Today's poor innocent victim:Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee'shttp://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-endanger-casual-dining-restaurants-2017-5 Is nothing sacred anymore?Where will I go to buy a $20 plate of microwaved food if Applebee's goes away?
Have you ever actually eaten at an Applebee's? I think Portland might have one at one of the malls but I'm not sure. I thought they were a Midwest truck stop phenomenon. I don't remember seeing one anywhere on the east coast but then I wasn't looking either.
Weird, the Applebees in the west and SW aren't half bad. They have gotten more expensive over the years, but the food is tolerable. I don't go there often, unless it's late, cuz the Wafflehouse here has also gone really down hill. As for chains in general, I tend to try to eat at more local places and stay away from chains anyway, and it seems most people I know are the same way.
Today's poor innocent victim:Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee'shttp://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-endanger-casual-dining-restaurants-2017-5
Not sad the crappy chains are dying.Pissed off they took out all the little burger joints before they went.
A Buffalo Wild Wings opened near me... I want to say recently, but was probably over 5 years ago. I don't know how they do, but the local Applebee's would have to start actively poisoning people to go under.
Quote from: Fenrir on June 03, 2017, 12:21:03 PMNot sad the crappy chains are dying.Pissed off they took out all the little burger joints before they went.Oh. That's true. A solid local place died near me recently, but it was Five Guys that did them in.
I never liked Applebees. I ate there maybe 3-4 times in my life. It felt so phony. It's a plastic chain that tries to be the local neighborhood bar and fails miserably. I also prefer local restaurants to chains (in general), but I still go to Buffalo Wild Wings occasionally. My SIL is the opposite. She doesn't feel safe unless it's a Pizza Hut or McDonald's or Starbucks (or probably Cheesecake Factory, Fondue Pot, or probably a million more boring ass chains).WT, what's the local chain sports bar in Tucson (I think they're in Phoenix also)? I used to eat there when I was single.Hell, other than BWW and 5 Guys, I don't even know the location of any of those big chains mentioned in this thread near me. I think there's a Denny's down the street. I used to really like Outback, but the one near me has shitty atmosphere. It feels like a retirement home. eta: Famous Sam's. There's a bunch in Tucson and a handful scattered around the rest of the state.