Category Archives: Chain Restaurants

These restaurants have multiple locations in more than one state, so even if you aren’t in the same city as me you might have one of these places near you.

Mellow Mushroom

I’ve eaten at several Mellow Mushroom restaurants in Florida, Arizona and  North Carolina and they all have two things in common: funky atmospheres and great pizza. What makes this pizza chain (yes, they serve other things besides pizza) stand out … Continue reading

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Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday seems to be everywhere in the U.S., from big cities to small towns. I knew they had a salad bar, but I wasn’t sure what else I would be able or want to eat there. I was happy … Continue reading

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Too Jay’s – Florida

Too Jay’s is a Florida-based restaurant chain with almost 30 locations. Its roots are NY deli style food (liver and onions is on the menu), but they offer much more than that. It’s casual with table service, though the long … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza

I almost didn’t do a post on Domino’s because for most of us it’s takeout or delivery, not a place to go and eat. But then I thought, it’s nationwide and international, available pretty much everywhere, and we all get … Continue reading

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Elevation Burger

I found vegan fast food! Yes, it does exist (at least in some places). While maybe not the healthiest thing to eat, sometimes you just want something quick and you don’t want to spend a lot of money (especially when … Continue reading

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Peach Valley Café

Peach Valley Café is a small chain of restaurants in Florida. They serve breakfast and lunch in a friendly, casual atmosphere – think diner style. They strive to serve fresh, homemade and made-to-order food. For breakfast, they offer granola (perhaps, check … Continue reading

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First Watch

First Watch is a chain of restaurants that serves breakfast and lunch only. They have multiple locations in the US, mainly in the eastern half of the country plus a couple in Arizona. They boast of fresh ingredients and state … Continue reading

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The Flying Biscuit Café

I’ve been to a couple Flying Biscuit Café restaurants in the past, but I was pescatarian at the time. This chain has locations in Florida, Georgia (several in Atlanta) and North Carolina. This was my first time there trying to eat plant-strong. … Continue reading

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Gator’s Dockside **Guest Review by Dan**

Spicy Black Bean Burger As you may remember from my last post about veggie burgers from The Swamp, I decided to further investigate these so-called “tomatoes” at a Florida chain of sports bars called Gator’s Dockside. This particular Dockside is … Continue reading

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Smashburger

We were out on a weekend day in Charlotte, NC doing some shopping and realized it was lunch time when our stomachs started growling. For a quick bite my mom suggested Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant with locations all over the … Continue reading

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