Posts Tagged ‘Fast Food’

Actually, D.C. Has a Chick-fil-A, You Just Have To Find It

D.C.'s much talked-about Chick-fil-A food truck isn't hitting the streets for a little bit longer. In the meantime, folks craving some waffle fries (which the truck apparently won’t be serving) can still head over to Catholic University—home to the District's only existing outpost of the Georgia-based fried chicken chain. Well, sort of, anyway. Adam Fox, […]

Here’s Why You Should Eat At Chick-Fil-A, Even If You’re Gay

Last week's news about D.C.'s forthcoming Chick-fil-A food truck sparked a lot of debate regarding the national fast-food chain's politics—particularly its donations to Christian groups who are openly opposed to gay rights—and maybe even a little bit about the food, too. A colleague just passed along this recent YouTube video that brings some levity (and […]

To Eat Tonight: Sweetbread ‘McNuggets,’ ‘Animal Style’ Fries At The Big Board & More

Fans of fast food and craft brew will get a mouthful tonight at The Big Board on H Street NE, which is co-hosting a beer dinner with the folks from D.C. own's Chocolate City brewery. On the menu: "Animal-style" french fries in homage to the West Coast's heralded In-N-Out Burger chain, veal sweetbread "McNuggets," and […]

Gut Reaction: The McRib Might Make For Decent Airline Food (Maybe)

Oh, the "tangy temptation." Like it or not, the elusive McRib sandwich, which McDonald's somehow chooses to release to the public about as often as God unleashes periodical cicadas, is suddenly available again. In an unabashed attempt to be as whorishly SEO-friendly as possible this week, Y&H procured a pair of the strangely popular sandwiches […]

Banh Mi, Oh My! Chipotle’s ShopHouse Opening Sept. 15

DCist reports that Chipotle's hugely ballyhooed new Asian spin-off ShopHouse officially opens in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a menu offering two styles of entrees—bowls and banh mi (each priced around $7)—and your choice of proteins. It's the first firm launch date after various vague reports pegging the official start of business anywhere […]

‘What’s Animal Style?’ A Trip to Aberdeen’s Alleged In-N-Out Burger Knock-Off

"Can I get that animal-style?" I ask. The doe-eyed cashier seems puzzled. "What's that?" she replies. Maybe she's playing dumb. But, if Aberdeen burger joint  Grab-N-Go is indeed trying to rip-off the West Coast's heralded fast-food chain In-N-Out, as the latter company claims in a recent trademark-infringement lawsuit, then employees aren't letting on. This seems […]

Talk About a Double-Decker: Jimmy John’s Opening Two D.C. Sandwich Shops

Illinois-based gourmet sandwich chain Jimmy John's, home of the trademarked "Gargantuan" sub, is reportedly opening not one but two locations in the District: the first at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, scheduled to open either late this month or early September; and the second at 14th and L Streets NW, slated for an October debut. Neighborhood […]

Consumer Reports: Five Guys Fries Second Only To Wendy’s

WTOP highlights a new Consumer Reports, um, report rating the country's various fast-food french fries. D.C.-area-based chain Five Guys ranked No. 2, behind only Wendy's and ahead of McDonald's. Here's what the mag had to say about Five Guys' fries: "Big baked-potato flavor complemented by oil and salt. Crispness and doneness were variable."  KFC came […]

Report: Five Guys Is the Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain in America

NBC Washington draws our attention to the industry trade publication Store's Magazine, which has named the ubiquitous D.C.-area burger joint Five Guys as the fastest growing restaurant chain in the country. The business, which started out as a single location in Arlington in 1986, now boasts more than 750 locations across 40 states and parts […]

The Chipotle Exception: Burrito Bowls OK, Big Macs Not So Much, On Barracks Row

Chalk up another shutout for Barracks Row burritos. Last night, “fast casual” chain Chipotle scored the unanimous approval of the full Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B in its quest for a special exemption to 8th Street SE’s prohibition on fast food restaurants. During the meeting, Chipotle rep Teddy Ferguson verbally committed to satisfying the noise concerns […]