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Stacked

September 29, 2011

Stacked is a new restaurant concept that is fantastic! Each table has an iPad mounted for you to view the menu and order. This is so convenient and fun – you order exactly what you want in an entertaining way! After the hostess seats you slide in a credit card to get started. Next  just jump on the iPad and order drinks. Everything is listed by category so very easy to find – it is really fun to scroll through the selections on the iPad. There is a good list of softdrinks/juices/teas as well as a nice selection of beer and wine. After you make your selections, just click the button to send the order to the kitchen. Then you can go to the food categories as your drinks arrive.

Their specialties are the burgers, hence the name Stacked. You use the iPad to select  burgers and sandwiches like a Pepper Stack, Kung Fusion, or Gobbler… but we’re here to Stack Your Own Burger. Here you drag items from the right to build your burger on the left. So you can select a type of bun from brioche, pretzel, whole wheat,  gluten free, or lettuce wrap. Then select a patty from, angus beef, turkey burger, grilled chicken breast, salmon burger, veggie burger, or pulled pork. Then selections of cheeses, lettuces and this is where it gets interesting is the list of toppings from tomato, bacon, grilled onions, peppers, fried egg, etc. Then there are sauces to choose from like garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, teriyaki, etc., as well as from a list of condiments like grey poupon, a-1 sauce, sriracha sauce, etc. The selections list also give you great ideas for combinations like the Upstream that features a brioche bun, salmon burger, pickled ginger, slaw, cilantro, and dijon horseradish dill sauce… sounds good to me!

Alana built a turkey burger with caramelized onions, pickles and lettuce and I build a pulled pork with tomatoes, grilled onions, jalapenos, with soy ginger sauce. There is a base price for the food and as you add items you can see the price build depending on what you put on. Alana’s came out to around $6.97 and mine came out to $7.95. They also have a section called Sides that has french fries, sweet potato fries, onion strings, homemade potato chips, cheese fries, chile cheese fries, coleslaw, and chicken bytes. You can also choose sauces for these.

There are sections for Pizza, Salads, and Sausages that all feature selections and Stack your own options. Then there are Soups and a Kid’s menu. The list is so long that I won’t even start to describe what’s offered in these categories.

The only “problem” is that while you are eating you will find yourself scrolling through the menu… then the Desserts section grabs your attention for Cookie Sandwiches and Shakes of which there are many tempting selections as well as Stack your own options. They also have an Ice Cream only option or Cookies only option. Two scoops of ice cream is only $1.00!

When you are done, just click the button checkout and it itemizes everything and you can add a percentage for automatic tip calculation. You can elect put it on the card you used at the beginning or pay cash.

Because of all the possible selections and combinations, I don’t see getting tired of the menu any time soon… BTW, the service was very fast and the food was very good! Big screen tvs keep the atmosphere lively.

Stacked is in the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance next to the theaters on the ground level under Lucky Strike. There is also a location in San Diego and one in Cerritos. www.stacked.com