On Monday, April 27, 2015, I had lunch at the new Roy Rogers, 1551 South Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 6:00 AM-11:00 PM; Sunday, 7:00 AM-11:00 PM, and a sign advised SHIRT AND SHOES are required.
Roy's is in the front of the new shopping center under construction just south of Jiffy Lube, next to the former K-Mart. It was the first building to be completed and opened on Friday, April 24.
There was plenty of parking, but if you use a space next to the back of the building you may be hemmed in by a backup of the drive-up window traffic later.
There is both a side and a back entrance, each with a vestibule. I used the back door, and went by the hallway on my right to the counter where you place, pay for, and pick up your order.
The free-standing Fixin's Bar in the center offers condiments and additives. The beverage station is along the front wall. Booths are along the front wall and the wall to your left.
Tables are scattered around the room's center, and an alcove along the front provides with high-rise seating. Menus posted on the wall behind the counter list items for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Side Items, Salads, Drinks, Desserts, and a Kids Menu.
My choice was a combination including a Double R Bar Burger with fries and a soft drink. This is a cheeseburger topped with thinly sliced ham, and quite tasty even without adding anything from the Fixin's Bar.
The fries were not salted, and I chose lemonade for my drink. I received a 10% senior discount.
The floor plan doesn't allow adequate room for the line to get to the counter; when it gets busy a conflict occurs between people entering and leaving and those in line. Of course, this has nothing to do with the quality of the food or the service.
An associate was circulating through the room, offering mints to people who were finishing their meal and helping out in general.
Winchester once had two Roy Rogers; one was on Millwood Avenue where Bob Evans is now located, and the other was on Weems Lane. The chain almost disappeared from the scene in the 1990s, and many people were not aware that it was revitalized in 2002.
Six states currently have Roy Rogers; one was opened in Front Royal before the one in Winchester, which is the 48th and the 23rd company-owned operation; the remainder are franchises.