California Pizza Kitchen (http://cpk.com/): We actually first discovered this place in Las Vegas and it was prior to them now offering pizzas out of your local grocery store freezer. We were hungry, they had food that looked appealing, and we stopped there to eat. We instantly fell in love with their BBQ Chicken Pizza (back when I ate chicken) and a chopped salad that they no longer offer. The menu has changed a lot over time but we can always find great food to eat. The location we visit in Los Angeles is located on Hollywood Blvd within the Kodak Theater shopping area. It has a distant but nice view of the Hollywood sign.
|You can't tell in this picture but the Hollywood sign is way back there|
Jack in the Box (http://www.jackinthebox.com/): Okay - this is like adding Burger King to my list of places I LOVE to eat at!!! But, we do not have any of these in Michigan and there are some interesting menu options. Our favorite has always been the Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich. It's a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich on grilled sourdough. Of course I no longer eat this but my husband makes sure he has a couple each vacation when we are near a Jack in the Box. There is another menu item that I do like and is great for my picky little daughter. They have grilled cheese sandwiches on sourdough!! I don't know of any other fast food place that offers these and they are good! If you ask nicely they may have a "Jack" (the like Ronald McDonald for Jack in the Box) for you to put on your car antenna :)
|2 orders of fries, 1 grilled cheese, 1 double cheese burger in a box ("eating in the car" option)|
Update from 2012: We visited there and it was great! We waited in line for an hour and it wasn't even really lunch time yet!!!
I was impressed with their menu options - even for a vegetarian like me! And they were very willing to make substitutions. They also serve Crush pop/soda which my kids are now addicted too. There is limited seating in the back of the building but it worked out for us.
|Usually these are in great condition. The one we visited was busy but could use some updating.|
|Number of burger patties you want|