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It's Late and I'm Bored, So: What Are Your Favorite Chain Restaurants


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#1 of 43 Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 28 2002 - 04:08 PM

Personally, my two faves are Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel. Bob Evans has incredible rolls that go very well with their fried chicken fillets. At CB, I like the fried shrimp, the bacon cheeseburgers (on seared sourdough) and the pancakes. So, what chains do you guys like?
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#2 of 43 Tim Hoover

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Posted July 28 2002 - 05:51 PM

Nice choice with Cracker Barrel - the grilled chicken tenderloins are wonderful.

My two faves would be Boston Market and Benihana. Unfortunately, we have neither in this area, but a Benihana knock-off is being built right now. The only Boston Market sadly remains in the freezer section of the grocery store Posted Image
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#3 of 43 John Thomas

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Posted July 28 2002 - 06:00 PM

Tim: Grilled hicken tenderloins Posted Image I also like their chicken & dumplins.

s far as a Benihana knockoff, is is Shogun? Man, their food is off the HIZZOOK. Posted Image


#4 of 43 Clinton McClure

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Posted July 28 2002 - 07:54 PM

Belongs in POLLS...

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#5 of 43 Matt Gordon

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Posted July 29 2002 - 12:52 AM

Outback Steakhouse, in spite of their annoying commercials.
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#6 of 43 AllanN

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Posted July 29 2002 - 01:05 AM

Panara Bread, im a huge addict.
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#7 of 43 Dave Morton

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Posted July 29 2002 - 02:24 AM

I think this is just a chicago area chain but Portillo's is the best!
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#8 of 43 Brian Kleinke

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Posted July 29 2002 - 02:49 AM

I'd have to say Applebee's and Pizza Hut, although Pizza Hut's can vary by location.. when you find a good one their great! Posted Image

#9 of 43 Michael*K

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Posted July 29 2002 - 03:27 AM

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I think this is just a chicago area chain but Portillo's is the best!
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#10 of 43 Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 29 2002 - 04:57 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot about Panera. Love the chicken noodle bread bowl, which is weird, since I never out soup out.
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#11 of 43 Brook K

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Posted July 29 2002 - 05:35 AM

In-N-Out Burger!!!

Imo's Pizza, Taco Bell, White Castle, Red Lobster (for those yummy, and free, cheese garlic biscuits)

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#12 of 43 Andrew_Sch

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Posted July 29 2002 - 05:51 AM

A little story about Applebee's: The whole family had just arrived in Vegas for the beginning of our journey through California. We're eating at an Applebee's and when it comes time to order, my dad says to the waiter, "I don't see anything I like, just give me a coupla orders of rice." Don't really know why that's so funny, but it is, at least to me.
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#13 of 43 Carl Johnson

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Posted July 29 2002 - 06:00 AM

I miss Jack in the Box from back when I was living in Phoenix, but for a local chain I always look forward to A&W root beer. Over the past few months several have been built in my area. The food is just your typical burger joint stuff but the quality is comprable to a sit down restaurant food @ Burger King prices.

#14 of 43 Zen Butler

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Posted July 29 2002 - 07:12 AM

Pick-Up Stix (Orange-Peel Tofu)
Del Taco (real bean burritos)
Burger King-(BK Veggie)
Panda Express(Fried Tofu & Eggplant)

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#15 of 43 Jeff Gross

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Posted July 29 2002 - 09:35 AM

My favorite chains are Chili's and Jack Astor's

I also like the garlic cheese biscuits at Red Lobster but rarely go there as I feel for the money, you can get better seafood elsewhere.

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Posted July 29 2002 - 09:39 AM

White Castle
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#17 of 43 Dave E H

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Posted July 29 2002 - 12:03 PM

White Castle is definitely on my list. Cracker Barrel is great for breakfast, and I've got a soft spot for Long John Silvers.

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#18 of 43 Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 29 2002 - 12:03 PM

In-n-Out Burger and Black Angus.
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#19 of 43 Pete Jennings

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Posted July 29 2002 - 12:36 PM

How about HOOTERS? Posted Image They even have food there! :b
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Posted July 29 2002 - 12:36 PM

Wendy's