Office Lunch Club: Fantastic Fast Food Fridays
At the beginning of the year, a bunch of my co-workers decided it would be fun to form a lunch club. Its purpose… to enjoy lunch, with your friends from work, under the constraints of a theme! Very exciting. I’m all for anything that gets people going to lunch more often, so I thought it would be fun to profile some of these lunch clubs on the site (I know there’s alot of you out there!)…
Name: Fantastic Fast Food Fridays
Workplace: Sirius Satellite Radio (49th & 6th)
Established: January 2008
Members: Approx. 10-12
Frequency: Once a week, on Fridays
Credo: The purpose of Fantastic Fast Food Fridays is to get together for lunch at the end of the week and have fun going somewhere different. We mostly all try to eat healthy during the week (except for Zach, obviously), so this is the one cheat meal where we can enjoy a little greasy food. We also enjoy discussing our meal… the highs and low points, and of course- what may “happen” as a result of our decision to eat at this establishment (think Taco Bell or White Castle). We have a strict rule of only “fast food”, which means you have to walk in and give your order at a counter, and it must be a chain (deli’s don’t count). The big coup is finding the fast food combo stores (i.e KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut under one roof) because then everyone can choose a different place if they want.
Places Visited: Wendy’s, Burger King, Arby’s (RIP), White Castle (8th Ave. btw. 36+37th), Taco Bell (3rd Ave. btw. 44+45th or 8th Ave. btw. 36+37th), KFC, Nathan’s, Roy Rogers
I attended the trip to White Castle (yes, there is one in Midtown on 8th Ave. btw. 35+36th). Some fast food porn, after the jump…
One of the great things about a lunch club is that one of your co-workers will almost always order something you would never dream of getting. Clam strips at White Castle! That’s just nutty. From the taste, it doesn’t seem like there are actual clams inside the breading… and quite frankly, since they come from White Castle, that may be a good thing.
I’m all for mini hamburgers, but White Castle has got a lot of other fun stuff on their menu too. Although, can anybody explain to me why on earth you would order a regular chicken sandwich (seen above)…
…when you could get the same chicken sandwich- in ring form!?!? Amazing.