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NY Times article on regional and local chains Thu, 06/1/06 11:01 AM (permalink)

This is a great read, because the author visited several local chains along the way of his 8 day odyssey between New York and California. This includes a visit to Chico's Tacos in El Paso, as well as Yocco Hot Dogs in Mechanicsburg PA. Also included are regional chains such as Whataburger and In and Out Burger.

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    RE: NY Times article on regional and local chains Thu, 06/1/06 1:30 PM (permalink)
    His last 2 choices were both wrong. I would choose Fatburger over Der Weinerschnitzel
    AND Del Taco over El Pollo Loco.

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      RE: NY Times article on regional and local chains Tue, 06/6/06 9:51 PM (permalink)
      Good article, I read Bruni pretty regularly; the Times' Wednesday food section defintely offers some of the best newspaper food coverage out there, obviously of most use if you are a) a New Yorker and b) wealthy and c) have lots of time on your hands ....but it's a fun read regardles. Bruni is an excellent writer, pretty unpretentious despite all the **** restaurants he visits; I also love Eric Asimov on wine and sometimes beer. Can't really argue with most of the choices in this article that I'm familiar with, though I don't know why he had to eat at McD's more than once...
        mr chips

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        RE: NY Times article on regional and local chains Wed, 06/7/06 1:51 AM (permalink)
        Another thread entitled 5/24 NY Times also features a link to this article and a few comments by RF folks. Perhaps one othe moderators could meld the two.
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