Reader: Bad Daddy's meets every requirement for a typical, bland burger chain

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Lori Midson
Bad Daddy's has a icense to make big burgers.
Colorado's first Bad Daddy's Burger Bar opened Monday in Cherry Creek, in the former home of Tony P's. The chain was founded by Frank Scibelli, who opened the company's first Bad Daddy's in North Carolina in 2007; this location is a partnership between Scibelli and Boyd Hoback, the president and CEO of Denver-based Good Times. "We were looking for another growth concept -- we looked at dozens around the country -- and we really liked what we saw in Bad Daddy's, in particular that it's a chef-driven restaurant," Hoback told Lori Midson. "It has management that wanted to stay involved, and because of its past success, we believe it has the ability to do a lot of sales."

See also: First look at Bad Daddy's Burger, turning out mammoth burgers in Cherry Creek

But is that a good thing? Says WillieStortz:

It looks like they have it all: old movie posters on the wall, random license plates, distressed wood behind the bar, wacky crazy burger choices and the ultra trendy garage door.

Yep, they have hit every requirement for the typical, bland, boring, burger chain, sports bar.

But then, Bad Daddy's also has big burgers like this:
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Lori Midson
If the burger is good, do the surroundings really matter? How do you think Bad Daddy's will do in Cherry Creek?



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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

240 Milwaukee St., Denver, CO

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13 comments
barrfly2
barrfly2

Maybe you two should just go on a date at the burger joint? Then discuss amongst yourselves? Hell I will even buy you both a beer You already act like you've been married for years......or maybe your day jobs are that boring? Really? It's just an opinion and it's just another burger joint. We aren't saving lives here. You guys are probably a match made in heaven.

@mont @donkey

tropicalchrome1
tropicalchrome1

I looked at the picture of that burger and the only thought that crossed my mind was "Where's the beef?" It took me a minute to see there actually was a burger somewhere in there among the toppings and bottomings.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

Willie missed one important fact: has he been there and eaten the food? I can hate a restaurant all I want based on photos or descriptions from other people, but I wouldn't consider my opinion valid if I hadn't actually eaten anything there.

barrfly2
barrfly2

Both of you for a beer is the deal! With my luck you probably already know each other and live together. Lol. But both is the deal.

Jon_S
Jon_S

@tropicalchrome1  I agree, and that burger looks awful. The raw onion slices, which already don't belong on a burger, are almost as thick as that sad-ass beef patty. If you try to take a bite out of that thing, you'll get a mouth full of mealy out-of season-tomato, pungent and vile raw onion, dry bun and some fried garbage. Maybe every 3rd bite would contain some beef.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mantonat  " I can hate a restaurant all I want based on photos or descriptions from other people, but I wouldn't consider my opinion valid if I hadn't actually eaten anything there."


So Lori Midson's entire raison d'être is superfluous, as are the photos and descriptions of restaurants reviewed by Gretchen Kurtz and every other restaurant reviewer.


Noted.

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  You'll have to trace the logical leap you just made, since my brain doesn't work the same way as yours. I'm pretty sure Lori ate at the burger place in question, at least according to the original article. I'm also pretty sure Gretchen also eats at all the restaurants she reviews. But again, I'm not privy to the inner workings of your brain, so I really don't get your point.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Mantonat 

Donkey Hotay  --  You now know why I quit reading Gretchen Kurtz's and Mark Antonation's so-called "reviews".

Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Mantonat  I think I made myself clear - there's no need to attempt to twist my words to fit your argument. The opinions of trusted professionals are perfectly valid. Basing your own opinions on theirs without any first-hand experience of your own is not valid.


Who you place your trust in is entirely up to you, based on your knowledge and experience vs. theirs.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mantonat "I value the opinions of writers who have gained my trust,"


@Mantonat "But giving an opinion based on that [critic's opinion] isn't worth very much."


So the opinions of professional opinionators like Midson and Kurtz aren't "worth very much" ?







Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Mantonat  You're absolutely right, if and only if you're the kind of person who bases your opinions on the opinions of others. I value the opinions of writers who have gained my trust, but that's entirely different than actually forming an opinion based on something of which I have no first-hand experience. Do I think the whole reclaimed/beetle-kill pine interior decor thing has gotten a little silly in Denver restaurants? Sure. Would it prevent me from trying a new restaurant? No.


Willie may have had previous negative experiences with reataurants featuring "movie posters on the wall, random license plates, distressed wood behind the bar, wacky crazy burger choices and the ultra trendy garage door," which have shaped his attitude toward a new place featuring these things, but if the food is good, it's good, and all that other stuff is just superfluous.


I recently ate at a burger bar in Austin called Hopdoddy. Stupid name, chain restaurant, line out the door during the busier part of dinner, trendy decor, customers with curly mustaches and funny hats. But a trusted source recommended the place, so I went, and ended up eating one of the best burgers I've ever had.


Restaurant critics and other professional opinionators aren't their to guide your opinions. They are there to help guide your actions. If you don't want to go to a restaurant because you trust someone's opinion, then that's a perfectly logical action. But giving an opinion based on that isn't worth very much.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Mantonat ... your premise: "I can HATE a restaurant all I want based on photos or descriptions from other people, but I wouldn't consider my opinion valid if I hadn't actually eaten anything there."


and the converse "I can LIKE a restaurant all I want based on photos or descriptions from other people, but I wouldn't consider my opinion valid if I hadn't actually eaten anything there."


So, regardless of the photos and descriptions from Midson and Kurtz, and whether they like or dislike any particular restaurant or food, it's all irrelevant unless the reader actually eats there themselves, under your assertion.


Rendering restaurant reviews superfluous, since you'll always have to "eat there yourself" to verify or disprove the critic's photos and descriptions.

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