fr. Hollywood to find true burger bliss. And the french fries are amazing! Perhaps even good enough to call pommes frites.

Five Guys just might be the best thing ever to come from DC!

fooser77 said...

You have got to be kidding? None of you have had a Whataburger? You haven't lived then. That is only one example here in Texas. A good close second, is our neighbor in Oklahoma -- Sonic..

fooser77 said...

Actually, any REAL beef burger is best on TEXAS Toast!

Greg said...

OK, I admit I have never tried Mac or Culvers. So I will obviously need to do some more research...

Peter said...

I agree, Five Guys is THE place to guy. Still, I think fondly of Hardees, for whom I briefly and happily worked.

Father Robert Lyons said...

I enjoyed Hardees' old burgers. I don't care for their new ones. On the whole, I don't care for Angus beef to start with.

Granted, this isn't fast food, and it isn't chain, but the best burger (eating out) that I have had is at the Tye Dye Grill in Indianapolis, IN. My wife and I go often, and we get a Cheech's Bacon Cheeseburger and a Groovy Panini, split them both, and chow down on a basket of their awesome fries, all the while listening to classic rock on the big-screen.

I recommend anyone passing through Indy to stop in...

Applebees' recent upgrade in burgering is also quite acceptable to me... as far as fast food, I tend to oscillate in my favorite, depending on my mood. At the moment, I am on a Rally's (aka Checker's) kick.

Rob+

Frank Gillespie said...

I miss Whataburger from back in my Ft. Hood days, but that may just be nostalgia.

Past Elder said...

Oh hell no. The best fast food burger ever is clearly the #2 Combo at Runza. This is a Nebraska thing (don't know if it made it out West to McCook) at a local chain started by Volga German immigrants, so therefore having the #1 Combo, a cheese Runza, fries and drink, is a matter of confessional obligation.

That said, I haven't heard of Hardee's in years. They disappeared hereabouts. But I'll go along with what fooser77 says -- Sonic came into this market, and this bacon cheeseburger on Texas toast is pretty good.

Any of youse guys got a Red Robin nearby?

Father Robert Lyons said...

Past Elder,

I find Red Robin's burgers detestable... I have never had a decent piece of meat there, and never plan to return.

I know people are crazy about the place, so it must just be me...

Rob+

Past Elder said...

Hard telling, Father Rob. People have different tastes, and managers run different places. I've liked to nearest one here in Omaha well enough, but I wouldn't say I'm crazy about the place. However, if you're ever in the area, now I know I'm taking you to Runza!

(Actually M's Pub, a local place in the original downtown, now a niche market development called Old Market. Judas H Gastronomical Priest, do they whoop up some stuff. And, whether you show up in black tie or leathers or anything in between -- which includes Roman collars, so Fr H can come along too -- you won't look or feel out of place in the least. I've been all over hell, and M's is on my list of all-time faves.)