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Old 02-14-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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How to tell if restaurant food is pre-made...

I stumbled onto the YouTube video while doing a little YouTube surfing. It kind of confirms some of my suspicions...



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Old 02-14-2018, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:08 PM   #3
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Well, yeah. Kind of a "duh, me stoopid" video.

That's why I hate to eat in chain restaurants. It's just a nicer fast food joint.

Or, why I rarely order things (except soup and salad which are obvioysly made ahead) that can be easily slopped out of a bin and nuked.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:19 PM   #4
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Aw ha, yup... this is why I'm not real big on chain joints... oh wait a minute, we had linner at Olive Garden yesterday
Granted, we hadn't been there in like, what, maybe 10 years... don't like Applebees' or Chili's or Romano's Macaroni Grill.
Here in Cowboyville, we don't have that many chains anyways.
We've got Mom&Pop joints up here and you sit and wait for your food; it forces conversation, that is if you can get everyone to put down there devices...
I'd bet that they may use some frozen stuff, like that Friday Fish Fry that they love so much here... I don't care too much for fried fish, I prefer grilled
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:25 PM   #5
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Well, yeah. Kind of a "duh, me stoopid" video.

That's why I hate to eat in chain restaurants. It's just a nicer fast food joint.

Or, why I rarely order things (except soup and salad which are obvioysly made ahead) that can be easily slopped out of a bin and nuked.
No surprise to me, either. But, If I walk into an Applebee's on a Saturday night, it will be packed. The video does shed some light on why I have never, ever, ever had a decent steak at Outback -- when I'm dragged there by "friends."

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Old 02-14-2018, 10:28 PM   #6
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Well, that's depressing.
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No surprise to me, either. But, If I walk into an Applebee's on a Saturday night, it will be packed. The video does shed some light on why I have never, ever, ever had a decent steak at Outback -- when I'm dragged there by "friends."

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HA!
We had an Outback here in cowboyville... they closed real quick!
HELLO!
This is COWboyville, they raise Beef here (and dang good stuff too) ... there are "... the five C's of Arizona: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, and Climate.
I think they know their steak ... (as you would Casey ) ... not sure about those chains though
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:50 AM   #8
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And my SIL wonders why we won't go to the chain restaurants with them...

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...The video does shed some light on why I have never, ever, ever had a decent steak at Outback -- when I'm dragged there by "friends."
And yet we've had very good steaks when we've eaten at a Texas Roadhouse, pretty much the one chain we'll visit infrequently regular. If there is such a thing. Then again, they do have a cooler with raw steaks as you walk in, so they just might cook them from scratch.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:52 AM   #9
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Pretty much figured that.
I have no problems with some of the chain restaurants, especially when traveling.
Might not be the best or freshest 'made at the moment' meal, but its nice to have some consistency when far away from home and dont feel like risking it. Also, when my kids were younger, and very finicky with what they eat, a familiar place on the road was the easiest way to deal with them.

That being said, being a vegetarian, we didn't have to worry about the meat/ or fish issues that the above video describes. Mostly pizza and pasta and saladwhich were fine.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:57 AM   #10
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I try to never eat at a chain restaurant..I'll have a soup and a blt somewhere before going to one..
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