Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Illinois is the cute little diner, Checkers Pancake House.
The menu was similar to Family Restaurant in Davenport. Pancakes, omelets, and a few dishes with a Greek influence. I knew I wanted a big omelet and Richie wanted a lot of food so we were both pleased with the large menu. After carefully analyzing my choices, I finally decided on the Hawaiian omelet because I have never thought to pair pineapple with egg.
Aloha! My ridiculously large omelet was stuffed full of goodies, including the sweet and juicy pineapple chunks. It was kind of a different taste, not unlike that of Hawaiian pizza. I enjoyed the salty sweet combination but the mixture of textures was off putting. I ended up eating around most of the pineapple.
The hash browns were freshly shredded from potatoes. Definitely a step up from the dehydrated ones that I make from the box. Just add water. They were lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
The pancakes were thick and fluffy but the syrup had a strange flavor. Maybe we got the sugar free kind on accident?
Richie's meal was nearly gone before I lifted my fork. A testament to the tastiness of his meal and his amazing digestive system. We noticed that, like the Family Restaurant, his two eggs magically became four. Must be using chickens on some serious fertility drugs.
We will be back Checkers. Oh yes we will.