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Title: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kevinb1994 on March 02, 2019, 04:27:23 AM
https://www.culvers.com/restaurants/middleburg-fl-blanding-blvd

I can’t wait to fight cross-river and cross-town traffic lol. It’s on the other side of the river from us.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 02, 2019, 01:44:42 PM
I like Culver’s like anyone else, but their rapid expansion into Anywhere USA has made them just another chain in terms of what I seek out on the road.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: txstateends on March 02, 2019, 01:45:27 PM
There's a few around north TX, but none right by me.  I haven't had a chance to try them yet.  An online FB friend from WI says he's been to Culver's up there and loves them.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: ce929wax on March 02, 2019, 05:15:25 PM
There is one just down the street from where I live.  I honestly think it's overpriced for what you get, although it is unique that I can get a fried shrimp dinner at a burger place and said fried shrimp dinner is actually delicious.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: hbelkins on March 02, 2019, 05:51:48 PM
Culver's is better than Five Guys, in my opinion, and cheaper too. I'm a big fan. They aren't everywhere like McDonald's, or even as saturated as Burger King, in this area.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: tchafe1978 on March 02, 2019, 05:58:45 PM
Culver's is the bomb. Not only are their burgers great, but so are their chicken tenders and fish dinners and sandwiches. you get an actual whole piece of chicken or fish, not minced and pressed nuggets. And their cheese curds too.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: csw on March 02, 2019, 06:12:50 PM
Cheese curds

 /thread
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 02, 2019, 06:22:17 PM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: cjk374 on March 02, 2019, 06:47:45 PM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Same down here too. Oh well...gives me something to look forward to when I hit the road and travel to places with a Culver's. Apparently they are a good place to go.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: MNHighwayMan on March 02, 2019, 06:50:54 PM
Culver's is most excellent. Yeah, it's more expensive (definitely not what I'd call overpriced, though!) than BK or McD's or Wendy's, but the food is so much better that it's worth it.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Scott5114 on March 03, 2019, 04:00:37 AM
Every time I've eaten at Culver's, I found it strikingly similar to Braum's. Braum's is cheaper and you can pick up some groceries on the way out the door. No wonder there's no Culver's in Oklahoma.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: DandyDan on March 03, 2019, 04:14:00 AM
Culver's is the bomb. Not only are their burgers great, but so are their chicken tenders and fish dinners and sandwiches. you get an actual whole piece of chicken or fish, not minced and pressed nuggets. And their cheese curds too.
I always ask to switch to cheese curds for whatever combo I decide to get that day. And I always have to finish with a concrete mixer, which has been mint M&M lately.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Buck87 on March 03, 2019, 09:15:43 AM
There's one under construction in Sandusky, Ohio as well, and I'm looking forward to it opening this spring.

Agree above on the quality of their fish and chicken. I also love their root beer.

Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 03, 2019, 11:05:39 AM
Every time I've eaten at Culver's, I found it strikingly similar to Braum's. Braum's is cheaper and you can pick up some groceries on the way out the door. No wonder there's no Culver's in Oklahoma.

Braum's was a regional chain encountered by a friend and me during the 2017 trip to Memphis TN.  We enjoyed their milkshakes but never did have a burger.  After what you posted, now I wish we had tried some of their food!

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: jp the roadgeek on March 03, 2019, 11:30:57 AM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 03, 2019, 02:50:40 PM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 03, 2019, 02:50:56 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: MNHighwayMan on March 03, 2019, 03:20:34 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

White Castle, kinda.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 03, 2019, 06:06:17 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

White Castle, kinda.

At least there was a movie made that featured White Castle.  There are none for In-N-Out Burger!

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: hbelkins on March 03, 2019, 07:25:16 PM
At least there was a movie made that featured White Castle.  There are none for In-N-Out Burger!

Rick

The bloom is off the rose for In-N-Out for me. Looking at their menu, I get the impression that the only thing you can get on their burger is a 1,000 Island dressing-based sauce, and that's a big NO in my book. A 4x4 with ketchup and mustard would be acceptable. 1,000 Island dressing. Blech.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Rothman on March 03, 2019, 08:30:14 PM
At least there was a movie made that featured White Castle.  There are none for In-N-Out Burger!

Rick

The bloom is off the rose for In-N-Out for me. Looking at their menu, I get the impression that the only thing you can get on their burger is a 1,000 Island dressing-based sauce, and that's a big NO in my book. A 4x4 with ketchup and mustard would be acceptable. 1,000 Island dressing. Blech.
Do you like anything? Anything that gets mentioned that other people like, nine times out of ten you say you don't like it. :D
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Flint1979 on March 03, 2019, 08:35:08 PM
We've had Culver's around here for years. They keep opening new locations still though so they must be doing pretty good. They just opened one recently in Bay City. They are pretty good and I'll eat there once in awhile.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: MantyMadTown on March 03, 2019, 08:45:04 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: GaryV on March 04, 2019, 08:43:00 AM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Maybe there's too many vegans and not enough carnivores.    :-D
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: cjk374 on March 04, 2019, 09:49:50 AM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Maybe there's too many vegans and not enough carnivores.    :-D


I can see this as being a legitimate reason for not moving there.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 04, 2019, 09:59:38 AM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Maybe there's too many vegans and not enough carnivores.    :-D


I can see this as being a legitimate reason for not moving there.

That assumes the "legitimate reason" exists.  Uh-uh.  Nope.  Sorry! 

During the last decade a guy decided to buy and fix up a building to create a vegan Italian restaurant in downtown Coos Bay.  That turned into $750K going down the drain as three months later he was closed up due to a lack of business.  Yes, we do have vegan places here and they are outnumbered by more than 10 to 1.

If you read the Oregonian online you would see a ton of restaurant reviews.  10 Best!  40 Best!  100 Best!  Now we are talking about the PDX foodie scene.  If your assertion was correct, then the list should be hugely vegan.  Hate to break it to ya' buddy but SUCH IS NOT THE CASE!!!  Meat is a prominent feature of fine dining as well as casual dining and fast food in the Rose City.

"Oh, let's look at Eastern Oregon then!" you say.  Out there are the ranchers and farmers.  Don't forget the deer and big game hunting plus the fishing, which is quite popular out there.  If it moves, kill it and eat it!  Be careful during deer season as some of these inhabitants figure anything moving during hunting season "might just be" a deer...LOL!

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: cjk374 on March 04, 2019, 10:43:35 AM

"Oh, let's look at Eastern Oregon then!" you say.  Out there are the ranchers and farmers.  Don't forget the deer and big game hunting plus the fishing, which is quite popular out there.  If it moves, kill it and eat it!  Be careful during deer season as some of these inhabitants figure anything moving during hunting season "might just be" a deer...LOL!

Rick

We have a couple of sayings about hunting:

If it's brown, it's down!

If it flies, it dies!

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Maybe there's too many vegans and not enough carnivores.    :-D


I can see this as being a legitimate reason for not moving there.

That assumes the "legitimate reason" exists.  Uh-uh.  Nope.  Sorry! 

During the last decade a guy decided to buy and fix up a building to create a vegan Italian restaurant in downtown Coos Bay.  That turned into $750K going down the drain as three months later he was closed up due to a lack of business.  Yes, we do have vegan places here and they are outnumbered by more than 10 to 1.

If you read the Oregonian online you would see a ton of restaurant reviews.  10 Best!  40 Best!  100 Best!  Now we are talking about the PDX foodie scene.  If your assertion was correct, then the list should be hugely vegan.  Hate to break it to ya' buddy but SUCH IS NOT THE CASE!!!  Meat is a prominent feature of fine dining as well as casual dining and fast food in the Rose City.

Rick

This surprises me. Blame the rest of the West coast & media presentations of said coast for creating the "West coast is vegan" stereotype.

Then blame me for believing it & spreading it.  :pan:
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: hbelkins on March 04, 2019, 01:05:22 PM
At least there was a movie made that featured White Castle.  There are none for In-N-Out Burger!

Rick

The bloom is off the rose for In-N-Out for me. Looking at their menu, I get the impression that the only thing you can get on their burger is a 1,000 Island dressing-based sauce, and that's a big NO in my book. A 4x4 with ketchup and mustard would be acceptable. 1,000 Island dressing. Blech.
Do you like anything? Anything that gets mentioned that other people like, nine times out of ten you say you don't like it. :D

I said I like Culver's.  :-D
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Rothman on March 04, 2019, 01:16:23 PM
At least there was a movie made that featured White Castle.  There are none for In-N-Out Burger!

