I'm fortunate that I'm working with a group of people who have been to Melbourne several times. They give me advice about good places to eat, and they are most passionate about Nando's, a fast food joint not found in the States. The chain uses African-influenced spices to Portuguese-style flame grilling to create delicious chicken dishes.
I can't do spicy, so on my first trip to Nando's, I had this slab of lemon and herb chicken:
This reminds me of one of my favorite blogs, Lunch, where the girls take pictures of their meals every day. Anyway, Nando's is great food with spicy options for people who can stomach it and several sides. It differs from American fast food in that it's much more expensive - the meal above cost 19 Australian dollars, which is roughly $12 US - but it's probably healthier, except for the fries, of course.