SFGAm finally getting a chain restaurant.

Monday, May 17, 2004 9:01 PM
The Chicago park is finally getting a restaurant that is also available in malls in the Chicago area.

The restaurant is called Panda Express which serves Chinese food. It's located in the Farmer's Market food court.

Great Orange chicken by the way.

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Monday, May 17, 2004 9:02 PM
SFA is adding the same restaurant, replacing Memphis BBQ.
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Monday, May 17, 2004 9:36 PM
Yah, seems like Panda Express has made some sort of sweet deal with Six Flags. Actually, I'm amazed how those places are popping up everywhere (including Universal Studios Hollywood - currenty under construction right across from the new Mummy ride).

Don't try to ask for a cup of water at the one in Magic Mountain though - apparently they can't afford the cups!

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Monday, May 17, 2004 9:45 PM
Is it complete with Six Flags prices?!
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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:07 PM
I remember SFWoA had a Mandarin Chinese Buffet up there. Is it still there? And PKI has one on International St. While I like Chinese food, I really don't think I'll partake of it while riding coasters, (just as a community service).
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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:19 PM
A chain. In Six Flags. Exciting. Less of a getaway from the world. Soon they'll allow you a credit line and everyone will be in major credit debt before they leave the park.
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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:19 PM
When you said SFGAm was getting a "chain" restaurant, my first thought was Giordano's...followed closely by Pizzeria Uno's...but maybe it's just that I'm hungry.
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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:22 PM
SFMM has a Panda Express over by Viper & X. If my memory serves correct, they are complete w/ SF prices.
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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:54 PM
It looks like they'll be appearing in nearly all the larger SF parks during the course of the season.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:17 AM
Lets just hope they don't act like SFMM and put the new Panda Express in the Southwest Territory area of the park. :)

Then again... since when did SFMM care about theming?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:20 AM
No, it is going in the County Fair section.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 5:04 AM
SFA has had Subway in their parks for a number of years. They also added a Ben and Jerry's this year.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:49 AM
I will *never* eat at a chain restaurant in a park. Going to a park is all about funnel cakes, corn dogs, chili fries, etc. I go to chain restaurants almost every day; that's the *last* place I want to go on a fun day off.

That said, my local Uno closed down. :( :( The Chicago sampler platter was the heart-attackingest supper in town.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 11:22 AM
Yea, chain restaurants kind of lose a little spark when you see them in an amusement park.

If you can find them everywhere else outside of the park (examples:Subway, Panda Express, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut X-Press) ... whereas the price is almost half of what the park charges... why would anyone really fork over that much when they know they're being gauged?

Let those chains stay outside. I bet they do generate a good amount of revenue from the peeps because of the fact that people are fimilar with those names, and won't stray too far from the fimilar...
....but upon a personal opinion (and only my opinion), I feel they shouldn't be in the parks. The parks should have their own foods, with their own distinct taste... although a chain within the park itself is a nice idea... but not a corporate (BK, Subway... etc) one.

Although... I do get cravings for chinese... just not willing to pay 10 bucks for a 2 item combo when it should be 6 bucks

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:34 PM

CoasterFanMatt said:
Lets just hope they don't act like SFMM and put the new Panda Express in the Southwest Territory area of the park. :)

Then again... since when did SFMM care about theming?


well it kind of fits because the railways back in the day out west was mainly built with an asian work force...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:22 PM
^Hmm... perhaps. But I think you are thinking too hard about it. ;)

And technically at SFMM, its in Baja Ridge, which I take to be themed to the Mexican Desert, which doesn't have anything to do with the railroads. *sigh* I think I am thinking too hard about it. :)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:16 PM
The Southwest was where Asians were herded and kept after Pearl Harbor, so maybe that's it.

/dumbest thing America did last century

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:00 PM
Not sure if this is such a new thing. SFGAdv has had a Nathan's in the Boardwalk section for a few years now.

Is this really such a bad thing? I've gone to SF parks before and gotten lousy, cold hamburgers and fries that I wouldn't feed to birds. Nathan's offers consistently good food, so I don't see the problem. I'd rather parks have chain restaurants if they can't provide a quality product on their own.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:02 PM
SFGADV also has Wok and Roll isn't that a chain?
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:07 PM
Not sure. All I know is that its located by Skull Mountain.
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