|Attribute: Screen Shot of Kincaid's Website (Go There)|
History: Grocery Turned Burger Joint
This place has an interesting story. To sum it up, this was a small town type grocery store. In the back, at the meat counter, the butcher would grill hamburgers to sell. Local kids would go there at lunch time, and parents followed suit. Eventually, the burger business had a line out down the isles.
Every so often a business that does one primary thing well, but does not really stand out from the competition, will have a choice to make. Do we continue to be average, and get average results? Or do we branch out, do something new, etc? In this case, it became apparent that they were an average grocer, but an outstanding burger place. So they closed the store, and because a fast food joint. They kept a few isles from the store as a memory of their heritage.
Sometimes there are places, like Kincaid's, or Ruth's Chris, or In-n-Out, that tell a story, beyond the product itself. For a native Southern Californian, the experience of an In-n-Out transcends the burger itself. If you visit a Ruth's Chris, ASK the server the history, they were trained to tell it. It's part of the experience. Kincaid's is the same way. Just a need experience, nostalgic.
Now, story aside, the burger is good. Sure, there will be people who had bad experiences in any restaurant, or have personal preferences not aligned with a style... But this is one I really enjoy. You order, they mark off what you want on the bag, and then you sit down at pick-nick tables in the restaurant.
The burger is decent size, texas style, greesy, whatever you want on it, type burger. You can have mayo, ketchup, 1000's mustard, BBQ sauce, whatever. They even have Jalapenos for your spicy folks.
Another interesting feature is the sides choices. The crinkle cut fries, friend okra, deviled eggs, etc.
It's actually a bit expensive. Three Adults, Two Kids, tonight... $43.00. That's not a price I can frequent right now. But it's good food, and a fun novelty experience.
- If you are going to go, be prepared to spend a bit of money, see above.
- It's a self serve place, order at the counter, go find a seat, they call your name when it's ready, served in white paper bags.
- Take a moment to appreciate the nostalgia around you. They have product ads all over from the 50's.
- There's a TV if you want to watch the game.
Life In Fort Worth By Darrell Wolfe
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