Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cheap Eats - Jackpot Noodles

I’ll be doing a series on “cheap eats” in Brisbane starting with this one – Jackpot Noodles.

Jackpot Noodles began as a noodle bar mainly catering to city students and workers on a tight budget. They offer cheap, quick but satisfying meals.

During its infancy the restaurant had a very limited menu. It specialised mainly in Beef Brisket and Wonton noodle soups. They have since grown. They moved to bigger premises and added 2 other branches around the CBD. Together with this expansion was the addition of typical Chinese meals (read: Sweet & Sour Pork, Lemon Chicken, etc) to its menu.

Unfortunately, they also jacked up the price of their meals. What used to be $4.00 bowl of noodles will now set you back $5.60. That’s a 40% increase in price (I can’t help it, I’m an accountant)!

That might be the case but Jackpot Noodles still remain one of the cheapest in Brisbane.

I think the name is quite apt for what the restaurant represents. You won’t exactly feel like you won a million dollars when you visit them but you’ll certainly feel like you got your money’s worth and more.

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