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  1. B45
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    The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all over.

    What would a native say here when talking about a restaurant that has chains all over the city -


    The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all over.

    VS

    The restaurant we went to is on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all over.

    Are both ok?

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    Re: The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all ov

    No. The entire operation is the chain.

    Both work if you end them with "but they have many locations all over the city."

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    Re: The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all ov

    The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many locations all over the city.

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    The restaurant we went to is on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many locations all over the city.


    Wouldn't it be more grammatical to say the first one because it uses the tense?

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    Re: The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all ov

    No, they both work. The restaurant was there when you ate there and it probably still is there.

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    Re: The restaurant we went to was on Hollywood Blvd, but they have many chains all ov

    You could also say many branches/outlets.

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