Thursday, March 29, 2012

Take your kids to Fritz's

Fritz's railroad restaurant is the place to go for kids.  We visited one in the Crown Center mall, in Kansas City.  It was started in 1954 when Fritz returned from the Navy, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and started to make hamburgers the way his father used to make.  Fritz was a bit of an inventor at heart and after he opened his first restaurant, he thought of a way to deliver the food to people dining at his restaurant.  He called it the "Skat Kat" but the name never held as it appealed to people as a train.  Fritz didn't really like the train idea and tried to downplay it but eventually went along with it.  With so many people liking the train concept, he started to market and sell hats and gifts involving trains and his restaurant.

Now, the restaurant we went to at this mall, had a track attacked high on the wall, near the ceiling, which covered the whole restaurant.  The way this place works, is that you order your food, on a phone at your seat, and then the drinks are delivered to you via a server.  The food is brought to you by a train.

The food here is just like any other good diner you can go to.  I'd say it is comparable to a good Steak n Shake or Red Robin.  I give the food a 3 out of 5, but the fun for the kids, that Scat Kat gets a 5 out of 5 for me.

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