Rick

The bloom is off the rose for In-N-Out for me. Looking at their menu, I get the impression that the only thing you can get on their burger is a 1,000 Island dressing-based sauce, and that's a big NO in my book. A 4x4 with ketchup and mustard would be acceptable. 1,000 Island dressing. Blech.
Do you like anything? Anything that gets mentioned that other people like, nine times out of ten you say you don't like it. :D

I said I like Culver's.  :-D
Where's a like button when you need one? :D
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: abefroman329 on March 04, 2019, 01:27:25 PM
Culver's isn't mind-blowing to me, but maybe that's because there are several nearby.  Sonic wasn't nearly as tasty once they opened one 10 minutes away, versus when the nearest one was an hour away.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: DaBigE on March 04, 2019, 01:52:58 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.

Huh? What state shouldn't have a Culvers?

Part of me would love to see one open in California just to spite their dairy industry.

I still remember the days of flipping over a Culvers tray liner and only seeing locations in Wisconsin and possibly northern Illinois.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Rothman on March 04, 2019, 01:59:02 PM
I never made it to the one in Superior, WI when I lived there and I regret it.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: hbelkins on March 04, 2019, 03:21:10 PM
I think a large part of this debate, like so many other discussions on food, is the allure of what you don't have but others do. I see people pining for a Steak 'n Shake or a Whataburger, and think, "why?" There's nothing great, IMNSHO, about either place.

One exception is Freddy's. They recently opened a location in Lexington and I've eaten there a couple of times. The comparison I hear most often is Steak 'n Shake food coupled with Culver's desserts. I'll actively seek out a Freddy's now, if I'm in an area where they're located, but won't go to S 'n S unless I don't have a whole lot of other choices. And last Thursday, when I was in Lexington, I chose Culver's over both Five Guys and Freddy's. Passed a S 'n S and a Back Yard Burgers to get there, too.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: briantroutman on March 04, 2019, 03:43:18 PM
I think the most apt comparison between Culver’s and any other chain is Freddy’s. In fact the two are close enough in terms of menus, price points, and overall “feel” that I’ve often thought of Freddy’s as being kind of a Culver’s clone. (Though I consider Culver’s to be the better of the two).

Huh? What state shouldn't have a Culvers?

There’s something special about a restaurant when it isn’t available everywhere. When I moved out to San Francisco and made my first coast-to-coast drives on I-80, it was nice to get past Chicago and finally see indications that I was in Culver’s territory—which on that route at the time, stretched from roughly Chicago to Lincoln. But as the chain spread to additional parts of the country, encountering one became less and less of a special occasion. And the year I lived in Tampa and had multiple Culver’s locations nearby, I found them to be a solid notch below their Great Plains counterparts in terms of friendliness, efficiency, and product quality.

For that matter, I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a nationwide expansion that resulted in the product remaining as good as it was when the company was just local or regional.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: doorknob60 on March 04, 2019, 04:59:20 PM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

That's what I thought about In-N-Out, but those are in Oregon now. And with Culver's practically knocking on Oregon's backdoor with locations in Idaho, I wouldn't be too shocked to see some locations. Though I don't know if any of the Eastern Oregon cities are quite big enough to support one, and those are the cities close to SW Idaho. Though if Twin Falls can support a Culver's, I don't think it's a huge stretch to say one of Ontario, La Grande, Pendleton, or Hermiston could support one (though none of those seem terribly likely).

Not Oregon, but Tri-Cities may be a more likely next move westward. Maybe Bend, but being off the interstates makes it less likely. If they make it to Tri-Cities or Bend or somewhere in Eastern Oregon, I could maybe see a push into the Portland area. Chick-Fil-A finally made it into suburban Portland and they seem to be doing well, so why not Culver's?

Speaking of Culver's, I have to say I've definitely become a fan. I wish I lived or worked a bit closer to the Meridian location, because I'd go there quite a bit over Burger King and Wendy's which I currently frequent. But I try to stop there when I'm in the area, probably a couple times a month or so. I hope they open one in Boise proper. Not sure the best place, maybe they could take over the Freddy's that closed on Broadway (though if Freddy's couldn't succeed, maybe not the best location? It's also right next door to Sonic which could be tough competition). Or maybe near the mall or Boise Spectrum if a good space opens up. But the Meridian location seems to be doing quite well despite its odd location out of view from Eagle Rd, so a Boise location could probably do well even if the location is not the most ideal.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: abefroman329 on March 04, 2019, 05:01:32 PM
I see people pining for a Steak 'n Shake and think, "why?"
Oh, in that case, you definitely wouldn't like In-N-Out.  And don't bother eating at an M Burger if you ever run across one, either.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: ce929wax on March 04, 2019, 05:42:24 PM
My two best friends and I eat at Steak N Shake often because it is relatively good and cheap (the three of us can get out of there for less than $20 usually and sometimes less than $15), however at the two locations here in Kalamazoo the service has been terrible the last two times we have gone.  I'm not sure if it is a one off, but we are hesitant to go back.

Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Rothman on March 04, 2019, 05:45:04 PM
I don't mind Steak 'N Shake.  My son's a big  fan though.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Flint1979 on March 04, 2019, 06:05:53 PM
Steak N Shake is pretty good. The closest one to me is about 70 miles away though.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kevinb1994 on March 04, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
I’ve only had Steak ‘n Shake once so far, wasn’t terribly impressed despite the food not being too bad. Five Guys is where it’s at...minus the horrendously salty fries, which is why we don’t go there too often.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: formulanone on March 04, 2019, 06:28:29 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.

Huh? What state shouldn't have a Culvers?

Part of me would love to see one open in California just to spite their dairy industry.

I still remember the days of flipping over a Culvers tray liner and only seeing locations in Wisconsin and possibly northern Illinois.

I have to imagine Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii might have to wait their turn...while much of New England doesn't have as much land to give, though it's a gamble in an already hotly-contested segment.

I always felt that Florida was one of the last to get a regional chain, especially the southern third, due to the logistical cul-de-sac. But I suppose a good deal of Midwestern transplants changed all that. Also, the tremendous population changes and tourism helps a lot.

I could go for a Boston Cream custard after reading this thread.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Takumi on March 04, 2019, 06:59:28 PM
I thought Steak & Shake was very meh when one opened here. The prices weren’t bad, at least.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: nexus73 on March 04, 2019, 07:31:47 PM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

That's what I thought about In-N-Out, but those are in Oregon now. And with Culver's practically knocking on Oregon's backdoor with locations in Idaho, I wouldn't be too shocked to see some locations. Though I don't know if any of the Eastern Oregon cities are quite big enough to support one, and those are the cities close to SW Idaho. Though if Twin Falls can support a Culver's, I don't think it's a huge stretch to say one of Ontario, La Grande, Pendleton, or Hermiston could support one (though none of those seem terribly likely).

Not Oregon, but Tri-Cities may be a more likely next move westward. Maybe Bend, but being off the interstates makes it less likely. If they make it to Tri-Cities or Bend or somewhere in Eastern Oregon, I could maybe see a push into the Portland area. Chick-Fil-A finally made it into suburban Portland and they seem to be doing well, so why not Culver's?

Speaking of Culver's, I have to say I've definitely become a fan. I wish I lived or worked a bit closer to the Meridian location, because I'd go there quite a bit over Burger King and Wendy's which I currently frequent. But I try to stop there when I'm in the area, probably a couple times a month or so. I hope they open one in Boise proper. Not sure the best place, maybe they could take over the Freddy's that closed on Broadway (though if Freddy's couldn't succeed, maybe not the best location? It's also right next door to Sonic which could be tough competition). Or maybe near the mall or Boise Spectrum if a good space opens up. But the Meridian location seems to be doing quite well despite its odd location out of view from Eagle Rd, so a Boise location could probably do well even if the location is not the most ideal.

The Habit has a trio of stores in Idaho.  Idaho?  Really?  Here is where the news gets even better.  More are coming, apparently in northern Idaho to go with some in eastern Washington, with Spokane getting their foot in the door first.  There must be some gold in them Palouse hills! 

TriCities, Hermiston, Pendleton, Walla Walla/Milton-Freewater, Ontario, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, Pullman, Lewiston, Yakima, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Bend/Redmond, out of all these mentioned cities, some are bound to land a major chain of some sort.  Strange as it sounds, Hermiston used to have a Fuddrucker's.  Go across the river to Clarkston and soon after doing so there is an Italian place while looks like and has the feel of a chain prototype.  They serve exceptionally good food too. 

May all your dining be delicious Doorknob60!

