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Old 01-03-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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Kbobs steak house
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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i'm always partial to a visit to Bonefish Grill.
bang bang shrimp all the way baby
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Oh yeah. Bang bang shrimp at Bonefish rocks! I wish we had Logan's out here............I love their yeast rolls
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Texas Roadhouse is excellent!!!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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cant wait to get back to ohio " fazolis , frischs , culvers , max &ermas , places you dont have in florida . In four months i will be back in Ohio and cannot wait .
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Cheesecake Factory
Sweet Tomatoes (I'd love to eat lunch there today but it's too cold to go out ofr lunch).
Chipotle
Panera Bread (I love their breakfast items)
Newk's Deli (It's a southern thing. Boy do I miss that place)
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by jlawrence01 View Post
Exactly which three major corporations own all the chain restaurants?
Darden owns:
Red Lobster
Olive Garden
Capital Grille

Brinker owns:
Chilis
On The Border
Maggianos
Macaronni Grill

OSI owns:
Outback
Carrabba's
Bonefish
Flemmings


Some Sonics, Tin Star and some sandwich shop are owned by the same people too.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I ate a new place in Seattle that was quite good. Service sucked, but the food was incredible.

The Counter. The Counter

A chain of upscale burgers with a wide array of toppings. Along with sweet potato fries and onion strings that were to die for...
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Originally Posted by cr1039 View Post
Darden owns:
Red Lobster
Olive Garden
Capital Grille

Brinker owns:
Chilis
On The Border
Maggianos
Macaronni Grill

OSI owns:
Outback
Carrabba's
Bonefish
Flemmings


Some Sonics, Tin Star and some sandwich shop are owned by the same people too.

Now what about the other 200+ chains across the country? They are hardly all owned by the "SAME THREE CORPORATIONS."
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Stating that there are only three major corporations owning all the chains isnít technically correct, although many of the chains source products from mediocre giant distributors like Sysco. There are a few large corporations like Brinker, Darden, Yum, and Landryís that own a ton of the most recognizable chain restaurants.

There are also fine dining spots that are technically chains. Even Thomas Keller has opened Bouchon locations in Napa, Vegas, and Beverly Hills.

I do wish that people would branch out more and explore their cityís independent restaurants over the chains. The quality is often higher, you are eating something unique rather than something you can get in any town from Amarillo to Zuni, and more money is kept in the local economy, particularly if you eat at a restaurant that sources ingredients from local farmers and purveyors.
Went to a local restaurant for breakfast at the suggestion of a family member. Ugh, terrible service (snippy) and didn't care much for the food either. Sometimes one sticks with what they know and for me, that's IHOP.
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