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.

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 4 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 17 days ago

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 18 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 17 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 18 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 28 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 1 month 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

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 4 months ago