A Restaurant Review
Arthur Fonzarelli, aka "The Fonz," would give two thumbs up and an "Aaaaay!"to the original Cheeburger,Cheeburger in Auburn, Alabama. The joint looks like a throw back to Arnold's malt shop from the TV show Happy Days. I visited on Auburn University's opening football game day and the place was packed.
The atmospheric jive beats to the tune of oldies, food and frivolity: retro fifties to early sixties aluminum chairs with faux turquoise leather upholstery, Formica topped tables, neon lighting and a soda fountain. Tee shirts, college pennants and memorabilia hang upon the walls.
The menu features 100% Angus beef burgers, including the famous pounder, which is actually 20 ounces. If you finish this monster, your waiter will take your picture to add to the wall of fame. Diners choose from their choice of eight cheeses and a slew of toppings for their size burger or chicken sandwich. Invent your own salad and ice cream dessert the same way- pick the ingredients the way you desire.
And, boy, my milkshake made me feel like I'd found my thrill...on Blueberry Hill.
Children's menu selections are served in cardboard boxes shaped like a 1957 Chevy convertible. Should your youngster down a half pounder, their photo will join the kid's wall of fame. In the sixties that was cool, but in our politically correct culture, I suspect someone will call a halt claiming childhood obesity concerns.
If you feel like a old-fashioned, lip-smacking, juicy- do I daresay slightly greasy, grilled hamburger with fries and a shake- or better yet, with an ice cold beer-- head over to Cheeburger, Cheeburger, now in 59 locations. The place will make your day happy.
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