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.


White Castle Hamburgers Frozen Review

by FriedChickenLover 9 years ago

I have had a number of times the White Castle Hamburgers when I lived in the Long Island area.They are all over the place. I have always preferred the fresh cooked to frozen. Since living in Conn...

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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'...

Claim Jumpers

by syrup09 26 days ago

Has anyone out there been to a Restaurant called Claim Jumpers? I Found out about them reading Todd Wilbur's Secret Recipes 2. They seem to be a West Coast chain with a few locations in...


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...

BurgersIM about to invade tri-state area...

by gutreactions 1 year 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...

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...

Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

by toronto guy 3 months ago

There's a lot of buzz about this offering. Has anyone tried it? Comments invited Thanks in advance TG

In-n-Out Moving (A Bit) North?

by acgold7 5 years ago

Well, before we Seattle-area denizens get too excited, we should note that a) it's in the very early planning stages, b) it still might not happen, and c) it's not THAT far north -- it would be in ...

Best Fried chicken chain

by Soup 13 years ago

I love fried chicken. I grew up on Hollyfarms and KFC. My favorite for the past 10 years have been Popeyes. Before that, it was Bojangles and churches. What is your favorite chicken chain? ...

Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles | SOMA – San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

About five years ago I “retired” myself from more than a decade of reporting on ramen spots and ranking their offerings. Real ramen had become more mainstream, expanding its presence in the Bay Are...

Can the McRib Survive in the Viral Food Culture It Created?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . For decades, the McRib has served as the blueprint for fast food brands hoping to cultivate fan participation, weaponizing a short supply to trump up demand. The retirement tours eventually...

Wendy's Onion rings - Local Oddity? [moved from Boston board]

by hargau 12 years ago

I know its a chain but im posting here because this seems to be a local oddity. The corporate website has no mention of it, nor have i ever seen or heard of this anywhere else. I drove by Wendy'...

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

by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 7 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...

Pit-smoked brisket at Subway?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Stopped at the light in downtown Monterey today, I noticed a sign on the Subway at the intersection promoting "naturally pit-smoked brisket". This page on its website says it was tested on 100 Aust...

KFC Launched Durian Chicken Nuggets In China & It's Apparently Finger Lickin' Good

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . In case you're wondering what they taste like, Chinese netizens who have tried it revealed that although they were initially sceptical, many were pleasantly surprised that the durian nu...

Carvel Ice Cream brings back memories...

by gutreactions 5 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 ...

Does anybody remember when Pizza Hut used to be good?

by James Cristinian 11 years ago

I'm watching a food network pizza special and they're showing a crispy pizza with some burnt spots on the crust, packaged to go with their little paper tent. I used to get this thin crust delight ...

Popeye's opens in Riverhead

by Motosport 6 months ago

We went to the new Popeye's in Riverhead for lunch today. I like their ads and had high hopes. When will I ever learn?? We shared one chicken and one shrimp combo. Both had lots of tasty crunch...