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What is your favorite chain restaurant?

I'm feeling fat today and want to talk about good bad mass produced food.

by Anonymousreply 22501/27/2015

P.F. Chang

by Anonymousreply 104/12/2012

Cracker Barrel's potatoes au gratin patty is like crack.

by Anonymousreply 204/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 304/12/2012

Houston's makes great burgers. And Whataburger makes a decent fast-food burger (the only edible fast-food burger in these parts). I still crave Dunkin Donuts, but there are only two franchises here.

by Anonymousreply 404/12/2012

I loved Chi-Chi's. They did not deserve what happened to them.

by Anonymousreply 504/12/2012

Chevy's fresh mex is good.

by Anonymousreply 604/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 704/12/2012

Red Lobster

by Anonymousreply 804/12/2012

"Chow down @ Chick-Fil-A!"

by Anonymousreply 904/12/2012

Houston's, their ribs are the best.

by Anonymousreply 1004/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 1104/12/2012

I'd still pick Popeye's over any other place, though.

by Anonymousreply 1204/12/2012

Red Rooster

by Anonymousreply 1304/12/2012

Love PF Chang's (brown rice and steamed broccoli)-

if health were not a consideration and I were not a vegan, I could dine on some Popeye's with pleasure...

by Anonymousreply 1404/12/2012

Chilis and Chipoltle

by Anonymousreply 1504/12/2012

Per Se

by Anonymousreply 1604/12/2012

Cheesecake Factory OM NOM NOM

Or Panera Bread.

by Anonymousreply 1704/12/2012

Bertucci's isn't bad for a chain. Also Chipotle.

by Anonymousreply 1804/12/2012

I like Houston's cold slaw. They add just a touch of tarragon which makes their slaw exquisite for my tastes. I don't know if this is the recipe for all Houston's, but it is for the one in Pasadena, CA.

by Anonymousreply 1904/12/2012

Bojangles. Best biscuits ever!

by Anonymousreply 2004/12/2012

Five guys.

by Anonymousreply 2104/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 2204/12/2012

In-N-Out, by far. Just the burgers, not their fries. Best fries are from McD's.

by Anonymousreply 2304/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 2404/12/2012

White Castle.

I love how I get hot flashes after I eat there. I'm not sure the hormonal shifts that takre place after i eat a Grinder or 50 Grinders, but they sure are good. The hot flashes are a welcome on a cold winter day.

by Anonymousreply 2504/12/2012

Moe's Southwest Grill is also a keeper

by Anonymousreply 2604/12/2012

PF Chang's WonTon Soup is the best.

Panera for fast food.

Smashburgers for Burgers.

Still love CPK.

by Anonymousreply 2704/12/2012

A&W. I was an A&W beer boy when I was a teenager. I brewed the root beer in the basement and put the orders from the kitchen on the trays for the surly car hops. We had one big-fat cook named Ethel who sang and cracked dirty jokes like Roseanne while she worked.

by Anonymousreply 2804/12/2012

Just ate at Giraffa's in North Miami. Delicious steaks, really fresh-tasting.

by Anonymousreply 2904/12/2012

How can very old dead meat be fresh tasting?

by Anonymousreply 3004/12/2012

Chipotle--since I think it is the only chain restaurant that have been to in the past 10 years more than once. I know it sounds a little precious, but I try not to shop/eat at chains and to support local businesses as much as possible. Of course I'm a hypocrit and use Amazon with alarming frequency.

by Anonymousreply 3104/12/2012

The Outback, Famous Daves BBQ, Black Bear Diner.

by Anonymousreply 3204/12/2012

Healthy Choice is the only one I'll patronize.

by Anonymousreply 3304/12/2012

R32, do you live in N. California? I just moved here and have noticed The Black Bear Diner.

