There days (or nights) when I want something simple to eat, but if the restaurant can make it entertaining for me too…I can love it even more. It makes me wonder why don’t more restaurants get this??? A distinguishing factor can help a restaurant stick out from the sea of options for patrons.
Stacked in Fashion Valley Mall occupies where the UNO Pizzeria used to be many ages ago. This restaurant is a burger, salad, pizza, sandwich joint. What makes this place different than say, a Burger King or Chili’s?…….It’s self-service, to an extent. There are still servers and cooks, however the servers do not take your orders. You put in your own order on your table’s personal tablet:
I know it seems so trivial and some may even find this annoying that they have to put in their own orders. However, for today’s generation and the current technological culture, this is a welcomed addition for restaurant goers. You can check out their website and see what their menu looks like. And since you place your own orders, you can customize it as much or as little as you want. The control is ALL yours!
With that control, I created this sandwich for myself:
What you see before you is CP’s burger: Brioche bun + Angus Burger + Romain Lettuce + Bacon + Onion Straws + BBQ Sauce + Side of Jalapenos (for me).
My sandwich: Whole Wheat Bun + Blackened Grilled Chicken + Romaine Lettuce + Caramelized Onions + Roasted Red Peppers + Sides of Garlic Aioli and Chipotle Mayo.
And to accompany our sandwiches – a combo of half fresh cut fries and housemade chips. Ketchup for CP and ranch for me!
All of this did not come cheap, so don’t expect this restaurant to be your run of the mill place. With each customization, it’ll cost you – yes, even the sauces which does include the ketchup. However, I will say the idea of having a perfectly created sandwich, cooked to our liking to our exact order is empowering. Also, the housemade chips are just ridiculously addicting, but I would recommend that you request for “less salt”.
To wrap up the evening, I ordered a dessert (another “stacked” item): Scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip and snicker doodle cookies. The chocolate chip cookie was a little over baked, but the whole dessert was still delicious because you can’t go wrong with ice cream and cookies!
The second time CP and I went, he ordered a customized pizza and it was good too. Not outstanding, nor best pizza ever. At the end of the day, Stacked is fun and good for a simple (or not so simple if you’re technologically illiterate) meal. I think the novelty factor makes it worthwhile to warrant a visit. Go ahead, stack your own meal!
Stacked (Multiple Locations)
7007 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
This entry was posted on April 16, 2012 by May-chan. It was filed under American, bread, cookies, dessert, ice cream, Review, sandwich and was tagged with American, Burger, chicken, cookie, dessert, ice cream, ice cream sandwich, Review, san diego, Sandwich.