Johhny Rockets

Monday, February 26, 2007 10:32 AM
I've never been to a Johnny Rockets. What's the big deal about the place? Is it any good, or just the usual overpriced/overcooked amusement park fare?
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Monday, February 26, 2007 10:49 AM
They have built up a brand recognition, but I'm not sure based on what exactly. It seems like the same old re-warmed burgers and fries, except you get to pay extra for the licensing agreement/branding/marketing, etc.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 10:54 AM
That's what I was thinking... not something along the lines (quality-wise) of Red Robin or Fatburger.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 11:07 AM
DawgByte II's avatar It's all atmosphere, really... the quality of the food is just average to sub-par, especially for what you're paying for... but the atmosphere of the 50's diner is nice, and it fits really nicely into Cedar Po!nt's midway.

But considering the price of your meal after you buy a burger/fry/drink, I'd rather have a Fuddruckers or even a Cheeburger Cheeburger.

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Monday, February 26, 2007 11:14 AM
Glad to hear... now I know I haven't been missing anything by passing on Dorney's!

Tried Cheeburger Cheeburger in Sanibel, FL... I loved it. Fuddruckers is great- among my favorite burgers, especially when it comes to chains. Cheeseburger in Paradise is also very good.

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Monday, February 26, 2007 11:16 AM
Maybe Cedar Fair can convert all their JR's into Hamburger Mary's. ;)
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Monday, February 26, 2007 11:25 AM

Rob Ascough said:
I've never been to a Johnny Rockets. What's the big deal about the place? Is it any good, or just the usual overpriced/overcooked amusement park fare?

I've been to two JR's. I thought the food was good and the service was great, as well as entertaining.


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Monday, February 26, 2007 2:40 PM
Aren't there non-park locations as well? Something tells me I've seen one or two in a mall.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 2:51 PM
Yeah, there are. Never been to one though. I hit a place called Coney Island Hot Dogs in the Northwest terminal at the Detroit airport and thought it wasn't half bad. Why doesn't somebody put a DECENT chain in there like White Castleor even a Krystal?

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:38 PM
You consider White Castle to be a decent chain? What do you consider to be a LOUSY fast food chain? ;)
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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:46 PM
well, I don't have ANY here in New England. How about CP getting an In-N-out Burger franchise for that spot. i have been to Cali and a friend of mine turned me on to that place! Gimme a double-doube over a McD's quarter pounder ANYDAY!

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:48 PM
The In-N-Out burger chain seriously needs to expand beyond California (and no, Vegas doesn't count). Great burgers and fresh-cut fries? How can any fast food junkie NOT like that concept?
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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:50 PM
Amen to that! if I had the $$$$$ I'd put one in New England. Heck, i'd put TEN in New England. Trust me. This is the same friend who though i was crazy one night to walk a 1/2 mile to the place!

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:52 PM
There must be something where the In-N-Out franchises are limited to a certain territory... perhaps the company doesn't have suppliers that allow it to do business outside of the California area?
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Monday, February 26, 2007 3:59 PM
Well, I have seen A FEW into southern AZ, around the Yuma area. I drove OTR in a semi for a while, so i got to know the country pretty well.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, February 26, 2007 4:04 PM
But still, they're limited to a small area of the country. There are none in the midwest, the south, the mid-Atlantic or New England. I wonder why?
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Monday, February 26, 2007 4:05 PM
Maybe the company just plans to go slow and do their homework before overexpanding too much. They don't want to be like Six Flags, do they :P

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Monday, February 26, 2007 4:41 PM

rathofdoom said:
Cedar Point is a peninsula, not an island.

Uhh.. I'm pretty sure it IS an island. They built the causeway to get there because a ferry like they used to in the old days was not very efficient for 3million+ visitors a year.


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Monday, February 26, 2007 4:54 PM
WhItE cAsTlE????
Sliders: they don't call 'em that for nothing!
Well, they do taste better than ExLax. ;)

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Monday, February 26, 2007 4:55 PM
Ah, but if there is a causeway, then it's no longer an island, it IS an penninsula. Bertrand Island USED to be an island but it became a penninsula, while wrongly retaining the "island" moniker.
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