Fast food can be such a beautiful thing to indulge in at times because even though it's all about the convenience factor most of the time, there are some really delicious options out there that make us feel all sorts of ways.
For many of us out there, we've been eating McDonald's since we were small children, so things like the Big Mac or McChicken or even a Happy Meal brings back so many great nostalgic feels.
And then there's somewhere like Taco Bell that feels a bit more modern even though they have been around for a number of years now. But it's great to go there because it's fast food with a Mexi twist, but there's also loads of customized options for those who don't eat meat. And FYI — they are all still delicious!
A couple of sweet treats are also on this list as well because really, how could we leave them off? With things like Wendy's Frosties or DQ's Blizzards and one of the only tried and true ways to warm up to one's co-workers — Timbits from Tim Hortons!
So, please — take the 'Pick Or Pass On These Fast Food Items And We'll Give You A Movie To Watch' quiz to make life easier and have a little fun!
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are such a classic fast food item to both adults and kids alike. We're not sure there is another fast food meal out there that exists that both mom and dad would be content eating as well as their little ones. Plus, it's kind of all about the dipping sauces with this one, right? Do you find yourself going for the classic sweet and sour or the honey mustard? There's also tangy barbecue or sweet chili for those who need a little heat. Do you pick or pass on Chicken McNuggets?
Arby's Curly Fries
Sometimes a French fry is simply not a French fry unless it is a curly fry from Arby's. Every fast food place out there tends to have unique sides and it just so happens that Arby's curly fries are so singular in taste and shape, they stand out to just about everyone who tries them. There's that bit of spice on the outside and the fluffiness of the potato on the inside. Plus, it's just so much fun to break off pieces of the curly fry as you go. Do you pick or pass on Arby's curly fries?
The Frosty from Wendy's is fairly legendary at this point. People will drive thru just to get one of these frozen ice cream drinks and find themselves 100% satisfied. Basically, Wendy's has put their own spin on a milkshake and made it their own. Really, it's so much more than a milkshake though because we never really have the urge to dip our fries in a milkshake. But when you set a Frosty from Wendy's in front of us? It's just going to happen!
Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch
What Taco Bell has managed to accomplish with their Cheesy Gordita Crunch is really something. We're not sure about you, but sometimes it can be such a difficult task to decide between a hard and soft taco. Sometimes you definitely want a hard taco and sometimes you are set on a soft taco. And then there are those times when you just want both. With them doing the hard taco shell covered in a gooey layer of cheese and then wrapped in a soft tortilla — it just takes all those difficult decisions away. And we love them for that.
Burger King's Whopper
Burger King's signature Whopper sandwich pretty much stands alone in terms of bold taste and meaty flavor. Basically, you don't order a Whopper unless you want to feel majorly satisfied. With a quarter of a pound of flame-broiled beef with all the fixings of lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and mayonnaise — it is so satisfying and tasty that any meat eater will enjoy this burger. Plus, they're usually mixing things up from time to time by adding bacon or new sauces, so that always makes things fun for those Whopper devotees.
Dairy Queen Blizzard
Dairy Queen's Blizzards are such a special part of the ice cream world because they're so easily customized, it's hard to find a flavor out there that won't work for someone. Now, there are those traditionalists out there who will only go for the cookie dough or strawberry cheesecake blizzard and you have our utmost respect because those are two really great flavors. But, it can also be fun to try those flavors of the month that DQ comes up with. Do you pick or pass on a Dairy Queen Blizzard?
A&W Teen Burger
An A&W Teen Burger has been super popular over the years for good reason. Firstly, it can be hard to find a good fast food burger out there and this one delivers every time. Secondly, there's just so much going on with a Teen Burger that it's hard to pinpoint exactly which part you love the best. Whether it's the beef that they use (without hormones) or the bacon and the crunch of the fresh veggies or that special Teen Burger sauce. It's just all so good!
Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sub
Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub is such a great thing to grab on the way home from work (or anywhere really) because it feels like you're eating something bad for you when in reality, it's pretty healthy. You have all that great grilled chicken with the calorie reduced sweet onion sauce that they feature, plus you can add all the fresh veggies you want. It's total flavor country. Do you pick or pass on Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub?
McDonald's Big Mac
McDonald's Big Mac is such a treat for so many people out there that they tend to only indulge once or twice a year. That's really saying something actually — that a burger is so decadent that you feel you can only treat yourself every several months. But when it's a burger that has not one but two beef patties, three buns and a load of special sauce — total shout out to that special sauce, you really do have to pick the exact right time to eat one.
Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich has been such a staple to their business for many years now. If you were going the fast food route and not in the mood for a beef burger, you just knew that you could always count on Wendy's and their Spicy Chicken sandwich. And the great thing about that sandwich is that while it's totally hearty and delicious, it's not overpowering in the spice department, so it appeals to a much broader customer base. Do you pick or pass on Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich?
New York Fries
Can we just give a massive shout out to the people who brought us New York Fries because when we're just in the mood for pure potato carb goodness, they are always the fast food place that we turn to. It's hard to beat New York Fries in terms of taste because they're always doing the deep fry right before your eyes, so you know they are super fresh. Plus, who remembers spotting the mountains of potatoes in the food court and knowing you were upon a New York Fries? So good.
