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2022-01-24 1:07:32 PM  
Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times
 
2022-01-24 1:14:02 PM  

Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times


Came here to say this.

Also, I tried to order from DJ Khaled's place, but the person who answered the phone just kept going "Another Wing Another Wing Another Wing" and wouldn't stop.
 
2022-01-24 1:16:19 PM  
Are we surprised that food from DJ Khaled's place doesn't go down easily?
 
2022-01-24 1:16:33 PM  
I don't about those ones, but wifey and I tried burgers from Mr Beast Burgers (he's a Youtuber who started a burger chain after he got famous), and they were pretty decent. I think the one we ordered from was a ghost kitchen out of a Smashburger, which made sense, since they were a lot like a Smashburger burger. Pretty good, though not exceptional or great.
 
2022-01-24 1:21:22 PM  
It's always a good idea to avoid celebrity branded restaurants.
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2022-01-24 1:27:08 PM  
Never had a good meal sourced from a Ghost Kitchen.  Support local restaurants.
 
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2022-01-24 1:29:05 PM  
no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.
 
2022-01-24 1:31:43 PM  
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2022-01-24 1:44:16 PM  

151: no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.


That is pretty much the definition of Capitalism.  Especially in the age of IP.  But people will pay all kinds of money for officially licensedTM DJ Khaled Chicken WingsTM.
 
2022-01-24 1:47:43 PM  
Ok, I'm Oldie McOld so me not understanding what the youngsters like isn't new. But I really REALLY don't get why DJ Khaled is a thing.
 
2022-01-24 1:50:39 PM  
Article is paywalled, I think. Unless the button to dismiss is too small.
 
2022-01-24 1:52:57 PM  

Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times


Except last time I went to one, 2018 or so, they couldn't do the onion volcano anymore.  The guy took out a flashlight and started flashing it at the onions as opposed to setting it in fire.

/food was good otherwise
 
2022-01-24 1:56:33 PM  

151: no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.


reverse that, most likely they are getting paid as part of a licensing deal
 
2022-01-24 1:58:16 PM  

mongbiohazard: I don't about those ones, but wifey and I tried burgers from Mr Beast Burgers (he's a Youtuber who started a burger chain after he got famous), and they were pretty decent. I think the one we ordered from was a ghost kitchen out of a Smashburger, which made sense, since they were a lot like a Smashburger burger. Pretty good, though not exceptional or great.

Smashburger is pretty good (the name comes from how the burger patties are made: they're not patties as such, but balls of hamburger meat, refrigerated but not frozen, that are smashed by a press onto the cooking surface, cooked a few minutes, then flipped over and smashed a second time ― very similar to how you'd make one at home if you started with ground beef instead of pre-shaped patties), and they had a thing they did that they could've marketed the heck out of but didn't: in each region there was a specialty burger and chicken sandwich that wasn't available in any other region. Southwest Louisiana has a Cajun one, various regions of Texas each have their own, Southern California has an avocado one, etc., so even if traveling, you can go into a Smashburger even if you have them where you live, and get a burger or chicken sandwich that's not available where you live.

But they never marketed that much to my knowledge. They should've done a sweepstakes where the grand prize was a Smashburger Tour, where you'd win a vacation traveling to all of the regions, with prize-paid airfare and lodging, and where you'd get a free region-specialty burger or chicken sandwich (your choice) meal with drink and sides at each one.

Rapmaster2000: It's always a good idea to avoid celebrity branded restaurants.
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Roy Rogers has the absolute best fried chicken that I know of. They were bought out by the company that does Hardee's and Carl's Jr., and for awhile in the south you could get that same chicken recipe in the Hardee's. Unfortunately, they no longer do that, and you can only get it now at one of the few remaining Roy Rogers places somewhere in the northeast.
 
2022-01-24 2:01:18 PM  
I would never buy chicken wings from someone on Hot Ones' wall of shame.
 
2022-01-24 2:03:28 PM  
Who would buy chicken wings from a guy that went full drama queen on the mildest hot wing on Hot Ones.

What a total Chad.
 
