Saturday, January 22, 2011

Johnny Rockets: A trip back to the past

I was so excited to have dinner at Johnny Rockets since some of my friends told me that it was a good (and cool) restaurant/diner. True enough, the first thing I noticed was the interior design. The restaurant has that diner feel to it with the help of the jukebox and old pictures. It reminds me of the Choclit Shoppe of Pop Tate (from Archie Comics) and Grease (or Hairspray).

My mom told me that the servings are huge so we decided to just order one order of chicken sandwich and Garden salad (I wanted to order the Chicken salad but since our sandwich already has chicken on it, we opted to have a plain salad instead). As for drinks, my sister chose vanilla malt and I wanted to play safe and ordered root beer float.
While waiting for our orders, I can’t help but be irritated with the group of kids (I assume they are around 14 to 17 years old) who are giggling and being all “OMG you are kiddin’ meeh right?” and to top it all off, there is this loud music every 5-10 minutes where all the crew members dance with all their might. (This made me realize that I am getting oooold). Anyway, let’s go back to the food.

My sister’s drink was served first and it was… good! It was really tasty but I can’t help but feel guilty with every gulp. My root beer float was served next and it tasted like… a typical root beer float. I guess all root beer floats taste the same.

Now, for the food (the type one has to chew). The salad was served next and it looked like… a salad one can buy in a supermarket. Actually, when I had a bite, the salad I bought in the supermarket tasted better… a lot better than that of JR’s. I was so disappointed because I am a salad addict. I guess P200+ was not enough to get a decent salad in that diner.

As for the chicken sandwich all I could say is… I love the fries. The bacon was too toasted and the chicken was too thick on one side and is practically nonexistent on the other side (note that we had the sandwich split into 4 since we were sharing).
Overall, I wouldn’t mind going to Johnny Rockets again for a drink (if I am not on a diet). But I will definitely not go back there to hang out with friends because 1.) food is overpriced 2.) it is too noisy 3.) when we asked for our bill (and we were rushing then since we still have to go to Podium to check the Baker’s Fair—which was not really a fair by the way) THEY JUST HAVE TO DANCE AGAIN and note that when they dance, you can’t stop them. So, to all my friends who are in a hurry, please ask for your bill right away after ordering to avoid “extra” delay (yes, even the cooks dance).

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