Three more fast food chains that need to come to Kalamazoo ASAP
With all the new restaurant openings and closings in the Kalamazoo area, there are three in particular that I would like to see made way for here. As unfortunate as J. Gumbo’s closing announcement is, there will now be a building looking for a new occupant, and I think one of them would do just fine here:
1. Raise the cane- Although the chain is named after a dog, Raising Cane’s specializes in chicken fingers – and not much else! The company was founded in Baton Rouge in 1996 and now operates more than 500 restaurants across the country. Unfortunately, none of these stores are located in the state of Michigan. The nearest Cane franchise is located over 150 miles in the Chicago area.
I got my first glimpse of Raising Cane’s when I was living in Nebraska and that’s when I became a certified “Caniac,” which is how Raising Cane’s lovingly refers to their fans. If you don’t think I’m going to drive more than three hours for a chicken dish with Cane sauce, you’d be wrong! Consult the menu here.
2. Waffle House- For me, every road trip should consist of a visit to Waffle House. It’s not that the food is particularly amazing – it’s not why you go to Waffle House. You go to Waffle House for entertainment! You know the saying: “Nothing good happens after midnight”? Whoever wrote this clearly never went to a waffle house because that’s when the best things happen.
Think about the most outrageous viral stories you’ve ever read and ask yourself how many of them took place in a waffle house? Example: We are doing ourselves a disservice by not opening a branch in West Michigan, instead you will have to travel to the Toledo area to refuel. There is even a student-led movement to bring the first Waffle House in Ann Arbor.
3. Wingstop- If you’re craving chicken wings ASAP, you’ll need to head to Grand Rapids or Benton Harbor to find the nearest Wingstop location. What’s even more maddening is that I see their ads all the time on my TV! Since the chain opened in Texas in 1994, it has grown to more than 1,500 locations worldwide and has served over a billion wings. Offering over twelve selections of bone-in and boneless wing flavors, Wingstop would always be my go-to meal on “cheat days” when I lived in Missouri. To verify Wingstop’s selection of flavors.
Which fast food chain would you like to see in Kalamazoo in the near future?
10 Small Town Southwest Michigan Restaurants You MUST Visit
The good thing about all of these places is that they won’t take more than an hour to get there and it’s also a good opportunity to explore southwest Michigan and do something out of the way. beaten track. Here are 10 small town restaurants near us that you seriously need to check out: