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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

Postby 2dimes on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:20 pm

notyou2 wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Ray Rider wrote:The Olive Garden is the best...I've only been there twice, but both times the food, atmosphere, and service were awesome.


What the f*ck are you talking about? That's not Italian food, that's complete...

Oh wait... Canada. Yeah, sorry, carry on.


Forgive them, TGD, for they know not what they eat.


I know what I eat, and I agree, the Olive Garden sucks. I won't go back. My wife is an excellent cook and her Italian dishes put Olive Garden to shame, and she is not Italian.

The problem with the chains is all the meals are in single serving bags and they boil them to heat them and then serve you. Nothing is made in the restaurant anymore except maybe the salad. All the meals are prepackaged in a plant in Somalia and then shipped to the chain for distribution. It's CRAP food.

I meant to specifically state Olive Garden is horrid here. Excepting the soup salad and bread sticks.

Mr. Frog's was ok. They did not have the cool new plastic frog sign when it was here in the'90s.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:08 am

2dimes wrote:The problem with the chains is all the meals are in single serving bags and they boil them to heat them and then serve you. Nothing is made in the restaurant anymore except maybe the salad. All the meals are prepackaged in a plant in Somalia and then shipped to the chain for distribution. It's CRAP food.
That's really revolting lol.
2dimes wrote:I meant to specifically state Olive Garden is horrid here. Excepting the soup salad and bread sticks.

That place is jammed every time I drive by it. I've eaten there a few times and I find it's "OK" and I don't suppose I expect much more from a chain restaurant.

2dimes wrote: ...cool new plastic frog sign...
Why don't you just stab me in the chest?
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:16 am

Don't be that way. Last time I went to one was near Waikiki. They came around with a bottle of blue banana flavoured tequila and poured it into any adult that would lean back and open their mouth. We ate nachos and met someone from an internment forum. The place is marvelous.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:36 am

2dimes wrote:Don't be that way. Last time I went to one was near Waikiki. They came around with a bottle of blue banana flavoured tequila and poured it into any adult that would lean back and open their mouth. We ate nachos and met someone from an internment forum. The place is marvelous.

Wtf...
Sounds like those hipster restaurants in NYC where they shout at you and throw food at you, et cetera all in good fun.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:37 am

You know, I'm being pretty hard on these places but I eat pretty much strictly home-cooked meals either by myself or someone else so I'm somewhat spoiled. I remember before this was the case and I really loved to eat at some particular chains. In all seriousness, I don't knock anyone for loving the Olive Garden or anywhere else for that matter. If that's your idea of great food who am I to talk trash? Besides, some of my favorite things to eat are goat products: meat, milk, cheese, etc. and I'm sure many on here would find this utterly disgusting. :D
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Postby / on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:55 am

I voted Chili's, they have good ribs, and I love their tortilla chips and salsa.
I might want to choose IHOP if it's not one of those horrible 24-hour ones full of drunks, serial killers, and biker gangs all night.

Best casual restaurant overall though in my opinion is Fuddruckers. Best burgers ever, fresh baked buns, great onion rings, and as a bonus for the having to work there part, the costumers put the fixings on by themselves.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:24 pm

Funkyterrance wrote: Besides, some of my favorite things to eat are goat products: meat, milk, cheese, etc. and I'm sure many on here would find this utterly disgusting. :D

You must be a big fan of Nico's house of Goat.*

Wtf...
Sounds like those hipster restaurants in NYC where they shout at you and throw food at you, et cetera all in good fun.

I'd probably like that. Not everyday, just once in a while. Unless the food is spectacular, then more often.






































































*You know, if I didn't just make that up and it was a real place.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:40 pm

2dimes wrote:You must be a big fan of Nico's house of Goat.*

Is it a chain? If so, it must be Canadian because we don't have them around here. :(

2dimes wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Wtf...
Sounds like those hipster restaurants in NYC where they shout at you and throw food at you, et cetera all in good fun.

I'd probably like that. Not everyday, just once in a while. Unless the food is spectacular, then more often.

If you're lucky you might catch some of the food in your mouth when they throw it, otherwise I'm not sure if you would ever know the quality.


2dimes wrote:*You know, if I didn't just make that up and it was a real place.

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Postby thegreekdog on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:21 pm

2dimes wrote:You must be a big fan of Nico's house of Goat.*


Reported for bigotry against Greeks.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:42 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
2dimes wrote:You must be a big fan of Nico's house of Goat.*


Reported for bigotry against Greeks.

If the shoe fits... :P
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Postby tzor on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:22 pm

I went for Outback. When in doubt own something that serves Blooming Onions and a good Queen Victoria Fillet from a wood stove topped with horseradish crust.
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Postby 2dimes on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
2dimes wrote:You must be a big fan of Nico's house of Goat.*


Reported for bigotry against Greeks.

If the shoe fits... :P

Actually I'm kind of sad that's not a real place. I'd possibly leave skid marks stopping the vehicle to eat there.
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Postby tzor on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:43 pm

Ironically, the only time I have eaten goat meat (I'm going to ignore the time I bought it frozen and ruined it terribly) was in an Indian restaurant.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:07 am

tzor wrote:Ironically, the only time I have eaten goat meat (I'm going to ignore the time I bought it frozen and ruined it terribly) was in an Indian restaurant.

Yes, that's the best way to have it imho but I'm certainly not picky. :D
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Postby 2dimes on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:24 pm

We have an East Indian restarant in a city near ours that is fantastic and the family running it are awesome, I bet they'd yell and throw nana at us if it wasn't too busy. http://www.tajairdrie.com/

There's also a Pakistani restarant that is really inexpensive with unbelievably good food.
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Postby stahrgazer on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:55 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:You know, I'm being pretty hard on these places but I eat pretty much strictly home-cooked meals either by myself or someone else so I'm somewhat spoiled. I remember before this was the case and I really loved to eat at some particular chains. In all seriousness, I don't knock anyone for loving the Olive Garden or anywhere else for that matter. If that's your idea of great food who am I to talk trash? Besides, some of my favorite things to eat are goat products: meat, milk, cheese, etc. and I'm sure many on here would find this utterly disgusting. :D


Jamaican curried goat is awesome, but I'd rather have OG's freshly made fettuccini with the creamy Alfredo and some nicely done broccoli.
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Postby 2dimes on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:56 pm

stahrgazer wrote:I'd rather have OG's freshly made fettuccini with the creamy Alfredo and some nicely done broccoli.

That sounds terrific. Where do you get it?
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Postby BigBallinStalin on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:48 pm

You people are FOOLS. SENOR FROGS would destroy you!!!!
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Postby 2dimes on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:50 pm

But... blue flavoured drink with Tequila?
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Postby rdsrds2120 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:29 am

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but I'd want to own a Noodles & Company. With a website like noodles.com, what's not to love? Gimme dat Pesto Cavatappi.

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Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:57 am

2dimes wrote:But... blue flavoured drink with Tequila?


It can be any color you want, homes.
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Postby 2dimes on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:18 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
2dimes wrote:But... blue banana flavoured drink with Tequila?


It can be any color you want, homes.

Oops, I need a better copy editor. Missed a crucial word in there.
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