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Regional and semi-national fast food burger chains

Most of us are familiar with the national fast food burger chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Sonic, and Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. But, there are many local, regional, and semi-national burger chains that dot the map and … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

The old adage used for the post title needs to be applied more forcefully to the food service industry, particularly quick-serve (fast food) restaurants, coffee shops, and similar dining establishments. I cannot count the number of times I have been … Continue reading

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Burger masters – master burgers

The title of this post comes from the character in the animated holiday special Santa Claus is Coming to Town –┬áthe Meisterburger-burgermeister. Here is a list of my favorite hamburger chains (fast food and gourmet). Figured there are way too … Continue reading

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Roadside American memories – restaurants

At the conclusion of this post is my list of memorable restaurant chains that are no longer with us. As a kid I thought many of these were the top of the town in terms of dining. Today, as an … Continue reading

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