Inevitably by mentioning that I used to tick them years ago in the Coffee Thread below I have set the ball rolling.
Did anyone else tick them?
I got up to 148 by the time the chain got diluted by mergers and the like. I don't think they are that good now, often empty and usually overpriced. Though there are a few I still frequent, the one at Warminster seems pretty consistent.
They were very useful if in unfamiliar territory and wanting to eat at times when Pubs weren't doing food.
Any memories of good and bad ones? Also are there any left that look original, with lots of white wood like an American Diner and red and white awnings? There was one near Derby like that until recently.
Other Chains I can remember are Happy (Crappy) Eater, Kellys Kitchen, and wasn't there an "AJ" Diner Chain for a while too?
"A Wetherspoons is just a Little Chef with Beer"