spike's teriyaki bowl.
I used to LOOOOOVE that place. Went to hell in a handbasket. Luckily though, the son left right before the ship totally sank and opened up B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers. That made everything great again!
Taco Bell. No enchorito...no peace.
Tip a glass for Pup 'N Taco.
Lastly, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours. They were the BOMB back when I was a kid, then turned REALLY bad a few years later. In fact, the one in Rosemead turned into Dixie's or something, now it's a fish place. BOOOOOOO!
Farrell's is reopening in Mission Viejo
I'd complain a lot more about Carl's if they didn't homor my free Sunrise Sandwich coupons (that I got WAY back in the 3rd grade)...
awww man, I loved Spike's. thanks for the head's up.
Originally Posted by boy1der
where is B-Man's?
San Gabriel and Huntington where the old Woody & Eddy Restaurant used to be. Say hi to Byron (owner) for me the next time you go.......
Originally Posted by BeerMan
Hopefully they right the wrongs of the past 15 years (or so). Video games and the Zoo ice cream volcano thing that two people had to carry...as a kid, what's NOT to love!
Originally Posted by spjon25
no way... DR. Hogs is still boss.
Originally Posted by KickEm
yes thats right... boss
BJ's Pizza & Brewery...
I used to love this place. I would eat there all the time and partake in the brews as well about 10 years back. Then I started working for the company. You might say I'm jaded because of the mental trauma I received while working there, I say nay (well maybe a little). I loved the beer and the food for the first two years, then the company was sold to Jacmar. Jacmar is a food service distribution company, so naturally they would use their own product at the restaurant. Well their stuff sucked ****ing ****ty donkey ****s! Then the company expanded waaaaaay too fast. Which was quickly followed by the even further decline in food quality as well as service (your's truly excluded of course). Then the beer took a crap. They started doing contract brewing and stopped making beer at the Brea location. So sad.
So to recap:
Jaded... party of one
Change in ownership=change in restaurant culture/philosophy
Decline in food quality
Expanded too fast
Further decline in food quality & service
BJ's... what good times we had... a decade ago
Yeah, my last couple of visits to BJ were utterly disappointing. The pizza was much worse than I remembered, the sandwich was bad, and the fries were some of the worst ones I've ever had.
I just went to the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Torrance that opened up and man that place has gone down hill. I used to hold court there when I lived in Chicago sometime back. The wings were tiny and they're chintzy with there blue cheese distribution. Overall, the food was mediocre. I still give them a decent grade on beer selction and prices...