According to Scherer's column today, there's now a Mean Gene's burger place open in San Diego.
Can we get a road trip restaurant review, Guru?
Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform, And tell you every detail of Caractacus's uniform; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
Those Mean Gene's outlets (slogan..."The burger that says BITE ME") seem to pop up and then drop out of sight quite a bit. The company that runs that chain is South Dakota-based Orion Food System. They own around fifteen different brands, their most notable easily being Hot Stuff Pizza. They franchise their concepts to operators of gas stations and mall food courts, then distribute the food.
The first one I found was inside a Texaco station in Cheyenne, WY. The guy running it was constantly getting questions from wrestling fans and very wearily would respond "It's a franchise. I don't know anything."
They had promotional materials at the pumps that said "WIN WCW Monday Nitro!" I guess Vince won. Whoda thunk he was a burger eater.
The food WAS decent, but nothing spectacular. Average burger fare, basically. It's been closed for quite awhile now, long before the sale to the WWF.
When I worked at the store in question in Schippe's post, we had to wear our own red shirts. I ONLY HAVE 1 RED SHIRT! I did only work there for 3 hours, but STILL. I wish there was something interesting like crazy politics going on there.