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Old 05-16-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Speaking of southern-based chains, I've seen lots of Chick-Fil-A's in MD.
Yep, they're definitely expanding. They just opened up one in Gaithersburg last month. They need another one in Germantown too since the drive-through is always overwhelmed with at least 10+ cars.

It's a really good brand and I'm sure they'll be nationwide in 10 years tops. I remember my first encounter with them in Orlando in 2001 (a while before they had them in MD) and they made a pretty good impression. At College Park it was also my favorite place to eat on campus by far.

They've still maintained they're "Southerness" even through their expansion though. For instance they don't open on Sundays, they bring your food to your table, the employee dress code is pretty rigid, and they even put flowers on the tables.

As for Sonic, the first one I've heard of was over the bridge on the E. Shore. My friend said she stopped there on a visit to Ocean City, and everyone subsequently got sick from the food. That said, I don't plan on stopping by any time soon...
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Yep, they're definitely expanding. They just opened up one in Gaithersburg last month. They need another one in Germantown too since the drive-through is always overwhelmed with at least 10+ cars.

It's a really good brand and I'm sure they'll be nationwide in 10 years tops. I remember my first encounter with them in Orlando in 2001 (a while before they had them in MD) and they made a pretty good impression. At College Park it was also my favorite place to eat on campus by far.

They've still maintained they're "Southerness" even through their expansion though. For instance they don't open on Sundays, they bring your food to your table, the employee dress code is pretty rigid, and they even put flowers on the tables.

As for Sonic, the first one I've heard of was over the bridge on the E. Shore. My friend said she stopped there on a visit to Ocean City, and everyone subsequently got sick from the food. That said, I don't plan on stopping by any time soon...
Chick Fil-A has been in Cumberland since at the early 1980s. Maryland is more than just the places you frequent.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky...Maryland. Which doesn't belong here?
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky...Maryland. Which doesn't belong here?
Texas is the outlier, it was part of Mexico and an independent state before joining the Union.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Texas is the outlier, it was part of Mexico and an independent state before joining the Union.
I know. But...what, exactly, is your point? Are you saying Texas isn't in the South...or...what?
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I know. But...what, exactly, is your point? Are you saying Texas isn't in the South...or...what?
You listed a bunch of states and asked "which doesn't belong here." I gave you the answer and the reason why I picked it.

Did you have a point in asking the question?
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky...Maryland. Which doesn't belong here?
I would also argue that Kentucky does not belong. I think it's sort of like a marginally Midwestern state. Portions of Maryland belong more than Kentucky.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky...Maryland. Which doesn't belong here?
Yeah, i've gotta go with Texas too. When did you ever see scrubland in the other states?

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut... Maryland. Which state doesn't belong here?

Maryland. Marylanders can't handle snow, all the other states can.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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not talking about accent, confederacy, fried chicken or waffle but strictly looking at a map Maryland looks northeast. Calling it mid-atlantic even is a stretch as it seems too far north. Baltimore is closer to St-Catharines Ontario Canada than it is to Charlotte NC...hmmm
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Yeah, i've gotta go with Texas too. When did you ever see scrubland in the other states?

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut... Maryland. Which state doesn't belong here?

Maryland. Marylanders can't handle snow, all the other states can.
What the big deal about snow?
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