We got seated right away. That should have been our clue to keep looking, but we ignored it.
We ordered our drinks and meals. Now, when we’ve ordered our meal and say we’re splitting the onion rings, wouldn’t you THINK the onion rings was going with the meal? Uhhh, no. We got the rings first (as an appetizer).
We ate them early (which were pretty good, but not worth six bucks) and drank our drinks (because I don’t know about you, but fried foods make me thirsty). Time for refills, right? Uhhh, no. They don’t do free refills on soda and tea.
Say what? I don’t remember seeing THAT on the menu. We ordered water and then waited and waited and waited for our food.
I can kind of understand the wait. There was an impending Reds game. It was busy. Still, wouldn’t you think they’d be prepared for that?
When our meals finally arrived, they didn’t all come at the same time. Heck, the fries our friend had ordered came way late—apparently they aren’t considered an appetizer. And it certainly wasn’t worth the high prices (nearly ten bucks for a philly cheesesteak and it doesn’t come with fries—it’s why we got the rings—and the cheesesteak seemed more like hamburger, it was chopped so finely). I've had better meals at McDonalds.
By this time, I’m thinking the waitress was going to get bare minimum tip (she really didn’t seem to care about us at all). We got the bill. They had already tacked on an 18.5% gratuity!
Say what? What incentive does the waitress have to do a good job? Apparently NONE!
I can understand if we were a large group, but there was only FOUR OF US!
If we had paid in cash (if we had enough, we might have), we would have deducted some of that tip, but we paid by credit card (I jokingly told my husband he should put a negative amount under the tip line—yep, you could pay MORE if you want, but less? Not so much).
Anyway, between the no-refills and the automatic tip, we will NOT be going back to Johnny Rockets. Their food just wasn’t worth all that.
Thank goodness the game was good (well, for us, not our friends).
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Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!