Post # 136
I have always had good luck with Red Lobster but that is unacceptable that you had to go through food poisoning.
I have been wrestling with the idea of boycotting Red Lobster because they are owned by The Darden group. In Chicago, that group also owns the Capital Grille which I heard treated it’s employees very badly. I found this out from The restaurant opportunity group (ROC Chicago), a hospitality industry activist group that strongly supports an end to race and age prejudice in restaurants as well as supporting farm to table establishments. I took a great free bartending class through ROC for industry people so I’m a bit biased but it all sounded credible.
By the way, I would be hesitant to go to Dardens other restaurant Olive Garden because I once had a roommate who worked there and his close always smelled really terrible when he arrived home lol. But I have to admit it will be hard to give up the food and drink i enjoy at Red Lobster.
Post # 137
i don’t like the smell of the bread there when it’s baking or heating (???) although it doesn’t taste bad. I don’t really eat there anymore because I don’t enjoy it. I live a block away from the best sandwich shop in Illinois, called Hero’s, the place smells fantastic and the bread is delish,
Post # 138
Five Guys – greasiest burger and fries I’ve ever had. I couldn’t finish the meal but got sick anyways.
Taco Bell and Chipotle – there’s just something about gray meat that doesn’t appeal.
Boston Market – not because of the chicken but because the sides are swimming in cream sauce or runny butter.
Buffalo Wild Wings – the wings are so so, there’s an industrial feel to the ones in our area and the food overall is blah.
Dunkin Donuts – even the donuts are subpar.
Little Caesars and Domino’s pizzas – just not tasty.
Fortunately, individually owned restaurants are a big thing around here so many of the dining options aren’t fast food or chains. But man, there’s literally a Dunkin Donuts every 2-3 traffic lights. Their tag line is America Runs On Dunkins but they may want to substitute New England for America.
Post # 140
Applebee’s, red lobster, carrabbas, olive garden, mc Donald’s , yukkkkkk!!!!!
Post # 141
Dude. I fucking LOVE McDonalds.
Restaurants I hate:
Panda Express, Applebee’s, Five Guys, Raising Cain’s, Taco Bueno, Dion’s Pizza, Jack in the Box
Post # 142
Omg, your username + profile pic.
Post # 144
I dont eat Mcdonalds (its been a year)..burger king…stopped chic fil a…havent had golden coral before but i dont intend on every trying….arbys…
Post # 145
There aren’t any places that I refuse to eat, but places that I would rather not go.
Olive Garden is one of them. I grew up going to a local owned Italian restuarant, and the few times I’ve been to the Olive Garden – I have not been impressed.
I used to never mind Applebee’s, but the last few times DH and I have been there – our food has been horribly presented to us and not cooked well. We often go there later at night for thie rdrink specials, and probably would continue for that and some apps – but probably not for a main meal.
It’s rare that I hit up a fast food place, like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, etc. However, I do like Wendy’s salads – so I will admit to stopping there every once in awhile. Or, I’ll hit up one of those places if we need a quick decision on a road trip – but, it’s certainly not something I would just decide to go to.
DH and I have started to go to more non-chain restaurants in our city, or at least where there may be just a few here and there in different cities.
Post # 146
I can’t eat fast food either. It makes my stomach hurt. I also HATE Red Lobster, Hometown Buffet, Perkins, Applebees, and Dominoes.
Post # 147
I usually end up with a migraine if I eat at Wendy’s. Evidently they use a food additive (even in their salads – on the chicken) that I can’t handle. Bummer