FIVE FAST FOOD LUNCH OPTIONS

5 FAST FOOD LUNCH OPTIONS 

Yes you read that right...FAST FOOD. People that know me know that I barely eat out. So when trying to come up with a quick way for people to shed body fat and build lean muscle, I thought.... "If you can't beat 'em (over the head with chicken breast and food scales), join 'em (out to lunch and force them to eat what you order, because you did the work for them by looking this stuff up.)

So with out further a due...Here is the list. We put them together in order of worst to best. Each one was rated 1-4 on four different categories. TASTE, CONVENIENCE, SATISFACTION, AND PRICE. 

*1 BEING HORRIBLE AND 5 BEING EPIC

**ALSO THESE MEALS FIT INTO "MY" MACROS. IF YOU WANT LESS CARBS, ORDER LESS CARBS. IF YOU WANT MORE FAT... ADD FAT. YOU GET THE IDEA.

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JIMMY JOHNS

1x Slim #4 WITH CHEESE (EXTRA TURKEY BREAST)

130g of Blueberries (2 handfuls or 1 cup)

Calories = 664

Fat = 12.9g

Sat. Fat = 5g

Cholesterol = 85mg

Sodium = 1201.2mg

Carbs = 94.2g

Fiber = 8.1g

Sugar = 13g

Protein = 51.9g

 

TASTE = 2

CONVENIENCE = 4.5

SATISFACTION = 2.5

PRICE = 2.5 ($6.51@JIMMIE JOHNS AND $4 FOR BLUEBERRIES)

TOTAL = 2.9

 

DISAPPOINTMENT. I have had so many people love this place. Now in Jimmy's defense, I had the lowest calorie thing on their menu. The meat was tasteless, the bread was ok, and I didn't taste the cheese. I will say I understand what the term "FREAKY FAST" means now... took 6 seconds to have my order ready. Literally the guy had it done before I was done paying. The Sandwhich had barely any fiber so I brought some blueberries to help that out a bit. If I ever go again I won't order this, but someone desperate that loves this place and looking for a "better" option... I suppose you could eat here. 

      Chick-fil-a      1x Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no cheese)      1x 6 pcs Grilled Chicken Nuggets      120g of Raspberries (2 handfuls or 1 cup)       Calories = 484      Fat = 8.7g      Sat. Fat = 3g      Cholesterol =120mg      Sodium = 1201.2mg      Carbs = 57.4g      Fiber = 10.2g      Sugar = 13.3g      Protein = 48.4g        TASTE = 4.5    CONVENIENCE = 3.5(IF IN DIRVE THROUGH) 5(IF INSIDE)    SATISFACTION = 4.5    PRICE = 3.5 ($7.57@CHICKFILA AND $2.50 FOR RASPBERRIES)        TOTAL = 4        First time for me and I must say... pretty damn impressed. Let's start at TASTE. For fast food? Pretty good. The bread was hearty and the meat was flavored good. Again, the meal was lacking in fiber so I brought some raspberries from home (yes I know they don't sell this  there but it's easy to pack with me on the go). I was decently satisfied with the meal. I was full and felt ready to go. I actually had this meal an hour before my lift and had one of my better sessions. But the best is the service. They bring the food to you. I was also asked 3 times by 3 of the workers how my day was going. I kindly replied horribly but it's the fact that they asked me that counts. The bad is 2 things.... do not go through drive-thru, ever. Go inside for sure. The 2nd was the price. I mean damn you would have though I went to chipotle or something. People will go broke going to this place, seriously.

 

Chick-fil-a

1x Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no cheese)

1x 6 pcs Grilled Chicken Nuggets

120g of Raspberries (2 handfuls or 1 cup) 

Calories = 484

Fat = 8.7g

Sat. Fat = 3g

Cholesterol =120mg

Sodium = 1201.2mg

Carbs = 57.4g

Fiber = 10.2g

Sugar = 13.3g

Protein = 48.4g

 

TASTE = 4.5

CONVENIENCE = 3.5(IF IN DIRVE THROUGH) 5(IF INSIDE)

SATISFACTION = 4.5

PRICE = 3.5 ($7.57@CHICKFILA AND $2.50 FOR RASPBERRIES) 

