Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Husky Burger is a poor shadow of its counterpart sold at The Ram. Essentially, what it strives to be is something along the lines of half of a Big Mac. The meat quality though is significantly better than that of McDonald's. I also like the tang to the Thousand Island sauce. However,, aside from that, it's a fairly uninspired burger. The fixings aren't exactly fresh and the bun is a generic (slightly over toasted) sesame bun. Overall, it could've been better, but it could've been worse.
The fresh cut style fries are quite nice, but overall, it's more a dining experience of convenience than anything I'd go out of my way for.
Rating of the Burger:
Overall Rating: C+
Recommended Burger: Husky Burger
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This place is the very first kind of "customize-your-own-burger" type of establishments that I've ever been to. When you walk in, you see a counter with the grill behind it, and on the counter is a simple checklist. Fill out the checklist, hand it to the cashier, and your order is in. Unlike the other checklist establishment I reviewed, here prices are determined by what is checked, while certain things are free, things can add up so you might want to be a little careful of what you get.
In regards to the burger itself, it's fairly well done, and the meat is of good quality. It's got that nice hearty, beefy flavor without being excessively greasy. The bun is a well toasted sesame bun, which you can't go wrong with. I like how the fixings are very fresh, though they are a little skimpier on the lettuce than I personally prefer. Their condiment selection includes the typical ketchup, mustard, and mayo with additional options of teriyaki sauce, a house sauce (I think ranch-based), and hot sauce. There may be one more, but I don't really remember. I got the hot sauce and mayo, I like the hot sauce flavor, but I didn't really feel like there was enough of it there. Application is just as important as quality, even if it's really good you can't tell if there isn't enough of it and you defeat the purpose of condiments if there's too much of it.
The sides are good, they have a selection of regular, curly, steak fries, and onion rings. It's good, a little pricey, but generally good. I like steak fries so I get steak fries, they are more expensive than regular fries. In general, it's a good experience, a bit pricey for what it is, but it's good.
Rating of the Burger:
Recommended Burger: Make-your-own