For quite awhile I’ve been infatuated with Route 66. There’s something about the entire mythos of that concrete paved road that for one reason or another just calls to me. Unfortunately… my great road trips have to wait a little while… but I continue to try and get my Route 66 fix whenever possible.
This includes when I visit Johnny Rockets. I have a thing for their Route 66 burger… with it’s sweetly grilled onions, grilled hearty mushrooms, succulent swiss cheese, and delicious mayonnaise.
My love affair with that burger started at the Johnny Rockets on Austin Street in The Hills, during its grand opening month. For whatever reason, the crowds when they first opened were so big that they installed permanent red rope holders in the cement for the line outside. Yet, driving an ambulance does have some privileges… and being able to phone your order in while your partner finishes his paperwork at the hospital was one of the perks of the job. I really think its the mayonnaise that sent me over the top for this burger. Being a Yankee, we don’t automatically put mayonnaise on our burgers the way the
grease holes grand restaurants of the south do.
I the mayonnaise.
It makes me happy.
Of course the dining experience isn’t just about the food. It’s also about the company. So who else to go to Johnny Rockets but with Poppy! Of course, as awesome a dining companion as she is, Poppy doesn’t like the mushrooms. In fact, what Poppy is eating is a Bacon Cheddar Single minus the ”special sauce” (which is really Thousand Island dressing in disguise) and replaced with the ”red red sauce ®” from the #12. Poppy is all about the customization.
I would also like to add, that we specifically asked what type of burger their Streamliner ® was… and they said it was a 100% Soy Boca ® Burger. As a carnivore I really have no idea what that means… but I just wanted to put it out there.
Yes… I am a total Route 66er.