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Amanda said in April 11th, 2008 at 12:27 am

I actually like Friday’s because of the ever-changing menu, but I can see where it would be a problem with a picky child. My boyfriend loves their jack daniels stuff, but I think it’s gross.

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Winter said in April 11th, 2008 at 1:18 am

I used to like them too. Now, they are just like Dave & Buster’s without the games, with the same JD stuff, and the same noise level. It’s Claim Jumper and El Torito for me now.

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Karl said in April 11th, 2008 at 9:10 am

Yeah, I’m with you. Used to really dig Fridays but they’ve gone downhill. Restaurants that are constantly changing their menus irritate me. When I find something I like, I expect to find it on the menu every time. Instead, I often comment, “Huh, another new menu. Again.”

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Melanie said in April 11th, 2008 at 10:22 am

I used to like Fridays too – even when I worked there in my younger days! But I can’t say I feel the same about it now.

And PS: I really love your writing Shiny. 🙂

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Metalmom said in April 11th, 2008 at 11:10 am

My son’s girlfriend works there and she can’t stand it either!

I hate the Jack Daniels and all the Southwest stuff. I guess that’s why I’ve only been there twice!

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othurme said in April 11th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Friday’s and I stopped sleeping together a couple decades ago. I hate to tell you Shiny, but you were just getting my sloppy seconds of Fettucine Alfredo. And I’m kinda freaky, so there’s a good chance my balls were in it.

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Shiny - the female version said in April 11th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

*gasps* My jaw’s still hanging after reading that third to last line! Wow…sounds like this place holds some major memories for you and socKs! Doesn’t it really bite the big one when you these kind of things happen? Talk about a major downer!

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shiny said in April 12th, 2008 at 9:34 am

Amanda: I wonder whose idea it was to douse food in alcohol to make it appeal to the gourmands and — well, the alcoholics among us. I certainly don’t mind Jack Daniels in a glass, but really: does it really enhahce the flavor of a steak? Pasta? Spinach artichoke dip?

Winter: They don’t have “Claim Jumper” in our part of the country. Actually, I first read it as “Clam Jumper,” which made me think of it as a seafood restaurant. (Or, in my college days, as a potential nickname for how promiscuous I was!) “Claim Jumper,” however, makes it sound less like a restaurant and more like an ensurance scam…

I do like El Torito. Haven’t been in a couple years…

Karl: You’re not alone. I would assume their marketing staff would have picked up on this by now. But in my conversation with the acting manager of the restaurant on Thursday, he told me to call corporate because “some stuff which got taken off the menu is back on the menu now!” Whatever. Tally the orders and see what people are ordering. Give ’em what they want.

Melanie: Thanks. You rule. 🙂 And you should come up this way so we all can collectively not go to Fridays together.

MetalMom: You see — when did they decide to shift to the Southwest thing? Wasn’t this supposed to be the “All American” restaurant? Another bad marketing decision…

othurme: I’ll forever cherish these four words after you told me that: rich, garlic cream sauce. Yummers…

Shiny: That it does! Guess we’ll need to make memories elsewhere…

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