Watch your back, chicken sandwich. Some members of the Duggar family have rediscovered an old hot spot, and now the long-time family favorite Chick-fil-A may be out — and another fast food chain in. While visiting Chicago with baby Felicity, parents Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo hit up several of the city’s coolest attractions. But one of the most important stops on their trip was for lunch.
“Haven’t had one of these in YEARS,” Jinger wrote in an Instagram caption, showing off a picture of her roast beef sandwich. “#arbysclassicroastbeef #cantdothiseveryday #savoreverybite #fastfood,” she hashtagged the pic. She also shared a picture of Jeremy enjoying part of his own meal. It’s clear she’s got love for Arby’s.
Arby’s is hardly a Chicago-style delicacy, but as it turns out, there aren’t really any locations near Laredo, Texas, where Jinger and Jeremy live. There are plenty near Tontitown, Ark., where the Duggar daughter grew up, and it must’ve been one of her favorite meals from when she was younger. Since she got married and moved, the fast food joint has become something of a special treat, and so when she realized she could get some while the couple was visiting Illinois, she must’ve jumped at the possibility.
Of course, the family is endulging is some classic Chicago fare, too. After all, you can’t go to the windy city and not get a hot dog. While there, Jeremy made sure to get a special Chicago-style dog from Portillo’s Hot Dogs. “The only *safe* way to eat [it],” Jeremy captioned a picture of his meal, showing himself leaning forward so he wouldn’t spill any condiments on his suit.
The family also celebrated fall on their trip, picking up some pumpkin lattes when they stopped at a coffee shop. But don’t mistake their fun, free-time for a lazy vacation. It seems that the family was actually in town so that Jeremy could officiate one of his best friend’s weddings. “It was a joy and an honor to officiate the wedding of one of my closest friends, @patricksean24, to his beautiful bride, @kirsten_hermine,” he wrote on Instagram. He also took the time to meet a fellow pastor who’s now the president of his own ministry. Jeremy and Jinger spent the afternoon at his house in St. Charles, Ill., visiting his home library.
It’s clear, though, that Jinger pretty much fell in love with the city while they were there. And while she loved the Arby’s visit, we’re pretty sure her favorite part was just getting to spend time in such a cool area. Back before she settled in as a housewife, she always talked about how she wanted to move and spend her life in the city. “I’d be OK anywhere but the city would be awesome,” she said on 19 Kids and Counting. Chicago fits that bill pretty nicely — and the skyline clearly spoke to Jinger.
Have you ever seen anyone else fall in love from the freeway? Laredo may not be that big of a city — after all, it doesn’t even have any Arby’s! — but at least Jinger and her family seem to travel plenty. And, hey, maybe one day they’ll make the move. Both for the excitement of the city life and for the easy access to a good roast beef sandwich.
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