New breakfast items at Johnny Rockets

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I was having breakfast at IHOP the other day, and noticed that their neighbor Johnny Rockets had a few new items on their breakfast menu. The new dishes are available from 6 am to 12 pm, while most of the regular breakfast menu is available all day:

  • Philly steak ‘n eggs.
  • Mexican style.
  • Blueberry Ricotta pancake.

Burger Factory Nuzha

This isn’t a review of Burger Factory Nuzha, it’s just a general post.

My first visit was a smash hit. This place was going to be one of my top fav burger places in Kuwait, up there with Slider Station and Burger Boutique (and the Roma burger from Open Flame Kitchen). My second visit was not as good, because they messed up my takeout order. That’s why I’m just gonna write a few sentences, and leave you with pictures (all of which look orange, due to the restaurant’s lighting).

  • The burgers are cooked smash style.
  • I ordered the Bolt burger; which comes with cheese and a delicious mushroom sauce with tomatoes and lettuce that adds extra juiciness. And comes in a tender potato bun.
  • The meat was perfectly smashed into a thin patty, the sauce tasted amazing, and the bun was so tender. I loved loved loved this burger.
  • My mom ordered the Sliders trio. 3 sliders of their best selling burgers. I’m not sure of the combination, but one might have been a regular cheeseburger, one was definitely with bacon, and the 3rd I can’t even start to guess what it had. She loved them all. (She also loves Open Flame Kitchen, if that helps understand her taste in burgers).
  • I ordered the Chili cheese fries. I liked them better than Johnny Rockets’, because the meat tasted a lot less meaty. The first few bites were heaven, but then I got bored with the meat and started picking the plain fries out. So be warned if you’re like me and don’t like Chili fries much.
  • Mom ordered a Caesar salad. It was pretty average (like only acceptable if you wanted to have something healthy with your burger).
  • My sister and her kids all ordered the Bolt burger, i.e. the same one I had.
  • They also ordered regular fries, which came thick and sprinkled with spices.

We had 3 Bolt burgers, the sliders trio, 2 regular fries, 1 chili cheese fries, 1 salad, and 2-3 soft drinks. The total was less than Kd20. Burger Factory is located in Nuzha co-op, on the back corner beside NBK, where Little Caesar used to be.

Would I go there again? Yes I would, I loved the Bolt burger, and love Burger Factory’s location.It’s the closest fresh burger place near my home. Sadly, my 2nd visit was not as promising, because they basically forgot all the ingredients on my bolt except for the patty. Still, I’m not holding it against them, it was a to-go order and every place makes mistakes.

Five Guys now open in London too

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It looks like Shake Shack wasn’t the only American burger joint to open in London this week.

Five Guys just opened its first ever UK store on America’s Independence Day, Thursday the 4th of July. And just like Shake Shack, Five Guys opened in Covent Garden, specifically on Long Acre, halfway between Leicester Sq. and the historic Covent Garden Piazza.

Five Guys opened this last Thursday, a day before Shake Shack did. Great timing.

Pic credit: taken from FG’s FB and official UK website.

Shake Shack now open in London

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One of my friends, who’s in London right now, informed me that Shake Shack just opened in London’s Covent Garden. It opened yesterday morning in  Covent Garden’s historic Piazza. People were lining up for more than an hour to place an order. I love Shake Shack, and I hated that they didn’t have branches in London or the west coast. Now at least  London is covered.

Though if I was on London, I would most probably be having burgers at Byron (mainly because we’re saturated with Shake Shacks in Kuwait, don’t crave it much when I’m traveling). Byron is a local English chain that opened in 2007, and serves some amazing burgers and fries. They have plenty of branches around central London including soho, Haymarket, and Covent Garden.

I’ve written about Byron before (and posted delicious pictures), you can check it out [here].

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McDonald’s new Soda Float

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Available for a limited time only and comes in three flavors: Cola, orange, and lemon soda.

Price is 500 fils each.

VIP pizza delivery fridge magnet

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A pizza place in Dubai took pizza delivery to a whole new level. You can order your favorite pizza by pressing a button on a fridge magnet.

The technology is run through bluetooth, and will order your pre-set favorite pizza for you, but it’s still a very cool gadget.

McDonald’s new extended breakfast hours

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McDonald’s have extended their breakfast hours to 11.30 am. The extension isn’t much, but it sure gives us more time to enjoy their delicious breakfast.

How to celebrate the national holidays with Sayood and Pizza Hut

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The Halloum McMuffin is Back

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The Halloum Muffin was a new breakfast sandwich introduced by McDonald’s 2 years ago. It was delicious and light, and I missed it a lot when they stopped serving it last year. They then introduced a halloum Chibata sandwich a few months back, but it wasn’t as tasty as the original Halloum Muffin.

McDonald’s decided to bring the Halloum Muffin back again (well not technically a muffin, it’s still served on chibata bread), this time with olive tapenade. I haven’t tried it yet, though I was this close to ordering a McDo breakfast this morning. If I had known about the new Halloum sandwich, I would’ve definitely went to McDo myself to try it out.

I’m not having very high expectations, but I do wish it’s better than the old chibata one. This sandwich is on my to do list for tomorrow.

BTW, it seems that McDonald’s have extended their breakfast hours till 11.30.

My horrible experience at In-N-Out

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I’m in California right now, which means that I have to eat at In-N-Out. You can’t skip on their burgers if you’re down here. However, our experience today was lack luster and shocking.

The burgers and fries were horrible and almost disgusting. It’s easy to say that something was extremely wrong, because the food we had would make you run the other way and turn you into a vegetarian. The burger was awful, salty and oily with a hard crusted bun. The fries were carton like, both looks wise and taste wise. The only plus in this whole mess was the semi delicious chocolate milkshake, which strongly reminded me of McDonald’s old shakes.

All in all, it was a shockingly horrible experience. I’m just glad the place was cheap, and lunch didn’t cost me much ($18 for 2 burgers, fries snf soft drinks; and 1 milkshake).