Absolutely, utterly, irrevocably DISAPPOINTED!!! What, pray tell, is all the fuss about. They have bouncers at the entrance – bouncers! And a sectioned off area like you have at immigration. I have little doubt that they fill up over weekends but today there were no lines making the muscle-bound bouncers look very out of place if not a little comical. Fellow food adventurer, Soheil, and I ordered their best sellers, the Bu-Rock Burger and the Beefy Cheezy “B”. Oh, and some fries. We sat beside an idiotic statue of the great man himself and joked about how stupid it would be if people came and took selfies with the statue. And as if on cue, the girl at the table next to us did exactly that. Ron White was right; you can’t fix stupid.
The Bu-Rock is a single beef patty affair which comes with a slice of fatty beef bacon, cheese and lots of pickles and sauce in quite a thick bun. The problem was that the taste of the condiments were far more dominant that the meat patty. So much so that it was only when I got to the very end of the burger that I was able to actually taste the meat. First it was the fatty bacon and then the pickles and sauce which simply overpowered the burger. The Beefy Cheesy was better but only just. I won’t even mention the Shake Shacks, High Joints and Pickls out there; there is no comparison, no competition. Believe me, a good old-fashioned quarter pounder with cheese would run circles around these Burak burgers.
So, if you find yourself standing in front of CZN Burak Burger (even if there is no line), take my advice and either turn right and head to Five Guys or turn left and head to Texas Roadhouse or turn around and head up to Shake Shack where I guarantee you will have a much, much better burger…plus you will not have to suffer the indignity of being herded around by a bunch of nightclub bouncers. And that’s all I have to say about that. Now listen to what Soheil has to say. I give these burgers 2½ out of 5.
Xerxes (pronounced Zûrk’seez) – Food Adventurer Extraordinaire – Shamelessly Exploring the Boundaries of Gluttony
Xerxes physically dines at, or orders from, each and every venue he reviews. He pays in full for whatever he and his companions eat, drink, take away or occasionally throw at each other. Xerxes accepts no money, gifts, discounts or free meals in return for reviews or favouritism. What you have read was NOT influenced in any way by the venue. Join him on his culinary journey on Instagram: @ravenousxerxes or reach out to him via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.