Skip to main content

Cheeburger Cheeburger Follow-Up

I mentioned a while ago about the service we received at a visit to Cheeburger Cheeburger.  Within a day or two of posting the message John, the manager of the store, hunted down my e-mail (using my AIM name associated with this blog profile) and got in contact to make things right.  He sent an incredibly thoughtful and professional letter back, which I described a little in an earlier post.  It's great to say that our follow-up visit was excellent, and a lot of fun.

While John certainly spent a lot of time to make sure everything was good, we also had what is possibly their best waiter, Ernesto.  He had no idea we were "special" in any way, and still spent a lot of time making sure everything was great.  Joking, checking, suggesting and all around making the visit lively and fun.

Ernesto lightly corrected our 14 month-old Colin when he was putting his mouth on the table, telling him that if he eats the table there won't be any place for the food.  He also joked with Rachel and tried to make her feel comfortable, which is much harder to do (apparently we've done a good job teaching her to avoid strange men).

We splurged and got a couple different shakes.  I finally got a cookie dough shake, which was excellent.  Rachel had strawberry banana which she liked, but preferred mine.  From chatting with the manager I found out the list of shakes had 85 different flavors, and that they would soon be adding another 15 or 20.  Can you imagine having over 100 choices?  I'm already overwhelmed...  especially since you can combine flavors.

At our Cheeburger Cheeburger they have five flavors of dip for the Frings (onion rings and fries).  I was disappointed during our New Jersey visit when they only had two flavors, not including my favorite, habanero jelly (like sweet and sour, not hot at all).  Turns out they are somewhat new and the additional flavors will be nationwide soon.

Back to the basics, the food came out quickly and tasted great!  Both of our burgers were good, but I sure can't eat a 1/2 pound burger anymore.

While the meal and tip was paid for, Ernesto and the service was so good we still left a huge tip in the end.  While I enjoyed Cheeburger Cheeburger before, this visit made our experience even better.

The only thing I wish for was that someone would buy one of their shirts for me.  Then, when you wear the T-shirt you get a free soda.  I have to tell you, a free soda any time, any where is sure worth the fifteen bucks or so.  I just keep wondering how they made a deal with every store and restaurant to give me a free soda when I wear their shirt.

All is back and right with the world.



Popular posts from this blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Microsoft Access

I've answered this question in some form or another far more times than I care to count.  Most often it's a question of "why do I need a fancy Web application when I can just build this myself in two days in Access.  I mean, the data's already in Excel."  So I figured I'd post out what I threw together, I know I've missed some points. Overview Microsoft Access is an ideal solution for relatively small datasets and a limited number of users. From the Microsoft Web site: “As a desktop database, Access is well suited for small, departmental applications. These applications may start as one user’s project. For example, an employee realizes that productivity can be increased if a paper-based process is automated with an Access application. Other users in the department recognize that they can take advantage of the application if additional features are added. As more features are added, more employees run the application. As time goes by, more and more Access

Beryllium Spheres

I'm sitting here at home watching The Shadow , easily one of the best movies made based on one of the best old time radio shows.  I hadn't picked up on this earlier, but the weapon used to destroy the city is none other than the same power source used to power the NSEA Protector in Galaxy Quest . I never knew Beryllium was so cool.  Now I want a sphere of my own. Anyone know of other places Beryllium Spheres are mentioned? Peace, +Tom

Red-Gate SQL Compare

Every now and then I come across a program that becomes so ingrained in my daily work that I hardly know how I'd get by without it.  I'll probably break down a couple over the next few days, but for database work, I have never found anything as good as Red Gate's SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare .  Essentially these tools let you compare two SQL Server databases (all objects, users, permissions, functions, diagrams, anything) and update changes to whichever database you want.  This is amazingly useful for deploying database changes to a test or production environment (do it to production with ridiculous care, even though it will generate a SQL Script for you and run all updates in one transaction), and making sure everything is synchronized. For releases we can just generate the compare script, confirm that the changes match the updates we want to go out, and store it all in one place with the release details.  This is true for both the structure and the data, to