Best restaurant chains? [Moved from Los Angeles]
Much as I dislike to, I find that that I am frequently having to frequent chain restaurants and would value feedback on what my fellow 'hounds feel are the best.
My most hated ones are:
Olive Garden - never truly awful, but never good
McDonalds - just on principle
Any Pizza chain - Pizza Slut, Domino's, etc.
I could go on, but let's hear the opinions...
I have a daughter, so we are frequently at Island's and CPK...I have to admit that I kind of like them both...especially CPK.
We also sometimes go to Panda Express...she likes the Mandarin Chicken.
We NEVER go to any drive-thru fast food chains (McDonald's, Taco Bell, etc.) because they seem so manufactured and un-natural...although perhaps the others we go to are just as bad??
I just dumped my chain-restaurant eatin', now EX BF. No more miserable chain restaurant outings. Of all those dam chains, I had to put my foot down when it came to the Olive Garden. That was my most hated--until I experienced for the first time in my life, the Macaroni Grill and then Applebee's. Then I was done with the degeneration!
In my humble opinion, the #1 best Los Angeles chain is Fatburger. Heck, I'd even say it beats In-N-Out. Closely tied with Zankou, though.