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2006/07/09 21:34:45 (permalink)

New England

Unfortunately for me, I live in Connecticut. All of New England is like a desert when it comes to fast food and other chain restaurants- we just don't have them. Does anyone know why there are so few chains that expand into New England?
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    TJ Jackson
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    RE: New England 2006/07/09 23:03:01 (permalink)
    How awful for you that you live in an area blessed with

    great seafood - fried clams, lobster pounds, crab, etc
    wonderful pizza, perhaps the best in the world
    outstanding hot dog joints
    steamed cheeseburgers
    louis lunch - where the first hamburger was served

    and are within short driving distance of dozens of other regional specialities

    spiedies
    old forge pizza
    lobster rolls
    cheesesteaks
    crabcakes
    north shore roast beef
    ny slices
    (to name but a few)

    My heart bleeds for you.

    My advice? Move to Orlando, or to my home town, Cincinnati. Chains everywhere.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: New England 2006/07/09 23:28:43 (permalink)
    Let's see, in Connecticut you have McDonald's Wendy's Burger King, Olive Garden, Red Lobster,Subway, Applebees, Chili's, TGI Friday's, Long John Silver's, and God only knows what else. And you claim there are no chain restaurants there?
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    tuke
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    RE: New England 2006/07/09 23:54:43 (permalink)
    I meant as compared to the rest of the country. With the exception of Duchess, the chains we have in New England could be found anywhere. However, we lack Hardees, Sonic, In N Out, Church's, Carl's Jr, Del Taco, Taco Tico, Taco Maker, Wienerschnitzel, Fatburger, Roundtable, Rax, etc
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 01:54:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tuke

    I meant as compared to the rest of the country. With the exception of Duchess, the chains we have in New England could be found anywhere. However, we lack Hardees, Sonic, In N Out, Church's, Carl's Jr, Del Taco, Taco Tico, Taco Maker, Wienerschnitzel, Fatburger, Roundtable, Rax, etc

    We also lack those on Michigan. It's because those particular chains started in the South, and haven't yet made it too far North.

    Actually, we used to have Rax...it went out of business because their food was spectacularly bad and spectacularly overpriced even compared to other chains.
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    lleechef
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 05:47:18 (permalink)
    I have to agree with TJ on this one. New England is one of the culinary meccas of this country. Who needs Hardees or Carl's or In-and-Out when you have all those delicious items listed above!

    Having lived in New England for 15 years, I could sure go for a lobster, lobster roll, fried clams or a Pepe's pizza, not to mention a Nick's roast beef sandwich! tuke, I'm not trying to sound snarky, but you're not missing much by not having those chains around.

    Just my .02......now back to regular programming.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 06:22:12 (permalink)
    I honestly hope this person is trolling and not serious. Chow Jim
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    tuke
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 12:42:29 (permalink)
    I'm not trolling, I'm just a big fan of the chains.
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    Wistah
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 14:09:09 (permalink)
    Based on the responses given to the original post, maybe we should just request that this forum, which is supposed to be devoted to "Fast food restaurants and non roadfood chains" be shut down.
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    tiki
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 17:01:32 (permalink)
    id say --because there is so much GOOD food!!!
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 17:31:13 (permalink)
    MH -

    I'd trade any one of them for a Waffle House !!
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    RE: New England 2006/07/10 22:26:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by long dog

    MH -

    I'd trade any one of them for a Waffle House !!

    I sure can't blame you for that. I would, too.
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    RE: New England 2006/07/24 22:42:58 (permalink)
    Can't say I'm a big fan of the Waffle House. It could have been just the one I went to, but I was heading back to NY State from Daytona Beach and stopped at one in Florida. I had only two complaints. First, the pictures of the food on the menu looked like they had been taken with a disposable camera. Now, I'm no food stylist, but if you're in the food biz, please have the food in your pictures look edible. At least it gives me hope of something good to come. Second, I think our waitress was working on commission. She kept trying to sell me on these special home fries they had that were (I think) smothered, slammed, etc... The ones she tried to sell me had cheese, onions, and various other add-ins that I usually love but wasn't in the mood for as I told her three times. So she brings out my food and what do you know, I received the special (for an extra charge). I told her to send them back and give me what I ordered. Which she did. So, not a big fan. Maybe of just that particular franchise, but less likely to go back.
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    tuke
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    RE: New England 2006/07/27 20:13:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Let's see, in Connecticut you have McDonald's Wendy's Burger King, Olive Garden, Red Lobster,Subway, Applebees, Chili's, TGI Friday's, Long John Silver's, and God only knows what else. And you claim there are no chain restaurants there?


    Are there any non co-branded Long John Silver's in CT? Co-branded places are never as good as the full service. This is really true with A&W. I went to the one in Enfield that's co-branded with a KFC and it was truly horrible. Aside from Panera, thats the only fast food place I won't go to... full-service A&W's are great though.
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