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Posted by MocBucket62 (2487 posts) 3 years, 6 months ago

Poll: Which Fast Food Chain has the best sauces/condiments? (175 votes)

McDonald's 9%
Burger King 5%
Taco Bell 17%
KFC 5%
Long John Silver's 0%
Wendy's 2%
Subway 5%
Arby's 14%
Hardee's/Carl's Jr. 1%
White Castle 1%
Jack in the Box 1%
Chick Fil A 18%
Popeye's 5%
Church's 0%
Bojangles 1%
Pizza Hut 1%
Domino's 3%
Papa John's 4%
Little Caesar's 1%
Krystal 0%
Jimmy John's 1%
Quiznos 1%
Jersey Mikes 1%
Firehouse Subs 1%
Checkers 0%
Whataburger 3%
Chiplote 5%
In N Out 3%
Zaxby's 6%
Sonic Drive In 1%
Other 3%
I prefer to not live like Dan 31%

For some of us, we'll get a crazing to eat a quick (an usually unhealthy) meal at a fast food restaurant. Sometimes we get a burger, but other times we'll order something that could incorporate the chain's selection of sauces and condiments, like dipping sauces for fries, nuggets or even pizza or a taco with hot sauce. Curious as to what the community here thinks which chains have the best selection of sauces, or which establishment(s) has a certain sauce you can't resist ordering? For clarity, I'm mainly talking about the sauces that chains make themselves, such as BBQ, Ranch, Honey Mustard, Sweet n' Sour, or even a specialty dressing or ketchup. (Multiple choice thread)

If I had to pick one, it would be Chick Fil A just for the Chick Fil A sauce alone (a brilliant mix of Honey Mustard and BBQ sauce), but their Polynesian and Buffalo sauces are really good too. Taco Bell has also stepped up with the Volcano Sauce, which they need to say year round!

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#1 Posted by AlexW00d (7571 posts) -

Holy shit America has a lot of fast food chains.

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#2 Edited by citizencoffeecake (1538 posts) -

I really like Burger King's BBQ sauce, I just wish their burgers were better.

@alexw00d Some of those are regional, I've never even heard of Zaxby's, Checkers, or Krystal and I've never seen an In N Out, Bojangles, or White Castle. But yea, we've got some damn fast food.

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#3 Posted by MAST (891 posts) -

Taco John's man.... Taco John's.

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#4 Posted by personandstuff (644 posts) -

I don't like condiments or hot sauces so I voted for Papa John's because everyone over their butter sauce.

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#5 Posted by Technician (781 posts) -

Chick Fil A sauce baby

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#6 Posted by supermonkey122 (1230 posts) -

I have never heard of a decent amount of those places, and I eat fast food like Dan does (OK, maybe not as much). So I have to say Taco bell.

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#7 Posted by TobbRobb (6582 posts) -

That list is huge! Holy shit!

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#8 Posted by MocBucket62 (2487 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

That list is huge! Holy shit!

Lots of Fast food chains in America. Just how it is.

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#9 Posted by notsonic (302 posts) -

Had no idea Jersey Mike's was a national chain. Huh.

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#10 Edited by notnert427 (2207 posts) -

Taco Bell mild sauce is legitimately great on breakfast tacos.

Overall, though, Chick-Fil-A gets the nod because that Polynesian Sauce is gold. Honey Mustard is great as well.

(I would say Firehouse if their array of hot sauce offerings counted, but you specified that they need to make the sauce themselves.)

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#11 Edited by DinosaurCanada (938 posts) -

Taco Bell, this is not even a question. I usually make sure to grab a few diablo packets to take home on my way out, unless it's a bad Taco Bell and there are no diablo packets (which is sadly the case more often than it should be). Chick-Fil-A is a close second.

Chipotle salsa is okay.

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#12 Posted by roc_553 (272 posts) -

No Roy Rogers? It's all about the Fixins Bar.

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#13 Posted by BayernBomb (27 posts) -

Zaxby's Zax Sauce is good on everything. I will probably die a few years sooner because of that stuff.

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#14 Posted by blackblade500 (701 posts) -

McDonald's because of the Big Mac Sauce, though it would have been more of a shoon in if they had not got rid of their Sweet Chili sauce, god it was amazing.

Close Seconds- Zaxbys, which has killer Zax sauce and Chick-fi-la with Polynesian sauce

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#15 Posted by lachrymoses (193 posts) -

McDonald's Hot Picante sauce you get for the breakfast burritos is actually quite good. It isn't even really hot at all.

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#16 Posted by RonGalaxy (4936 posts) -

Bogangles honey mustard is pretty dope. 99% of bbq sauce that comes from a bottle tastes like shit. Too much corn syrup or whatever sweet ass shit they put in it. I will never go back to bottled BBQ after figuring out its really easy to make it yourself.

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#17 Posted by StarvingGamer (11518 posts) -

Taco Bell, back when I ate there a lot I used to get extra packs of fire sauce to use for cooking at home.

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#18 Edited by monetarydread (2888 posts) -

Canadian here: I have only seen 7 of those chains. Holy shit Fast Food is popular in the states.

Edit: Also, the one and only correct answer is Arby's.

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#19 Posted by tr00matt (55 posts) -

I don't think I've ever had a sauce or condiment from a fast food establishment that stands out.

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#20 Edited by senrat (359 posts) -

Chick fil a and Zaxby's both have great sauces. I also like to smother my Chipotle in Tobasco. Arbys horsey sauce goes great with curley fries and roast beef sandwiches.