TOTAL = 4

 

First time for me and I must say... pretty damn impressed. Let's start at TASTE. For fast food? Pretty good. The bread was hearty and the meat was flavored good. Again, the meal was lacking in fiber so I brought some raspberries from home (yes I know they don't sell this there but it's easy to pack with me on the go). I was decently satisfied with the meal. I was full and felt ready to go. I actually had this meal an hour before my lift and had one of my better sessions. But the best is the service. They bring the food to you. I was also asked 3 times by 3 of the workers how my day was going. I kindly replied horribly but it's the fact that they asked me that counts. The bad is 2 things.... do not go through drive-thru, ever. Go inside for sure. The 2nd was the price. I mean damn you would have though I went to chipotle or something. People will go broke going to this place, seriously.

      BACKYARD BURGER      1x Grilled Chicken Sandwich (NO CHEESE, NO MAYO, NO PICKLE)      28g of Beanitos Nacho Cheese Chips (1 handful or 1 cup)      Calories = 484      Fat = 11.6g      Sat. Fat = 1.5g      Cholesterol = 55mg      Sodium = 1413.3mg      Carbs = 61.9g      Fiber = 8.3g      Sugar = 5.5g      Protein = 35.2g        TASTE = 4.5    CONVENIENCE = 4.5    SATISFACTION = 4    PRICE = 4 ($5.23@BYB AND $.88 FOR SERVING OF BEANITOS CHIPS)     TOTAL = 4.25        Seriously, this was the best chicken sandwich I have had from a  restaurant. All I had was lettuce, tomato, chicken and bun and this thing was perfect. Sadly they had no side items with a good source of fiber so I brought some Beanitos chips (they are EPIC - go get them). They did have a side salad but I am not a rabbit so I will never partake in eating grass like that. Convenience was great if you go in. They always seem to have a line outside but inside they had my order in 1 min and 47 seconds. Satisfaction was good but I could have eaten 2 of them pretty easy. Price was not too bad for what you get. Overall, I give this one the FRANKLIN STRENGTH "DAMN THAT'S SURPRISINGLY GOOD" AWARD. 

 

BACKYARD BURGER

1x Grilled Chicken Sandwich (NO CHEESE, NO MAYO, NO PICKLE)

28g of Beanitos Nacho Cheese Chips (1 handful or 1 cup)

Calories = 484

Fat = 11.6g

Sat. Fat = 1.5g

Cholesterol = 55mg

Sodium = 1413.3mg

Carbs = 61.9g

Fiber = 8.3g

Sugar = 5.5g

Protein = 35.2g

 

TASTE = 4.5

CONVENIENCE = 4.5

SATISFACTION = 4

PRICE = 4 ($5.23@BYB AND $.88 FOR SERVING OF BEANITOS CHIPS)

TOTAL = 4.25

 

Seriously, this was the best chicken sandwich I have had from a restaurant. All I had was lettuce, tomato, chicken and bun and this thing was perfect. Sadly they had no side items with a good source of fiber so I brought some Beanitos chips (they are EPIC - go get them). They did have a side salad but I am not a rabbit so I will never partake in eating grass like that. Convenience was great if you go in. They always seem to have a line outside but inside they had my order in 1 min and 47 seconds. Satisfaction was good but I could have eaten 2 of them pretty easy. Price was not too bad for what you get. Overall, I give this one the FRANKLIN STRENGTH "DAMN THAT'S SURPRISINGLY GOOD" AWARD. 

      CHIPOTLE       1x Burrito (Chicken, White Rice, Fresh Tomato Salsa)      Calories = 685      Fat = 21g      Sat. Fat = 4g      Cholesterol - 125mg      Sodium = 1,875mg      Cabs = 84g      Fiber = 5g      Sugar = 3g      Protein = 43.5g        Taste = 5    Convenience = 1.5 (during Busy times) 5 (when empty)    Satisfaction = 4.5    Price = 4 ($6.50 PLUS TAX)     TOTAL = 3.75 (WHEN BUSY) 4.62 (WHEN NOT BUSY)        We all knew this would be on the list. Come on people, they put crack in their food and I am seriously an addict. Ok Taste got a 5 but I would have given it a 10. I know there are some Moe's Fans out there that are pissed right now. but sorry man I have to choose a side, and I chose the one with white subway tile on the walls and ikea tables that feel like I am going to break it when I sit down. Convenice though.... not so good if you go from the hours of 12 to 2 and 6 till 8:30. The line is great time to check Instagram or something but not good if you are hitting your 3 hour time mark for sustenance. The Burrito is always satisfying unless the person tears the tortilla and acts like no one saw it. And the price is good for the amount of food you get. Definitely a go to!

