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Bryan’s Restaurant Classification System

Taken From Bryan Lambert. Reprinted here primarily because I like referring to it, but not having to re-find it on the message board. Also because I keep meaning to revise it for my own analysis purposes.

  • LEVEL ONE FAST: McDonalds, BK, Bell, KFC… the standbys. Cheap. Greasy. Traditional.
  • LEVEL TWO FAST: Counter-service “meal replacement” trend. Boston Market, Chipotle and ilk, Punch’s, probably that Potbelly place, Baja Sol. The ingredient quality is a notch above Level One, as are the prices.
  • LEVEL TWO POINT FIVE FAST: Counter Service ordering and paying, but they bring the food to you. Wild Noodles, Noodles & Company.
  • LEVEL ONE SLOW: Applebees, TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesdays
  • LEVEL TWO SLOW: Expensive chains (PF Changs, Cheesecake Fucking Factory)
  • LEVEL THREE SLOW: Real restaurant.
  • LEVEL FOUR SLOW: Real restaurant where you drop a wad.