Tastee Foodz - Olathe, Kansas
Tastee Foodz is a new restaurant in Olathe, Kansas which opened in early August, 2019. It replaced Sam's Tastee Treat which had been run by its current owners, Sueko "Sam" and Hugh Silvernale since the mid 1990s. The restaurant first started as a Tastee Freeze in 1963.
At this point, it is hard talking about this restaurant without comparing it to Sam's. It is still a family restaurant, now operated by two brothers, and the exterior is almost identical, even keeping the old sign with "Drink Coca-Cola" and "Tasty Treat." I hope they don't change the sign. It gives the place character.
The inside changes are dramatic. It as gone from cramped and old to spacious and modern. I miss the old atmosphere, but the new interior is more pleasant. The old dining area had three small uncomfortable booths & four rickety stools at a tiny counter. The new one has three tables and the same number of stools, but is so much more comfortable!
The old booths have been moved outside, under the overhang.
The old Sam's had a large, diverse menu which included over 40 flavors of shakes, plus items as diverse as chili dogs, ice cream sundaes, country fried steak, shrimp, pork tenderloin, Italian steak sandwich, burgers, burritos, crab rangoon, and egg rolls.
The new Tasty Foodz has a much smaller menu. Pretty much just burgers, hot dogs and ice cream. They did keep crab rangoon, and egg rolls, but I don't know how they compare to the old.
The cheeseburger and crinkle cut fries are good, solid drive-in fare. Actually a touch better than I remember from before. The fries are crispy and and about as good as frozen fries get.
The all beef, chili cheese dog is very good. I always order chili dogs Coney Island style, without cheese, and this was as good a Coney as I have had in the Kansas City area in several years. The chili has just the right amount of seasoning and the dog was tender, with a skin that gives a tiny snap when you bite into it. I hope that in the future, they have crushed pepper or a hot sauce for those of us who like to spice it up.
One more change which may be very popular. They now take credit cards!
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