 

CHIPOTLE 

1x Burrito (Chicken, White Rice, Fresh Tomato Salsa)

Calories = 685

Fat = 21g

Sat. Fat = 4g

Cholesterol - 125mg

Sodium = 1,875mg

Cabs = 84g

Fiber = 5g

Sugar = 3g

Protein = 43.5g

 

Taste = 5

Convenience = 1.5 (during Busy times) 5 (when empty)

Satisfaction = 4.5

Price = 4 ($6.50 PLUS TAX)

TOTAL = 3.75 (WHEN BUSY) 4.62 (WHEN NOT BUSY)

 

We all knew this would be on the list. Come on people, they put crack in their food and I am seriously an addict. Ok Taste got a 5 but I would have given it a 10. I know there are some Moe's Fans out there that are pissed right now. but sorry man I have to choose a side, and I chose the one with white subway tile on the walls and ikea tables that feel like I am going to break it when I sit down. Convenice though.... not so good if you go from the hours of 12 to 2 and 6 till 8:30. The line is great time to check Instagram or something but not good if you are hitting your 3 hour time mark for sustenance. The Burrito is always satisfying unless the person tears the tortilla and acts like no one saw it. And the price is good for the amount of food you get. Definitely a go to!

      SUBWAY      1x Turkey (lettuce,tomato, green peppers, banana peppers, vinegar) footlong      Calories = 560      Fat = 7g      Sat. Fat = 2g      Cholesterol = 40mg      Sodium = 1,340      Carbs = 92g      Fiber = 10g      Sugar = 14g      Protein = 36g        TASTE = 4.5    CONVENIENCE = 5 (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE)    SATISFACTION = 4.5    PRICE = 4 ($6.50 PLUS TAX)     TOTAL = 4.75        And everybody just got mad. Yep "Jarred" was right... this is the KING of Fast Food in my book. Ok Taste... Bread is good (now they took out the "secreat ingredient"). The turkey actually had flavor. And they have tons of options to put on it. It has the highest Fiber content that I can see on any fast food  sandwich. Convenience? Yea, they have 4 million locations just in ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI ALONE (not that anyone needs to go to those states right now, I was just saying a very large exaggeration). It was decently filling when I ordered the footlong. And price? No one can touch it considering the massive amount of food you get. This, in my very humble opinion, gets the award for:   KING OF BETTER CHOICE FAST FOOD    

 

SUBWAY

1x Turkey (lettuce,tomato, green peppers, banana peppers, vinegar) footlong

Calories = 560

Fat = 7g

Sat. Fat = 2g

Cholesterol = 40mg

Sodium = 1,340

Carbs = 92g

Fiber = 10g

Sugar = 14g

Protein = 36g

 

TASTE = 4.5

CONVENIENCE = 5 (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE)

SATISFACTION = 4.5

PRICE = 4 ($6.50 PLUS TAX)

TOTAL = 4.75

 

And everybody just got mad. Yep "Jarred" was right... this is the KING of Fast Food in my book. Ok Taste... Bread is good (now they took out the "secreat ingredient"). The turkey actually had flavor. And they have tons of options to put on it. It has the highest Fiber content that I can see on any fast food sandwich. Convenience? Yea, they have 4 million locations just in ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI ALONE (not that anyone needs to go to those states right now, I was just saying a very large exaggeration). It was decently filling when I ordered the footlong. And price? No one can touch it considering the massive amount of food you get. This, in my very humble opinion, gets the award for:

KING OF BETTER CHOICE FAST FOOD

 

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September 30, 2014 by Daniel Johnson