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Old 10-11-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:26 AM
 
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Millennials are killing the casual dining chains. The growth of fast-casual chains such as Panera and Chipotle have been especially harmful. These chains can offer lower prices to millennial customers, who are less enthused about spending more money just for the experience of sitting in a booth at a casual-dining joint.

Millennials also are preferring chains that deliver or services such as Blue Apron instead of sitting in a restaurant. This may not be the case everywhere, like Greenville, but all reports are saying this is the trend nationally.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:55 AM
 
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Millennials are killing the casual dining chains.
Casual dining chains are killing the casual dining chains. I'm pushing 40 -- hardly a millennial! -- and cannot picture a scenario in which I'd ever willingly eat at Applebee's or Buffalo Wild Wings. I can get vastly superior versions of the same things -- often with better service, better atmosphere, and a lower price -- at locally owned restaurants or smaller, regional chains.

This article pretty much sums up how I feel.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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Millennials are killing the casual dining chains. The growth of fast-casual chains such as Panera and Chipotle have been especially harmful. These chains can offer lower prices to millennial customers, who are less enthused about spending more money just for the experience of sitting in a booth at a casual-dining joint.

Millennials also are preferring chains that deliver or services such as Blue Apron instead of sitting in a restaurant. This may not be the case everywhere, like Greenville, but all reports are saying this is the trend nationally.
Where are the millennials going to work after everything has moved online?
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:03 AM
 
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Meh... whichever new restaurant comes to Greenville will probably just end up on Woodruff Rd anyway lol.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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USN is dead on the money. I'm GenX but our dining habits have evolved as well. ON the occasion that I go out for lunch (usually work related or to catch up with a friend), Panera is my go-to.... healthy options drives my choice there. Sometimes a girl just has to have a taco and then it's a locally owned Mexican place. On weekends, DH and I will alternate between good locally owned barbecue joints, a locally owned place for steaks but usually eat at home the majority of the time. Thankfully, healthy eating is top of mind for us. All of the news stories about tainted food, rat meat being served as chicken wings, etc... as well as a cancer scare caused us to look at what we consume. We tried Blue Apron for a while and it did help me to discover some new ingredients and methods of food prep but overall, I still prefer hitting the local farmer's market once per week and cooking at home. Thankfully we live in a place where we can source locally grown, pesticide free produce and wonderful organic, grass fed beef, chickens, etc... Our health is wealth.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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Whataburger. Had it while on vacation last year and thought it was great for fast food.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:42 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Breugger's Bagels; Doc Chey's (I really miss DC - I go there every chance I'm in Asheville/Atlanta)
Oh yeah, Doc Chey's is good. Unfortunately, they just closed the one in Asheville The closest is ATL.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:44 AM
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We prefer locally owned restaurants than chains. Don't you guys get sick of burger joints? It's nice to have diversity.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Would be nice to have some better burrito joints. Chipotle was just ok but stopped going there after the food safety issues and the news stories broke about how they treat their employees. Salsaritas and Moe's are mediocre. A Freebird's or Uberrito would do well here.
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