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.


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

by ennuisans 5 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...

What's the difference between a Big Mac and the Bob's Big Boy Classic burger?

by ipsedixit 9 years ago

This recent thread on the Los Angeles board on a recent opening of a Bob's Big Boy http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684870#comments not only brought back fond, nostalgic memories, but also got me ...


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...

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...

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...

BurgersIM about to invade tri-state area...

by gutreactions 10 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...

Animal fat in El Pollo Loco

by jtanida 1 month ago

Verified w El Pollo Loco Customer Service their Rice & Beans are cooked without any Animal products. Great news for us Vegetarians.

'Bowl Wars' coming to Westchester...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Bango Bowls, an acai bowl chain out of Long Island, is coming to Larchmont at the former Watercolor Café space on Rt. 1, between Chatsworth & Larchmont Aves. There is already one operating in Scars...

Fury towards McDonald's Is at an All-Time High

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Workers at a McDonald’s on Chicago’s South Side filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday, alleging that McDonald’s has done nothing to implement sa...

First time at Ike's Sandwiches

by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

I was in the city today near Civic Center and, since I had never been to an Ike's sandwich shop, went to the one at 901 Polk. I had the Joe Montana sandwich ($13) - halal chicken, bacon, Asian sesa...

How are McDonalds hamburgers cooked

by cstumiller 7 years ago

I know they are in holding bins prior to serving but do they arrive at the location pre-cooked? Where does the raw 100% beef first cook because it certainly no longer looks like on a griddle i...

Favorite Sonic Drinks?

by tinkerszs 9 years ago

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

Paik's Noodle (aka 홍콩반점 산호세 / Hong Kong Banjum), Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Can’t leave Santa Clara without eating Korean food. Quickest, cheap bite can be found this South Korean fast food chain, Paik's Noodle. Jajangmyeon is $7.99 with complimentary buckwheat tea and...

Large Restaurant/Food Chains Founded in Michigan

by rainsux 3 years ago

The obvious: - Domino's - Little Caesar's Not so obvious: - Honeybaked Hams - Hungry Howie's Let's skip the in-state chains (Leo's, Kirby's, Olga's, etc.) What else?

Ike's Sandwiches $6 on Valentine's Day

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months 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...

Umami Burger - RIP

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 6 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 6 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 6 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'...

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...