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In Dining Commentary

The new Taco Bell waffle breakfast sandwich thingy. (PHOTO: Matt Mueller )

Social Circle: Thoughts on fast food breakfasts?


The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

This week, for absolutely no good reason at all, OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle for its thoughts on fast food breakfasts. Like 'em? Hate 'em? Eat 'em only when hung over?

As usual, the responses were all over the map. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on fast food morning eats.

Michael Barry: "Taco Bell must not be so healthy. But they taste great. And sometimes their new things are cheap. Like that grilled nacho triangle thing. Or my son likes the locos tacos thing. Maybe breakfast will be pretty cheap, too."

Chad Bondar: "Waiting for KFC to offer breakfast."

Kathy Bondar: "Want a great fast food breakfast? The night before, make an omelet with your choice of fillings. Add a slice of cheese and roll up inside of a tortilla. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until the morning. Unwrap from plastic and cover with a paper towel. Heat on a microwave safe plate for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes and enjoy on the go. I sometimes make up a few more and place them in the freezer for the week."

Jason Bouchonville: "Love McD's breakfast sandwiches."

Keith Brammer: "The only breakfast I will eat comes from Waffle House. Hash browns scattered, smothered and covered, and grits with cheese."

Erica Broussard: "My thoughts: make your own breakfast at home! Fast food is the devil."

John Cefalu: "Why? You have George Webb."

Amanda Flegner: "Taco Bell's breakfast is nasty. Never again!"

Lori Fredrich: "A necessary evil in some cases. But, seriously, nothing to get excited about."

Amy Gutowski: "McD's is the best thing for a hangover, in my opinion."

Mike Handal: "Always a fan of McDonald's Egg McMuffin. And to all of you who must come in here and be better than everyone else, calm down. I enjoy fast food once in a great while as do many people I know. It's not great quality, and I eat healthy most of the time, so I don't need your criticism at every turn. Don't blame a restaurant for making people unhealthy, blame the people who make the poor choice to make it the cornerstone of their diet."

Jenna Jean: "If you're not drunk, don't do it."

Richard Kerhin: "Every now and then, there is nothing like a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit from McDonald's. Followed by guilt and shame and the inevitable bowel action."

Erin Shea Linnane: "Poison."

Laura Meyer: "If push comes to shove and I'm out the door in the morning without eating anything ... I'd rather try a gas station for an apple or banana – at least I know what's in it."

John O'Grady: "Fast food? More like fast farts."

Rob Peteck: "I like the T-Bell."

Lindsay Puetz: "Consuming things from those places as the most important meal of the day is: 1) Gross 2) Mind boggling this is a regular occurrence for a lot of people. Especially people with children. Let's not even touch on that, berserk will follow. 3) This "food" is often the most poorly executed and tasteless version of a food idea there is, why would one choose that? 4) I must know what I'm ingesting, thank you. I cook myself breakfast everyday and the thought of getting fast food never crosses my mind. It's akin to asking me if I'd like to eat cardboard or homemade breakfast sausage. No contest. So, no thank you."

Erin Cagney Nelson: "In Hawaii they have Spam McGriddles. They are wonderful. I'm glad they are thousands of miles away."

Jen Skladanek: "Eat. Real. Food. Unless I was on a road trip and had no choice? Never."

Toni Spott: "Blechhhh! Nothing but chemicals is what they are selling. Grab from home something nutritional."

Alexander Stafford: "Ewww."

Matthew Weerts: "I'm a sucker for any breakfast sandwich. If it contains eggs, sausage, cheese and some sort or bread-like product, I don't give a rip where it comes from."

Talkbacks

i.am.robert | April 27, 2014 at 5:27 p.m. (report)

I was always a fan of George Webb and go to one of them every time I'm in Milwaukee; cheap food, great cast of characters, and memories made with my girlfriend in 1967 who is now my wife. Grass stains and midnight breakfast!

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