Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kenny Rogers Roasters: Crossover between fast food and casual dining

One of the biggest tasks when going to a mall during the weekends is finding a restaurant that would fit the budget, avoid the long queue and dine comfortably. Jollibee and McDonalds is the choice of the many especially those with kids...I really don't know what kind of spell that red bee and funny clown did to those kids, but it definitely got them begging their parents to eat in that restaurant. My kid was a victim of that contagious Jollibee spell and we argued all day finding a place to eat because he insists that we eat there. I would suggest something and he would drag me outside. 

Since the main mall in SM City gets super crowded every weekends, I decided to go to SM Annex where there was still room left for breathing. The Jollibee there was full so I decided to trick my kid into eating at Kenny Rogers because there were only few people eating at this fast food chain. I remembered how attached he was with huge TVs so I used that to bribe him into eating at Kenny Rogers Roasters. 

I really liked the interiors of the restaurant or should I say fast food chain because you would have to line up to order, but they give you a menu so you can choose before you fall in line. It is like a crossover of a fast food and a casual restaurant. The price is a little too high than Jollibee and McDonalds, but for me to be able to order and dine comfortably is what matters most. They don't have service charge unlike other fine dining restaurants or even family restaurants like Pizza Hut or Shakey's which is great because you only pay for what you order and not get surprised getting a huge bill after meals. I ordered a meal that consists of chicken, spaghetti and muffins which I shared with my kid because I was not that hungry.
The spaghetti was good (it reminded me of the spaghetti served at Yum-Yum Tree in Rustan's Makati when I was a kid), the muffin was good and the chicken was also delicious but it was too little! 
My mom ordered 3 side dishes worth around P120 which is fine if you are on a diet or just wanted a light meal. My kid ate the mashed potato and I tasted it which is just alright. I suggest that you order their family meal if you are groups of  4 or 5 to fully satisfy your tummy. 
Just when we were about to leave, my kid discovered a new area in Kenny Rogers Roasters where he wanted to chill. Too bad we have to go...well, there is always a next time. For those who want to check out the menu of Kenny Rogers or would want to order online, here is their link:
Kenny Rogers Philippines

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  1. We also love eating at Kenny Rogers. The chicken and ribs are our favorite plus there are lots of choices in side dishes.

  2. everything in kenny rogers is good! my kids love eating there so i dont have any problem convincing them unlike your kid..hahaha :)