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Why do they torture me
So now there are Jack in the Box ads on Adult Swim.

There isn't a Jack in the Box for six states.

It was my favorite fast food joint when I lived in CA, and I even liked the ads. It gave me a wave of 'homesickness' for Berkeley, I haven't been to the Bay Area in too long I think...

Same for Sonic, which has been running ads on cable networks up here despite being several states away.

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z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 16th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have, for several weeks now, been consumed with a ferocious lust for the chicken tenders at Church's. Our intrepid field researcher, ardaniel, has determined that the nearest one is in Philadelphia.

(Yeah, that's right, Church's. I used to go to the one near my home in Oakland all the time. Yes, I lived in the ghetto. It seemed like a good idea at the time.)
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Great. Now I have an Elvis earworm.

"In the ghetto..."
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 16th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
"... the mighty ghetto, the homeboys sleep tonight... "
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
bitch!!!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ohi'mbube Ohi'mbube
frustratedpilot From: frustratedpilot Date: April 16th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The sound of gunfire
Off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a Brownstone
Lived in the ghetto
I've lived all over this town
--"Life During Wartime", Talking Heads
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: April 16th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, if those fast food venues aren't in your neighborhood, surely you're healthier for it. ;-)

But yeah, you oughtta come out and visit this fine state. ;-)
From: desertlover Date: April 16th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm with you on the Jack in The Box.

I also miss Carl's Jr. The Double western bacon cheesburger
is almost worth the adverse effects it has on the heart.

I'm also with you on the Bay Area. Haven't been to SF in a few
years.

Can't say I'm with you on Sonic though.

http://www.matf.org/gallery/Katrina/100_1464

The only meals I've eaten there were MRE's :-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, that heart-stopper from Carl's Jr. tasted great. You just don't want to eat it too often. :-)
etherial From: etherial Date: April 16th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

re: Jack in the Box

They seem to have been selectively culled from states I've visited.
booniesbill From: booniesbill Date: April 16th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'd FedEx you one from the left coast (if the plane I'm waiting for ever gets there - Chicago weather = bad, airport wireless = good ), but it would be all congealed once it arrived.

Ewww, congealed.
ninjarat From: ninjarat Date: April 17th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The funny thing about restaurants and fast food joints is that you miss the ones that aren't anywhere near. Like when you pulled a bootlegger turn into a Dunkin' Donuts :).
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 17th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I did miss DD the entire time I lived in California. :-)
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: April 17th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I can truly say that I've never dined at a Jack-in-the-Box. The only Sonic I've visited was in Glasgow KY.
I can't really think of a chain restaurant from another area that isn't up here (seeing as how the only place outside of this state that I visit is northern Virginia).
However, until the past couple of years, after my first visit to Manassas VA, there hadn't been a 7-11 in the Worcester area. (The closest I knew of was in Sunderland MA.) Now there is one on Grafton Street, and has been there for maybe about five years now. But I want one in my neck of the woods in Worcester, so I don't have to spend twenty minutes in my car driving across town just to get a Slurpee.
(Manassas, btw, in my observations, is a hatching ground for 7-11s. There's at least one street corner where there are two of them next to each other.)
twipper From: twipper Date: April 17th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was also questioning the "Bare Essentials" make-up ads last night, given Adult Swim's 18-34 male age demographic.

Unless of course the make-up people are chasing the SO's of the target demographic, which oddly enough worked with my wife...

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