R2, There is a hash brown casserole recipe that tastes really similar to the Cracker Barrel

recipe, but it is close. This recipe can feed a large crowd and is good for a brunch." Ingredients 2 lbs frozen hash browns 1/2 cup margarine or 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 (10 1/4 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup 1 pint sour cream 1/2 cup onions, peeled and chopped 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 x 14 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix the above ingredients together, place in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until brown on top.

by Anonymousreply 3404/12/2012

Another vote for Outback Steak House, and Famous Daves, and also Chipotle.

by Anonymousreply 3504/12/2012

Houstons, hands down. They have a veggie burger that is the best I've ever had. EVER.

by Anonymousreply 3604/12/2012

Olive Garden! Their salad bowl and breadsticks are divine and the food is decent.

by Anonymousreply 3704/12/2012


Cheesecake Factory

P F Changs

by Anonymousreply 3804/12/2012

Church's Chicken

by Anonymousreply 3904/12/2012

Captain D's

by Anonymousreply 4004/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 4104/12/2012

Checkers and Golden Corral

by Anonymousreply 4204/12/2012

Mayflower Seafood

by Anonymousreply 4304/12/2012

Waffle House

by Anonymousreply 4404/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 4504/12/2012

IHOP. Yes, it's awful, and awful for you.

But they do deliver the comfort food, the kind your momma never actually made.

by Anonymousreply 4604/12/2012


Sonny Bryan's


by Anonymousreply 4704/12/2012

Houston's (or Hillstone) is a bit more upscale for a mere chain restauraunt. Awesome cocktails!

For something a little more informal, I like Longhorn Steakhouse. Pretty good steaks, reasonable prices. And excellent margaritas.

by Anonymousreply 4804/12/2012

Have to agree with Longhorn Steakhouse. For the price, it's primo.

by Anonymousreply 4904/12/2012

I used to live near a Philadelphia Cheesesteak place. I miss that place.

by Anonymousreply 5004/12/2012

Death to R41, traitor to the gay cause.

by Anonymousreply 5104/12/2012

Steak 'n Shake, in the midwest and south.

I hear there is a new on in Broadway in Times Square.

Anyone from NYC tried it yet? What did you think?

by Anonymousreply 5204/12/2012

Ponderosa's breakfast buffet is really very good, hearty; excellent hash browns in cheesy cause; excellent ham, bacon - yummmM!

by Anonymousreply 5304/12/2012


Do you live in Austin?

I lived there for 9 years and missed DD as well..only two locations.

by Anonymousreply 5404/12/2012

Cracker Barrel Chicken n Dumplings...

Now that's Crack!

by Anonymousreply 5504/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 5604/12/2012

Olive garden is way overpriced boil-&-barf!

by Anonymousreply 5704/12/2012

[quote]do you live in N. California? I just moved here and have noticed The Black Bear Diner.

I'm in California but not the northern part. There are Black Bear Diners in California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon. It's diner food definitely, but their chicken fried steaks are the best. That's the only thing I ever get there but I love it.

I love Outback burgers and their blooming onions and Famous Daves ribs and shredded pork. FD has great 'fire hot' sauce too.

I know I sound fat, but I don't eat out much.

by Anonymousreply 5804/12/2012

Red Lobster is the worst.

by Anonymousreply 5904/12/2012

I have been to Famous Daves in San Jose, R58. I like all the different sauces they have. I will try the Black Bear Diner next time I go to my vet in Morgan Hill. haha, You don't sound fat.

by Anonymousreply 6004/12/2012

Could someone explain Dave and Busters to me.

by Anonymousreply 6104/12/2012

Baja Fresh. Pico Grillo and Tostado Salad. Fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 6204/12/2012

Taco bell

by Anonymousreply 6304/12/2012

Rubio's isn't bad at all

by Anonymousreply 6404/12/2012

Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic

by Anonymousreply 6504/12/2012

R54, I'm in Houston. One of the DnD franchises is out by the ship channel somewhere. I tend to get their donuts when I'm on road trips.

by Anonymousreply 6604/12/2012

Red Robin

by Anonymousreply 6704/12/2012

"Cold Slaw"

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 6804/12/2012

CiCi's Pizza

by Anonymousreply 6904/12/2012

Ahhh Waffle House. I love their waffles. Wish they had chains in the SoCal area.

by Anonymousreply 7004/12/2012

Bonefish Grill is really quite good.

by Anonymousreply 7104/12/2012

Bojangles' Chicken

by Anonymousreply 7204/12/2012

Houstons, Famous Daves, Doc Cheys Noodle House

by Anonymousreply 7304/12/2012

Picholine, Artisinal...that kind of chain

by Anonymousreply 7404/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 7504/12/2012

Chick-Fil-A and Chipotle

by Anonymousreply 7604/16/2012

I tend to favor the American comfort food variety, so places like Marie Callender's, on the west coast, or The Black-Eyed Pea, in the south. For fast-food, probably the Sonic Drive-in or Steak 'n' Shake or In-N-Out. I used to periodically go to Tony Roma's to gorge on one of their BBQ feast plates, along with their "onion loaf" as an appetizer.

