I went to Mr. Crepe today for the first time. We had to make an unscheduled trip to a nearby pediatrician so I thought I would treat the kids - and myself - afterward.
At 4pm, there was only one open table, and it was loud & hot in there so I placed our order to go. After a few minutes, they handed me a paper bag that was screaming hot; the foil-wrapped crepes were stacked within and the bag was on its side, with the top folded over. Sorry if i'm not describing this well but basically the bag was packed so that it had to be carried on its side, and with two hands because it was too hot to put your hand directly under the crepes. I did not have two free hands to carry it that way since I had to manage the bag, a stroller and a preschooler with wanderlust. So I stopped a staffmember and asked if I could have a plastic bag, so I could, you know, hook the bag over my arm as I walked.
The staffer gave me a blank look like he'd never heard of a plastic bag. And then began a chain reaction of blank looks from the other staffers as my apparently crazy request got passed along. It occurred to me that the establishment might be anti-plastic-bag, so I tried to explain that I just needed something with handles so I could carry it more easily, but at that point they were all in a tizzy over the plastic aspect so I gave up and walked out, balancing the bag on my arm, still feeling the heat through my coatsleeve.
So can anyone tell me, is this typical? Are they an ubergreen establishment? I can understand the need/desire to reduce waste but it seems that if you are going to offer carryout, you should package the food so that it can be carried.
Sadly, I wasn't that thrilled with the food either. The crepes themselves were too thick and chewy for my taste. The ham in my ham and cheese was cut into a thick julienne, instead of thin slices, and the swiss cheese was blah (they didn't have Gruyere). The overall effect was more like taking a big bite of ham instead of a nice balance between ham, cheese, and crepe.
I guess we'll keep going out to the Burlington Mall for crepes at Appleseed, which I love but I wish they had the more traditional fillings on their menu. I miss a good ham & gruyere.