Ranking Alabama Based Fast Food Joints | Bless Your Rank | This is AlabmaFeb 01, 2022
Have you ever eaten
foodso good that you start dancing? Make shoulders go first? That's where I'm at now. Hello. My name is Matt and welcome to Bless Your Rank; This is the Alabama edition. Let's start with the criteria to be in the competition. #one. You must be
basedin Alabama, so don't comment: What about McDonalds? 'Cause that's not from Alabama. #2. You have to have at least 5 locations. I realize that is a lot of numbers. but only work with me here. #3. You need drive thrus because that's what makes it
food. If I have to get out of my truck and go in, it's slow food because I'm not
I also realize
thismeans I'll have to exclude one of my favorite Alabama fast food
joints, Sneaky Peter's, affectionately known as Sneaky Pete's. Because now they have put all their restaurants in gas stations. Like you can't get hot dogs at gas stations anymore. Another criterion, but I'm not going to say it's the fourth criterion because 4 things is an odd number. We'll stick with 3. No barbecue restaurants. This is how I will judge the food today. #1 the taster because that's how food is judged. How else are you judging food, monster? #2, overall restaurant experience. 3 Alabama-ness, which is a very real word that I just made up.
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Let's eat! Number one competitor, perhaps the heavyweight of
thiscompetition; Jack's You come back, you come back, you come back, to Jack, Jack, Jack's, for more, more, more. If we were judging songs... Let's see what's inside! potato chips! And a hamburger. Fries... I've never been so crazy about Jack's fries. They have a special seasoning that goes with it but they ration it. Nobody goes to Jack's for his fries. Them? I don't think they shouldn't. What do we have here from Jack's? I think we have a Big Jack. The meat to bun ratio is quite good. You don't want to bite into
yourburger and just buy bun.
I want to taste whatever animal we just slaughtered. Uh, looking at a fairly standard... we have some pickles, what appears to be lettuce. Let's have a bite! Lettuce goes everywhere. That's pretty good. I haven't had a Big Jack in a while. I'll be honest, I'm going to Jack's here lately. I've been eating chicken wings because they made me mad about the buns. But this is good. I also haven't eaten in 12 hours. You know, you don't really have terrible experiences at Jack's. I will say that I am a little frustrated that they have been doing these renovations.
When I walk into Jack's, I want to see 20 or so old men gathered around an old non-working fireplace discussing politics. I want to see cheap little metal ashtrays on every table. I want my Big Jack with a side of marlboro. But this is good. I know Jack's breakfast game is on another level. But this is strong. Let's turn off the cameras. Let me eat this, we'll go get another one. Very good Jack! Well, you're in 1st place. I have no idea how this is going to turn out. We have some very passionate fast food fans in Alabama and some of you are going to be very upset about how this ends.
And I want you to know that I will get angry too. Our second competitor; Guthrie's. No one's quality shifts from the really good to what happened in the kitchen quite as much as Guthrie does. But when Guthrie's is on, they're good. This looks pretty good. I have some salad. Does anyone eat the salad from Chicken Finger places? First of all the sauce, which at Guthrie's rules. That's a free rhyme for you. This is a nice lot from Guthrie. This was good. So we didn't tell any of these restaurants that we were going to order food from them to judge them on the internet.
Because I truly believe that you are only as good as
yourworst burger or chicken finger. In fact, I had Guthrie's last night and it was not that great. The fries and the chicken tasted like shrimp. Shrimp is not on the menu at Guthrie's. And I would have preferred to have a shrimp po boy. I don't know what they put in this type of sauce but it is heavenly. You dip your chicken fingers in it, then you dip your fries in it. You dip your toast into it. You dip your fingers in it. You dip other people's fingers in it.
It gets weird. But Guthrie has consistently good sauce. Going back to the atmosphere, Guthrie's is nice, they maintain this level. The Guthries I'm most familiar with used to have wheelchairs. They were like office chairs that rolled around the restaurant. It was weird and I liked it. Alabamaness; It's fried. So yeah! I dont know. Is it better than Jack's? Did you see that box magically disappear? This is going to be a very hard day. So try it right now, this here tastes better than Jack's. Overall, the experiences I've had in restaurants, Jack's tops it. Guthrie's was on their game today but overall I'm going to have to give Jack's the edge here because they do breakfast. our third competitor is Taco Casa.
Which is the only restaurant in the competition today that I'm less familiar with. Taco House!! Where the good times are in the bag! Is this a hamburger? A taco burger? Oh, I'm on this. We will come back to that. This looks like something left over from someone's Christmas party. Bob, make sure you take some of this home with you! Ok so I'm going to try the taco burger first because I didn't know it existed. These are really just the ingredients for a taco on a hamburger bun. Welcome inside the taco burger. Taco meat, taco sauce, lettuce, tomato, oh there's cheese here too.
Where has this been all my life? This is great. I am very familiar with Taco Bell. I thought Taco Casa would be in that lane and oh my gosh the more I talk the hotter this is getting. They're not lying when they write hot all over the wrapper here. This is a warning. This is not decoration. Can you put sour cream on this? That would be good. You know when it's hot and it grabs you and attacks your throat like that, but you enjoy it. It's something like that right there. It's hot like it's trying to kill me, but I'm going to let it take me.