KFC's Popcorn Chicken
If there isn't a better road trip food than KFC's Popcorn Chicken when you're unsure of what to get that will please the crowd, we're not sure what to tell you. Sure, you might be thinking that it's not as convenient as burgers and fries, but with Popcorn Chicken, the driver can very easily concentrate on the road and eat copious amounts of Popcorn Chicken. It's down the hatch in one easy bite basically. Do you pick or pass on KFC's Popcorn Chicken?
Taco Bell's Fries Supreme
Taco Bell really hit the nail on the head with their Fries Supreme because it's obvious that they decided they must take their already delicious fries and make them that much better. Seriously, if you've never upgraded your fries to a Fries Supreme, you don't know what you're missing. With that cheesy sauce and beefy goodness smothered sour cream and chives — it's like a flavor goldmine! Plus, you can always go the veggie route too, which is an awesome perk of Taco Bell. Do you pick or pass on the Fries Supreme?
You really can't live and work in the Great White North without driving thru a Tim Hortons on your way to work and picking up a 20 pack of Timbits. It's just something we've all done when we've felt a bit down or even had something to celebrate and we've wanted to share in that with our co-workers. In case you've been living in a cave, Timbits are basically considered to be little donut holes. Only, they come in all the flavors that Tim Hortons features in their donuts. Do you pick or pass on Timbits?
Arby's Beef 'n Cheddar
Arby's Beef 'n Cheddar sandwich is for those meat eaters out there who appreciate simplicity and most importantly, thinly shaved roast beef and delicious cheese sauce. The Beef 'n Cheddar is one of the main things Arby's is known for because they really do it so well. There's that savory onion bun that the stacks of thinly sliced roast beef and oozing cheddar sauce sits perfectly between. Really, you don't need anything else on this sandwich. Do you pick or pass on the Beef 'n Cheddar?
Is it just us or does anyone else hit the drive thru at McDonald's just to get the fries when they're in need of a snack that's delicious and sure to satisfy. For one, fries have to be the one food you can eat while you drive that won't distract you. Secondly, even though McDonald's is all about those super skinny fries, they still seem to be hearty and totally enjoyable. Plus, you really can't beat them if you happen to score a sweet and sour sauce for dipping!
Harvey's Original Burger
Harvey's Original Burger is that go-to burger that people tend to go for when they're looking for something super hearty and flavorful that is going to satisfy their burger needs. Grilled on an open-flame grill that sits at 600 degrees Fahrenheit, that has to have something to do with all that flavor happening with Harvey's Original Burger (Harveys.com). Oh, and maybe it also has something to do with all those amazing fixings you get to choose for your burger! Do you pick or pass on this one?
Burger King's Chicken Fries
Chicken fries — what a concept! We'd like to thank the amazing people at Burger King for bringing this delicious concept to life. If you haven't tried them, they are a lot like a chicken nugget, only they're skinnier and possibly just a tad more fun to eat. Made with all white chicken that's lightly breaded and then fried with a hint of all the right spices, they are such a fun little thing to dip too. Do you pick or pass on Burger King's Chicken Fries?
KFC Fried Chicken
Speaking of fried chicken, there's really only one place to go when you're looking for a good old fashioned bucket of fried chicken and that's KFC. Even though KFC's fried chicken is a classic, they have also adapted things over the years to include different flavors — you can go Original or Extra Crispy, just to name two options. But just that original bucket of fried chicken with some fries and gravy on the side, it's all you need to have the best picnic lunch ever.
Taco Bell's Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider
Oh, Taco Bell. The way you work in some of our favorite snacks onto your menu is truly something to marvel at. First with Doritos and then with Cheetos with the Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider. With three flavors like beefy cheddar, spicy chicken or supreme, it's the ultimate snack from Taco Bell as you have all your fixings thrown in there — with some Cheetos to boot, all wrapped up and grilled to perfection. Do you pick or pass on the Cheetos Crunchwrap Slider?
Arby's Mozzarella Sticks
Arby's Mozzarella sticks are the ideal example of something you can get when you're just not in the mood for french fries. You know what we're talking about. Sometimes you're in the mood for a burger with a side of fries and sometimes you're in the mood for something a little more hearty on the side and Arby's Mozzarella sticks will always get the job done. Or they're a great option on their own too for obvious reasons. Do you pick or pass on Arby's Mozzarella sticks?
A&W's Mozza Buddy Burger
A&W's Mozza Buddy Burger has got to be one of the most perfect little burgers to exist because even though it's not super huge, it's still a decent enough size to fill you up. Plus, when you're getting a 100% pure beef patty from A&W loaded with fixings like grilled onions, ketchup, mustard and Teen sauce as well as that melted mozzarella cheese — it feels super indulgent and decadent. Do you pick or pass on A&W's Mozza Buddy Burger?
