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johnsuber

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  • Joined: 7/5/2006
  • Location: Jackson, MS
Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 4:34 AM (permalink)
This place makes an absolutely incredibly
fine chargrilled greaseless 6ox and 8oz burgers on
your choice of home made buns, white, wheat, or my
favorite, Jalapeno Cheddar. They're available in a
wide variety of styles, mushroom & swiss, bacon, etc.
My personal favorite is the straight up and down one
but all come with the same standard toppings of good
tomato slices, pickles, sliced thin white onion, and
lettuce(iceberg), condiments are at the table for
those who need them. Each burger, or other sandwich
of which there is a variety such as grilled chicken
on the same choice of buns, is held together by a
LONG toothpick that skewers a huge green pimento
filled olive to the top. The usual sides have two
standouts, spiral sliced curly fried potatoes(good)
and beer battered utterly greaseless onion rings(better)
and there are various plate lunches available and
a few salads but this is a meat lover's mecca as
the hand made burger patties are the standout star
here. For dessert I recommend the exceptional banana
pudding. Beverages are the usual fare one would expect.
I hope some other forum readers will find this helpful
as it is worth a trip to the Fondren area of Jackson
to this place on the ground floor of a renovated
office building made into shops on the 1st floor
and apartment sized condos on the upper floors.
Its located at the southwest corner of the building
located at the corner of North State Street and
Duling Avenue just north of the huge University
of Mississippi Medical Center, at the Y intersection
just north of the centerat the crest of a long slow
hill, bear left and Rooster's building is at the
very next full intersection on the right or east side of
the street.
 
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    MilwFoodlovers

    • Total Posts: 3090
    • Joined: 3/31/2001
    • Location: Milwaukee, WI
    RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 6:52 AM (permalink)
    Wow, I couldn't have read a better review if I'd have worked there!
     
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      Oneiron339

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      • Location: Marietta, GA
      RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 7:19 AM (permalink)
      I still like Stamp's Superburger in Jackson. Rooster's will need more feedback by "regular" posters before I go there.
       
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        johnsuber

        • Total Posts: 12
        • Joined: 7/5/2006
        • Location: Jackson, MS
        RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 1:24 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Oneiron339

        I still like Stamp's Superburger in Jackson. Rooster's will need more feedback by "regular" posters before I go there.


        Well being a lifelong foodie who only just this week discovered the
        roadfood site, there is no way I can qualify as a "regular" since this
        was my 1st post. I like Stamps as well but its in a dicey neighborhood
        that has seen numerous violent carjackings and shootings in recent
        weeks and I won't go there without being among a group, preferably
        with an armed escort.
         
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          johnsuber

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          • Joined: 7/5/2006
          • Location: Jackson, MS
          RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 1:29 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

          Wow, I couldn't have read a better review if I'd have worked there!


          Thanks, I've read so many reviews online and in the magazines of the
          food world that I suppose I've absorbed a lot of the traits of how I
          like to see them described that I've used them. And to any curious
          other readers here, I am NOT related to, nor a secretly paid shill for
          the family that owns and operates Roosters although I do know them
          and have for years. I just am genuinely enthusiastic about their food
          and the restaurant.
           
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            mbrookes

            • Total Posts: 1350
            • Joined: 10/8/2004
            • Location: Jackson, MS
            RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 1:36 PM (permalink)
            Do I qualify as a regular poster? Rooster's is very good, and the whole area is full of great little boutiques, antique shops, etc.

            I personally don't care for Stamps. The burgers are so thick that they are totally dried out by the time they're done. The sweet potato chips, however, are very good.

            johnsuber is right about the area around Stamps. Be forewarned.
             
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              Oneiron339

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              • Location: Marietta, GA
              RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Fri, 07/7/06 4:39 PM (permalink)
              Doesn't Stamps have another location in a nicer area? I have only been to the original, but haven't been there for a few years and heard about the new place recently.
               
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                johnsuber

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                • Joined: 7/5/2006
                • Location: Jackson, MS
                RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Sat, 07/8/06 9:51 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Oneiron339

                Doesn't Stamps have another location in a nicer area? I have only been to the original, but haven't been there for a few years and heard about the new place recently.


                I believe that Stamps does indeed have more than one location, neither
                of which anyone sane enough to not be suicidal will go to without some
                serious security precations, especially after dark. Not berating Stamps quality, I happen to agree with one prior poster that their
                burgers are a tad tasteless and dried out, reasonable quaility IMHO,
                but no better again in my opinion than the commonplace run of the mill
                drive thru joint, but again, JMHO.
                 
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                  Oneiron339

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                  • Joined: 2/13/2002
                  • Location: Marietta, GA
                  RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Sun, 07/9/06 10:40 AM (permalink)
                  They must have gone downhill from the last time I was there.
                   
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                    mbrookes

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                    • Location: Jackson, MS
                    RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Mon, 07/10/06 11:49 AM (permalink)
                    The father, who runs one location, and the son, the other location, are now suing each other over the right to use the name "Stamps Superburger". This was in the paper a couple of days after they were featured as a team on Father's Day. Ah, irony.
                     
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                      SassyGritsAL

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                      • Joined: 10/27/2005
                      • Location: Huntsville, AL
                      RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Tue, 07/11/06 11:30 AM (permalink)
                      Is this Roosters a franchise? We have a Roosters here is Huntsville, AL, which I believe is a franchise. I have not eaten there yet, but hope to soon.
                       
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                        johnsuber

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                        • Joined: 7/5/2006
                        • Location: Jackson, MS
                        RE: Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi Thu, 07/13/06 4:34 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by SassyGritsAL

                        Is this Roosters a franchise? We have a Roosters here is Huntsville, AL, which I believe is a franchise. I have not eaten there yet, but hope to soon.


                        As far as I know, Roosters isn't a frnaches although they have been in
                        several locations in the Jackson area over the years, starting out on
                        south Roach street, then to west northside drive in Clinton, then back
                        to the current location on north State Street. Tim Glenn opened it
                        originally and operated it from the 1980s until the most recent move
                        when he and his wife semi retired and turned the restaurant over to
                        their elder son who is running it now just as well as they did, IMO.
                        Along the way there have been two other now defunct locations that
                        could have been considered a form of franchise, one was called Roosters II, on US Hwy51 north in Ridgeland MS, and one under the
                        original name in Paradise Lanes bowling alley on Cooper Road in
                        South Jackson but both of those are now defunct. Both operators were
                        not related to the Glenn family but just licensed the name and the
                        recipes and bought their breads / buns from the same source as the
                        Glenn family did, which they actually subsidized so as to have an
                        exclusive lock on the availabilty of the product. I'll have to ask
                        Tim Glenn about the Huntsville location the next time I'm in the cafe, does my description of the Roosters menu sound like the one in Huntsville?
                         
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