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Old 06-06-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Must be all that avocado toast.

As a Millennial: you're welcome.
I mean, if I were a young person ~ I wouldn't eat there either.

Hell, at 56, I'm an old person and I do not like Bdubs or Applebees. Or Chiles. Or any of those

I still like Texas Roadhouse tho because their salads, rolls, and chicken I still like.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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Millennials endanger casual-dining restaurants - Business Insider

I guess it makes sense, those places are more for the family experience they should cater more to older patrons like Denny's does.

As an Millennial, I actually like sit down places.
As a Senior myself, Denny's is a heart attack waiting to happen; frozen ingredients, greasy, salty, etc. I would rather go to a local Mom and Pop Diner, if anywhere at all.

I've been cooking my own home meals for over 40 years. Still do for my husband and I. Pushing 70 years old.

My younger daughter is a Millennial with two young children. She sometimes orders those package dinners where you cook them yourself from scratch and all the ingredients are delivered to your door. Many are Stir Fry. Cannot remember the name. Sorry.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Millennials typically opt for locally-owned, unique restaurants over the suburban chains that dominated the restaurant landscape in the 1990s and 2000s. I think that is the root of this problem. If I had a choice between a local or regional wing chain like say Wild Wing Cafe in Charlotte NC or Buffalo Wild Wings, I would choose Wild Wing Cafe every time. Part of the issue with the huge national chains is their quality is well below local restaurants and many times they are even more expensive. It's similar to how Millennials are choosing locally-brewed craft beer over Budweiser.

I think the chains will survive in areas where there isn't a local alternative. For instance, where I live now, if I want hot wings, Buffalo Wild Wings is it.
There are fairly few chains in my area, other than quick service or fast food restaurants like Dunkin Donuts, Chipotle, or Wendy's. I don't know how places like Domino's still operate. Aren't there good local pizza joints?

This hits the nail on the head in my social group. Why would we spend our hard earned dollars on bland, institutionalized food somewhere like Applebees when there are great one-off local restaurants or more focused, high quality small chains like Not Your Average Joe's or Wagamama? There are plenty of bars and restaurants that serve wings, and I'd rather put money back into my local economy than to some franchisee.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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LOL on this. I lived for a while in Atlanta, which has a wing joint in every neighborhood. I have never been to Buffalo Wild Wing.

I also don't particularly like Applebees. Their food is way too salty and cost too much for what it is.

I am a young Gen X/older Millenial.

I prefer local restaurants that support small business people and that have fresh, good, not too salty food.

Hopefully more restauranteurs will fill the void left by these chains.

I will note though that I was super POd that a Bob Evans restaurant closed near my job! I LOVE Bob Evans "broasted" chicken.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Millennials typically opt for locally-owned, unique restaurants over the suburban chains that dominated the restaurant landscape in the 1990s and 2000s. I think that is the root of this problem. If I had a choice between a local or regional wing chain like say Wild Wing Cafe in Charlotte NC or Buffalo Wild Wings, I would choose Wild Wing Cafe every time. Part of the issue with the huge national chains is their quality is well below local restaurants and many times they are even more expensive. It's similar to how Millennials are choosing locally-brewed craft beer over Budweiser.

I think the chains will survive in rural areas and small cities where there isn't a local alternative. For instance, where I live now, if I want hot wings, Buffalo Wild Wings is it.
bingo!!!
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Blame it on student loans. These kids have no money, and the money they do have they are prioritizing it on different things. For example, they care more about gym memberships, manicure/pedicures, organic vegetables, and social experiments promising change than they do buying a house that will build wealth, for example. Millennials will be a very educated generation and have nothing to show for it. Doesn't bode well for America. At all.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Yeah, the Millenials are just trading those places for places that have more street cred like Chipotle. The Chipotle near me is overflowing with millennials at all times.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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The food is just not very good in those place's.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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I brought up my millenials well -- fast food is the last thing they do to 'dine out'. They like good food, good drink, good people.

I think generally most of us don't enjoy fast food as much right?

It was something new and fun for a bit and now it's just meh food.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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There are fairly few chains in my area, other than quick service or fast food restaurants like Dunkin Donuts, Chipotle, or Wendy's. I don't know how places like Domino's still operate. Aren't there good local pizza joints?

This hits the nail on the head in my social group. Why would we spend our hard earned dollars on bland, institutionalized food somewhere like Applebees when there are great one-off local restaurants or more focused, high quality small chains like Not Your Average Joe's or Wagamama? There are plenty of bars and restaurants that serve wings, and I'd rather put money back into my local economy than to some franchisee.
No kidding.

I'm a single boomer, and I eat out several times a week. I only eat at a franchise place when I'm on the road, and just want to pop off and pop right back on to the freeway. All I expect is mediocre food, and that's exactly what I get.

For the same price (and at my favorite breakfast place, for LESS), I can eat food made by real chefs who source local food, develop their own recipes, and really cook, not just pop some frozen meal into a nuke box.

It's no contest, really.
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