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the best "national" chain restaurants missing in your area?
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:06:41 AM »

We around PGH don't have


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of course, I miss Canyon Cafe the most, but I'd hardly call that one anything close to a national chain
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 10:10:14 AM »

We need a good breakfast buffet place.  Like Shoneys.

IHOP is teh sukk. Disgusted

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 10:14:15 AM »

We need a good breakfast buffet place.  Like Shoneys.

IHOP is teh sukk. Disgusted

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shoneys ??!?!?!     even ihopp > shoneys !!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 10:17:43 AM »

jalexanders had me at "discriminating ambiance".

The Italian joint looks good.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 10:19:03 AM »

For the most part I've never eaten in a national chain restaurant I was wild about.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007, 10:19:32 AM »

Del Taco
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Shakeys Pizza

Well, not really, but I did see them on a recent trip to S.Cal.  Did not realize they were even in business anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 10:20:14 AM »

jalexanders had me at "discriminating ambiance".


hey, they let ME in there.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007, 10:21:45 AM »

For the most part I've never eaten in a national chain restaurant I was wild about.

well, give the 2 i mentioned a try  Shocked


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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007, 10:24:24 AM »

For the most part I've never eaten in a national chain restaurant I was wild about.

well, give the 2 i mentioned a try  Shocked


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Well, Denver isn't exactly close but next time I'm there I'll consider seeking it out. As for Orem, I don't like to spend any more time in Orem than absolutely necessary. Odds are not good that I'll make the 45 minute drive to have dinner at an Italian place, but I suppose you never know.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2007, 10:30:20 AM »

For the most part I've never eaten in a national chain restaurant I was wild about.

well, give the 2 i mentioned a try  Shocked


j alexanders in denver colorado
carrabas in orem utah
Well, Denver isn't exactly close but next time I'm there I'll consider seeking it out. As for Orem, I don't like to spend any more time in Orem than absolutely necessary. Odds are not good that I'll make the 45 minute drive to have dinner at an Italian place, but I suppose you never know.

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2007, 10:32:31 AM »

Interesting note: the Cheesecake Factory was looking at setting up shop in SLC, but after some extensive market research they decided against. I assumed it was our silly liquor laws, but it turns out that they determined Utah doesn't have enough advanced degrees per capita.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2007, 10:32:58 AM »

Cheeseburger in Paradise
Rock Bottom Brewery (and any other brewpub chain)

There are probably other chains I'd like to see if I knew what they were.
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2007, 10:34:03 AM »

Interesting note: the Cheesecake Factory was looking at setting up shop in SLC, but after some extensive market research they decided against. I assumed it was our silly liquor laws, but it turns out that they determined Utah doesn't have enough advanced degrees per capita.

we got one here last year (or maybe 2005)  but we still haven't been

its in a location that feature ridiculous parking difficulty.  and they still reportedly have hour+ long waits to be seated
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 10:35:51 AM »

Interesting note: the Cheesecake Factory was looking at setting up shop in SLC, but after some extensive market research they decided against. I assumed it was our silly liquor laws, but it turns out that they determined Utah doesn't have enough advanced degrees per capita.

we got one here last year (or maybe 2005)  but we still haven't been

its in a location that feature ridiculous parking difficulty.  and they still reportedly have hour+ long waits to be seated

That's how it was when we finally got a PF Chang's. We waited until the novelty wore off (took almost two years  Shocked) before we tried it. It was fine but nothing I'd ever wait 60-90 minutes for a table.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 10:35:59 AM »

I don't know if this qualifies as a national chain but they have a few in the Chicago area, one here in MN and one in Atlanta.

http://www.wildfirerestaurant.com/


I have had excellent dinners there. A bit pricey so I only get there once or twice a year but I wish I could make it more often.
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