Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Don't Pay Attention, I'm Grouchy Today

I'm in a surly mood today. I already left work early do to a headache and while that alleviated some of the pain my head is still throbbing, so I'm going to rant and ramble a bit.

My least favorite fast food joint is Subway. For a variety of reasons, and at the top of that list is the fact that I much prefer greasy cheeseburgers to healthy sub sandwiches. I do not eat vegetables so cold cut sandwiches are not all exciting in my book. And sure they can toast them but they can't infuse them with tasty grease and lard so I'm not interested.

Another thing about Subway I do not like is their formerly fat, but perennially annoying spokesman. Seems to me Ol' Jared's fifteen minutes should have expired a long time ago.

Then there is the name. I know it comes from the whole submarine sandwich thing, but when I hear subway I think of the underground mass transportation system so for me it's the equivalent of naming a eating establishment, The Bus Station. Doesn't sound very tasty does it.

But my wife loves Subway so of course I find myself there from time to time, but even she finds Jared annoying.

How about you? What's your least favorite fast food pitstop? Or are you one of those health nuts that shuns fast food for jogs in the park and bottled water?


Monnik said...

I do like to jog in the park - but only because I like to eat good food too. I'm also not a huge fan of subway. I like the healthy eating concept, but just find their food boring and not very tasty.

But, my least favorite fast food joint would have to be Taco Bell. I guess I had too many after hours experiences with the place in college. Bleck.

Patti said...

Taco Bell is my least fav. the food poisoning they gave me sealed the deal. once you've hurled pretend mexican food, well, that's something you never forget.

but man, i love fast food. my fav fast food joint is sonic. they know me there. sad but true.

i told husband this last week that if i could eat junk everyday i would. onion rings, slushies, double meat cheese burgers, tots with cheese and mystery chili, foot longs...~drool~...but there's that pesky health to worry about. especially at my age.

dadgum it.

Janna Qualman said...

My least favorite? That's tough, because I like them all. Probably something like A&W, because I don't care for their burgers, though most are joined by Long John Silver's - and that's one of my favorites!

I do love me some Subway.

Hey, and since we've talked about lunch here, go to my post for dessert! ;)

Stacy said...

I always respect grouchy moods.

Since I gave up beef and chicken, Arby's went from being my favorite to least favorite as the only thing I can eat there is French fries. (How exciting is that?) Most other places, I can always find either a fish sandwich or a veggie burger or something.

I love Subway.

preTzel said...

I'm sorry you're in a surly mood today Travis. I hope your headache goes away because headaches totally SUCK. Ugh.

Subway is nothing more than a bunch bread with a bunch of veggies and a tiny amount of meat. Their bread is dry and gross.

I love me some McDonalds every now and then. They have the best fries.

Burger King is okay but for some reason I can't tolerate them.

Sonic is gross. Mr. and I have had nothing but bad experiences there.

LJS is too greasy.

Wendy's is expensive.

I love Arby's French Dip Sandwiches.

I used to love Culver's until I bit in to a tenderloin that wasn't cooked completely. Totally ruined that experience for me.

(Can you tell we eat out too much?)

Have a good day Travis.

AA said...

Ima health nut but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good burger languishing in fat from Five Guy's. I'm not sure if I dislike a particular fast food joint more than the next. If I had to hate on one, I'd pick a Hardee's. :P

Shauna Roberts said...

I'll break with the crowd and admit that Subway and Quiznos are the only fast food placees I eat at except under emergency conditions (nothing else available on long road trip). I have stomach problems, and the greasiness of the food at most fast food places leaves me doubled over in pain. Also, I eat vegetarian when I can, and at Subway I can get a filling sandwich of cheese and crunchy veggies.

Sorry about your headache. Hope you feel better soon.

Lisa said...

OK, if you're an Arby's fan, STOP reading now.

