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Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Bounce House ()
Date: December 09, 2008 05:03PM

I live in Vienna and work in Tysons and there are at least a half dozen McDonalds near work or home, but no BK anywhere. Not even in the malls. None in surrounding Oakton, McLean, or Merrifield either. The one in Falls Church is practically in Arlington. Any reason for this? I WANT MY WHOPPER!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 09, 2008 05:04PM

There's one right on Broad St. in Falls Church.

(blah, BK)

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wendyy ()
Date: December 09, 2008 05:08PM

Go to Wendy's. It's much better.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Have it your way ()
Date: December 09, 2008 05:17PM

Reston and Herndon have them aplenty. I've noticed that the patty is much smaller on the whopper jr. ($1) than it used to be. I was normally the size of the bun, now it's this shriveled up thin hockey puck size.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: not worth it ()
Date: December 09, 2008 06:36PM

Have it your way Wrote:
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> Reston and Herndon have them aplenty. I've
> noticed that the patty is much smaller on the
> whopper jr. ($1) than it used to be. I was
> normally the size of the bun, now it's this
> shriveled up thin hockey puck size.


wendys downsized their jr bacon its bitesize now

id say mcdonalds has the best fries out of them all
then bk has the best burgers
wendys has the best chicken sandwich
and mcdonalds with the best desert (aplie pie, sundae, mcflurry) but wendys new shakes arnt bad

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Somebody ()
Date: December 09, 2008 06:38PM

I want a sonic and a jack in the box.
Had them both where I lived years ago.
Always see commercials for both but there aren't any around here.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: sonic ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:07PM

Somebody Wrote:
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> I want a sonic and a jack in the box.
> Had them both where I lived years ago.
> Always see commercials for both but there aren't
> any around here.

The only sonic I know of in Virginia is in Lynchburg.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: asiandale resident ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:07PM

theres a bk on columbia pike in annandale

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wimpy ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:13PM

Bounce House Wrote:
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> I live in Vienna and work in Tysons and there are
> at least a half dozen McDonalds near work or home,
> but no BK anywhere. Not even in the malls. None
> in surrounding Oakton, McLean, or Merrifield
> either. The one in Falls Church is practically in
> Arlington. Any reason for this? I WANT MY
> WHOPPER!

Rt. 50, Fairfax City. Not far from Paul VI HS. No speaky de Ingrish
but they at least know the menu. Check your bag when they hand it
to you to make sure its the right stuff though.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:21PM

And Mcd's just got rid of most of their dollar menu - including the double cheeseburger!

Most Mcd's are franchised. And the cost to franchise a Mcd's is not far off the cost to franchise a BK. Since Mcd's has all the advertising around it and other support - potential franchisees may see Mcd's as a better bet.

The management of Mcd's has remained fairly steady over the years, while Burger King, based in Jacksonville, FL, has had some up and downs and has been sold a few times.

Interestingly enough, Mcd's who is a true believer in operations research for the physical distribution and logistics of its inventory (did you know Mcd's sells over 300 different items?), spent millions in the 1960s and 70s researching the best spots to put their company owned restaurants. While Burger King basically put many of their company owned restaurants accross the street from a Mcd's.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: not worth it ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:25PM

not worth it Wrote:
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> Have it your way Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Reston and Herndon have them aplenty. I've
> > noticed that the patty is much smaller on the
> > whopper jr. ($1) than it used to be. I was
> > normally the size of the bun, now it's this
> > shriveled up thin hockey puck size.
>
>
> wendys downsized their jr bacon its bitesize now
>
> id say mcdonalds has the best fries out of them
> all
> then bk has the best burgers
> wendys has the best chicken sandwich
> and mcdonalds with the best desert (aplie pie,
> sundae, mcflurry) but wendys new shakes arnt bad


i forgot to add chic-fila > all
not counting those which are easily accessible to the 495 area. ie. checkers
fat burger, monster burger, inn and out, white castle. the list goes on

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Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: December 09, 2008 07:32PM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2010 12:23AM by inkahootz.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Mofo ()
Date: December 09, 2008 08:29PM

There's one off Burke center near the wal mart. No drive thru though.

I also wish we had jack in the box around here, 2 tacos for 99 cents. Hard to go wrong.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: December 09, 2008 08:31PM

sonic Wrote:
> The only sonic I know of in Virginia is in
> Lynchburg.

There's a Sonic in Fredericksburg and on the way to Rehobeth, I think the town is called Bridgeville or Bridgeton. THe Route 44 slushies and the TOTS are killer!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: j ()
Date: December 09, 2008 09:03PM

ew. of all the things to lament the absence of... don't you think this area has enough completely disgusting food as it is?

