Held at a new QT the day before it opened, we arrived and were told to step up and use the touchscreen to order whatever we wanted. This may be the closest we ever get to a Wonka’s Chocolate Factory experience.
Despite the event being in the a.m., we started things off with a milkshake, as it is totally legal to get a milkshake for breakfast if it has breakfast food in it. Of course, we were going to get this first anyway, because bacon.
Apostrophe notwithstanding, the Bac’n Shake has four real strips of bacon blended into it. The first few sips tasted mostly like maple syrup, but then the bacon kicked in and wow — it’s salty, sweet, a little smoky and way better than it has any right to be.
Please know the Bac’n Shake is a limited time offering, and once it’s gone, it’s totally going to be the thing we all crave on a daily basis. This is what’s known as the Shamrock Shake Principle. If QT ever makes a chocolate bacon variety, it’s all over for us.
Kansas City’s best grilled cheese is at the Westside Local and involves a ridiculous amount of brie, emmentaler and white cheddar that will set you back $11. But if there was a $4 version, it might taste like this.
QT makes this sandwich with fontina, mozzarella and provolone, melted to the point where it’s oozing out from two slices of buttery garlic toast. Get it with marinara sauce for dipping.
Thank you to our friends at QuikTrip for the invitation. All food was provided gratis.