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Johnny Rockets: Unli Bucket

Johnny Rockets: Unli Bucket

The biggest game changer in the telecommunications industry here in the Philippines has been the unlimited buckets.  I mean it single-handledly fucked up plans for any major player at one point.  I should know.  I used to work for two of them1  So why is this analogy relevant?  Because of Johnny Rockets!

Johnny Rockets is this relatively new2 fast food-type3 burger joint.  They have around 3 branches all-over the Metro and it’s really an American product.  From the restaurant theme to the food they serve, it’s really an American-grown franchise.  Although, I did hear that Johnny Rockets in the US is not as big as let’s say McDonald’s4.

American theme… Jukebox and all

So back to the telco thing.  What’s really the gimmick of Johnny Rockets is their unlimited fries5.  Almost all of their burgers and other sandwiches come with unlimited fries.  Not that they’re THAT good, but they just keep ‘em coming.  Theirs taste more like Chili’s than Charlie’s, but I really can’t complain.  There are reviews that they take really long to serve you fries, and I’d have to say during my one and only visit, I got a taste of both sides of the argument.  Some instances they bring ‘em out really fast, other times it does take a while.  Not too many people in the restaurant at the time, but I’d give them the benefit of the doubt of needing to cook the fries.

Unlimited fries with some ketchup smiley face gimmick

I got a Rocket Single Burger.  According to the menu, it’s a single patty with cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, a slice of onion, and a special “Rocket Single” sauce.  Well suffice to say, the sauce tasted eerily similar to Mayonnaise and that the burger was too … What ‘s the word here? … Pepper-y.  I mean, I LOVE pepper, but sometimes it’s just too much that it overpowered the entire burger.  And for P345, I better be tastin’ some really good beef!

Rocket Single Burger (P345.00 or $7.65)

One thing that looked REALLY good in the menu was their Philly Cheese Steak.  Unfortunately, the menu photos looked better than the actual sandwich, but I mean, it wasn’t THAT bad.  Again, they really have to do something about over-seasoning the beef!  It’s almost as expensive as Charlie’s, but it’s not as good.

Philly Cheese Steak (P395.00 or $8.75)

And because we wanted to try different items out, we ordered Mini Chili Cheese Dogs, which comes with 3 small hotdog sandwiches with all-meat chili, shredded cheddar, and onions.  Not bad.  Liked the chili, tasted like Charlie’s.  OK, I’ve been comparing this to Charlie’s too much, but what can I do? I’m Chinese and apparently, we love to compare.

Mini Chili Cheese Dogs (P295.00 or $6.55)

Overall, I pretty much hated it and I probably won’t be going back, not even for the unlimited fries.  Service was good even though it was a bit overboard, which I can’t fault them for.  Plus, they do all that singing and dancing and whatnot that I really just can’t stand, but I which I can’t really fault them again.  That’s their gimmick so what can I do?  The unli fries thing is OK, but you really can’t eat that much starch!  Much like you really can’t send that much messages in a day, right? *wink* *wink*

address-overlay Level 2, Space No. 2355, Robinson’s Galleria Veranda, Robinsons Mall, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Metro Manila

phone-overlay (02) 477-6499 / (02) 477-6501

web-overlay http://www.johnnyrockets.com.ph

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email-overlay feedback@johnnyrockets.com.ph

he biggest game changer in the telecommunications industry here in the Philippines has been the unlimited buckets.  I mean it single-handledly fucked up plans for any major player at one point.  I should know.  I used to work for two of them  So why is this analogy relevant?  Because of Johnny Rockets! Johnny Rockets is …

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Summary : Shitty gimmick, shitty burgers.

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Lester likes red meat, white meat, and is allergic to vegetables. He thinks PETA is for pussies, and his favorite basketball player is Robert Jaworski.

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