Thursday, January 8, 2009


We had our first experience at Red Robin restaurants, in Prescott Arizona. My hubbie and I both ordered the BBQ sandwich with garlic fries (see picture at top of this blog), cole slaw and diet cokes. Everything was great and the service just as good. The waitress was quite pleasant and helpful, even giving us directions to where we were going after leaving. The whole place was clean and cheery, including the restrooms.

I give them 4 1/2 stars, (the fries had a little too much salt and garlic). I will definitely visit Red Robin again if I see one. (I have never seen one in Arkansas).

Best Wendy's

In 2006 we experienced the absolute best Wendy's food we have had since at least 1980. You know, way back when fast food restaurants actually were in the business of pleasing the customer. We were passing through Gallup New Mexico, 22 miles from the Arizona border on Interstate 40. It was lunch time and we stopped to get a hamburger and stretch our legs. No stale, dried up or tasteless meat from these people. Hot, fresh, full of flavor, the hot juice running out, but not too much. All the lettuce and tomatoes etc were fresh and not skimped on along with hot, crisp fries. If I lived there and ate there all the time, I would be so spoiled, I would die if I ever had to eat food from a Wendy's in Arkansas. 95% of all the hamburgers I get here almost seem like fake meat that has been sitting under a warmer. I thought Wendy's motto was, fresh off the grill. I say 95% because a couple of months ago, I actually got a very decent Wendy's burger that was quite good. Fresh, hot and juicy just like they are supposed to be. It was at the Wendy's in Sherwood Arkansas, Hwy. 107 almost to Kiehl Ave. It was not really at regular meal time so I guess they cooked it fresh when I ordered.
I will give Wendy's an overall rating of 3 stars because you can still get a good burger occasionally but their fries are just plain"yucky". I guess we can blame healthy eating advocates for changing the deep frying oils for that one.

Wendy's Review

Yesterday, I dropped by the Wendy's drive-thru window in Conway Arkansas. It was a little late for lunch, about 2:30 pm. (I had not had lunch yet) and decided to order a little something. I ordered a .99 cent double stack, no cheese, and a small chocolate shake. When I got to the window, I asked how much the shake was and she said $2.39 plus tax. I said "They are proud of those things aren't they"? She said "yeah, but they are hand-spun". I just kind-of laughed, since every milk shake you get at a restaurant is hand-spun on a rotary mixer. Funny! They have just decided to market that term to make us think we are getting something special, I guess. The first thing I noticed when she handed it to me was how watery it looked, BUT I didn't say anything. After I pulled away from the window, I took my first sip and almost choked. It had the weirdest flavor I have even tasted in a milk shake and it was extremely "bitter". I took a 2nd sip to make sure I just hadn't hit a bad patch and, the same. So, I made a loop back around and parked the car, got out and went inside. I told the young girl behind the counter that I wanted my money back because it was so bad. She held it up for the manager to see from the back of the prep area and I heard her say "Tell her I'm very sorry". She told me and just stood there with the shake in her hand. So, I said "OK, could I get my money back"? She said ok and went to get my cash. I'm not sure what happened but maybe whoever prepared it just put too much chocolate syrup in it. Needless to say, I will NEVER buy another shake from Wendy's. Now I am wondering if their Frosty's are still any good. I actually was never a fan of them in the first place. I will give this Wendy's a rating of 0, for the shake only. I DO NOT recommend trying one. The burger was ok and the employees were nice.