Atlanta has a special way of bonding together, and the latest topic trending on Twitter showcases the intricacies of being an ATLien. The Twitter-sphere is currently deep in an intellectual debate on what makes The Peach State great: food. If you had to get rid of one Atlanta fast food staple forever, which would you choose?

The spark that set it all off was a tweet from radio host Mark Arum (@markarum), whose voice you've definitely heard on WSB-TV, Channel 2 and more. 

"One has to go, Atlanta edition. Which one are you dropping?," he tweeted in the wee hours of the morning on February 17. 

The four options are the reigning fast food icons in Atlanta: Chick-fil-A, Waffle House, American Deli and The Varsity. 

So far, there are over 1,000 opinions from locals who directly replied to the tweet and even more from the near 10,000 tweets who got the "The Varsity" trending. 

The overall consensus seems to be that The Varsity can go, but there are quite a few stans out there that live and breathe for their hot dogs.

"Wait, people who aren't tourists actually enjoy the Varsity?" questioned one user, seemingly confused as to why the argument was even taking place. 

On the other side, there are people who live in Georgia that aren't familiar with American Deli. 

"I've never heard of American Deli, so that's easy!" Another resident commented. 


As you mindlessly scroll through the tweets, you'll come across some very passionate arguments on why one should stay above the other. 

All four chains have gotten the ax by some users at some point or another. 

"Chick-fil-A. Even if you set aside the political angle, the others are way better," according to one user who was swarmed with negative comments after her controversial stance. 

Several people want to defend the hot lemon pepper wings from American Deli with their lives, and others aren't here for the "small" wings from the chain. 

"Goodbye tiny wings from American Deli," quipped someone whose clearly not a fan. 

This debate has rolled into another conversation, where Twitter is now in an exchange on how there really are different worlds inside of Atlanta since there are people who haven't been to all four locations.


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