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Old 09-04-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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Just wondering, where I am at there is nothing but McDonalds and Walmart on what seems like every other block. I always hear about the Farmer's Market and stuff but I was wondering is it as bad like here? Do you have a lot of corp fast food chains or is it like mom and pop stores, not Burger King, Wendy's and McDonalds?

It would seem like from the research I've done you guys hardly have those chains in such close proximity as here. I'm not saying all fast food is bad or that I'm trying to avoid them but I am at least hoping for healthier and more diverse alternatives. Can someone clear this up for me? Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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There is fast food restaurants out here. Pretty much the norm, McDonalds, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, Arby's, Burger King, etc. Only 1 Sonic, but way too far from Seattle. Wish there were more Baja Fresh's, Jimmy John's, and some New York Burrito's (Idaho and Utah thing).
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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Wait, are you looking for restaurants that aren't chains or fast food restaurants that aren't chains? There's a ton of non-chain restaurants, both cheap and expensive. There are also a lot of local chains which have a few locations around the area. As for non-chain fast food, there's a ton of teriyaki places, pho, sushi-go-rounds, taco stands as well as local burger places.

Whether you find a bunch of chain fast food depends a lot the neighborhood you choose to live in too.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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Actually, within the city of Seattle, you won't find a lot of the usual chains, atleast in any great quantity. Suburbs, a different story. Seattle is quite diverse with fast food, and non-fast food. You have to search a bit, but there are a lot of unique choices. The search is half the fun.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:22 AM
 
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Seattle proper has a lot of the usual chains, especially on thoroughfares like Rainier and Aurora. I don't know how many Subway locations there are in the city, but I'm guessing 50+, at least. Many operated by "mom and pop" franchisees, of course. And a Quiznos is often nearby. I'll agree that there are even more chain locations in the 'burbs.

In Seattle and elsewhere in King County, the chains are having to show calorie counts on menus beginning this year. I gotta stop eating that Queso Burrito from Qdoba on Pike St.

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Actually, within the city of Seattle, you won't find a lot of the usual chains, atleast in any great quantity. Suburbs, a different story.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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there is nothing but McDonalds and Walmart
Where did you see Walmart? There isn't even one within the city limits and 3 total in the metro area - 1 in Renton, 1 in Lynnwood and 1 in Everett
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Where did you see Walmart? There isn't even one within the city limits and 3 total in the metro area - 1 in Renton, 1 in Lynnwood and 1 in Everett
He's referring to where he lives now. Not Seattle.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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While on this subject, are there very many non-fast food chains in the area, i.e. Applebees, Wild Buffalo Wings, Old Chicago, Olive Garden, Five Guys, Noodles & Co., etc.?
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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There are several Applebees in the surrounding area. There used to be an Olive Garden in Seattle proper, at Northgate; there are others in the 'burbs, like Tukwila. I don't think there are any Buffalo Wild Wings anywhere nearby.

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While on this subject, are there very many non-fast food chains in the area, i.e. Applebees, Wild Buffalo Wings, Old Chicago, Olive Garden, Five Guys, Noodles & Co., etc.?
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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K, thanks. Interesting that I see so many of these places advertising on the local tv channels (especially true of Sonic and Wild Buffalo Wings), yet there are so few of them in the PNW.
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