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Old 03-13-2018, 05:00 AM
 
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Rallys Checkers seem to be southern centric but definitely offer a unique flavor but my perception is they are very non healthy. Skippers in the nw is a skeleton of what it once was. Today if you can even find one, is overpriced and average imo.

I will say Texas does offer a good variety of fast food that you can't find everywhere. In-n-Out has definitely laid a claim in Texas, (mostly larger metros), and the hometown brand, "Whataburger" is everywhere. I'm sure both are great, but as I have aged, I don't care for either anymore. They are definitely "younger" demo type places.

Texas also offers Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr, and other brands that are somewhat regional.
There are a ton of Checker's here in New York
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I think Dallas might have the most? It has a ton of domestic migration.

In DFW you can get Shake Shack, Culvers,In-N-Out, and Whataburger which are all somewhat regional to the East Coast, Upper Midwest, and West Coast, and Texas respectively.

Plus you have all the national chains: Smash burger, 5 Guys plus Waffle House which is somewhat regional (didn't have em back home in Idaho)

DFW doesn't have ALL the chains: It's missing Tim Hortons and from the Mountain West it's missing Arctic Circle, but it has to be the only place or among a select few places the "Big 4 regional cult classics" (Shake Shack, Culvers, In-N-Out, Whataburger) are all available.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Never saw Houston as a big chain city like that. Sure it's there. But they have many local places as well. But to me it does seem that Texas favors western fast food modeled chains than eastern. Instead of Hardees, you get Carl's Jr. I know they are both the same but it's interesting how in Louisiana, it's Hardees but in Texas, it's Carl's Jr.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The City
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Seems like nobody is jumping in to claim that one!

I love my city for not having chains as much as some places. It has a flipside of course...sometimes you have to walk a ways to find a pizza slice or a takeout hamburger or whatever. Even with coffee, in the home of Starbucks, there seem to be more independents by a wide margin.
ha you and I had the same initial thought
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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You can also find some Zaxby's locations in Texas which tends to be more of a Southeastern chain.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I'm fine taking the title, having a wide variety of chains doesn't take away from the great culinary scene we have here. Fast food loints are everywhere, so having a diversity of them is a positive in my book, even if I don't eat at them all that often. Its a product of our central location and mass of domestic migration, I like the option of shake shake or whataburger.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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ha you and I had the same initial thought
But chains do well for one simple reason. You know what you are getting. Let's face it, consistency is important in the fast food industry. McDonalds may have critics, but their business model is rock solid, and it is based on a consistent product that consumers can depend on. They have upped their profits from Uber Eats, as well.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: DFW
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There are a ton of Checker's here in New York
Yeah, I grew up on that stuff in metro Detroit.. and found it again in Los Angeles. I miss Checkers ever since moving to Texas but I hear they might have it in Houston.

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I'm fine taking the title, having a wide variety of chains doesn't take away from the great culinary scene we have here. Fast food loints are everywhere, so having a diversity of them is a positive in my book, even if I don't eat at them all that often. Its a product of our central location and mass of domestic migration, I like the option of shake shake or whataburger.
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But chains do well for one simple reason. You know what you are getting. Let's face it, consistency is important in the fast food industry. McDonalds may have critics, but their business model is rock solid, and it is based on a consistent product that consumers can depend on. They have upped their profits from Uber Eats, as well.
I don't like coming to a smallish community and finding out the only selection of food this is a few chains. But I'm indifferent between an area with all local and little/no chains vs an area with a large variety of chains but relatively few local restaurants.. I just don't want to be stuck with the same old choices like McDonalds, Subway, Wendys, etc.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Is Texas the State That Has the Greatest Variety of Fast-Food Chains?

Yuk... A dubious distinction if there ever was one.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:14 AM
 
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I don't think it is a dubious distinction. I'm perfectly healthy physically despite eating fast food a few times a month and, while I am perfectly happy with Whataburger and Mooyah's, many others aren't and I think it is great that those people have a choice and aren't just stuck with the same old McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Burger King. It isn't a reflection in any way on the quality of other food, unless you're going to start arguing that Texas has the worst food in the nation, but its going to convince me of that.
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