Dear 100 Hour Board millenials,
What's your favorite casual sit-down restaurant chain?
Chick-fil-A. Without a doubt.
My roommate and I are obsessed with Chick-fil-A sauce and each time we go and they ask how much sauce we want, we'll always say, "As much as you can give me." I usually get boring employees who only give me the standard three. My roommate once got a cool one who gave her four. And the one at BYU told me I could get unlimited amounts of sauce. Unfortunately, this happened after I had asked for the standard three, and I was too afraid to ask for more. (Random Chick-fil-A worker, I apologize for assuming you were a boring employee. You were actually incredibly cool. Please forgive me.) Biggest regret of my life.
All I'm saying is if you work at Chick-fil-A and someone asks for as much Chick-fil-A sauce as they can get, give them at least eight. No, ten.
-guppy of doom
Like my millennial comrades I pretty much only go to casual sit down restaurants when older people take me and pay for me. Furthermore I had to google the term “casual sit down restaurant“ because I wasn’t really sure what qualifies as a casual sit down restaurant. I think my favorite casual sit down restaurant is Red Robin. I like all the cool decorations they have, the prices are decent, and you can’t go wrong with a classic burger and bottomless fries. Yum.
I was raring to answer this question when I realized I actually can't think of a single sit-down restaurant chain that I frequent with any sort of regularity, and all the editorials about millenials are right. I mostly just don't eat at sit-down restaurants at all, because I sure as heck don't have that kind of money. But when I do go to a sit-down restaurant, they're almost always small, locally-owned places, because I guess that's the person I am now. Next on my to-do list is buying a succulent and learning yoga so I can post pictures on Instagram of me doing impressive poses on top of mountains as I hold my succulent, with a million hashtags about clean living and loving life in the caption.
-Alta the millenial
I like going to the counter so I can get my food and leave.
If I go to a sit-down place, it's because I'm with old people who are willing to pay to take me to get fancier food than I would buy for myself or with some sort of business/school function.
I don't know about sit-down chains, but I'm a fan of going to pubs to eat lunch and I feel like this happens often when I go home to Canada because my relatives aren't LDS. If I end up in Canada one day when I have a real full-time job, I would want to continue to go. It's nice to go to places where there aren't kids and it's casual. I'm not sure if most LDS people are comfortable with it, but I did have a home teacher take me to a pub for home teaching once so at least some are. I have no idea how common pubs are in the US, though.
~Anne, Certainly (Bowl, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Chicken, Hot Salsa (half scoop), sour cream, cheese, lettuce)
Definitely CousCous. Mediterranean food is the bomb.
My definition of a sit-down would be a restaurant that will seat you to take your order. If the place is casual you may be able to order it to go, pay at the counter, or it just doesn't have a fancy vibe. My first thoughts when I hear those words are places like Applebees, Chilis, or like Denny's. But have we not all agreed to stop going to those places? Seriously. The only reasons to go is maybe karaoke night, ordering virgin drinks ironically, or if your extra white friend doesn't know any better.
Chains that specialize a little more can pull it off though. Red Robin is a goodie, Tipperary. Along those lines: Buffalo Wild Wings is my favorite casual sit-down restaurant chain.
I like Macaroni Grill, but I only eat there on the rare occasions that my grandmother decides to take me out to eat.
Probably Texas Roadhouse? Ms. Mitty and myself find that most of these chains are very similar. I mean, Applebee's and Chili's are pretty much interchangeable in my mind. We do usually go to smaller restaurants, just because of the variety they offer. Just embracing that millennial label I suppose. However, when we do go to a chain, we frequent Texas Roadhouse more than any other. You can't beat that cinnamon butter.