Burger binge at Carl's Junior
I’ve been dreaming of a good juicy burger for about 2 weeks so as a follow-up to my burger binge in NYC, I did venture out to Carl’s Junior. I gathered a few never-been-Carl-Juniored before people together for a collective virgin outing to this fast-food burger joint that is known for its comparatively huge burger portions. In this case, size does really matter. For its prices, the burgers seem relatively huge, but in reality I think the only thing that is upsized are the burger buns. The meat patties are relatively thin, moderately juicy but too small to stand its own against the two large bread walls it lies between. The only way around this is for you to order a double patty burger, which means it will cost more and it might be too much for one to stomach.
We sampled a range of burgers—chilli cheese burger, guacamole bacon burger, super star with cheese, portobello burger—along with the whole shebang of sides. This is my verdict: among the sides, I liked the onion rings best, the chilli fries were too salty and the deep fried zucchinis were nothing to shout about. And the burgers, well, let’s just say it didn’t give me enough return of investment to get me to go back. I’m off burgers again.