Chain Restaurants

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Sushi in the food court?

Covert Ops
by Covert Ops 15 years ago

I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the chain -- you know they switch them around all the time. Panda Wok or Asian Chao or something. But I saw a place in a mall food court that had typical Pa...

Possibly the worst dinner ever! 94th Aero Squadron [Moved from L.A. board]

by ciaobella 15 years ago

Forgive the length, but I'm processing my bad experience per my therapists instrcutions ;) My bf and I went to his grandpa's 88th bday dinner Saturday night(Saturday was oppresively hot by the w...

More Beard Papas opening soon

by Professor Salt 16 years ago

Just learned today that Beard Papa is opening two more locations in greater Los Angeles. Some damn fine eats in both of these neighborhoods, incidentally. Oh well, so much for all that weight I los...

Taco Del Mar, Baja Fresh vs local taquerias

Alice Patis
by Alice Patis 15 years ago

About a year ago some one queried about Taco Del Mar and got a few replies: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/300816 I never saw that post so I wasn't aware TDM was a nationwide chain when I...

Buca di Beppo for Lunch, What to Order? [moved from L.A. board]

by bernardo 15 years ago

Lucky me may get dragged to lunch at BdB in HB. Any suggestions what's best to order or just shoot in the dark? [The Chowhound Team moved this discussion about Buca di Beppo from the Los Angeles ...

Surviving Buca Di B, Any Suggestions? [Moved from L.A. board]

by bernardo 15 years ago

Oh goody, looks like lucky me might get dragged imminently into a lunch at Buca di Beppo (Berpo?). Any suggestions what best to order to minimize damage and optimize chances for survival?

Fast Food Out of Necessity: Quiznos [Moved from Pennsylvania board]

by Bashful3 15 years ago

Needed to grab a quick lunch before the theater today, Lion King at the Academy of Music. Went downstairs at The Bellevue, and finally settled on a steak sandwich "wit" at Quiznos, for $6.19, plu...

Ralph and Kacoos?

by River Rat 15 years ago

I don't know how many of these there are, but would be interested in hearing your thoughts if you've ever been to one.

are tommy's hamburgers slipping?

by rameniac 15 years ago

went to an original tommy's hamburger stand late last night (the one on hollywood blvd in L.A.)and... the chili and consequently the cheeseburger seemed kind of bland. just my imagination? or have ...

Boston area - Papa Gino's

by applehome 15 years ago

I don't know how far out this chain goes - it's certainly all over the place in the Boston area. On an afternoon where the bathroom sink drain had to be replaced... and I had to make my mandatory ...

A question for you Colonel lovah's

by bigmackdaddy 15 years ago

A few years ago when I was driving up the I-5N from San Fransisco to Orland. CA I noticed a few signs advertising KFC "Buffet" restaurants. I recall seeing a few of those in a few other states but...

Legal's Summer Lobster Specials

by emilief 15 years ago

Went to Legal last night for a bite at the bar (Framingham).They have a special menu of lobster dishes/ All looked delicious. A few appetizers and main courses. I had the lobster fritters- YUM. The...

Lunch at Chili's -- what do you recommend?

by JBinOC 15 years ago

It pains me to realize that this is going to be the first post using my brand new username, but what the hey. One day this week, I will be lunching at a Chili's restaurant. I have never been ...

I was a Beard Papa's virgin yesterday...

by banquisha 15 years ago

Went right before dinner to the new Sawtelle location. Made the mistake of only ordering one each for my husband and I. They only had the vanilla custard but, that's all I needed to get totally hoo...

Healthy Chains?

by MEalcentric 15 years ago

So you're trying to eat healthy but you're on the run and no time to make yourself a healthy meal. Where do you go and what do you order? I like Baja Fresh's chicken salads and it seems like el...

Fun with Freebies [moved topic from Boston board]

by chompie 15 years ago

Warning.. all chain-haters will probably want to stop reading now... We have been having fun with free meals and desserts for the past week or two. Hubby is calling it Food Camp.. and we started i...

Melting Pot Restaurant

by KitchenAid 15 years ago

This post will probably be moved as it is a chain, but I've been to the one in Minneapolis. The servers spend a great deal of time explaining fondue, a bit too much. The food is very good, many...

Best Fondue in America?

by Franca_A 15 years ago

There's a fondue chain, called something like 'The Melting Pot'. Are they any good? Is there better fondue at individual restaurants across America, or is this a chain because it's the best? _...

Fries @ The Hat & Other Chains

by OCAnn 15 years ago

This is a continuation of another thread from the LA Board (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/307655 ). I haven't been to The Hat in a while, but I don't remember their fries to be THAT good. ...

Buca di Beppo

Covert Ops
by Covert Ops 15 years ago

I LOVE their chicken saltimbocca! We have one near us (Daytona Beach) and I think it's a fantastic value, considering the quality and quantity of the food (which normally is even better the second...

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