Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thrillist Wants Eegee's to Expand Nationwide—Sorry, Rest of the Country, It's Ours

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM

click image You love it. I love it. The whole contry loves it. - EEGEE'S / FACEBOOK
  • Eegee's / Facebook
  • You love it. I love it. The whole contry loves it.
After a couple weeks of national love for Tucson's dining scene courtesy of New York Times, NY Magazine and even Playboy, it seems that even our fast food is drawing the admiring gaze of national media outlets. On Monday, June 29, lifestyle listicle website Thrillist released a round-up of single-city restaurant chains that they wish would expand their delicious reach and one Tucson institution made the cut. 

I'll admit, before I clicked, I had a strong feeling the anomalously-in-just-Tucson Eegee's would pop up on the top 12 list, and there it was. That's because it seems most people, including the chichi "foodies" and even the governor (who seems to hate most good things like education and human rights), dig the occasional visit to Eegee's.

Thrillist had this to say of our favorite place to grab a flavored icy treat with a side of crinkle fries:

A sandwich chain with the same density in the Tucson metro area as Subway has in... well, the rest of the country, eegee’s is a sandwich & slushie chain with an extensive menu of subs and frozen fruit drinks (or “eegees”) to wash them down with, even though the consistency of the slushies makes them more like a dessert than a drink. It's also famed for its ranch-topped fries, which are crowned with imitation bacon bits and more than inspire imitation.
However, Tucson has other chains worthy of expansion. After all, even Phoenix decided it was time to adopt El Guero Canelo and we can't blame them. What other Tucson chains do you think should've made the list?

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