Those days from childhood pleading for your parents to take you to McDonald's because that was like nirvana: a non-creepy clown, delicious eats, a playground. Anything was better than that homemade hamburger on bread. All mushy and not fun. Some people grow out of the fast food love; others are still livin' that grab-and-go lifestyle.
Lawnstarter crunched some numbers with their Frostys and determined that Orlando is the Best City for Fast Food Lovers. In fact, Orlando has more fast food joints per 100,000 residents than any other city. #nugdrop. Not only do the traditional fast food joints give O the crown, they've got a lot of fast international options, like Canadian cheese curds, authentic Mexican burritos, and traditional Caribbean nibbles.
If the mere mention of fast food is making your ass wider, let's put a twist on a fast food fav-- that is calorie-kinder. From our buds at iowagirleats.com:
Big Mac Salad
(makes 5-6 salads)
1lb ground beef
Seasoned salt and pepper
3 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
Freshly shredded cheddar cheese
Cherry, grape, or vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
Dill pickles, chopped
For the Special Sauce Salad Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup French dressing (could use ketchup)
2 Tablespoons minced pickles
2 Tablespoons minced onion (red or white)
1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
For the Special Sauce Salad Dressing: Add ingredients to a bowl then whisk to combine. Can be made several days ahead of time.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat then add the ground beef. Let the beef cook undisturbed until the bottom is golden brown then add a few shakes Worcestershire sauce, season with seasoned salt and pepper, and continue to saute until cooked through. Scoop onto a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool slightly.
Once slightly cooled, divie lettuce between plates or bowls then top with the cooked ground beef, red onion, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and dill pickles. Drizzle with Special Sauce Salad Dressing then serve.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.