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

Why is Sonic so bad?

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 foo...


TE5LA commented 3 days ago

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 u...


jstrauss633 commented 10 days ago

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers -- Huh?

by MSPD 12 years ago

Is it possible that this small chain has NEVER ONCE been mentioned on (Or is it the usual crappy pe...


Mihiman commented 22 days ago

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey at KFC?

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 - ...


dabking30316 commented 1 month ago

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 10 months ago

I saw that a portion of the parking lot across former Best Market/Mrs. Green's on Central Avenue in Hartsdale is now ...


MisterBill2 commented 2 months ago

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

by gutreactions 2 months ago

It would be the 3rd operation for this Asian-themed restaurant chain in greater Westchester which includes The Westch...


MisterBill2 commented 2 months ago

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...


HUNGRYMAN8 commented 2 months ago


by Big N Fat 10 years ago

Does anyone else remember an Alphy's Restaurant chain? As I remember, it was near the 60 and 605 frwys. near Whittie...


Bob Livingston commented 2 months ago

BurgersIM about to invade tri-state area...

by gutreactions 3 months ago

It's a franchise chain called BurgersIM out of Encino, CA. and Dallas, Texas. They are about to open franchises loca...


vinouspleasure commented 2 months ago


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 li...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

McDonald's Happy Meal Cookies

by mbCrispyBits 6 years ago

McDonald's stopped serving their happy meal cookies and the animal cracker-like cookies that were sold separately in ...


ahop09 commented 2 months ago

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

by gutreactions 2 years ago

The chain's website says they have been around for 85 years. Now Ralph's is working on their first store in Westchest...


gutreactions commented 2 months ago

How are McDonalds hamburgers cooked

by cstumiller 6 years ago

I know they are in holding bins prior to serving but do they arrive at the location pre-cooked? Where does the r...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

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Sam Choy's Poke to the Max opens in San Bruno, Oct 13 & 14

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Chef Sam Choy's SF Bay Area brick and mortar, Poke to the Max, celebrates its opening on October 13 & 14 from 11am to...

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The Crack Shack | Costa Mesa - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In April I had a chance to join some friends to check out the newish Crack Shack in Costa Mesa.

McDonald's has revived deep fried pies

by gfr1111 1 year ago

Back in the seventies McDonald's created the most incredibly unhealthy and delicious hand held pies. These were pie ...


Madrid commented 3 months ago

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85°C Stonestown | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

The new 85°C Bakery Cafe in Stonestown is in soft opening now. How's it look? 85°C Stonestown 3251 20th Avenue, ...

Hardees Pork Chop and Gravy Biscuit

by jeanmarieok 10 years ago

OK - I don't love big greasy breakfast biscuits, in general. But my husband brought home a couple of pork chop and ...


james65 commented 3 months ago

Applebee's - Worst National Chain Ever?

by BobB 10 years ago

I would - literally - sooner eat at a McDonald's than an Applebee's. And their pretention that they're offering some...


RestaurantCritic5 commented 3 months ago