So, off from work today, my wife asked if I would join her from lunch. Of course, I said yes. We decided to try out a new burger joint here in town called Hot Rods. I had heard mixed reviews about the place, but had to try it for myself. Afterall, it is a burger and I love burgers.
We walked in and at first glance it appeared to me like they had a concept for a fifties style car themed type restaurant and got about half way and ran out of ideas. Not sure about the need for the TV showing Lovebug movies. Or for that matter, the oil drum sink and mechanic soap in the bathrooms. Quite corny if you ask me..
Now, about the food. You walk up and place your order, there is a sign right there explaining how their fries are hand cut and fried to order along with their onion rings, so please allow 10 to 15 minutes extra for these items. Not a big deal, I can wait for some fresh hand cut fries. I placed our order,, a cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, fries, onion rings and two drinks, 22.78!!!!!! Outrageous for a lunch for two if you ask me. I did not order the steak tartare thank you! Anyway, we got our drinks, and sat down to wait for our food. Well, only about two minutes elapsed and we had our food. Hmmmmmm…thought we had fifteen minutes for fries and onion rings. Now, back up to go over to the condiment bar for tomatoes, pickles, onions, jalapenos and rust colored lettuce. I don’t know about any of you guys, but I don’t like to have to get up so many times to eat my lunch. Finally, sitting down to indulge in my lunch I have to say I was sadly disappointed. Burger ice cold and had the texture of 73/27 ground beef, now don’t know that for a fact, but 22.78 for lunch I should not even be questioning quality of beef. Onion rings, tasty but luke warm at best. Fries, limp, soggy and cold. Wow, I really would not have minded waiting for some fresh cooked food, guys.
I cannot see myself going back and spending that kind of money there again, when I have the likes of the Burger Bar and Chip’s here in town where I know I can get quality burgers for less money!!!
Sadly, I must give Hot Rods a thumbs down. I truly hope they can straighten some things out and turn it around. Maybe, I will give it another try in the far far future.