2022-01-24 2:03:52 PM  

mongbiohazard: I don't about those ones, but wifey and I tried burgers from Mr Beast Burgers (he's a Youtuber who started a burger chain after he got famous who's so annoying I've blocked every possible channel of his from my feed), and they were pretty decent. I think the one we ordered from was a ghost kitchen out of a Smashburger, which made sense, since they were a lot like a Smashburger burger. Pretty good, though not exceptional or great.


Fixed.
 
2022-01-24 2:04:06 PM  

Fart And Smunny: I would never buy chicken wings from someone on Hot Ones' wall of shame.


🤔 you said it in less words but


Agreed
 
2022-01-24 2:05:35 PM  
Agreed subby and in the Bay area they should probably order a beef short rib Koja

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Or if they're down by San Diego and really want wings hit up OB Noodle House:

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2022-01-24 2:07:27 PM  

Fireproof: Article is paywalled, I think. Unless the button to dismiss is too small.


You can see the pictures, and that was enough for me.
 
2022-01-24 2:10:37 PM  

COMALite J: mongbiohazard: I don't about those ones, but wifey and I tried burgers from Mr Beast Burgers (he's a Youtuber who started a burger chain after he got famous), and they were pretty decent. I think the one we ordered from was a ghost kitchen out of a Smashburger, which made sense, since they were a lot like a Smashburger burger. Pretty good, though not exceptional or great.
Smashburger is pretty good (the name comes from how the burger patties are made: they're not patties as such, but balls of hamburger meat, refrigerated but not frozen, that are smashed by a press onto the cooking surface, cooked a few minutes, then flipped over and smashed a second time ― very similar to how you'd make one at home if you started with ground beef instead of pre-shaped patties), and they had a thing they did that they could've marketed the heck out of but didn't: in each region there was a specialty burger and chicken sandwich that wasn't available in any other region. Southwest Louisiana has a Cajun one, various regions of Texas each have their own, Southern California has an avocado one, etc., so even if traveling, you can go into a Smashburger even if you have them where you live, and get a burger or chicken sandwich that's not available where you live.

But they never marketed that much to my knowledge. They should've done a sweepstakes where the grand prize was a Smashburger Tour, where you'd win a vacation traveling to all of the regions, with prize-paid airfare and lodging, and where you'd get a free region-specialty burger or chicken sandwich (your choice) meal with drink and sides at each one.

Rapmaster2000: It's always a good idea to avoid celebrity branded restaurants.
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Roy Rogers has the absolute best fried chicken that I know of. They were bought out by the company that does Hardee's and Carl's Jr., and for awhile in the south you could get that same chicken recipe in the Hardee's. Unfortunately, they no longer do that, and you can only get i ...


I always liked Roy Rogers.  There was one in State College when I went to Penn State, and there are several along the Pennsylvania turnpike.  It's been slowly going downhill for the last several years though.   At this point Rally's is my "can't get it around here" burger of choice.
 
2022-01-24 2:15:49 PM  
The only celebrity restaurant that interests me is Mom's Spaghetti. Reviews are pretty solid.
 
2022-01-24 2:20:28 PM  

151: no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.


Not necessarily.  There's a strong chance at least one of them threw money to a friend who always made some snack they like and they assumed that was enough to open a restaurant.

Whoever said they were approached with a fistful of money to license their name is probably right, though.
 
2022-01-24 2:24:50 PM  

mike_d85: 151: no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.

Not necessarily.  There's a strong chance at least one of them threw money to a friend who always made some snack they like and they assumed that was enough to open a restaurant.

Whoever said they were approached with a fistful of money to license their name is probably right, though.


Somewhere out there has to be at least one celebrity who actually knows how to cook, right?  Maybe?
 
2022-01-24 2:25:42 PM  
Neither Aoki nor Khaled have earned the right to call themselves "DJ".
 
2022-01-24 2:28:02 PM  

Great_Milenko: mike_d85: 151: no, they do not "have restaurants". They have money that they threw at a handful of people to open a restaurant and put their name on it.

It would be way, way worse than this if they were actually involved in any way in the day-to-day operations.

Not necessarily.  There's a strong chance at least one of them threw money to a friend who always made some snack they like and they assumed that was enough to open a restaurant.

Whoever said they were approached with a fistful of money to license their name is probably right, though.

Somewhere out there has to be at least one celebrity who actually knows how to cook, right?  Maybe?


