My favorite McDonald's, Leicester Square, London
My love for McDonald's started when I was abroad, actually. When I was in London, our favorite post-clubbing spot was always the McDonalds in Leicester Square. It was always packed with happy drunk people, clamoring to get their junk food fix. Sometimes, it was also filled with misbehaving drunk people, who were banished to one area of the restaurant (which we always found humorous). By the time we'd make it to the counter, we'd literally order enough for four people. The filet o'fish is my favorite, which most people can't understand. We also were fans of their super salty fries and the McFlurrys, which were insanely good in London because of the Cadbury mix-ins (Crunchies and mini-eggs!!).
Once we realized our love for this place, we even tried to stop at a McDonald's in every country we visited. Our most infamous stop was at one in the airport in Mallorca, Spain. As we noshed away we lost track of time, nearly missing our flight. By the time we sprinted to the gate, clutching our fries, everyone had boarded...except us. Apparently they had been paging us, and we hadn't even heard. I'm sure that glorious McDonald's smell instantly permeated the plane once we boarded, completely giving away our reason for being late. Oh well. I'm sure our fellow passengers were muy celoso =) (Ed. Note: I just freetranslation.com-ed that, so it might be wrong).
3.) California Pizza Kitchen
Is it wrong that I could maybe eat here every day? From the soups to the salads to the pizzas, I've enjoyed every single thing I've ever eaten here. Sure, it's not haute cuisine, but the tortilla soup is creamy and delicious, the thai crunch salad is fresh and, as promised, crunchy, and the pizzas are inventive without being pretentious, with unique flavor combinations like the greek pizza with tzatziki or Sebastian's favorite, the tostada pizza with black beans, herb ranch, cheeses and shredded lettuce.4) Duncan Hines cake mix
Anytime I try a cake from a fancy bakery, it's kind of a let-down. I feel like they attempt too much, and fall short. For me, one of my favorite things in the world is plain and simple Duncan Hines yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting. Mmmmm. Gotta figure out who's birthday is coming up next so I can have an excuse to bake one of these soon...
Okay, that's it for now. I'm sure I'll think of more. In the meantime, post your own!