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Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 2:26am
by BostonBeaneater
revbob wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 4:26pm
revbob wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 4:09pm
Funny thing about Olive Garden. My kid used to work at one and people would travel from far and wide to eat there. And we have quite a few actual good restaurants in the area.
There are some people—I know quite a few—who only feel comfortable going to brand restaurants, like those places must have mastered how to properly prepare food or they'd never risk their reputation by serving substandard food, unlike some restaurant you've never heard of. There is a certain logic to that, I guess, but it seems like dining out of fear.
True of their food as it is prttey much thaw and reheat.
Fascinating:

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/04/the- ... ealed.html

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
by Kory
BostonBeaneater wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:26am
revbob wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 4:26pm
revbob wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 4:09pm
Funny thing about Olive Garden. My kid used to work at one and people would travel from far and wide to eat there. And we have quite a few actual good restaurants in the area.
There are some people—I know quite a few—who only feel comfortable going to brand restaurants, like those places must have mastered how to properly prepare food or they'd never risk their reputation by serving substandard food, unlike some restaurant you've never heard of. There is a certain logic to that, I guess, but it seems like dining out of fear.
True of their food as it is prttey much thaw and reheat.
Fascinating:

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/04/the- ... ealed.html
The last tweet was the best.

I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away. I like Times Square for its audacity, but there's no way I would eat at a chain there. Or here.

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 4:02pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
Oh of course, but it's just such a strange thing to consider, that, aside from the cleanliness of the bathrooms or the friendliness of your server, that there's any difference between a given Wendy's, Ruby Tuesday, or Subway. Difference means something's gone wrong.

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 7:17pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 4:02pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
Oh of course, but it's just such a strange thing to consider, that, aside from the cleanliness of the bathrooms or the friendliness of your server, that there's any difference between a given Wendy's, Ruby Tuesday, or Subway. Difference means something's gone wrong.
"You weren't supposed to give those guests A+ service!!! We have a strict C- guideline here at The Cheescake Factory!"

Re: movies

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 7:21pm
by BostonBeaneater
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
It blows my mind that someone would eat at Olive Garden on a visit to New York. To me that's like going to a Red Lobster in Maine.

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 10:45am
by JennyB
BostonBeaneater wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 7:21pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
It blows my mind that someone would eat at Olive Garden on a visit to New York. To me that's like going to a Red Lobster in Maine.
My friend Chris (he's one of my best friends from college and the guy I went to Depeche Mode with) lives in NYC. He LOVES Panda Express. But he refuses to eat at the one around the corner from his apartment. He only goes if he happens to be in New Jersey.

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 11:18am
by Spiff
I'm really looking forward to the reboot of "Blade Runner" -- I hope I'm not going to be disappointing, but I probably will be.

Trailers

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 11:21am
by JennyB
Spiff wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 11:18am
I'm really looking forward to the reboot of "Blade Runner" -- I hope I'm not going to be disappointing, but I probably will be.

Trailers
:shifty:

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 11:59am
by Spiff
JennyB wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 11:21am
Spiff wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 11:18am
I'm really looking forward to the reboot of "Blade Runner" -- I hope I'm not going to be disappointing, but I probably will be.

Trailers
:shifty:
Yeah, I know. How Jewish of me, right?

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 12:53pm
by Kory
JennyB wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 10:45am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 7:21pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 1:36pm
I once met someone who said the Times Square TGI Friday's was the best one in the country. I was blown away.
There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
It blows my mind that someone would eat at Olive Garden on a visit to New York. To me that's like going to a Red Lobster in Maine.
My friend Chris (he's one of my best friends from college and the guy I went to Depeche Mode with) lives in NYC. He LOVES Panda Express. But he refuses to eat at the one around the corner from his apartment. He only goes if he happens to be in New Jersey.
If you're talking about Hubis, he's got bigger issues than Panda Express.

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 1:03pm
by BostonBeaneater
Kory wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 12:53pm
JennyB wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 10:45am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 7:21pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm


There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
It blows my mind that someone would eat at Olive Garden on a visit to New York. To me that's like going to a Red Lobster in Maine.
My friend Chris (he's one of my best friends from college and the guy I went to Depeche Mode with) lives in NYC. He LOVES Panda Express. But he refuses to eat at the one around the corner from his apartment. He only goes if he happens to be in New Jersey.
If you're talking about Hubis, he's got bigger issues than Panda Express.
I only eat at Chinese joints with duck carcasses hand in the front window.

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 1:08pm
by Marky Dread
Spiff wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 11:18am
I'm really looking forward to the reboot of "Blade Runner" -- I hope I'm not going to be disappointing, but I probably will be.

Trailers
Fingers crossed with this one Spiff.

Re: movies

Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 1:40pm
by JennyB
Kory wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 12:53pm
JennyB wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 10:45am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 7:21pm
Kory wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 3:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:07pm


There must be a means of ranking each restaurant in a franchise, but how? The appeal of those places is, fundamentally, that you're going to get the same thing at each one. Bakersfield, Omaha, Indianapolis, Little Rock, or Trenton—they have the same menu and protocol is supposed to be the same. No dangers of some scary fly-by-night operation. Determining difference in quality is a crazy task that contradicts the whole point of a chain.
It's probably just one's mindset when they go in. It's not hard to imagine that her mood was elevated from being on vacation, and that made her perceive the restaurant as better than the one in her town.
It blows my mind that someone would eat at Olive Garden on a visit to New York. To me that's like going to a Red Lobster in Maine.
My friend Chris (he's one of my best friends from college and the guy I went to Depeche Mode with) lives in NYC. He LOVES Panda Express. But he refuses to eat at the one around the corner from his apartment. He only goes if he happens to be in New Jersey.
If you're talking about Hubis, he's got bigger issues than Panda Express.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Touche.