Originally Posted by buckeyeboy
Is it just me, or did fast food actually taste better back in the mid 70's? A quarter pounder looked and tasted much better than today. And you could really taste the char broiled taste in a Whopper. Taco Bell used to cook and mash their refried beans in the store. And Wendy's hamburger used to taste like Five Guys hamburgers do now. What happened?
Actually, I think Time Magazine did a taste test between Wendy's and Five Guys. Believe it or not, Wendy's came out on top. I like Wendy's because their burgers taste like actual beef. With McDonald's and Burger King, I think they use seasonings or their "charbroilers" to cover the taste of the meat. When it comes to hamburgers, I'm a bit of a purist in that I think less is more. When I make them at home, it's just a blend of ground sirloin and ground chuck with just enough salt to enhance the flavor of the beef.
Five Guys is okay. If you're ever in the Akron area, Swenson's drive in is a good place to try.