Rick
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kphoger on March 04, 2019, 08:28:08 PM
I love Culver's, but I also feel like I need to stretch out on the couch for about two hours after eating there.  That's a lot of grease!
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: renegade on March 04, 2019, 09:01:33 PM
Steak N Shake is pretty good. The closest one to me is about 70 miles away though.
Yeah ... it's really good as long as you have three hours to kill ... the service leaves a lot to be desired!
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: abefroman329 on March 04, 2019, 09:17:33 PM
Steak ‘n’ Shake was a lot better 10-20 years ago, before they moved to that bullshit simplified menu.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: MantyMadTown on March 05, 2019, 01:54:56 AM
It will be a l....o....n....g time before a Culver's ever shows up in Oregon unfortunately. 

Rick

Not as long as they'll take to reach New England.  They've already reached Idaho; there's nothing east of Ohio or north of the Carolinas.

Oregon is surrounded by states with The Habit burger chain.  More are coming to eastern Washington and Idaho.  We just keep getting ignored!  Maybe our food is too good for our own good...LOL!

Rick
Maybe there's too many vegans and not enough carnivores.    :-D


I can see this as being a legitimate reason for not moving there.

What about the rest of Oregon? I'm sure it's mostly just Portland that's "full of vegans".
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: renegade on March 05, 2019, 11:55:21 AM
Steak ‘n’ Shake was a lot better 10-20 years ago, before they moved to that bullshit simplified menu.
Nah, dude, they were [messed] up WAY before that!
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: hbelkins on March 05, 2019, 12:42:22 PM
I see people pining for a Steak 'n Shake and think, "why?"
Oh, in that case, you definitely wouldn't like In-N-Out.  And don't bother eating at an M Burger if you ever run across one, either.

Don't get me wrong. S 'n S is OK, but I don't understand the huge attraction it has for a lot of people. And maybe my lone Whataburger experience was bad, but I don't see the big deal about it, either. I also don't get the appeal of Smashburger, either. Nowhere near as good as Five Guys, in my book.

In-N-Out, as noted previously, lost some of its luster upon my learning about the sauce.

Freddy's burgers and fries are reminiscent of S 'n S, but the desserts are similar to Culver's. Culver's also has a pretty good fish dinner.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Flint1979 on March 05, 2019, 01:52:16 PM
Steak N Shake is pretty good. The closest one to me is about 70 miles away though.
Yeah ... it's really good as long as you have three hours to kill ... the service leaves a lot to be desired!
I have had that experience a couple times at Steak N Shake but have also been promptly waited on there as well. I've only been to two in the Metro Detroit area, the one closest to my house which is the one on the outparcel of Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and the other one was in Madison Heights off 14 Mile by I-75. I really don't think there service is that great though and I never really want to tip them much because of their service.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: abefroman329 on March 05, 2019, 02:15:43 PM
I can't remember if I've had Whataburger or Fatburger, but whichever it was, it was underwhelming.

I remember when there were three Five Guys locations, all in Northern Virginia.  Five Guys is one of the incredibly rare examples of a restaurant undergoing rapid expansion and not going under as a result. 
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kphoger on March 05, 2019, 02:27:51 PM
And maybe my lone Whataburger experience was bad, but I don't see the big deal about it, either.

Most overrated restaurant chain around, IMHO.  Their burgers are fine, nothing exceptional, but their fries are pathetic.
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Post by: formulanone on March 05, 2019, 03:50:43 PM
And maybe my lone Whataburger experience was bad, but I don't see the big deal about it, either.

Most overrated restaurant chain around, IMHO.  Their burgers are fine, nothing exceptional, but their fries are pathetic.

The patty melt is pretty good...there isn't really anything comparable from the major fast food chains, but you'd better like onions. So for me, there's at least something worth picking them over another nearby burger chain.

After that, I haven't found anything else from Whataburger that knocks my socks off. The burgers aren't bad, but they're also not "special".
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Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 05, 2019, 03:59:03 PM
When I was in Texas I tried all three of Whataburger, In n Out, and Jack. As blasphemous as some would feel, I liked Jack the best of the three. And it wasn’t that amazing.
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Post by: kphoger on March 05, 2019, 04:00:52 PM
I liked Jack the best

Daniels?
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Post by: hbelkins on March 05, 2019, 04:45:22 PM
When I was in Texas I tried all three of Whataburger, In n Out, and Jack. As blasphemous as some would feel, I liked Jack the best of the three. And it wasn’t that amazing.

I get Jack's and Jack In The Box confused. I know I've tried one of them, maybe both, but can't keep them separate in my mind.

EDIT: I know I've had Jack In The Box, in Lebanon, Tenn. It's Jack's that I cant remember for certain if I've tried.
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Post by: Rothman on March 05, 2019, 05:07:59 PM
About 22 years ago, Jack in the Box had good fries after it had to save face from its e coli disaster.  Last time I went there, they sucked.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 05, 2019, 05:29:58 PM
About 22 years ago, Jack in the Box had good fries after it had to save face from its e coli disaster.  Last time I went there, they sucked.
I've had their dinner and breakfast and both were pretty underwhelming.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 05, 2019, 05:31:02 PM
The only West Coast chain I'd like to be able to eat at frequently, other than In-n-Out, is Del Taco.

When I travel to our SLC office next month, I'll have both nearby, along with Zaxby's.
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Post by: Rothman on March 05, 2019, 05:48:14 PM
Locals call Del Taco "Hell Taco."  Haven't eaten there myself, though...probably because there are so many better Mexican places in the Valley.
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Post by: nexus73 on March 05, 2019, 06:30:53 PM
When I was in Texas I tried all three of Whataburger, In n Out, and Jack. As blasphemous as some would feel, I liked Jack the best of the three. And it wasn’t that amazing.

My one time trying Whataburger revealed the burger was not that tasty nor were the employees there that swift.

Jack In The Box back in the mid 70's had a Jack Steak sandwich.  Now that was some good eatin'!  In the decade of the 00's my stepson wanted to eat there.  We did.  What a terrible burger, almost inedible.

In-N-Out has the best value for price and a decent burger.  I also enjoy their vanilla shakes and will get one of those plus a cold drink, with the shake being enjoyed with the meal and the cold drink coming along for the ride. 

Honorable mention: Wendy's 4 for $4 is the best fast food major chain deal out there.  They also have a $5 deal in which you get a double burger with cheese and bacon to go with the fries, four chicken nuggets, cold drink and your choice of a dipping sauce.  Their applewood bacon is quite tasty!

Rick
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 05, 2019, 10:06:54 PM
Locals call Del Taco "Hell Taco."  Haven't eaten there myself, though...probably because there are so many better Mexican places in the Valley.
I ate at one once thinking it was going to be good. To sum it up it's just like a Taco Bell.
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Post by: renegade on March 06, 2019, 01:22:16 AM
To sum it up it's just like way better than Taco Bell.
FTFY
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Post by: Scott5114 on March 06, 2019, 04:36:55 AM
I like Whataburger's food. They get bonus points for being 24 hours and serving the full menu the entire time—good ways to end up in a spot in my rotation.

The problem that I have with them is that they only have one location in a city of 123,000 people, so it's slammed at all hours of the day and night. I've had to wait in line for 30 minutes at 1am. Definitely not worth the rat race to get a burger there, however tasty it is.
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Post by: formulanone on March 06, 2019, 06:27:34 AM
It's Jack's that I cant remember for certain if I've tried.

I think they're only found in Alabama...it wouldn't surprise me if Jack-in-the-Box won't compete there* due to very similar names. Or that they don't want to be part of that market. Food is okay; burgers are grilled, fries are a little on the soft side. Stores are usually a bit messy. There's a few interesting items on the menu; porkchop biscuits and grits can be found in the mornings.

JITB has more lunch variety, but the quality of the fries is either awesome or awful, depending on how fresh it is. Some of the indoor locations are very cramped.


* Neither are found in Georgia and Florida, and Jack-in-the-Box has thin coverage in Tennessee, so also there's that.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 06, 2019, 07:08:44 AM
To sum it up it's just like way better than Taco Bell.
FTFY
I don't agree with that. Both Del Taco and Taco Bell suck.
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Post by: Takumi on March 06, 2019, 10:47:25 AM
The only West Coast chain I'd like to be able to eat at frequently, other than In-n-Out, is Del Taco.

When I travel to our SLC office next month, I'll have both nearby, along with Zaxby's.
Zaxby’s opened a location here a few months ago. I still haven’t been there yet because every time I drive by it it’s always either extremely crowded or closed.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 06, 2019, 11:49:46 AM
It's Jack's that I cant remember for certain if I've tried.

