Fast Food Mania

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Fast Food Mania FAQ

36 comments:

  1. Jon - there are 3 fast food outlets that are huge in Canada - and not available in the US (well, not everywhere).
    Swiss Chalet - roasted chicken
    Harvey's - flame grilled burgers - best anywhere
    Tim Horton's - donuts, bagels, soup, sandwiches.
    Any chance you'll make a trip North or the border?

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    1. There are 100s of Tim Hortons in the USA, including NYC.
      Swiss Chalet is not fast food. Its a restaurant chain, its not on the same level as McDonalds.

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    2. St-Hubert Rôtisserie (in Quebec) kicks Swiss Chalet's ass, and they have St-Hubert Express which is their fast food restaurants as well as Le St-Hub Resto-Bar. I wish they would come back to Toronto.

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    3. Swiss Chalet has been in NY for many years. They just closed

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    4. I live in Columbus, OH and there's a Tim Horton's on almost every block.

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  2. ...There is NO food or beverage, which make us fat or lean: See the book: "eating healthy and dying obese...elucidation of an apparent paradox" http://www.vitasanas.ch/wp/?page_id=370
    Healthy greetings from Switzerland!
    Leoluca Criscione

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  3. Jon,

    Greetings from South Asia. Could you please request the folks at your show to upload full-length episodes on YouTube? I don't seem to be finding a dedicated website of Destination America (I know I know...it's a new channel...) and hence, YouTube would be the best venue for all of us around the world to check your show out. At present, they only have clips of the show on their YouTube channel.

    To be honest, as much as it pains me to say it, having Jason as a co-host would not have worked out. He simply does not have your voice or screen presence.

    I'd really appreciate it if you could pass on my request to the show producers.

    Business Insider also had a decent write-up on your show apart from it being mentioned on Howard's show.

    Thanks again for that lovely voice of sanity that you bring to the fore on the Wrap-Up show. I sincerely hope your Fast Food show does really well.

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  4. Jon - why do you say "waiting on line" when referring to a drive-thru? You're not from New York and they are the only people in the US that don't say "waiting in line". You lost all fast-food credibility with that one.

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  5. Listened to Sam Simon whine. What a hypocrite. Care to buy the Simpson's BBQ set on Amazon- pray tell what is being BBQed- MEAT- I guess he can profit but not you- Try a Krusty burger while you are at it. Sure it is a joke, but to some it promotes killing animals- even endangered animals. Duff beer? Oh it is a joke- then why sell Duff beer glasses so people can get stinking drunk and drive over innocent children Sam. I know, because it is not a chicken. Sam can promote drunk driving deaths because it is okay to kill a kid as long an no chickens were injured. But lets keep going. The Simpson’s talking Pizza cutter- I suppose it says, Hey fatso don't eat pizza? Or the Homer alcohol poster that says alcohol is the solution to all life's problems. Shot glass set anyone? Pair it with the Whiskey stopper and the Whiskey tumbler. What does the naked backside of a young boy bending over drawn in the Simpson's promote? Is Mr. Simon worried about the young boys in the world's sex trade or being raped an abused? I suppose not. They are not chickens. How about the Simpson’s Weber Grill with a picture of Homer skewering different meats- including a chicken. Simpson doughnut maker? Yes those are the "lite" doughnuts. Maybe I would listen to Mr. Simon, but first he needs to divest himself of all profit from the Simpson's as that show clearly promotes "bad" things.

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  6. Hi Jon,
    I am inviting you to Buddy's Pizza in the Metro Detroit Area..Buddy's is one of the best square pizzas in the country. We are 66 years old this summer! It was voted "One of Five Best" Pizza Places by the Food Network..Check out our website:Buddyspizza.com Love Your New Show! It would be a pleasure to have you come..give me a call Anytime!Thank you, Marcy Brontman/Buddy's Pizza
    Marcy Brontman 248-626-0250

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  7. Food Court JesterJune 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    John, I just watched your episode on extreme burgers and actually Wendy's was a follower when it comes to the bacon, beef, cheeseburger called Baconator. Burger King rolled out the Stacker in mid 2006 and Wendy's rolled out the Baconator in 2007 in response to their success. I know it is rare that BK is an innovator but give credit where credit is due.

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  8. On a recent show you mentioned looking for the "most unique" fast food drive through. Since the word "unique" means "the only one", something can't be the "most unique". It's either the only one (unique) or not. It can't be the most, very, a little bit or kind of "unique". If you use any of those modifiers you are in fact saying the thing is not unique but merely unusual.

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    1. u·nique   [yoo-neek]
      adjective
      1.existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
      2.having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.
      3.limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia.
      4.limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions.
      5.not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.

      #2 and #5 fit his usage just fine

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  9. Jon,

    I am not on Facebook, so I can't tell you about two of my favorite regional fast food places...Mighty Taco and TED's Hot Dogs. Both are in Buffalo, NY. They are unique and have a lot of 'rust belt' charm.

    Give us a visit...Love the show!

    -Tom Kriwox

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  10. Jon. Please do not air the Chik-fil-a episode. The company and its owner are dedicated to Destroying civil rights and contribute to every anti-LGBT campaign. Your show will give a despicable company and person more publicity to make more money to contibute to teaching hate.

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  11. Hey Jon, saw the episode where you visited a Chipotle. Enjoyed it a lot. Except for some reason you kept calling the place you were at Chipolte. Never heard of that place. Glad your voice over producer had more guts (or smarts) than the producer when you were in the field and corrected you so you got it right at least some of the time. Gotta be my top food pet peeve followed closely by people that order their Subway sandwiches on Eye-talian bread.

    Keep up the good work. Love your shows on Sirius as well.

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  12. Come to All American Hamburger Drive In . Located in Massapequa NY. Family owned for 50 years . Opened in 1963. They sell more than 5000 burgers a day

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  13. I just heard you say that KFC started making chicken sandwiches in 1999. When did the chicken little sandwich come out? Thought it was the around 1989.

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  14. will Tampa area ever see a White Castle?

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  15. Your American burgers are for pussy's. Check out some of our Aussie burgers. Fishnets burgers in Wollongong or kill burger both have burgers that leave your extreme burgers for dead.

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  16. www.CrazeeBurger.com is a must for your show. On national TV (Food Network) on San Diego TV, on ZDF TV (Europe) on world wide TV (Deutsche Welle)greetings from Dumaguete PH, Peter Wolfgang, www.PastaKingAsia.com

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  17. Jon:
    Did the show get picked up for a 2nd season?

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  18. Have you ever eaten at Dick's Drive In?

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  19. Jon...thanks for picking A&W in Lodi, CA as one of the 3 original fast food joints to visit still operating in the US. I was raised in Lodi....in fact, my grandparents lived in the little white house next door and Grandma used to open the A&W every morning and wash the glass jugs (back in the 50's and 60's) as well as turn up the fire and stir the vats of rootbeer in the kitchen area in the back (where they made the rootbeer on site). I even know what the secret ingredient is to make A&W different from all the other rootbeers since I used to see it being made!! We loving called our grandmother the RootBeer Grandma. Good times!

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  20. Hi John, I am pretty sure on the wrap up show awhile back that you mentioned five guys wasn't really fast food because they didn't have shakes. Just wanted to say that they are introducing shakes and are piloting them in Marana AZ.

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