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Old 12-29-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I like California Pizza Kitchen but I just like that restaurant anyway- it's my favorite
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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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.
We'll eat at Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, Sirloin Stockade or McDonalds if there are no other choices. Anything with a salad bar (iceburg lettuce) and a slab 'o meat is good enough for me. McDonalds are good for breakfast and lunch on the cheap and quick while traveling. I'm a real sucker for their cheeseburgers. LOL

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Cracker Barrel for a quick sit-down meal. McDonald's/Wendy's seem to be the most consistent fast-food wise. And I wouldn't touch a buffet restaurant with a 10 foot pole, I'd rather have fast food than that! Jut one of those idiosyncrasies, I suppose.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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When I was last at a buffet, it was a Ryan's Steakhouse and they make their rolls fresh and you can watch them do it. Anyway, there was a rather large guy kneeding the dough on the table and a drop or two of sweat fell from his hair, into the dough. I SWEAR!!! We left. I would rather not see what goes on. LOL

Cracker Barrel is a good meal usually. Something about McDonald's makes me bloated as hell. Wendy's is the best for a fast food stop and something like Olive Garden or Red Lobster for a nice sit down.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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When I was last at a buffet, it was a Ryan's Steakhouse and they make their rolls fresh and you can watch them do it. Anyway, there was a rather large guy kneeding the dough on the table and a drop or two of sweat fell from his hair, into the dough. I SWEAR!!! We left. I would rather not see what goes on. LOL
Totally me. I know what happens, I'd just rather not have to see it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Inn-N-Out in California. We always pull over to stay in Redding, so we drive to the Inn-N-Out that is oddly NOWHERE near the Interstate.

And if there's one near where we're vacationing, chances are we'll go there, too.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH (for now)
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McDonalds only for breakfast, then Skyline Chili!
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:01 AM
 
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LOL! I guess others have the Cracker Barrel idea. Cracker Barrel is always very reliable for a decent meal. I like their biscuits, sweet tea and grilled chicken tenderloins.

Outback is also another good stand by. I've probably eaten at Outback a couple hundred times.

Chick-Fil-A is good for quick meals.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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In and Out Burger is the best fast food on the planet, but sadly thats a west coast thing.

So when road tripping out this way, if we are looking for a cheap and quick stop, we always look for a Wendys. You can get a couple burgers and fries for 3 bucks and its decent quality, much better than the other places, McDonalds and BK, IMO.

G Man
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