The Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse Concept
Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse is a locally owned, high energy, Texas-style diner that might have been found on a two-lane state highway in the 1950's. The roadhouse is open seven days a week and offers separate lunch and dinner menus.
Jimmy Mac's Dinner Menu offers powerfully flavored high quality food featuring corn-fed beef steaks, crabcakes, Baby Back Ribs, marinated grilled salmon, smoked pulled pork, entrée salads and spicy fried shrimp. The Lunch Menu additionally offers hamburgers and sandwiches served on hubcaps, and Backfire Chili.
All customers are encouraged to treat themselves to a bowl of peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. When seated, all customers are served a basket of fresh, hot, homemade Yeast Rolls with whipped honey butter and told, "Eat all you want-we'll bake more!"
The dining room is highlighted by hardwood floors (with peanut shells), low acoustical tile ceilings, plywood walls littered with old signs, license plates, longhorns, other Texas artifacts and memorabilia, and neon beer signs. The perimeter of the room is lined with tables and vinyl checkerboard tablecloths and all condiments are housed on the tabletops in cardboard beer six pack holders.
Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse has a look all its own. The building appears to have been built in stages, with numerous different building materials and colors used. The exterior of the building also features neon signage (including a large sign over the front door that says, "Front Door"), rusted corrugated metal, a front porch with benches, and a hand painted Coca Cola logo.
The customers enter the restaurant through a squeaky screen door which slams when it closes. Contemporary country western music is prominent not only inside the restaurant, but also around the perimeter of the building. The small entry area features the host stand (an old chest of drawers), a barrel of peanuts, and a refrigerated meat display case in which the steaks are stored "Butcher Shop Style."
We have a Hickory Smoker out back that turns out the BEST pulled pork you have ever had!
Full liquor service, along with beer and wine, is available in both the dining area and in the "holding tank" bar. Draft beer is served in two sizes of beer mugs - the 25oz. Roadhouse and the 16oz. Sissy Size. Guests are also encouraged to drink their longneck beers right out of the bottle.
All seating is either at the bar itself or a shelf overlooking the dining area. A functional 1950's model white enamel refrigerator is positioned on the back bar, along with an ice-bath in which the longneck beers are held on display.
Jimmy Mac's management and staff wear blue jeans and T-shirts with fun "roadhouse vernacular" on the back (Serious Meat to Eat, Will Rope for Food, Don't Tailgate - Backfire Chili on Board!, 'ppreciate Ya!, etc.). Servers are encouraged to exhibit "roadhouse hospitality" when dealing with guests, even sitting at the customers' table when taking order.
Large parties are encouraged and are easily accommodated by utilizing the two large "party tables" which will each seat up to 16 people. Even larger parties are welcomed by pulling the freestanding tables together. Larger groups tend to turn in to "party-ers" and it is not unusual to see a peanut fight erupt or to see feet "a-tappin" to the upbeat music. The louder the party, the more fun the rest of the guests seem to have.
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