The Counter's Burgers
The Slashfood blog has a feature today about a burger from a California hamburger chain called "The Counter". I took a look at their website and one of their future locations is Westchester County, NY.
Does anyone know anything about this chain or their burgers?
wouldn't get too excited yet *L* , i was at least looking forward to chipotle in rye brook, think that fell thru ,also five guys tried for mamaroneck, but never made it. however the biggest draw back to this (decidedly unknown) place is their own photo section, only one pic was food, and not very appealing(imho). but would still like to see what happens here.
That Counter web site looks good. There is a red meat vacuum between McDonald's and Morton's to plug.
IMHO middling restaurant chains expansion plans have failed in Westchester. Perhaps too much savvy local competition, snobbery, tough zoning/building permit issues, and high rents/taxes/utilities. Tough market to enter. The chains franchisees look around, get exhausted and walk away. Or worse, open and drop dead in a year.
R.I.P: Brueggers Bagels, Red Robin's, Bennigan's, Fuddruckers, Fatburger, Coldstone, Baskin Robbins, Church's Chicken, KFC, Taco Bell, Arthur Treacher's, Can't Believe etc. Yogurt stores.
A category killer like Cheesecake, CPK, Applebee's or Panera can make it though.
Even the apparently successful chains have problems with disappointing locations.
Where in Rye Brook was Chipotle supposed to go? I doubt the country club set there would be thrilled.
chipotle was planned for the rye ridge shopping ctr., it was where the theatre used to be (at least the sign announcing coming soon) was right there. i think they would have done well, the deli certainly has a huge following, and the prices to go with it, but all the food places there seem to do well
I went on the website and it really looks like a good concept - kind of like Melt Sandwich Shop in White Plains. I hope they do open in Westchester and somewhere from White Plains and north!!!
Well, I just got back from my first lunch at The Counter in Times Square (I work a block away) and it won't be my last. While I'm not a regular burger eater, this one is well worth trying out. Lots of size, meat, toppings and types of bread to choose from and at $8.95 for a 1/3 pound burger (with most of the toppings included), it's such a deal. And don't miss the french fries and the fried sweet potatoes. YUM! But if you don't want to wait, get their early or late (at least at lunchtime) cause it's already mobbed. Nice servers, too! In the midst of over-priced touristy traps, this one's worth checking out!
RATS (L). just looked at the counters web site and westchester is no longer listed as "coming soon" so i guess that fell through andnyc already has too many places to try. anyone try schnippers in time square?. . i did before they switched meat suppliers and already thought they were very good. like to see a comparison between the two.