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popburger?

MMRuth May 19, 2008 04:35 AM

I walked by this place after a movie at the Paris - it's on East 58th between Fifth and Madison, and is new, I think. Has anyone tried it? Was tempted to, but it was 4pm, dinner at home was planned, and my husband would not have gone along with a tasting! Per their website, there is one on 9th Ave. & 14th Street as well.

http://www.popburger.com/

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    griller in the mist RE: MMRuth May 19, 2008 04:42 AM

    tried it right after they opened , posted on here , the service was terrible as well as the hamburgers , precooked dry , wilted lettuce , Fries were fishy tasting - would much rather walk over to 55th to Five guys. Maybe they have improved ?

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      MMRuth RE: griller in the mist May 19, 2008 04:48 AM

      Thanks - my mistake - I searched for "popburger" not "pop burger"!

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/475666

      Guess I hadn't walked on that block recently!

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        eternalX RE: griller in the mist May 19, 2008 10:18 AM

        When I went, I saw the guy smashing the burger into the grill. no wonder they are dry. I was really disappointed. if all you do is burgers, you shouldn't screw them up.

      2. vvvindaloo RE: MMRuth May 19, 2008 10:04 AM

        Pop Burger is just ok, nothing to write home about, and certainly not worth ruining your appetite for dinner :)
        If you like "gourmet" made-to-order fast food burgers, you would do well to try Goodburger or BRGR, instead. (or drive down to AC for a Fatburger at the Borgata!).

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          vvvindaloo RE: vvvindaloo May 19, 2008 10:14 AM

          I am amending my response bc I realize that I didn't explain my opinion re: Pop. First of all, their service is horrendous, with very long waits for no discernable reason. I have eaten at the Meatpacking location twice, and both times more for convenience and because of who I was with than for the food. I was also tempted to walk out both times-once before I had even ordered. They are slow and distracted and uncaring, and their burgers, while better than your average fast food, aren't that much different from what you would find at a decent diner. Also, their sides don't hold a candle to the onion rings at Goodburger or the shakes BRGR.

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          Lucia RE: MMRuth May 19, 2008 11:32 AM

          I've tried the 9th and 14th outpost. It wouldn't waste the stomach space trying it.

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