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Old 10-12-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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RockvilleNights.com is reporting that Roy Rogers will be opening next month on Rockville Pike.
RockvilleNights posted a few photos of the new restaurant. Should be a good addition on the Pike. I haven't had Roys in quite awhile!

Rockville Nights: ROY ROGERS ROCKVILLE SIGNS INSTALLED (PHOTOS)
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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When Marriott sold the Roy Rogers chain to Hardee's in 1990 almost all the restaurants were converted into Hardee's. The problem turned out to be that Hardee's is gross and it was a huge blunder. A few years later they tried to convert them back to Roy Rogers but the brand name had been tarnished by then. A small number of independently owned Roy Rogers franchises have continued to operate but without the advertising and financial support that a big chain provides. There are still a handful of Roy Rogers in Fairfax County.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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When Marriott sold the Roy Rogers chain to Hardee's in 1990 almost all the restaurants were converted into Hardee's. The problem turned out to be that Hardee's is gross and it was a huge blunder. A few years later they tried to convert them back to Roy Rogers but the brand name had been tarnished by then. A small number of independently owned Roy Rogers franchises have continued to operate but without the advertising and financial support that a big chain provides. There are still a handful of Roy Rogers in Fairfax County.
I find all these burger and fries fast food stores indistinguishable other than Arby's being ***** and McDs having the best fries. I don't know what they put in those potatoes that NEVER rot, or that have to be eaten fresh and hot....but damn, they're good.

Even the 'gourmet' places like Smashburger and Five Guys just blend in with the others for me.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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The problem turned out to be that Hardee's is gross and it was a huge blunder. A few years later they tried to convert them back to Roy Rogers but the brand name had been tarnished by then. A small number of independently owned Roy Rogers franchises have continued to operate but without the advertising and financial support that a big chain provides. There are still a handful of Roy Rogers in Fairfax County.
What I liked about the original Roy Rogers was that you could buy a hamburger without any fixings and trim it yourself from a Fixings Bar. You could get simple lettuce, tomato and onions. They also had a very good horseradish mayo. You could make a relatively low-calorie burger with lots of veggies.

With Hardee's and others they slap all the fixings on together and top it with gooey sauce that must be 1000 calories.

I wish success to the new Roy's in Rockville.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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When Marriott sold the Roy Rogers chain to Hardee's in 1990 almost all the restaurants were converted into Hardee's. The problem turned out to be that Hardee's is gross and it was a huge blunder. A few years later they tried to convert them back to Roy Rogers but the brand name had been tarnished by then. A small number of independently owned Roy Rogers franchises have continued to operate but without the advertising and financial support that a big chain provides. There are still a handful of Roy Rogers in Fairfax County.
We kept our Roy's here in Cumberland, independently owned as you say. Their roast beef is excellent. Pretty good fast food burgers too.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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We always stop at the RR in Frederick when we travel to PA and points west.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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The Roy Rogers Brand is owned b y Plumondon Restaurants in Frederick. They have several company owned stores in the Frederick area and (I believe) franchise it out in other areas
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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We kept our Roy's here in Cumberland, independently owned as you say. Their roast beef is excellent. Pretty good fast food burgers too.
Unfortunately, like Arby's, the roast beef isn't sliced from a real chunk of cow. It is basically the same as luncheon meat - pieces formed into a loaf.
Real roast beef would be $$$ as it is $$$ a lb. A normal business would attempt to triple that to make a profit...especially if minimun wages go to $10 hr.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Unfortunately, like Arby's, the roast beef isn't sliced from a real chunk of cow. It is basically the same as luncheon meat - pieces formed into a loaf.
Real roast beef would be $$$ as it is $$$ a lb. A normal business would attempt to triple that to make a profit...especially if minimun wages go to $10 hr.
I don't think so. Their roast beef is the real deal, that is why you pay between $6-$7 dollars just for a plain sandwich.

Roy Rogers Regular Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe - Food.com
GrubGrade | Fast Food Review: The Original Roast Beef Sandwich from Roy Rogers
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Hyattsville, MD
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There's all ready a Roy Roger's quietly tucked behind Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg. I was stunned as hell when I drove by it! It's been many moons since I had seen one in the region. I went inside and ordered a burger with fries. I, too, remember being a kid and LOVING RR because of being able to build my own burger. I used to pile onions and lettuce on my burger, and I loved experimenting with all of the sauces. The horseradish sauce was insane! They still have the same concept, today. I hope more of them open and closer to the city.
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