As a pretentious, yuppie arugula-lover, I am philosophically and ideologically opposed to fast food--which means I get super-duper excited when I have no excuse but to eat it. Enter the 13-hour drive to Philadelphia (and the inevitable mint-Oreo Blizzard I'll enjoy along the way).
Since I so rarely eat in the Devil's Playground, I don't really know where to go. Who really makes the best fast food? I also know that the landscape will change as I head north. Are there any Southern road food delicacies I simply must try? From among the pantheon of national chains, what are the best bets? Any hidden gems worth a stop? And what should I order?