Sports Rapport

Super Bowl PickNFL Conference Championship PicksNFL Divisional Playoff Picks

list

April 2, 2013

14 Fast Food Products I Wish I Could Get At A Real Restaurant

If you read my content with any sort of regularity, you’re aware that I’m an unabashed lover of fast food. I get mad at other people for getting mad at me for eating it. I take pictures of most of my meals so that others may see. I make sure to eat at McDonald’s when I travel overseas. I try every new item that comes out at Taco Bell, and then I get sad and wistful when they go away.

While I enjoy eating fast food immensely, I’m aware that it’s not exactly the most healthy habit. Choose a health metric — calories, sodium, saturated fat — and it’s terrible for both your figure and your inner organs. On top of this, the quality of the individual ingredients is not as high as it would be at nicer restaurants. I don’t mean this as a complaint, but it is objectively true–you can’t expect to pay $1 for a double cheeseburger or $10 for a large pizza with no tradeoff.

While I have no proof, I believe that when all nutrition label numbers are equal, food made from lower quality ingredients is cumulatively worse for our bodies. This may be completely misguided, but I’m almost certain that it’s the case, and have shifted my greasy food consumption habits accordingly in recent years.

Unfortunately, “real” restaurants aren’t always as creative as fast food establishments. Some are, and they should be applauded, but I’ve never seen anything like Pizza Hut’s ‘crazy cheesy crust’ pizza anywhere else and I’ve never found a Mexican restaurant that has something like Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme. The culinary culture can do more, and we need to demand it of them.

Here are 14 fast food items — some of which have been discontinued — that I wish I could order at real restaurants. If there’s anything you feel like I overlooked, please link to it in the comments.

1. Pizza Hut’s Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza – the crust is stuffed with a combination of asiago, romano, fontina, provolone, and mozzarella cheese. Why is the pizza shaped like a crown? Because it’s fit for a king.

2. Jack in the Box’s Bacon Milkshake – People are putting bacon on and in everything nowadays. We are in a brave new world. It feels pretty nice to live in such an advanced society. As my friend Craig always says, everything that tastes good tastes good together.

Continue reading 14 Fast Food Products I Wish…


Twitter @sportsrapport

    Jay-Z has aged like 5 years in the past 25.2 hours ago
    Looks like it is finally getting postponed https://t.co/1y2raV8XDj13 hours ago
    The Cubs are being so rude to the fans in the building tonight. It's 9:35 local time, the tarp has been off the inf… https://t.co/PkIhjD9PKM14 hours ago
    USA, making the decision to forgo a traditional ad to try to get its WWE viewers to tune into Chrisley Knows Best https://t.co/EY8RFeixoF14 hours ago
    @Martinabdulahad Yeah that could've been good but this was good too. It seems like we are headed for Rousey-Bliss at Summerslam.15 hours ago
  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Categories

  • Meta