Chain Restaurants

Share your thoughts on national and regional chains like Starbucks, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Five Guys, Olive Garden, Pizza Hut—you get the idea.


Ike's Sandwiches $6 on Valentine's Day

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"On Thurs, 2/14 only, get your favorite Ike's Sandwich for only $6 by showing this coupon at any participating location" https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/12/one-day-only-ikes-selling-all-sand...

McDonald's Happy Meal Cookies

by mbCrispyBits 7 years ago

McDonald's stopped serving their happy meal cookies and the animal cracker-like cookies that were sold separately in a small box. I'm trying to recollect the flavor of those cookies, and the best I...

Umami Burger - RIP

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 months ago

Death of Umami Burger Dearly beloved burger lovers, we are gathered here to mourn the tragic death of Umami Burger. A once innovative restaurant serving a delicious juicy burger bursting with ...

White Castle's Veggie Burger?

by roscoe10 2 months ago

Can anyone tell me if it travels well? In most videos folks have remarked often favorably from either sitting inside WC or from their cars. How would they be an hour or two later? Thanks.

Olga Loizon

by syrup09 2 months ago

Olga Loizon, founder of Olga's restaurant, has died at the age of 92.

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

by HoundDogz 8 years ago

This can go in any board here for the various regions of the US but I' from the LA area so it will go here. People often put down Taco Bell talking about how bad it taste and everything. I don'...


by Big N Fat 11 years ago

Does anyone else remember an Alphy's Restaurant chain? As I remember, it was near the 60 and 605 frwys. near Whittier, CA. Basically it was a family style restaurant similar to a Denny's. I am n...

Favorite Sonic Drinks?

by tinkerszs 8 years ago

I love the limeades but I know there are millions of other flavor combos out there. What's yours?

Has the Whopper Jr. shrunk?

by tastyjon 9 years ago

I try to avoid the chain burger places, but there's a BK near my place and every now and again, I need a quick bite. The Whopper Jr. was always a slightly smaller version of the signature sandwi...

Are we meant to tip at a Sonic Drive-In? Or others?

by ennuisans 4 years ago

It was only 15 or so years ago that I realized, if someone was bringing my order to the car, they might be expecting a tip. I was kind of mortified, because I never had, and the one time I tried as...

Why is Sonic so bad?

Steve Green
by Steve Green 12 years ago

Seeing the other thread about Sonic got me to wondering--how does Sonic succeed as a chain, serving such terrible food? I've given them two tries (different outlets), and both times the food has b...

Does anyone remember Taco Viva from the '80s and '90s?

by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 6 years ago

I grew up in Miami in the '80s, and back then there was a fast food chain called Taco Viva, but it wasn't nearly as ubiquitous as Taco Bell is today. (Neither was Taco Bell, on that note.) It was...

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers -- Huh?

by MSPD 12 years ago

Is it possible that this small chain has NEVER ONCE been mentioned on Chowhound.com??? (Or is it the usual crappy performance of the site's search function?) According to their website www.raisin...

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey at KFC?

The Librarian
by The Librarian 10 years ago

Has anyone tried it? I saw a sign for it at my local KFC/Taco Bell as a Thanksgiving special. It's $49.99 for a 10 - 12 lb. turkey, and it has to be pre-ordered. I've never had deep-fried turkey, b...

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 1 year ago

I saw that a portion of the parking lot across former Best Market/Mrs. Green's on Central Avenue in Hartsdale is now fenced in for some construction work. Checked out the the Dalewood Shopping Cent...

P. F. Chang's set to open at Ridge Hill, Yonkers...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

It would be the 3rd operation for this Asian-themed restaurant chain in greater Westchester which includes The Westchester Mall, White Plains, and Nanuet. It will be located near The Cheesecake Fac...

BurgersIM about to invade tri-state area...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

It's a franchise chain called BurgersIM out of Encino, CA. and Dallas, Texas. They are about to open franchises locally in Mamaroneck at 1137 W. Boston Post Road, the spot that formerly housed Gus...


by scurvy 12 years ago

ok - a couple of these have popped up in LA lately and I would like to know what they are about. Signs tout things like "Juicy Yumburger" and "Crispy Chickenjoy." Both that I've seen were in areas ...

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices coming to Mamaroneck...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

The chain's website says they have been around for 85 years. Now Ralph's is working on their first store in Westchester on Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, a former service station that is being conve...