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Old 06-07-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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I'm Gen X. It's just too expensive to eat out at many restaurants now. Chains, family restaurants, fast food, you name it, it seems like they raised their prices a great deal overall and they nickel and dime customers on silly little things like condiments. My wife and I have solved this problem by forgoing drinks, using coupons, and going out to lunch rather than dinner.

The biggest ripoff is charging $2.50 for a Coke. So what if it is unlimited refills. I can only drink one.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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I don't really think this has to do with why we won't eat at B-Dubs and Applebee's. My generation is the generation to spend $8 on a dumb Starbucks mochafrappafrippalate, so we don't hesitate to spend money on certain things.

Another thing is those chain places often have a family atmosphere. They aren't good places to go out with friends or your girlfriend/boyfriend on the weekend. For that, we'd much rather grab some take out and eat it back home with friends. If we do go out to eat, it's usually a locally owned place.

I also think that millennials are more "foodies" than previous generations. My grandparents and parents are perfectly happy eating boring food, but I'm certainly not. With all of these Thai, Korean, Mexican, Indian, Ethiopian, and Italian restaurants around, why would I even bother going to B-Dubs or Applebees?
Ethnic restaurants can't be bad? haha.

There might be a little brainwashing there, and too much fake reality tv.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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Ethnic restaurants can't be bad? haha.

There might be a little brainwashing there, and too much fake reality tv.
You quoted a post, and yet you added words that were never actually written. Where did the poster say that ethnic restaurants can't be bad? I'll wait.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Oh no...millenials arent forking over $20.00 for a heaping helping of the high fructose corn syrup chemical toxin infused,, sugar laden, platter of diabetes being sold to them by some 65 year old baby boomer CEO of Applebee's, who could care less that him and the rest of his greedy baby boomer comrades have contributed to the largest rise in chronic diseases in history. Oh no...what are we to do!
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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Oh no...millenials arent forking over $20.00 for a heaping helping of the high fructose corn syrup chemical toxin infused,, sugar laden, platter of diabetes being sold to them by some 65 year old baby boomer CEO of Applebee's, who could care less that him and the rest of his greedy baby boomer comrades have contributed to the largest rise in chronic diseases in history. Oh no...what are we to do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6l1QljpMo
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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You quoted a post, and yet you added words that were never actually written. Where did the poster say that ethnic restaurants can't be bad? I'll wait.
Not going to bother. They made their point clear. Ethnic food good - American food bad. This isn't really about chain restaurants, it's a culture thing.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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'Applebee's; for when you want someone else to microwave that Stouffer's Lasagna.'

The articles right. Millennials prefer to cook at home, order food, or eat out quickly. Is that bad (I don't think the OP is saying it is; a lot of people responded as if he did)? Cooking for yourself is usually helpful and a valuable skill. Eating at home is usually more comfortable and can be quite enjoyable. And eating fast isn't so much their fault; they've been raised to believe you exist to work... even though they're lazy and everything their fault, apparently.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Doesn't seem like a political thread - maybe more about eating?

I went to Applebees ONCE only because the owner of a company took me there for lunch. Never again...and I'm not a Millennial.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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'Applebee's; for when you want someone else to microwave that Stouffer's Lasagna.'

The articles right. Millennials prefer to cook at home, order food, or eat out quickly. Is that bad (I don't think the OP is saying it is; a lot of people responded as if he did)? Cooking for yourself is usually helpful and a valuable skill. Eating at home is usually more comfortable and can be quite enjoyable. And eating fast isn't so much their fault; they've been raised to believe you exist to work... even though they're lazy and everything their fault, apparently.

To me, food is nothing but fuel. I could care less about the "dining out" experience. I eat lunch at my desk between keystrokes.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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I think that what's being lost is that older part of American culture that was deemed to have "no culture" by Europeans. I think Americans are actually starting to develop a culture similar to that of the rest of the world, where they eat in or prefer "real food". I think a lot of that is great but it also makes me think that we are just becoming like the rest of the world.
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