I haven't eaten at Arby's in about 15 years. The last time I was there, I could see the guy making the sandwiches through the pass-through and in between everything he did he was licking the palms of his hands. It was SO disgusting that I almost got sick. Needless to say, this was one guy who happened to be working at an Arby's, and he certainly could have been working anywhere, but I have never set foot in an Arby's again.

Hope you feel better soon :(

Clair Dickson said...

I guess my least favorite is McDonald's but only because everything on their menu includes wheat (even the fries) and I can't eat it.

My favorite is Jimmy Johns, but Wendy's and Subway are pretty good too. But only becuase I had to go gluten free. Before that, McD's was my favorite-- love(d) them nuggets.

Marla said...

We eat a lot of Subway. Mainly because we are trying to lose weight and it does seem to have the healthiest menu in comparison to MC D's. My daughter insists on Mc D's. Yuck. Don't like that at all. But, they do have the best darn fries ever!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm kind of with you on Subway. Quizznos sounds like much better eating to me. FOr burgers, I like Ralley's. It don't come no greasier. I don't care for MacDonalds or all that much for Wendies. Burger King, I like.

yellowdog granny said...

since i found out i am a diabetic i have had to shun all my favorite fast food joints...but my favorite hamburger's are Whataburgers....and the one's made by the Baptist Bold Springs Church..but I never liked quisnos'or subways either..too much bread...

yellowdog granny said...

since i found out i am a diabetic i have had to shun all my favorite fast food joints...but my favorite hamburger's are Whataburgers....and the one's made by the Baptist Bold Springs Church..but I never liked quisnos'or subways either..too much bread...

Reid said...

Right up there with you, Trav. I don't eat vegetables either. I like the Subway chicken sandwich and the meatball, but other than that, it's not a big deal for me. I can eat sandwiches at home.

My favorite? Chick-Fil-A. Always good, not complicated, never disappoints. Never on sale, either. The only thing that bothers me about CFA is when I order the grilled chicken with no vegetables, the counter help always asks me if I want the pickles, as if pickles no longer count as veggies. That scares me a little.

WordVixen said...

I won't go to Subway either. Their bread is freaking delicious, but they ruin it with... well, whatever they put in the sandwhiches. I mean, seriously, who can f up a meatball sub? Subway. Any company that can do that doesn't deserve to exist.

WordVixen said...

Whoops. Sorry Reid. :) I didn't read your comment before lambasting Subway's meatball sandwhiches.

Although I'm so with you on Chik-Filet. OMG, best fast food EVAR! Too bad the closest one is about 25 minutes away. Hubby and I actually have to make plans to go there.

Scott Lessard said...

A topic right after my own myocardial infarction...

I love fast food in Texas. Being of Yankee origins, I did not grow up with Chick-Fil-A, Whataburger or Sonic...three of the yummiest eats ever.

However, Texas is missing one - the White Castle. We called them "belly bombers" and they are awesome. If ever up north, hunt them down and eat a bunch. Just don't tell me that I didn't warn 'ya.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Taco Bell is right up there with MacDonalds. Can't do that stuff anymore. Wait until you see old age. Jimmy Johns is my favorite.

holly said...

i haven't had any taco bell in four years. i would kill you all for one bean burrito.
here is a short list of things i would kill people for (by the way, i'm a pacifist...) :
dairy queen anything
jack in the box curly fries
taco johns soft taco
starbucks maple scone (they don't do them here)

sigh. but this salad is great, too...

Joshua said...

Subway is my least favorite, if you get food poisoning from the same place more than once, call it quits. And we are on the top of the good chain for a reason, eat meat! lol :)

The SUV Bitch said...

I love subway. I try to avoid any other "fast food". Yes, Jared is annoying. But I went to school for marketing, so I appreciate it. I think it's brillant that you find it annoying- that's the point. You remember it. :)

Taco Bell is the largest corporate purchaser of horse meat in the United States. (Look it up). I NEVER eat there.

I hope tomorrow is sunshine & daisies, T. Or something better, anyway. :)

Barbara Martin said...

