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Test Drive: New McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Test Drive: New McDonald’s Chicken McGriddle

Say what you want about McD’s, there are a couple things that it’s always done right: french fries and pancakes. The fries are reliably skinny, crispy and salty; pretty much everything french fries need to be. And the pancakes? They’re universally functional, fluffy, circular sponges for syrup. So, if the new Chicken McGriddle is built […]

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First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Yats Cajun Creole

Bringing some much-needed bayou flavor to the Columbus food scene, Yats Cajun Creole held its grand opening this past Sunday, August 24th at 1386 Grandview Avenue. This franchise of the popular Indiana-based company is run by brothers Michael and Jason O’Rourke, whose excitement for their new venture is only rivaled by the delicious – and […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Drive-Thru Breakfast Battle Royale

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Drive-Thru Breakfast Battle Royale

When Wendy’s pulled back from the breakfast marketplace last year, pundits blamed the mega-force which is McDonald’s for the local chain’s failure to thrive. Diners were just too entrenched in the McMuffin’s goodness to venture elsewhere and try new things. But there’s another locally-based chain that’s taking a whack at McDonald’s morning market share, and […]

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Bibibop Asian Grill Now Open on Fifth Avenue

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bibibop Asian Grill Now Open on Fifth Avenue

In Columbus, there’s no shortage of fast, casual restaurants, ideal for the hasty lunch or lazy dinner. They run the gamut of offerings from delicious to not-so-much-so, from downright unhealthy to at-least-there’s-lettuce, the only common denominator being cheap cost. Bibibop Asian Grill is the latest to throw its hat into the city’s pool of quick-eats […]

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Swensons Eventually Coming to Columbus

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The popular Akron-based burger drive-in Swensons is turning 75 this year, and the Akron Beacon Journal has posted up a great look at the past, present, and future of their business. There are currently seven Swensons locations, all in North Eastern Ohio with an eighth planned for Fort Wayne, Indiana. The article does include one […]

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Rax: Road Trip and Roast Beef Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A year ago I somehow stumbled upon an article in the Ironton Tribune about the new owner of the Rax franchise who had impressively climbed the ladder from sandwich-maker to trademark owner. The article goes on to mention the possibility of new Rax restaurants opening throughout Ohio. I recently emailed owner Rich Donohue about the […]

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Fast food dies slow death downtown

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Business First of Columbus wrote Fast food dies slow death downtown Friday, December 19, 2008 by Dan Eaton Downtown Columbus workers are within walking distance of all manner of lunch meals – Venezuelan arepas, Ohio-style Monte Cristo sandwiches, micro-brewed beer. But good luck finding staples like the Big Mac, Whopper and or a single with […]

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