Hey look a new restaurant is opening up in suburbia! Why am I not excited about it?All these chain type restaurants are practically all the same. A very long menu with little hints of culinary theme and decor changes that try to make them unique. But they're all just cookie cutter clones. When a place has a little bit of every kind of cuisine on the menu, that means they don't do any one thing good. It's all just blah. Cheesecake Factory for example has a fucking Websters Dictionary for a menu but everything in it is mediocre fare that is just a step up from the frozen food aisle. Be wary of the term "American Cuisine" because there is no such thing. It just means they make shitty, generic versions of Italian, Asian and South of the Border Nacho plates. Plus, burgers, fried chicken and salad.
|The Cheesecake Factory Menu Book.|
I do love that no matter what you can always get a burger though. It may have a wacky nickname in the menu but it's still just a good ol' Costco frozen patty on Sysco buns. These places are all consistent, and serve a purpose but don't be fooled. It's just a fancy Denny's with stupid crap on the walls. If it helps they probably have a bar. Or if a friend tells you that [insert crappy chain restaurant] had the best [anything besides giant alcoholic beverage] we should go! You need new friends.
... And don't forget the wacky Chocolate Mountain Fudgecainos, Stuffed Pancake Surprise and Triple Berry Explosion Sundaes for desserts!