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9.26.2007

Death To The Salad Wagon?


What's this about the Decatur K-Bobs closing its doors for good on Sunday? Could this rumor be true? Are we about to be deprived of chicken fried steak with french fries and gravy?

We've got a Red Alert.

Developing . . . . .

36 comments:

Gleemonex said...

Oh dear.

And only 16 years after the Band-Aid Incident -- when I was hostessing there as a teen, we were kept busy during slow times with things like cleaning the bathroom (sans gloves) and neatening the laminated sheet that was marked with grease-pencil X's for which tables were occupied, etc., and of course, tidying the salad wagon. Once, I found a used band-aid in the giant vat o' iceberg lettuce; I wanted to dump the whole thing and start fresh with a clean bowl, and I suspect the health department would have agreed with me, but the Hostess Boss made me extract the band-aid and say no more.

Also, FYI -- cops get 50% off their bill, never ever tip, and consider your teenage ass their reading material for the duration of their visit ... ugh.

Anonymous said...

Please let it be true I hate that white trash grease pit!

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing yesterday. :(( Clam chowder, combination nachos. What are we to do!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:42 I'm a cop,been there many times over the years and never got a discount and I still tipped.

Anonymous said...

this can not be true! i love that place

Anonymous said...

One of the current employees of KBob's said they were told on Monday that they are closing Sunday.

Anonymous said...

That place needs to close. I refused to go back ever again after my last visit. It took forever to get waited on.While waiting on our food we noticed roaches crawling on the wall next to the table. The food has gotten horrible over the last couple of years.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the very few KBobs that were still open. Most of them closed years ago.

Anonymous said...

FYI I don't think ever cop looks at the teenage ass there for reading material! Also I've never gotten 50% off my bill.

Anonymous said...

Great now my cholesterol will be going down.

Anonymous said...

Good Riddance. That place was nasty. Maybe the Golden Wok is next.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!

I worked in a resturant also, and if you only knew the things that happen to the food--people would never eat out again!!!!

Sh*t happens!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, Sunday is their last day! Not renewing the lease after 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Places that need to be shut down:

Burger King-that place is nasty and never let your kids play there!!

Actually, thats all I can come up with right at this moment-Will think on it-I dont eat out tooo much!?!

Anonymous said...

1:11 ... you lost me after "while waiting for our food we noticed roaches on the wall". If there are roaches on the f-ing wall, what do you think the kitchen looks like?

Annie Jokely said...

20+ years. Damn. How many employees have fallen into a vat of grease at THAT place over the years?

Anonymous said...

You know,I can't explain it but that place always bugged me.

Anonymous said...

I too am a police officer... What do you mean, "and I still tipped"? I hope you would idiot. You must be a WC Deputy. You should always expect to pay full price and tip. If they cut your bill, "nice", but do not expect it...

Anonymous said...

That menu made me hungry!

Now Barry, if you were on death row and got your request for a last meal, surely you wouldn't ask for nutrisystem or a bland salad with low fat dressing.....

:-)

Anonymous said...

2:54 First of all,my tying the fact of not getting a discount and "Still Tipping" was poor sentence structure and not meant to infur that if I don't get a discount you don't get a tip.

I don't ever expect anything although merchants who show their appreciation for what we do for the community in the form of a discount is always appreciated but never expected.

Lastly, you sir are a disgrace to the uniform if you in fact wear one at all which I seriously doubt.

You come on here,read a few words,call a fellow officer an idiot and further disrespect me as well as my department for working in Wise County because you misunderstood what you read?

You make me sick pal.

Good Day

Anonymous said...

most of the local cops are use to eating crap anyway.
where is the Starlite when you need a free meal.

Anonymous said...

4:23 p.m. even the Starlite (later 1989-1990 Chisholm Steakhouse gave officer free meals). K-Bobs never did either, even after saving the restaurant from burning down in 1994. That is a gratitiude of owners and operators that appreciate when the police is there to catch their robbers, thiefs and unlock patron's vehicle. Not one officer expects it, but it does occur as long as it is not ABUSED.
Every restaurant has roaches and other insects, your on house does too. U don't see all of them because they come out when u are sleeping or not home. On alarm calls or open doors on the real shift (deep nights) I lit up Armondo's, Raymond's (now Sean's), McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box, Subways, and all others. U would understand why these owners pay dearly for insect and rodent problems when u see them scatter after midnight. MISS THE K-BOB'S.

Anonymous said...

HAHA....
has anyone else watched the intro on the Kbobs website??
It's so bad I thought it was a joke.
"MMM Steak!"

Anonymous said...

of course it's closing. cracker barrel is coming!

Anonymous said...

i a glad that are leaving chicken fried steaks was not all that great . yesterday's texas has the best steaks there and better looking wait staff

Anonymous said...

8:05pm, How do you know that we are getting a Cracker Barrel? That's all we need is another place for a redneck round-up. Is this another rumor like the new movie theater in Chico a few years back? Or the Wendys, HEB, 84 Lumber, Albertsons, CVS, Walgreens or Target. When their doors open, then and only then will I believe it.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Cracker Barrel only builds on Interstates. Not sure but someohting to check into. I had also heard on e was comming but then it was told to me that they only will build on Interstates and US 287 is not an Interstate.

Anonymous said...

cracker barrel is not a redneck hangout .... its a senior citizen eatry.

you need to get out more 10:24

Anonymous said...

Barry scooped the Messenger--they didn't report this until Thursday morning's Update!! Hooray for Barry!

Anonymous said...

Not all are on interstates. Arlington, corpus, Lubbock, Sherman, Grapevine.

Concerned Citizen said...

I'm amazed at all the ossifers on this blog during the day. Shouldn't you be running the streets harrassing people, or out dove hunting on somebody's land?

Anonymous said...

Well thank goodness you still have 2 Yesterdays to get your daily load of grease!

Anonymous said...

9:30am, Are you at work or at home? Gee whiz Wally, maybe they are at home. Sounds like you have been "harrassed" before. What was it, DUI, PI, resisting arrest or all of the above?

Anonymous said...

JUST BE THANKFUL WISE COUNTY DOESN'T HAVE OUR VERY OWN "KRISPY KREAM" BECAUSE NOTHING TURNS A SQUAD CAR FASTER THAN THE MENTION OF DONUTS!!!!!!! NUTS!!!! HUH, I WILL MISS THE SALAD WAGON AND THE CHANCE OF GETTING TO SEE A BAND'ADE IN THE LETTUCE, BUT CRACKER BARREL, YUCK!!! REDLOBSTER OR TEXAS ROADHOUSE THAT IS WHAT I HEARD WAS NEXT...... YEEEEEEEEP PEEEEEEEEE,

Anonymous said...

Will this make the "Decatur Stink" go away?

Anonymous said...

I have been eating at the new cafe downtown...cabbage patch...and you can get just about anything you want there, for a reasonable price....even if you are on a diet, they usually have 7-9 salads to choose from daily plus they have a hot lunch special each day....give it a try....