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Old 01-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Location: Ontario
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I have noticed chains around here seem to be pricier than independent restaurants. The chain food is mediorcre and the service isn't all that great. I would say Boston Pizza and East Side Mario's to be the worst. The best would be Swiss Chalet and Picklebarrel. Which do you prefer for a night out, a chain or an independent restaurant?
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:22 AM
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I agree that Swiss Chalet is one of the better chains, although I don't think East Side Mario's is that bad. The main advantage of the chain restaurants is that you know what to expect even if you haven't been to that particular franchise. With independent ones, some of there are definitely better, but some can be dissappointing too, so you just need to be familiar with them. Some of the smaller chains like St Louis Bar & Grill and Spring Rolls are quite good imo.
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