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Old 01-03-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Same here (mostly). I'm fortunate to have a lot of mom & pop restaurants where I live. On rare occasion I will go to a chain.
People are not going to come downtown to eat/drink at chains. They can drive a mile to one near them. The chains can come later to feed off the crowds once the crowds are attracted by the mom & pops. Some parts of the city are pretty much there, but if it goes all chains, the momentum may stall.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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People are not going to come downtown to eat/drink at chains. They can drive a mile to one near them. The chains can come later to feed off the crowds once the crowds are attracted by the mom & pops. Some parts of the city are pretty much there, but if it goes all chains, the momentum may stall.
But the average tourist usually eats at a chain while they are visiting someplace (with the exception of a few places like New Orleans).
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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But the average tourist usually eats at a chain while they are visiting someplace (with the exception of a few places like New Orleans).
Yes. If they already have the draw. The draw is frequently little mom & Pop places. Then the tourists do not want to wait, or the lack the courage to try something local so they go instead to a chain where they know the food will be safely bland.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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But the average tourist usually eats at a chain while they are visiting someplace (with the exception of a few places like New Orleans).


Not me. I refuse to go to a chain restaurant when I go out of town unless I have absolutely no choice. Going to another city is about experiencing new things, so I don't want to get something I can get easily at home.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Not me. I refuse to go to a chain restaurant when I go out of town unless I have absolutely no choice. Going to another city is about experiencing new things, so I don't want to get something I can get easily at home.
I feel the same way... I truly do. BUT... most tourist aren't like that. Even if they do try a couple of new restaurants... they will probably go to a chain they like (if nearby) before the weekend is over.
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: ✶✶Avondale/Logan Square, Chicago✶✶
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IHOP!

Applebees!

Ruby Tuesday!

Denny's!

Bob Evans!







With your powers combined, I am Captain Chain Restaurant!
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