When it comes to fast food, something about convenience makes me happy. I only have a couple of favorite burger places. But these are located in the United States. British Columbia doesn’t offer up the same value or quality when it comes to fast food. I’m not saying I don’t eat from these places, far from it. I “treat” myself about once or twice a month to McDonald’s or Wendy’s. It’s not really a treat, it’s more that I’m hungry and need something in my belly.
We, as a family, don’t make a habit of going for fast food. My children have never asked for Happy Meals. But on our road trips, I have mapped out all of our stops and the kids get excited as we approach our next location. Only a fifteen minute drive from our home in Canada to the nearest Jack In The Box. I usually buy myself an Ultimate Cheesburger when we go. So tasty, and bad for me… I love that they have American Dr. Pepper on tap. Yes, there is a difference between Canadian and American Dr. Pepper. We also buy a box of churros to share for desert.
But the best fast food burger restaurant in the West Coast has to be In-N-Out Burger. I have included on our road trip maps, the locations of the restaurants and exactly how long/far they are from place to place. Every time we go, the line up is out the door. We wait patiently. This is our treat. The burgers are fantastic and worth the wait. In-N-Out also had a travel kitchen. Once a year, over the past few years, it has journeyed into Canada. They come up to our hometown of Langley, BC every September for the Langley Cruise-In. Guess what? People line up for hours for the one day they come here. The smell of the food fills the air and reminds me of exactly why we enjoy their burgers.
Soon we shall be indulging in their food as we journey on our road trip to our conventions. Perhaps a chocolate milkshake will be purchased as an extra treat if we all behave in the car.