Dr. Olson has a masterful touch as he manipulates his instruments. I believe he is a true professional and truly cares about the quality of his work and customer satisfaction. I feel lucky to have Dr. Olson as a dentist. His assistants are also caring and perform their duties in what appears to be a flawless manner.
Friendly, welcoming and thorough product knowledge keep me as a long-time customer of the Waisner Agency.
All the employees and the owner/manager treat me better than I deserve!!!
Yes, I can be a crotchety old coot at times but the workers here do more than tolerate me... they perk me up and send me off feeling better than when I arrived.
The coffee is good, also. Better than what I make at home!!!
How long can Dairy Queen remain in business? Nor just this one outlet but as a chain with outlets all over the USA? It seems to me the price-to-value ratio is poor for the consumer. I have eaten at this particular outlet around 3 or 4 times in the past 3 or so years due to its proximity to my shanty. I waited for locally advertised specials when hamburgers were offered at a reduced price. The grub was good but not great; about par-for-the-course for fast-food fare. The local county restaurant inspectors indicate this food seller does well in their inspections; better than average!!! And, the hired help is friendly and pleasant to deal with. The chef does well with the ingredients he has to work with. All my orders were exactly as asked for... crispy fries, medium-well burger; it is surprising how few fast-food places can do that for various reasons, such as having to put their meat on a conveyor belt for cooking, etc. It is just a shame that the corporate higher-ups (I believe the multi-billionaire is involved with the firm) are so greedy that they pay such low wages while asking for what I believe are uncalled-for food prices.
A single retail outlet can only offer a certain amount and variety of materiel. Space limitations is one constraint along with the need to avoid stocking goods that do not "pay their way" by taking up shelf or floor space.
Lowe's has much of what I need to perform house repairs but, at times, I need to venture forth to competing firms in my metropolitan area to acquire a specific, particular whatever.
Interestingly, despite wandering this cultural backwater smaller-sized city atop the cultural backwater atop the Ozark Plateau, I have been unable to acquire a simple, basic, bamboo pole to use as a flag staff for my "POW/MIA" flag.
That flag-toting item was readily acquired in the cultural backwater of Omaha, Nebraska but despite numerous ventures out and about Springfield to a multitude of retail outlets where one could even partially expect to acquire a bamboo pole anywhere near the desired length and girth I dejectedly wandered off, unable to find said pole of ANY style.
I was forced to use a pine pole, round and of adequate length but lacking the ambiance, the aura provided/conveyed by a bamboo flag pole.
But that lack at Lowe's does not negatively affect my kudos towards the firm.
I am merely mentioning how a single firm can not offer everything to all people....
Peering at the Lowe's Web site I am unable to find an ordering service/system that allows a central or several central warehouses to store then deliver to a requested retail outlet specific items not amenable to in-store availability.
Wal-Mart does it on-line with some goods unavailable inside a store but if ordered will be delivered to a specific store for later pick-up at no extra fee that I am aware of (other than that built into the product's price).
Perhaps Lowe's determined that system was unprofitable or unacceptable for whatever reason; I do not know.
What I did appreciate about Lowe's was the helpfulness of their in-store employees who often possess much more knowledge about the products in their section of the store than I possess.
In-firm training or expertise acquired elsewhere, many employees at Lowe's provided buying AND hands-on advice to use when I arrived home with my acquisition(s) clenched within my grubby paw(s).
Especially helpful in my case, repeatedly helpful, was various chaps and chapettes in the plumbing section.
Other areas of the store had employees able to offer tips, tricks, advice and other assistance.
Even when I thought I had all the needed materiel (not 'materiel' vice 'material,' the difference is subtle but present) employees regularly prevented my having to return to acquire an item or tool or whatever I would need to complete the task at hand.
I rated the firm a 4-star vice a 5-star since to achieve the coveted 5-star rating from me would require an outlet with many thousands more of square-feet to hold the number/types of home improvement/repair goods that would create a home supply Nirvana.
Reminds me of a typical eating joint from the 60s in regards to counter, tables, chairs and various furnishings.
Surprised a device holding several pancake syrup types did not accompany the ordered pancakes.
Pancakes were exactly that, pancakes. Nothing special but not bad-tasting, either.
Seemed to be on the expensive side to me but I am unaware of the establishments' overhead so maybe they are forced to charge a lot for what seems to be basic fare to me.
Tried the place twice to give it a chance.
Had fried eggs with the pancake pile at one visit.
Still seemed to be a lot to pay for value received.
Perceived value is important.
Staff friendly but it seems they function in slow-motion but that's okay... maybe the slow pace is purposeful to convey an "old-fashioned" aura.
Appears from my visits that the patronage consists of a lot of regulars and that folks meet there for foor and camaraderie.
I doubt if I return, partially due to the economic downturn and what with wages for folks in my socio-economic grouping having failed to match, let alone exceed, the cost-of-living for so many years.
