Chain Food Showdown: The Best & Worst At America’s Casual Dining Restaurants

When you are looking for some comfort food, do you have a favorite chain restaurant to turn to? The Huffington Post website is doing a little taste testing research to find out who is the best with 8 popular appetizers. I am not going to tell you who ends up looking good or bad, but there seems to be a clear winner, and it is an eye opener for me. The Chains they chose to review in this study were:
Applebee’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday and T.G.I. Friday’s

The appetizers are the following:

Week 1: Buffalo Wings
Week 2: Nachos
Week 3: Mozzarella Sticks
Week 4: Potato Skins
Week 5: French Fries
Week 6: Onion Rings
Week 7: Spinach Dip
Week 8: Chicken Strips

To see the overall results please go to their link HERE. I think they did an awesome job, but there will always be other chains they might have overlooked and food that should’ve been added to the research. In the end, you might think twice when you are about to go out with the family or friends for some food. Please comment if you have something you would like to add or disagree with the results.

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3 thoughts on “Chain Food Showdown: The Best & Worst At America’s Casual Dining Restaurants

  • July 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    Hard to beat Chili’s chips and salsa to go. For only 3 bucks you get a HUGE (larger than the family sized Tostitos at the grocery) bag of the lightest, crispiest chips ever along with a really large and really tasty bowl of salsa.

  • July 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm
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    I do like the Crispy Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers at Chilis. The sauce at our Chilis is quite warm. My wife says they are too hot. I also like the Nachos. They are individual chips instead of a big pile. We have an Applebees here but it isnt good. Alamogordo is severely limited in restaurants.

  • July 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm
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    I like the chips but not a fan of the salsa, but then again, I am biased.

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