Despite finding out that Salt Creek does not have Sandra Lee’s version of a Baked Alaska, I was heading there anyway because I like their burgers and lobster bisque. As I went up the steps and walked past Chipotle and Johnny Rockets, something caught my eye. This sign:
So, as you know…I’m on summer break so I’m checking out the various specials around town. Since I could go to Salt Creek whenever (and they don’t have Baked Alaska anyway) I thought, hey why not! Let’s see what $2 gets + a drink gets me.
The first thing it got me was a whole lot of waiting. The place was packed! Eventually our order was taken, and we ended up waiting about 30+ minutes for our food to arrive. It was a loooooong wait but luckily Twitter kept me occupied since the juke box wasn’t working. That’s my favorite part of Johnny Rockets! Sigh. I always have my special songs that I play…oh wells…
Basically the deal states that you have to order a drink which isn’t a problem. I always get a cherry coke! My favorite! Right away I guessed the drink could cost more than the hot dog and fries of course! Now usually, whenever I go into a restaurant for a special or Happy Hour etc? I end up just saying, you know what? I’m hungry…forget that, I’ll just order my usual. That happened today. Then I figured nah, just stick with the original plan. And, so here is the $1 hot dog and $1 side of fries.
As predicted, the cherry coke cost 2.39 + .49 for the syrup. To be honest, I always just order without paying too much attention to how much my drink costs, but for the sake of exploring the specials around the SCV? Wowza. 2.88 for a medium sized soda that wasn’t refilled. I’m not one to complain about prices…but yeah…wowza x 10.
There were two of us, but my total for my hot dog, side of fries (which turned out to be a kids portion) and my cherry coke was $4.88 pre tax/tip. Now, the hot dog was not mindblowing, and neither were the fries. And logic tells me that for $3 more I can go to Lima Limon and have an amazing lunch, and actually leave full. So, there you go. This Johnny Rocket’s special fails. I’ll go back for the full price burger and 50/50. Kthxbai.