If pancakes were difficult to cook and a fried egg was beyond even my minimal comestible cooking expertise perhaps I would be forced to venture forth into the world at large and obtain that fare-type (a range of food and drink; diet).
Since I CAN create a pancake and at a very minimal cost; the same with a fried egg, I will limit future pancake/egg eating ventures to self-efforts within the shanty.
Perhaps if a trek for the grub-type at mention was more of a social venture than merely stoking my carbon-oxygen "furnace" with food/fuel I would consider a visit to this or another firm offering the basic pancake/egg food-types but, as mentioned, as I continue to sink into the mire of the growing economic quagmire of the modern USA economics requires me to increasing embrace what I fear is a 3rd-world lifestyle of minimalistic living standards as an increasingly HUGE amount of the national wealth is diverted to a few "special" folks atop the pyramid-shaped socio-economic pile of people.
I fear that many small firms will suffer economically as a growing number of "common folks" are forced into the growing ranks of the working-poor if those folks can even find a job!!!!!
A typical buffet/smorgasbord/all-you-can-eat scenario where the herd files in and consumes mass quantities.
Considering the price it is an excellent deal, especially if you can consume mass quantities and it appears that most of the bellowing human herd regularly consumes massive amounts of calories and does so frequently.
Even if you imbibe a more "normal" amount of food and are not forced to waddle or ride your mobile motorized scooter-thing to propel your immense multiple fat folds across the floor the edible offerings at this buffet are tasty enough to make eating a mere plate or two a delightful event.
Oh, sure. Perhaps if you are one of those culinary snobs who view any meal not created by some chef-type self-important jerk at a jacked-up price far far far beyond the foods' cost with the foods price to the customer nearing the, to me, stratospheric level, you may turn your nose up at the more "basic" comestibles served in the buffet/smorgy board manner but to heck with you.
I reveled in the luscious real mashed potatoes Golden Corral allowed me to pile upon my plate.
The pot roast was/is so wondrously tasty!!!! Tender to the extreme!!! And the gravy surrounding the meat is also delightful.
Brown and white gravy present for plopping atop anything you wanna' add gravy to. I especially like the white/milk gravy.
Lunch costs less, dinner costs more but dinner has more offerings but lunch is fine for me.
Some offerings are standards and always available. Others rotate, check their on-line menu AND call on the day you want to visit to ascertain what goodies will await thee.
The local place typically has 3 or so Chinese-type food offerings and there's usually at least one of them I like.
Several fish-types; fried and baked. TO cut calories I usually munch upon the oven baked non-breaded fish.
Ample veggies with the broccoli and cauliflower my favorites.
A well-stocked salad bar also allows ample opportunity to "veg out" and ensure your body obtains some decent nutrition.
If only more of the masses, the massive masses, whose bulk is costing society (taxpayers) so much to counteract the many negative effects of filling that gaping maw in their face with a constant stream of comestibles and horrendous amounts of calories would shovel in some veggies vice the calorie-dense not-as-healthy grub all of us would be better off.
On the plus side; if thou art only slightly overweight you will look mighty fine when standing or sitting in close proximity to the human "blimps" so I suppose that is something to be thankful for.
I do recommend you refrain from approaching any of the HUGE blimp-like fellow diners and thanking them for being such huge bloated sow-like waddling mounds of fat.
Oh, there are various biscuits/bread types and a well-stocked desert area including the generic fake ice milk? Doesn't taste like ice cream but its good enough for me.
I tend to grab a small amount of one of the warm deserts. That apple cobbler? if that's the proper term, is not overly sweet and it good with a dollop of ice milk atop it. The same with the peach stuff akin to the apple stuff.
Oh gosh, there's just so many goodies available!!!!! And the workers are friendly and helpful.
I never purchase a drink so as to save some money. Water is free if wanted.
I always tip the waitress/waiter a buck for general principal. They sure appreciate it!!!!!!!
For health reasons brought on by aging I had to lose some weight. Hard to do but it can be done.
One way is to make fewer trips to the smorgasbord and, when there, to eat less in general and take larger portions of the lower calorie healthier grub such as veggies.
But, every few months, I make the journey during the lunch period and stand in rapt admiration of the food sitting there, calling out to me, eager to sate my culinary desires.
Thank you, food. Thank you Golden Corral.
There's another Golden Corral on the other side of town on Kansas Expressway and though it is similar in many ways to the Primrose Street location my subjective opinion is that the food is slightly better at the Primrose location and the facility at Primrose is a wee bit cleaner though I would not actually avoid the other place though I almost always head for the Primrose outlet.
Happy munching, Herd.
Admittedly I only ate the all-you-can-eat buffet offering but i saw the specially-ordered meals from folks ordering from the menu and the servings sis not look any different from what was in the buffet.
The food quality was okay but the ingredients were nothing special and inferior to the better Chinese food places I have been to, even other buffets.