Pretty standard looking cue. five percent meat, 94.5 percent lettuce. That's just a cue. That's nothing special. It's good. It beats a taco bell taco. The tomatoes are fresh. And then we have leftover chips and salsa from the Christmas party at some office in Tuscaloosa. Did they really give it to you like that? What kind of sauce is this? My God, there's meat in this thing. When in doubt, add meat to something. This is how you make everything better. The first little bite when I got a bit of the immersion is really good, but then it hit me like this basic little league ballpark game.
Of course, the tortilla chips are very good. Oh this is hard. Does Taco Casa make biscuits and gravy in the morning? No, not them. And that's why Taco Casa will be just behind Jack's but in front of Guthries. Nothing at Guthries has changed my life in a positive way. It has given me some health problems. I want to be a spokesperson for Taco Casa now. Our fourth competitor is a chicken finger chain from southern Alabama called Foosackly's, which is also where I lived from in college. Again, cole slaw chicken finger restaurants, what are you doing? This is great!
I think Foosackly's gives you a little more bang for your buck with chicken. Some of these chicken wing places are now charging outrageous amounts of money for chicken wings because apparently those things are more valuable than gold. I will say this; the food is very very good. Consistently, Foosackly's is always great. Foosackly sauce is the best. Without regrets. Although I have always wanted to do something. Forgive me, Guthries. Not even close. Foosackly has the sauce. If I'm going to say that Foosackly is missing something, and it pains me to say it, it would be the bread.
Guthries has them beaten. They are using Texas Toast. Foosackly's is just using leftover bread from the stash it had for the 2004 blizzard. Now for the biggest hack you've ever seen; Watch me make this crap disappear. Here's the thing, folks in Mobile, are passionate about their Foosackly and with good reason because it's really, really good chicken. But we're not here judging chicken wings today. Although, I would like to do that. So, I'm going to write that; Matt wants to eat a lot of free chicken wings. We're judging overall, the best fast food restaurants in Alabama. There's a lot that comes in there with that.
And I have to wonder, is Foosackly's the best in Alabama? Jack's is better than Foosackly's. I did it. I did it. I did it. In general, there are just more things going on the menu. They have shakes at Jack's. I don't know what I'm going to do. I wish this was rising basketball and I could say you all are winners and we don't keep score. But that's life and we're keeping score. And I'm sorry to inform you that the fifth competitor in this competition holds a very special place in my heart; milos! Milo's burgers. It's important that we say that Milo's does one thing very well and they need to stay in that lane.
They did start adding breakfast though and that was a game changer. Your breakfast is good. They have Conecuh Chorizo. What happened here? What are you doing? I'm not going to eat that. Psychoanalyze! Oh God! Oh man. I don't know what that was, but you didn't order it. I know that. Not a good start for Milo! Starting with the fries as we do at most places, as I said before, Milo's is not stingy with their seasoning for fries. Check it out. Look how orange it is. First of all, let me go ahead and point this out. Back in the day, Milo liked it, it was an explosion of sauce every time you opened the wrapper.
It was impossible to eat a Milo burger and drive. Now they don't do that. Now they're getting a little stingy with the sauce, I think. So if you get just the standard cheeseburger, you'll still get a little extra meat. Extra meat as I call it. Milo keeps it simple. Cheese, meat, sauce, chopped onion and pickles. I always want to take a hamburger from Milo's and put it in the sauce they gave you on the wrapper to make things spicier. Then take one of your fries, also dip it in the sauce in the wrapper. And I'm out of sauce. milo is good However, Milo's has done the same thing as Jack's when they are renovating their restaurants.
I think Milo did it first. There is a noticeable difference in the food after they have renovated. Stop trying to be fancy. We like you because you're a little rough. I need to go back to the 3 things we're judging this on. Which, number one is taste. They have the best fries up here. Those are the best fries you can get, not just in Alabama but anywhere. The burger is great and how can other restaurants give you extra meat? They are stingy for meat. Not Milo's. They are generous in meat. That is a word. It's not even scripted.
It's just "generous meat." And now they have breakfast. And for breakfast they give you Chorizo Conecuh. As far as Alabama-ness goes, that's the peak of Alabama-ness. You have breakfast, you have lunch, you have dinner, you have smoothies. You have a salsa bar. Before you had to go back there and ask for sauce and she would bring out a giant container and pour it where you wanted it. In your burger, in your fries, in your mouth, in your shirt pocket. What you would like to do. Now, it's like you can do anything you want. I'm going to have to say, as much as I love these places here.
Milo's is the best fast food restaurant in Alabama. What have we learned here today? Milo's is the best. Jack's needs to go back to his old burger buns if he wants to take this seriously. And taco burgers are the greatest invention ever made. In 5th place; it's Guthries. 4th place; Taco House. 3rd place; From Foosackly. Second place; Jack's Y in 1st place; Alabama's king of fast food, Milo's. I think I'm going to finish this one. How about I put Milo's sauce on the taco burger? You might want to turn off the cameras for this. He's going to get wild.
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