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Old Jul 28th 2020, 2:26 pm
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LoL. Family of 5, once a week $40. But the spicy fillet sandwich is soooo good!
Go to Popeyes!!!

Originally Posted by Irish_Girl View Post
They have a Chick-fil-a on campus but we really don't want to give them our custom out of principle and Zaxbys looks a good alternative.
Same here. We don't often eat fast food but if we do we avoid Chik-fil-a and usually go to Sonic! We also avoid Hobby Lobby for similar reasons.
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Go to Popeyes!!!



Same here. We don't often eat fast food but if we do we avoid Chik-fil-a and usually go to Sonic! We also avoid Hobby Lobby for similar reasons.
Popeyes fries just aren't as good as Zaxbys, it's the seasoning. I like Sonic though, the ability to order a burger for breakfast is something that I have taken advantage of on occasion
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Popeyes fries just aren't as good as Zaxbys, it's the seasoning. I like Sonic though, the ability to order a burger for breakfast is something that I have taken advantage of on occasion
I haven't seen a Zaxbys in my area of Texas, maybe they are in the big cities?

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It's a South East chain. I think the most Westward they go is one location in Utah. I doubt there are any in TX.
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It's a South East chain. I think the most Westward they go is one location in Utah. I doubt there are any in TX.
There's one in the SW suburbs of Houston and another three in the northern suburbs of Dall-Forth Worth. AFAIK that's it for Texas.
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There's one in the SW suburbs of Houston and another three in the northern suburbs of Dall-Forth Worth. AFAIK that's it for Texas.
Yep. Just googled and the one in SW suburbs of Houston is about an hour away from us.
Unless we need to go in that direction for something else I doubt I will make the effort just to try fast food
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
Yep. Just googled and the one in SW suburbs of Houston is about an hour away from us.
Unless we need to go in that direction for something else I doubt I will make the effort just to try fast food ....
It's more of an up-market Subway, than true fast food - a deli sandwich chain. And in my opinion, it isn't worth the effort. I have eaten there once, maybe twice, and even though I know of at least two not far from me, I have never "made the effort" to go back; they're not bad, just unremarkable.

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We do not have Fast Food where I live, however many people seem to rave about Chick Fil A
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It's more of an up-market Subway, than true fast food - a deli sandwich chain.
I don't know where you're thinking of Pulaski, but that's not how I would describe it at all - since they don't do anything but chicken based meals. Tenders, wings, sandwiches etc.

It's a chicken based fast-food restaurant.

I think 'deli sandwich chain' I think Arbys or similar.
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I don't know where you're thinking of Pulaski, but that's not how I would describe it at all - since they don't do anything but chicken based meals. Tenders, wings, sandwiches etc.

It's a chicken based fast-food restaurant.

I think 'deli sandwich chain' I think Arbys or similar.
I hadn't even noticed/ hadn't remembered that Zaxby's was chicken-only/ chicken focused, but like I said I found it unremarkable. .... It was probably around 10 years ago when I ate there.

I like Arby's but I wouldn't describe them as deli sandwiches.

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You'll only be about 30 minutes South down the road from me along US-441. There are a few of us around in the immediate area here (at least 3 regular posters) plus at least 1 that actually lives in Athens.

Zaxbys is the best thing in the known world
It's always nice to hear there will be fellow brits/Irish around. I've had a read of a few of the old threads to pick up some info about Georgia/Atlanta/Athens and it's been super useful!

I will 100% be checking out Zaxbys then! High praise indeed.
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It's always nice to hear there will be fellow brits/Irish around. I've had a read of a few of the old threads to pick up some info about Georgia/Atlanta/Athens and it's been super useful!

I will 100% be checking out Zaxbys then! High praise indeed.
If you are going to Georgia you will see a few Waffle Houses. They are not bad. Their greatest advantage is breakfast 24/7 and at almost all freeway exits in the Southeast.
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even in Florida, much derided as it is, there are big variations in the "way of life" depending on where you choose to plant roots.
I agree, We live in N Florida. 15 miles from the Ga border.
You could not pay me to move South of Gainsville Fl.

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If you are going to Georgia you will see a few Waffle Houses. They are not bad. Their greatest advantage is breakfast 24/7 and at almost all freeway exits in the Southeast.
You need an antiacid for afterwards though!
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If you are going to Georgia you will see a few Waffle Houses. .....
You appear to have redefined what "few" means?

Waffle Houses are so ubiquitous throughout the entire South East, from Virginia to Brownsvile, TX, that FEMA has developed the Waffle House index to assess how bad the local situation is, typically after a hurricane, based on how many Waffle Houses are closed, as they are all supposed to be 24/7/365 operations.

ETA FWIW There are reported to be 381 Waffle Houses in Georgia, of which 132 are in Atlanta.
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You need an antiacid for afterwards though!
I feel about the same way you do about Zaxby's - IMO Waffle House is consistently* the best place to get a fried breakfast when you're travelling, or locally, if you're not travelling. And I have never needed an antacid.

* The only bad experience I ever remember was at the one in Nashville, just across from the Grand Ol' Opry. The waitress was rude and inept, .... the ham, eggs, and hashbrowns were still great though. The next day we drove a few miles down the interstate for breakfast.

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