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#88172
Jul 12, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.
Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?
No.

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#88173
Jul 12, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Yeah, I wish I could get a Wendy's burger with Checkers fries.
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Never been to Checkers. Don't have them out here, and even with all my traveling, I've never encountered one.

The best fries in the world come/came from this place in Oakland, CA. I used to drive up there just for the fries. The burgers were kinds meh, but I would arrange a whole day around going to Oakland just for the fries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwik_Way

It's been a minute since I've had them (like 20 years) though.:(

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#88174
Jul 12, 2013
 
And fried chicken....Pioneer is so way much better than KFC or any of the other chains. I mean, chicken is chicken, so it all comes down to the breading and the flavoring...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Chicken

Damn, now I'm hungry for chicken and fries and nothing around here is good. Plus it's only 7:30 in the morning. Damn you guys!

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#88175
Jul 12, 2013
 
Nope, all over the place. They just opened one in the same lot as the local home depot. Their burgers are junk, but the fries and chili dogs are good.
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.
Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?

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#88177
Jul 12, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
And fried chicken....Pioneer is so way much better than KFC or any of the other chains. I mean, chicken is chicken, so it all comes down to the breading and the flavoring...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Chicken

Damn, now I'm hungry for chicken and fries and nothing around here is good. Plus it's only 7:30 in the morning. Damn you guys!
We're getting a Brown's Chicken soon, after they mostly disappeared.

I'll get some when J goes out for the night and quietly reflect on my childhood, heh. That was one of our go-to "Mom doesn't feel like cooking" meals.

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#88178
Jul 12, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.

Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?
My dad's town still has a Rally's. I always thought those were the same as Checkers. Kind of like Carl's Jr/Hardee's.

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#88179
Jul 12, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Happy-memory-as a kid? Sheitt. that's a happy memory of yesterday afternoon.
I try to eat french fries in general very rarely, and McDonald's even more rarely. I save up my visits for when I'm with the kids.

I'm trying to be less squishy, remember?

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#88180
Jul 12, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Nope, all over the place. They just opened one in the same lot as the local home depot. Their burgers are junk, but the fries and chili dogs are good.
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junk? That as crazy as saying bk's got good fries. I don't do checkers that often, but i love their burgers.

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#88181
Jul 12, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Never been to Checkers. Don't have them out here, and even with all my traveling, I've never encountered one.(
Seen a Rally's? Same place. Different name.

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#88182
Jul 12, 2013
 
We have a couple of Popeye's chicken places here. ARen't those out of CHicago? I seem to recall seeing Popeye's places when I was in chicago years ago.

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#88183
Jul 12, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Around here Checkers is a south side/ south suburbs operation. Literally there is one on the north side and that is in the Austin neighborhood which can be problematical.
Geographically it looks to be in black neighborhoods. Is that the demographic for FL too ?
Our's closed that was right down our main road...There's another on down, but it's next to a titty bar, and that visual, though arousing....just does'nt work with good dining....lol....Actually, i feel Burger King's Whopper is tough to beat and that McDonald's Quarter pounder tastes like cardboard.....i don't do fries....

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#88184
Jul 12, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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My dad's town still has a Rally's. I always thought those were the same as Checkers. Kind of like Carl's Jr/Hardee's.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Checkers_(fast_food)

They are

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Jul 12, 2013
 

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squishymama wrote:
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I try to eat french fries in general very rarely, and McDonald's even more rarely. I save up my visits for when I'm with the kids.
I'm trying to be less squishy, remember?
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#88186
Jul 12, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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My dad's town still has a Rally's. I always thought those were the same as Checkers. Kind of like Carl's Jr/Hardee's.
Engaged to a girl in SoCal once, and we loved Carl's Jr. and Jack-In-The-Box.....also they had mexican takeouts that could fold burrito's well enough, that they never leaked.....

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If you palate is as stunted as your musical tastes, I can understand your love for a dried up piece of (beef?) drowning in ketchup and mustard.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>junk? That as crazy as saying bk's got good fries. I don't do checkers that often, but i love their burgers.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Seen a Rally's? Same place. Different name.
Nope. We have Carl's Jr., which I think is owned by Hardys. We also have Sonic. Their food is kinda ok I guess. I go there only for the drinks. Of course I'm not a big fan of fast food places anyway, so it doesn't really matter. When I go for fast food I usually get pho. <shrug>

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#88189
Jul 12, 2013
 
On another note, it seems topix won't allow my avatar...probably because it has the word(s) "dumbs." Idiots.
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#88190
Jul 12, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Yeah, I wish I could get a Wendy's burger with Checkers fries.
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I agree!
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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
We have a couple of Popeye's chicken places here. ARen't those out of CHicago? I seem to recall seeing Popeye's places when I was in chicago years ago.
LOVE Popeye's for fried chicken and Chick Fil A for Chicken sandwiches and biscuits.

BK makes me sick. Literally. Last time I went, I got a chicken sandwich instead of the whopper (whoppers are tasty but kill my tummy), and could only eat 2 bites of teh chicken. So gross.

Same with Checkers burgers. NASTY!

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RACE wrote:
If you palate is as stunted as your musical tastes, I can understand your love for a dried up piece of (beef?) drowning in ketchup and mustard.
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I won't mention your apparent love for a penis shaped piece of meat drowning in chili. I'm too classy for that.

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