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Old 11-08-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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EXACTLY.

So, the toal score of all those restaurants is 9 for New Orleans and 21 Brooklyn.

The whole metro area of New Orleans has 1,179,459. Whereas, Brooklyn by itself has 2,556,598.

Not to mention its in a city of 8.3 million.

Thanks for proving my point even further.
What point? You never made one.

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Then that means there are double that amouint where you live
^ If that's the point, then it was proven wrong.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Are you serious?

That stuff is what they put in front of people to eat on the show called Fear Factor. I wouldn't eat that crap if it was free.
Yeah they're opening up one in East Rutherford soon, they're inching closer and closer lol. I ate at one in Orlando and I loved it, and it was all you can eat for $4.95 per person too.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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What point? You never made one.



^ If that's the point, then it was proven wrong.
My point is that the south is dominated with crappy italian food.

let's run to the Olive Garden for those all you can eat breadsticks and salad.

Also, we can get some spaghetti with real RAGU sauce.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Yes, there is........ and it ticks me off. Times Square is nothing, but chains for the tourist.

They tried to bring the first Wal Mart to Manhattan, but we turned it down. HELL NO.

I would refuse to shop there.
The same thing is happening to Austin. I don't know if you've heard of "Keep Austin Weird," but the whole purpose of the slogan is to support small and local business and keep the city unique. Now, downtown every coffee shop is either a Starbucks or a cheese European chain coffee shop. What's worse is all of these chains try to create an "indie" or local business vibe to try and fit the downtown Austin atmosphere which is lame. There's nothing independent or unique about a corporation buying out a local business and discizing it with their impression of the cities atmosphere. It's phony and lame. So I can see where New Yorkers are coming form.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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My point is that the south is dominated with crappy italian food.

let's run to the Olive Garden for those all you can eat breadsticks and sald.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, people actually dress up to go to Olive Garden because there it is a formal occasion. People there have no idea about real Italian food.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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The same thing is happening to Austin. I don't know if you've heard of "Keep Austin Weird," but the whole purpose of the slogan is to support small and local business and keep the city unique. Now, downtown every coffee shop is either a Starbucks or a cheese European chain coffee shop. What's worse is all of these chains try to create an "indie" or local business vibe to try and fit the downtown Austin atmosphere which is lame. There's nothing independent or unique about a corporation buying out a local business and discizing it with their impression of the cities atmosphere. It's phony and lame. So I can see where New Yorkers are coming form.
A Wal Mart just opened recently in the city of Atlanta...the first one. They aren't generally located in cities - but in the suburbs.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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In Little Rock, Arkansas, people actually dress up to go to Olive Garden because there it is a formal occasion. People there have no idea about real Italian food.
Oh Yeah!

Give me those all you can eat breadsticks and salad.

GET IN MY BELLY. I want to make sure I get my money worth. LMFAO.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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My point is that the south is dominated with crappy italian food.

let's run to the Olive Garden for those all you can eat breadsticks and sald.
Not in New Orleans. I think we have highest sicilian/italian population in the southeast. I'm not sure, but it's close, you go look it up. Stop trying to lump the south into one giant category. What they do in GA is what they do in GA, same with TX, NC, FL, LA and any other state.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Not in New Orleans. I think we have highest sicilian/italian population in the southeast. I'm not sure, but it's close, you go look it up. Stop trying to lump the south into one giant category. What they do in GA is what they do in GA, same with TX, NC, FL, LA and any other state.
It's not that way in any large city...everyone knows that. Small towns don't have as many amenities, therefore people there may think more of chain restaurants - no matter if it's in the South or the Northeast or wherever.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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EXACTLY.

So, the toal score of all those restaurants is 9 for New Orleans and 21 Brooklyn.

The whole metro area of New Orleans has 1,179,459. Whereas, Brooklyn by itself has 2,556,598.

Not to mention its in a city of 8.3 million.

Thanks for proving my point even further.

LOL...this data shows that there are more of these restaurants per capita in Brooklyn.


Or was that your point?
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