Often, chain restaurants get automatically passed over - sometimes, they shouldn't be. With about twenty locations, Daily Grill is almost a big chain/corporation, but they're certainly not franchises. Not too long ago, they decided to up the ante by installing meat grinder in their restaurants and start grinding meat for their burger twice a day.
We started with some Garlic Cheese Bread ($6.95) w/ grana padana on toasted levain bread (because who doesn't like garlic cheese bread?)
The Grill Chop Salad ($8.75): chopped iceberg wedge, blue cheese, bacon, red onion, tomatoes, and creamy blue cheese dressing (the picture shown is half of the salad- they had split it for us)
Pepper Bacon Burger ($11.95): hand formed 1/2 lb Angus Beef ground fresh in the kitchen twice daily, topped with double cheddar and pepper bacon with thousand island dressing. Served with potato salad, shoestring potatoes, or roasted peanut cole slaw.
Half pound of meat is a lot of food. But still, there's a separate stomach for dessert, right? Especially when there's a cobbler/crisp/crumble involved.
For a big chain restaurant, Daily Grill still maintains the use of good, fresh produce and their burger can stand its own. Bottom line, don't automatically dismiss them without trying.
612 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Disclosure: this meal was hosted.