Originally posted by TJ Jackson
Yes, here I am talking about another chain. The shame, the shame :-) Anyway, here's a link to their website: http://www.checkers.com/rallys_menu.asp
This chain has a fairly small representation here in Cincinnati, all Rally's, none that are Checkers as far as I know. I'll add that I have never been to a Checkers location.
I am not trumpeting this chain as the best burger ever, but will say that the "Big Buford" is one of the better fast food chain burgers I have ever had. Hands down better than the big national chains (McD, BK, Wendy's) imho. The smaller burgers they sell aren't nearly as good for some odd reason, though. I will occasionally go out of my way to stop at one. Near as I can tell, they keep the menu fairly simple, don't precook burgers (ie, the patty goes directly from grill to bun), and use somewhat better ingredients (like thick-cut red onions rather than thin slices of other cheaper onions) than the other chains.
Few more oddities\distinctions:
--People I know locally who like this place talk about the coated fries rather than the burgers. They're different, I'll grant you, but imho not all that good.
--They advertise fairly heavily in Cincinnati, and are clearly targeting hip-hop fans, as their jingle "Gotta eat" is very much in the hip hop style. The whole Nascar thing is played down to the point that I doubt the typical patron notices that the locations have any association with car racing whatsoever.
--The locations in Cincinnati (Not sure if this is true universally) are very, very small, with drive through windows on both sides of the building. No indoor sit down dining, but generally there are some outdoor tables.
Anyone else like Rally's?