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Why do people post on the chain boards when they hate chains?

jessicheese | Jun 1, 2009 02:06 PM

I love local restaurants, holes in the wall, etc, but sometimes (especially when traveling) I enjoy a chain restaurant/ fast food experience. I like the consistancy of it, and some of the menu items I find to be plain tasty. So I go.

I also like to lurk on the chain board to see what others say about those restaurants. I recently went to Carrabas for the first time with a gift card and used it to see what were preferred items on the menu. But it never fails.... whenever someone posts asking what's good, or what to order because they're going there with others, 50% of those posts are from the chain- haters.
"don't go there"
"give away your gift card"
"how can you hang out with people who eat at Fridays?"
.....etc

What's up with this? I don't live in San Fran, so I don't offer my opinion on their restaurants. I understand the concept of free speech and that this is a board for everyone. So I understand that not everyone agrees on what's good and what's not. But why post (or read) the chain board if you don't like chains???? I just don't get it......

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