I saw a commercial for Long John Silver's today and it reminded me of one of my favorite places to eat when I'm visiting my family in Florida; Captain D's. It's the same premise as Long John Silver's just way better in my opinion. I could eat their hush puppies until it made me sick. If I'm in Florida for 10 days, I'm eating Captain D's at least 4 times.
That got me to thinking about other really good places I like to grab fast food when I'm traveling that I can't buy here in NY.
Whataburger: I was put on to this place when I was 14 years old. I was living in Galveston, TX for about 2 months. I was performing in the Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals production of Show Boat. Every chance I had, I'd go to Whataburger for food. Whenever I get back to Texas, this will be my first stop.
Tenya: This is by far my favorite "fast" food in Japan. I literally gorge myself every time I eat here. I always order the same thing; 2 pieces of sweet potato, 2 pieces of pumpkin, 2 pieces of whiting fish and green beans. The sweet sauce that you put on this along with some 7 spice.....OMG! Heaven on Earth.
Coco Ichiban: This is my second favorite in Japan. Japanese style curry and rice with with fried fish on top and an ice cold Coca-Cola. Sometimes I get the chicken stuffed with vegetables or beef cutlet on top. Either way, it's crazy good.
Cracker Barrel: I usually hit this place in Virginia. There are a bunch of them on the East coast but I always like to go in Virginia because it's right off of I-95. I'll usually hit the one in Dumfries or the one in Fredericksburg, VA. The food here is average but the ambiance is what really makes the experience. I like poking around the store before and after I eat but I don't think I've ever purchased anything from it.