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.

Good buys at Smart & Final

by toodie jane 12 years ago

....was asked to move this from the Calif board, as S&F has locations in several western states and Mexico.(CA<AZ<NV<...


barbaradeden commented 7 days ago


by BuckCarnell 4 years ago

Went to the Chattanooga Gunbarrel Road location of Five Guys this afternoon to get what I consider a really good b...


RobertJBiggs commented 15 days ago

Ocean State Job Lot yea/nay

by Joltingjoey 7 years ago

For the uninitiated, this is a Rhode Island based chain that is now in every New England state and upstate NY. They ...


meagherb7m commented 16 days 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 ...


Foxeyblue commented 21 days ago

which spices in Dunkin Donuts hash browns?

by korgy 9 years ago

has anyone been able to identify which spices Dunkin Donuts uses in its hash browns? i read the nutritional info o...


thegforceny commented 1 month ago

Remember KFC Chicken Littles?

by ipsedixit 11 years ago

Well, do you? They no longer exist. The Colonel axed them a while back. But I'm curious if there is a reasonable f...


jiimmyeats commented 1 month ago

Tim Hortons - breakfast sandwiches

by bjorn_brown 11 years ago

I did a search and couldn't find anything on this topic. My apologies if this has been covered. I recently tried a br...


no_breakfast commented 1 month ago

Why is the Olive Garden so reviled?

by Exy00 6 years ago

I'm asking this question out of honest curiosity, because I've noticed here and in other places, and during conversat...


pattyjshay commented 2 months ago

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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 2 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 ...


gutreactions commented 2 months 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 2 months ago

K&amp;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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Would you pay more for a Tim Hortons coffee?

by Googs 4 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 3 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 3 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 4 months ago