I know that I am going to get shot for this post but has anybody tried Pick-Up Stix? It is a fast (although fresh) chinese restaruant in the Northwest Suburbs (Algonquin, St. Charles). Supposedly, the chain is from the West Coast were they have one all sorts of awards.
I had very good California Rolls and appropriatly spicy Kung Po chicken. My wife had some sort of shrimp dish which she enjoyed very much. There was nothing unique about the food other then it was fresh, plentiful and cheap.
What I would give for a Hong Min or Ruby of Siam but in the land of chains this place really stood out.