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Bobs Burgers and Brew

The Burger:

Bacon Burger

Overall Rating:

82/100

Cost Range:

$10.00-$20.00

Rated On:

Aug 30, 2012

It's All In The Details

Burger Basics

All in all, the burger is built upon a typical American style foundation. You've got a 6oz patty (That you can have cooked to order) laid down on a soft and chewy sesame burger bun. You want to talk typical burger? This is a picture of your defacto burg. Prep was on point, as the bun had a nice crisp on the inside while not affecting the soft outer shell, and the patty was cooked to a good well state for this red blooded Canadian.

The Extras

Fresh, crisp shredded lettuce, thick slices of tomato and thick sliced bacon that was literally spilling out the side of my burger. No joke, I was having to force it back in so it wouldn't poke my eye out as I went in for a bite. I was having to fight the issue of dealing with processed cheese, but for some reason it was not the unbearable beast that it usually is. This is one of those burgs that almost requires processed cheese. The flavor worked perfectly

The Experience

We sat on the lounge side, so we got the sports bar feel. Lots of TVs and lots of sports to catch up on. Cheap beer, great burg and a ball game? I'm in.

My Take

Flaja-Vu: The sensation of having tasted something before while knowing, without a doubt, that you have never eaten it before. While I was feverishly devouring this burg, possibly my biggest wave of flaja-vu to date came over me. "Where have I tasted this before" It took me about half of the burger to realize, this burger tastes ridiculously close to a whopper. Now, this is not a bad thing, as a whopper is, in my opinion, the best fast food burger out there. It's not exactly like a whopper though. Take away all the bad things of a fast food burger like the possibly old produce, the small and mass produced patty and the Oliver Twist rations of bacon and replace them with much higher quality products and you have a bobs burger. While it's technically a road burg, there are enough locations within a reasonable distance that I will definitely be going back, perhaps sooner than later.

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality of Bun
  • Quality of Patty
  • Quality of Toppings
  • Selection of Toppings
  • Preparation
  • Aesthetics
  • Manageability
  • Drip Factor
  • Uniqueness
  • Overall Flavour
  • Value

Score

  • 8/10
  • 13/15
  • 9/10
  • 4/5
  • 8/10
  • 4/5
  • 8/10
  • 4/5
  • 3/5
  • 17/20
  • 4/5
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Burger Rating Scale: Explained

To start, just a note explaining the weighted rating of the burg. We understand that it might be a little confusing, but the thought is that certain points of a burger just have more of an effect on how good a burger really is. For example, we feel the quality of the patty has a bigger impact on the burger than the cost or how well it holds together.

  • Quality of Bun: How was the bun? Fresh? Chewy? We always hope for the freshest possible bun, something that we can grip on to and that will act as a proper container for the burger itself
  • Quality of Patty: Ah, the essence of the burg. How good is the patty though? I mean, are we dealing with the ideal 80/20 chuck? Or, do we have a patty riddled with filler and other foreign and unwanted product?
  • Quality of Toppings: How fresh is the produce on the burg? How fresh are the sauces? How well prepared are the other wild and wonderful things that adorn our burg?
  • Selection of Toppings: Is this a joint that tells you what to get? Or is the the sky the limit? There's something to be said for a place that will let you pile some onion rings, a fried egg and a half a Bavarian on your burg.
  • Preparation: How well are the 'essentials' prepared? Did you have the makings for a good patty, but Joe Chef burnt it beyond recognition? Was the patty great, but that heap of bacon you wanted was uncooked? Overall, how was the burger put together?
  • Aesthetics: Nothing says delicious like a burger that is giving you those "come hither" looks with how delicious IT looks.
  • Manageability: How far did you make it before the burger fell apart? I know a good burger is supposed to be juicy and leave your hands a mess, but I don't feel that I should be eating the majority of it with a fork.
  • Drip Factor: Just how far down your arm did that succulent stream of burger juices make it? We all know that noone leaves a proper burger battle without getting a little messy
  • Uniqueness: Can you get this burg at McDonalds? Did they take some time to actually make something different here? You can have burgers that are just plain amazing, and you can have burgers that are amazing and make you think "Where did they come up with this?"
  • Overall Flavor: Did your taste-buds do a jig? Does your mouth water at the mere mention of this burger joint? Flavor is where it’s at baby!
  • Value: How much "bang for your buck" factor was involved? Obviously you pay for greatness, but sometimes it is unjust, and sometimes it is just a treat.
"People's Choice" Rating: (2 votes - 3.00)


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Available with your choice of:

Patties

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Veggie

Buns

  • Sesame

Sauces

  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Special Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Guacamole

Cheeses

  • Cheddar
  • Swiss
  • Jack
  • Bleu

Toppings

  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Pickles
  • Bacon
  • Pineapple
  • Egg
  • Hot Dog
  • Ham

Sides

  • Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Garden Salad
  • Cesar Salad

Drinks

  • Pop
  • Milkshake
  • Beer
  • Float