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RIP
 
2022-01-24 2:33:47 PM  

Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times


His (half?) sister is Devon Aoki, from SuckerPunch and Sin City fame.
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2022-01-24 2:37:16 PM  

Ishkur: Neither Aoki nor Khaled have earned the right to call themselves "DJ".


they got online certificates from a diploma mill.
 
2022-01-24 2:44:54 PM  

Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times


Benihana?  Benihana?!  Benif*ckinghana?!?!
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2022-01-24 2:45:20 PM  

Great_Milenko: Somewhere out there has to be at least one celebrity who actually knows how to cook, right?  Maybe?


I saw some behind the scenes show about a rap tour and Lil Jon was making some pretty good looking beer butt chicken behind a tour bus.  Ever since I've assumed that's why he gets invited on tour: to grill out.

I remember Justin Timberlake getting mad at a Macy's Thanksgiving parade that NYC wouldn't allow him to fry a turkey and I haven't seen him at a Macy's parade since.  I think he might be that dedicated to fried turkey, whether he's cooking it I don't know.
 
2022-01-24 2:48:54 PM  

Great_Milenko: I always liked Roy Rogers. There was one in State College when I went to Penn State, and there are several along the Pennsylvania turnpike. It's been slowly going downhill for the last several years though. At this point Rally's is my "can't get it around here" burger of choice.


I was talking specifically about their fried chicken (by the piece, not sandwiches or tenders or nuggets ― I mean like breasts and drumsticks and wings and thighs, like you'd get at KFC or Popeyes [neither of which holds a candle to 1990s Hardee's aka Roy Rogers]).
 
2022-01-24 2:57:04 PM  

mongbiohazard: I don't about those ones, but wifey and I tried burgers from Mr Beast Burgers (he's a Youtuber who started a burger chain after he got famous), and they were pretty decent. I think the one we ordered from was a ghost kitchen out of a Smashburger, which made sense, since they were a lot like a Smashburger burger. Pretty good, though not exceptional or great.


I tried one that was a ghost kitchen in a Bertucci's and it was overpriced and mediocre. Kinda like Bertucci's, in fact.
 
2022-01-24 3:20:05 PM  

stappawho: Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times

Except last time I went to one, 2018 or so, they couldn't do the onion volcano anymore.  The guy took out a flashlight and started flashing it at the onions as opposed to setting it in fire.

/food was good otherwise


Sounds like you got jipped - that volcano is alive and well.
 
2022-01-24 3:21:43 PM  
Article should be re-named to: "Why Americans get so fat."
 
2022-01-24 3:29:15 PM  
Is Benihana still a thing? The last time I went was after watching a performance of "The Nutcracker"  with music provided by the Boston Pops orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler (~1968). You had to have 8 people in your group to sit at the flat grill table for the fancy food show. There were only 3 in our group, but there was a group of 5 who let us join them so we all could get to see the show. It was a fun time and the food was great.
 
2022-01-24 3:32:03 PM  

T.rex: Trocadero: Steve Aoki is the son of Rocky Aoki, who started Benihana. He has no farking excuses for having a terrible restaurant.

/don't hate, Benihana was good in the Before Times

His (half?) sister is Devon Aoki, from SuckerPunch and Sin City fame.
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That's a weird tattoo to have on your ring finger.
 
2022-01-24 3:34:02 PM  
I only know DJ Khaled from that goofy school PSA he did, where he shared deep secrets of success like "You wanna get an A plus on a paper? Then turn in that paper! And get an A plus! Wanna climb to the top of a mountain? Then make it! Make it to the top and then you'll be at the top of that mountain!"

It was very inspiring.
 
2022-01-24 3:52:24 PM  
Don't order the cake at Aoki's restaurant.

You have been warned.
 
2022-01-24 3:57:45 PM  

EdgeRunner: I only know DJ Khaled from that goofy school PSA he did, where he shared deep secrets of success like "You wanna get an A plus on a paper? Then turn in that paper! And get an A plus! Wanna climb to the top of a mountain? Then make it! Make it to the top and then you'll be at the top of that mountain!"

It was very inspiring.


All he does is win.

Except eating pussy. He takes the L on that. An eating hot wings -- he's a total loser. And shooting basketball. WTF?!

