We eat out a lot. We eat at home and we eat out in Arkansas, our home state. We eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We eat out for special occasions. We eat out when we are on the road whether a "day" trip or across country to see our two daughters and two grandchildren. Come Join Us on our Travels.
We ran down to Park Plaza to pick up a birthday present. It has been forever since we have been there--we didn't even know that the center platform by the Food Court had been replaced with banquets. Since we had not eaten lunch, we stopped! There is quite a variety of eateries from which to choose. I chose Frullati and Chuck chose Mandarin Express.
I think I got the best deal--
the "value meal"-1/2 Pepper Jack Panini with a drink and chips for $7.00 MOL. It was good and more than enough. However, next time I will ask them to keep it on the panini maker a little longer. The cheese was not quite melted and the turkey was still a little cold for my taste. (Am I picky or what?)
On Wednesday we ate cereal at home and went to yoga class at the Jim Daily Fitness Center . By 10am we were hungry so away we went to IHOP...brunch instead of lunch. I had the Senior Sampler and Chuck had the Senior two x two x two.
Our I-HOP does everything right.,,besides the great food and service. Right now they are re-roofing with the trendy metal roof material in "I-HOP" blue, of course. At least once a year they close for two weeks to freshen everything...new paint, new graphics. Other franchises or even Mom & Pop's need to take lessons...spend some of their capital on the business instead of paying their profits to themselves...short-sighted from my view point.
They also have a great two-fer deal...from 3pm to 8pm you can buy one entree and get another one free. We are determined to keep this on our radar. We don't think we can eat at home for the same price.
Take our advice...Go To I-HOP! (Of course, I am biased...I think ours had the best one in town!)