It's probably a good thing for me, my cholesterol, and my waistline, that none of these restaurants is currently available in my area.

by Anonymousreply 7704/16/2012

Four Seasons Hotel restaurants.

by Anonymousreply 7804/16/2012

Baja Fresh


by Anonymousreply 7904/16/2012

Another vote for waffle house. They don't have one in my home town, so every time I'm in SC I stop.

Favorite local is hated by DL, but not me, is Applebees.

There I said it!

by Anonymousreply 8004/16/2012

The Cheesecake Factory.

I love their 3000 calorie meals.

by Anonymousreply 8104/16/2012


by Anonymousreply 8204/16/2012

I tried to go to the Broadway Steak and Shake but it was a madhouse. The line was out the door and there were only a few tables in the entire place. I guess a lot of people take the food out but we were heading to the movies and needed to eat in. I guess they never anticipated the crowds or they would have opened in a larger space.

We walked down to the Shake Shack on Eighth Avenue. It is always pretty good and, even though it is crowded, we always find a table.

by Anonymousreply 8304/16/2012

Loving Hut. It's a 100+ worldwide chain of vegan restaurants, the food is a variety of fusion dishes and actually quite good. It's run by a weird religious cult. Each one features big screen TVs, which pump out continuous messages of world peace, respecting our animal friends, and the spirituality of the Supreme Master! It's wacky-wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 8404/16/2012

The Popeyes chicken outlets in New Orleans have different spice recipes. I don't know why they don't roll them out nationally, because they're so much better.

The salads at Houston's are overpriced, but they're delicious.

by Anonymousreply 8504/16/2012

What would I be doing in a chain restaurant?

by Anonymousreply 8604/16/2012

[quote]What would I be doing in a chain restaurant?

Chain smoking?

by Anonymousreply 8704/16/2012

Popeyes for red beans & rice & spicy fried chicken

Shake Shack for burgers

Duchess for onion rings

chipotle for a black bean burrito

Sonic for a sugar free Cherry lime slushy (w/a shot of rum on top - yummy!)

sometimes you just want a little bit of junk

by Anonymousreply 8804/16/2012

Dallas BBQ.

Which is not in TX.

by Anonymousreply 8904/16/2012

El Pollo Loco

by Anonymousreply 9004/16/2012


Dallas BBQ is only a mini-chain (I think they're only in NYC?), but I LOVE their chicken-and-ribs combo. It's one of my biggest secret vices whenever I'm home. They have great barbecue sauce.

And their drinks may be watered down, but they're certainly cheap and large.

Actually, they're an incredibly good value by NY standards, especially their Early Bird Special.

by Anonymousreply 9104/16/2012

OMG R88 - Duchess! I love the egg and cheese on toast. I haven't seen one since I left CT.

I like Chipotle and California Pizza Kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 9204/16/2012

I can't believe some of you would eat at a Chick-Fil-A. That's like a Jew eating at Hitler Haus.

Seriously fucked up of you people to give them your money. You're truly self loathing.

by Anonymousreply 9304/16/2012

Oh, anyplace I can get cak and graxy. And unlimited Red Dragon cheddar appetizers.

by Anonymousreply 9404/16/2012

Popeye's has the best fried chicken on the planet, without question!

by Anonymousreply 9504/16/2012

Cracker Barrel and Chipotle. Oh the shame!

by Anonymousreply 9604/16/2012

[quote] They have great barbecue sauce.

Dallas BBQ also has THE BEST ranch salad dressing ever.

Their prices have gone up, but the Early Bird is still there. And I love the veggies tempura.