That would be McDonalds, for me.

Although I do try to eat healthy foods most days, I do once every couple of weeks stop in for a Hero Burger made of Angus beef with no antibiotics in it.

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, maybe you have a headache due to a pressure system moving in, i.e. Hurricane Dolly (god forbid) has entered southeast Texas. I get nasty headaches when the barometric pressure changes suddenly.

Packsaddle said...


What happened to "neither rain, nor snow, nor headache...."?

Skipped breakfast this morning.

Chick-Fil-A sandwich and sweet tea for lunch (paid for the person behind me in the drive-thru....more on that later).

Then a large Blizzard® (Cookie Dough) from Dairy Queen.

Finally, a cold beer on the way home.

This concludes my dietary recapitulation for July 23, 2008.

Pray for me.

ORION said...

Least favorite?
Any wannabe salad from a fast food place...I mean they are just LAME...

Robin said...

The Best? (though you didn't ask, I'll tell ya!0
Whataburger Burger (though the only one in Amarillo worth a darn is on 45th?)
McDonalds French Fries
Sonic Diet Coke.
Honorable Mention: Taco Villas mexi-curls with nacho cheese!
Before fuel prices went haywire..I have been known to hit all three to get my "perfect" meal. Usually once a month, around, you know, "that" time?!

The Worst: Hardee's or Arby's. Don't know why...just never dug it.

Though the Waffle House is amusing. Never knew there were so many ways to abuse a potato.."scattered, smothered...."

Steph said...

I've sat here for several minutes trying to think of one fast food joint I don't like. Yeah, I'm not coming up with anything here. Perhaps if I revisit this in a few months when I'm back in the states and not pining after yummy fast food--it's been two bleedin' years since I've even been to a McDonald's!

Sam said...

I like Subway too - I like being able to create my own sandwich and choose what I want. I don't like greasy burgers; Or, actually I do, but my stomach doesn't, lol.

polkadotwitch said...

Jared-haters? there are jared-haters in the world?

(oh, thank goodness.)

(but i like the sandwiches. a lot.)

a side conversation may be this: which fast food joint do you (meaning all of us) look like the spokesperson for? yikes!

Junosmom said...

mmm...least favorite is Taco Bell. Horsemeat, huh? I'll have to look into that to convince my family, all of whom love TB, that we shouldn't go there. I don't like fake Mexican food.

Favorite terrible-for-you food? White Castles!

deborah elliott-upton said...

In our family, the place is known as Taco Hell.

Bina said...

I would say LEAST fav, (and southener's, don't shoot me) is Krystal and White Castle. Then we have Back Yard Burger. Then Subway. I'm a Burger King/McDonald's fast food gal. Can't help it.

angel, jr. said...

I am not a healthnut. My favorite snack food is Funyuns. I can devour the larger packs in a matter of minutes...but one of my least favorite fast food places is Little Cesars pizza. I think their pizza price 5 bucks says it all about the taste of the pizza (and I'm not a price snob).

Debbielou said...

Sorry you've got a head ache - hope it goes away soon!

We have a Subway just opened up in my town - haven't tried it yet - not sure that I want to now !

spyscribbler said...

Oh, man, I was just at Subway yesterday! First, they put the cheese on, then all the veggies, and THEN the heated up philly steak. Which, as anyone with half a brain would know, means the philly steak won't be able to get through the cucumbers and lettuce to melt the cheese!

And second, I asked for a LITTLE cheese. Three big handfuls does not constitute a little cheese. 'Course, it was my fault. I should not be having any cheese. And I got one killer migraine to remind myself of that fact.

Still, I prefer blaming Subway.

Travis said...

My least favorite fast food has always been McDonalds, both for the nasty food and for the poor service. My favorite fast food has and always will be a tie between Taco Bell and KFC.

I enjoy Subway, but I don't classify it as fast food. To me it's a sammich shop. Now my favorite sammich shop is a place called Togo's. I don't know if they are national or not.