Don't know why but for some reason lately I have been on an (intermittent) bacon cheeseburger obsession.
Burgers and fries - not exactly exotic, but so often done ... badly.
Carls Jr's $6 burgers are passable, but the best bacon cheeseburgers around here are from "Royal Donuts and Burgers" in Mission Viejo, off Jeronimo and Marguerite. Kind of an odd outfit - they open early and close early. Nothing fancy or exotic (decidedly NOT fancy) - just fries done right, and a proper bacon cheeseburger. Nothing fancy about the decor (not a good date-destination). Owned apparently by a family from Cambodia(!?). Nice folk, and decent food - always a winner.
Why are "french fries" (a simple food), so often done poorly?? This outfit does a proper job.