Of the 50 top restaurant chains in the United States, 22 have no locations in the La Crosse area. Which ones would you like to see open nearby?

Restaurant rankings, which are based on sales, provided by Nation's Restaurant News.

(48) comments

colby

Red Robin

Anne

None of the above

jgates8

Steak n Shake or Waffle House. Although those both seem to gear to easy-off/easy-on from the Interstate. This location would take a bit more work getting in & out of. Also not visible from the Interstate.

koubatron123

I would love to see a Golden Corral go in there.

BichonFrise

Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel...Sonic was in Eau Claire and didn't last a year!!

anon608

NONE

jeanlinder

Chipotle would be a fabulous addition. Although it is a chain, the food is prepared fresh on site with quality ingredients. It's one of the things I miss most about Denver!

Kat101

Sonic and Dennys! Also put a Mexican place in west Salem and get rid of the 2nd subway. Were such a small town. We don't need two.

bergar5360

Red Robin, Cracker Barrell, Sonic and Chipoltle Mexican Grill

mkabliska

PF Chang's, Chick fil A, Cracker Barrel

Brice Prairie

Firehouse subs (not on the list)
No chicken joints cuz it attracts riff raff, although chik-f-la would be ok seeing as they are a conservative business.

franko1929

golden corral

Mo' Money Scott Walker

How about a Kaddy's Kafe in Lax, Holmen, or somewhere in between?

lindap

Golden Corral

canman

Portillo’s

laxlax

@Frangel45 I somewhat agree with keeping it local but part of the problem with the local restaurants that you named is $$$. They are spendy and not everyone has the means to eat out at expensive restaurants.

Frangel45

I can eat a decent meal at any of those listed for price of a drive through yuk meal - do some comparison

laxinsider

Noodles! And a Whataburger would be good as well.

joebadaxxe

WE could get rid of the ones we have now, especially that KFC on the south side. But I do like Popeye's and White Castle. And a Harold's Fried chicken.

xaviercat22

Five Guys, Chik-Fil-A or Dave and Busters.

oz

None of them. They're all garbage.

Frangel45

Truthfully, we don't need chain restaurants. We have wonderful local restaurants. RootNote, Breakfast Club, Pizza King, Pickerman's, Culina Marianna Cafe, Hungry Peddler, Kate's on State, Pizza Coral, Hackberry's Bistro - need I go on - not fast food from chain stores please.

Frangel45

If we must have 1 more.... Chipotle or Chili's - please no chick fil a-total waste.

Skittles

GOLDEN CORAL

Celtic Sailer

Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Cheesecake place

Barcelona Bob

Portillos

Calmone

Golden Corral, Panda Express, Chilis, Cracker Barrel

Veteran65

Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel.

laxlax

Love Sonic but that may take away from Rudy's a little so don't need to see one here personally. I would love to see a Bojangles or Popeyes though.

Creekside

Cheesecake Factory

be the change

Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel and Dave and Busters

Monteee

How about "None Of The Above"?

snapsmeier

we would like to see Golden

we would like to see golden corral or ihop come to the old country buffet building


KWNovak

The building has been demolished.....long gone

Whatup Dog

Popeyes

YellowBee

I have been to Dave and Buster's and Red Robin, both in Eau Claire. Nothing to write home about...very expensive burger shops.

YellowBee

There was a Sonic in Eau Claire....it lasted maybe one year....according to friends that live there.

YellowBee

Golden Corral!!!!!!!!!!!!

ggma

Chick-fil-A

Remingtonsmom

El Pollo Loco

crank

@Remingtonsmom... YES!

mommabone

https://www.freshii.com/us

mommabone

Freshii, please

Tar Heel 1

Bojangle’s and Chick-fil-A. A little south in your mouth.

DaisyL

Wafflehouse

Don D Harvey

We need Maid Rite back in LaCrosse. I can't stand it any longer.

be the change

Yes!

Frangel45

ditto

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