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Old 05-23-2010, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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Oh wait I have to add Fire of Brazil to the list. Ours went out of business so it slipped my mind. Nothing like a Churrascaria. I hear that Texas de Brazil is good as well.

So it goes like this...
Cheesecake Factory
Gordon Biersch
Fire of Brazil

then..
Landry's
Pappadeaux
Texas de Brazil is incredible.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Another to add to the list. I forgot about it since we don't have them here.
Rosa's Tortilla Factory - a regional Texas place. Good and inexpensive Mexican fast food.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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As much as I don't like chains and prefer mom and pop type places, there are a few exceptions--

Ruth Chris steakhouse
Chipotle
Five guys

...I recently ate at Carabba's, and it was amazing. This is coming from someone whose family is very italian, so I know what good italian home cooking is. This is the chain closest to what good italian food should be. Olive Garden doesn't come close.
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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Chick-fil-A
BJ's Brewhouse
Grimaldi's
Cheesecake Factory
Quizno's
Starbucks
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^Grimaldi's isn't a chain.
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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NY
NJ
NV
AZ
TX

Sounds like a chain.
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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NY
NJ
NV
AZ
TX

Sounds like a chain.
And Florida soon
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Wahoos
In-N-Out (Culvers cannot compare)
Panera/St Louis Bread Company
Chipotle
Qdoba
Rubios
Pei Wei (which loosley translates too "Little fart" in Cantonese)


Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel when you are in Redneck Country
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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fogo de chao, todai, sushi samba, morton's...ice cream, hrrm. coldstone
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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^^Grimaldi's isn't a chain.
I thought a "chain" was a restaurant with multiple locations. Grimaldi's has several locations in NY, NJ, TX, NV, and AZ...and coming soon to FL. Why isn't it a chain, praytell?

Maybe it's because NYC, of course, doesn't have chain restaurants...
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