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  1. Gangsta Nancy Lam

    Gangsta Nancy Lam Not Lana Del Rey

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  2. RJN

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  3. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    A viscous attack?
     
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  4. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Are these pasta passes a real thing? Is Olive Garden any good? Is it like Bella Italia? :D Does the cheesecake factory actually exist? OMG so many questions...
     
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  5. RJN

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    1. I’ve never heard of pasta passes but they seem to be real

    2. Olive Garden is gross and not even cheap

    3. I’ve never heard of Bella Italiano, but my guess is yes

    4. Cheesecake Factory is real and just as glutinous as it sounds. The slices of cheesecake have over 1000 calories and the meals are massive. I kind of like it...
     
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  6. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I just checked, the average Olive Garden main meal is 1,500 calories :emoji_dizzy_face:
     
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  7. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    Tbh most of them were pretty THICK
     
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  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    The Olive Garden is known for serving unlimited bread sticks and soup. The pasta is the same that you get from a frozen bag with added ridiculous amounts of butter.

    The Cheesecake Factory serves the biggest portions you’ve ever seen. And then you top it with a million calorie cheesecake.
     
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  9. Debbie Jellinsky

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    I've never been to these :(
    I have some fond memories of Red Lobster and Applebee's though!
     
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  10. RJN

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    I've never been to Red Lobster! I'm not an Applebee's fan. Did you live here at some point?
     
  11. Debbie Jellinsky

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    I spent two semesters at a college in Iowa when I was in university. What state are you from?
     
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    Georgia (previously :david:, now :disco:). How did you like it? I've never been to Iowa
     
  13. Debbie Jellinsky

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    I had a good time there, the college was great, so much to do compared to the university in Germany I graduated from. Religion was/is big there obviously, but I met many great people. It's not very scenic, the weather was fascinating though - dry thunderstorms, heat in the summer, lots of snow from January to March and the odd tornado warning. I got to travel around Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Florida and New York as well.

    I'm just reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, now I'd like to visit Savannah!
     
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    I'm going to Savannah for the first time later this month!

    Yeah the religiosity is one of the worst parts. And the weather in Iowa sounds terrible :D I'm glad you liked it. America gets a lot of shit (rightfully), but there are good things/people here.
     
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  15. wurst

    wurst GONK QUEEN

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    Not gonna lie, I WANNA GO

     
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  16. wurst

    wurst GONK QUEEN

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    Maybe we should have a US chain restaurant SPILT SPREAD? :disco:
     
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  17. KindaCool

    KindaCool Kick Rocks. Eat dirt.

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    And y'all leave Olive Garden alone! They serve unlimited breadsticks!
     
  18. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Just here for the HOT CHEESECAKE FACTORY chat.

    My experience of shit US restaurant chains is weirdly nothing to do with the States, where I avoid them generally, and everything to do with the World Athletics Championships in Doha and where eating in a US-financed shopping mall was literally the only choice.
     
  19. Lucille

    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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    Omg are we just letting Phoenix say ‘pasta like from a frozen bag’ like that’s a THING!!!
     
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    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    SAME :D
     
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    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    The prospect of Olive Garden fascinates me, but I suspect it would be deeply underwhelming.
     
  22. David 5000

    David 5000 I'll dance alone

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    I absolutely love the Cheesecake Factory; they're often not located in city centres though. Last time I was in the USA I did an hour trip into the suburbs mainly to visit one.
     
  23. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    What do you like about it, luv?
     
  24. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    I LOVE Cheescake Factory. Pre-pandemic the one near me would have a wait of FOUR HOURS for a table. :D

    I do like Outback Steakhouse, and Chick Fil A :shy:
     
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  25. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    @Lucille you've never had one of these?

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  26. David 5000

    David 5000 I'll dance alone

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    Seven words: Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake. It's the best dessert I have ever eaten; the noises I make while eating it aren't suitable for a family restaurant.
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  27. Ellie

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    Still yearning for iHOP to actually become international.
     
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  28. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    The one time I went to Olive Garden I had a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake that was the best thing I’ve ever had.

    When I lived in Qatar I was quite fond of Applebee’s and their ridiculous appetizer sampler.
     
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  29. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    I quite like Olive Garden but it is just as expensive as the actually good Italian restaurants here so why BOTHER? I don't really need BOTTOMLESS PASTA either.
     
  30. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Isn't Chick Fil A problematic? Admittedly I have no idea why - I've just seen or heard many vocal Queens ranting about them.
     
  31. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I think the owner was a Trump supporter
     
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    COB jumped up little prick

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    They're owned by an evangelical Christian family who donated heavily to stop gay marriage becoming legal, I think.
     
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    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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  34. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I was sure I posted about this. Who hasn’t moved my post?
     
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    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    Yes I think that's why they were problematic.
     
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    Don't know what you're talking about, it's always been here :eyes:
     
  37. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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  38. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    Same for Cheesecake Factory, it’s above average.
     
  39. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    Cheesecake Factory is more of an EXPERIENCE. And the 100 page menu isn't really available anywhere else. Sometimes you want to choose between 20 salad options that are each over 1000 calories.

    Cheesecake Factory owns a restaurant chain called Grand Lux Cafe, which is in most big cities (not anywhere in Michigan unfortunately), and basically does what Cheesecake does but EVEN BETTER. I highly recommend. @RJN have you been?
     
  40. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    Shamefully I love PANDA EXPRESS, wish they had them here, nothing better than a quick Chinese , especially after a night out (well back when you could)

    oh and Hooters
    also Wendy’s and Johnny Rockets are quite acceptable.
    God I love trash American food
     
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