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: December 09, 2008 09:03PM

Burger Kings in Fairfax County

Burger King #422 5701 Backlick Rd
Burger King 5906 Old Centreville Rd
Burger King #8700 6030K Burke Commons Rd
Burger King #1835 9120 Richmond Hwy
Burger King #316 700 Broad St W
Burger King 8232 Gunston Corner Lane
Burger King #11525 100 - 5890 Kingstowne Center
Burger King 7064 Columbia Pike
Burger King 11941U Fair Oaks Mall

And Now the McDonald's

McDonald's Of Greenbriar 13003 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
McDonald's #5445 9528 Old Keene Mill Rd
McDonald's Restaurant 7010 Bradlick Shopping Center
McDonald's #17147 at Wal-Mart 7910 Richmond Hwy
McDonald's 5600 Franconia Rd
McDonald's Restaurant #14097 9398 Richmond Hwy
McDonald's #3432 7116 Old Keene Mill Rd
McDonald's Restaurant #13675 8055 Alban Rd
McDonald's Restaurant #6513 7909 Rolling Rd
McDonald's #5117 7265 Arlington Blvd
McDonald's 3009 Gallows Road
McDonald's Restaurant 7937L Tysons Corner Ctr
McDonald's #20513 5506 Backlick Rd
McDonald's #4862 3924 Old Lee Hwy
McDonald's of Fair Lakes 12700 Shoppes Lane
McDonald's #1638 3195 Old Lee Hwy
McDonald's of Centreville II 5931 Fort Drive
McDonald's #5069 8735 Richmond Hwy
McDonald's 10775 Fairfax Blvd
McDonald's #6026 8111 Leesburg Pike
McDonald's #3463 9539 Braddock Rd
McDonald's #5171 11265 Roger Bacon Dr
McDonald's 14390 Air And Space Museum Parkway
McDonald's of Union Mill 5760 Union Mill Rd
McDonald's 4040 Jermantown Rd
McDonald's Baileys Crossroads 4803 Leesburg Pike
McDonald's Of Burke #7422 5651 Burke Centre Pkwy
McDonald's of Penn Daw #7185 6239 Richmond Hwy
McDonald's 7101 Leesburg Pike
McDonald's Restaurant #20514 6220 Backlick Road
McDonald's #5001 7614 Richmond Hwy
McDonald's University Mall 10645 Braddock Rd
McDonald's Restaurant #23718 6020 Rose Hill Dr
McDonald's - Kings Park 8976 Burke Lake Rd
McDonald's Carlin Springs Rd 5603 Leesburg Pike
McDonald's 6219 Rolling Rd
McDonald's #5039 544 Maple Ave W
McDonald's 7600 Little River Tpke
McDonald's #5020 6302 Little River Tpke
McDonald's #7555 6165 Arlington Blvd
McDonald's #4194 6920 Old Dominion Dr
McDonald's Oakton 2912 Chain Bridge Rd
McDonald's Kingstowne Walmart 5800 Kingstowne Blvd
McDonald's Cedar Lane 282 Cedar Lane
McDonald's #6516 2089 Chain Bridge Rd
McDonald's Falls Church 6729 Arlington Blvd
McDonald's #3417 7580 Telegraph Rd
McDonald's of Stone Road 5633 Stone Rd
McDonald's of Skyline 5127B Leesburg Pike
McDonald's of Pan Am 3091 Nutley St
McDonald's #5013 6808 Elm St
McDonald's #2371 2475 Centreville Rd
McDonald's 330 Elden St
McDonald's #4176 1071 Elden St
McDonald's #6009 8512 Leesburg Pike
McDonald's of Chantilly 4424 Chantilly Shopping Center
McDonald's 3951 Pickett Rd


If you think there should be more BK's, open one. But there have never been that many around here. Good luck

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: December 09, 2008 09:13PM

That is the first time someone has compiled that info on here. Awesome!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: daking ()
Date: December 09, 2008 09:28PM

there are more BKs than that in fairfax county. The two closest to me arent even listed which means there are probably even more than that.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wimpy ()
Date: December 09, 2008 10:01PM

daking Wrote:
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> there are more BKs than that in fairfax county.
> The two closest to me arent even listed which
> means there are probably even more than that.

Here's Google results. The one on Fairfax Blvd I mentioned earlier
is the first one up. (not on Suburbanites list)

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=burger+king+fairfax&fb=1&view=text&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=more-results&cd=2

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: cireeric ()
Date: December 09, 2008 10:07PM

Some mentioned Jack in the Box, used to be one on rt 29 at Gallows rd.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wimpy ()
Date: December 09, 2008 10:14PM

cireeric Wrote:
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> Some mentioned Jack in the Box, used to be one on
> rt 29 at Gallows rd.

