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.

Jack-in-the-Box: Sauce

by Ken 14 years ago

When I was a child, one of my favorite hamburger places was Jack-in-the-Box. They had a special sauce that I cannot d...


acgold7 commented 16 hours ago

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

by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 5 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...


jschaller commented 6 days ago

Cracker Barrel in Los Angeles area

by schrutefarms 5 years ago

Does anyone know WHY there is not a Cracker Barrel in So Cal/ Los Angeles? Love it or hate it, it doesn't seem fair t...


pine time commented 19 days ago

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 20 days ago

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


gutreactions commented 19 days ago

Pizzeria Uno's 4-Cheese Pizza?

by katydid13 9 years ago

I need some help remembering which 4 cheeses were on Uno's Four-Cheese Pizza because I'd like to try to make it. It h...


Holli537 commented 20 days ago

K&W Cafeteria

by David A. 14 years ago

I was finally prevailed upon to try K&W Cafeteria, a institution in Chapel Hill and apparently across the South these...


jto53 commented 30 days ago

Cracker Barrel on Long Island

by Gastronomos 3 years ago

I read somewhere that there once was a Cracker Barrel on Long Island, but I can't find anything to back up this state...

Gastronomos commented 1 month ago

Hardee's opinions wanted.

by jrvedivici 5 years ago

Ok my “southern” Chowhounders I need some help or advise from you. It has been brought to my attention the chain Hard...


crystal_m_d commented 1 month ago

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

by HoundDogz 7 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...


whoeverdroid commented 1 month ago

Would you pay more for a Tim Hortons coffee?

by Googs 2 months ago

I'd pay the extra nickel or dime if it meant their minimum wage staff got their benefits. Wouldn't you? Hey Canadian...

Googs commented 2 months ago

IHOP's BUTTER PECAN SYRUP -- who makes it and how can i buy some retail?

by alkapal 8 years ago

i love this syrup and i'd love to find out how i can get some for home use. i've tried a couple of brands of butter ...


ladyfan3 commented 2 months ago

Subway Vs. Blimpie?

by wontonton 11 years ago

I admit I'm more sympathetic to Blimpie, and frankly like their sandwiches better. I'm a little mystified at the omni...


NaughtonIA commented 2 months ago


by legsdiamond12 3 years ago

Came across a discussion on another board about Cracker Barrel (which I've never tried) which got me to thinking abou...

PotatoHouse 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 ...


hidthecookies commented 3 months ago

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey at KFC?

by The Librarian 9 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 - ...


natomasbelle commented 3 months ago

What's the deal with Popeye's "fried" turkey?

by youngabunga 9 years ago

Has anyone tried the Popeye's Thanksgiving turkey? I always thought that Popeye's turkey was deep fried (that's ce...


bbutczynski commented 3 months ago

Tried Jersey Mike's Subs today...

by boagman 3 years ago

...and if they're trying to be "Subway! Except, you know...we slice the meat (from ultra-processed loaves) right in ...

Njchicaa commented 3 months ago

Panda Express (Third Avenue, at 51st)

by Andy T. 5 months ago

Hey, Ho Yip is closed on Sundays... Anyhow, what a crushing disappointment: undercooked rice, piddling portion siz...


MikeG commented 3 months ago

Arbys Venison

by syrup09 4 months ago

This evening I picked up dinner at Arbys. The people behind the counter were talking about "Venison Steaks." It tur...

rainsux commented 4 months ago

What happened to Squeezers Burger Factory?

by aynrandgirl 10 years ago

They were always packed when I ate there, but they went out of business anyway. It seems like popular should equal pr...


Vickie3366 commented 4 months ago