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Old 04-03-2010, 06:02 PM
Location: Elgin, Illinois
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Mrs. IRV hates Cracker Barrel so I have never ate there. Here in the upper midwest Culver's is always a good choice.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:51 AM
Location: Utah
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for a quick snack, usually Wendys or Subway. For a sit down meal, Applebee's & Chilis are my favs, but I'm not all that picky. Dennys is great when the 2am munchies hit as well

Though I live on the east coast, I do have to agree on In n' Out Burger! That stuff is seriously like crack.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:03 PM
Location: Houston, Tx
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Chick-fil-A for fast food. Red Lobster for a nicer sit down.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Location: Orlando
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Originally Posted by jmking View Post
Big secret when traveling, locate a truckstop and enjoy. Prices, service and food are way beyond franchises. If they weren't they'd lose business very fast because word gets out with these truckers.
Way back before all the interstates were done....yes I'm that old lol....we would always pick a truckstop that had the most trucks....always a good sign. We were never disappointed.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:40 PM
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Originally Posted by White Collar Worker View Post
First off, I know almost everyone says they hate chain restaurants and say they always eat at family owned spots when they travel. But just for the sake of argument, lets say the only option is the chain restaurant off the Interstate when you travel by car.

What chain restaurants do you like to eat at when you travel?

Just to start the conversation, my favorite is Cracker Barrel. It is always very expensive, good service, consistent and very inexpensive. I get a kick out of the people at Cracker Barrels, where ever we go to one as we travel cross country, the customers all look the same.
My favorite chain restaurant when traveling by car is Cracker Barrel. I actually prefer chains when I travel because it's easier to know what you're getting. I've had a couple of bad experiences with 'family owned' restaurants while traveling. At home, I know which restaurants are good and which aren't, but out on the road, in an unfamiliar area, it's safer to stick to chains.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:03 PM
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Panera is my fave--love their sandwiches and soups and bagels. I will NOT eat at Burger King.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:59 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Clean restrooms with OK food is better than OK restrooms with good food.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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To me, food is fuel, as long as it keeps my stomach from howling, it's all I care about. Same with alcohol, as long as it gets me from A to Z, I could care less about labels.

When I'm on a road trip, I get so wound up, I haven't got the time for sit-down restaurants, unless I've got a good book with me.

My all-time favorite is the single hamburger at McDonald's. I could eat a whole stack of them. But not every McDonald's is the same.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by wanneroo View Post
I remember the southern town I moved to as a kid in 1988, a Shoney's was built there and it was very popular. We always liked going there as well. They also seemed to spring up all over the south. Somehow in the 1990's it appeared to be going wrong. Business left the one in town until it finally closed and then I noticed while traveling they started disappearing elsewhere as well.

that's cause owner died and it was left to family to run it
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Location: long island ny
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I love stopping at McDonald's before a road trip to get their sausage mcgriddle. It's a rare treat for me so I look forward to it.
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