Carl's Jr. changed their fries and now I hardly eat there.
"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~C.S. Lewis
I voted for Del Taco and only didn't vote for I&O because I knew it would win. Of course now living in Washington I don't get either. The others I love is Chik-Fil-A and Tommy's. Of course we don't have these up here either. We do have Kidd Valley, which is a burger place that isn't half bad. Lots of mom and pop places up here that are awesome.
I couldn't agree more on the CJ fries. Their fries now are coated in some weird, heavily seasoned outer coating. Their old ones were just plain 'ol potato-ey fries, and tasty ones at that. Ones that you can add your own seasonings, like salt and pepper as I prefer (or maybe not, since they used to pre-salt them).
Bring back the old fries!
See, I like the new fries at Carl's Jr better. Their old ones were plain and boring.
Chick Fil A is expanding and has locations that aren't inside malls, they've got stand alone places. There's one at the Long Beach Town Center, I've seen one in the parking lot at Cerritos Mall, I've seen one off the 210 heading out to the 15 on the way to Vegas. There's one off the 55 and the Lincoln exit. I stopped at that one on the way to Frozen Fury. I was leaving kind of late Sat morning and didn't eat breakfast, so I stopped at Chick Fil A and got a sausage biscuit. The sausage patty was probably 3 times as thick as the sausage patty you get in breakfast sandwiches at McDonalds, Jack in the Box, etc. It was less than $2 too.