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Old 04-21-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Canadian-American Chains

OK, I'm wondering what your favourite restaurant chains are. I know that there are some in the US we don't have here and vice versa. For example, there are no TGIFridays here. I'd like to try one someday as I hear they're tasty. I suspect you don't have the Cheesecake Cafe there, but I think you do have the Outback Steakhouse. Do you have the Keg Steakhouse?

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Old 04-21-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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Before I came to Canada.. I never heard of a Keg Restaurant, at least I never saw it in Washington.. we do have outback Steakhouse.. they used to be HUGE, but they are dying out in my part of the USA. Olive Garden is very popular, as is Black Angus ( steak house), also Tony roma Ribs... yummy!
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Do they have Tim Horton's down south? I know that's not really a "restaurant", but it's definitely a favourite! I can't function without my Timmies in the morning... hehe.

Other Canadian favourites: Harvey's, Joey's Only Seafood, Second Cup.

Those are fast food/coffee places, but pretty decent IMO.
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I don't know what is up there. But, here is my favorite ones.
On the Border -Tex mex
Chili's- All kinds of things
El Chico - Tex mex
Cheddars - same as Chili's
Ta Molly's - Mexican
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Grumble...they are just starting to open Tim Horton's stores here in the US.
Always wondered about them, when I've seen their logos in the hockey games.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:54 PM   #6
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There are not a lot of chains I enjoy. I will only go to a chain if there is nothing else around. Uno's is one that I don't mind, but you will never catch me in a TGIFridays or Olive Garden ever again.

Alix I have never heard of Cheesecake Cafe, but we do have Cheesecake Factory. I wonder if they are the same thing.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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Two that I enjoy are:

California Pizza Kitchen

Togo's Sandwiches. I think Togo's is only in Cali though.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:57 PM   #8
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...Togo's Sandwiches. I think Togo's is only in Cali though.
There was a TOGO's here in my town but it died a natural death a couple of years ago. I never ate there but my daughter thought they were expensive for what you got.
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #9
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Cheesecake Factory is crap. They have 150 different dishes with every spectrum of food being covered, and they all taste the same

good dessert though

my fav chain is Benihana.

It's fantastic.
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Here's the website if anyone wants to take a look. Andy are you sure it was the same Togo's as this chain?

http://www.togos.com/
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