The people I met were flawed and real. They were different, smart, and trying to make it. Although I no longer work there, I miss my fast-food job at times. I'm sorry that it had to take ten years for me to realize the humanity of fast-food workers, but I now have the lifelong friends and oil stains to prove it. -- Amanda Cormier, Westview H.S.
My favorite fast-food restaurant is In-N-Out, and I have been an In-N-Out snob for some time. My family has always eaten little fast food, but when we did it was pretty much only In-N-Out. These days my love of quality burgers has not lessened, so I still frequent In-N-Out. My favorite meal is a double-double with grilled onions, and it has yet to disappoint. My burger is always fresh and -- most shocking -- what you get looks like the pictures they use in advertisements.
Aside from In-N-Out, my fast-food consumption is minimal. No other burger joint comes close, so the only other fast food I eat is California burritos from Señor Koteehas, a Mexican restaurant near my house. Their burritos are another one of those things I can never seem to get enough of; they are massive, cheap, and satisfying. (For those who do not know the delicacy that is a California burrito, it is a carne asada burrito with french fries inside.)
As far as not-so-satisfying fast food goes, McDonald's has never done anything for me. Come to think of it, McDonald's does do something for me -- it paints a vivid image in my mind of what the food in prison must be like. I don't know about you, but if I'm clogging my arteries, it had better taste amazing. I cannot think of any reason to eat at Mickey D's. -- Grant Barba, La Jolla H.S.