Good Better Best Dining Out:
A No-Nonsense Guide to America's Favorite Chain Restuarants
by Josh Dinar
The best appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and cocktails from America's favorite eateries.
According to a recent National Restaurant Association survey, 88 percent of Americans said they enjoy dining out and spend about $1.7 billion per day on restaurant food. However, navigating the rocky waters of hundreds of chain restaurants can be difficult - especially when many have similar menu options with very different tastes.
This is the first guide to focus exclusively on the more than 35 of the popular chains that make up the American restaurant landscape. The restaurants are divided into categories by food type and ethnic origin, as well as food options for special-needs diners: vegetarian and vegan, low-calorie, low-salt, gluten-free, and more. Featuring reviews, interesting facts, and helpful tips to help readers get the most out of their casual dining experience
'Good, Better, Best Dining Out' breaks down dining options into broad meals first, then divides each meal into the Good, Better, and Best categories at multiple chain restaurants. The book also serves as a guide for diners while at the table - examining each restaurant chain separately with its healthiest and tastiest dishes. The guide discusses which restaurants have the best service and ambiance, and which classic dishes are the easiest on the waistline. Each chain is evaluated in the following five meal categories:
• Breakfast and lunch specialties
• Appetizers and salads (including American, Asian, Italian, Mexican and seafood)
• Entrees (including American, Asian, Cajun/Creole, Mediterranean, Southwestern/Mexican and steak)
• Desserts (including cakes, pies, brownies and ice cream) drinks and cocktails
• Special offerings and features (family-friendly and restricted diets)
About the Author
Josh Dinar is cofounder and publisher of DiningOut magazine, a network of North American regional dining publications. He has written for many publications and websites, including SKI Magazine, Delicious Living, Natural Foods Merchandiser, and Wild Blue Yonder (Frontier Airlines' in-flight magazine). He has authored a pictorial history of Denver entitled 'Denver Then & Now'. Josh is on the board of directors of Lighthouse Writers in Denver and is a co-owner of H BurgerCO, a small chain of American grills in Colorado.