Saturday, December 13, 2014

No Burger For You

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burgers, Ann Arbor's favorite hamburger joint, was closed for a year when the University of Michigan took over the land, but it's since reopened downtown.  Good thing, as its become a national landmark, featured on shows Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives, Man vs Food and Food Paradise.

The food is as good as ever, but there's one thing that gives me pause--the strict rules.  According to photos I've received (which I can't show here, alas), these rules are now listed on the wall, and woe to those who don't follow.

Here's what one sign says:

HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN:
LISTEN TO THE QUESTIONS
ANSWER JUST THE QUESTION
HOW TO ORDER A BLIMPYBURGER
- # OF PATTIES (THERE ARE 10 TO A LB.)
- WHAT KIND OF BUN
  REGULAR (INCLUDED) ONION, KAISER OR PUMPERNICKEL EXTRA
- ANY GRILLED ITEMS
BACON, EGGS, ONIONS, MUSHROOMS, SALAMI, PEPPERS
CHEESE AND CONDIMENT CHOICES WILL COME LATER!!!!!!
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND
AND (sic) PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESS
ENJOY YOUR BLIMPY

Next there's a sign that says:

PLEASE NOTE:
IT IS EXTREMELY
HELPFULL (sic) TO GET YOUR
ORDER CORRECT IF
EVERYONE IN YOUR
PARTY IS IN LINE AND
ORDERS THEIR OWN MEAL
(MEDICAL, ETC EXCEPTIONS ARE OK.)
DINING IN - GET A
TRAY FOR EVERYONE
TAKE OUT - DON'T
HAVE A TRAY SO WE'LL
KNOW TO WRAP YOUR
ORDER
THANK YOU!

Then one more warning:

PLEASE NO CELL PHONES
IN LINE THANK YOU!

The place is extremely busy, especially around lunch, so I understand some rules to make things flow, but really, this is taking a charming eccentricity and turning it into a fetish.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

burger nazis

4:03 AM, December 13, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Not Nazis, just lawyers. Listen to the question. Answer only the question.

9:12 AM, December 13, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no soup for you

10:33 AM, December 13, 2014  

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