In America, I go to a lot of chain restaurants because some of the food is AWESOME!
I go to Waffle House for their pecan waffles.
I go to Shoney's for their biscuits and gravy.
I go to Applebees for their Oreo milkshakes.
I go to Jersey Mike's (subs) for their oregano seasoned oil and vinegar.
I go to the Olive Garden for their zuppa toscana and iced tea.
I go to Red Lobster for their cheddar biscuits.
I go to TGIF for their coconut shrimp.
I go to Ground Round for their cinnamon dippers.
I go to Friendly's for their banana splits.
I don't find chain restaurants depressing at all - they are what they are- I don't go there expecting ambiance.
I just want whatever it is I feel like eating at the time.
Here, I only go to this place called Hobbs Boat Inn - I know it's a chain, but I don't know the name of the chain it's a part of- it's one of those pub-like restaurants attached to a motel.
I go there because I like their sweet potato and cauliflower curry and they serve Stella (lager on draft).
And there are two really nice waitresses and one really friendly waiter whom I really like. It's also on my way to and from the town in which I go to the library and grocery shopping.
I go to another chain restaurant that's a pseudo pub when I drop my daughter off for work. I like their asparagus and spring vegetable risotto.