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.


In Praise of Bertucci's

by zackly 10 months ago

I like Bertucci's. Even living in an area (suburban NYC) with a lot of good white tablecloth Italian restaurants Bertucci's does a good job. The food is good especially if you order selectively. Th...

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Seattle’s Dough Zone Dumpling House in San Mateo & Cupertino

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Dough Zone Dumpling House based in Seattle is expanding to the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Mateo location soft-opened today, May 1, and the Cupertino branch is expected to launch a couple month...

bb.q Chicken | Apple Park - Cupertino

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

"bb.q" is pronounced "Bee Bee Dot Cue" and stands for "best of the best quality", according to the company's website, and not America's cuisine, Barbecue. An international chain from South Korea, ...

Popeye's chicken yorktown/Trader Joe's rumour

by vinouspleasure 8 months ago

I've been critical of others for posting openings of mediocre chain restaurants in this forum but I'm inordinately excited about the opening of popeye's fried chicken in the BJs Yorktown shopping ...

Lawsuit alleges Chipotle Mexican Grill owes workers and New York City nearly $500 million for violating Fair Work Week law

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle committed 599,693 violations of the law, including failing to give scheduling pay premiums and failing to offer current workers shifts before hiring new wo...

Fogo de Chao coming to White Plains...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

There is a lot of work going on at the corner of Main & Church Streets in White Plains. The vintage old Bank of New York building is being converted into Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse. A bold s...

Hinoya Curry | Marina District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

On the way back from errands on Saturday, I spotted a parking space on Fillmore @ Pixley. Never one to ignore a parking opportunity in a popular neighborhood, I grabbed it and then looked around fo...

Jack-in-the-Box: Sauce

by Ken 17 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 describe now as an adult, but I really loved the taste. When I ate at a J in the ...

Free fries at SF Super Duper Burger for the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Check the link for requirements. "Offer valid open-7pm daily. Limit 1 use per guest. Offer valid at the following locations only: Super Duper Burgers, Metreon – 783 Mission St Super Duper...

Krispy Kreme free doughnuts to the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The chain says it will offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card for the rest of 2021, starting today. And the offer is not a one-time deal. Custom...

McDonald's Enters Chicken Sandwich Wars!

by zackly 5 months ago

More great news! As if the Covid vaccine wasn't enough, look who's getting into the chicken sandwich wars, Mickey D's. I'm not impressed with Popeye's or Wendy's offerings and the waiting lines at ...

Jollibee franchise?

by zackly 5 months ago

A friend with a Filipina girlfriend is interested in opening a Jollibee franchise in CT near one of the larger cities. Any thoughts? Thanks!https://jollibeeusa.com/

Il Fornaio Super Bowl 50% discount code

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"We're celebrating the Big Game this Sunday with Half-Priced Pizzas, Appetizers and Signature Cocktails!* Score extra points with your team at home when you order an Italian feast To Go - use code...

Chick-fil-A original toasted chicken salad sandwich

by anncan 6 years ago

Chick-fil-A now makes a regular cold chicken salad sandwich on good bread, but my favorite version was the toasted one that was warm & came in a foil lined bag. The ingredients were different also....

Drive Thru Lines

by syrup09 9 months ago

Has anyone noticed how long the line for fast food drive thrus are? I know there is little indoor dining due to the pandemic, but it seems everywhere I go cars are wrapped around McDonalds,...

Krispy Krunchy Chicken @ A J's Mini Mart | Geyserville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

The Krispy Krunchy Chicken franchised outlets in convenience stores and service stations entered San Francisco and the Bay Area a few years ago. Yet, I didn't make the time to try one till shelter-...

Is your favorite McDonald's Ice Cream Machine broken?

by gutreactions 9 months ago

A frustrated McDonald's fan has launched a website that will tell you which McDonald's Ice Cream machines are working in your area. Many seem to break down. It is a new launch, of course, but a nov...

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza - awful crust ruins everything

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 11 months ago

The crust is embarrassingly sub-standard - game over. It's round white bread, equally flavorless, puffy insipid foamy Crustable-like texture in some places yet wet, doughy and undercooked in others...


by Big N Fat 13 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...