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Where to chow down on your road trips

Consumer Reports News: May 24, 2013 03:08 PM

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If you're a foodie, you might envision experiencing your very own version of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" during a Memorial Day or summer road trip. But unlike Guy Fieri and his apparently endless supply of to-die-for joints, you might not always be in areas with appealing quirky or quaint local eateries. So use our advice to find the best of the national chains.

If you won't have time to eat breakfast before you hit the road and will want a quick bite, check our review of fast-food egg sandwiches. We analyzed the nutrition of sandwiches from Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, and Wendy's. Watch our video to find which low-fat selection tasted best.

When it's time for lunch, your options along an Interstate might be limited to fast-food restaurants. (We won't hold it against you for giving in to those cravings.) Our fast-food report lays out a smorgasbord of burger, chicken, Mexican, pizza, and sandwich and sub options.

Before you settle in for the evening after a busy day, refuel at one of the full-service spots covered in our review of America's best restaurant chains, which includes money-saving tips. If you're concerned about nutrition calories, you'll want to read about the accuracy of chain restaurant calorie counts.

Need to find a place to bed down during your trip? Refer to our review of national hotel chains, which includes details on pet-friendly hotels.

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