Many people have certain opinions/ prejudice about franchise restaurants. I tend to be pretty lenient. My philosophy is that if they can provide good food with good ambiance at a decent price, why not. I don’t care too much if the dishes are all cookie-cutter types throughout the whole franchise. To me that means consistence… and isn’t it why McDonald’s and Starbucks do well? Because wherever you go, as soon as you walk into these places, you know what you are going to get.
Sorry I digress.
I used to work near Metrotown Metropolis so this is the “Earls” that my coworkers and I go to have a quick pint after a long week. Staff are quite friendly although not as attentive as I would like. Food is good… well you get Earls food.
One of my long time favorite is Hunan Kung Pao noodles. Lots of veggies and noodles in a yummy sauce. You can get it with additional meat: chicken or prawns. I usually do without because it’s enough food without the additional meat and also I don’t want to pay extra. :p
I feel that this is one of more lean (i.e. healthy) dishes but still very high calorie and high sodium. I guess you can’t do too much when you are eating out at places like Earls.
- Taste: 3/5
- Value: 3/5
- Convenience: 4/5
- Atmosphere: 4/5
- Staff: Very friendly but could be more attentive near the bar area
- Overall: if you want to grab a quick pint, around this area… Earls on Kingsway is probably one of better places you can go.