I think they're only found in Alabama...it wouldn't surprise me if Jack-in-the-Box won't compete there* due to very similar names. Or that they don't want to be part of that market. Food is okay; burgers are grilled, fries are a little on the soft side. Stores are usually a bit messy. There's a few interesting items on the menu; porkchop biscuits and grits can be found in the mornings.

JITB has more lunch variety, but the quality of the fries is either awesome or awful, depending on how fresh it is. Some of the indoor locations are very cramped.


* Neither are found in Georgia and Florida, and Jack-in-the-Box has thin coverage in Tennessee, so also there's that.

I checked the Jack's website. They start showing up south of Nashville. I still can't remember if I've eaten at one.

First Zaxby's I ever saw was in Franklin, NC. I didn't eat there then. They've since expanded tremendously into Kentucky, but Raising Cane's was here first. Can't tell much difference in the chicken between the two. The difference is apparently in the store-specific sauce, which I don't eat as i prefer BBQ sauce. Zaxby's fries are seasoned a bit and their toast is plain, while Cane's fries are plain but the toast is garlic toast.

Agreed on the Wendy's deal. If I want a small but cheap meal, I will go with that 4 for $4 combo with the Double Stack. The $5 double JBC deal they have now is good as well.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 06, 2019, 12:29:58 PM
The only West Coast chain I'd like to be able to eat at frequently, other than In-n-Out, is Del Taco.

When I travel to our SLC office next month, I'll have both nearby, along with Zaxby's.
Zaxby’s opened a location here a few months ago. I still haven’t been there yet because every time I drive by it it’s always either extremely crowded or closed.
Definitely go when the crowd dies down.  It's delicious, better than Raising Cane's.
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Post by: txstateends on March 06, 2019, 03:51:15 PM
I like Whataburger's food. They get bonus points for being 24 hours and serving the full menu the entire time—good ways to end up in a spot in my rotation.

The Whataburger by you has breakfast all the time?  All the ones in north TX don't.  You can get the non-breakfast stuff all the time, but not the taquitos/sausage biscuits/etc.  I do like the ones where you can go into during late hours, instead of just drive-thru. 

As for the topic, one of these days when I have a way to get to one, I guess I'll have to try one of the Culver's here to see if I like it or not.
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Post by: MantyMadTown on March 06, 2019, 05:22:53 PM
I like Whataburger's food. They get bonus points for being 24 hours and serving the full menu the entire time—good ways to end up in a spot in my rotation.

The problem that I have with them is that they only have one location in a city of 123,000 people, so it's slammed at all hours of the day and night. I've had to wait in line for 30 minutes at 1am. Definitely not worth the rat race to get a burger there, however tasty it is.

There's really only one Whataburger in your city? They really ought to open more given how busy yours is.
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Post by: MantyMadTown on March 06, 2019, 05:30:38 PM
I guess Culver's is like Waffle House now; they have plenty of locations outside their home region but not enough to make it "national".
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 06, 2019, 05:33:31 PM
I like Whataburger's food. They get bonus points for being 24 hours and serving the full menu the entire time—good ways to end up in a spot in my rotation.

The problem that I have with them is that they only have one location in a city of 123,000 people, so it's slammed at all hours of the day and night. I've had to wait in line for 30 minutes at 1am. Definitely not worth the rat race to get a burger there, however tasty it is.

There's really only one Whataburger in your city? They really ought to open more given how busy yours is.
If he's talking about the Norman, OK location there is one about 8 miles away from that location in Moore.
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Post by: wriddle082 on March 06, 2019, 07:58:52 PM
To sum it up it's just like way better than Taco Bell.
FTFY
I don't agree with that. Both Del Taco and Taco Bell suck.

Taco Bell is ok.  Not enough experience with Del Taco (Columbia, SC does have one), but they were ok.

Now Taco Bueno!  That’s the good one!  Ate there a lot when I spent a month working in Olathe, KS back in 2016.  I think they’re mainly along the I-35 corridor from KC all the way down to TX.  They need to expand further east!

Back when Taco Bell used the chihuahua as their spokes-mascot, Taco Bueno used a “fist puppet” with stick-on eyes and a drawn-on curly mustache.  Was hillarious!
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Post by: txstateends on March 07, 2019, 01:52:39 AM
To sum it up it's just like way better than Taco Bell.
FTFY
I don't agree with that. Both Del Taco and Taco Bell suck.

Taco Bell is ok.  Not enough experience with Del Taco (Columbia, SC does have one), but they were ok.

Now Taco Bueno!  That’s the good one!  Ate there a lot when I spent a month working in Olathe, KS back in 2016.  I think they’re mainly along the I-35 corridor from KC all the way down to TX.  They need to expand further east!

Back when Taco Bell used the chihuahua as their spokes-mascot, Taco Bueno used a “fist puppet” with stick-on eyes and a drawn-on curly mustache.  Was hillarious!

IDK, you might get your wish.  The head of Taco Bueno did a radio interview in Dallas a while back.  He'd just been on Undercover Boss and the company was contacted like crazy about potential franchising opportunities, even from parts of the country there weren't stores or places the company wasn't thinking they be interested in.  I'm not sure where that led.

Del Taco had locations in north TX *twice*.  Both times (mid-1980s, then, recent few years), they were here just long enough to get people interested, and then it was decided to pull out of TX, >friggin' teases!<  Very sad.  I liked them.  Oh well.  There's still Taco Bueno, Taco Cabana, and the next time I'm in the panhandle, Taco Villa.
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Post by: Scott5114 on March 07, 2019, 02:51:20 AM
The Whataburger by you has breakfast all the time?  All the ones in north TX don't.  You can get the non-breakfast stuff all the time, but not the taquitos/sausage biscuits/etc.  I do like the ones where you can go into during late hours, instead of just drive-thru. 

I'm not sure, as I don't eat fast food breakfast. Whataburger was a godsend when I worked graveyard shift and wanted something on the way home at 8:00 AM. After a nine-hour shift, you don't want sausage biscuits or pancakes.

You can go inside 24 hours at this Whataburger. I usually do so, gambling that it will be faster. It usually isn't.

There's really only one Whataburger in your city? They really ought to open more given how busy yours is.
If he's talking about the Norman, OK location there is one about 8 miles away from that location in Moore.

Moore isn't my city, though. I used to occasionally drive to the one in Moore before the Norman one was opened, as a special treat, but there are much closer cheeseburgers in Norman.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 07, 2019, 11:45:48 AM
To sum it up it's just like way better than Taco Bell.
FTFY
I don't agree with that. Both Del Taco and Taco Bell suck.

Taco Bell is ok.  Not enough experience with Del Taco (Columbia, SC does have one), but they were ok.

Speaking of taco places, Taco Tico is making a comeback. Read something earlier in the week about them opening some locations in Lexington.

The one at Morehead was a very popular place when I was in college.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 07, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
The Whataburger by you has breakfast all the time?  All the ones in north TX don't.  You can get the non-breakfast stuff all the time, but not the taquitos/sausage biscuits/etc.  I do like the ones where you can go into during late hours, instead of just drive-thru. 

I'm not sure, as I don't eat fast food breakfast. Whataburger was a godsend when I worked graveyard shift and wanted something on the way home at 8:00 AM. After a nine-hour shift, you don't want sausage biscuits or pancakes.

You can go inside 24 hours at this Whataburger. I usually do so, gambling that it will be faster. It usually isn't.

There's really only one Whataburger in your city? They really ought to open more given how busy yours is.
If he's talking about the Norman, OK location there is one about 8 miles away from that location in Moore.

Moore isn't my city, though. I used to occasionally drive to the one in Moore before the Norman one was opened, as a special treat, but there are much closer cheeseburgers in Norman.
I realize that but I'm just saying there is a location in the next town over as well. Looking at the OKC area it doesn't look like they have very many locations going to the south.
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Post by: webny99 on March 09, 2019, 02:39:09 PM
Culver's is great, and pretty reasonably priced too. Most recently I've been to the one in Mauston, WI on a trip out to Minnesota. It's kind of a Midwestern specialty, so I don't care if they ever make it to NY -- enjoying it when I'm out west is enough for me.



I'm not sure, as I don't eat fast food breakfast.

This is going to sound really weird, but IMO there are actually only two places that have good fast food breakfasts: Chick-Fil-A and Taco Bell.

I can't do breakfast from fast-food burger joints like BK or McD, but for some reason I really like Crunchwraps and Burrito Scrambles!
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 09, 2019, 02:59:17 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 09, 2019, 04:12:36 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.

$1 Sausage McMuffins FTW!

I still get aggravated when I come across a McDonald's that sells hash browns for $1 each instead of 2/$1.

