South Street Burger Co. ?
Has anyone tried this off shoot of NY Fries?
I actually don't mind it and they are opening locations all over the suburbs. So if you're ever stuck and your choices are fast food chains, then SSB Co. is a great option.
The meat is hormone-free, with no antibiotics or filler (according to their website). They have kid-sized combos too and you can top it your way just like you do at Harvey's or Lick's. Which is definitely a plus! The patties are also fresh and not frozen. I was equally impressed with all the gourmet cheese and sauce options.
I actually really like the quality and texture of NY Fries, so it's a bonus for me. I go to the one at Eglinton & Laird and the place is always rammed during the day with people on their lunch break or kids! The line at lunch is usually 8-10 people deep, but it moves quickly.
They also do milkshakes, veggie burgers and a decent poutine with that dark NY Fries gravy.
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i tried south street burger at the woodbine location... it seems a bit understaffed as it toook a long time to get order in/receive order. they claim to cook the burger to medium, but it was pretty well done and dry while the fries were undercooked... if i go again i will probably try requesting them to make it as rare as possible.
At the midscale fast food burger places, I tend to always ask for it to be "Juicy".
I often gotten some sort of gripe when I ask for anything other than well done. Some places will say they cook to a specific internal temperature (although, I've never seen anyone actually use a thermometer).
If I ask for 'Juicy', then it creates a certain imagery in the cooks mind that may help in getting a non dry burger.
of course, one thing we always lack in the discussion is the specific cook making the burger. Cooking burgers well does take some knowledge and skill. I will assume that many of the min wage cooks at these places don't know any better or could use some better practice.
I love the burgers there. They are good. I have one near where I live and go there a few times a month. IMHO its better than Licks for sure!