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Old 05-20-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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No matter how much people on here want to deny it, we all have eatan at chain restaurants. Which ones are your favorite?

My favorite is Chipotle: Gourmet Burritos and Tacos and Barbocoa

Reasons why:
-I love Mexican food
-They use all organic ingredients
-They use local produce
-All of there locations are architecturally unique
-The enviroment is great, good music, art sculptures made of wood and metal, has the whole industrial sheet metal look to it. Unique tables and chairs, stainless steel.
-They are all company owned, not franchised
-The food may be a bit expensive for fast food (usually over $10 a person), but it's worth it, they give you a lot of food and it tastes amazing. I've been to Mexico and ate at an authentic Mexican place and I would still pick chipotle over that.

The restaurant is doing so well that it just expanded to Europe this month.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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don't have a favorite. I have never been impressed by a national chain restaurant.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I usually don't go to chain restaurants, but the few that I really do enjoy are Potbelly, Wingstop, Papaya King, and Culver's (WAY better than In-N-Out btw).

Some of the premium steakhouse and seafood chains such as Morton's, Smith & Wollensky, The Palm, McCormick & Schmicks, and Legal Seafoods are all quality establishments.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I usually don't go to chain restaurants, but the few that I really do enjoy are Potbelly, Wingstop, Papaya King, and Culver's (WAY better than In-N-Out btw).

Some of the premium steakhouse and seafood chains such as Morton's, Smith & Wollensky, The Palm, McCormick & Schmicks, and Legal Seafoods are all quality establishments.
yup, i'll add delfrisco's double eagle, shula's and ruth's chris. basically your high end steakhouses.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Chick Fil-A
Wendy's
Outback Steakhouse
Papadeaux Seafood
Cheesecake Factory

That's about it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Ruth's Chris Steak House.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Boston
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5 Guys
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Gordon Biersch.
GORDON BIERSCH - restaurants
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Carrabbas, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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5 Guys
Same here.
+ Red Lobster & Longhorn
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