Ever work in a chain, fast food or well known restaurant? What was your favorite thing to eat?

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  1. Mr Pink

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    Was it on the menu or off?
    Free or discount?
    Did you make it or did the chef?

    I've never worked in the business but am always fascinated by it.
     
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    A long time ago I worked at Charlie Browns, it's a chain restaurant in NJ, everything was good. The burgers were great, the chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce were amazing and the london broil was delicious. It was free for employees and the cooks made it.
     
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    Before I joined the AF, I worked at Hardees. I loved a lot of their menu. The Sourdough Patty Melt was incredible. I actually liked that job.
     
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    I worked at McDonald's when I was a kid. I used to make Triple Bacon Cheeseburgers. Those were good, and forbidden. They also had pizza at the one I worked at. It wasn't that bad. I liked it at the time. I wouldn't eat at McD's now if you were buying.
     
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    My first job was at Red Lobster when I was 16. I was a hostess. I liked the food and the people I worked with and it was pretty good experience for learning how to deal with customers. We didn't have to pay for a meal while we were working so I tried almost everything on the menu :)
    Then came Tim Hortons. I don't drink coffee or eat donuts but the hot chocolate is great. I guess the food industry is in my blood.
     
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    I worked at a Jewish deli in HS when living in Dallas. Used to make these fried summer sausage sandwiches on rye or sourdough with/without sauerkraut that were out of this world. Not on menu, and the place was small enough that we did everything.

    Not a chain, not fast food, and definitely not well known. Good times
     
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    I worked at all of em, but my favorite to this day is Burger King's chicken sandwich, with mayo, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions and ketchup.
     
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    I avoided working in the food industry for a reason. I love eating out at restaurants. I was so afraid of seeing some sick shit behind the scenes that would ruin that for me.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    They can't afford to, because you wouldn't tip.
     
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    I used to work at Bernardo's restaurant where we snorted coke in the backroom and eat jumbo shrimps.
     
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    Not a chain or famous place, but I worked washing dishes in an Italian restaurant in my teens. We had great pizza. As soon as the boss left for the night after the dinner rush, the cook would throw in a couple of extra large pies, and we'd all stuff ourselves the rest of the night.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    The only restaurant I worked in was owned by Stouffer's. They literally would be opening up industrial sized containers of Stouffer's frozen dinners and serving that alongside the main courses. Which were shit like stuffed chicken breast and rubber steak. Never once did I pine away for anything served there. I washed dishes and went home. Yuppies were scarfing up the outrageously priced meals becuase the building was cool looking.
     
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    This :rolleyeup:
    My son worked at a McDonald's for a while, and even though we almost never ate there, anyway, he won't go near there now. :puke:

    He also worked at Culver's for a bit, and he actually really liked that job. That's pretty much the only "fast food" we eat, and it's very rare.
     
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    I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I love carbs so those biscuits were the best!
    There was also a piece of chicken called the keel-it was the center breast with no bones....in xtra crispy of course.
    And they had those little bucket deserts...I probably gained 20 lbs that summer! :lunch:
     
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    I never worked in one but I absolutely love Steak Soft Taco's from Taco Bell.
     
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    This could be a stupid question, but how could someone working at a restaurant afford to snort coke?
     
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    Big Mac with a line a coke.... very 80's.
     
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    I worked at Subway.. I would hide out in the walk-in fridge and eat the fajita chicken meat :lunch:

    also crab... its discontinued now
     
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    I never have worked in fast food but, my girlfriend worked at Carls Jr. back in the early 80's and she used to bring me home the California Roast Beef sandwiches.

    Those were the best.

    They stopped making them about 30 years ago.
     
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    Romano's Macaroni Grill, late 90s. Waiter. Even though its a chain, most of the food back then was real good, except the lasagne. If you had the right chef, though, the Linguini Pescatore was honestly among the best I've ever had ("P-Pesc" in restaurant code). It was the bomb. I don't think its on the active menu any more (it's been modified into the Pasta di Mare), but if you ask for the P-Pesc they can make it, as the chefs are trained to know all the recipes past and present. I miss that stuff.

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