Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 86
  1. #1
    WTF is that smell? crackerjab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Favorite Chain Restaurant

    Just curious what the foocensus is on the best chain restaurant. I have to say Outback due to their consistency across the country. If I didn't know any better I would say a tenderloin in LA comes from the same cow as a tenderloin in Boston. I'm not saying they have the best food. Just the most consistent, which is very important in my line of work. And their cheese fries are spot on as well.

    Discuss.

  2. #2
    New! With Self Loathing! scottmorrison99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Fairfield, California
    My Bikes
    2013 Jamis Xenith T time trial bike, 2013 Jamis Xenith Elite
    Posts
    1,618
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    O'hana. Hawaiian fast food rocks.

    O'hana Hawaiian BBQ
    Last edited by scottmorrison99; 10-16-08 at 07:22 PM.

  3. #3
    (((Fully Awake))) Serendipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
    My Bikes
    Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
    Posts
    5,598
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Who eats chains? Weird.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持

  4. #4
    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek 1200C, Specialized Rockhopper, Giant Yukon FX, Giant Acapulco
    Posts
    1,182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    huh - dunno - don't really hit many of them - but for the last year or so - I meet Mom at the local McD's or Wendy's for a quick meal and a couple hours of talking just to connect - but then that's not in the "chain" of restaurants I would really consider.

    Outback has always been fine, however I avoid the "kids eat free or their weight" night (can we say ZOOOO?)

    Buggaboo steak house is the actual adult chuckie cheese place - good lawd - it has moose heads that talk, racoons that pop up out of fake stumps, A FREAKIN CHRISTMAS TREE that has a mouth and movable eyes as it talks. never. ever. ever. ever again on that one.

    Red Robin has some decent food. 'cept the last two times when eating during an early supper hour (like 5 pm), the two of us were seated (most likely due to the hostess dividing up us eaters between tables/servers) each of the last two times at the back of the restaurant (believe me - there was NO ONE between us and the front door except two tables to the side!!!) right by the bathroom. hehe - it was like something out of a comedy sketch - "Hi how are you! - Two tonite? Follow me!" - and off we go - zig zagging thru the tables (and on the second meal's journey thru the restaurant - I started to giggle at the absurdness of it all ...) only to have the hostess deposit us off at the back of the restaurant next to the women's bathroom door - even yanking a picnic table like affair - apart so we would have our own little table.

    hehe - no more of the RR's for me!!!!

    Kinda steer away from them actually.

  5. #5
    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Hoosey
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/user/36663
    Posts
    2,958
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Who eats chains? Weird.
    You're missing out. Open your mind, man!

  6. #6
    I STILL miss East Hill :) Rollfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Where my bike's at
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    2,561
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How do you serve them, on open-faced or hoagie buns?

  7. #7
    KombuchaCHIC Shadiyah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SLC,UT
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Juliana, 2005 Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ick. None.

  8. #8
    Hello :D kidonabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
    O'hana. Hawaiian fast food rocks.
    Zippy's is quite delicious as well.

    As for chains that I actually get to eat here in Cali, I would say In-n-out. I don't know why but I love their hamburgers.

  9. #9
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There aren't any chain restaurants here, and I'm fine with that.

    We burn any that turn up.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  10. #10
    T-Shirt Guy ehidle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My two favorites are Ruth's Chris and Fogo de Chão..

    For more casual places, Bahama Breeze, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Romano's...
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

    Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
    Men's
    and Women's designs available

  11. #11
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,144
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Not that I like chains. But, when forced to go to one, I used to like Chili's.. They have a tasty low fat menu, which was always a favorite.
    Pray for the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living






    ^ Since January 1, 2012

  12. #12
    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Penniless Park, Fla.
    My Bikes
    Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2
    Posts
    2,760
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Eat Mor Chikin'

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...b/CH_cow_2.jpg

    Mod note: Image changed to link due to size

  13. #13
    T-Shirt Guy ehidle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^ holy COW! how about inlining a smaller version of that pic? JEEZ!
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

    Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
    Men's
    and Women's designs available

  14. #14
    Senior Member Lamplight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Posts
    2,719
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fat Moe's. I didn't need those last ten years of life anyway.

  15. #15
    Senior Member hornytoad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    petit valley, rotat
    My Bikes
    cervelo r3, cervelo team soloist, yeti 575, bianchi san jose
    Posts
    125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i find most restaurants' food too salty (eg, outback's broccoli).

    i kinda like p.f. chang's and mimi's

  16. #16
    T-Shirt Guy ehidle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hornytoad View Post
    i find most restaurants' food too salty (eg, outback's broccoli).

    i kinda like p.f. chang's and mimi's
    You can ask for it w/o salt. I do it all the time. I ask for no salt and no butter (because they will DROWN it in butter if you let them)... and it comes out perfectly.
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

    Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
    Men's
    and Women's designs available

  17. #17
    For The Fun of It
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisissippi Coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Giant XTC, Home built commuter on a Schwinn Supersport GS frame
    Posts
    1,464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bonefish Grill and Copelands, though they may be more regional chains.

  18. #18
    grilled cheesus aham23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    8675309
    My Bikes
    2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
    Posts
    6,933
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    red robin, chilis, & cheesecake factory are around me and decent.

    later.

  19. #19
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,082
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Bigfeet Eboo's House of Explody Crabs. Their murals of the underwater digs of the Nazi Ruins in the Brooklyn river is a major drawing point.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  20. #20
    RustyTainte substructure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    28012
    My Bikes
    zilch
    Posts
    12,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know if I have a favorite. I go where I choose at the moment. When I eat clean, there are only a few places to go. Subway or Chik-Fil-A for grilled chicken sammies.

    When I want to eat garbage, it's what ever strikes me.

  21. #21
    `
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    McDonald's, I eat there every day

  22. #22
    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    1,852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I usually don't aim to go to chains, but if I have to, I go to Fridays and get the Cedar-seared Salmon Pasta. Better than a diner or a McDonald's by far:

    Succulent pan-seared salmon fillet, coated with cedar smoke seasoning, served over al dente fettuccine ribbons tossed with golden brown zucchini and a blend of creamy Alfredo, bruschetta marinara and tangy lemon sauce.

    http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutriti...d-salmon-pasta

  23. #23
    Spelling Snob Hobartlemagne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    My Bikes
    Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,863
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Someday_RN View Post
    McDonald's, I eat there every day
    You're missing out on a lot of good food.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chipolte

  25. #25
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh, when I was in Vegas, there was one chain I liked...:Margaritaville.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •