Before you get in, you need to find the secret key.
At Parker’s, you have to work hard to get your food, but it’s so worth it. Before you get to this unique food spot, you have to go on a scavenger hunt to locate the secret key to get in. Amal Al Marri answers questions about this fun restaurant.
How did you come up with the idea for Parker’s?
The idea came from the name itself. We realized that parks have been sorely ignored and we wanted to give people a reason to go back and enjoy the beauty of the simplest things. So, we came up with the concept of people going on scavenger hunts in places like parks to find the keys.
What are your thoughts on using social media in business?
Social media plays a very important role, especially with our concept. We use Snapchat to facilitate our key hunts and the rest of our channels to listen to guest requests, feedback and critiques, making sure to interact with our patrons and ensure they know they’re being heard.
What’s a must-try at Parker’s?
That would have to be the Choco x Coffee Slider.
What do you recommend for dessert?
Each of our dessert options have their own story and place in our hearts.
Lotus Drama: While people thought using Lotus biscuits was just a trend, we believe that it’s here to stay. It’s a controversial stance, hence the drama title.
Back to School: A really fun and interesting presentation of large chocolate pencils and sharpener.
Chocolate Chips Volcano: Just like we used to experiment with tastes as kids, this one merges sweet and salty in just the right way.
Smores Pzza: Pizza for dessert? The child in us says: why not!
Do you update your menus regularly?
We are constantly innovating and working to present new dishes. Our most recent masterpiece was Mac & Cheetos.
What’s your goal and vision?
We want people to enjoy parks again. And we want them to hunt for our keys in all the parks we can find!
Location: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Rd., Khobar