Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Just as Tex-Mex fast food restaurants are on every 3rd corner we know have fast food burger restaurants (which use to be called joints until prices) on every 4th corner. They all 'serve the best (fill in your own beef) in town but the bottom line is you order and pay, pour your own sodas, get you own silverware (at least it isn't plastic here!) and, in our case, the cashier served our food.
I watched half of our order sit under the heat lamp (there are advantages and disadvantages to having an open kitchen) long enough that the cashier/server had to worn us that the plate was very hot.
Allen had the "Big Dog" ($6.99) which is advertised as being'1/4 lb of beet hot dog, which means it is 4 ounces and isn't that big a hot dog! I had the "House of Blue" ($7.99), being a burger--didn't see the weight anywhere --served with blue cheese, red onion 'jam', the latter being very sloppy, and balsamic greens. I wasn't asked how I wanted it cooked--yes, I know the 'laws'--but it was thin enough that if you got it medium you would be lucky. We split an order of Sea Salt Fries (($2.49) that certainly wouldn't threaten McDonald's or Burger King.
I did call the manager to complain about the fries. I told him upfront that I didn't want him to change them or to take it off the bill but I just wanted him to know that except for the ones on top the rest were overcooked. He insisted that is the way they are cooked! Really? By the way both ketchup machines were empty and we had to get packets. The manager was sitting right next to that station with two other people and did nothing about the situation
We each had a soda for $1.99 each so with tax the check came to $22.74 For lunch, for a fast food place, it's a bit much but then I guess you have to pay for Don Shula's name branded into the burger bun! By the way if you don't know who Don Shula is you can read about him on a big plastic shield at the entrance/exit to the place.