I tried this restaurant three times and will not be going back since another buffet only 4 miles further has many more buffet offerings and the food is tastier and it seems to me the ingredients are of higher quality, though the price differential is minute.
Grabbed a coupon from Pizza Hut's Web site. Called the local Pizza Hut and told them to deliver the large two-item pizza to my humble abode.
I ordered pepperoni and pepperoni, ensuring the order-taker understood that my coupon allotted two items and I wanted both to be pepperoni. The chap said he understood.
Pizza arrived. Opened box and stared. Then mumbled to myself. I was disgruntled. Only a very small portion of the pizza's surface area was covered by pepperoni and that minute area was covered by paper-thin slices that could not be detected by taste when I chewed upon the unappetizing appearing lame excuse for a pizza.
Interestingly, the next day, corporate Pizza Hut had a hired firm call me to ask about my "pizza experience" with the outlet I ordered from.
Maybe it was due to past complaints from consumers or perhaps another reason.
I spoke my mind about the sub-par pizza, one of the worst pizzas I have experienced in many years.
I was amazed a firm would output such a lousy product. I would be embarrassed to send out a pizza of the low-quality I received; whether I was an employee or the owner.
I will obtain revenge, though. There are a multitude of pizza joints and a HUGE selection of pizzas at the grocery store to select from. As a matter of principle, I will shun Pizza Hut for at least several years... that's the type of guy I am.
In fact, one of the better pizzas I have had lately is the 12-inch Sam's Club pizza sold at Wal-Mart. It is far far superior to what Pizza Hut sent me and the store-bought critter is around 4-5 dollars LESS!
Additionally, since the Sam's Club-brand pizza is baked at home it is easy to add goodies to it to personalize it and make it even yummier... at a very low cost.
Take THAT, Pizza Hut.
It is now 2-1/2 years after the event described above and I still have opted to shun Pizza Hut. That is how LOUSY the almost cheese-barren pizza and pepperoni-lacking pizza I received was.
I was and am still appalled that a pizza joint would have the NERVE to send to a customer such a sub-par product that obviously had, at most, 50-cents worth of ingredients and was so TASTELESS!!!!!
It is possible I will NEVER buy a Pizza Hut product again.
There are simply too many other pizza sellers out there and none that I have purchased from EVER handed me a pizza with such a skimpy amount of product atop the pizza.
It must be tough staying in business what with a Wal-Mart SuperCenter just a few miles down the road.
Hard or maybe impossible to compete only via selling price.
However, the produce at the "Wall" tends to be sub-par and the the meat/fish/chicken non-frozen offerings at the "Wall" are sparse due to the lack of on-site butchers.
I am forced to go with low price due to my last real job being sent overseas to enrichen America's elite class.
Now that I am, again, a member or the working-poor class I have to settle for some sub-par food items.
Murfin's is not a "premiere" market with nothing but the finest of everything but they are also not a low-cost-only joint and provides an on-site butcher and what appears to be a generally higher-quality of produce compared to some other sellers.
Additionally, some folks may need assistance in getting groceries to their vehicle and do not want to have to park a lengthy distance from the store. Murfins offers some of those perks not offered at the BIG places.
Especially for the elderly, who may be buying to feed but one or two people and, for people who tend to not eat as much as younger folks, the higher prices, generally, at Murfins and similar store-types may be a small price to pay for the benefits received.
Murfins locations are in smaller towns where the personal touch and past relationships count for something.
If my income doubled I would likely be going to Murfins since I have to feed just one person and could afford the extra cost of food at Murfins. I would revel in having access to a butcher, better quality produce and being able to help out a small business rather adding to the amassed billions of the "W people" in Arkansas.
After several meals at Ziggie's I am neither impressed nor am I dissatisfied.
I did enjoy the lunch special... my order arrived quickly and I wolfed down the chicken fried steak, mashed 'taters and white gravy covering it all. I forget the exact price but all their lunch specials are reasonable. At least I wasn't appalled at the prices as I so often am when peering at menus nowadays.
The breakfasts are good but I prefer the fare at the 10-mile-away Rosie Jos in nearby Ozark.
However, if 10 miles isn't handy the Ziggy's breakfast is fine.
The waitresses are friendly and helpful. Ziggie's is a local chain of three or four outlets, I believe. The place seems to be popular with the locals. During off hours (times other than the typical breakfast/lunch/dinner hours, the Nixa outlet will have few customers, allowing the patron full access to the waitress and a short wait for food.
I never had their dinner so can not tell of that fare. I do recall while looking at the menu that dinners seemed rather expensive for what you receive but that is a subjective opinion based upon the menu.
Due to being an official member of the working-poor food costs are important to me. What seems expensive to me may be inexpensive to others.
Ziggie's is not on my "must visit" places to eat but if I want a fast, filling lunch their lunch-special menu is a definite draw.