What You'll Get
A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of classic American fare at Hot Rods 50's Diner in Alcoa.
Hot Rods 50's Diner's classic menu depicting burgers, malts, and other edible Americana rests comfortably inside the restaurant’s midcentury motif. A host of meat tributes includes the bacon sloppy joe ($5.99) and homemade chili with Angus beef ($1.99 for a cup; $2.99 for a bowl). Burger aficionados find variety in the diner’s between-bun selections, including veggie and turkey varieties and The Chubby burger, which the kitchen team stacks with three patties, cheese, and accoutrements totaling 30 ounces ($16.99). Slurping drinkable ice cream in the form of a shake, malt, or float ($2.59–$2.99) proceeds smoothly on old-fashioned stools at a soda-fountain counter, with jukeboxes and pinball machines supplying a more nostalgic American soundtrack than a chorus of grandmothers singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to the tune of Saved by the Bell. An outdoor patio complements indoor booths and glossy Formica tables, all overseen by vintage paraphernalia whispering to french-fries messages from their photographic perches.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. No separate checks. Closed on Labor Day and all major holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hot Rods 50’s Diner
Hot Rods 50's Diner’s checkered linoleum floors, white countertop, and automotive-themed decor transport guests back to a simpler time, when cars were red and shiny. Tunes drone from the jukebox as chefs whip up a sock-hopping menu of burgers, beer-battered onion rings, hoagies, and other midcentury classics. At the soda-fountain counter, staff members blend shakes and malts while gossiping above the bells and pained cries of pinball machines, Servers carry plates of classic American fare to the outdoor patio or formica tables surrounded by booths, all suspended in time by a collection of vintage photographs, license plates, and gas-station signs.