Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
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!!!
Don't get me wrong... I'm not particularly anti-chain, I just find that mom-and-pops serve better, if more quirky, individual food - and often at cheaper prices. Plus, there's wads more to learn by eating at such establishments than at anyplace that could be anywhere, not just where they are. All too often, chain places are like Gertrude Stein's apt description of Los Angeles: "There's no THERE there!"
Besides, right now, with lettuce prices soaring as high as Ben Franklin's thunderstorm kite, Waffle House's chef salad is a hard-to-beat bargain. And there are others similar....
Clarifyingly (Not Quite Like One Does With Butter, Though), Ort. Carlton in Clear-As-Crystal Athens, Georgia.
P. S. I don't own any chain restaurant t-shirts except for one Gyro Wrap one that dates back 11 or 12 years. (David Carter, the local franchisee, says mine is the oldest wearable one he's seen lately.) I did. however, spring for a Normaltown Cafe' shirt today.
What I really collect is obscure beer t-shirts, but that's for another ramble....