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Are any chain Italian places actually good?

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Are any chain Italian places actually good?
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Lots of successful restaurants in every type of cuisine branch out and open multiple locations in their surrounding areas.

I'd recommend Yelp to find a decent franchise near to where you live.
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Thinly veiled Fazoli's thread? Thinly veiled Fazoli's thread.

WA LA
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>>7552946
No, its about chain Italian restaurants, and if any are good.
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>Monday: Your work is hosting a corporate dinner at Fazoli's; if you want to keep your job, you better attend.
>Tuesday: It's your anniversary. Your fiancee's favorite restaurant? Fazoli's. Skip this one and you can kiss that marriage good bye.
>Wednesday: Your childhood best friend has a layover at your local airport. You haven't seen him in more than 5 years and he insists on having dinner. The only restaurant past the gate? Fazoli's.
>Thursday: Your late uncle Chet has left you a sum of $20k. His only stipulation is a meal, in his honor, at his favorite restaurant: Fazoli's.
>Friday: A sudden thunder storm has knocked your whole city off the grid. You haven't had time to get groceries, and there is only one restaurant in town with a back-up generator. Fazoli's.
Can you survive FIVE NIGHTS AT FAZOLI'S??
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>>7552930
Buca di Beppo is pretty okay. It's better than Macaroni Grill and Olive Garden, not that that's a feat.
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>>7552960
lol
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>>7552960
This seems put together by someone with zero relative life experience.
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For fast food Italian, you could do worse than Piada. It's basically angel hair pasta, a flat bread, or a salad topped with some shit of your own choosing, Chipotle-style. You could do worse.

>>7552966
Not MUCH better though. The sad thing is, even the local family-owned joints around here serve up some fucking garbage, and we have a huge Italian community where I live. Even cities with a Little Italy still serve up shit that isn't much better than chain food. I honestly think that "ethnic" food changed for the worse in the US, probably around wartime, and will never recover until all the old farts die with their so-called "authentic family recipes."
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>>7553100
WA LA
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>>7552930

WA LA
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>>7553111
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>>7553133
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>>7553111
WALA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>7553111
WA LA
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>>7553111

>no wa la

INVALID.
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>>7553100
>>7553111
>>7553133

WA LA
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>>7553144
WA LA!
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>>7553144
WA LA
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>>7553111
>>7553133
Based Fazoli's make my day better.
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>>7552930
Reminds me of this kid Brad we went to school with. He came out as a gay in the 9th grade and this was back in the 80s when that shit wasn't nearly as accepted. Anyway, after football practice one day a bunch of us grabbed him fucked the shit out of him to try and straighten him out. I know, I know, but we were just kids, we didn't know any better. It kinda worked. He saw just how painful and unnatural anal sex between men could be and for a long time he lived a normal healthy hetero life. But a few years back they busted him for diddling a couple little boys and gave him 15 years in prison. Just goes to show that you can't save them all, but that doesn't mean you don't try.
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>>7552930
>chain
>Italian
>good

You are only allowed to pick two at a time, OP.
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>>7553188
Nice wa la m8
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>>7552966
Their food went to shit a few years back, has it gotten better again?

Of the Italian chains, Carrabba's is probably the best, though it's still not great.
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>>7553856
Yeah, I agree with that. Carraba's is consistently "not bad".

Who /JohnnyCarino's/ here?
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What's Fazoli's and why isn't there one anywhere near me?
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>>7552982
shut up, nerd
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Not only the best Italian chain, one of the best restaurant chains, period.

www.crinitis.com
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>>7554360
What makes that so good?
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>>7552930
Piada is pretty fucking dank in the Northeast and its starting to spread out. That place is a god send for college students because you can get a pasta dinner with good ingredients with everything you want in it for $5.
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Italian food ≠ Italian-American food
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Carrabbas is pretty fie my nigga
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>>7554344
Nice Fazolis!
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>>7555670
I agree, too many people give it shit for doing the bare minimum to be better than Olive Garden and macaroni grill (which isn't a spectacular feat by any means), but I find their food to be generally tasty and passable as Italian American food. The atmosphere is a little tryhard though
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I wish we had a Fazoli's so bad ;_;

I love shitty Italian food and wish I could get cheap pasta and breadsticks without having to get dressed up or even I could get it from a drive thru. If there was a Fazoli's here I'd literally be there all the time.

To answer the OP I live by a Mazzio's and I like their pizza, pasta dishes, and top notch salad bar. It's kind of run down though and people tell me I'm a shitty person for eating there.
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WA LA bump
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>>7557222
WA LA indeed, nice fazolis
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>>7553214
> italian
> any good at all
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