What Chain Restaurants Does Northern Colorado Need?

No matter what you are in the mood to eat for dinner, you can most likely find it in Northern Colorado. Most of the nations best chain restaurants and some of the best local eateries anywhere are right in our town. 

But there are a few restaurants that, if you want them bad enough, you have to make a trip out of Fort Collins to get. What restaurants does Fort Collins not have, but could use? 

Here are five that I enjoy, but Fort Collins lacks... 

 5 - Krispy Kreme

Maybe not a place where you eat dinner, unless you are like me, but it is home to some of the worlds greatest doughnuts. They also have some pretty tasty drinks!

The closest Krispy Kreme to us is over 45 miles away in Thornton.

4 - Longhorn Steakhouse

Just like an Outback or a Texas Roadhouse, which we do have, but everyone likes their steak just a little different from the next guy... By the way they have this "Wild West Shrimp," it's a must!

The closest Longhorn Steakhouse to us is over 45 miles away in Thornton. 

3 - Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

A much more upscale steakhouse chain, which also means that the quality of the food is a bit better. Ruth's Chris is one of those once in awhile sort of date restaurants that we could use more of in Northern Colorado.

The closest Ruth's Chris is over 60 miles away in downtown Denver. 

2 - Twin Peaks

A town that is known for it's mountains should have a restaurant whose tagline is "Eats. Drinks. Scenic Views" Don't you think? Actually every town should have this "Hooters-like" joint. Great food and like the tagline says... Great views to go with!

The closest Twin Peaks is over 55 miles away in Broomfield. 

1 - Cheesecake Factory

Their menu is like a book filled with just about any dish you could think of, and I have never had a bad one. But the real reason you go to the Cheesecake factory is the cheesecake, duh! Maybe the best thing you'll ever eat!

The closest Cheesecake Factory is over 50 miles away in Boulder.

Yes, no, maybe so? Do you agree? What chain-style restaurants do you think we need in NoCo? Tell us in the comment section below.

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