Marcus Brown lives in Summerville.
Well, I only ate once. I normally try to eat once a day. I ate at Sunoco! I had a burger that I designed myself: Lettuce, tomato, cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo. It’s a pretty good burger. It’s better than McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. My dad says it’s because it’s real meat. You can tell real meat.
You go in and it’s kind of designed like a Waffle House. Not all of them, but there are several of them in the city like that. But I got this burger on Rivers Avenue; a burger and a lemonade.
Every day I try to take my meal about 4 o’clock. Today, I’ll probably have a pizza. If I want the best pizza in Charleston, I go to that place on Dorchester Road, House of Pizza. It’s off the chain. I normally get the house special, which is everything except for black olives: Green peppers, onions, mushrooms, beef, pork and pepperoni.
I’m retired military, so I watch my diet. A lot of people overeat. They eat too much. If I’m doing enough that I need to eat more, then I will. But I try to eat only once a day. Especially this fast-food stuff. This stuff will kill you.
— as told to Hanna Raskin