When I visit my mom on Long Island, I buy her a chicken. She loves BBQ's chicken.

by Anonymousreply 9704/16/2012

Famous Dave's, Dairy Queen, Longhorn, The Cheesecake Factory, and Applebee's.

by Anonymousreply 9804/16/2012

Mr Gatti's pizza - if you can find one anymore...

by Anonymousreply 9904/16/2012

dallas BBQ was the place for the cheapest decent NYU student date meal ever! When I was an undergrad in the 90's they had dinner for 2 for $7.95 (BBQ chicken, cornbread, baked potatoes & onion loaf)

& it was good!

by Anonymousreply 10004/16/2012

Pollos Hermanos

by Anonymousreply 10104/16/2012

What will happen to Pollos Hermanos now that Gus is dead?

by Anonymousreply 10204/16/2012

[quote]Could someone explain Dave and Busters to me.

White Trash Suburban Sports Bar

by Anonymousreply 10304/17/2012

Gristles McGuntmakers.

by Anonymousreply 10404/17/2012

Ruth Chris, Mastros, JAlexanders, white chocolate grill.

by Anonymousreply 10504/17/2012

[quote]Could someone explain Dave and Busters to me?

It's like Chuck E. Cheese for people old enough to dress themselves.

by Anonymousreply 10604/17/2012

Ruby Tuesdays- reasonably priced, good salad bar, has some fairly healthy selections available.

by Anonymousreply 10704/17/2012

Farts McPorkproducts

by Anonymousreply 10804/18/2012

I love Waffle House. Not only is there that whole "Star Wars Bar Scene" vibe to them late at night, the food is also very good. A pecan waffle and cheese omelet is the best meal ever after a few drinks.

I was in a small Georgia town for work, maybe 12,000 people, where there were two Waffle Houses, one on each side of the Interstate exit ramp, and it was amazing how quickly I came to think of the one closest to my motel as "my" Waffle House. I would drive by the other one and ponder how strange and foreign the people who ate there must be.

My third night I asked for a takeout coffee for back in the room, and the waitress gave it to me for free because I was a regular customer.

by Anonymousreply 10904/18/2012

Gotta have the BO. Bojangles.

by Anonymousreply 11004/18/2012

[quote]White Trash Suburban Sports Bar

Aren't ALL sports bars "white trash suburban"?

by Anonymousreply 11104/18/2012

My favorite chain is the 99 Restaurants in the Boston area. They have a large selection - both comfort and healthy food choices.

by Anonymousreply 11204/18/2012

Remember when the Boston Market people thought they would sweep all before them. Or Fuddruckers (YOU CAN SEE THE MEAT). Or Mrs. Winner's steroid chicken? You also don't see anybody going in for Morrisons or Picadilly!

by Anonymousreply 11304/18/2012

Floaters, the authentic seafood restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 11404/18/2012

I LOVE Golden Corral. It's a fabulous buffet, and all-you-can-eat, too.

by Anonymousreply 11504/18/2012

Do they still have those Roy Rogers Hamburgers restaurants?

What about Steak & Ale restaurants?

by Anonymousreply 11604/18/2012

Another New Yorker for Dallas BBQ -- my favorite location is on Third Ave & 73rd St. Takeout and/or delivery is hugely de rigeur for neighborhood hi-rise types -- you'll never see them inside. In the restaurant itself (recently renovated and quite swanky compared to the old decor) you'll sometimes see wobbly wasp couples sharing the two-fer sunset special because it's dirt cheap, but otherwise it's unlikely you'll run into anyone you know. It's basically a soul-food restaurant and everyone there seems to commute down from north of 105th St. Tons and piles of food and masses of frozen drinks which are served in large, thick molded glass goblets with a test -tube of booze stuck into the slush, along with a colored plastic swizzle and paper parasol. My guilty pleasure there are the crispy wings, which are the size of King Crab Claws, and since they are battered and fried, are probably about 200 calories each. There used to be six to an order for $5.99 and now they've upped the price a buck and decreased the order to five. They annotate the placemat menu with quips about every item -- the wings are "oh those wings" and the cole slaw (very sugary; $1.99) is described as "how sweet it is". My usual order is a small order of regular wings, a side of cole slaw (add lots of black pepper) and ice water with lemon, which is austere, but it's plenty, and I always Ieave a "big" tip to compensate for the paltry, no-booze order. I've tried other stuff on the menu, but you can see that it's really the wings which are the thing, and unique to this place. Yum!

