Fast Food Lies II: Meals That Disappoint in Real Life

by Adriana Velez May 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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Adriana Velez

is a staff lifestyle writer whose obsessions include spin class, Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks, ranunculus, marcona almonds, high heels you can run in, scarves, and sleeping. She lives with her elementary school-aged son in Brooklyn, land of urban farms and artisan everything.  


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May 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Yea that's one reason why I'm not a fan of those places. The only fast food place that I religiously go to that's a chain is chipotle. Worth the money, looks great all the time,  and its one of the most healthy chains out there.

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May 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I've recently had the KFC pot pie and it was far from appetizing. It was flat out disgusting!

May 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Every once in awhile I get a craving for some fast food. My mind tricks me and only remembers those times when the food was fresh and actually tasted good. The reality however is that 9 times out of 10, I wish I hadn't wasted my money. Even when they're busy my local McDonalds serves fries that are hours old, usually those brown ones that you can tell were cold and then refried so they wouldn't be wasted. That's if they even remember to put the fries in the bag which is about a 50/50 chance. You can't go through the drive thru at any of these places unless your willing to sit there and examine every item to make sure they didn't fuck it up. Even when you don't make special requests, it's like they don't know what goes on their own food. Even if the food weren't completely unhealthy, it just isn't worth the hassle.

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Nonmember comment from CrystalMP
May 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM
You always ALWAYS eat taco bell right away lol their tacos are the only fast food that I eat although I know for sure its not healthy its one of the things I can't resist. Good thing the closest one is a town away otherwise I'd be a gelatinous slob by now lol
May 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

The slide shows are really annoying. I get that ya'll want more page hits, but its awful on an Iphone and not so easy to go back and read other articles.

May 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The only place I go to religiously is Popeyes

May 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM
Agree about the slide shows!!
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Nonmember comment from T
May 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM
I worked at Taco Bell for 3 years.

You can't say that your experience is going to be true for all of those places.

All fast food sucks.
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Nonmember comment from Yes
May 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM
SOO glad somebody finally commented about how annoying the slideshows are!
May 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Agree about the slide show! Just put them all on one page and we can scroll down. And I really enjoy these types of articles with the ad vs real comparison. I also agree about mcdonalds fries. When I do get that urge which isnt often, it's always such a waste of money bc I get those old hard as a rock fries.
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