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Old 08-24-2017, 06:34 PM   #1
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Question What Are Some Popular Restaurants You've Never Been To?

What are the popular restaurants around that you've never eaten at before or only had literally a handful of times? The places could also be currently in-or-out of business.

For me, most of these are because they aren't located near me:




- Friendly's (I had Friendly's once when I vacationed in Gettysburg around summer of 1999)


- Denny's (Had a handful of times when I visited New Jersey, but don't have it regularly)


- International House of Pancakes (IHOP)


- Dairy Queen


- Cracker Barrel


- Howard Johnson's (Had only once)


- Bob Evans Restaurants


- California Pizza Kitchen (They are around me, just never been there)


- Dave & Buster's (I've played their arcades, but never had the food)


- Shoney's


- A&W


- Chipotle (They are around me, just never had the desire for their food)


- Beefsteak Charlie's (Had twice in NYC during the mid-90s)
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Macoroni Grill, Popeye's, Roy Rogers, Beefsteak Charlie's, Jack in the Box, Papa John's.
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The Cheesecake Factory- this really needs to come to Fort Wayne, my most desired place to eat at. Cracker Barrel is really good, it is one of my favorites. And here I thought everyone had been to Dairy Queen.
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Chick-fil-A
White Castle
Cinnabon
Popeyes
Panda Express
Jimmy Johns
Krispy Kreme
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Uh, all of the them.
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Starbucks

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Chipotle

Cracker Barrel

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Jimmy Johns
Firehouse Subs
Chipotle
Panera Bread
Red Lobster
I-HOP
In-N-Out Burger (location)
White Castle
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Chuck E. Cheese
Logan's Roadhouse
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Five Guys Burgers & Fries
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Del Taco (location)
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Tim Hortons (location)
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A&W
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Raising Cane's (location)
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Golden Corral, i see their commericals but i never been to it in person before
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I was at a Hardee's once, but I never had their food.

There really aren't any in the Cleveland area...and I know there's none in New England!
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And here I thought everyone had been to Dairy Queen.
Dairy Queen came to NYC in 2014, but I've never been there. There's one in Brooklyn, but it's not near me and there are a couple in Staten Island.

I thought everyone had White Castle, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks.
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Dairy Queen came to NYC in 2014, but I've never been there. There's one in Brooklyn, but it's not near me and there are a couple in Staten Island.

I thought everyone had White Castle, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks.
There's a Dairy Queen out in Levittown on Long Island, which is the one we went to (only once).
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Dairy Queen came to NYC in 2014, but I've never been there. There's one in Brooklyn, but it's not near me and there are a couple in Staten Island.

I thought everyone had White Castle, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks.
Fort Wayne does not have a White Castle but I went there once in Indy. I was not impressed, several other burger places are better. There are several Starbucks in Fort Wayne but I am not interested since I don't care for coffee.
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Red Lobster is one that I have never been to - mostly because I am deathly allergic to shellfish and would probably die in mere seconds as soon as I walk in the door; the cooking odors are enough to set off my reaction.

a lot of those places I've never heard of or just don't have around here, but more specifically, places I won't go to:

White Castle - yuck.
MacDonalds - their fries and MacNuggets are OK, but not into the rest of it - never had a BigMac in my entire life.
Chick FilA - no thanks
Starbucks - over-rated and way over priced
Raising Cane's - not my thing
Waffle House - only if I want to see bitches go ratchet and fight in the parking lot
Church's Chicken - no thanks - I'll stick to Popeye's
Chuck E Cheese - now that he's all growed-up he aint got time fo us kids no mo
Chipotle - BIG no thanks, I'll take my E. Coli and Salmonella regular instead of extra-spicy - or maybe just take a pass on it altogether
Godfather's Pizza & Papa John's - I personally think both of these chains make terrible pizza and even if someone offers it for free I'll pass.
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ooh - I wanted to add Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken - never going back there because:

we went through their drive-thru one Sunday afternoon - just a regular summer day, nothing special, mind you - and the line seemed to be not moving at all and when we eventually got up to the speaker I started ordering what was supposed to be enough for a meal for my sister-in-law's family and us. So I start ordering and the kids says "Nah we don't got that." I pick something else "Nah, we don't got that" - this goes on for at least three or four minutes before I ask - "well, what DO you have?" - "Oh, we is all out of chicken, but we got fries and biscuits."

so I drove off and have never been back for their mediocre chicken again. Incidentally, when we left the line was about 8 or 9 cars long - I do not understand why they did not just close if they were out of chicken. That particular restaurant has shut down completely since then.
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