The weirdest thing about Macaroni Grill is that I can't say the name of the restaurant. Somehow when I try to say it I always add an "n" between the words. This is called epenthesis in linguistic terms. It is a phonological phenomenon and probably follows a very specific rule that given the "ni" at the end of a word if the next word starts with a "gr" a native English speaker will often insert an "n" between the words.
The reason this is fascinating to me is because G-d made me like this. The result is that I have a Master's in Linguistics ... but I only use it in my head every day when I listen to people talk.
I need to make friends with some Linguists.
Anyway. I hate Macaroni N' Grill. I think the food there is BAD and yet I go there a lot because it's where my family likes to go for big family gatherings. It doesn't bother me because:
a.) they have nice big tables b.) you can draw on the paper tablecloths c.) people sing opera in Italian throughout your meal d.) the waitstaff is really friendly and e.) see below.