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South St. Burger Receive's Hero's Welcome

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Zak Mitchell Jan 5, 2006 11:21 PM

Tried this new place on Steeles West. Big fanfare, including a press release (see URL below). Nice flyers in the store extolling their years of research to find the best burger. Owned by New York Fries. Set up is like Licks in terms of selecting condiments (but that is the only comparisom to Licks).

End result is same crappy kinda of burger as Hero Burger. Flat tasting, overcooked, not much flavour. Bun overpowers the burger. I cant understand for the life of me why they couldnt pull off a really good burger with all their supposed effort. I felt let down the same way as after I tried Hero Burger.

Link: http://www.canadanewswire.ca/en/relea...

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    Rachel RE: Zak Mitchell Jan 6, 2006 10:12 AM

    Definetly not worth making the trip up north just to try the burger. Fries are ala New York Fries, which leave a lot to be desired. The meal was way over priced as well... I won't be returning.

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      Negaduck RE: Rachel Jan 6, 2006 10:25 AM

      How much overpriced? More than Hero?

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        Jacquilynne RE: Negaduck Jan 6, 2006 11:52 AM

        A cheeseburger, fries and soda are $10.

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          Zak Mitchell RE: Negaduck Jan 6, 2006 12:15 PM

          This is from the South St. Burger's Press Release:

          Average Check Per Customer:$8.50
          Hamburger a la carte: $4.50

          Link: http://www.southstburger.com

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        DJK RE: Zak Mitchell Jan 6, 2006 09:43 PM

        What do you really expect...South Street Burger is the new venture for New York Fries. No room left in any malls for the chip shop; so might as well open a burger joint to sell their fries in.

        1. superchick RE: Zak Mitchell Oct 23, 2006 05:14 PM

          tried it this wkend and a big thumbs down

          yes they have some nifty toppings like herbed goat cheese, spicy ketchup, monterey jack..but it doesn't make the burger any less dry or tasteless

          much slower process than harveys

          fries didn't taste as good as NYF use to - i think it has something to do w/ the oil

          1. Davwud RE: Zak Mitchell Oct 24, 2006 12:18 AM

            Thanks Hounds

            After my Hero experience I was very leery of going to SS. I'm glad I steered clear.
            My guess is I'll have to invest in a portable grill and bring my own burgers to work.
            I'd take mine over any burger I've had anywhere anyway.

            DT

            1. domesticgodess RE: Zak Mitchell Oct 24, 2006 02:07 AM

              FYI - I really thought that South St. burger did a pretty decent veggie burger. However it was definetely more expensive than Harvey's and the "waiting" process was indeed slow.

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                rbc RE: Zak Mitchell Oct 24, 2006 02:41 AM

                I'd much rather eat a harvey's burger any day. If licks wasn't so far for me to go, I'd eat at licks.

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                  deelicious RE: rbc Oct 24, 2006 04:38 AM

                  It is such a shame. Hal, Hero, SS all opened in a short time of each other and they all botched it up so badly.

                  Wish Shanghai Cowgirl would open Hamburger Huts.

                2. Davwud RE: Zak Mitchell Nov 17, 2007 05:33 PM

                  If you care to read, I replied to another thread on this place.

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/359248

                  DT

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