The Feud: Chain, Chain, Chain by Ellen Cherry [game closed]

Object of the game:
Give the most popular answer for each category.

Rules:

  1. No reading the thread before answering. This is on the honor system.
  2. Formatting rules must be followed (see below).
  3. Joke answers will not be considered, as it is not fair to other players.
  4. Google (etc.) is allowed, if you desire.
  5. The game will end with 50 entrants, or when I get time to score it.
  6. There is no Rule 6.
  7. Special Rules for this particular Feud: None

Formatting rules:
To make semi-automated scoring possible, and my job easier, make you post look exactly like this:

  1. answer
  2. answer
  3. answer
  4. answer

No double spacing, do not use the “list” function, no smilies, no urls, no periods, no quote marks, and no punctuation if it is not necessary. Put “pass” if you want to leave an answer blank. If you feel you must qualify your answer, do it AFTER THE LIST! If you don’t format like this, your answers might be DISQUALIFIED.

Scoring:
With 50 entrants, an answer with a match is worth 2x the number of people matching it. If 4 people match, they each get 8 points for that answer. No matches = 0 points.
Formula: Score = 100 / (# of entrants) x (# of matches)

Good luck!

If any of you have ideas for Feuds -and would like me to score them- PM me. If anyone wants to run their own Feud, feel free. I will help any way I can.

Read the rules!
Special Rules for this particular Feud: None

  1. National grocery chain
  2. Department store chain
  3. Restaurant chain (other than fast-food)
  4. Fast-food restaurant chain
  5. Electronics store chain
  6. Drugstore chain
  7. Coffee shop chain (not Starbucks)
  8. Bookstore chain
  9. Children’s clothing chain
  10. Shoe store chain
  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Chili’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Wallgreen’s
  7. Peet’s Coffee
  8. Border’s
  9. Baby Gap
  10. Payless Shoes

ETA: Two Feuds in one day! Thanks, Delores Reborn!

  1. Safeway

  2. Macy’s

  3. Applebee’s

  4. McDonald’s

  5. Best Buy

  6. Walgreen’s

  7. Tim Horton’s

  8. Barnes & Noble

  9. The Gap

  10. Payless

  11. I have no idea where this came from. It’s the only other coffee chain I could think of.

  12. I truly do not have a clue!

  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreen’s
  7. Caribou
  8. Barnes & Noble
  9. Gymboree
  10. Payless
  1. Safeway
  2. Macys
  3. Outback Steakhouse
  4. McDonalds
  5. Best Buy
  6. CVS
  7. Peet’s
  8. Barnes and Noble
  9. Gymboree
  10. Payless

I think we’ll find out how “national” some of these national chains are …

  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreen’s
  7. Cosi
  8. Barnes and Noble
  9. Baby Gap
  10. Payless
  1. Kroger

  2. Sears

  3. Applebee’s

  4. McDonald’s

  5. Best Buy

  6. Walgreen’s

  7. Caribou Coffee

  8. Borders

  9. Gap Kids

  10. Thom McAn

  11. Its local stores (Lafayette, IN) are branded “Payless”

  12. Even if hated, it should be the first thought for many participants

  13. Should be about 50-50 between this and Barnes & Noble

  14. No longer operates stores, but the brand is still alive at Kmart

  1. Kroger
  2. Sears
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreens
  7. Caribou
  8. Barnes & Noble
  9. Gymboree
  10. Payless
  1. Krogers
  2. JC Penneys
  3. Olive Garden
  4. McDonalds
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreens
  7. Dunkin Donuts
  8. Borders
  9. Gymboree
  10. Payless Shoes
  1. Trader Joes

  2. Wal-Mmart

  3. Olive Garden

  4. McDonald’s

  5. Best Buy

  6. Walgreen’s

  7. Peet’s

  8. Border’s

  9. Gap for Kids

  10. Payless

  11. I am not sure there really is a traditional National Grocery Store Chain, so I went with Trader Joe’s.

I know that there are far more Applebee’s in the U.S. than any other “casual dining restaurant”. A few years ago, when Applebee’s was a client of mine, they had more than twice as many restaurants as the next-biggest chain (Chili’s).

I suspect that there may be more Denny’s than Applebee’s, but that’s a different segment of the industry (though, it’d be a perfectly legitimate answer for this question).

  1. Giant Eagle
  2. Wal-Mart
  3. Red Lobster
  4. McDonalds
  5. Best Buy
  6. CVS
  7. Tim Hortons
  8. Barnes and Noble
  9. Baby Gap
  10. Payless
  1. Publix
  2. Macy’s
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Radio Shack
  6. CVS
  7. Barnie’s
  8. Barnes & Noble
  9. Gap Kids
  10. Payless
  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Denny’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreen’s
  7. Denny’s
  8. Borders
  9. Gymboree
  10. Payless
  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Applebees
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreens
  7. Dunkin’ Donuts
  8. Borders
  9. Gap for Kids
  10. Payless

What, no discount retail? :frowning:

I know Dunkin’ Donuts is a donut shop, not a coffee shop - but they have well-respected coffee, and I can’t think of another national coffee chain. I’m sure reading other responses will make me :smack:

  1. Stop and Shop
  2. Macy*s
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreen’s
  7. Dunkin Donuts
  8. Borders
  9. Gap for Kids
  10. Payless
  1. Von’s
  2. Macy’s
  3. Friday’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Radio Shack
  6. CVS
  7. Panera
  8. Vorders
  9. Gap Kids
  10. Foot Locker

I predict McD’s will be the conch

  1. Kroger
  2. Target
  3. TGIF
  4. McDonalds
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreen
  7. Caribou
  8. Bordrers
  9. Gap for Kids
  10. Payless
  1. Safeway
  2. Macy’s
  3. Applebee’s
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Best Buy
  6. Walgreens
  7. Dunn Brothers
  8. Barnes & Noble
  9. Gap Kids
  10. Payless