Now I know why I don’t like Johnny Rockets, Daft Punk Continues To Rule
About a year or so ago a new shopping complex opened up in East Lansing called Eastwood. Thankfully it didn’t go for the usual mall structure and is an open-air shopping center with a lot of cool stores that you can’t find anywhere else in town (without driving to Detroit, I guess).
Anyway, I was reading this article at the Miami New Times web site and noticed that Johnny Rockets now occupies the land (formerly an apartment complex) where Brian De Palma shot the infamous chainsaw scene in Scarface.
Johnny Rockets just creeps me out. Personally, I find it to be the embodiment of everything wrong with a lot of modern restaurants. To put their apparent philosophy simply: It’s not about the food, it’s about what the idiots around you are doing. They’ve spent so much time focusing on the ambience (if you can call it that) of the place that their food has just gone to crap. Normally I wouldn’t form an opinion like this of a place I’ve never actually been in, but literally everyone I’ve talked to who has eaten there says it’s terrible. Just walking by the place while shopping is enough to make me glad I’m not inside those doors.
The whole staff dresses in white and wears little paper hats. Once an hour or so the whole staff does the “let’s sing and dance” number, but unlike Ed Debevic’s they look like there’s someone in the kitchen waiting for them with a cat o’ nine tails if they aren’t selling the performance just right.
On a side note, I’ve spent the last couple days listening to Daft Punk’s new album Human After All and it’s awesome. If you’re a Daft fan and you enjoyed Discovery you will definitely get down with this robot-infused funk feast.
May your day be full of candy and joy and may your evenings be cool and comfortable! (not sure where that came from exactly)