If I wasn't usually running late every morning going to work, and if the drive-thru line wasn't always so long, and money wasn't tight, I'd probably get McDonald's breakfast every morning.

The Wendy's in the town where I work doesn't have the breakfast menu, so I've never tried their morning offerings. I'm a fan of Hardee's biscuits, especially the steak biscuits, but Hardee's has gotten pricey, and the drive-thru times are usually pretty long.

True story -- the local Hardee's used to occasionally bring their leftover breakfast biscuits and other foods to our office to give away after breakfast hours ended. We were just down the road from them, and it was probably done as a thank-you to our folks for their road maintenance efforts (even though we're the administrative office and not the maintenance garage.) I had many a free lunch when they did that. Unfortunately, they quit doing that about 18 months or so ago.
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Post by: nexus73 on March 09, 2019, 05:50:09 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.

$1 Sausage McMuffins FTW!

I still get aggravated when I come across a McDonald's that sells hash browns for $1 each instead of 2/$1.

If I wasn't usually running late every morning going to work, and if the drive-thru line wasn't always so long, and money wasn't tight, I'd probably get McDonald's breakfast every morning.

The Wendy's in the town where I work doesn't have the breakfast menu, so I've never tried their morning offerings. I'm a fan of Hardee's biscuits, especially the steak biscuits, but Hardee's has gotten pricey, and the drive-thru times are usually pretty long.

True story -- the local Hardee's used to occasionally bring their leftover breakfast biscuits and other foods to our office to give away after breakfast hours ended. We were just down the road from them, and it was probably done as a thank-you to our folks for their road maintenance efforts (even though we're the administrative office and not the maintenance garage.) I had many a free lunch when they did that. Unfortunately, they quit doing that about 18 months or so ago.

At least you were treated better than Robert Redford treated the UDOT people.  Back when US 189 Provo Canyon was getting the freeway/expressway treatment, he would not let them park their gear on his huge parking lot at the ski resort he owned, which was called Sundance.  This came despite UDOT always doing him a solid by making sure that US 189 was open in the winter and also plowing out his parking lot so the skiers who went there had a place to park.

Glad you enjoyed the biscuits while they were around.  I used to buy KFC's biscuits from the Provo KFC in a box with half a dozen at a time since they were so good, then eat them up as a dessert with melted margarine and raspberry jam.  Delicious they most certainly were!

Rick
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 09, 2019, 05:53:52 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
I like McDonald's for breakfast fast food as well. Thanks for the heads up on Taco Bell, I generally don't like them anyway so their breakfast menu has never been on my bucket list.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 09, 2019, 05:55:41 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.

$1 Sausage McMuffins FTW!

I still get aggravated when I come across a McDonald's that sells hash browns for $1 each instead of 2/$1.

If I wasn't usually running late every morning going to work, and if the drive-thru line wasn't always so long, and money wasn't tight, I'd probably get McDonald's breakfast every morning.

The Wendy's in the town where I work doesn't have the breakfast menu, so I've never tried their morning offerings. I'm a fan of Hardee's biscuits, especially the steak biscuits, but Hardee's has gotten pricey, and the drive-thru times are usually pretty long.

True story -- the local Hardee's used to occasionally bring their leftover breakfast biscuits and other foods to our office to give away after breakfast hours ended. We were just down the road from them, and it was probably done as a thank-you to our folks for their road maintenance efforts (even though we're the administrative office and not the maintenance garage.) I had many a free lunch when they did that. Unfortunately, they quit doing that about 18 months or so ago.
Very few Wendy's that I've come across serve breakfast. The one's that do generally seem to be inside a truck stop (Flying J or Pilot usually) or an airport food court. There are 4 Wendy's in my town and 1 of them serves breakfast and it's inside a Flying J.
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Post by: nexus73 on March 09, 2019, 06:00:11 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
I like McDonald's for breakfast fast food as well. Thanks for the heads up on Taco Bell, I generally don't like them anyway so their breakfast menu has never been on my bucket list.

McD's pancakes and a carton of milk are always a fave cheap eat of mine when on da' road alone.  If I am feeling the need, okay, I'll toss in a hashbrown too...

Rick
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 09, 2019, 06:06:07 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
I like McDonald's for breakfast fast food as well. Thanks for the heads up on Taco Bell, I generally don't like them anyway so their breakfast menu has never been on my bucket list.

McD's pancakes and a carton of milk are always a fave cheap eat of mine when on da' road alone.  If I am feeling the need, okay, I'll toss in a hashbrown too...

Rick
One time about 5-6 years ago I was on my way to Chicago and left Saginaw at about 3:30-4:00am and was approaching the Lansing area and decided to take a shortcut (on distance, not time) through Lansing. I come upon this McDonald's and it's open and I'm thinking well I'll just get a sausage egg mcmuffin meal and be on my way. I order the food and get it and start driving away and notice my sandwich is burnt, the muffin was hard as a brick, the egg was overcooked and I'm pretty sure something was wrong with the sausage too. I went and knocked on the drive thru window and showed them the sandwich. Luckily I got a new one and they gave me a second one for free so that was pretty cool but man lol.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 09:37:04 AM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.

$1 Sausage McMuffins FTW!

I still get aggravated when I come across a McDonald's that sells hash browns for $1 each instead of 2/$1.

If I wasn't usually running late every morning going to work, and if the drive-thru line wasn't always so long, and money wasn't tight, I'd probably get McDonald's breakfast every morning.

The Wendy's in the town where I work doesn't have the breakfast menu, so I've never tried their morning offerings. I'm a fan of Hardee's biscuits, especially the steak biscuits, but Hardee's has gotten pricey, and the drive-thru times are usually pretty long.

True story -- the local Hardee's used to occasionally bring their leftover breakfast biscuits and other foods to our office to give away after breakfast hours ended. We were just down the road from them, and it was probably done as a thank-you to our folks for their road maintenance efforts (even though we're the administrative office and not the maintenance garage.) I had many a free lunch when they did that. Unfortunately, they quit doing that about 18 months or so ago.
Very few Wendy's that I've come across serve breakfast. The one's that do generally seem to be inside a truck stop (Flying J or Pilot usually) or an airport food court. There are 4 Wendy's in my town and 1 of them serves breakfast and it's inside a Flying J.
Wendy’s is perpetually “piloting” breakfast and then stopping the pilot. The Wendy’s on Touhy near the new Walmart in Skokie was doing a healthier, more upscale one a few years ago and then quietly stopped. There was also a period in the mid-2000s where Wendy’s was selling fried chicken and it was surprisingly delicious.

Hardee’s is my favorite of all fast food breakfasts, but there isn’t one nearby - I think the closest one is actually in Indiana. The only thing that made driving across Ohio on the Turnpike bearable was the numerous Hardee’s locations at the service plazas, not sure if that’s the case now, though
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 09:37:56 AM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
I like McDonald's for breakfast fast food as well. Thanks for the heads up on Taco Bell, I generally don't like them anyway so their breakfast menu has never been on my bucket list.

McD's pancakes and a carton of milk are always a fave cheap eat of mine when on da' road alone.  If I am feeling the need, okay, I'll toss in a hashbrown too...

Rick
One time about 5-6 years ago I was on my way to Chicago and left Saginaw at about 3:30-4:00am and was approaching the Lansing area and decided to take a shortcut (on distance, not time) through Lansing. I come upon this McDonald's and it's open and I'm thinking well I'll just get a sausage egg mcmuffin meal and be on my way. I order the food and get it and start driving away and notice my sandwich is burnt, the muffin was hard as a brick, the egg was overcooked and I'm pretty sure something was wrong with the sausage too. I went and knocked on the drive thru window and showed them the sandwich. Luckily I got a new one and they gave me a second one for free so that was pretty cool but man lol.
That’s basically every experience I’ve had with breakfast at Burger King, which is why I don’t get breakfast there.
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Post by: Takumi on March 10, 2019, 10:11:14 AM
Wendy’s is perpetually “piloting” breakfast and then stopping the pilot. The Wendy’s on Touhy near the new Walmart in Skokie was doing a healthier, more upscale one a few years ago and then quietly stopped. There was also a period in the mid-2000s where Wendy’s was selling fried chicken and it was surprisingly delicious.
I remember seeing a Wendy’s in Maryland advertising fried chicken around that time, but none of the ones around here had it. I remember wanting to try it, but for whatever reason I didn’t.

Related, there was a prototype McDonalds nearby that was in the style of a 50s diner (very similar to a modern Denny’s), that also served personal pizzas. I tried one there once, and the only thing about it I remember is that the crust was very burned.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 10, 2019, 10:38:00 AM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.

$1 Sausage McMuffins FTW!

I still get aggravated when I come across a McDonald's that sells hash browns for $1 each instead of 2/$1.

If I wasn't usually running late every morning going to work, and if the drive-thru line wasn't always so long, and money wasn't tight, I'd probably get McDonald's breakfast every morning.

The Wendy's in the town where I work doesn't have the breakfast menu, so I've never tried their morning offerings. I'm a fan of Hardee's biscuits, especially the steak biscuits, but Hardee's has gotten pricey, and the drive-thru times are usually pretty long.

True story -- the local Hardee's used to occasionally bring their leftover breakfast biscuits and other foods to our office to give away after breakfast hours ended. We were just down the road from them, and it was probably done as a thank-you to our folks for their road maintenance efforts (even though we're the administrative office and not the maintenance garage.) I had many a free lunch when they did that. Unfortunately, they quit doing that about 18 months or so ago.
Very few Wendy's that I've come across serve breakfast. The one's that do generally seem to be inside a truck stop (Flying J or Pilot usually) or an airport food court. There are 4 Wendy's in my town and 1 of them serves breakfast and it's inside a Flying J.
Wendy’s is perpetually “piloting” breakfast and then stopping the pilot. The Wendy’s on Touhy near the new Walmart in Skokie was doing a healthier, more upscale one a few years ago and then quietly stopped. There was also a period in the mid-2000s where Wendy’s was selling fried chicken and it was surprisingly delicious.

Hardee’s is my favorite of all fast food breakfasts, but there isn’t one nearby - I think the closest one is actually in Indiana. The only thing that made driving across Ohio on the Turnpike bearable was the numerous Hardee’s locations at the service plazas, not sure if that’s the case now, though
We'll be getting a new Hardee's in my area once the Love's truck stop opens. I'd say they have about another 6-8 weeks before it'll be open. Love's is building a new truck stop at exit 144 on I-75.

As far as Wendy's goes they have never made a big attempt at breakfast and the people I talk to say it's just a tough sell. Well it's not a Wendy's requirement to serve breakfast and I know a District Manager for Wendy's that I talk to quite often and she'll tell me things about Wendy's.

I haven't been on the Ohio Turnpike in probably over 10 years so I'm not sure anymore what the service plaza's have either. If I have to travel east and west across northern Ohio I usually will use SR-2, US-6, US-20 or US-30.
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Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 10, 2019, 11:38:37 AM
The only two Wendy’s that I know with breakfast are in Wisconsin, one in Mauston and the other in Janesville. I think their chicken biscuit is adequate but not spectacular.

I have never liked breakfast food and having lunch available to me is part of why I get later starts on my driving day than most people. Sonic, and Taco Bell (after 9 AM) have lunch available early at least.
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Post by: Rothman on March 10, 2019, 12:33:47 PM
I just eat the free breakfast at my hotel.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 12:40:28 PM
Wendy’s is perpetually “piloting” breakfast and then stopping the pilot. The Wendy’s on Touhy near the new Walmart in Skokie was doing a healthier, more upscale one a few years ago and then quietly stopped. There was also a period in the mid-2000s where Wendy’s was selling fried chicken and it was surprisingly delicious.
I remember seeing a Wendy’s in Maryland advertising fried chicken around that time, but none of the ones around here had it. I remember wanting to try it, but for whatever reason I didn’t.

Related, there was a prototype McDonalds nearby that was in the style of a 50s diner (very similar to a modern Denny’s), that also served personal pizzas. I tried one there once, and the only thing about it I remember is that the crust was very burned.
The one in DC on K St NW between Connecticut and 18th had fried chicken.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 12:42:52 PM
I just eat the free breakfast at my hotel.
Sometimes it’s inedible. I ate the breakfast at a Days Inn we stayed at that was close to the hospital where my wife gave birth (she was scheduled to be induced at 1 am, and for some reason, it made sense to stay nearby at the time) and complained online about how disgusting it was. The manager responded by telling me what items they served for breakfast.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 12:44:10 PM
I just remembered that the old Greyhound station in DC had a Hardee’s. I ate there once and didn’t die, which would have served me right for eating at a Hardee’s in a Greyhound station.
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Post by: Rothman on March 10, 2019, 01:27:12 PM
I just eat the free breakfast at my hotel.
Sometimes it’s inedible. I ate the breakfast at a Days Inn we stayed at that was close to the hospital where my wife gave birth (she was scheduled to be induced at 1 am, and for some reason, it made sense to stay nearby at the time) and complained online about how disgusting it was. The manager responded by telling me what items they served for breakfast.
Heh.  I haven't found one that has been totally inedible.  Dry pastries or cold eggs, perhaps, but enough to get me through.  Rather get going straight from the hotel than find somewhere for breakfast.

When I was a kid, though, hot cakes at McDonald's were the best, complete with the styrofoam packaging.  Come to think of it, I've snagged a Sausage McMuffin in the past when having an early morning flight.  Been years since I have had a McD's breakfast, though.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 10, 2019, 01:34:57 PM
I typically don't eat breakfast unless I'm traveling, and if the place I'm staying only has a continental breakfast (no meats), I'll hit a McDonald's drive-thru if I'm still hungry after having a couple of doughnuts or muffins.

As for work trips, we have a policy that you don't get a per-diem for breakfast if the hotel has a hot breakfast. That's one reason I usually stay at the Days Inn in Frankfort instead of the Hampton or HI Express. That's $8 in my pocket that I'd lose if I stayed at one of those places. The Frankfort Days Inn continental breakfast is not much, but I can get a couple of sausage biscuits at the cafeteria at the main office and still come out $4 to the good.
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Post by: Buck87 on March 10, 2019, 02:27:18 PM
The only pair of Ohio Turnpike plazas that have Hardees now are the ones at milepost 76.9 just east of Toledo.

I do remember when Hardees was the mainstay of the old service plazas, but that is no longer the case with the new ones.
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Post by: renegade on March 10, 2019, 06:58:48 PM
Would someone please wake me up when they open a Skyline or a Goldstar Chili in my area?

I would love to have one or both of them nearby.        :clap:
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 10, 2019, 07:22:37 PM
Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.
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Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 10, 2019, 07:28:06 PM
Hardee’s is decent, but expensive. They do burger basket deals on Thursdays that are probably the most worthwhile day to visit.
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Post by: Takumi on March 10, 2019, 07:34:54 PM
Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.
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Post by: Road Hog on March 10, 2019, 07:59:09 PM
Culver's is here already but they announced they're opening one up the road in Denison, where they have a Freddy's too.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are basically the same company, just a different name East and West. Their menus are a little different but I loved the breakfasts from both.

A little surprised they have Jack in the Box in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee, but not one in Arkansas.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 10, 2019, 08:25:41 PM
Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.

When Hardee's first came to Kentucky, their varied menu was a big selling point for me. Not only could you get charbroiled burgers (yum) but they had hot dogs, roast beef sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, and a lot of other goodies. At some point they scaled their menu back to mostly burgers, but they've expanded it again. I still don't think you can get an Arby's-type roast beef sandwich, but ham and cheese, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and strips, etc., are back on the menu.

My biggest complaint about Hardee's, as someone else mentioned, is the price. They tried to rebrand themselves as some kind of upscale fast food place when they introduced the Six Dollar Thickburger, and the prices  reflect that. A small Monster Burger combo will run you $10. They do offer coupons occasionally that will get you good deals on some of their food. I'm surprised they don't have an app yet like McDonald's or Wendy's, complete with digital coupons like those two chains have.

Hardee's did make an appearance in some smaller Kentucky towns before McDonald's or Wendy's, but I'm not sure how they do in some of the less-affluent places. Hyden (Leslie County) has had a Hardee's for years. I don't know if it's still open or not.
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Post by: Big John on March 10, 2019, 08:45:11 PM

 I still don't think you can get an Arby's-type roast beef sandwich
They do offer that "Big Roast Beef" in Wisconsin at least.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 10, 2019, 08:59:39 PM
Hardee’s is good. In addition to the sandwiches HB mentions, they also used to sell fried chicken.

If you’re out West, go to Carl’s Jr., same menu.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 10, 2019, 09:11:25 PM
Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.

When Hardee's first came to Kentucky, their varied menu was a big selling point for me. Not only could you get charbroiled burgers (yum) but they had hot dogs, roast beef sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, and a lot of other goodies. At some point they scaled their menu back to mostly burgers, but they've expanded it again. I still don't think you can get an Arby's-type roast beef sandwich, but ham and cheese, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and strips, etc., are back on the menu.

