Which food chain do you miss?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by LaserT, Jan 4, 2015.

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Which food chain did you like and wish was back?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2015.
  1. Kenny Rogers

    22 vote(s)
    13.1%
  2. Chi Chi's

    26 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. White Tower

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. Howard Johnson's

    11 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. Burger Chef

    14 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Sambo's

    22 vote(s)
    13.1%
  7. Steak and Ale

    13 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. Ground Round

    19 vote(s)
    11.3%
  9. Bennigans

    20 vote(s)
    11.9%
  10. Other

    19 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Some have chains open overseas but these are gone from the United States. I think just Sambo's just has it's original in California left open. Kenny Rogers would be cool to have back. I forgot totally about Chi Chi's and Ground Round.

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    none of these existed in Canada. I assume they all must have been very regional in America too.
     
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    Ground Round, Long Island ice tea nite, $1.99 for a 24 oz booze filled ice tea, and toss the peanut shells on the floor, good times.
     
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    Sambo's! I'd love to see the shit storm over that name!
     
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    Folks used to take me to Bennigans for my birthday was I was a youngster and really embracing my plastic paddy heritage. We lived in the country and it was probably a 60 mile round trip but it meant an awful lot to me and I have fond memories of the place. I was a lot like the Butters character from South Park getting overly excited about going there, "Oh boy, Bennigans!"
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Jesus, now that's a deal.
     
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    I had no idea that most of those places were no longer around.
    I gotta get out more often.
     
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    Howard Johnson's are still all over the place, but, they are motels not restaurants.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    One of the last two restaurants has been sold. Only one remains. I think it's in Maine.
     
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    I had forgotten about Chi Chi's. Cheap margarita's on Thursday nights and great chips and salsa. Never really ate the other food.
     
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    Mid '80s, they served 'em in a small pitcher with a straw in it, no glass required :wino:
     
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    Dreamking The dogs of doom are howlin' low...

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    Kenny Rogers had some bangin' chicken.

    Kramer and Newman were addicted to the stuff.

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    Ground Round.... Because that's the only one on the list that I have ever ate at. Here in St. Louis, we have shitty restaurants.
     
  17. GLguygardner

    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    The Chi Chi in Kings Plaza Brooklyn...da memories:booze:
     
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    The chi-chi's that had the massive outbreak of hepatitis was the one I used to go to all of the time in Western PA. Just saw on Wikipedia that there are several stores over seas.
     
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    I miss Howard Johnsons my grandpappy use to take us grandkids there for ice cream...I also miss Roy rogers restaurant me my mum and my grandparents would go there because grandpops loved there roast beef sandwiches...i know they still be around on thee Jersey Turnpike and whatnot...fuck gay howard
     
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    Mike Yo

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    Bennigans and ground round are still around. Supposedly steak & ale will be coming back as well.

    Another place I like that is still around but not near me is the 99 restaurant. Thought it was neat that they serve popcorn as their house snack