The Fast Foods Famous Chefs Will Actually Eat

The Fast Foods Famous Chefs Will Actually Eat

Known for their innovative cuisine and second-to-none
palates, you might assume that famous chefs only have a taste for the finest ingredients
at the fanciest restaurants. But there’s plenty of love for fast food in
the upper levels of the culinary world. Here are a few famous chefs who love that
greasy goodness. Andrew Zimmern Former executive chef and current globetrotting
TV host Andrew Zimmern might travel the world sampling regional cuisine, local delicacies,
and even the occasional still-moving creepy crawly, but when he’s on the road in the states? It’s Americana all the way. He dished on his favorite pit stops to The
Daily Meal, saying, “I have a weakness in my heart for Culver’s. It’s a family favorite. It’s a Midwestern chain that does custard
really well and does hamburgers pretty decently.” Tim Love You could safely say that Tim Love loves burgers. The Iron Chef America participant is the owner
of Fort Worth’s Love Shack, where they serve up an array of drool-worthy burgers ground
fresh daily with a blend of prime tenderloin and prime brisket. But like many chefs, when asked where he’d
go to satisfy his burger craving, it’s not his own restaurant. Love told Esquire he’d hit up Whataburger,
explaining, “It’s like a fresh, clean, Texas version of
McDonald’s.” His go-to order? “Whataburger with cheese, bacon, and jalapeños,
and two sausage-and-egg taquitos.” Michael Psilakis He’s the executive chef and owner of several
New York area restaurants, but you might recognize Michael Psilakis from his appearances on shows
like Iron Chef America, Ultimate Recipe Showdown, and No Kitchen Required. Psilakis told Esquire that his favorite fast
food indulgence is Kentucky Fried Chicken. “I treat myself to KFC about three times a
year. I love that crunchy fried crust. It’s like the crumb on top of crumb cake;
the chicken is an afterthought, really.” David Chang It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise
that David Chang told Serious Eats that his favorite guilty pleasure food is Popeyes fried
chicken. The chef and founder of Momofuku he opened
his own fast casual fried chicken joint, Fuku, in 2015. Popeyes might be his go-to now, but Chang
told Grubstreet he grew up in Virginia eating Chick-fil-A, and it actually served as inspiration
for Fuku. Chang, who is also a fan of In-N-Out Burger,
says he threw around the idea of combining an In-N-Out burger with a Chick-fil-A sandwich
for the Fuku menu, which sounds amazing. Speaking of the iconic burger chain … In-N-Out is in One thing is clear: When it comes to favorite
fast food among chefs, In-N-Out Burger is king. Talking to Eater, the late Anthony Bourdain
waxed poetic about In-N-Out, saying it was his favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. “It’s the only fast food chain that I actually
like, and think is reasonably good for the world.” The Michelin-starred and foul-mouthed chef
Gordon Ramsay had nothing but good things to say about In-N-Out during a Reddit “Ask
Me Anything” session: “I was so bad, I sat in the restaurant, had
my double cheeseburger then minutes later I drove back round and got the same thing
again to take away.” Tyler Florence, whose go-to order is an Animal
Style Double-Double Cheeseburger, told Esquire, “I dare anyone to tell me their burgers aren’t
as good as any you’ll find anywhere, from fast food to fine dining.” Alton Brown, who knows good eats, explained
to the magazine, “The hamburger is definitive, greasy but oddly
clean-tasting at the same time, and the sauce actually is ‘special.’ And the shake tastes the way shakes tasted
back when I was a kid. It makes me tear up just thinkin’ about it.” Ina Garten, rationalizing her love for the
burger joint, confessed to the Today show, “When we’re in California doing book tours,
we always have to go to In-N-Out burger. It’s so good and I know it was Julia Child’s
favorite too, so it’s okay.” That’s right: The chef responsible for bringing
French cuisine to the masses was was rumored to have carried a list of In-N-Out locations
around in her purse. When Larry King asked if she liked McDonald’s,
Julia Child replied, “Yes, but there’s another one called the In-and-Out
Burger that I like, too. […] It’s very good.” Guy Fieri, when asked to choose between Shake
Shack and In-N-Out, explained to First We Feast, “I love [Shake Shack founder] Danny Meyer,
but In-N-Out. […] Shake Shack’s phenomenal, but there’s
something about growing up around In-N-Out.” Finally, there’s one culinary icon who just
isn’t into IN-N-Out, or any fast food at all: domestic goddess Martha Stewart. During a 2012 Television Critics Association
panel, Stewart boasted: “I proudly can tell you that I’ve eaten one
Burger King [meal] and I think maybe two McDonald’s […] and today I ate an In-N-Out burger. It was okay. […] I would much rather have a salad or
sushi or something like that.” Describing an In-N-Out burger as just “okay”? It’s hard to get behind you on this one, Martha. Thanks for watching! Click the Mashed icon to subscribe to our
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100 thoughts on “The Fast Foods Famous Chefs Will Actually Eat”

  1. Let's play "find the angry chef that is salty his/her opinions don't matter as much as the people shown in this video so let's undermine them just because they are on T.V." lmao. Everybody is a hater.