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#21 Posted by vildiil (12 posts) -

Taco Bell hot sauce is the truth

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#22 Posted by MrPlatitude (207 posts) -

Chick-fil-a sauce is fantastic. And I love In-N-Out spread as well.

Really trying to live less like Dan though.

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#23 Edited by Devil240Z (5704 posts) -

I can say that jack in the box has better bbq sauce than McDonalds.also wtf is chick fil a?well I haven't heard of a handful of those.

Where is big toms?

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#24 Posted by Devil240Z (5704 posts) -

@alexw00d: America is a big plce. I haven't even heard of all of those.

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#25 Edited by MocBucket62 (2487 posts) -

I can say that jack in the box has better bbq sauce than McDonalds.also wtf is chick fil a?

Chick Fil A is a southern based fast food chain that claims to have invented the chicken sandwich, and the best fast food chicken sandwich at that. Its grown out to different areas across the country and also serves chicken nuggets (breaded or grilled), strips, salads, waffle fries, and chicken biscuit sandwiches for breakfast among other items. Compared to a place like KFC, CFA's chicken is better by a landslide.

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#26 Posted by Devil240Z (5704 posts) -

@mocbucket62: it sounds like the sound you would make if you were choking on a chicken bone.

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#27 Posted by ripelivejam (13163 posts) -

Pretty much all the food at Taco Bell could be considered a sauce. ._.

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#28 Posted by AtomicPunk316 (9 posts) -

Arby's Sauce on roast beef is my favorite, albeit overpriced.

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#29 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1422 posts) -

I was McDonalds Chipotle BBQ sauce but i guess they stopped making it?

I haven't been able to find it in years.

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#30 Posted by hippie_genocide (2434 posts) -

McD's might merit consideration if they hadn't got rid of their sweet chili sauce. As it is though, it's tipped in the favor of Chick Fil A. All their food is something you either dip in sauce or put sauce on. They have a big variety of sauces and they're all good.

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#31 Posted by ripelivejam (13163 posts) -

not a fast food place but the other day i tried out this chipotle ketchup stuff at a burger place called St John's and *homer drool*

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#32 Posted by penfold01 (41 posts) -

Man...not only have I heard of all these places, I've eaten at all of them except White Castle. You people need to step up your fast food game. Or maybe I have a problem. That said, Popeyes has some great sauces...Mardi Gras Mustard and the Sweet Heat chili sauce are both great.

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#33 Posted by bybeach (6350 posts) -

When I used to go to Arby's, I liked the horsey sauce. Jack in the Box at least used to put a real similar product on their breakfast croissant sandwiches. I really got to appreciate horseradish sauce as a result, though I like hot.

Just to mention it, I now go to a very good Greek take-out for say Gyros on Pita, and there is an excellent sauce that goes with it. But I do not know the name, and they are certainly not a chain. Healthiest thing I get on a casual basis.

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#34 Edited by penfold01 (41 posts) -

@bybeach: If it comes with/on gyro then it's most likely tzatziki sauce which is a yogurt/cucumber/garlic sauce. Some places also have skordalia which is a garlic paste, but tzatziki is most likely.

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#35 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (900 posts) -

A Popeye's Chicken Strip combo with packets of Louisiana Hot Sauce and a couple cups of their ranch dressing is my favorite food and probably what I would request as a last meal if I had to choose.

Red beans and rice on the side..

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#36 Posted by ichthy (1366 posts) -

Why is Nando's not on this list? As far as I'm considered, if we're talking fast food sauces, nothing beats piri piri.

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#37 Posted by PenguinDust (13087 posts) -

I can't think of any food chain that tops Arby Sauce and Horsey Sauce.

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#38 Posted by imsh_pl (4208 posts) -

We have McDonalds, KFC, SubWay, BurgerKing and Nord Fish and that's about it.

America is weird, man.

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#39 Posted by IcyEyes (609 posts) -

@mast: Oh wow. I haven't thought of (or eaten at) Taco John's since I was a little kid. I'm feeling weird nostalgia for that place now and their potato olés...

@personandstuff:I do like Papa John's garlic butter sauce, but it's really just garlic flavored butter.

@mocbucket62: Chick-fil-A definitely has my most favorite condiments, but I don't honesty know if I've ever tried the Chick-fil-A sauce?!? In any case, I love their mayonnaise and the honey roasted BBQ sauce is to die for!

I also like Arby's spicy 3 pepper and horsey sauce, but I'm not really a fan of their BBQ.

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#40 Posted by Zelyre (1900 posts) -

Portillos has some delicious cheese sauce, chili, and sweet/hot peppers. About 20 years ago, Portillo's had a sub-restaurant called Barney's that had ribs and fried chicken. Their BBQ sauce was awesome.

@roc_553 said:

No Roy Rogers? It's all about the Fixins Bar.

Holy crap, Roy Rogers is still around? I remember eating there when I was a little kid (30 years ago), but I've not seen one around in at least the past 25 years.

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#41 Posted by blade_r (65 posts) -

If we are talking fast food I got to go with Popeye's. Their BBQ sauce is delicious! They also used to have a sauce called "delta sauce" that was really good, I haven't been in a while though and heard they discontinued it which is a shame, it was great lol

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#42 Posted by billmcneal (1220 posts) -

Arby's sauce

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#43 Posted by Archer88 (410 posts) -

Swiss Chalet Sauce or NOTHING!