Reader: How are Arby's and other chains still in business when they serve such crud?

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Don't look too closely! Inside a new Reuben at Arby's.
What are the worst fast-food joints in the country? Last week Jenn Wohletz offered her list of five chain restaurants that should be put in chains, for various crimes against humanity, good taste -- and often any taste at all.

One of the culprit's? Arby's, which reminded a reader when "one of the kids stranded on a desert island on The Simpsons said, 'I'm so hungry, I could eat Arby's.'"

See also:

- Five chain restaurants that should be put in chains
- Five things Arby's should do to improve its image
- Five fast-food chains that should not serve breakfast

But Arby's wasn't the only miscreant. Says Michelle:

Amazingly...I agree with each snarky food review in this article. One has to wonder how places like Arby's and Denny's are still in business as they continue to serve such crud.

And Russ has a suggestion for Jenn's next list:

Higher up on the food chain as a contender, CHEESECAKE FACTORY, just for the fact that they have ADVERTISING in their huge book of a menu. A menu full of bland food.

What are the worst chain restaurants? And does the Cheesecake Factory rate a space on this list?

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jenna-furrr topcommenter

Cheesecake Factory is now on my list---thanks, guys for good suggestion! : )


Black-Eyed Pea deserves a place on Jenn's list.


How are Jenn and other Westword writers still employed when they write such crud?


Arby's is one thing. Denny's? Well, we know what Denny's is all about. But, I wouldn't put the Cheesecake Factory in that same category. For a chain, they do a pretty good job. You can't argue with success and they pack them in there. And I support the independents, but some of them suck also. I've had bad meals and bad service at many independents here in Denver. Some are still here, but many of them are gone. Just saying.

jenna-furrr topcommenter

@gftw Really, right?! They should beat her up, fire her AND de-friend her on FB.

ScubaSteve topcommenter


They pack them in at Denny's and Arby's, too.

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