I don't know if anyone has noticed, but do you ever feel like the experience at a restaurant varies by where you get seated? I do. It feels like if you're in a more open or secluded area that the feeling is different.
In general I feel like I've gotten burned out on the chain places. When I eat with a friend we usually go to Olive Garden or Outback. Outback's food is good, but it's usually a wait for a table. So they usually seat us in the bar which is usually too open and noisy for me.
Olive Garden I think I just need to try new things but I've kinda gotten bored with.
It sounds funny since I hear a lot of bad things about them, but the Golden Corral here has always been very good. The food is always fresh and hot and the grill part is good too. I haven't been in a few years, but we used to go a lot. The main reason we don't go is it's in the next town and there isn't much to do there. So we have to make the trip JUST to go to Golden Corral. lol
Panera Bread I used to go to once in a while for lunch when I had a gift card from a college competition. It's too expensive to me otherwise. Their sandwich and soup portions are too small if you get the cheapest ones, so I'd get something else.
Also, somehow I never really cared for Ruby Tuesday's. Something about the food just didn't appeal to me.
We had a Texas Roadhouse but then it changed to Cody's which is a small chain. It's always been really good. Plus it has one of those huge industrial ceiling fans inside.
Post by fancollector12 on Apr 9, 2019 3:44:19 GMT -5
I'm not much for chain restaurants, not only because (working for two local businesses), I support local business, but because local restaurants have better food, and don't change their menus as often as chain restaurants do.
But if I *HAD* to pick a favorite chain restaurant, it'd have to be Longhorn Steakhouse. Their honey-wheat bread is good, as is most of their food. It's a place I go often.