Working in a chow-challenged area, I sometimes have no good option but to eat at a chain. That said, I'll turn to Chowhound to see if there is a chain that's worth my time and money. I'm not the only one. There are people on here who love Del Taco, Pasta Pomodoro, In-n-Out, and Trader Joe's. Tell me to avoid a place because it's crappy, but don't tell me it's crappy by definition just because it's a chain.