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View Poll Results: What Are Your Favorite Chain Restaurants/Eateries in NEPA?
Applebee's 3 18.75%
Arby's 3 18.75%
Auntie Anne's Pretzels 2 12.50%
Bavarian Pretzel 1 6.25%
Bennigan's 0 0%
Berriyo by TCBY 0 0%
Bob Evans 3 18.75%
Burger King 2 12.50%
Chili's 1 6.25%
Chuck-E-Cheese's 1 6.25%
Cinn-A-Bon 1 6.25%
Cold Stone Creamery 3 18.75%
Cracker Barrel 5 31.25%
Dairy Queen/DQ Grill n' Chill 0 0%
Damon's 3 18.75%
Denny's 1 6.25%
Domino's Pizza 2 12.50%
Don Pablo's 1 6.25%
Dunkin' Donuts 2 12.50%
Faccia Luna 3 18.75%
Friendly's 3 18.75%
Grotto Pizza 1 6.25%
Ground Round 0 0%
Hot Dog Hall of Fame 0 0%
Johnny Rocket's 2 12.50%
KFC 0 0%
Kildare's 0 0%
Krispy Kreme 2 12.50%
Little Caesar's Pizza 1 6.25%
Logan's Roadhouse 1 6.25%
Lone Star Steakhouse 1 6.25%
Longhorn Steakhouse 3 18.75%
Long John Silver's 3 18.75%
McDonald's 1 6.25%
Molly Brannigan's 1 6.25%
Old Country Buffet 3 18.75%
Olive Garden 4 25.00%
Orange Julius 0 0%
Outback Steakhouse 0 0%
Panchero's 0 0%
Panera Bread 5 31.25%
Papa John's Pizza 2 12.50%
Perkins 2 12.50%
Pizza Hut 2 12.50%
Pretzel Twister 0 0%
Red Lobster 3 18.75%
Red Robin 5 31.25%
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 0 0%
Quizno's 2 12.50%
Ruby Tuesday 3 18.75%
Smokey Bones 1 6.25%
Starbuck's 2 12.50%
Subway 3 18.75%
Taco Bell 3 18.75%
TCBY 0 0%
TGI Friday's 2 12.50%
UNO Chicago Grill 1 6.25%
Waffle House 2 12.50%
Wendy's 3 18.75%
Wolfgang Puck Express 1 6.25%
Other (Please Specify Below) 1 6.25%
None of the Above 2 12.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-13-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Question What Are Your Favorite Chain Restaurants/Eateries in NEPA?

Inspired by a popular newer thread on the New Jersey forum I thought it would be a good idea to start a new poll here on the NEPA sub-forum regarding everyone's preferences for chain restaurants that have established themselves here in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Stroudsburg areas. Please post a reply stating why you voted as you did (value? good burgers? friendly staff? convenient locations?) Also note that I've only included those chain restaurants that we currently have, even though I know we're supposed to be luring in several more chains (Quaker Steak & Lube and Sonic are definites with rumors of a Cheesecake Factory so stay tuned).

Vote for as many options as you'd like.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Idiocracy
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I thoroughly detest all chain restaurants.

Seriously!

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Old 09-13-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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I hate to admit it, but I love the Olive Garden. I like the Italian Villa look it has, I like the free breadsticks and salad, and I like thier food. That doesn't mean it's my favorite Italian restaurant, but for a chain restaurant they do a pretty good job.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Adding on just a bit I forgot to mention that a Moe's Southwest Grill is planned for the Abingtons as well.

