Tag: fast food

House of Fire Restaurant

House of Fire Restaurant
By: Alicia Leitzen & Chris O’Brien Note – There’s a podcast version of this restaurant profile. You can download/listen on Noteworthy, a storytelling show from Long Overdue. House of Fire is available for delivery on multiple platforms including GrubHub and Doordash. Chris To be clear, I love fast food. I have nothing but nostalgia toward... Read more »

We let sandwich prices get out of control (part 4/finale)

We let sandwich prices get out of control (part 4/finale)
Disclaimer: You don’t have to read these posts in order, but it will make way more sense if you start out with “We let sandwich prices get out of control: Part 1 followed by Part 2 and Part 3.  The basic premise is that sandwich prices have gotten out of control and our only hope to avoid the inevitable $20 price... Read more »

Blogapalooz-Hour: Love letter to Burger King's original chicken sandwich

Hey – good evening! I’m diving back into the Blogapalooz-Hour waters this month and going with the topic of: “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” My first thought: well, it’s got to be about food. Second thought: yep, I know exactly who I’m writing this to. Dear Burger King Original... Read more »
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It took me 27 years to try a Big Mac

As a five-year-old kid, the Big Mac was larger than life. The burger was the size of my head; the sliced pickles were the size of my eyes. I wasn’t ready, so I ordered chicken nuggets, or maybe one of those flat junior burgers that looked like somebody took a rolling pin to it back in the... Read more »

Let's talk about the Burger King hot dog (part 1)

There is nothing more American than a hot dog. The hot dog sits atop the list ahead of formidable American icons like Bruce Springsteen, apple pie and Pokémon Go. Especially during the summer months. The hot dog was made for baseball games and grilling out in the backyard. A tailgate is not complete without a... Read more »

John Kasich and the chicken nugget dilemma

When we look back at the last 25 years of fast food history, few items on the menu have experienced more change than the chicken nugget. Sure, chicken nuggets have been around since the 1950’s, but I think from 1995 – 2016, THAT’S when the real history happened. We lived through the golden era of... Read more »
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McDonald’s, can we get one more mozzarella stick?

In my hometown, there were two distinct restaurant roads. We had “Fast Food Lane” by the high school with McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s and ol Long John Silver’s. By the mall, there was “Nice Dinner Avenue” with Damon’s, Fazoli’s, Bennigan’s, Applebee’s and Logan’s Roadhouse. A date on Fast Food Lane carried different weight versus... Read more »