  2. In n out is alright, its just good for how cheap it is and trendy with a lot of celeb endorsements and west coast pretentiousness. There are a lot of regional fast food chains a lot better

  3. After hearing all these wonderful fast food places i just wish we had them in Holland. Definitely want In and Out and shake shack but ill know we will never get them Q.Q

  4. I think the reason why a lot of people don’t like In-N-Out because they don’t get the Double cheese burger, no lettuce no nothing just the old school fashion way. Also get a shake with it too.

  5. I'm friends with a Michelin Chef and he loves In n Out and fast foods of all can. Chefs get tired too and sometimes just want something simple and comforting. His girlfriend even said she thought it'd be fancy eating every day when they got together, but nope hahaha

  6. double double animal style add chopped chilles with animal fries and also add chopped chilles drink wat ever the Fuck you want in an out Thats wat its all about in and out slogan from t. v commercials

  7. In and out is… average? I've been a few times when I'm west because they aren't where I'm at and it's just not as special as everyone says.

  8. if in-n-out burger is so god damn good why are there none of them in Australia like we have mcdonalds and burgerking everywhere?

  9. Julia Child was a fan of McDonald's French fries before they switched to vegetable oil in the 90s. Prior to that, they fried in beef tallow, which most restaurants, outside New England fish and chips restaurants, don't use anymore.

  10. Nice in-n-out commercial 'Mashed,' but I've had In-n-Out multiple times in San Antonio, Dallas, and San Diego. While it is better for whatever bizzarre reason in CA than TX, it is nothing special.
    In-n-out is dissapointing. Good, but a one-trick-pony disappointment.

    Above average burgers for the price, yeah, but everything else is fucking awful, sorry. I don't like soggy cardboard fries. What-a-burger would rank higher if it wasn't a Texas only thing.

    I've had plenty of Culver's from my home state of WI, and other states I've moved to or visited like IL, AK, TX, NC, IA, AZ, MO, MN…. Culver's isn't a one-trick-pony like Shit-n-Out and does their whole menu well. In-n-out is just 2 things … a burger with whatever bullshit you want stacked on it with some not-secret "secret" menu, and soggy fries. Fuck off you California losers nobody likes you.

    In-n-Out just doesn't compare to Culvers. Great burgers (Mushroom and Swiss is legendary, and the limited Pub Burgers are to die for no joke), consistently friendlier service, consistent quality across states (In-n-out outside CA is garbage), good fries, good fried cheese-curds, great chicken, good fish, fucking god-tier pot-roast and green-beans with mashed potatoes as odd as that sounds… the list goes on.

    Fuck off CA soyboys, keep your shitty food to yourselves. PS, TX does Mexican better than CA too, leaving mediocre seafood to be your only claim to fame over a TX, a state that is 99% wasteland … pathetic.

  11. The fries at in and out are terrible unless they are loaded animal fries. Also the burgers at in-n-out are just okay they are over hyped alot. I have hat the best buger as far as chain restaurants go at Fat burger.

  12. One amazing burger joint is five guys burgers and fries. The burgers are amazing and you can get anything on it with no extra cost (a cheeseburger with just cheese costs the same as a cheeseburger with everything on it) and when it comes to fries there is a reason they call the smallest order of fries little not small. If you get a little fry with your burger they will put a scoop of fries in a small size drink cup in the bag, then your burger then scoop more fries into the bag. A little fry is enough for a family of five.

    Also they have free penuts to snack on while you wait for them to cook your burger. And they list where they got today's potatoes from.

  13. Did you say Chick Fil A?!?!? Im TRIGGERED! Toxic masculinity..? Homophobic..? Bigotry..? Some kind of isim..? Cant remember why but I'M TRIGGERED damn it.

  14. The celebrity chefs are WHACKED…the best fast food burger out there is Fatburger…which celebrity Ice Cube loves… Fatburger is even better than Whattaburger… Fatburger gets the Gold medal, Whattaburger gets the silver medal and Steak N Shake gets the Bronze… In and Out and Carl Jr/Hardees gets honorable mention…

  15. Culvers – Good
    Whataburger – Shit
    KFC – Alright
    Popeyes – Dry and shit
    Chick-Fil-A – Awesome
    In-N-Out Burger – Overrated but alright

  16. in n out is fine and all, i mean i won't deny they make a good burger, but as someone who grew up near seattle, and who can't travel across state lines for a burger, I'll have to say that Dick's Drive In is my go to for a quick tasty fast food burger. you want a fast fix for your greasy needs, look no further.

  17. They will eat any of them if they don’t know where it’s from, don’t be fooled. Their “pallets” aren’t any more defined than yours.

  18. OMG 😂😂😂 Lmao I beat the second guy up outside of whole foods a year ago for being disrespectful. 😂 The world's a small place… Why the hell is he in this video

  19. In n Out is better than McDonald's or Burger King but that's not saying much. It doesn't suck but I find it bizarre that they all think it's so amazing.

  20. So you pretty much just regurgitated every single quote from other interviews. Fantastic journalism, profits are key.

  21. Culvers, Whataburger and In-N-Out Burger are the top Fast Food Burger places. Gimmie a Double-double, fries well done, and a 7UP light ice…perfect!

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