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Old 04-08-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I guess hating on people that like chains is "so Bay Area" too. I don't like most but I don't really care if people do either except when they try to drag me to one.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I guess hating on people that like chains is "so Bay Area" too. I don't like most but I don't really care if people do either except when they try to drag me to one.
That's the spirit! Three cheers for chain restaurants!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I guess hating on people that like chains is "so Bay Area" too. I don't like most but I don't really care if people do either except when they try to drag me to one.
My sister is always trying to go to a chain when we are in the suburbs. Her comment is something like "when was the last time you went to ......"

I always reply hopefully never again. But there are some exceptions. Texas Roadhouse for the bread. And Chickfila for the nuggets.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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My sister is always trying to go to a chain when we are in the suburbs. Her comment is something like "when was the last time you went to ......"

I always reply hopefully never again. But there are some exceptions. Texas Roadhouse for the bread. And Chickfila for the nuggets.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
See? See? It's not all bad
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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That's the spirit! Three cheers for chain restaurants!!!!!!!!
Absolutely! I'm a big fan of Pica Pica Maize Kitchen (2 locations), Firewood (3 locations), Super Duper (3 locations), and several other small, local chain restaurants and stores.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Get out of your suburb there are plenty of normal people that ride bicycle in SF, SJ, Oakland, and Berkeley
Sounds like you don't know me very well as a poster on this board. But it certainly sounds like I hit a nerve with you.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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My sister is always trying to go to a chain when we are in the suburbs. Her comment is something like "when was the last time you went to ......"

I always reply hopefully never again. But there are some exceptions. Texas Roadhouse for the bread. And Chickfila for the nuggets.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
My friend has learned never to suggest eating at BJ's Brewhouse ever again to me. Or the Cheesecake Factory either, I really wish they would have put a Yardhouse there instead.

I don't avoid all chains of course, I'll still go to Chick Fil A, In-n-Out, Daphne's, L&L, etc.. Not too many sit down restaurants I can stand though.

I think places like Walnut Creek offer a good mix of chain and non-chain restaurants to satisfy most people.

Also one local chain I can't stand is Kinders, worse bbq ever yet everyone swears by it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Also one local chain I can't stand is Kinders, worse bbq ever yet everyone swears by it.
Seriously. That place is terrible. I don't know what people are talking about. I also was not impressed by the BBQ I had in Austin, whatever their local BBQ chain was. Also terrible.




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Old 04-09-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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Absolutely! I'm a big fan of Pica Pica Maize Kitchen (2 locations), Firewood (3 locations), Super Duper (3 locations), and several other small, local chain restaurants and stores.
HUGE difference between small/local chains and Applebee's, Chilli's, Olive Garden, etc.

And I actually like the ball tip sandwich at Kinder's. Used to get that lunch special all the time when I was a student at DVC. Wasn't big on anything else they had though...
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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HUGE difference between small/local chains and Applebee's, Chilli's, Olive Garden, etc.
Well, sure. But it does raise a semi-interesting question: at what point is a chain too small, or too big, to satisfy the desires of a chain enthusiast or a chain hater, respectively?
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