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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2014, 11:44:02 AM »
Yeah, I've heard those places don't clean out their shake machines well at all.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2014, 04:46:37 PM »
I never got sick from some shake

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #102 on: March 31, 2014, 09:42:06 PM »
Chick-fil-a milkshakes are legit.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #103 on: April 01, 2014, 01:41:00 AM »
cuz they don't have any jizz-happy gays manning the stations, obvs

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #104 on: May 16, 2014, 12:34:23 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27448689
Can you believe that Red Lobster sold for $2.1 billion?

Maybe I'm biased because I'm on the (b)East Coast but I misread this as $21 Million at first and was like "Eh, seems about right." and then looked it again and was like "WHAT!?"

Downright baffled that there are still 706 Red Lobsters in North America. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!?

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #105 on: May 16, 2014, 11:58:35 PM »
get your new england privilege OUTTA HERE brother, lots of ppl in America's heartland don't have access to good seafood.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2014, 02:51:23 AM »
get your new england privilege OUTTA HERE brother, lots of ppl in America's heartland don't have access to good seafood.

yeah, they have Red Lobster

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2014, 02:57:13 AM »

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #108 on: May 18, 2014, 02:00:30 AM »
I refuse to eat at a Red Lobster unless my fiance comes across a decent coupon. The price:portion ratio is downright pathetic. Unless they're doing all you can eat Shrimp, and even then the shrimp is sub par at best.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #109 on: October 08, 2014, 04:16:54 AM »
Forgot to post but last month i got myself a large Blizzard at DQ when i visited my friend in suburban Pennsylvania. it ruled. If DQ was easily accessible here in NY (I mentioned that they opened one on Staten island but they actually opened one on 14th street in Manhattan) then I would just get ice cream all the time. Can't imagine what their actual food tastes like!

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #110 on: October 08, 2014, 04:29:11 AM »
Haven't had their burgers in a long time (I remember them being good by cheap crappy fast food standards) but their chicken tender basket is pretty good. How hard is it to fuck up a chicken tender basket though?

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2014, 09:45:15 AM »
Their chili cheese dogs are surprisingly good. Better than Sonic's, by any chance.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #112 on: October 08, 2014, 10:41:51 AM »
Their chili cheese dogs are surprisingly good. Better than Sonic's, by any chance.
I disagree.  Maybe it's just the DQ around here but they use slices of American cheese on theirs and fuck that noise.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2014, 05:45:25 AM »
My punch card had ONE MORE punch before my free chicken tender basket, and both DQs here shut down. The next closest one doesn't honor the punch card because it's printed by the owners of the local franchises.


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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #114 on: November 05, 2014, 03:08:18 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/olive-garden-pasta-pass-man-eats-95-times_n_6101298.html
I am WAY MORE proud of these guys who tried to get the most out of their $100, seven week Never Ending Pasta Pass at Olive Garden than ANYONE I heard about on Election Day.


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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #115 on: November 05, 2014, 10:11:35 PM »
Oh comments section, you never fail to amuse me on articles like that.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #116 on: November 06, 2014, 01:56:03 AM »
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Beef O'Brady's?
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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #118 on: November 06, 2014, 02:47:57 AM »
That's probably the best thread on the board.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2015, 03:12:55 PM »
The writer kind of rambled on and on and never really went anywhere.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #122 on: April 19, 2015, 12:59:49 AM »
There were some interesting tidbits but eh, I expected him to go way deeper based on the title.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #123 on: April 19, 2015, 01:12:44 AM »
Well, long, disappointing, and pointless probably describes most dining experiences at Golden Corral so I guess it works in that sense.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2015, 10:48:24 AM »

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #125 on: April 19, 2015, 01:06:44 PM »
Golden Corral is fire

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2015, 01:13:38 PM »
I want Jimmy Fallon to be dead. That doesn't make me a bad person.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #127 on: April 19, 2015, 01:14:22 PM »
I want Jimmy Fallon to be dead. That doesn't make me a bad person.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #128 on: April 20, 2015, 02:24:33 AM »


Where bonus? THERE bonus.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2015, 03:10:52 AM »
Is that page full of old people making complaints on facebook still around?

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #130 on: April 20, 2015, 03:39:16 AM »
I think we had a thread about this.  Maybe it was in Boardloaf

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #132 on: April 20, 2015, 03:57:43 AM »
RIP old people.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #133 on: April 20, 2015, 11:41:02 AM »


LMFAO

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #134 on: April 20, 2015, 03:18:45 PM »
From my experience at places like Golden Corral, I'm more afraid of the clientele contaminating the food then the employees/poor working conditions.
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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #135 on: April 21, 2015, 09:38:07 PM »

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2015, 06:08:02 AM »
The least essential restaurant is Burger King.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2015, 06:35:46 AM »
Me and Roy would like a word with you, dawg.


Also did I ever tell anybody here that I once saw a drunk (probably homeless) guy getting blown by a drunk (probably homeless) lady in a Burger King parking lot after last call one night?   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2015, 08:00:14 AM »
I blame the local franchise then. I used to prefer BK to McDonald's until I moved downtown. They burn their burgers every time without fail. Within a football field of this defective BK there's the aforementioned McD's, Wendy's, and Hardee's. I'm at a point where if I want anything Burger King makes, I can get it better right next door.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2015, 08:55:51 AM »
I'm a BK apologist but the quality of the BK Lounges around here is maddeningly inconsistent. When it's on, it's the best of the Big 3 burger chains (McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy's). At least, purely for burgers and fries. When it's off, it's by far the worst.

Also, I don't think Au Bon Pain has been mentioned this thread yet.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2015, 05:38:16 AM »
Well, long, disappointing, and pointless probably describes most dining experiences at Golden Corral so I guess it works in that sense.

I used to love Golden Corral when I was a kid. I couldn't get enough of it. Now I can't stomach the place. Maybe it's because nearly everything is fried. The older I get the less I can tolerate fried greasiness.
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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #141 on: May 05, 2015, 10:25:20 AM »
A Ground Round Bar & Grill opened up adjacent to a CineMagic Theater (Maine/NH chain) last week. God damn.

Last Ground Round in the Portland area before that closed over ten years ago. Very, very weird to see it pop back in general and especially weird given the location. It's like seeing a HoJo's open up.

Incidentally, Bangor, Maine is home to one of the two remaining Howard Johnson's Restaurants in the country.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #142 on: May 05, 2015, 03:02:19 PM »
Wow.  Ground Round is one I haven't heard in forever.  Really, the short time when I was a kid that I lived in New England.

The HoJo story reminds me of the one small town up north here that for some reason still has a Shoney's, if anyone is familiar with those.
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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #143 on: May 09, 2015, 03:57:10 PM »
Shoney's has an epic breakfast buffet and pretty good burgers.  Not much else to write home about though.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #144 on: May 09, 2015, 04:22:27 PM »
I still see Shoney's fairly regularly whenever I drive south of Pennsylvania or so.

Used to love hitting up the breakfast buffet on Kamala Family Trips to visit our family in Virginia. Not sure how well it would hold up now.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #145 on: May 10, 2015, 08:39:29 AM »
They are pretty common in the South.

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #146 on: May 11, 2015, 06:28:14 AM »
Wow.  Ground Round is one I haven't heard in forever.  Really, the short time when I was a kid that I lived in New England.

I had no idea THEGROUNDROUND was still around.  I loved that place when I was a young pup

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #147 on: May 11, 2015, 06:47:59 AM »
http://www.groundround.com/Locations/Map/
It looks like there are 20 or so left. And in god damn random locations. Three in Maine. Two in Central/Upstate New York. three in New Jersey, and the rest are spread out in the Midwest. Huh. I always thought of Ground Round as New England/Upstate New York chain so odd to see locations as far west as Missouri. Actually, it looks like there are the most Ground Rounds in Minnesota & Wisconsin. Please give us a review of the local Ground Round, Brody.

There's a good story about a shitfaced Hart Foundation getting into a shoving match with an ornery elderly female waitress at a Ground Round in (IIRC) Plattsburgh, New York and the riot police getting called in in Bret Hart's book. They ended up getting saved by an equally shitfaced Vince McMahon who was having a party in the banquet room at said Ground Round. :D

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Re: America's Least Essential Restaurant
« Reply #148 on: May 11, 2015, 01:53:34 PM »
I want to party in a banquet room at Ground Round with Vinnie Mac.  Especially if I remmeber right and the one I went to had a Simpsons Arcade machine. Best. Night. Ever.  May make Venkman way too jealous.
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