My biggest complaint about Hardee's, as someone else mentioned, is the price. They tried to rebrand themselves as some kind of upscale fast food place when they introduced the Six Dollar Thickburger, and the prices  reflect that. A small Monster Burger combo will run you $10. They do offer coupons occasionally that will get you good deals on some of their food. I'm surprised they don't have an app yet like McDonald's or Wendy's, complete with digital coupons like those two chains have.

Hardee's did make an appearance in some smaller Kentucky towns before McDonald's or Wendy's, but I'm not sure how they do in some of the less-affluent places. Hyden (Leslie County) has had a Hardee's for years. I don't know if it's still open or not.
I've been wondering what they are like lately. I haven't been to a Hardee's in a long time. There happens to be one in Owosso which is a city in the next county south of me about 45 miles away but other than that I don't think they have much of a presence in Michigan. The reason I was wondering is because the Love's in Bridgeport is about to open and it has a Hardee's so I would love to try a brand new Hardee's.
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Post by: Rothman on March 10, 2019, 11:07:52 PM
My first Hardee's was in Kentucky; I have a cousin that loved the place.  However, that was before the upscaling of the menu that H.B. mentioned.
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Post by: kevinb1994 on March 11, 2019, 05:32:22 AM
Due to my age I never had anything from Hardee’s until they opened up in New Jersey. Used to live near the New Brunswick location until late September 2017 when we moved down here from outside of Princeton.
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Post by: renegade on March 11, 2019, 12:58:28 PM
Is Hardee's good or bad? I'll take everyone's word for it.
They have a pretty good ham and swiss sandwich.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 11, 2019, 01:37:41 PM
My first Hardee's was in Kentucky; I have a cousin that loved the place.  However, that was before the upscaling of the menu that H.B. mentioned.
I thought it had since been re-downscaled.  They definitely did away with the "fast casual" thing they were doing for a while, when you'd place your order at the counter and they'd deliver it to your table.
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Post by: Big John on March 11, 2019, 01:43:33 PM
They definitely did away with the "fast casual" thing they were doing for a while, when you'd place your order at the counter and they'd deliver it to your table.
They still do that in Wisconsin.
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Post by: webny99 on March 11, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
McDonalds is still my favorite fast food breakfast. I tried the breakfast at Taco Bell once and wish I hadn’t.
I like McDonald's for breakfast fast food as well. Thanks for the heads up on Taco Bell, I generally don't like them anyway so their breakfast menu has never been on my bucket list.

Taco Bell's Crunchwraps and Grande Scramblers are good, but I am cautious when it comes to the rest of their breakfast menu.
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Post by: kphoger on March 11, 2019, 02:34:48 PM
I ate the breakfast at a Days Inn we stayed at that was close to the hospital where my wife gave birth and complained online about how disgusting it was.

The childbirth or the breakfast?
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 11, 2019, 02:48:07 PM
I ate the breakfast at a Days Inn we stayed at that was close to the hospital where my wife gave birth and complained online about how disgusting it was.

The childbirth or the breakfast?
I think it was clear before you edited my post, but the breakfast.  The childbirth, if anything, was a lot less disgusting than I thought it would be. 

The trouble with the "healthy" options at free hotel breakfasts is that they generally consist of over/underripe fruit, gross-looking hardboiled eggs, and yogurt with several spoonfuls of sugar added to them.  Not that the non-healthy options are much better, unless you love stale doughnuts.  In general, the more you pay for the room, the better the breakfast.  The free breakfast at Embassy Suites is usually good, as is the breakfast at most newer Hampton Inns.
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Post by: hbelkins on March 11, 2019, 02:56:43 PM
Hardee’s is good. In addition to the sandwiches HB mentions, they also used to sell fried chicken.

If you’re out West, go to Carl’s Jr., same menu.

They do chicken tenders and fried chicken sandwiches now. I'm not sure about bone-in chicken, however.

I think I've mentioned Lee's Famous Recipe before. Pretty good fast-food chicken.
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Post by: Buck87 on March 11, 2019, 03:37:53 PM
I grew up knowing Hardee's as the place to go for roast beef (if it was lunch or dinner), or biscuits and gravy (if it was breakfast)

Though it looks like the roast beef thing was a fairly short period of their history when they owned Rax. The Hardee's in my town started as Burger Chef (before my time), and it turned into a Rax for a couple tears in the late 90's or early 00's before shutting down altogether.
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Post by: Rothman on March 11, 2019, 05:31:15 PM
 I did like milkshakes at Carl's Jr. when I lived in Concord, CA.  Haven't had one in decades, though.
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Post by: jp the roadgeek on March 11, 2019, 07:17:34 PM
About 5 years ago, Hardees/Carl's Jr had eyes on expansion into New England.  Seems they hit a wall.  There's 3 in the NYC area branded as Carl's Jr locations (North Bergen and 2 in Brooklyn), but according to their website, the ones in Poughkeepsie and Middletown, NY are closed. 
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Post by: ce929wax on March 11, 2019, 11:16:50 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Hardee's.  I find their burgers to taste a little off, but that could also be a one-off, as the last time I ate there was the one on TN 33 in Maynardville.  I did like Carl's Jr before they merged with Hardees, but haven't tried them since they merged.

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Post by: kendancy66 on March 13, 2019, 01:02:33 AM
Culver's is here already but they announced they're opening one up the road in Denison, where they have a Freddy's too.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are basically the same company, just a different name East and West. Their menus are a little different but I loved the breakfasts from both.

I enjoy the loaded breakfast burrito from Carls Jr.  Farmer Boys has even better breakfast burrito too.

A little surprised they have Jack in the Box in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee, but not one in Arkansas.

I enjoy the loaded breakfast burrito from Carls Jr.  A local fast food place near me called Farmer Boys has even better breakfast burrito too.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 13, 2019, 09:48:39 PM
Hardee's use to have a presence around here years ago but has since gone away. The closest location is the Owosso location and the new one in the Love's in Bridgeport opening soon. Hardee's opened in an old Burger Chef I remember Burger Chef. There is one former Hardee's location in Pinconning that has been abandoned for several years (20+ years) that hasn't been in use since it was a Hardee's and the building still stands vacant. It's at 500 S. Mable Street, Pinconning, MI.
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Post by: abefroman329 on March 14, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
I could've sworn I've eaten at a Hardee's in Holland, MI sometime while my in-laws were living there, but maybe I'm wrong.

It looks like the one I once went to on the South Side has now gone out of business.  No surprise, the food I got there was almost inedible.

ETA: Looks like there is a Hardee's in Holland after all.
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 19, 2019, 09:14:20 PM
I could've sworn I've eaten at a Hardee's in Holland, MI sometime while my in-laws were living there, but maybe I'm wrong.

It looks like the one I once went to on the South Side has now gone out of business.  No surprise, the food I got there was almost inedible.

ETA: Looks like there is a Hardee's in Holland after all.
I think that's a newer one inside a Love's truck stop
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Post by: Flint1979 on March 25, 2019, 04:48:01 PM
I'm in a brand new Culver's right now. They aren't new to the area though. I'm in the location at 2910 Wilder Road Bay City, MI. Service seems kind of slow.
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Post by: X99 on March 29, 2019, 03:36:53 PM
I live near Rapid City, SD. When I moved here ten years ago, we had one Culvers. Now we have three. Still no Chick-Fil-A though.

I like Culver’s like anyone else, but their rapid expansion into Anywhere USA has made them just another chain in terms of what I seek out on the road.
With better dessert.
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Post by: kevinb1994 on April 28, 2019, 06:19:51 PM
So today we had Culver’s (Daytona Beach location) for the first time. Not bad.
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Post by: thspfc on April 29, 2019, 05:33:58 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. There's also quite a few in FL and TX.
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Post by: kevinb1994 on April 29, 2019, 07:05:14 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. There's also quite a few in FL and TX.

Yeah and they were supposedly going to open one in our area here. Not quite close enough to our house, but it’ll do for now.
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Post by: ET21 on April 30, 2019, 08:49:54 AM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. There's also quite a few in FL and TX.

Great road trip food going into southern Wisco. I usually stop at the one either in Newville or the Dells when traveling to the Twin Cities or LaCrosse
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Post by: Mrt90 on April 30, 2019, 11:50:48 AM
I was searching for a specific charge on the Discover app recently and then did a search for Culver's and saw that I spent about $1900 dollars there in the past 24 months.  My family loves it and we go there or pick something up almost every weekend.  I like the variety of meals you can get including the 3 regular dinner items (Cod, Chopped Steak, and Pot Roast) which you can't get at a normal "fast food" restaurant.  I don't even think the burgers are that great, but where else can you get a Pork Tenderloin sandwich with a side of Cheese Curds?  Their Chicken Tenders and salads are also fantastic.
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Post by: MNHighwayMan on April 30, 2019, 12:12:07 PM
I don't even think the burgers are that great

Cease this heresy at once.

