Hey, I’m happy for the owners of Benaddiction, getting a new place. A nice big fresh spot. I am sure it will do well. They totally 100% deserve it! They are good folks and worked hard for this.
BUT! (you know there is a ‘but’ coming)
But, it’s kinda fucked up for those of us that live by the NW location. That have been supporting the Bullard & Marks spot all these freaking years.
Braving the long waits and postage stamp sized suite wedged next to a pool supply shop and a Supercuts training center, in hopes of one day raising the stature of the place to a full-sized NW Fresno location.
Finally it happed. Only North EAST Fresno, (the Taint District no less) got the new bigness. It feels like NW Fresno put in the work and NE got the reward.
This is how OG hardcore Green Day and Jawbreaker fans must have felt when the bands signed their first label deal.
No, I won’t be turning my back to them as they play onstage. So, I will still go to the Bullard & Marks location. And love the food.
But I might carry a chip on my shoulder when I do. Maybe mutter under-my-breath “sellouts” as I am getting seated, just to make myself feel better, I guess.
The “Who Made Who” will still taste good, just not as satisfying.
The other morning I went to cozy Fresno breakfast spot, Benaddiction. Really great food, good service. The most interesting breakfast menu in Fresno for sure and arguably the best breakfast. You will order too much food, I’m telling you right now.
The problem with Benaddiction is: too damn small.
It’s tiny. Mini pancake tiny. Like, if you opened up a restaurant in your first apartment and there is no bedroom, tiny.
This is not what the post is about.
I’m not here to complain about Benaddiction. They are taking steps to find a bigger space and they are working well with what they have. I’m here to tell “campers” to go the hell home when they are done eating.
Campers are the people that hangout at their table and chitchat even though they are done eating and paying.
I suppose this is fine when the place is not busy and nobody is waiting for a table. But Benaddiction is ALWAYS busy and there is usually a 20 to 40 minute wait for a table.
I Witnessed Camping Myself
When last I was there, we waited 30 minutes for a table. When we sat down there was a table of two women finishing their meal.
By the time we were done with our breakfast and leaving, those same two women were still there talking. Dicks.
Look up and read the room, people. You can talk about what you bought at Target yesterday when you are in the parking lot.
That said, Pro Tip: You can do call-ahead seating at Benadictions using your Yelp app via their Yelp page.