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Old 06-07-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Both restaurants are mediocre and overpriced, especially Bw3's. Younger people are preferring to eat healthier, and also are more open to international foods than the older generations. Chains need to adapt or die.
yall are over thinking this.


I have only gone to Buffalo Wild Wings once. It was not that busy , and yet it was crowded. there were only 3 waiters on duty and we were forced to sit in their sections while other areas were completely empty. The tables are so close together that the the waiters for the other sections kept bumping into my table as they walked by, and the TVs were so close together that the sounds of the games were blending into each other(each TV on a different game). And again, did i mention it wasnt busy, because after finally being seated, it took an hour for our wings.

Price wasnt the problem.

It was just a bad experience. if all of them are like this one, then that is why they are dying.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I agree with those that said BWW used to be a lot better ten years ago. It was also a lot more exclusive chain back then and you didn't have them everywhere. I can't really comment on the service, but the wings were done a lot better. Last time I went, it was plain nasty. I've ate at numerous locations and its the same story at very one. It's no wonder people aren't going there anymore. BWW was actually a cool place to go in 2007.
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:39 AM
 
Location: California
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It's been awhile since I ate at a chain restaurant but a couple years ago me and a friend of mine visited our old hometown and on purpose went to eat at the only surviving Sizzler I'm aware of in the area. She worked there after high school and I worked in an office nearby and had lunch their frequently way back in the 70's so it was for nostalgias sake. It was fun but kind of weird sitting at the same table and eating the same meal I'd had 40 years ago! Time to let go Sizzler!
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:43 AM
 
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I'm not seeing how this is a problem. That's how a free market works.
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: USA
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The local Applebees and Wild Wings (which is right across from one another) are packed all the time. Of course it's not gourmet food prepared by world class chefs or a millennial hipster joint. But you pay a killing to patronage those places. It's just a nice casual place to get together with friends and family with little hassle and a reasonable price.
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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It's been awhile since I ate at a chain restaurant but a couple years ago me and a friend of mine visited our old hometown and on purpose went to eat at the only surviving Sizzler I'm aware of in the area. She worked there after high school and I worked in an office nearby and had lunch their frequently way back in the 70's so it was for nostalgias sake. It was fun but kind of weird sitting at the same table and eating the same meal I'd had 40 years ago! Time to let go Sizzler!
It's funny as Brand new sizzler opened in my area . I viewed it as kind of a dying chain too so was surprised they opened a new location .

I was actually going to check it out because I remember it from when I was younger but there was a line out door so decided to leave .
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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It's funny as Brand new sizzler opened in my area . I viewed it as kind of a dying chain too so was surprised they opened a new location .

I was actually going to check it out because I remember it from when I was younger but there was a line out door so decided to leave .
Sizzler might be benefitting slightly from an increase in the number of people eating ketogenic (low carb) diets (I do). Steak, potato, and salad meals (NO bread) fill the bill as long as you nix carb-laden salad dressings and potato toppings.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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There are so many restaurant chains out there. If they can't keep up with what people like, then they go out of business. There is nothing special about either Applebees or BWW, they both have decent food and decent service, but that's not enough anymore. Competition is tough and the restaurant industry is changing.

As a millennial I don't eat at full service restaurants nearly as much as my parents did, but we still like to go out and get a good steak or Korean BBQ. But I'm not as likely to order a burger and fries at a full service restaurant like my parents would.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:26 AM
 
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I am finding more and more that at these so-called independent "mom and pop" restaurants, unless you go high-end, the food is basically the same crap off the Sysco or US Foods truck that the chains are getting their own proprietary versions of.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I am finding more and more that at these so-called independent "mom and pop" restaurants, unless you go high-end, the food is basically the same crap off the Sysco or US Foods truck that the chains are getting their own proprietary versions of.
Mom and pop definitely doesn't mean quality will be better . Then if quality is better you will pay a lot more of course .
Food has become very expensive in L.A , can't imagine what prices will be when min wage is $15 hr here as it will be soon .

I think that's going to change the restaurant industry a lot .

It's common for prices to go up like 20 percent it seems .

Common to see like $8.99 then new price is $10.99
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