Yeah yeah, why the hell would I write about fast food in the US. Normal fast food. First off, there's nothing exciting that goes down around Columbia (although I was recently informed that there's an IHOP around here, and that I've been missing out on those all you can eat pancake deals), so when I realized Checkers opened here, I was like a kid in a candy store, I was ecstatic. Which brings me to point two, which is the superiority of Checkers to other food options around campus. I mean, sure I love M2M and Hamdel, and I probably would be much sadder if I didn't have Silvermoon or even Pinnacle around, but where else is there a double menu that features 2 apple pies for $1?
The above picture is actually 2x 'Big Buford' burgers ,which is really just a normal burger with 2 patties and 2 slices of American cheese. So that'd be 4 slices of cheese and 4 patties... all for $6. Did I mention they make a decent shake (in which they offer a banana flavor too!)? The shake is super thick, and the straws are ultra bendy, so there's some failure when you try to drink it, but minor gripe for something so cheap. Sorry, there's no real point to this post, except to make future students at Columbia realize they have a hidden gem of a fast food establishment on 125th. Oh, btw... they have Mr. Pibb. You know... crazy delicious?