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Charger Chant’s favorite cheap eats around Clark

Before and after a long school day, it’s often tough to keep a positive mood. Eating a wheat bread before going to school or drinking bitter coffee before heading to work doesn’t make anyone happy – many start the day off with an inexpensive breakfast at the McDonald’s on Sahara, but after awhile, it starts to get old. Others go to scattered restaurants, which usually don’t turn out to be any better than decent.

Luckily, there are phenomenal spots around Clark for a delicious meal – breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

If you’re craving Asian food, the Weera Thai Restaurant offers all of the popular dishes that you are most familiar with such as Orange Chicken, Thai Eggroll, and Panang Curry. Weera ranges from Thai to Vietnamese to Chinese in cuisine, and their foods are cooked and served fresh.

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“Love the curry shrimp fried rice, love the fried crab sticks,” said one beaming customer. “Everything here’s really yummy!”

The dishes are less than ten bucks are better than any other Thai or Asian in the neighborhood. It’s located on West Sahara Avenue, just across from the Carl’s Jr.

But what if you’re feeling too lazy to make breakfast in the morning, or feel like a tasty brunch with friends? The Egg & I is the place to go. This breakfast spot serves a variety of egg dishes as well as American home favorites for breakfast and lunch!

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For $8.25, you can get the Flapper, which includes 2 pancakes and eggs (cooked your way), and strips of bacon or plump sausage with warm maple syrup. Meat lover? Then perhaps the Piggy Skillet which includes crispy bacon, ham and pork sausage. In the mood for a sandwich or a burger, and bored of Carl’s Jr? Well, they also serve some juicy burgers at The Egg & I!

If you’re really craving a burger, FukuBurger Chinatown is a destination where Japanese flavors collide with one of America’s favorite dishes!

“Prices are good and service is are on point,” said a customer finishing up their meal. “The flavors are just way different than any other burger you’ll have in town.”

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Popular for lunch and dinner, FukuBurger combines an all-beef patty with American cheese, tomato, and lettuce, and finish the dish with wasabi mayo and classic Fuku sauce. From hot dogs to chicken sandwiches to signature burgers, FukuBurger has it all. Choose between sides of Garlic Fries (topped with togarashi spice, and served with crack sauce and banana ketchup), Jazz Fries (crisped garlic fries sauced with brown gravy and crack sauce), or a Macaroni Salad. Located on South Jones Blvd, FukuBurger’s opening times vary.

Last but not least is a Charger Chant favorite: Big Wong. Big Wong Restaurant is cheap, close, and most of all, delicious. Trust us, order the 5b, ask for Sriracha on the side, and thank us later.

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