by Anonymousreply 11704/18/2012

I can't believe someone mentioned Duchess. I also haven't been there since I left CT in 1980.

by Anonymousreply 11804/18/2012

bojangles chicken

by Anonymousreply 11904/28/2012

No one else mentioned Fresh Choice. Turns out it is only in Northern California, but not surprised. Stupid Americans and their obsession with Agribiz-supporting junk food.

by Anonymousreply 12004/29/2012

Popeye's has really good red beans and rice for a chain. I used to eat a small red beans and rice with a biscuit for lunch.

by Anonymousreply 12104/29/2012

Cheesecake Factory all the way!

by Anonymousreply 12205/01/2012

Nando's Peri Peri

by Anonymousreply 12305/04/2012

Bojangles' has the best sweet tea ever.

by Anonymousreply 12405/05/2012

Red Robin

by Anonymousreply 12505/15/2012


by Anonymousreply 12605/24/2012

Bojangles Chicken and Mayflower Seafood.

by Anonymousreply 12706/06/2012

White Spot!

by Anonymousreply 12806/06/2012

[quote]Bojangles Chicken and Mayflower Seafood.

R127, where are you from? I'm from Durham.

by Anonymousreply 12906/06/2012


by Anonymousreply 13005/16/2013

none, only idiots do this

by Anonymousreply 13105/16/2013

I was not impressed with the Cheesecake Factory(Atlanta) in the least.

Pasta dish was nothing special, and neither were the 3 desserts that we divvied up.

The only really good bite I had was of my sister's arugula/beet/blue cheese salad.

Have zero desire to go back the next time I pass through Atlanta on my way to Knoxville.

In fact, next time I want to try the Marietta Diner...It was featured on the food network(triple D) and has good internet reviews.

by Anonymousreply 13205/16/2013

R120 Fresh Choice is essentially the same as Souplantaion/Sweet Tomatoes.

by Anonymousreply 13305/16/2013

PF Chang's was so fucking good!

So good that a wk later I grabbed lunch at 1 of their mini PF Chang Express stores that a friend told me about. Also really good and you get a nice amount for around 8 dollars.

by Anonymousreply 13405/16/2013

The dumpster out behind Home Country Buffet.

Why not? Same shit ... And it's free.

by Anonymousreply 13505/16/2013

bojangles for me

by Anonymousreply 13609/11/2014

I think Shake Shack is better than In N Out

by Anonymousreply 13709/23/2014

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 13809/23/2014

Moe's Southwest Grill. Spicy!

by Anonymousreply 13909/25/2014

I was reading a Korean guidebook and they listed Popeye's as indigenous food because apparently they didn't know Popeye's was American and assumed it was Korean because of the vinegary spices.

by Anonymousreply 14009/25/2014

I agree about Houston's. Except it's called Hillstone now. At least the one in Faneuil Hall is called that. Love the ribs, the cocktails, and the sushi also.

I also like Longhorn Steakhouse. Especially the margaritas!

by Anonymousreply 14109/25/2014

Which one has the best seafood?

by Anonymousreply 14210/09/2014

How does one get the parchment sheets in between the cheesecake slices at Cheesecake Factory?

by Anonymousreply 14310/09/2014

PF Chang's

by Anonymousreply 14410/11/2014

Fave Low End Chain: Five Guys

(very reliable, no matter where you visit)

Fave High End Chain: Houstons/Hillstone

(ironically, for the scrumptious veggie burger)

FYI: I hate waiting around in Five Guys for my food, so I recently tried the online ordering process. They don't make your fries until you get there, but you get to skip straight to the pick up area and it's a lot faster, even if the line to order is a short one. Highly recommended....

by Anonymousreply 14510/11/2014

I like Panera but it's always an ordeal to get seating at the ones near me.

Five guys / in n out are good

sonic only for slushies - all of their food has a vanilla taste to it.

