Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to own?

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Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to own?

Applebee's
0
No votes
Boston Market
0
No votes
Boston Pizza
1
3%
Chili's
3
9%
Dave & Buster's
5
16%
Denny's
1
3%
Hooters
9
28%
IHOP
1
3%
Olive Garden
6
19%
Outback Steakhouse
1
3%
Johnny Rockets
1
3%
Rainforest Cafe
1
3%
Red Lobster
1
3%
Ruby Tuesday
0
No votes
Señor Frog’s
2
6%
TGI Friday's
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 32

Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to own?

Postby saxitoxin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:55 pm

Haggis recently said his child threatened to throw a tantrum if Haggis didn't buy him a McDonald's. Assume you were going to purchase a restaurant franchise - but that this restaurant franchise would not be a fast food franchise but a casual dining franchise!!! Which would you purchase?

For purposes of this scenario your income off your franchise would be identical regardless of chain and you could not sell it. Also, you would only own one location and you would have to work at it at least 32 hours per week.
patches70 wrote:The only real difference between Saxi and The Fed is that for one to get Saxbucks one must amuse or otherwise impress Saxi in some way, shape or form.
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Postby Gillipig on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:05 pm

Hooters is going to win by a landslide saxi, this is a one option poll.
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Re: Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to ow

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:08 pm

Dave & Buster's easily. Every Dave & Buster's is fun. I have been to some Hooter's restaurants that could serve as poor country whorehouses.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Wtf, McD's is mentioned in the OP but it's not an option? Do you enjoy teasing people saxi?
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Postby thegreekdog on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:11 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Wtf, McD's is mentioned in the OP but it's not an option? Do you enjoy teasing people saxi?


saxitoxin wrote: Assume you were going to purchase a restaurant franchise - but that this restaurant franchise would not be a fast food franchise but a casual dining franchise!!!
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Postby Haggis_McMutton on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 pm

I voted IHOP because it's the most culturally inclusive.
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Re: Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to ow

Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:19 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Wtf, McD's is mentioned in the OP but it's not an option? Do you enjoy teasing people saxi?


saxitoxin wrote: Assume you were going to purchase a restaurant franchise - but that this restaurant franchise would not be a fast food franchise but a casual dining franchise!!!


But.. but.. but...
Those two quotes don't necessarily contradict each other. I'm still pissed since if it's not an option it shouldn't even be mentioned, I don't care where saxi gets his bloody inspiration. I call FOUL.
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Postby saxitoxin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:19 pm

patches70 wrote:The only real difference between Saxi and The Fed is that for one to get Saxbucks one must amuse or otherwise impress Saxi in some way, shape or form.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:24 pm

Besides, I've never even heard of half of those much less feel comfortable owning such ritzy places. Am I the only non-aristocrat here?
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Postby saxitoxin on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:27 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Besides, I've never even heard of half of those much less feel comfortable owning such ritzy places as on that list. Am I the only non-aristocrat here?


I went to Wikipedia and typed in "casual dining restaurant" because I didn't want to impose my worldview of casual dining on others who may have different worldviews. Of those listed, I've not been to ...

- Boston Pizza
- Dave & Buster's
- Johnny Rockets
- Rainforest Cafe
- Red Lobster
- Ruby Tuesday

I also intentionally left off Sizzler because it was unclear to me if it is casual dining or non-drive thru fast food or hybrid.
patches70 wrote:The only real difference between Saxi and The Fed is that for one to get Saxbucks one must amuse or otherwise impress Saxi in some way, shape or form.
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Postby Crazyirishman on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:36 pm

Dave & Busters is the shit, of those given its by far the best. Hooters enticed me for a minute and then I remembered you have to sacrifice decent tasting food for the view.
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Postby notyou2 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:39 pm

If The Cheesecake Factory was on the list, I would pick that one. But I guess I would choose Hooter's, but then I would lose it in the divorce settlement.
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Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:47 pm

I would purchase an Applebee's just to burn it down.

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Re: Which casual dining restaurant would you most like to ow

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:03 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:Besides, I've never even heard of half of those much less feel comfortable owning such ritzy places. Am I the only non-aristocrat here?

I'm blue collar all the way, and I don't consider any of these places "ritzy". Some of them are grossly overpriced, but that's not the same thing. And even grossly overpriced, all of them are still well within affordable range (not for every day perhaps, but for occasional outings) for anyone living in North America.

Any of the places listed will give you a decent dinner for under $30, and most of them have weekday lunch specials for under $10.
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Postby #1_stunna on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:34 am

Funkyterrance wrote:Besides, I've never even heard of half of those much less feel comfortable owning such ritzy places. Am I the only non-aristocrat here?


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