When it comes to food and favorite restaurants … I’m a creature of habit. It freaks me out when Mr. M says, “Stop by ____ and pick up some food, oh and surprise me.” What do you mean I can’t order you just the normal same-old-thing?!?!
I’m so stuck in my habits, that I started thinking of how many "standard orders” I have racked up among the standard chain restaurants of our nation. And funny thing is, some of these places I haven’t been to in years, but know what I would order if I went tomorrow.
Here’s what I came up with (while dining at the lovely In ‘N Out by my office) :
|In N Out||#2 w/grilled onions only, fries well done & an Arnold Palmer w/pink lemonade|
|Taco Bell||2 bean burritos w/no onions|
|Jamba Juice||Caribbean Passion w/Vita, Aloha Pineapple w/Energy or a White Gummi Bear|
|Pinkberry||Original w/mangos, kiwi and captain crunch|
|Chipotle||Soft tacos w/chicken, cheese & pico de gallo|
|Starbucks||Peppermint Mocha (year-round!)|
|Krispy Kreme||Glazed Blueberry|
|Sonic||LemonBerry Cream Slush & a corn dog|
|Wendy’s||Plain DoubleStack, fries and a junior Frosty|
|Cheesecake Factory||Thai Chicken Pasta…. but it’s gone now and I’m totally at a loss, like when they got rid of my Basil Pesto Pizza and the day they ran out of meatoaf!|
|Old Spaghetti Factory||
Manager’s Favorite w/ Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter and Meat Sauce
|PF Changs||DOUBLE PAN-FRIED NOODLES!!!|
I’m pretty normal with my orders at local restaurants too, which is why I prefer going to restaurants that change up their menu either daily (i.e. Magpie Café here in Sacramento), or weekly/seasonaly so I have no choice but to be adventurous.
What about you? Do you aim for menu coverage and trying everything once… or do you have a list of normal orders like I do?