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Old 03-11-2018, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I think I see more fast-food chains in Texas (Dallas/ Houston) than any other place in the US.
Besides the nationals, it has a blend of Western US and Southern chains as well as state-grown ones.
Any other states that have as wide a variety?
I can list as many as I can remember, but it is definitely more than what is available in other states.
Talking about "Fast food chains" (drive-thru & all) not "restaurant chains" in general.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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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.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Houston actually has a very strong and competitive local food scene resists establishment of national chains. The chains that are present in the city tend to either be local (Frenchy's), or regional across a few states at most (i.e. Whataburger):
Meet the First Families of Houston Food | Houston Press
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Is Inka Chicken a chain? My favorite place in Austin since it was near where I lived and the food always tasted super fresh.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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“Great” as in a lot, or “great” as in best?
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:08 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I've pretty much found most of my favorite chains in Texas (West Texas and DFW so far).. except:

- Leomonade (only in California)
- JJ Bakery & Cafe (only in California)
- Blue Star Doughnuts (only in California and Oregon)
- Rallys/Checkers (heard they have them in Houston)
- The Counter (might be in Austin or Houston)
- Pieology (Austin or Houston)
- Skippers (only in the PNW)
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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Don't know but wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I've pretty much found most of my favorite chains in Texas (West Texas and DFW so far).. except:

- Leomonade (only in California)
- JJ Bakery & Cafe (only in California)
- Blue Star Doughnuts (only in California and Oregon)
- Rallys/Checkers (heard they have them in Houston)
- The Counter (might be in Austin or Houston)
- Pieology (Austin or Houston)
- Skippers (only in the PNW)
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.

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Old 03-12-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Texas is obviously large in size, and at a crossroads of sorts between east and west, as well as containing elements of the south. And it has a diverse population. So all of that goes together to have a variety of fast-food joints, but also other food places as well. Lots of companies and one-off's want to put in stores there, of all types.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Krystal used to be in Texas, but I think they closed all of them. I wish there was a Krystal or White Castle type place around for a nice snack.
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