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Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.
 
2022-01-24 4:02:15 PM  

Ishkur: EdgeRunner: I only know DJ Khaled from that goofy school PSA he did, where he shared deep secrets of success like "You wanna get an A plus on a paper? Then turn in that paper! And get an A plus! Wanna climb to the top of a mountain? Then make it! Make it to the top and then you'll be at the top of that mountain!"

It was very inspiring.

All he does is win.

Except eating pussy. He takes the L on that. An eating hot wings -- he's a total loser. And shooting basketball. WTF?!

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Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.


He played himself. And if he played himself and lost, that means he also won. So always play with yourself and you'll always win!

And lose. Mostly you'll lose a little protein and fluid.
 
2022-01-24 4:04:56 PM  

Ishkur: Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.


Same story with Kanye West.
 
2022-01-24 4:12:00 PM  

Glitchwerks: Ishkur: Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.

Same story with Kanye West.


He lost the most beautiful woman in the world to a skinny white dork.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-01-24 4:13:11 PM  

Glitchwerks: Ishkur: Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.

Same story with Kanye West.


Except Kanye is a billionaire. Yes, with a B. No, I do not farking know how or why. Yes I was just as shocked as anybody else when I found that out like a week ago.
 
2022-01-24 4:15:25 PM  

Glitchwerks: Ishkur: Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.

Same story with Kanye West.


Bad example. They might not be your thing, but Kanye's put out multiple highly-praised and best-selling albums, and his Yeezy clothing and shoe lines are making crazy money despite being some seriously stupid looking shiat. Kanye West doesn't have to exaggerate his success, because he continues to do remarkably well for a guy who has to constantly struggle with the crushing disability of being Kanye West.
 
2022-01-24 4:16:00 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Ok, I'm Oldie McOld so me not understanding what the youngsters like isn't new. But I really REALLY don't get why DJ Khaled is a thing.


Look, another one!
 
2022-01-24 4:17:37 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: The Why Not Guy: Ok, I'm Oldie McOld so me not understanding what the youngsters like isn't new. But I really REALLY don't get why DJ Khaled is a thing.

Look, another one!


Another one who doesn't get why DJ Khaled is a thing? Call us Legion, for we are many.
 
2022-01-24 4:17:53 PM  

Ishkur: EdgeRunner: I only know DJ Khaled from that goofy school PSA he did, where he shared deep secrets of success like "You wanna get an A plus on a paper? Then turn in that paper! And get an A plus! Wanna climb to the top of a mountain? Then make it! Make it to the top and then you'll be at the top of that mountain!"

It was very inspiring.

All he does is win.

Except eating pussy. He takes the L on that. An eating hot wings -- he's a total loser. And shooting basketball. WTF?!

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Basically, he loses at everything in life. Except telling people he wins.


Jesus Christ.  Could the guy "guarding" him be more obvious?  The Washington Generals at least give the appearance of trying.  Fatboy was dribbling that ball like Stanley from the Office.
 
2022-01-24 4:23:45 PM  

ZMugg: Is Benihana still a thing? The last time I went was after watching a performance of "The Nutcracker"  with music provided by the Boston Pops orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler (~1968). You had to have 8 people in your group to sit at the flat grill table for the fancy food show. There were only 3 in our group, but there was a group of 5 who let us join them so we all could get to see the show. It was a fun time and the food was great.


I've seen the show enough times that now I go to places that have a sushi bar, sit there and order from the hibachi menu. It's not that the show is bad, it's just not worth smelling like cooking oil for the rest of the day to me.

/Mr. Beast burger is fine IME
//Kids are into it
///It's like a slightly lower quality 5 guys at 5 guys prices
 
2022-01-24 4:34:15 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Ok, I'm Oldie McOld so me not understanding what the youngsters like isn't new. But I really REALLY don't get why DJ Khaled is a thing.


Letting young people be the arbiters of good taste has its advantages, the disadvantages are that many of them if left to their own devices would eat gummy bears for breakfast until they puke, and have only experienced the world through gaming voice chat. Those are the ones making DJ Khaled a success.
 
2022-01-24 4:35:12 PM  

Ishkur: He lost the most beautiful woman in the world to a skinny white dork.


Uh, no.  Just no.
 
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