Regional Fast Food Restaurants We Wish Were Everywhere



one of the highlights of any u.s. roadtrip is hitting up fast-food joints along the way these grab-and-go restaurants are built around their core communities founded by people who are passionate about their product and staffed by locals who make it all happen regional fast food restaurants make traveling in the u.s. totally delicious but chances are those flavors can only be found in certain parts of the country here are a few of the most uniquely regional fast food restaurants we wish we could dig into everywhere Friendly's what began as a simple ice cream parlor has become one of the Northeast favorite family restaurants the Blake brothers open friendlies during the Great Depression when they were in their early 20s and today you'll find friendlies all over New England in New York with a few locations in Florida and South Carolina menu items can even cost under six bucks which according to mass live has been a source of pride for the company ever since a double dip cone cost five cents while their entrees remain a hit though the real magic lies in their signature ice cream desserts like the Jim Dandy sundae the Coneheads sundae and the watermelon sherbet roll friendlies come for the food please room for the ice cream Torchy's tacos travel to Texas and the craving for queso hits hard but Torchy's tacos answers the call with eleven locations in Texas and a few in Oklahoma and Colorado their green chili queso is such a fan favorite that it was specially selected to be sold at the 2018 NFL Draft experience but would you really expect anything less from a place you slogan as damn good tacos right hold on a minute felt like torches in here it torches what started out as a food truck in San Antonio has become a beloved staple for Texans and tourists and even President Barack Obama founder and owner Michael ripka described his winning flavor mash-up telling hungry nation southern and some barbecue some Texas and some Mac's kind of just put it all together their menu includes a variety of tacos but the chip and dip options have everyone coming back for more even a staff member at visit Austin said the green chili queso and homemade chips at torchie's are so good that I sometimes skip the tacos completely and just order the queso and chips luckily jet-setters can sample that queso e goodness on a flight out of Austin as of 2017 a location is now open at the Austin Airport pal southern service driving by this place you might think you're approaching the pee-wee's Playhouse of fast food Pal founder Fred PAL Barger opened his first location in Kingsport Tennessee in 1956 influenced by what Ray Kroc was doing with McDonald's you'll have to visit Tennessee or southwestern Virginia to try some but it's well worth the trip pals is so serious about customer service that it's developed its own intense web-based training system for pals employees this dedication to professional development has resulted in a low turnover rate which keeps pals customers happy to Shake Shack born in 2001 at the hotdog cart new beyond the fast-food block Shake Shack is swiftly becoming the home of America's most coveted burger Shake Shack exploded from its flagship Madison Square Park storage two locations in almost every major city in America and several big cities around the world while it's still not as widely distributed across the map as its competitors this is definitely a fast-food restaurant we're traveling for according to Shake Shack their burgers are 100% all-natural Angus beef and free of hormones and antibiotics never mind the frozen custard flattop hot dogs in the special doggie dessert but if your bun there's not a Shake Shack near you no worries according to CNBC more restaurants are coming by the end of 2018 yeah we're already waiting in line Taco Cabana this Mexican inspired Texas Chain is an instagramers dream taco cabanas tacos burritos and quesadillas consistently ranked high with customers according to market force but would you really expect less from a place that serves $3 margaritas so real margarita with fresh squeezed lime juice triple sec tequila now that is a margarita the hot pink vibes may be inspired by former nightclub co-owner Felix tellings previous life before he opened the patio style taco stand in 1978 what really sets this place apart is its high-quality menu taco cabanas research team travels to Mexico in search of the freshest flavors corporate chef Walter smoky waters told the Houston Chronicle when the research and development team heads down to Mexico we often find that the most progressive areas in terms of food are on the outskirts of places like Mexico cities in an out burger game is further not-so-secret menu in-n-out burger has been immortalized in pop culture and its cult following spans the world but what is it about this West Coast burger joint that makes it so good according to USA Today it's because the company emphasizes fresh ingredients with every burger made to order and no microwaves heat lamps or freezers in any of their locations and those fresh ingredients certainly pay off the restaurants revenue was estimated to be about eight hundred seventy million dollars in and out launched in 1948 when Harry and Esther Schneider opened their first location in Baldwin Park California today hungry travelers can get their fix in California Arizona Nevada Utah Texas and organs there are no plans for expansion in the eastern US but if you're gonna hit up the west coast in and outs got you covered thanks for watching click the mask icon to subscribe to our youtube channel plus check out this other cool stuff we know you love to

32 thoughts on “Regional Fast Food Restaurants We Wish Were Everywhere

  1. Please if you are in the Buffalo NY market then check out Mighty Taco. The taste and portions are a great value and the service is awesome!

  2. Wait, yall don't have a Taco Cabana?

    I was wondering why Taco Bell gets all the hate while Taco Cabana gets to fly under the radar.

  3. You missed Smithfield's chicken and bbq in North Carolina! Pres. Obama ate there on a trip in NC! Also I don't know how widespread Cracker Barrel is also great.

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