What happened to Macaroni Grill ?!

Discussion in 'General' started by nazdrowie, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie

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    What happened to this place? I remember them being a somewhat decent and popular chain...

    Ended up there over the weekend with my Father and Brother for his birthday and this place was EMPTY...there was one other table in the entire place.

    no real issue with the food and service, but it felt eerie being the only people in there...

    did these type of restaurants die off ? 
     
  2. andretti

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    Oh boy I don't even think I've seen one or heard of em outside nt
     
  3. jjs07

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    Outside of big cities, chain restaurants are king. I remember I was visiting some friends, and I saw a line wrapped around the block for Uncle Julio's :lol:

    OP - why did you pick Macaroni Grill of all places?

    *FWIW, I have no issue w/ chains....just some are better than others.
     
  4. lobotomybeats

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    Their patrons have grown up and now go to Fettucini Grill.
     
  5. kingkoopa

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    Applebees >>>>>

     No other chain worthy of my no tip.
     
  6. al audi

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    i actually never been to one an i go out to eat often, one by me closed down

    i believe it turned into some jewelry gallery, and this was in a very busy part of CT
     
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  7. Fong$tarr

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    My local Applebees was mad funny when I was growing up. It was like a last resort if we didn't want to go to the city to get tanked. Slowly for whatever reason, they started to catch on that people like to go eating there before even going clubbing. So they started playing music mad loud and even started serving jello shots as well. There would always be a huge wait to go there each Friday and Saturday.
     
  8. eracism

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    Americans acquired some taste is what happened.
     
  9. al audi

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    apple bees is so horrible quality lol
     
  10. Los Angeles

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    Applebees ? Lol might as well microwave food from the freezer
     
  11. silkboi

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    Never had a problem with their food, but never been back to one since 2009 or 2010. I just assume they aren't the top of line family dine-out spot (or never was). Do they even advertise? If a family wants something cheap, they'll go to Friday's or Applebee's. If they want something a little better, they'll go to PF Changes or Cheesecake Factory.
     
  12. 6 Rings G.O.A.T.

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    Went out of business where I live at..
     
  13. rillo561

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    Empty around my way too.
     
  14. nawghtyhare

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    Bruh they fell the **** OFF
    Went there about a year ago
    And maaaaaan was so disappointed
    Food was trash
    Service was trash
    Just disappointed all around
    Used to be my fav spot too
    Liked drawing on the paper they put on the table
     
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  15. nawghtyhare

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    Also I went to Olive Garden on Friday
    And :smh:
    Like I always enjoyed the good somewhat
    They got rid of the seafood Alfredo :smh:
    Plus they have this cheap old off brand tablet thing u order with and use to get drinks and pay
    Basically makes the waiter useless
    I might as well got up and went to get my own plate from the chef
    Won't be going back :smh:
     
  16. lobcity

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    I remember Mens Health Magazine years and years back had a handful of their dishes as some of the worst dishes to eat as far as salt/fat/calories at a restaurant.

    If it was a 20 worst list they had like 5 of them lol
     
  17. eracism

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    Peoples colons were falling out in the parking lot.
     
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  18. UsualSuspects

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    They serve cold food 
     
  19. kingkoopa

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    Applebees quesadilla burger >>>
     
  20. freeze

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    applebees is damn near the restaurant from Waiting.




    only thing they ever had that was legit was the apple crumble dessert and the frozen strawberry lemonade. both of which are gone.