Everyone goes to fast food restaurants with the excuse that they’re convenient and fast. Actually, you usually hit the drive thru window because you have had a sudden craving for something salty or sweet.
French fries are probably the favorite fast food treat. Hot, salty, and a little greasy, they satisfy all of your cravings for something fast to eat and something that tastes good. Potatoes are one of the most popular foods in the country, and a lot of them go into those wonderful French fries. While there really isn’t much difference in taste between most fries, everyone swears that they know where the very best ones come from. Straight, crinkled, shoestring, waffled, or curly, fries are all good, whether you eat them by themselves, or with ketchup or mayo.
Whether it’s good to eat red meat or not, if you aren’t a vegetarian, you probably indulge yourself with a burger now and then. You might even add a slice of cheese, and you probably add some extras like pickles, mustard, ketchup, onion, lettuce or tomato.
Hot dogs have been held in question for as long as there have been hot dogs. Everyone wants to know exactly what they are made of, and there are no end of rumors about their ingredients. Still, a hot dog is hard to resist. Depending on what part of the country you come from, or what city, they are eaten broiled, deep-fried, or grilled, with everything from coleslaw to sauerkraut.
Onion rings are one of those little treats that you might not fix at home, but you can’t resist at the drive thru, especially if you can smell them cooking.
Occasionally, everyone craves a milkshake. There is something about that cold treat that just hits the spot. Some fast food restaurants have even branched out beyond the strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors and added seasonal taste treats.
Chicken tenders, strips, or nuggets are fast finger food that can be dipped in any number of sauces, or just eaten plain. They are handy, since you can eat them on the run, and it makes you feel less guilty than eating red meat.
A lot of fast food places are beginning to specialize in flavored coffees and iced coffee treats. Cold, smooth, flavored and creamy, these are wonderful on a hot day, and addictive, if you ignore the calories, sodium and cholesterol levels.
Believe it or not, a lot of fast food restaurants today actually have wonderful salads. While these might not necessarily something that you crave, they are getting more and more creative and tempting.
Whether you admit it or not, a lot of fast foods are tasty, and that is the very reason that you just can’t resist stopping at the drive thru.