I had a Jack in the Box taco about 25 years ago (in Maryland) and I
think its still in my stomach. Yecccchhhhh!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Date: December 09, 2008 10:19PM

One of my favorite YouTube videos of all time...


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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: December 09, 2008 11:05PM

cireeric Wrote:
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> Some mentioned Jack in the Box, used to be one on
> rt 29 at Gallows rd.


There was one in Annandale at Rt 236 and John Marr Dr. It's a Popeye's now.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: December 09, 2008 11:19PM

Oops, my bad. Health dept. listing missed some on the first search I did. Sorry. that's where the list came from.

Here are a few others:

Burger King #11135 2270 Hunters Woods Plz
Burger King 10885 Fairfax Blvd.
Burger King #8261 13040 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr
Burger King #8108 1494 North Pointe Village Center
Burger King #11058 598 Elden St
Burger King #10620 3035 Centreville Rd
Burger King #13111 4406 Chantilly Shopping Ctr

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: 40thsomething ()
Date: December 09, 2008 11:59PM

tubby Wrote:
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> cireeric Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Some mentioned Jack in the Box, used to be one
> on
> > rt 29 at Gallows rd.
>
>
> There was one in Annandale at Rt 236 and John Marr
> Dr. It's a Popeye's now.


Yep, I used to live by that area. Often went to Jack in the Box during the summer days. Wonder if these Jack in the Box franchises will make a come back and compete with Taco Bell? Hmm come to think of it, not very many Taco Bells around here either.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday ()
Date: December 10, 2008 07:41AM

Bring back the Little Tavern chain. Those were small but good burgers!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: suburbanite ()
Date: December 10, 2008 08:50AM

Jack in The boxes are still around on the west coast, just not here.
Here's the locations webpage:
http://www.jackinthebox.com/locations/index.php?section=5

Or you could open one, seems they're looking for new franchise owners.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: FUNdamental ()
Date: December 10, 2008 10:11AM

Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr, Horton’s, Del Taco, and Hardees will not open restaurants in regions where they don't advertise on TV. Unless they have some saturation in the market already, for logistical efficiency and TV advertising efficiency, you won’t get a franchise.

suburbanite Wrote:
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> Jack in The boxes are still around on the west
> coast, just not here.
> Here's the locations webpage:
> http://www.jackinthebox.com/locations/index.php?se
> ction=5
>
> Or you could open one, seems they're looking for
> new franchise owners.





And before someone jumps in and says, "well there is a Hardees in ...," those stand alones were grandfathered years ago when consolodation in the fast food business was happening.

Remember Gino's Roy Rogers, Red Barn, Burger Chef? All pretty much gone do to consolidation of the industry.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Hungry Hungry Hippo ()
Date: December 10, 2008 10:25AM

***Best Barbeque Sauce = Popeye's.

So good, they even charge you for it if you want an extra one (for 20 cents).


***Best fast food meal for late night after partying = Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell.

Tastes much better with exactly 8 packets of hot (not fire) sauce.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: December 10, 2008 10:40AM

Screw Burger King, why aren't there more Roy Rogers!

I am also bummed about the dollar menu going away at McD's. It was so nice to get a coke, small fry and double cheeseburger for $3. You can't beat that.

I did hear on the Junky that if you write WJFK on something then you can get a sub and coke at Subway for a $1.99.

LOL, an ex-girlfriend got me started on this best deal stuff, I still get a call from her every now and then telling me "X has some a great deal on X for a dollar" or today you can get a free "X at X."

I enjoyed the "free surplee poster" who went to a ton of different 7-Eleven's on 7-11 and reported back about his findings.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Date: December 10, 2008 11:11AM

I don't get the appeal of Burger King. It's nice that they have onion rings, but their fries are shitty and every one that I have gone to has mustard that tastes like it has been watered down with pickle juice (an old fast food cost-saving trick). I would take a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder or Wendy's burger over a Whopper any day.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Concerned parent ()
Date: December 10, 2008 01:01PM

Just whatever you do beware the Ides of March, Whopper King!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: FUNdamental ()
Date: December 10, 2008 01:43PM

Lurker. Wrote:
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> Screw Burger King, why aren't there more Roy
> Rogers!

McDonalds bought them out and converted most to McDoanalds.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Date: December 10, 2008 01:49PM

Concerned parent Wrote:
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> Just whatever you do beware the Ides of March,
> Whopper King!


Burger King OWNS McDonald Pictures, Images and Photos

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: AsIf ()
Date: December 10, 2008 02:10PM

Don't think there are enough BKs in this area? Try looking for a Roy's around here. Slim pickins.....