Wendy's Cheesy Baked Potato
It seems like there's so much choice out there when it comes to the "bad" stuff on the fast food menus, so that's exactly why it's cool to find food choices like Wendy's Cheesy Baked Potato. It's not something that has to go in the deep fryer or is covered in batter, but it's still a potato covered in some pretty tasty cheesy sauce and the topping of your choice — how great is that? Do you pick or pass on Wendy's Cheesy Baked Potato?
McDonald's McChicken sandwich hasn't been around for years now for no apparent reason. It's a crowd pleaser and something that people tend to go back to time and time again because you can always count on it to be dependable, satisfying and tasty. With the breaded chicken patty perfectly cooked sitting in between a sesame bun with just the right amount of shredded lettuce and mayo on top — it makes you smile just thinking about it! Do you pick or pass on McDonald's McChicken?
Iced Capp from Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons likes to advertise their Iced Capp as the "drink of summer," but we tend to think that it's the ultimate iced coffee beverage for just about any time of year (TimHortons.com)! It's such a cool treat (literally) to grab on the way to work or wherever, that you almost find yourself barely able to make through the drive thru because the sheer anticipation gets so strong! It's creamy and cold and still gives you that jolt from the coffee. Do you pick or pass on an Iced Capp?
A&W's Onion Rings
There's usually two schools of thoughts when it comes to onion rings. For some, they enjoy just dusting of a batter and a decent deep fry and you're set to go to town. For others, they prefer an onion ring that's a bit more hearty and battered that you have to really chew through to get that first decent bite. For those who are a fan of A&W's onion rings, they probably prefer the latter type and that is more than okay! Do you pick or pass on A&W's onion rings?
KFC's Twister Wrap
Remember when KFC only had their classic bucket of chicken, fries and gravy to offer? They have really expanded their menu in recent years and we're certainly not mad about it when it brings forth such culinary creations like their Twister wrap. Of course, you still get your fix of fried chicken in there, but it's also mixed with lettuce or slaw and other sauces and fixings, depending on what flavor you get, all served in a toasted tortilla. Do you pick or pass on this one?
Burger King's Original Chicken Sandwich
Burger King's Original Chicken sandwich has been on people's radar for years and years now because it's such a great choice you can always depend on when you're super hungry and need a good chicken fast food fix. Of course they do things up right with their breaded (extra long) chicken fillet with shredded lettuce and just the right amount of mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun. There's just no need to mess with a recipe like this that just works every time.
McDonald's Egg McMuffin
We kind of feel like the day they announced that McDonald's was going to serve breakfast all day long, we immediately made plans to go get our Egg McMuffin for dinner! We just couldn't be stopped because it never made any sense to us that these delicious little egg sandwiches were only available until 11 a.m. One thing we've always loved about Egg McMuffins is that there are different variations you can get, but no matter what, you're still met with those delicious breakfasty feels that totally hit the spot.
Sometimes when you're in the need for something hearty and warm and comforting, a nice little bowl of Wendy's Chili is the way to go. Say what you will about burgers and fries, but we all know the ultimate comfort food is chili. There's just something about the ceremony even that surrounds having a bowl of chili that provides comfort. You can't just hastily get it down. You need to take your spoon and thoughtfully scoop and feed yourself. And sometimes that's exactly what you need.
An Assorted Sub from Mr. Sub
An assorted sub from Mr. Sub will always make us think of growing up as a teen in the 1990's. It was just the thing to get when you were out at the mall with your friends. Or it was also something super quick for your parents to get for everyone on the way home from work. Plus, with the assorted lunch meats and just knowing that you can get whatever veggies, cheese and sauces you want on it? It always feels like such a treat.
Chicken Strip Basket from Dairy Queen
The chicken strip basket from Dairy Queen is totally the way to go if you're just looking to indulge in some beige food that will hit the spot. With their all-white breaded chicken tenders served with a heaping amount of french fries, sweet little toast triangles and the dipping sauce of your choice — it really is hard to resist this one when you spot it on the menu. Do you pick or pass on the Chicken Strip Basket from Dairy Queen?
Taco Bell's Beef Burrito
Sometimes you just need to go for a bit of a classic option when going the fast food route and a decent choice for that is the Beef Burrito from Taco Bell. It always feels so hearty and filling and just something wrapped in a tortilla is totally great for those of us who are on the go. And since it's filled with their beef, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, diced onions and sour cream, it's basically only filled with good things, so why feel bad?
McDonald's Happy Meal
Whatever you decide to have for your Happy Meal from McDonald's is going to be the exact right choice for you because all we really want when we get a Happy Meal is that sweet little toy, right? But in all seriousness, Happy Meals are not just for kids. They are for those people who need a meal, but don't want something super huge. Or maybe they just find themselves feeling nostalgic and a Happy Meal makes them feel like a little kid again. Do you pick or pass on McDonald's Happy Meal?
Dave's Triple Burger from Wendy's
Dave's Triple burger from Wendy's is all about being a little extreme because of course no one is really in dire need of three beef patties on their burger, but sometimes that's just exactly what you want. What we have a hard time swallowing though — pun intended, is just how does one fit this burger into their mouth in one go? It's stack so incredibly and doesn't look like it shrinks down much in size, you would really have to work for it.