I am physically unable to pass up a good deal.
In my purse you will find a blue envelope specifically designated for coupons. If I was offered a Big Mac at no charge, I might eat it. Like Brett Favre with his camera phone, when it comes to the word “free”, I lose my senses and react compulsively.
Between my obsession with a bargain and a salad being the best contender for dinner, it’s no wonder we found ourselves waiting in a very long line for the Wednesday night throwback special at Rooster’s. Judging from the masses, many people are nostalgic for ’80s prices, but sadly no one was sporting ’80s clothes. I was hoping to spy at least one acid washed jean jacket.
While my group slowly shuffled to the counter, I snagged a table and tweeted about the large crowd. Not long after hitting the send button on my phone, a guy came over and asked if I was Gidget! For a fleeting moment I felt blog famous. (Nice to meet you Fijiwriter.)
Rooster’s sits on a corner in Fondren, and true to the area, it has a casual atmosphere and seating available inside or outside. They bake the buns daily, hand patty the burgers, and have a reasonably priced menu.
But last night, for a mere $13 we got: two drinks, three burgers (two with cheese), french fries, onion rings, and banana pudding. I miss ’80s prices, just not the stirrup pants.
The hamburger had a nice meat crust, plenty of fixins and a green olive on top, but was too pink for my taste (forgivable because Ben ordered for me). Ben took down two cheeseburgers. The fries had some sort of funny crust, the onion rings were slightly soggy, and neither really stood out. The banana pudding was reminiscent of a weak box mix, but had an ample amount of vanilla wafers and banana slices, yum. It was a greasy, messy, and yet strangely fulfilling meal. Sometimes the thrill of a steal enhances the product, which is perfectly acceptable when it comes to $1.95 burgers, free gum, or $2 Chipotle burritos.
2906 N State St
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone (601) 982-2001