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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


you know what I find amusing about this thread? there are undoubtedly dozens of users on this site whose diet consists of primarily fast food and chain restaurants, yet you don't see them chiming into this thread. for instance, every time I drive by an Applebee's (a place 99% of folks in this thread agree is awful) anywhere in the South it is packed. PACKED. the parking lot is always full. you can't sit here and tell me those same people don't post on TD.







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bdevill
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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the parking lot is always full


I can't help but notice that you haven't said you've gone inside and had a look around..




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nikki6
New Orleans Saints Fan
Dallas
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Best:

Mi Cocina
California Pizza Kitchen
Pappadeaux
Houston's

Worst:

Applebees
T.G.I. Friday's
Red Lobster
Cuco's

Middle of the Road:

Chili's
Outback






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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


first-hand observation ... deductive reasoning. same thing.





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bdevill
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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first-hand observation ... deductive reasoning


vague generalization?






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alajones
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


I used to frequent Applebee's all the time, and I will still eat there if that is where everyone wants to go. Same with Outback. But I have noticed that the food seems rather blah to me now. And honestly I only went to Outback because they had Fosters on tap.

I will repeat that I haven't had a bad meal at TGI Friday's or Joe's. And you are right, they are always packed. That's liek someone saying Superior Grill sucks. I would repsond with, that must be why no one ever goes there.

I don't eat at OG or Red Lobster enough to form an opinion.

As far as buffets, you get what you get. I don't like buffets anyway. I always eat too much.








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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


no man fricking EYESIGHT!!! i can SEE the big fat loads of redundancy sitting in the little foyer waiting for one of the tables to free up.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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And you are right, they are always packed. That's liek someone saying Superior Grill sucks. I would repsond with, that must be why no one ever goes there.



so you admit that you're terrible at arguing or trying to prove a point.






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mouton
Washington Fan
Savannah,Ga
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


quote:

Best and worse national casual dining chains. quote: No it's not. Why do people insist on making shite up? what is it?


Why are you asking me when your so sure what's in it???






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NOX
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


quote:

Bennigan's


used to work at the one in Laf.

good times....







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Salmon
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On the trails
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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Why are you asking me when your so sure what's in it???


seriously?






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NOX
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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there are undoubtedly dozens of users on this site whose diet consists of primarily fast food and chain restaurants


In Shreveport / BC every, and I mean every, chain restaurant is full seemingly every night. i just shake my head as i drive by. fat america in full effect here in NLA.






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Bear Is Dead
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Monroe
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Best: PF Chang's
Carraba's

Worst: Applebee's
Olive Garden
Joe's Crab Shack






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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


it's a shame when there's actually some good mom & pop restaurants in SPBC. that one stretch of Youree is one huge strip mall/chain restaurant/big box store piece of fricking shite.





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mouton
Washington Fan
Savannah,Ga
Member since Aug 2006
14823 posts

re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


Ok salmon.Are you so stupid that you really believe that they are cracking a can of wolf chili open with a can opener and melting slices of velvet a cheese in the kitchen? Perhaps it makes more sense that they have a seasoned cheese sauce that they heat up and add fresh browned ground beef? Perhaps you can be honest that you have no idea what is in it and were just making shite up? Then again, you are probably one of those that insist the majority of food at chain restaurants is precooked and just reheated.





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Bear Is Dead
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Monroe
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


quote:

Youree

Chili's and IHOP slammed everyday all day






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NOX
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


I know... it is a shame.





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Rohan2Reed
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


absolutely. hey how's that new Genghis Grill doing? I haven't been back to Shreve since it opened.





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TexasTiger05
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


You feel strongly about this skillet queso stuff.

I don't think it's velveeta and chili either, that stuff is really salty and if memory serves this skillet queso dish isn't that salty. But it's totally some easily prepared thing, like a pre made cheese sauce. THey sell way too much of it to have some dude in the back making cheese sauce to order.






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WarSlamEagle
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re: Best and worse national casual dining chains.


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Longhorn. best steaks of all the steakhouse chains, IMO. (outside of Ruth's).

This. Steaks there are great, of course, but their steakhouse Mac n' Cheese is out of this world.






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