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Old 08-14-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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Bar food is loaded with Sodium for one reason: to make you more thirsty. If it happens to taste good, the bar owner wins twice.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I don't get people that don't support chains.

Chains employ locals.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:23 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I don't get people that don't support chains.

Chains employ locals.
I agree, & many chains are franchises, so it is a small business too.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It's probably a chicken and egg thing. Chain restaurants with a certain number of locations are required by Obamacare rules to make nutrition information available, but it doesn't mean that they're going to start making healthier food.

It is interesting to see what the numbers are, though. I have a friend who loves to go to Friday's. Not my favorite, but I humor her. In looking over the calorie counts on the website I was surprised to see how many more calories the salads had than some of the burgers, even.
This stood out to me too. It was strange to see. I asked two people I know who works/has worked for both, and one said chains were more unhealthy, the other said the opposite. The one who said the local pubs are unhealthier works at Buffalo Wild Wings and said the reason was because they'll typically use the cheapest oils, chips, potatoes, beef, etc to save money. But I have no idea how true that is.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I see nothing unhealthy about bar food. Pass the blooming onion, please.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Some of the greasy spoon dives have the best tasting foods! I had a philly cheese steak sub. To die for! The tacos were a great contender.
Healthy? Sure. Got veggie,protein and grain. Where's the problem?
Why should I line the pocket of a chain owner when dear old uncle freds diner/pub suits my taste buds better. And he's less expensive.
We had a local watering hole that served fried oysters at the bar. They saw potential to open a restaurant from all there pub foods. Today they are booked weekly as their menu has some soups and sandwiches that are divine.
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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I don't particularly like places like Applebee's, Chili's or the chains like them. Their menu items are all geared toward using prepackaged, easy to prepare, focused on profit items. It takes me forever to finally just settle on something when I order.....not because I can't decide between great choices but because I am having an internal battle to just go with something without ordering chicken fingers every single time. Their wings and ribs suck.

When I go out to eat, I could not give two rips less about the healthiness of the menu items. I don't go out to eat, especially to a bar; with dreams of eating healthy. I order what I like and what I want when I go out. The best food/best restaurants are the ones that prepare real food, the way it is supposed to be prepared with all of the good stuff. They don't have somebody in a lab analyzing the food and ingredients trying to find a way to cut a couple of calories by using a different oil or whatever but the food come out tasting "almost as good."

As far as bar food goes though, it is typically fried chicken fingers, fries, burgers from a flat grill all good and greasy, maybe some fried cheese sticks or fried pickles, and then your random salad to throw the health nuts a bone. If you are concerned about how healthy all your food is, eating at a bar probably isn't for you. lol

Excellent!!

very well said (above bolded)
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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It will be hot hot ribs, beef/pork sliders, homemade old fashioned cheese balls, home made crackers and probably some fruit/veggie on Thursday. Does anyone care about healthy? Happy hour!!!
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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If there's a perception that I'm searching for healthy bar food that would be incorrect haha it was just a question out of curiosity.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I think the mini-buffet in some bars is a little less sanitary than a Wendy's salad bar.
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