What are your fast food hacks as a lifter? Not everything is equal with fast food. Some choices are much better than others. Some items can be modified to make them acceptable.
I’ll give a few examples of things I’ve done or do:
Arby’s 2 for $7 french dip and swiss. Put the contents of one sandwich into the other, throw away the bun. I figure it is around 65 grams of protein and ~750 calories.
Chipolte double chicken bowl. This one is expensive, but if you do it correctly this one isn’t too far off from a body building meal. If cutting removal of cheese and sour cream helps a lot (but makes me sad).
Leanne chin / panda express - Both offer grilled chicken options. Getting both items as the grilled chicken provides a lot of protein. Both places offer steamed veggies as a side, or white rice instead of noodles / fried rice.
Jimmy Johns / 5 guys both offer lettuce wraps. One of my powerlifting buddies would get two 5 guys burgers (they are double burgers) in lettuce wraps. Expensive, but I think that clocked in at over 100 grams of protein.
Wendy’s - Chili is offered as a substitute to fries. A lot less on calories and a lot higher on protein.
McDonald’s - used to make quad burgers out of McDoubles when they were a dollar. Haven’t done this in a long time with the price increase.
Taco bell - Chicken chipolte melt is 180 calories with 12 grams of protein. Can buy two or three and put them in one tortilla. Tastes better than the original. I figure the tortilla is about 60-80 calories.
Culvers - the plate meals like the chopped steak or the pot roast are pretty good. Can get things like steamed broccoli or a side salad as side options.
There are some obvious ones like never getting regular soda. Fries are also pretty bad for the diet and I never get those either (by never I mean I do sometimes, but like a few times a year).
Hopefully this thread can provide some useful info. I am looking for ideas as well. I think cooking at home is best, but sometimes I give into convenience. When that happens I’d prefer to eat to my goals as close as possible.