For those of y'all not in the know, Guthrie's is this chain of restaurants specializing in chicken fingers and fries (think Zaxby's, but lower-class). When Grant was a student at Florida State, he and his roommates basically lived there. So that's when the love affair started. For him. He tried to get me to fall in love with the place, but the trash on the floor and tables, along with the security guard stationed there full-time and the complete lack of friendliness by the staff kind of turned me off. Grant didn't care about all that - he just loved the food. And the sauce...the secret sauce. It also didn't help me that he and his roommates called a box of fries and chicken fingers from there a "Gut-box." I mean, really.
Anyways, while we're here in Montgomery, one of the things that Grant was most looking forward to was going to Guthrie's regularly (which I don't think is good for anybody). We all went together as a family a few days ago, and Grant was the happiest I've seen him in a while. And he's a pretty happy guy! He kept telling Kendall, "Kendall, this is the BEST flavor in the WHOLE WORLD!" Kendall wasn't convinced. That didn't stop him, though. With every bite, he went on and on about how good it was.
For what it's worth, Grant says that particular Guthrie's in Tallahassee was especially messy and unsafe. And also for what it's worth, they have fantastic sweet tea! The rest of it is not that special to me.
Once we got back to our room, I called Melissa. I briefly mentioned us going to Guthrie's, and Melissa started her love talk for the place..."Oh, I love Guthrie's. The way they dress the bird - it's just so...so...blah, blah, blah." That's when I handed the phone over to Grant so he and Melissa could share in their mutual love for the Gut-box. It went on for a while.
As for me - I'll stick with Chick-Fil-A.