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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: Mark Perry] #14052443 07/05/21 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by MBradford
Originally Posted by TR176

The roadside restaurant, gas station, that sold, pecan logs, coonskin hats, state spoons-precursor to Bucees. Forgot the name.


Stuckey's



When we traveled back when I was a kid stopping at Stuckey's was a big deal.


Stuckey’s is back under family control. The granddaughter (or maybe daughter, I can’t recall which) of the founder bought the company back a couple of years ago, and she’s working her tail off to bring it back to what it once was.


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: CCTX] #14052471 07/05/21 01:27 AM
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Way back when…I thought Pizza Hut was good.

Now, their pizza will render a maggot sick at 100 paces.


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: Pilothawk] #14052478 07/05/21 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilothawk
Way back when…I thought Pizza Hut was good.

Now, their pizza will render a maggot sick at 100 paces.


Ours is still excellent.


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: CCTX] #14052483 07/05/21 01:38 AM
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Bob, ours has a $5.99 all you can eat lunch…just across from a university…and it is always empty. Even college kids won’t eat it.


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: Pilothawk] #14052486 07/05/21 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilothawk
Bob, ours has a $5.99 all you can eat lunch…just across from a university…and it is always empty. Even college kids won’t eat it.


Ours is delivery or carry out only. Buffets are always suspect.


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: banker-always fishing] #14052501 07/05/21 02:17 AM
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Luby's Cafeteria. Great place to eat back in the day. Loved going through the serving line and seeing all of that food. At the end of the line were the deserts. Those were the days. Cafeterias became a thing of the past when the younger generations started to take over. When I was a kid, Luby's was a treat. My Dad would take us there at least twice a month. Usually on a Sunday. I continued taking my sons there as they were growing up. thumb


Lubys hasn't changed. Same old. Made from scratch food. Desserts are mostly made in house but some of the things were prepped in Houston and delivered biweekly.

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: WAWI] #14052502 07/05/21 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by WAWI
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Furrs was another great cafeteria place that I enjoyed. Loved their Mac N Cheese as a kid. We ate there often when my grandparents moved down here.

Brinkers owns Chilis and Maggianos now. What was the other place that went out of business? Italian and had the warm Focaccia bread. Last time I ate there was years ago and there was gnats flying everywhere and the food was terrible.


They owned lot of places over the years, Macaroni Grill is another they controlled and Rock Fish for a hot minute. Big Bowl was a chinese place they tried to get going


I think they ownws 50% of a place called Bonefish???
On The Border started downward in 94-97. They start getting stuff made for them and shipped in...

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: elcoyote, esq.] #14052556 07/05/21 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by elcoyote, esq.
Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by MBradford
Originally Posted by TR176

The roadside restaurant, gas station, that sold, pecan logs, coonskin hats, state spoons-precursor to Bucees. Forgot the name.


Stuckey's



When we traveled back when I was a kid stopping at Stuckey's was a big deal.


Stuckey’s is back under family control. The granddaughter (or maybe daughter, I can’t recall which) of the founder bought the company back a couple of years ago, and she’s working her tail off to bring it back to what it once was.



I have heard ads for them on John Boy and Billy's The Big Show. cheers


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: Mark Perry] #14052558 07/05/21 03:31 AM
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K-Bob's


I didn't know they were still around. confused 3

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner at ours in '92 and it closed a couple years later. bang


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Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: MBradford] #14052561 07/05/21 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MBradford
Taco Bueno has gone downhill the last few years.


They have downsized all over to get back to the old school taste. It’s getting better.

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Originally Posted by wupbass
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Furrs was another great cafeteria place that I enjoyed. Loved their Mac N Cheese as a kid. We ate there often when my grandparents moved down here.

Brinkers owns Chilis and Maggianos now. What was the other place that went out of business? Italian and had the warm Focaccia bread. Last time I ate there was years ago and there was gnats flying everywhere and the food was terrible.


They owned lot of places over the years, Macaroni Grill is another they controlled and Rock Fish for a hot minute. Big Bowl was a chinese place they tried to get going


I think they ownws 50% of a place called Bonefish???
On The Border started downward in 94-97. They start getting stuff made for them and shipped in...


Bone fish is a outback concept

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: The Searchers] #14052595 07/05/21 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by The Searchers
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Taco Bueno has gone downhill the last few years.


They have downsized all over to get back to the old school taste. It’s getting better.

I had not been to bueno in 10+ years. Tried it a few weeks ago and it was decent.

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: CCTX] #14052600 07/05/21 04:42 AM
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Around these parts Bueno is considered gourmet mexican fast food. It's either that or taco hell, I would give my left nut for A Taco Cabana or Rosas.

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: CCTX] #14052610 07/05/21 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CCTX
Chili’s
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Took Chili off the menu and homogenized. Then had a miserable failure at serving breakfast. Tried to please everyone while disappointing most.

Chili's on Greenville Ave the original location I thought was really outstanding. From that point on the decline started IMO

Re: Chain restaurants that used to be good; their date of downfall; reason [Re: tmd11111] #14052612 07/05/21 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
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Whataburger. Sold to yanks.


I’ll probably get out in timeout for saying it but I’ll say it anyway. Whataburger was never good.
I think it was good but the best I remember was the late 70"s to late 80's...beyond that ..meh

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