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#41 boosti

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Posted July 31 2017 - 08:37 AM

No, I would definately say emphatically that they suck. I went, very dissapointed, my daughter and a bunch of friends went, because they heard great things about the place, and everyone in a 7 person group said the same thing..dissapointing. My sister and her daughter went last week...called me to tell me how crappy the food was...I think the people raving about this place are riding the nostalgia train, nothing more.

The place is a Gold Mine, I like to think you had a an off day. Like I said before, any business, can and will have an off day. It's expected.
If you own a business it's expected not every customer will leave happy.

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Posted July 31 2017 - 08:59 AM

Regarding All American Burger, I think expectations can greatly influence one's perception of it.  If you have heard lots of hype and expect gourmet burgers, you will be disappointed.  But, if you expect fast food, a step above McDonald's and Burger King, you will probably be pleased. 

 

The burgers are not as good as higher priced burger joints like Five Guys or Shake Shack, but they are better than typical fast food and not too expensive and the service is fast. 


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Posted July 31 2017 - 11:52 AM

and the fries !  OMG the fries !!



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Posted July 31 2017 - 01:24 PM

Regarding All American Burger, I think expectations can greatly influence one's perception of it.  If you have heard lots of hype and expect gourmet burgers, you will be disappointed.  But, if you expect fast food, a step above McDonald's and Burger King, you will probably be pleased. 
 
The burgers are not as good as higher priced burger joints like Five Guys or Shake Shack, but they are better than typical fast food and not too expensive and the service is fast.

I wouldn't compare All American to Black Label in Westbury which is a step above fast food. I would choose All American over McDonald's or Burger King.
People who have high expectations of a fast food restaurant for having good food are not the typical customers who eat out very much.
On Mother's Day you have folks who go out once a year to eat. They have higher expectations of everything being five star.
I eat out all the time. I can say All American is fast service and cheap. I would stop again and recommend them to someone looking for fast food.
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Posted March 08 2018 - 07:21 PM

Always crowded when I go there. Burgers are what one USED to get in a Place like The Bow WOw in Howard Beach , a nice burger. What I like most is the shakes the mix they use has malt in it as I can taste it. But I only go once or so a year. They are simply not cheap, they are average. Another thing I like is I can get a Gabilla Knish there, with a good mustard. Many years ago I did electrical work in Gabilla's Brooklyn Plant they made me try a Knish right there..... now even theirs reheated in an oven is just only so good. I am spoilt. They moved the operation to Copaigue (the real estate in Brooklyn was priceless). 

But as for AA meh ok food resonable shakes, Buy two let one melt in your fridge for the next day.



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Posted March 08 2018 - 07:55 PM

Back to the BURGERS I still prefer White Castle !


All American was close to the worst burger I ever ate. I have no idea what people like about them.

Edited by TJ Ironhorse, March 08 2018 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted March 08 2018 - 09:25 PM

Hey Folks...

  I guess for someone  who did a fair amount of business there  you would think that i would've gotten the name right..  I really liked that place too...  Matter of fact Jose  was always cool to me..  I'm gonna drive by a lot slower the next time...I remember that they were going to have a range inside as well...  guess that idea went up in smoke too..

 

"Chet Chet  he's our man.... if he can't do it" .. and so on down the line..

.Thanks for the replies....

 

Getting approval for the range gave them a big PITA - in the end all the red tape was done - but the 'range' had been stuffed full of "warehouse" stuff from the old shop, and they didn't want to put a full-time guy on doing ebay/GunBroker - which is where all that old stuff would sell.

 

All American was close to the worst burger I ever ate. I have no idea what people like about them.

 

OK.... What fast food burger are you comparing it to that's better?   


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Posted March 08 2018 - 09:30 PM

Getting approval for the range gave them a big PITA - in the end all the red tape was done - but the 'range' had been stuffed full of "warehouse" stuff from the old shop, and they didn't want to put a full-time guy on doing ebay/GunBroker - which is where all that old stuff would sell.


That's not what Angelo said when I saw him a few months ago

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Posted March 09 2018 - 12:44 AM

That's not what Angelo said when I saw him a few months ago

 

Well, that's pretty much what he told me last year... I told him then he needed someone to just be doing Ebay/GunBroker full time (or even part time) to move the stuff...

 

His decision to close - I don't know what brought that on.  I haven't seen him in probably a year now.



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Posted March 09 2018 - 10:12 AM

Getting approval for the range gave them a big PITA - in the end all the red tape was done - but the 'range' had been stuffed full of "warehouse" stuff from the old shop, and they didn't want to put a full-time guy on doing ebay/GunBroker - which is where all that old stuff would sell.



OK.... What fast food burger are you comparing it to that's better?

Pretty much anyone for me. I simply didn't like their burger. Greasy and way too many onions. Reminded me of a big McDonalds burger. To be fair I tried them more than once, figuring perhaps I hit them on a bad day. I did like their shakes.

Edited by TJ Ironhorse, March 09 2018 - 10:15 AM.


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Posted March 09 2018 - 10:21 AM

It appears that this thread is still around!


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Posted March 09 2018 - 11:04 AM

Well, that's pretty much what he told me last year... I told him then he needed someone to just be doing Ebay/GunBroker full time (or even part time) to move the stuff...

His decision to close - I don't know what brought that on. I haven't seen him in probably a year now.


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Posted March 09 2018 - 01:10 PM

Clean out your mailbox

 

Again?  Jeez!   This site has got to have the smallest message allowance!!!!   And I think it's getting smaller too!.... OK, give me 5 minutes....



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Posted March 09 2018 - 07:29 PM

I just  dont like it when a Brick n Mortar  goes out of business 



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Posted March 10 2018 - 09:54 AM

Few will miss that one though.   The alleged salespeople, chatting on and on with their friends, would look at you as if you spit in their hair.   Archery guy seemed OK.



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Posted March 10 2018 - 11:15 AM

When Edelmans closed, American Outdoors was busy. The location was convenient for many customers who traveled from the city area. The weekend before opening day Deer hunting season was always packed.
From 2007-2017 people who owned a Firearms business made a very nice living.
From what I heard it was a family member who was running the business. Poor customer service was primarily the reason it closed. It's a lesson for any smart business person, never let a family member run a small business.

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Posted March 10 2018 - 11:29 AM

I was last in the dump in 2004 or so when I took bow hunters safety there.  When I found out the course was there, I tried to find another location, based on what I knew of the place from a few years earlier.



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Posted March 10 2018 - 11:32 AM

This is a great thread. If you want to talk burgers, you can and if you want to talk sporting goods stores, no problem.

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Posted March 10 2018 - 12:27 PM

I have to admit  that their Customer service wasn't  stellar..  I remember ordering  2 shotguns there and taking forever  to surface.  I finally  cancelled one  when the other came in.. I think they knew it was never  going to arrive...I

remember when  back in the day when they were  busy..  I only remember Jose,  the guy  with the ponytail and there was a kindly older soft spoken guy there too..   Nothing personal  against them.. mind you..   Went there  with a GF  once...as

i remember...  THAT always got you prompt and often courteous  attention..

 

Loved Edelmans too...  could get lost in that place..  spent a lotta money there... and how...



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Posted March 10 2018 - 12:38 PM

When Edelmans closed, American Outdoors was busy. The location was convenient for many customers who traveled from the city area. The weekend before opening day Deer hunting season was always packed.
From 2007-2017 people who owned a Firearms business made a very nice living.
From what I heard it was a family member who was running the business. Poor customer service was primarily the reason it closed. It's a lesson for any smart business person, never let a family member run a small business.


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