Jetsun's Juicy Burger
Tried this place on May 18th, it was good (not great). Place has been open one year. The staff were constantly cleaning (not busy), but they are vague and not very well informed (1. how big is the burger? - I think about 6 ounces, 2. are there any fillers in the burger? - I don't think so, 3. Your picture frame says celebrating annivesary, prizes all month, what is the prize? oh, it's just our anniversary, 4. are your milkshakes made with 2%, 3% milk or what kind of milk? don't know).
You can order 1 item from each category of the red/yellow/blue menu and get a dollar off.
Burgers do taste like they have some fillers to them, but also has a nice charbroiled taste. My sensitive tastebuds do tell me there must be some msg in the burgers. The fries were quite good, burger was juicy, but I really think there is something else other than 100% lean ground beef. The shakes are not worth the money in my opinion (very frothy with little ice-cream); a real disappointment since they advertise using Kawartha ice-cream.
They also have veggie burgers which are cooked on a separte grill. I also know they can cook burges to your liking, as I heard the couple before us order theirs medium.
We had the juicy burger (4.49), cadillac burger (6.69), fries (2.49), onion rings (2.69), 2 drinks (1.89 each) and the milkshake (3.49). Not cheap either.
We "may" go back.
I ate here once and that was enough for me. The shake guy was pre-portioning milkshakes by scooping ice cream into cups and placing them in the freezer (does it really take that long to scoop ice cream and make a shake to order, even during a rush?)
My burger patty was par cooked and was retrieved from a warming tray full of liquid on the grill and finished over the flame upon order. I had the Cadillac burger which contained a thin slice of cheddar and bacon sliced so thinly you could read the paper through it. The bun was crusty, hard and dried out.
They've also tried to ram as much seating into the place as possible making it a tight squeeze to eat comfortably.
A shot of the interior of my dining companion's burger:
Oh yeah, even though the burgers were par-cooked they still broke into them to make sure they were cooked through. It's a HUGE peeve of mine, don't squeeze the burger patty and don't tear into it to see if it's done. You let out any remaining juice which may have been seared into the patty....
My impression was a huge 'meh'.
re: Dr Butcher
Wow, sorry to hear of your experience, how awful!! Yes, I forgot to mention that they still pre-portion the ice-cream for the shakes! It was such a disappointing shake as well, the picture on the menu is very misleading!! I think I'll stick to my home-made shakes!!
There was only one other couple in the place when we went, so no problems with our order, just the shake.
Nice pictures btw, it's nice to see others that take pictures as well, even though I still get the "look" when I whip out my camera, and my hubby turns all red! I feel like yelling, "I'm NOT a tourist, I just love taking pictures of food!"
re: red dragon
Unfortunately that's my brothers camera, I work with a Canon point and shoot (or my cell phone). Mine are a little more inconspicuous but the quality of photo is definitely lacking....
On the whole, I must say that Jetsun is trying. The vegetables for the toppings were neat and fresh, I liked that they used Kawartha Dairy (I have a cottage near Bobcageon so it's been a staple of mine for years) and making shakes traditionally were pluses.
Unfortunately the shake I had didn't contain enough ice cream and was runny, the fry cook overcrowded the fryer and the fries were greasy, the par cooked burger was the icing on the cake. When you can't get any one of your specialties correct, I can't forgive you.