October 4th, 2009

Tour de anti-gourmet

I used to tease a chef friend of mine about taking him out to dinner. We were going to do Tour de Chain, and I would take him to the worst suburbanite chain restaurants I could think of.
  • Red Lobster
  • Claim Jumper
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • PF Chang
  • Olive Garden
  • Benihana
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Outback
The general theme is "restaurants that non-foodie suburbanites think are good, gourmet food." What would you add to this list? (Edit: I added a couple, and clarified the gourmetness quotient.)

And would anyone like to actually do this? We could get a group together and share a couple of dishes at each place, so that we could thoroughly sample the local cuisine of middle America.