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Old 03-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Favorite and least favorite chain restaurant

What is your least favorite chain restaurant?

Mine hands down has got to be Applebee's. I have tried several and that was several too many for me. I was not satisfied with the food or service on any visit. I'll leave it at that!

I do have a few chains I like for the most part. Bucco de Beppo,PF chang, even Chili's and Chevys are ok. I think the best one for me apart from the uber expensive steak chains is Maggiano's. They seem to have it together on the food and service. It is a long wait getting in on Fri/Sat so I choose not to go there then.

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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The Mustard Seed is a definite favorite.

And Jaker's Steak House, fantastic!

Most other's, the one's I've tried, I don't care for them.

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Old 03-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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I liked Texas Toms, the Cheesecake factory and the Outback Steakhouse.
Bad ones I dont think I am qualified to answer that
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:21 AM   #4
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Many years back, while touring the Midwest, I really enjoyed breakfasts at Perkins Family Restaurants. Haven't been there since because I'm exiled in southern NY state. Much of the food is too salty at the Outback Steakhouses in my area. Used to enjoy the fried clams at HoJo's and the Blarney Stone's in NYC during the 1970's and 80's.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:45 AM   #5
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Blimpies' Best subs were nice to have when short of funds.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 AM   #6
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My favorites are Outback Steakhouse and Subway. They have a large selection of low carb menu choices.

My least favorite is Chili's (never again!!), and Denny's (Too much sugar, Too much fat, Too much salt!)
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:50 AM   #7
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I remember those fried clams at Howard Johnson's from when I was a kid. Good stuff.
I don't recognize half the names you folks are saying, they mustn't be in my area yet. I don't go out anymore anyway... unless it's the 3-4 times every couple months I go on a fast food bender for lunch.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:09 AM   #8
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The problem with most chains (I don't consider McPukalds or similar to be retaurants) is the variation of food quality and service from location to location. I have heard several folks rant about a location in their area, while others say they are the pitts in their area. I have just started seeing Pizza Unos popping up. I've always wanted to try Chicago style and heard they are one of the best, but I'm afraid I will most likely be disappointed.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:29 AM   #9
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We haven't tried many, but ours is probably Olive Garden. I'm not a fan of Applebee's but the wife and kids sure like it.

Wife and kids don't mind Golden Corral, but I hate the place. Most of it is due to the customer base in this area.

Red Lobster is up there and used to be our #1, but we got tired of it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:29 AM   #10
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Favorite - Maggiano's Little Italy- love...Love....LOVE...the warm apple cristata.

Least favorite - McDonald's

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