Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger!

Remember that skit from the early days of Saturday Night Live? Although I haven't succumbed yet, the temptation is great. Cheeseburgers are on sale everywhere in America. The ads surround me--in the paper, on TV, on billboards, on the marquees of the fast-food joints themselves.

Part of this is due to the economic downturn. Many businesses are offering more food for less and touting the "Live good, save money" mantra. Two entrees and an appetizer for twenty bucks at Applebee's. Fourteen choices under four dollars at Steak and Shake. Or is that Waffle House? Unlimited shrimp at Red Lobster. But cheeseburgers are everywhere and really cheap.

Five little Krystals, one side, and a drink for five bucks! Two double cheeseburgers for three bucks at Checkers! One dollar cheeseburgers at Burger King and McDonald's! I'm being bombarded by cheeseburgers, and they are looking better and better. I don't care about gourmet burgers or giant burgers; a good old regular fast-food cheeseburger will do. Soon, very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Postscript: I got the two for three bucks doublecheeseburgers at Checkers today! I ate one lunch and saved the others. Pretty good, but sloppy with lots of sauce and tomatoes.