It may sound strange to americans or health-conscious blog readers, but one reason I love to visit the USA, is the fast food. We have a few fast food chains here in Europe like McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut, KFC and others. But we don't have Taco Bell, Charley's Grilled Subs, Wendy's, IHOP and The Waffle House here.
So on each trip to the states, I try to visit a few of them. Getting a few tacos or burritos from real mexican restaurants. Or getting a stack of fresh made pan cakes for breakfast. While you find quite a few slow food restaurants, like a good steak house, sometimes we prefer to stop at a fast food chain, especially late at night.
From the Royal Plaza Hotel, you can find most of the chains a little bit north of the hotel. Within a walk or drive of less than 1 km, you can find The Waffle House, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Uno Chicago Grill, Red Lobster, Chevys Frech Mex, Quizons, Subway, IHOP and Domino's Pizza.