Moe's Southwest Grill
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Smile Part One

Just in case anyone new to the area was wondering where these locations are:

Applebee's
  • Bloomsburg: 939 Columbia Boulevard
  • Lewisburg: 300 International Drive
  • Scranton: 74 Viewmont Mall
  • Selinsgrove: 1115 Susquehanna Valley Mall
  • West Hazleton: 2 Weis Lane
  • Wilkes-Barre: 253 Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard

Arby's
  • Bloomsburg: 2351 New Berwick Highway
  • Frackville: Schuylkill Mall
  • Hawley: U.S. Route 6 @ State Route 590
  • Honesdale: Route 6 Plaza
  • Kingston: 510 Pierce Street
  • Lehighton: 1209 East Blakeslee Boulevard
  • Mifflinville: 440 West Third Street
  • Muncy: 300 Lycoming Mall Circle
  • Pine Grove: 408 Suedberg Road
  • Pittston: 309 State Highway 315
  • Scranton: 502 7th Avenue
  • Selinsgrove: Susquehanna Valley Mall
  • Shamokin Dam: 128 South Route 15
  • West Hazleton: State Route 93 @ Deer Run Road
  • White Haven: I-80 @ State Route 940
  • Wilkes-Barre: 278 Wyoming Valley Mall
  • Williamsport: 1726 East Third Street
  • Wind Gap: 950 South Broadway

Auntie Anne's Pretzels
  • Bloomsburg: 225 Columbia Mall Drive
  • Frackville: Schuylkill Mall
  • Hazleton: 30 Laurel Mall
  • Jim Thorpe: 256 Danner Road
  • Scranton (1): 219 Mall at Steamtown
  • Scranton (2): Viewmont Mall
  • Selinsgrove: Susquehanna Valley Mall
  • Stroudsburg: 341 Stroud Mall
  • Tannersville: The Crossings Premium Outlets
  • Wilkes-Barre: Wyoming Valley Mall

Bennigan's
  • Website No Longer Available---Chain Out of Business

Beriyo by TCBY/TCBY
  • Moosic: 1061 Shoppes Boulevard
  • Scranton: 217 Scranton/Carbondale Highway

Bob Evans
  • Wilkes-Barre: 920 Schechter Drive

Burger King
  • Berwick: 1208 West Front Street
  • Bloomsburg (1): 1045 Columbia Boulevard
  • Bloomsburg (2): 191 Columbia Mall Drive
  • Brodheadsville: State Route 209
  • Carbondale: Ames Plaza
  • Clarks Summit: 1028 Northern Boulevard
  • Coal Township: State Route 61
  • Danville: 145 Northumberland Road
  • Dunmore: 700 North Blakely Street
  • East Stroudsburg: Pocono Plaza
  • Eynon: Scranton/Carbondale Highway
  • Hallstead: 1060 U.S. Route 11
  • Hazleton: 30 North Church Street
  • Lehighton: Blakeslee Boulevard
  • Lewisburg: 310 North Derr Drive
  • Mount Pocono: 410 Pocono Boulevard
  • Mountain Top: 2 South Mountain Boulevard
  • Nanticoke: 1 West Main Street
  • Old Forge: 205 South Main Street
  • Pittston: 301 Kennedy Boulevard
  • Plains: Plains Plaza
  • Pottsville (1): 2211 West Market Street
  • Pottsville (2): Cressona Mall
  • Sayre: 309 North Elmira Street
  • Scranton (1): 1024 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
  • Scranton (2): 1813 North Keyser Avenue
  • Scranton (3): 600 Luzerne Street
  • Shamokin Dam: 28 South Susquehanna Trail
  • Shavertown: 140 North Memorial Highway
  • Shenandoah: 331 South Main Street
  • Stroudsburg: State Route 611 @ Bridge Street
  • Sunbury: 60 North 4th Street
  • Tamaqua: 109 Center Street
  • Towanda: York Avenue
  • Tunkhannock: 801 State Route 29
  • Wilkes-Barre (1): Kidder Street
  • Wilkes-Barre (2): 693 Carey Avenue
  • Williamsport (1): 611 Washington Boulevard
  • Williamsport (2): 50 Maynard Street
  • Wind Gap: Route 512
  • Wyoming: Midway Shopping Center

Chili's
  • Stroudsburg: 350 Crossroads Mall
  • Wilkes-Barre: 375 Wyoming Valley Mall

Chuck-E-Cheese
  • Dickson City: 1003 Commerce Boulevard
  • Wilkes-Barre Township: 2120 Wilkes-Barre Township Marketplace

