We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've had the Angus burgers a few times, and they're really quite tasty.
You know what else they do well? Coffee: always fresh and good quality. For a Canadian, that's heresy, I know, what with our cult of Tim Hortons (pretty over-rated IMO). I'd never been a huge fan of Rotten Ronnie's, but they're starting to win me over.
The trick to the Angus burgers (and really any off-the-menu burger) is to order it with or without something so they have to cook it fresh. I order my Quarter-Pounders "with ketchup and mustard only", which is simply a regular Q-P minus the pickle, but it forces them to cook me a fresh one.
Similarly, if you want fresh fries, order them without salt. That forces them to cook a fresh batch while your burger is cooking, then you salt them yourself.
Also, just to note, you can order the Angus burger however you want. If the lunk behind the counter insists it has to be one of the three 'meals', politely ask for the manager. I've now gone through this scenario three times at my local McDuck's with a new trainee.
Interesting contrast in the second pic, BD, between the 'denuded' trees and the evergreens. While I wouldn't call it "unique" to New England, this 'half-and-half' look is somewhat rare. In many (most?) areas, practically every single tree loses its leaves, giving the land that 'stark' look, and in some areas, like the Far West, hardly a tree loses its leaves. Growing up in northern CA, the only way we could tell it was autumn was when the grocery store started pushing pumpkins.
I've had the angus burger a few times and I have to agree with everyone - when it comes out on the dry side, it's not a particularly good burger. But when it comes out "fresh," it's one of the best fast food burgers I've had. Always on the plus side for me: the red onion rings and the pickles which aren't the run of the mill generic green discs.
re: Angus burgers. Agree with the above comments. Really it is amazing how switching to "ground sirloin" (and bumping the price) makes the burger soooo much better. Their usual (and most ground hamburger unless you do buy the good stuff) is really just ground chuck, which for the most part is fine except when its overcooked on a grill.
So when I am doing burgers-on-the-grill, I try to use ground sirloin/chuck mixed (the chuck for the fat to hold the meat together), and the flavor really is much better than chuck alone.