Celebrating National Fast Food Day in Dallas

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Everyone loves fast food. Even if you are one of those people who drinks green juice and has a thing for quinoa, you secretly cannot resist a McDonald’s French fry or a Sonic Oreo Blast. (C’mon guys, don’t lie to me, I can see right through you). So, everyone should be jumping for joy, because today is the day we all come together in celebration of the most greasy, salty and fattening foods in the city.

Sit down with a large soda and get ready for the list of the best fast foods in Dallas, where to celebrate and every category of food you should hit today.

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Best Nuggets: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Before all the Chick-Fil-A fanatics start throwing a hissy fit, remember this: bang for your buck. First off, Cane’s offers you three or four huge chicken strips per order, compared to the tiny nuggets offered at Chick-Fil-A. While both restaurants offer high quality chicken in comparison to other fast food joints, Cane’s is much more filling and fresh, with a nice crisp coating in contrast to the lightly dusted Chick-Fil-A nuggets.

Pro tip: order extra Cane’s sauce and don’t forget the Texas toast!

Address: 5030 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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Best Burger: Five Guys

OK In-N-Out fans, you’ll get your shout-out later, but hear me out. With over 250,000 ways to customize your burger and fresh ground beef, Five Guys has a quality and scrumptious burger. (Sorry In-N-Out, you just don’t have that many options). They never freeze any of their products, only use peanut oil and the meat is always tender. If you are looking for the best quality burger on the go, Five Guys is the place to order.

Pro Tip: Go in the store for free peanuts.

Address: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

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Best Fries: McDonald’s

This one should be self-explanatory. McDonald’s is the epitome of fast food, and while many of their other menu items pale in comparison to new and higher-quality fast food options, no one has figured out a way to beat McDonald’s French fries. Light and crispy, McDonald’s fries don’t have too much potato, too much oil or too much salt. You know you want to-go enjoy.

Pro Tip: Mix ketchup and mayo together for a great dipping sauce — don’t mock it until you try it!

Address: 5960 Greenville Ave · (214) 369-6256

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Best Late Night Option: Whataburger

Everyone knows that Whataburger has the most costumers between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Why? The honey butter chicken biscuit.

No stranger to the late night crowd, the “HubChub” is the late night favorite on those on their way home from a bar or house party. A biscuit slathered with honey and butter with a deep-fried chicken strip wedged in between doesn’t make a bad late night snack in my book.

Pro Tip: Grab a couple of spicy ketchups just in case.

Address: 6061 Greenville Ave · (214) 265-9191

Best Healthy Fast Food: Start

When you think about fast food, you don’t usually think about health. However, Start offers surprisingly tasty and healthy options on the go. Their menu offers sweet potatoes, salads, egg-white breakfast sandwiches, wraps and vegetarian options. Even if you are in a hurry, you don’t have to sacrifice your waistline.

Pro-tip: Kid’s can eat healthy too! Grab a kid’s grass-fed burger or chicken bites that taste good too.

Address: 4814 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Here are some other winners:

· Best Indulgence: In-N-Out Animal-Style fries

· Best Breakfast Tacos: Torchy’s – The Wrangler

· Best Tots: Sonic – Classic Tots

· Best Ice Cream: Taco Bell Cinnamon Twist

· Best Drink Menu: Sonic Fruit Add-Ins

· Best Taco: Velvet Taco Shrimp and Grits

· Best Sauces: Chick-Fil-A – Chick-Fil-A Sauce

· Best Underrated Item: Sonic Breakfast taco with sausage

· Best Cold Sandwich: Jimmy Johns

· Best Hot Sandwich: Potbelly

· Best Salad: Snappy Salads

· Best Pho: Pho for Lovers

· Best Chinese: Panda Express

· Best Burrito Bowls: Chipotle

· Best Burritos: Freebirds

· Best Queso: Torchy’s

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