What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat?

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2003/12/15 00:14:41 (permalink)

What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat?

While I love finding unique desserts here and there, I still have quite a few things I like from the chain restaurants and fast food joints. Here are some of my highlights:

Chili's Caramel Apple Tart - an awesome version of the apple crisp ala mode thing, but it has been discontinued. It was a square pastry, covered in sugared apples, a dollop of vanilla ice cream and lathered in caramel. Good memories.

Red Lobster - Key Lime Pie (w/ Raspberry sauce)
Arby's - Cherry turnover (best of the fast food pastries) and the jamocha shake
Boston Market - Hummingbird Cake (try it!)

I haven't been impressed by a good chocolate dessert from any place - any suggestions?
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    Ort. Carlton.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 00:25:48 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    Not to have to patronize chains unless I want to or have to... that's my favorite treat there.
    Not To Eat Is To Eat, Third Eye Half Blind Ort.
    P. S. Mom-and-pop eateries are the cat's pyjamas!!!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 02:17:11 (permalink)
    Without a doubt, hands down.....A Oreo Blizzard with a shot of blueberry from Dairy Queen! Yummy!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 05:25:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

    Dearfolk,
    Not to have to patronize chains unless I want to or have to... that's my favorite treat there.
    Not To Eat Is To Eat, Third Eye Half Blind Ort.
    P. S. Mom-and-pop eateries are the cat's pyjamas!!!

    Ort. I'm with you! Mom-and-pop joints ROCK. Fuggatabout those nasty chains with the frozen pre-cooked jiz (can't call it food). I wouldn't be caught dead (well I might go to the little girls' room in a McD if there aren't any outhouses around) in one of them much less eat there.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 05:28:39 (permalink)
    I like about everything sweet the Dairy Queen has.

    The new stores they are opening in the south are really nice.

    I particularly like their ice cream dipped in caramel or chocolate.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 05:45:03 (permalink)
    Well, now, I'm not one to promote chains...but...there are times (and you ladies understand) when it is 2 am and a girl just HAS TO HAVE chocolate! The jack-in-the-Box chocolate cake and Fatburger's chocolate milkshake will do in a pinch. In fact, Fatburger has great burgers and you have a choice of skinny fries or fat fries.
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    wanderingjew
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 08:03:42 (permalink)
    None, I don't eat at chains! However, there is a local chain here in Rhode Island called Greggs. They have approx 1/2 dozen locations and are known for their desserts. Their carrot cake is just out of this world!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 08:09:19 (permalink)
    A large strawberry milk shake at DQ.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 08:57:10 (permalink)
    Ok ... I'm gonna admit that I like (no .... I love) McDonalds French Fries !!! (oops can I say French yet ???? or are we still using Freedom ???) I don't want to go to jail !!!!

    I luv them hot and salty !!!!

    Is there a 12 step group I can join ???

    Desserts can be hot and salty .... NO ???
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 09:02:56 (permalink)
    The desserts at The Cheesecake Factory are to die for.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 09:03:01 (permalink)
    Yup, a DQ Blizzard, if you please (chocolate with Heath Bars). Although Mrs. i95 would agree with scbuzz and say McDonald's fries.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 09:07:58 (permalink)
    This topic should be renamed to "What's is your guilty pleasure?" LOL!

    Guilty Chain Pleasures: Waffle, cheese n' eggs, and raisin toast from Waffle House and Onion rings and sauce from Hard Times (a local chain that I think is about to expand nationally).
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 10:50:38 (permalink)
    The seasonal McDonald's milk shakes are good. Our favorite is EGGNOG. Luckily they are not available year-round...
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 10:55:27 (permalink)
    I'd probably have to opt for a Cinnabon. It's a clump of sugar, a clump of dough, and cinnamon. What's not to like?
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 10:58:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Phil J.

    I'd probably have to opt for a Cinnabon. It's a clump of sugar, a clump of dough, and cinnamon. What's not to like?


    Gosh, how could I forget this one. Best time to get one is in the airport when heading out somewhere!!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 14:11:14 (permalink)
    A DQ Blizzard with chocolate ice cream and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! Unfortunately the DQs in town all closed. I have to go to the suburbs to get one.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 14:38:13 (permalink)
    The Volcano at the Rainforest Cafe! We split one for my son's birthday last month and three people could not finish it!!! At about $12.00, it's a pricey dessert, but a great presentation and fun to eat, especially for chocolate brownie lovers!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 14:41:47 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by clothier

    DQ. Depends on the mood. Peanut Buster parfait, or a butterfinger blizzard. Although, the chocolate with the heath sounds tasty, i've only ever had it with vanilla.


    Peanut Buster Parfait - my favorite!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 14:53:40 (permalink)
    In addition to the Cinnabon I mentioned earlier, I suppose a steak from Morton's or The Palm would rank high if we consider those places to be chains. Or are they considered franchises?
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 15:29:27 (permalink)
    Go with the Porterhouse, cottage fries, and creamed spinach. Or have the 5lb. lobster.
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    Originally posted by clothier

    Our office party is next monday at the Palm. I've never Palmed before. Any thoughts or ideas about what I should have?
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 15:35:52 (permalink)
    Not that I know of.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 15:37:25 (permalink)
    No mashed potatoes?
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 15:38:50 (permalink)
    Their cottage fries are well known and loved.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 15:48:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    Their cottage fries are well known and loved.


    Agreed, CW, but I'd still opt for the Palm's scrumptious spuds. We may just part ways on this one, my culinary friend.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:15:00 (permalink)
    I used to like the parsley sprig served with the roast turkey at HoJo's.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:26:08 (permalink)
    I feel your pain, clothier. LOVED HoJo's. Miss the clam strips.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:27:21 (permalink)
    And the ice cream counter at HoJo's was a favorite stop on vacations....
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:27:22 (permalink)
    We had a HoJo nearby until about two years ago, when it was razed and replaced by an Applebum's.
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:30:09 (permalink)
    Good gosh, it all sounds good...forgot how much goodness they served!
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    RE: What's your favorite "chain" restaurant treat? 2003/12/15 16:34:14 (permalink)
    As a lad, I just could not get enough of the buttered rolls. It was fine dining at it's best for an 8-year old.
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