Popeyes can't be beat for chicken rice & beans

Wendy's salads are good if you're trying to be healthier but only have fast food choices

Rubios is DELICIOUS and I could eat there often if I had one nearby.

by Anonymousreply 14610/11/2014

R116, Steak n Ale is being revived along with Bennigans. I remember going to Steak n Ale for their prime rib. Great salad bar too.

by Anonymousreply 14710/11/2014


by Anonymousreply 14810/11/2014

Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen

Veggie Grill

Native Foods

by Anonymousreply 14910/11/2014

I like Pei Wei Asian Diner (owned by PF Chang's) but they closed the only location near me, so I never go anymore.

by Anonymousreply 15010/11/2014

Taco Bell, thanks to their new breakfast stuff. YUM.

by Anonymousreply 15110/11/2014

le pain quotidien

by Anonymousreply 15210/11/2014

mcdonalds. for cookies. baked fresh everyday.

Don't eat in any other chains.

by Anonymousreply 15310/11/2014

Ruby Tuesdays. Best healthy option on road trips. Salad bar for two and share the turkey burger minis.

by Anonymousreply 15410/11/2014

I like Ruby Tuesdays as well; unfortunately they do not exist in California.

by Anonymousreply 15510/11/2014

I wish ruby tuesdays would stop messing with their menu/concept. They are rumored to be in trouble financially.

by Anonymousreply 15610/11/2014

Sweet Tomatoes - wish they had one near me.

by Anonymousreply 15710/11/2014

R132 The Marietta Diner is good, and is located near an exit off I-75, just north of I-285. It's not a nice neighborhood, but it is worth the trip.

It's open 24/7, 365 days per year, and is a MAD HOUSE on Christmas Day. Probably Thanksgiving, too. Lines all of the way out the door---both lonely single types, highway truckers, and large families who may be traveling or just don't want to cook.

The concept is much like any diner in NY state----they serve every type of food you can imagine. But here is the Atlanta area, it stands alone so it gets more attention.

It's a local chain, since the owners have a handful of different restaurants in the Marietta area (a seafood place, a steak house, an Italian place) but all of the food is similar, and they all serve those HUGE desserts.

And I mean, HUGE.

by Anonymousreply 15810/12/2014

Still McDonald's french fries!! And Red Lobster: coconut shrimp really rock!

by Anonymousreply 15910/12/2014

Jollibee for sure!! Give me a Chicken Joy!!

by Anonymousreply 16010/12/2014

Bubba Gump.

by Anonymousreply 16110/12/2014

At Five Guys you need a magnifying glass to find the burger on the bun.

by Anonymousreply 16210/12/2014

No idea what you're talking about, R162... their burgers are great.

by Anonymousreply 16310/12/2014

I like to waste time cyber stalking ex-boyfriends, and much to my surprise one of them has now apparently amassed a small fortune opening up Five Guys franchises within an hour or so from our old hometown.

He had a big deal job that he gave up once he owned a few of them, so I'm guessing the money is good.

What could have been....

But I console myself with the recent picture I found of him online, doing publicity for yet another restaurant location that is opening looks like he eats there every day...and we all know what that would do to your figure.

(hint: destroy it)

by Anonymousreply 16410/13/2014

PF Changs

by Anonymousreply 16510/13/2014

Perfect Meal:

Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion California Pizza Kitchen's Potato Leek Soup PF Changs Lemon Chicken McDonald's French Fries Popeye's & Red Lobster Biscuits Friendly's Peanut Butter Sundae

by Anonymousreply 16610/13/2014

I'd love to see a calorie calculation on that meal.

by Anonymousreply 16710/13/2014

Chipotle's is my fave

Panera's after that

A new place by my hosue called "East Coast Wings" is good

I can handle Staek n Shake when on the road...or Popeye's. Or Sonic.

by Anonymousreply 16810/13/2014

These endless junk food threads. it's hard to believe adult men are posting 'CHEESECAKE NOM NOM'. It must be fat fraus.

by Anonymousreply 16910/13/2014

PF Changs- Best fast Asian food

Popeyes Chicken- The Chicken and Biscuits so good

Outback Steakhouse- I love their coconut shrimp, and steaks are pretty decent

Bonefish Grill- Has really decent grilled fish, and healthier options than most places

Del Toco- I'll put them over Chipotle, and Taco Bell any fucking day.

