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Old 08-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i've been to local restaurants in the south...eh, i'd stay away too. i'm not saying all of them are terrible, but i like breathing and i like eating something and not going to the bathroom 5 min later. i value my life, lol.

i can understand why a southerner would prefer a chain over a locally owned restaurant. this is a generalization, by the way so take it with a grain of salt.

 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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My point is that the Mcdonalds that are actually in Manhattan are unique. Nowhere in this country is going to be exempt of them.

Our point is that there are WAY more local, mom/pop type choices in NY than elsewhere in the country.
And your proof is because you say so?
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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It didn't get on the list of the top 10 world's best fast food restaurants.

Anyway, you are 14 years old, I highly doubt you have stepped outside of your lovely city of Dallas.
I have been outside of Texas. I have driven through 13 states.

Ok, I am 14, what does that have to do with anything????
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The delis are NOT the same. We have them in Naples, and they're very sub-par (and run by NYers).
Once again this is only your opinion which has been shown over and over again to be biased.
I have found great deli's all over Florida.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There are a few mcdonalds in Orlando that have a Bistro gourmet menu I've never tried it but it looks ok and it's better than just being limited to the usual mcdonalds menu. The worlds largest entertainment mcdonalds is also in Orlando (one of the bistro locations). There is also a 60s style mcdonalds near downtown Orlando.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I'm starting to get the feeling that certain people think that the South is some sort of different country where different rules apply. I mean do people seriously think that most of the 110,000,000 people that live in the South do nothing but shop at Walmart and eat chain food three times a day whilst strumming our banjos?

Wait a second...they just might...
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Let's take a look at the array of restaurants available in the Weeki Wachee area, according to their website--

Under each category, we have:

American--
Hooters (chain)
Boulevard beef and ale

Bakery--
Publix bakery (chain)
Dunkin donuts (chain)
Entenmann's (chain)

BBQ--
Sonny's (chain)
Champions

Bar and grill--
Chillis (chain)
20th hole bar and grill

Bagel--
Dunkin donuts (chain)
Breakfast station
Bagel queen (yum, gotta love local Florida bagels. BARF)

Cafes--
Starbucks (chain)

Family--
Perkins (chain)
Rudy's

Fast food--
Wendy's (chain)

French--
Il de France

Greek--
Portu-Greek Cafe Inc

Ice cream--
Dairy queen (chain)

Italian--
Enrico's
Carabba's (chain)
West side pizza (chain)
Little caesars (chain)
Anthony's NY style pizza (they wish, FL "NY" style is awful)

Japanese--
Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Mexican--
Taco bell (chain)
Golden tequila

Seafood--
Long john silvers (chain)
Dan's clam stand

Spanish--
El Matador

Steakhouse--
Outback (chain)

Subs--
Subway (chain)
Lunchbox deli

Chain restaurants: 18/33
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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God I hate people with superiority complexes. *cough* New Yorkers *cough*
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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God I hate people with superiority complexes. *cough* New Yorkers *cough*

The OP and ones debating this in the first couple pages aren't from NY.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Originally Posted by TANaples View Post
Let's take a look at the array of restaurants available in the Weeki Wachee area, according to their website--

Under each category, we have:

American--
Hooters (chain)
Boulevard beef and ale

Bakery--

Dunkin donuts (chain)


BBQ--
Sonny's (chain)
Champions

Bar and grill--
Chillis (chain)
20th hole bar and grill

Bagel--
Dunkin donuts (chain)
Breakfast station
Bagel queen (yum, gotta love local Florida bagels. BARF)

Cafes--
Starbucks (chain)

Family--
Perkins (chain)
Rudy's

Fast food--
Wendy's (chain)

French--
Il de France

Greek--
Portu-Greek Cafe Inc

Ice cream--
Dairy queen (chain)

Italian--
Enrico's
Carabba's (chain)
West side pizza (chain)
Little caesars (chain)
Anthony's NY style pizza (they wish, FL "NY" style is awful)

Japanese--
Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Mexican--
Taco bell (chain)
Golden tequila

Seafood--
Long john silvers (chain)
Dan's clam stand

Spanish--
El Matador

Steakhouse--
Outback (chain)

Subs--
Subway (chain)
Lunchbox deli

Chain restaurants: 18/33
And I guess the fact that many local establishments do not need to advertise, nor the fact that many of these places are not in Weeki Wachee or aren't even restaurants eludes you.

You missed The Thai Room, Nellies, The Magnolia Terrace Tea Room, The Upper Deck, Bayport Inn and many more.

Try again when you actually know something about Weeki Wachee.

And the fact that you actually rate the food even though you have never been to these places or eaten the food is beyond comprehension.
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