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!
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).
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.
You said, "I'm gonna run you down." I heard, "I'm an orangutan."
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
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.