A couple observations from recent trips to two fast food chains:
First, The Missus and I hit the downtown Taco Bueno a week ago. It was underwhelming, which is pretty much how Jeff Korbelik describes it as well. Although the meal was forgettable, the bill was not. Actually, the price we paid at the store wasn't so bad. But then next day when I checked our bank account online, I was pretty shocked to see that we had been charged $72.38. Huh? I let it sit for a couple days to see if it was some sort of weird debit card glitch. Apparently it was. The $72.38 was credited back to the account without me having to do a thing. In the end, the meal was free. Odd.
Last night I ate at Popeye's for the first time. I had just wrapped up a soccer match and my dad and I were looking for a place that was open at 9:45pm. We found Popeye's at 70th and Pioneers. The two girls behind the counter were very friendly, despite the fact that the store was supposed to close in just a few minutes. They fed us well, gave us more food than we paid for, and smiled the whole time. It wasn't your typical almost-closing-time fast food dining experience. As for the food, I'd eat there again. It was no four-star grub, but it wasn't half bad for fast food fried chicken. I really should write a letter to the store's manager. Thanks to those two girls, that location is assured a return trip from me. Surely that deserves a little recognition.