Wally's burger Cates Park.
The only reason that Wally's burger in Cates Park will still be in business one years from now is that they have a monopoly on the location. You could call it “Give us your money and we'll give you some burger like substance and you will like it Burger”
I went to Wally's burger Kingsway many years ago hearing from a friend that it's the place to go on a Saturday night. OK I”ll try it. Yuck! So what made me think that the concession stand at Cates park serving Wally's burgers would be any different? Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid. And worse yet I took a friend! I'm sooooo sorry!
As we parked we smelt some wonderful flavorful charcoal BBQ coming from the concession stand area and thought that this must be what we will soon be tasting. We were sooooo wrong.
What we got was one step above prison food. So I hear. The burgers are made out of steakettes with no flavour, no juices and texture akin to shoe leather. The bun had a stale frozen flavour to it and it was still cold from just coming out of the freezer not long before. I guess they see no reason to try to mitigate this stale texture and flavour. They have monopoly after all. This was a Wally deluxe burger that was suppose to have lettuce and tomato and onions on it. I'm glad the sign board told me this as they must be using a Ginsu knife to slice the tomato and lettuce as I could not tell when I was eating it that there was any tomato and lettuce at all. And the only reason that I knew there were onions on the burger was that they were falling onto my lap. All three chips of onion.
The hot dog that my friend had was no better. You see them putting frozen wieners onto one of those 7-11 rotating hot dog cookers to thaw out. And when ordered one they place it onto the flat grill and slit them to place the plastic cheese inside. One bite and she knew she made a mistake . I tried it and she was right. What a waste of food to treat it this way.
And in the end it took 20 minutes to get our food! I should have paid the guy with the charcoal grill 20 feet from Wally's 10 bucks for what looked like and definitely smelt like wonderful burgers. Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid!
Here are a couple of suggestions that will help out any owner of a concession stand.
Since you are dealing with most likely non-regular customers it's best to have a sign up directing people to the order and pick-up windows. And if you are in a park you could have a charcoal grill with fresh meat and grilled onions warmed buns and all at a reasonable price. Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid.