Cheeseburger in Paradise

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  1. beachmouse

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    Has a sign up in the construction area next to the Carrabba's construction area at Silver Sands Mall.

    Are they any good?
     
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    I pesonally havn't been to the one we have in town. Can't seem to go to a chain after experiencing the original on Maui---ummmm macadamia nut pancakes. But, what I have heard it that is a good burger, but overpriced, there is a bar area as well.
     
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    just noticed, ours is next to carrrabas as well--- they must market together like cvs and walgreens.
     
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    So is the chain related to the Maui Cheeseburger?:sosad: I hope not- that place was an original and should never be copied.
     
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    It's apparently a part of the Outback family along with Carrabba's and Bonefish Grill
     
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    We love Cheeseburger in Paradise. It's our little version of getting away to the tropics. Y'all are already there so you may have a different prospective. Great burgers, sandwiches and fries. I love the starboard salad. They have an extensive tropical drink menu. I think the prices are really reasonable. Not much more than Applebees, Chilis, places like that.
     
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    No, not the same. Not sure if they still have the same name, heard there was a Jimmy Buffet conflict. It has been three years since there---but what a treat.
     
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    Well, oddly enough, this is where I had dinner tonight. I like the place and agree with OL that the prices are reasonable. Especially the drink prices - lots of frozen layered specialty drinks and I think they charge about $5.50. Yes, it's an overly commercial chain but the food & atmosphere are fun - pretty much the best thing that ever happened to downtown Des Plaines, IL!

    An excerpt from their website (www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com):

    Concept:
    Jimmy Buffett's famous song comes to life at Cheeseburger In Paradise as guests wave goodbye to the real world and escape to paradise.

    Founded:
    Cheeseburger In Paradise is owned by OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. (NYSE:OSI) by license from Jimmy Buffett.

    Cuisine:
    Beyond the famed traditional signature cheeseburger, the restaurant features an assorted cuisine that includes traditional American favorites, fresh fish dishes, house specialties prepared with Caribbean flair, and New Orleans-inspired creations. Island fare and beach bar favorites include an incredible fish sandwich, and a Caribbean-flavored jerk chicken wrap. Fun food choices include mini-cheeseburgers, onion six strings and chocolate nachos.
     
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    When we were in Asheville this winter we happened upon a Cheeseburger in Paradise and had a great meal with the kids. I had a salad that was excellent. It was fun, good food and reasonable.
     
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    I can't believe this - I had dinner there Friday night as well with a friend from Mt Prospect. Love the mini cheeseburgers. We were at a booth in the bar from about 7-10.
     
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    Wow, what a small world!
     
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    I hate to say this, but if it weren't for SYSCO, half the restaurants in the country would close up.

    Not complaining, just commenting.:blush:
     
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    If you are talking about their cheap condiments, bulk supplies, etc, I agree. But it just sticks in my craw that so many people are eating junk prepared at some point in the remote past, and paying for a product as if it were freshly prepared. Let the buyer beware!:yikes:
     
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    Skunky, It would amaze people to find out how much stuff they prepare in assembly line kitchens, store by freezing, sealing whatever and then the various food service places re-heat the stuff and sell it as made on site. While this tactic may be acceptable for mass food service such as chools, hospitals, etc. I find it sickening to know that "restaurants" do this.

    I have a friend that is a "Chef" for them and that is what he does all day long.

    Check out the SYSCO web site.:yikes:
     
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    Small world, indeed! Beachlover, you must have been 10 feet away from me and I never knew it. I was at a table off to the side of the bar and I kept having to get up and shut the door to the patio which kept getting stuck open. I was on a blind date and at one point in time, one of my girlfriends from work came in and pretended she and her boyfriend just happened to stop in - "what a coincidence that you are here!!!!!!." It was too funny. I had mentioned to her that I was meeting him there and she wanted to make sure he wasn't an ax murderer!
     
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    I;ve eaten at that one in Asheville, too, and thought the sweet tater fries and Cuban Sandwich were great, as was service. With all of the daquiri and beach feel, that restaurant seems a bit out of place in Asheville.
     
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    It's out of place for Des Plaines, too, but I think that's why I like it.
     
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    I ate at the one in Vegas. I remember liking the fries a lot, maybe even more than my cheeseburger. There were plenty of choices on the menu.
     

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