BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA -- Nothing and I mean nothing upsets me more than having to pay for bad food and poor customer service. Today (father's day) I took my family out for brunch at Marie Callender's. Now, normally when we go to brunch we go to the one in are home town of Chino California. That MC has a great brunch, it's very clean and we always get great customer service. Too bad we can't say that about all of them. We had family in from out of town so we decided to go to another MC in Orange County (5960 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park) where some of the family was staying. This is where the good idea turned sour.
This had to be the sorriest buffet I ever had the sorry miss-fortune to visit. Part of the buffet was in the bar where I had to tell the guy at the omelet bar that my omelet was done. He was too busy watching the soccer game on T.V. to tend to my meal. They had split the family up into two groups. And this was fine, we get that it's busy. But when my wife had told the waitress that are children still needed their drink order the waitress snapped at her. Now that's when I get pissed... No one talks to my wife that way. She was just trying to make sure that are kids were taken care off.
As far as the buffet goes, I went on the hunt for the breads and found a bar full of pies and a basket of bran muffins. Gee thanks. So then I started looking for Bacon, no go. At a Buffet, no bacon. Come on. So far this buffet has omelets pies and brand muffins. I paid over three hundred dollars for one of the worst brunches that I have ever had. I asked the waitress 7 times for a glass of water before I had to get up and find the Hostess (I paid 18% for this). Thanks Marie Callender's for the sub-par 300-dollar brunch of Bran Muffins, burnt Omelets, and old pie.