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Aug 9, 2007 07:54 PM

Bye Bye Macaroni Grill

Brinker International, parent of Chili's, Romano's Macaroni Grill and On The Border, said that it was considering sale of the Macaroni Grill. Can't say that I blame them

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  1. It was novel when it first came out in the late 90s, but other than mac&cheese colored crayons and those crazy nacho-like appetizers, well, yeah.

    1. That could be bad news for the world's salt miners.

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      1. re: Bob W

        ROFL! A man with similar taste buds.
        Actually, Romano's is a chain I will eat at as a last resort; many towns are infested with bad red sauce places.

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        1. I've always had an urge to try the Macaroni Grill (which doesn't exist here in NYC) just based on the stupidity of the name. There's something about the idea of "macaroni" and "grill" that just cracks me up. Who thought of putting these two things together? Someone with a huge case of the munchies is what'd I'd guess!

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          1. re: bklynite

            I don't know, out of the three chains, I like Macaroni's Grills the best. I mean, Chili's and On the Border? Not much on originality but the food was competent. Better than Chili's.

            1. re: bklynite

              I always wondered how they keep the macaroni from sticking to the grill.

            2. That doesn't mean Bye Bye.

              That just means new owners.