I don't know if you know this, but the McRib is back in McDonalds for a limited time. It has appeared on McDonald's menus sporadically over the past decade...but I've never seen it. I also discovered last week that there was a Chick-Fil-A in the area. Chick-Fil-A has quite the reputation. However, I've never had it...it appears to be a bit of a southern and perhaps south-western restaurant. Much like In-N-Out burgers it hasn't been in the northeast at all. Having all this happen at the same time presented a problem. I know full well eating any fast food, let alone a McRib, is going to make me feel awful. But I absolutely had to try both of these things. So I decided to knock it all out in one shot so that I would feel awful just the once.
So Today I went out, stopped at McDonalds and picked up a McRib and then literally went across the street and picked up a three-piece chicken strips and a Chick-Fil-A deluxe classic chicken sandwich. Yes I know, I eat a lot...I'm a growing boy.
It was what I thought it would be. Everything was greasy, tasty but not delicious, and I felt awful about myself afterwards. The McRib was OK, nothing great. I was very disappointed in the Chick-Fil-A. I had heard so many good things about it and it was no better than KFC or Wendy's chicken sandwiches. Though, I will say, the Chick-Fil-A sauce is the best honey mustard ever...and only two or three of its 382,349,874,928 ingredients were chemicals. I was amazed at how packed Chick-Fil-A was. I went into the Mickey D's and it was empty. Across the street there was about two parking spots left in the Chick-Fil-A parking lot and nowhere to sit inside. I imagine this is because it is new and because this area of Pennsylvania loves it's chain restaurants.
Here you go, in all of it's glory...the McRib (those are onions, not fries):