Cinnabon
  • Bushkill: Fernwood Resort
  • Scranton: Mall at Steamtown

Cold Stone Creamery
  • Moosic: 3 Montage Mountain Road

Cracker Barrel
  • Frackville: 956 Schuylkill Mall Road
  • Wilkes-Barre: 2320 Highland Park Boulevard

Dairy Queen/DQ Grill 'n Chill
  • East Stroudsburg: Route 209
  • Hazleton: 500 Airport Road
  • Kingston: 473 Wyoming Avenue
  • Pine Grove: 482 Suedberg Road
  • Plains Township: 1245 State Highway 315
  • Pottsville: 465 North Claude A. Lord Boulevard
  • Scranton: Viewmont Mall
  • Selinsgrove: Routes 11 & 15
  • South Williamsport: 606 Hastings Street
  • Stroudsburg: Stroud Mall

Damon's
  • Clarks Summit: 820 Northern Boulevard
  • Hazleton: 120 State Route 93
  • Lewisburg: 74 Walter Drive

Denny's
  • Bloomsburg: 131 Paper Mill Road
  • Scranton: 410 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
  • Selinsgrove: Routes 11 & 15
  • White Haven: I-476 @ Route 940
  • Wilkes-Barre: 488 Kidder Street
  • Williamsport: 1716 East 3rd Street

Domino's Pizza
  • Berwick: 908 North Market Street
  • Bloomsburg: 1301 Columbia Boulevard
  • Clarks Summit: 1121 Northern Boulevard
  • Dallas: 566 Memorial Highway
  • Danville: 300 Railroad Street
  • Pittston: 49 Broad Street
  • Old Forge: 213 North Main Street
  • Kingston: 700 Market Street
  • Wilkes-Barre: 154 South Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Scranton (1): 1420 Mulberry Street
  • Scranton (2): 1316 North Main Avenue
  • East Stroudsburg: 29 Dansbury Terrace
  • Hazleton: 800 North Church Street
  • Lewisburg: 1722 Market Street
  • Marshall's Creek: 5163 Milford Road
  • Milton: 5 Southgate Plaza
  • Mount Pocono: 180 Sterling Road
  • Peckville: 1578 Main Street
  • Pottsville: 300 North Coal Street
  • Selinsgrove: 327 North Market Street
  • Sunbury: 1315 Market Street
  • Tamaqua: 143 North Railroad Street
  • Tannersville: 1573 Route 611
  • Williamsport: 1131 Washington Boulevard

Don Pablo's
  • Dickson City: 821 Commerce Boulevard

Well I'm tired for now after working a grueling shift at the salt mine, but I'll continue on with later installments as time permits.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I hate to admit it, but I love the Olive Garden. I like the Italian Villa look it has, I like the free breadsticks and salad, and I like thier food. That doesn't mean it's my favorite Italian restaurant, but for a chain restaurant they do a pretty good job.

I like the breadsticks, salad, and soup (zupa toscana, or however its spelled), but that's about it. Their dinners aren't that great for how much they cost.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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Adding on just a bit I forgot to mention that a Moe's Southwest Grill is planned for the Abingtons as well.

Moe's Southwest Grill
Is that a franchise of Moe's Tavern?
http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/gallery/images/MoesTavern.gif (broken link)
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I like the breadsticks, salad, and soup (zupa toscana, or however its spelled), but that's about it. Their dinners aren't that great for how much they cost.
I haven't dined at the Wilkes-Barre Township Olive Garden since I received a gift card as the reward for earning employee of the month at my former employer (pats self on back!) The food was "average," in my opinion. It was of equal caliber to most small mom-and-pops I've had so if given the choice I'd patronize the latter to keep our small towns looking vibrant.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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What we need up here is Zaxby's. We get that and life is complete.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Sheeptown, USA
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I hate to admit it, but I love the Olive Garden. I like the Italian Villa look it has, I like the free breadsticks and salad, and I like thier food. That doesn't mean it's my favorite Italian restaurant, but for a chain restaurant they do a pretty good job.
I like it too. God forbid, it's a chain restaurant. Damn us to hell!!! We're such bad people for going. LOL!!!
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