I have to make a confession, I have never watched Forest Gump. I have seen bits and pieces when flipping channels on the television but that is about it.
What I knew was Forest had leg braces and he ran and ran until they fell off. I also knew that Forest fathered a child.
You might then be wondering why I would choose to eat at BUBBA GUMP. Bubba Gump is part of the Landry Select Club family. If you recall from my post about the Rainforest Cafe, being a member has it’s perks!
We just got off a cruise and we were hungry and tired. We didn’t want to wait an hour for pizza or forty-five minutes for burgers. While I didn’t have my Landry’s card with me, I was able to log into their website and access my account information. The people in front of us were told it was a forty-five minute wait. I showed the young man my phone and asked him how long the wait was. He told me it would be just a moment. We were then rapidly whisked away to the dining area and seated immediately.
The Landry Select Club has over 500 locations in 35 states. I am going to point out again, that the one time $25.00 membership fee is immediately returned as a $25.00 reward certificate. So while some people feel they are PAYING to be members, you are really just prepaying part of your first meal.
The view was incredible.
We watched the Bay Bridge Light show while we ate.
Our server, Joel was so much fun. He humored me with a blinking glass for my beverage.
Another playful thing they do is how you summon your server. Your table has license plates that say RUN FOREST RUN and STOP FOREST STOP. When you put up the Red STOP FOREST STOP, any employee passing you is supposed to stop. They are pretty good at executing this!
Joel stopped in from time to time to ask trivia questions. No Prizes =( I expected Bart to do good because he loves Forest Gump. I wasn’t surprised by my lack of knowledge. Joel always had a smile and he was super friendly. Did you know Forest played Table Tennis? Ummm how could I not guess that while holding the ping pong paddle menu?
We both decided to have burgers. I had a BBQ Cheeseburger with Frizzled Onions. Bart had a Cheeseburger. They both came with fries.
Bubba Gump doesn’t play around, the burgers are 1/2 pound! We both ordered ours medium well and they were perfect! So juicy! So tasty. The fries really surprised me. I have gone to one too many places that serves fried fish dishes where the taste carries over to the french fries. Not at Bubba Gump! I was really impressed.
Some of the people nearby had dishes that came out in silver pots, and silver buckets. It looked like some of the kids meals were even served in boats!
Did I mention Blinky Glasses? Well there is a little do hickey on the bottom that also makes a Bubba Gump logo. I am going to have fun with my glass for a really long time.
And finally, there was this adorable Bubba Gump gift shop. I think they know who the next president should be!