There are NO burger chains that I like, the best burgers are from hole in the wall places, or BBQ joints IMO.

by Anonymousreply 17010/13/2014

[quote]PF Changs- Best fast Asian food

I'd hardly call it "fast." It's not even 'fast casual,' like Panera.

by Anonymousreply 17110/13/2014

Nothing asian about PF Chang's

by Anonymousreply 17210/13/2014

Another vote for Bojangles. Awesome seasoned fries.

by Anonymousreply 17312/02/2014

Outback has an appetizer that I just love....

lump crab on avocado... topped with tomato, basil, and a wasabi vinaigrette(hold the damn chips).

I just eat it with a fork.

by Anonymousreply 17412/02/2014


by Anonymousreply 17512/02/2014


Oh man, their Concrete Mixers put DQ's blizzards to shame

by Anonymousreply 17612/02/2014

I'm a non-American, so I don't know a lot of these places, but from what I do know, I always lurved ihop and you should appreciate it more, Americans!

by Anonymousreply 17712/02/2014

Universally Despised West Village IHOP Closes...


by Anonymousreply 17812/02/2014

Taco Bueno-- sour cream chicken enchiladas

by Anonymousreply 17912/02/2014


by Anonymousreply 18001/07/2015

We went to Fogo de Chao for New Year's Day. I love that place. I don't eat for 18 hours before and I don't eat 18 hours after but it's so worth it.

by Anonymousreply 18101/07/2015

Fuck off, R169. Seriously. And pull that stick out of your ass while you're at it.

by Anonymousreply 18201/07/2015

I live unhappily in a small town (not forever!), 30 miles from any chain except for Subway. IF-when I get to the "big city" of 27,000 (!!), I cannot WAIT to try Taco Bell's bkfast menu; my brother, who travels a lot, says the Crunchwrap breakfast sandwich is good (in the sense of a guilty pleasure!); occasional ads for same look yummy!

by Anonymousreply 18301/07/2015

I don't know that I have ever been to a chain restaurant -- although Le Bernardin did have two other branches at one time. Does that count? Or Michel Rostang's various places in Paris, all of which are at least okay, although Cafe des Abattoirs doesn't have much on the menu that I'm willing to eat.

by Anonymousreply 18401/07/2015

I love Little Caesars but Dominoes is nearly as good.

by Anonymousreply 18501/07/2015

R183, as someone who lives within a 4 minute drive of two different Taco Bells, I can tell you: Their new breakfast stuff is pretty awesome.

by Anonymousreply 18601/07/2015

Used to love Fridays. But all the ones near me have closed, so I don't ever eat there any more.

by Anonymousreply 18701/07/2015


by Anonymousreply 18801/07/2015

Norm's. Their restrooms are to die for!

by Anonymousreply 18901/07/2015

Buca di beppo

by Anonymousreply 19001/07/2015

WW for R189!

by Anonymousreply 19101/07/2015

i've notice that people in my program don't eat at chain resturants but lately my crush has been talking about where different majors eat. Should I even listen to this kind of talk? should people in different programs eat together or even visit the same places as different majors. Why is my Crush doing this to me?

by Anonymousreply 19201/07/2015

Bojangles has the best chicken

by Anonymousreply 19301/07/2015

Captain D's, bitches! I wish we had a PF Changs or Panda Express where I live. :(

by Anonymousreply 19401/07/2015

Pizza: Round Table

Fast Food: Five Guys or In and Out

Sit down restaurant: Outback Steakhouse or Cheesecake Factory

Mall food: Hot dog on a stick/Muscle Beach

by Anonymousreply 19501/07/2015

Under fast food I shouldve mentioned Zaxby's. They're my go to when I dont want a burger.

by Anonymousreply 19601/07/2015

I had Bojangles for the first time last week. I only eat out every 6 days so I was pissed and disappointed. The biscuit was undercooked and the hashbrown tasted good, but made my stomach ache.

by Anonymousreply 19701/07/2015

Had Zaxby's the other day.


I almost slapped my bf, seriously for not telling me about it earlier. Wings & things platters have ruined my relationship.

by Anonymousreply 19801/07/2015

Zaxby's seems to have locations ONLY in the least gay-friendly states in the country.

by Anonymousreply 19901/07/2015

I like the old Mexican guy that pushes around an ice cream cart in the park. His freezies are better than Slurpees.

by Anonymousreply 20001/07/2015

The drive-thru at French Laundry is very slow.

by Anonymousreply 20101/07/2015

Lol r198, thats exactly what I order. Things in buffalo sauce, wings in BBQ. I always order an extra toast too, fuck. Theyre just delicious. I had a sip of a friends birthday cake shake last summer and it was delicious..

