Chain Restaurants

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First time at Ike's Sandwiches

by Malcolm Ruthven 6 months ago

I was in the city today near Civic Center and, since I had never been to an Ike's sandwich shop, went to the one at 901 Polk. I had the Joe Montana sandwich ($13) - halal chicken, bacon, Asian sesa...

How are McDonalds hamburgers cooked

by cstumiller 7 years ago

I know they are in holding bins prior to serving but do they arrive at the location pre-cooked? Where does the raw 100% beef first cook because it certainly no longer looks like on a griddle i...

Favorite Sonic Drinks?

by tinkerszs 9 years ago

I love the limeades but I know there are millions of other flavor combos out there. What's yours?

Paik's Noodle (aka 홍콩반점 산호세 / Hong Kong Banjum), Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Can’t leave Santa Clara without eating Korean food. Quickest, cheap bite can be found this South Korean fast food chain, Paik's Noodle. Jajangmyeon is $7.99 with complimentary buckwheat tea and...

Large Restaurant/Food Chains Founded in Michigan

by rainsux 3 years ago

The obvious: - Domino's - Little Caesar's Not so obvious: - Honeybaked Hams - Hungry Howie's Let's skip the in-state chains (Leo's, Kirby's, Olga's, etc.) What else?

Ike's Sandwiches $6 on Valentine's Day

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"On Thurs, 2/14 only, get your favorite Ike's Sandwich for only $6 by showing this coupon at any participating location" https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/12/one-day-only-ikes-selling-all-sand...

Umami Burger - RIP

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 9 months ago

Death of Umami Burger Dearly beloved burger lovers, we are gathered here to mourn the tragic death of Umami Burger. A once innovative restaurant serving a delicious juicy burger bursting with ...

White Castle's Veggie Burger?

by roscoe10 9 months ago

Can anyone tell me if it travels well? In most videos folks have remarked often favorably from either sitting inside WC or from their cars. How would they be an hour or two later? Thanks.

Olga Loizon

by syrup09 9 months ago

Olga Loizon, founder of Olga's restaurant, has died at the age of 92.

Has the Whopper Jr. shrunk?

by tastyjon 9 years ago

I try to avoid the chain burger places, but there's a BK near my place and every now and again, I need a quick bite. The Whopper Jr. was always a slightly smaller version of the signature sandwi...

Why is Sonic so bad?

Steve Green
by Steve Green 13 years ago

Seeing the other thread about Sonic got me to wondering--how does Sonic succeed as a chain, serving such terrible food? I've given them two tries (different outlets), and both times the food has b...

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers -- Huh?

by MSPD 13 years ago

Is it possible that this small chain has NEVER ONCE been mentioned on Chowhound.com??? (Or is it the usual crappy performance of the site's search function?) According to their website www.raisin...

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey at KFC?

The Librarian
by The Librarian 11 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 - 12 lb. turkey, and it has to be pre-ordered. I've never had deep-fried turkey, b...

Shake Shack coming to Hartsdale?

by djca 1 year ago

I saw that a portion of the parking lot across former Best Market/Mrs. Green's on Central Avenue in Hartsdale is now fenced in for some construction work. Checked out the the Dalewood Shopping Cent...

P. F. Chang's set to open at Ridge Hill, Yonkers...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It would be the 3rd operation for this Asian-themed restaurant chain in greater Westchester which includes The Westchester Mall, White Plains, and Nanuet. It will be located near The Cheesecake Fac...


by scurvy 13 years ago

ok - a couple of these have popped up in LA lately and I would like to know what they are about. Signs tout things like "Juicy Yumburger" and "Crispy Chickenjoy." Both that I've seen were in areas ...

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices coming to Mamaroneck...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

The chain's website says they have been around for 85 years. Now Ralph's is working on their first store in Westchester on Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, a former service station that is being conve...

Sam Choy's Poke to the Max opens in San Bruno, Oct 13 & 14

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chef Sam Choy's SF Bay Area brick and mortar, Poke to the Max, celebrates its opening on October 13 & 14 from 11am to 5pm with live music, dancers and a poke demo by Chef Sam Choy. Poke to the M...

The Crack Shack | Costa Mesa - Orange County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In April I had a chance to join some friends to check out the newish Crack Shack in Costa Mesa.