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Nov 7, 2012 10:07 PM

I am shocked that this place is still in business...

With the closing of Wolfe Burger in Pasadena, it made me think that I am shocked that Burger Continental is still in buisness. That is some nasty middle eastern food in a dirty environment.

What places are you surprised are still in business? Just curious so that I can AVOID!

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  1. I had the breakfast buffet at BC a couple weeks ago. And honestly, the food was not bad but when I left I felt like I needed a shower. The place is in drastic need of a deep and thorough cleaning.

    1. Salt Creek Grille. Applebees food at Houstons prices.

          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            Gladstones has good drinks and a great outdoor patio. Just go for that on a nice warm sunny afternoon and life is good. Just don't eat anything there.

              1. re: foodiemahoodie

                Which you actually can do, or so I'm told. Some of the seating Gladstones uses is public property. I think you just need to check in at the front first. I can't recall the details, but I think it was mentioned in Secret Stairs.

                And yeah, the food at Gladstones is a horror show.

                  1. re: westsidegal

                    I think somewhere here on Chow, it was observed that a restaurant could seem to get by with mediocre -or downright bad- food AND mixed drinks, as long as it was right on the water (or at least had a decent view thereof).
                    Such a pity.

                    Oh, and add the Coffee Company for me; not an on-the-water place, just a neighborhood joint near LAX, but their coffee tastes like expired Folger's and the cheese sauce did not have any cheese in it...
                    ....yet people still go in there.

          2. Dennys. McDonalds. In and Out. etc, etc...

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            1. re: RosePearl

              Hmmm ... there's a difference between "places that you're shocked are still in business" and "places that suck". McDonald's and Denny's might well fall into the latter category, but I don't think anyone is all that shocked to find them still alive and well. (I don't think In&Out falls into either of those categories)