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Un-stick To Sports – A Fast Food Roundtable

A New Weekly Series about anything NOT sports

We LOVE to talk about sports! Our PFO chat is a 24/7 tropical storm of updates, rumors, random stats, and hot takes. However, sometimes (like when your defending Super Bowl LII champs get sent home in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs) it’s nice to escape. Nothing provides an escape and comfort like some absurdly unhealthy food! As a guy who just started a very strict and regimented diet, it felt nice to just even imagine taking a drive over to Taco Bell and ordering half the menu.

As we were discussing all of our takes on what is the best and worst of fast food, it seemed like a fun discussion to make public. What are your favorite fast food items, what do you miss, and what do you hate? Make sure to tweet us your choices to @PFOPhilly!

Contributors: Dan (@dansaysthat), Deibler (@mrcrockpot), Brandon (@bapter23), Erica (@TheEricaB), Wayne (@wayneterrymedia), and Shane (@guschiiggens)

Favorite Single Item

  • Dan – Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch
  • Brandon – Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch
  • Deibler – Arby’s Beef and Cheddar
  • Wayne – McDonald’s Egg and Cheese McGriddle
  • Erica – Taco Bell Cheese Quesadilla/Chicken Chalupa
  • Shane – Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme

Favorite Combo Meal

  • Dan – #7 from Taco Bell – Chicken Quesadilla, Soft Taco, Baja Blast
  • Brandon – Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Combo
  • Deibler – Arby’s Beef and Cheddar with Curly Fries
  • Wayne – n/a
  • Erica – #1 at Chick Fil A – Classic Chicken Sandwich w/ a large diet Arnold Palmer, mayo, and ketchup.
  • Shane – #10 from Taco Bell – Cheesy Gordita Crunch w/ two tacos.

Best Fries/Side

  • Dan – Chick Fil A Waffle Fries
  • Brandon – Arby’s Curly Fries
  • Deibler – Arby’s Chili
  • Wayne – Chick Fil A Waffle Fries
  • Erica – Chick Fil A Waffle Fries (duh)
  • Shane – Chick Fil A Waffle Fries

Best Value Item (under $2)

  • Dan – Taco Bell Beefy Fritos Burrito
  • Brandon – McDonald’s McChicken
  • Deibler – Wendy’s Snack Wrap
  • Wayne – Chick Fil A Waffle Fries
  • Erica – Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists
  • Shane – Wendy’s/Taco Bell Dollar Menu (cop out)

Best Breakfast

  • Dan – Chick Fil A Chicken Scramble Wrap
  • Brandon – Mcdonald’s Sausage McMuffin/Steak Egg & Cheese Bagel
  • Deibler – Wawa Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Bagel
  • Wayne – McDonald’s Egg and Cheese McGriddle
  • Erica – Mcdonald’s Sausage McGriddle
  • Shane – McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

Best Item From The Past You Want Back

  • Dan – Burger King Sourdough Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Brandon – McDonald’s McSalad Shakers
  • Deibler – Arby’s Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
  • Wayne – n/a
  • Erica – Wendy’s Monterey Ranch Chicken Sandwich
  • Shane – When I was 13 years old I had just experienced a bone crushing rec league basketball game loss. On the way home my dad stopped at Dunkin Donuts, where I was introduced to the greatest hot beverage this world has ever seen, the Milky Way Hot Chocolate. All time special drink that wasn’t given enough time to shine. One day it will be back…one day.

Best Sauce

  • Dan – Whatever sauce is in a Taco Bell chicken quesadilla
  • Brandon – Chick Fil A Polynesian Sauce
  • Deibler – Arby’s Sauce
  • Wayne – Chick Fil A Honey Roasted BBQ
  • Erica – Chick Fil A Sauce or whatever sauce is in a Taco Bell quesadilla
  • Shane – Wendy’s Creamy Sriracha

Best Dessert

  • Dan – McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
  • Brandon – Burger King Hershey Pie
  • Deibler – Mcdonald’s McFlurry
  • Wayne – DQ Reese’s Vanilla Blizzard w/ extra Reeses
  • Erica – DQ Heath Blizzard w/ chocolate ice cream, extra heath, no chocolate sauce
  • Shane – Checkers Milkshake w/ fries

Best Drink

  • Dan – Wendy’s Strawberry Lemonade
  • Brandon – Chick Fil A Strawberry Milkshake
  • Deibler – McDonald’s Sweet Tea
  • Wayne – McDonald’s Diet Coke
  • Erica – Chick Fil A Diet Arnold Palmer
  • Shane – Taco Bell Baja Blast

Most Disappointing Item

  • Dan – Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme (the breakfast one rules though)
  • Brandon – McDonald’s McRib
  • Deibler – Burger King Chicken Nuggets
  • Wayne – Chick Fil A Fruit Cup (too many apples)
  • Erica – Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Tacos
  • Shane – Going to take you all down memory lane again to when I was 10 and had a Whopper for the first time. The next day I was insanely sick, and the Whopper was the only anomaly in my diet. For such a hyped up item, it simply was not good enough to feel the way I felt that day. I’ve never touched BK since (besides the chicken fries…the chicken fries rule).

Dan Morgan