(image borrowed from http://graysey.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-time-dining-at-shakeys.html)
Believe it or not, I have more memories of Shakey’s as a child than McDonald’s or Jollibee. To this day, I still order Manager’s Choice Thin Crust. Being a child of the 70s, I remember Shakey’s used to be the favorite hangout of college students sporting Afros and bell bottom pants, the time when it was cool to be seen at Shakey’s. The first Shakey’s I’ve been to is the one along West Ave. Not sure if it is still there, but their service used to be berated because people thought the service was too slow. Now that I understand a bit more, I realized that it was good that Shakey’s took their time because they cooked the pizza from scratch. No ready made pizzas were available back then because the dough had to be kneaded and tossed for that really great pizza taste that we have all come to love.
I love the Bunch of Lunch because they let you choose chicken parts. Yes, unlike in other restaurants where they will only serve what’s available. I heard Shakey’s has something new this season. When I get wind of that information, you will be the first to know, so watch out!