The most consistently slow drive thru Ive experienced is Steak and Shake. I also witnessed them drop a burger patty on the floor and cook it. That probably happens everywhere, just throwing it out there.

by Anonymousreply 20201/07/2015

Burgatory in Pittsburgh.

by Anonymousreply 20301/07/2015

I'm guessing every single post in this thread must be a paid shill of one sort or another. At least according to some.

by Anonymousreply 20401/09/2015

I can't believe how many fat whores are posting on these threads!

AIM HIGHER BITCHES! This food is not a treat.

by Anonymousreply 20501/09/2015

(rolling eyes at R205)

by Anonymousreply 20601/09/2015

I avoid chains like a plague.

by Anonymousreply 20701/09/2015

Shouldn't you be rolling your chins, R206?

by Anonymousreply 20801/09/2015

I have a relative who DETESTS chain restaurants, but for some reason she likes Claim Jumper.

by Anonymousreply 20901/09/2015

Can't R208. I only have one.

by Anonymousreply 21001/09/2015


Chipotle Panera Bread Cracker Barrel Shake Shack Golden Corral (during road trips)

Dairy Queen during summer months (the full restaurant, not just the ice cream stands)

Chickies & Pete's (Philly chain) Nifty'Fifty's (Philly)

Hamburger Hamlet (though, sadly the two near me in Maryland have closed up shop in the last two years)

I live in Metro DC & Philly.

by Anonymousreply 21101/09/2015

I enjoy the occasional Chipotle bowl. At least it's not greasy and full of mystery ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 21201/09/2015

No self-respecting gay person should be eating at Cracker Barrel. Or Chick-Fil-A. Or Papa-John's.

by Anonymousreply 21301/09/2015

[quote] Golden Corral

Anyone who eats at Golden Corral would literally be willing to eat feces. This is beyond gross.

by Anonymousreply 21401/09/2015

I rarely eat at many chains although I have fond memories of Hojo's and IHOP as a kid. Recently took my 10 y/o nephew to Applebee's at his request. We had the appetite sampler and everything was incredibly mediocre--buffalo chicken wings, quesadilla, nachos and mozzarella sticks. Everything tasted the same and we left, feeling as though we'd consumed a cup of grease and no nutrients (which was the case).

by Anonymousreply 21501/09/2015

[quote]No self-respecting gay person should be eating at Cracker Barrel. Or Chick-Fil-A. Or Papa-John's.

You can't "eat at" Papa John's.

by Anonymousreply 21601/09/2015

Cracker Barrel has great fried okra.

by Anonymousreply 21701/27/2015

MyBurger is mighty fine, love Five Guys. Arbys is a guilty pleasure and every once in a while I crave Taco Bell- there, I publicly admitted it.

by Anonymousreply 21801/27/2015

gosh that food sounds good. im on a budget. ramen noodles .20 cents for my days meal. sucks believe me

by Anonymousreply 21901/27/2015

My husband took me to Red Robin once. I've never seen so many morbidly obese people congregated together and they served the food on PLASTIC bowls. I'll never go back.

by Anonymousreply 22001/27/2015

I just tried Blaze Pizza for the first time. Interesting concept-- you order like Subway--that is, you start with a crust, then go down the line and add they add your choices of sauce, toppings (unlimited) all for one price. Then they cook it in a wood-fire oven. It's sort of like Kramer's make your own pizza concept from "Seinfeld." They only have individual size pizzas (11"), but one was good enough for three meals for me. And it's cheap-- under $8.

by Anonymousreply 22101/27/2015

Cheesecake Factory

by Anonymousreply 22201/27/2015

Look for MyBurger nationally, if I could afford one and they were available I'd buy a franchise.

by Anonymousreply 22301/27/2015

Mildred's, for the chicken and drama of course.

by Anonymousreply 22401/27/2015

Smashburger is very good.

by Anonymousreply 22501/27/2015
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