One of my favorite occasional stops has always been Soda Jerks on Fair Oaks in Pasadena. I heard from their staff that the money partner of Soda Jerks and the owners of Shakers in Pasadena conspired and squeezed out the managing partner, Kevin M. so they can open another dreadful & boring Shakers in it's place. This kid was a hard worker and put out a nice plate of diner food. The ice cream desserts were always very good and the burgers weren't bad either. I hate to see it go. I guess this would make the owners of Shakers the real soda "JERKS".