ALL HAIL THE BUTTERBURGER
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Post by: Mrt90 on April 30, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
I don't even think the burgers are that great

Cease this heresy at once.

ALL HAIL THE BUTTERBURGER
Do I have to turn in my Wisconsin card?

They are very good fast food burgers but there's local places near me, and probably everywhere, that are better (and more expensive).  I tend to like a thicker burger.
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Post by: hbelkins on April 30, 2019, 01:54:07 PM
I'm a fan of chicken tenders, but not really crazy about the ones served at Culver's. My experience has been that they're not as juicy as those available at other places. I do like their fish, however. I haven't tried the other non-fast-food-type food, as I tend to get a burger when I am there.

It may be a next-door-to-Wisconsin thing, but it seems to me that a lot of smaller towns in Iowa and Illinois will have a Culver's before many other, more widespread places. On a trip a few years ago. I spent the night in Decorah, Iowa. There were three fast-food places in town -- Subway (which I have no desire to patronize), McDonald's, and Culver's. No Wendy's, no KFC, no Burger King -- but there was a Culver's.
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Post by: thspfc on April 30, 2019, 06:19:57 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. There's also quite a few in FL and TX.

Great road trip food going into southern Wisco. I usually stop at the one either in Newville or the Dells when traveling to the Twin Cities or LaCrosse
The Newville Culver's (WI-59 exit) is the largest Culver's location, which is interesting. In all, I think there's 6 Culver's within 15 miles of my house.
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Post by: MantyMadTown on April 30, 2019, 08:00:51 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. There's also quite a few in FL and TX.

Great road trip food going into southern Wisco. I usually stop at the one either in Newville or the Dells when traveling to the Twin Cities or LaCrosse
The Newville Culver's (WI-59 exit) is the largest Culver's location, which is interesting. In all, I think there's 6 Culver's within 15 miles of my house.

Yeah Madison has a pretty high concentration of Culver's. There's like 6 inside the Beltline and plenty more in the rest of Dane County.
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Post by: Flint1979 on April 30, 2019, 10:49:37 PM
Madison is their home market so it makes sense.
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Post by: X99 on May 01, 2019, 12:00:24 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin
makes sense, considering that's where they STARTED
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Post by: thspfc on May 01, 2019, 05:11:44 PM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin
makes sense, considering that's where they STARTED
I knew that, the first one was in Sauk City.
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Post by: DaBigE on May 02, 2019, 12:58:27 AM
Culver's is everywhere in Wisconsin
makes sense, considering that's where they STARTED

I still find it interesting how similar Culver's basic menu/staples were to Randall's (back in the late 80s/early 90s), but both did not thrive nor did one buy the other out. Both had butter burgers and fresh custard as their main draws.

IIRC, Randall's seemed to be confined more to eastern Wisconsin, (I recall one or two locations in Fond du Lac and one along the US 41 frontage road in Oshkosh that our family frequented on family trips to the Fox Valley). Now, it looks like Randall's is hanging on to just one location in Sheboygan (https://goo.gl/maps/LwprEX1kA9zdG1VK9) (looks like up until a few years ago, they still had the same logo/sign I remember from my childhood).
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Post by: Jordanes on May 03, 2019, 09:36:40 AM
A bit of humor about Culver's:  :spin:

https://www.theonion.com/i-will-personally-destroy-the-chances-of-any-2020-candi-1834299351 (https://www.theonion.com/i-will-personally-destroy-the-chances-of-any-2020-candi-1834299351)
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Post by: Flint1979 on May 04, 2019, 04:15:12 PM
I'm at a place now in Lima, Ohio called Happy Daz which reminds me of a Culver's. You go to the counter and order, they give you a number tent and you go sit down and they bring the food out to you. Same way Culver's operates.
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Post by: dvferyance on May 04, 2019, 10:37:25 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.
What do you mean shouldn't have them? They can go anywhere they so choose.
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Post by: MantyMadTown on May 05, 2019, 01:02:05 AM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.
What do you mean shouldn't have them? They can go anywhere they so choose.

In the sense that Culver's is primarily a Midwest chain. Like many other parts of the US that have their own regional chains, I want Culver's to stay in the Midwest so we can have one as well.

Pretty much what TheHighwayMan394 said.
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Post by: thspfc on May 05, 2019, 08:06:04 AM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.
What do you mean shouldn't have them? They can go anywhere they so choose.

In the sense that Culver's is primarily a Midwest chain. Like many other parts of the US that have their own regional chains, I want Culver's to stay in the Midwest so we can have one as well.

Pretty much what TheHighwayMan394 said.
If Culver's sees more money in expanding outside the Midwest, that's what they'll do.
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Post by: Scott5114 on May 05, 2019, 02:13:24 PM
I'm at a place now in Lima, Ohio called Happy Daz which reminds me of a Culver's. You go to the counter and order, they give you a number tent and you go sit down and they bring the food out to you. Same way Culver's operates.

That's a pretty loose criterion—Whataburger also operates that way, but I don't think anyone has reason to compare it to Culver's.
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Post by: dvferyance on May 11, 2019, 10:00:34 PM
I’m kind of bitter about Culver’s becoming national. It was the one chain that was “ours”, and now everybody has it or will have it coming. The Midwest literally has nothing uniquely available like every other region has.

Yeah that sucks. I've seen Culver's in states that frankly shouldn't have them.
What do you mean shouldn't have them? They can go anywhere they so choose.

In the sense that Culver's is primarily a Midwest chain. Like many other parts of the US that have their own regional chains, I want Culver's to stay in the Midwest so we can have one as well.

Pretty much what TheHighwayMan394 said.
You mean like In and Out is in the southwest and Bojangles is in the south. I never thought Culver's would expand much outside the Midwest but I guess wherever they are going they are working.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 13, 2019, 02:02:39 AM
https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/culvers-restaurant-looking-for-more-area-locations (https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/culvers-restaurant-looking-for-more-area-locations)

To make things even better, Culver’s is now looking for more Jacksonville-area locations, including (but not limited to) Southwest Jacksonville (Duval County), St. Augustine (St. Johns County), Yulee (Nassau County), Fernandina Beach (Nassau County), Tallahassee (Leon County), and suburban St. Johns County. The one opening this summer in our area will be located in Middleburg (Clay County).
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: jdb1234 on May 14, 2019, 02:37:20 PM
I've got a Culver's opening this Summer in my area as well (Hoover, AL).

I first discovered Culver's when I went to Marco Island back in 2016.  Knowing about them from this forum, I tried them then.  I have visited Culver's every time that I have been down there since then (Culver's is everywhere in SW Florida).
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 14, 2019, 03:07:53 PM
I've got a Culver's opening this Summer in my area as well (Hoover, AL).

I first discovered Culver's when I went to Marco Island back in 2016.  Knowing about them from this forum, I tried them then.  I have visited Culver's every time that I have been down there since then (Culver's is everywhere in SW Florida).


This is not exactly on topic, but we haven’t been south of Sarasota on the Florida Gulf Coast. Fort Myers has been on my bucket list for some time now as they have the historic Edison and Ford museum(s) as seen on TV. North Port has the brand-new CoolToday Park that has the Atlanta Braves for spring training (in addition to the rookie-level minor-league GCL Braves). Port Charlotte itself has the Charlotte Sports Park that has the Tampa Bay Rays for spring training (in addition to the rookie-level minor-league GCL Rays and the Class-A Advanced FSL Charlotte Stone Crabs).


On that note, we haven’t been to either North Central Alabama (Birmingham) or even North Alabama (Huntsville-Decatur-Madison and Florence-Muscle Shoals). I’d like to make it to a Birmingham or a Huntsville-Decatur-Madison Road Meet if another one of those ever happens again.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: Flint1979 on May 14, 2019, 03:38:18 PM
I never knew Culver's even existed outside of the Great Lakes region. I had always thought it was a regional chain headquartered in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
Title: Re: Culver’s is Coming Soon to our Area!
Post by: paulthemapguy on May 15, 2019, 02:44:16 PM
I never knew Culver's even existed outside of the Great Lakes region. I had always thought it was a regional chain headquartered in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

15 years ago, you'd be right.  And the overwhelming majority of their restaurants are still in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.  But they're expanding almost coast-to-coast now.  Just look at their website for the map. (https://www.culvers.com/locator/view-all-locations)