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.


Carvel Ice Cream brings back memories...

by gutreactions 10 months ago

I had my first taste of Carvel soft serve ice cream in years the other night. After a good tavern meal at Prime 16 in Pelham, my companion said: 'Let's get some Carvel!' Well, we have a few in New ...

Celia's Mexican restaurant coleslaw?

by walkie74 12 days ago

Has anybody found a decent version of this? I know there's oregano and (obviously) shredded cabbage involved. There are also pickled peppers and carrots, right?

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McDonald's Happy Meal Cookies

by mbCrispyBits 8 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...

Victoria Station Beef Ribs

by DawnT 8 years ago

Does anyone know how they used to prepare their beef ribs? IIRC, they did not smoke their ribs and finish on a flame broiler. I do remember something about them claiming being baked in a special wa...

I figured out why In/Out fries suck

by essvee 11 years ago

A friend and I have wondered, nay, obsessed on this topic for many of years now. Why are the fries at In/Out so damn tasteless? The potential for greatness is right there, they slice them right in ...

Pollo Campero vs. El Pollo Loco

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 months ago

Has anyone eaten at both Pollo Campero and El Pollo Loco? Does the grilled chicken have a similarity in flavor at both restaurants? I just noticed that the logos fonts and the color schemes seem t...

Sweet Honey Dessert 杏记甜品 in Cupertino Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Thursday afternoon I dropped in to Sweet Honey Dessert in Cupertino Village shopping center. It's an international chain from Hong Kong and is open regular hours during the Covid-19 crisis. Onl...

Shakey's Changed The Recipe For Mojos And They Are Horrible Now - Your Thoughts

by HoundDogz 7 years ago

Not sure when because I don't go to Shakey's much but about three years ago was the last time I went to the buffet and had the Mojos and they were not good at all. They lacked the taste and texture...

Krispy Kreme: Be Sweet Saturdays

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Get a FREE Original Glazed dozen to share when you buy one or more full price Original Glazed Dozens. . . Every Saturday during this time, Krispy Kreme will add a free dozen Original Glazed Doughn...

Heap Big Beef?

by JrHotShoppes 3 months ago

I grew up in Marlow Heights, Maryland, a stone's throw from Southeast DC, in the 1960s and 1970s. During the late 1960s, a restaurant opened on St. Barnabas Road called "Heap Big Beef". It was a ch...

Where did chains start?

by beercoop 9 years ago

Did any chain restaurant start off with the intention of being a chain? Is there a "first" Chili's, or Appleby's etc.

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

by HoundDogz 9 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'...

Taco Bell offering free tacos: Tues. 3/31...

by gutreactions 3 months ago

According to the company, everyone could use a taco right now. So, News 12 is reporting that there will be free tacos all day at Taco Bell until supplies run out on Tuesday, March 31st. Will you go...

Free kids meals @ Chevy's

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"As of Monday, March 16th our restaurants will be offering free meals for kids 12 & under, in response to news of many school district closures. We hope this offering, without any contingencies, he...

Belcampo Restaurant | Hillsdale - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

One year and seven days after Belcampo Meat Company shut down its Palo Alto and San Francisco Russian Hill restaurants/stores, the new restaurant in San Mateo's Hillsdale shopping center is slated ...

Tender Greens | Stanford Shopping Center - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Last month we needed an immediate bite after some shopping and ducked into Tender Greens. This was my first time to the fast-casual chain that promotes itself as chef-driven and using the same ingr...

Popeyes Signs On to Better Chicken Commitment

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

“We commend Popeyes for taking a significant step toward reducing this suffering with their new policy. It also makes clear that if the king of the chicken sandwich can commit to treating chickens ...

Starbucks crumb topped coffee cake - what happened???

by NE_Elaine 5 years ago

I generally make my own coffee and have not been to a Starbucks in years but used to like the caramel macchiato with a piece of the crumb topped coffee cake for a treat. I was XMAS shopping on Sund...

Bring Back Carl's Jr Original French Fries from the early 80's

by aquascuba 12 years ago

Petition Carl's Jr to bring back the original French Fries from the early 80's. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, krinkle cut style.