I love food. I think I have made that abundantly clear. I also love fast food. Really, there’s no shame in my fast food game. I love chicken sandwiches and milkshakes from Chick Fil A. I love the fries at McDonald’s. I will shove a Whopper Jr. from Burger King in my mouth with no problem.
My list runneth over, really.
I was excited to read this book especially because they mentioned that Jon would be revealing secret menu items at the various locations. I wanted to know what they were so that I could decide if it was worth getting.
Let me tell you a secret- once upon a time McDonald’s used to make a Big Mac Snack Wrap. It’s like any of their other snack wraps- it’s basically a Big Mac in a tortilla… and it was genius! I didn’t have to feel guilty for eating two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese- you know where I’m going with this.
OH NO! I could just eat one all beef patty and on a tortilla nonetheless. Clearly this was much more healthier for me, but still just as delicious! (Let’s be clear, it’s all about the “special sauce”). Anywho. They took it off the menu- except they really didn’t. You have to go inside and request it and sometimes if the cashier is feeling extra sassy, you may have to ask for a manager, but they’ll still make it for you. Order that with a small fry and down some water? De-li-cious. And I lick my fingers every. single. time.
I was looking for all of this in Jon Hein’s book. I was kind of disappointed. He gave us some history on all of the restaurants he covered, which was okay, but I kind of didn’t care. TELL ME ABOUT THE FOOD. He lists specialty, seasonal, and must-have items and (dun-dun-duuuuuuuun) the secret menu items except he doesn’t really tell us about them. For example, if I go to Fatburger and want to order the Hypocrite- can I know beforehand what I’m ordering? That’s what I was looking for. I wanna know the juicy details of what is in these secret menu items.
While I am a self-proclaimed hungry girl. I am a take-precautions kind of hungry girl. I wanna know what I’m getting myself into before I eat something.
The book takes us through all of his favorite restaurants from across the country, which gave me a road map for places that I may want to visit when I go to different states, but it read more like a fast food encyclopedia and at times was dry (to me). Good read, but I don’t know if I would’ve bought this book. This seems more like a check-out-of-the-library kind of read.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.