/Roy Rogers Rules

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Matt0681 ()
Date: December 10, 2008 04:56PM

What we need is a fricken' Steak n' Shake. 'nuff said.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: December 10, 2008 05:34PM

FUNdamental Wrote:
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> Lurker. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Screw Burger King, why aren't there more Roy
> > Rogers!
>
> McDonalds bought them out and converted most to
> McDoanalds.



Actually, a Canadian company purchased most Roy's and converted them to Hardee's. The Hardee's were unsucessfull and most were later sold to MCd's

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: December 10, 2008 07:09PM

Roy Rogers was my favorite back when I ate that sort of shit.

I wonder why Marriott sold them....they always seemed to be as busy as the average fast food joint.

I could use a Double R Burger right now!

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wendy's ()
Date: December 10, 2008 08:51PM

how about Wendy's?

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: December 11, 2008 04:12AM

FUNdamental Wrote:
> Remember Gino's Roy Rogers, Red Barn, Burger Chef?
> All pretty much gone do to consolidation of the industry.

I remember Ginos and Burger Chef from (eg. Annandale in) the 60s/70s,
and Red Barn (Annandale Road near Route 50).

I think there are still Roy Rogers up north (eg. NJ, MA).
Until a few years ago they dominated the Route 95 plazas.
(Someone above has said that they were bought out by McDonalds,
which accounts for all the McDs at the rest stops now I guess.)

There are a lot of Sonics in the Newport News / Norfolk / VA Beach area.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2008 04:14AM by Spacy.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: December 11, 2008 04:16AM

Lurker. Wrote:
> I am also bummed about the dollar menu going away
> at McD's. It was so nice to get a coke, small fry
> and double cheeseburger for $3. You can't beat that.

Huh? I ordered lunch off the Dollar Menu a week ago.
Perhaps it's only missing from some stores?
(It's available in Falls Church and Arlington...)

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Wendy's ()
Date: December 11, 2008 01:48PM

how about Wendy's?

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Date: December 11, 2008 01:54PM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> FUNdamental Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Lurker. Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Screw Burger King, why aren't there more Roy
> > > Rogers!
> >
> > McDonalds bought them out and converted most to
> > McDoanalds.
>
>
>
> Actually, a Canadian company purchased most Roy's
> and converted them to Hardee's. The Hardee's were
> unsucessfull and most were later sold to MCd's


I thought the Hardee's were all bought by Carl's Jr.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Date: December 11, 2008 01:56PM

Wendy's Wrote:
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> how about Wendy's?


If you have to eat shitty fast food from a big chain, Wendy's is the best of the worst. Actually, I think their burgers are pretty good. The chain has been pretty directionless, though, since Dave Thomas had his heart attack (like nobody saw that one coming). Unfortunately with specialty chains like Five Guys gaining traction, I think Wendy's is going to got he way of Roy Rogers eventually.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2008 01:57PM by WashingTone Locian.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: Roy's ()
Date: December 12, 2008 04:18PM

I think there are still Roy Rogers up north (eg. NJ, MA).


There are two in Alexandria (maybe 3) and one in Manassas that I can think of off the top of my head.

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 12, 2008 04:57PM

Wimpy Wrote:
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> cireeric Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Some mentioned Jack in the Box, used to be one
> on
> > rt 29 at Gallows rd.
>
> I had a Jack in the Box taco about 25 years ago
> (in Maryland) and I
> think its still in my stomach. Yecccchhhhh!


Jack-in-the-Box tacos are the bomb. If you are from Ethiopia.

Awrgh.

They're almost as awful as the ones from Del Taco. Now how many of you FXU posters can say you have eaten (and eaten is a relative term in this context) at a Del Taco?

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 12, 2008 04:58PM

Lurker. Wrote:
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>
> I am also bummed about the dollar menu going away
> at McD's. It was so nice to get a coke, small fry
> and double cheeseburger for $3. You can't beat
> that.
>
When did this happen????????????????????????????

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Re: Why are there no Burger Kings around here?
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: December 12, 2008 05:01PM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> Wendy's Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > how about Wendy's?
>
>
> If you have to eat shitty fast food from a big
> chain, Wendy's is the best of the worst. Actually,
> I think their burgers are pretty good. The chain
> has been pretty directionless, though, since Dave
> Thomas had his heart attack (like nobody saw that
> one coming). Unfortunately with specialty chains
> like Five Guys gaining traction, I think Wendy's
> is going to got he way of Roy Rogers eventually.


Actually, if you're going to argue the burger fast food card, I think that Hardees/Carls Jr has them all beat. Their burgers are more expensive, but they usually taste a hell of a lot better.

Unfortunately, the nearest one is all the way down in Stafford.

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