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    Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    A friend and I were discussing Qdoba moving in next to the new Verizon store on S. Duff, and were discussing how he wished Chipotle would come instead. That got us talking about what fast food joints we wished would come to the area.

    I'm not really a fast food person, but here were my thoughts off-hand of places I encountered while traveling:

    Noodles & Company - I freaking love pasta, so this is my first choice. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. Their buttered noodles are delicious. It's also on the list of ten healthiest fast-food restaurants.

    Jack in the Box - I don't usually eat fast food burgers, but they have really good egg rolls (and I guess their tacos aren't bad, either). It's perfect when you want Chinese, and someone else wants Mexican.

    Taco Tico - I know you only have to drive to Ft. Dodge to get it, but I grew up on these tacos. And the crustos or whatever they're called are delicious (even if they possibly have the least-appetizing name ever).

    Any other votes?


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    I would like to see someone open a Long John Silvers in my living room.


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Steak 'N Shake!

    Usually a great price a pretty quick. They even do half price shakes for two hours most afternoons.



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries
    In n Out Burger
    Whataburger (okay, this one wasn't so great, but when you are craving a nasty, greasy piece of mystery meat on a bun, it hits the spot!)



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Taco Time baby!


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Five Guys Burgers and Fries
    In n Out Burger
    Whataburger (okay, this one wasn't so great, but when you are craving a nasty, greasy piece of mystery meat on a bun, it hits the spot!)
    What's the burger place where you can get a whole case of little slider things??


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    I have to try this In-and-Out Burger everyone keeps talking about.



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Not a national chain, but I think Pepperjax Grill (from Omaha) would make a killing in Ames. Philly cheesesteaks, wraps, ricebowls - all for a pretty reasonable price. I know a lot of people in Omaha that are big fans.



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    I kind of wish A&W would come back to the area. Where's the closest one - is the one in Jefferson still open?


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    What's the burger place where you can get a whole case of little slider things??
    White Castle. I found it overrated myself.



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloin View Post
    I would like to see someone open a Long John Silvers in my living room.
    Not only would you never leave the house, you could never get out the front door! I love that greasy fish.

    Tried to leave you rep, but it looks like I gave you some before.

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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    Not a national chain, but I think Pepperjax Grill (from Omaha) would make a killing in Ames. Philly cheesesteaks, wraps, ricebowls - all for a pretty reasonable price. I know a lot of people in Omaha that are big fans.
    This is a great Nebraska chain. Runza is my enemy.


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    White Castle. I found it overrated myself.
    I've never been there, but it sounds like a good path to a heart attack.


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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    May not be your area - but I really want a Jimmy Johns down here!



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    Re: Fast Food You Wish Would Come to the Area

    Much hate for Crap in the Box, personally. :)

    Our family pretty much avoids fast food, but one place I miss from IC/CR area is Sub City.

    Taco Del Mar isn't bad.

    Noodles and Co. would be a nice one.



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