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(The Daily Meal)   Chain restaurants worth eating at, presented as a 10-course prix fixe slideshow. We begin with an amuse bouche of Cheesecake Factory and finish with a subtle yet flavorful In-N-Out Burger   ( thedailymeal.com) divider line
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2012-01-03 08:35:09 PM  
2 votes:
People still eat at chain restaurants? Wow...I mean, just wow. Are you new?

/Unashamed of my food snobbery
//Killer Burger is better than any chain burger joint ever
2012-01-03 08:30:49 PM  
2 votes:
Freebirds > Chipotle
2012-01-03 08:28:34 PM  
2 votes:
The Cheesecake Factory is a horrible place to eat unless you're going specifically for their cheesecake, which is great. Otherwise it's just enormous portions of really mediocre food. Just like pretty much other chain restaurant of the same caliber.
2012-01-03 08:20:16 PM  
2 votes:
I don't get the appeal of Outback Steakhouse. I was in one only once, despite it being two miles from my house. Ridiculously small portions (and lots of things were "extra") and the food wasn't anything that I couldn't get at "Applebee's". Everyone and their grandmother has the "Bloomin' Onion" things now. I much prefer Texas Roadhouse....hell of a lot cheaper and tastier, although noisy as hell.

Ted's Montana Grill is pretty good, although they aren't everywhere and their menu is fairly basic.
2012-01-03 08:18:17 PM  
2 votes:
QDoba > Moe's > Chipotle

Also, this list absofarkinglutely fails without Skyline Chili.
2012-01-03 08:12:13 PM  
2 votes:
10. Cheesecake Factory
9. Chipotle Mexican Grill
8. Five Guys
7. Jason's Deli
6. California Pizza Kitchen
5. Outback Steakhouse
4. Ted's Montana Grill
3. Houston's
2. Melting Pot
1. In-N-Out Burger
2012-01-03 10:32:20 PM  
1 vote:
Maid Rite.

Not sure why I love it so, but I do.
2012-01-03 09:06:25 PM  
1 vote:
Outback Steakhouse? Are you freaking kidding me? The one time I went I was struck by how leathery tough the steaks were and how unexceptional the rest of the food was. If you want to go and have a nice slab of dead cow, go seek out a Firebirds.
2012-01-03 08:52:17 PM  
1 vote:
Cheesecake Factory and Melting Pot are two of the worst restaurants that the Good Lord God Almighty has placed upon this earth. Amen.
2012-01-03 08:51:37 PM  
1 vote:
First a pizza thread, and now this? Don't the moderators know we're all on our new year's diet, or are they just evil?

/five pounds down, twenty to go
2012-01-03 08:32:29 PM  
1 vote:
They list Five Guys and In and Out, but I'd go further and also add regional staples like Steak N Shake, and Culvers to that same list. All of them are great places for a chain burger while on the road.
2012-01-03 08:30:01 PM  
1 vote:
Having tried a cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger in Vegas this summer, I have to say I don't know why people go so nutty over their stuff. Yes, it was fine, but not exactly the pinnacle hamburger experience that some make it out to be.
2012-01-03 08:27:57 PM  
1 vote:
I think Whataburger is better than

/there, I said it
//from the east coast fwtw
2012-01-03 08:24:52 PM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: QDoba > Moe's > Chipotle

Also, this list absofarkinglutely fails without Skyline Chili.

You ARE kidding, right? Skyline is watery, flavorless crap. Their cheddar cheese is shredded plastic. Ugh. Awful, awful chili. I wouldn't feed it to my dog.
2012-01-03 08:24:33 PM  
1 vote:
They just opened a Chipotle's in Albuquerque, we probably won't go there. Yeah,call us foodie snobs,but why go there when we can eat at Sadie's,Los Cuates or Papa Felipe's.

Also, Blake's Lotaburger for a local chain that makes drool-worthy green chile cheeseburgers.
2012-01-03 08:22:08 PM  
1 vote:
Outback has been nothing but mediocre everytime I've gone.
2012-01-03 08:12:24 PM  
1 vote:
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