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What other restaurants beside Kosher Delight/ Deluxe sell mass produced type hamburgers a la McDonalds?

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Looking for other places (can be in NY or other communities) mass produced fast food style hambugers, not the thick flavorful ones you see most places, but the thin patty mass produced style with generic buns and toppings etc?

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  1. Not what I would call 'mcdonald's like' but due to the volume I would call them mass produced - Kens Diner in Skokie and Jeff Kosher Sausage in LA -

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    1. re: weinstein5

      Ken's burgers are nowhere near mass-produced by the poster's standards (but they're great burgers by any standards). The closest I can think of for Chicago, assuming you're old enough to remember, was Reb's. The thin dense patties with a good char.

    2. I'm really curious: Why are you looking for a product you yourself describe as flavorless and generic?

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      1. re: GilaB

        I prefer them and the McDonalds like quality is a sell also. Thick burgers for some reason dont taste the same.

        1. re: seikoloco

          Alright....I'm just going to "go there". McDonald;s like quality? What does that exactly mean?

          1. re: vallevin

            It means that the OP's chowhound screen name might have to be revoked.

            1. re: DeisCane

              My kids would agree with OP. They don't like the big fat burgers we make at home because they don't sit in a bun nicely. Food is evidently meant to be eaten while walking around, and flat burgers work better for that. They also cook faster and are not pink in the middle. Some people prefer that.

              Seikoloco is correct on aesthetic grounds. Flat burgers look nicer and more like, well, burgers.

      2. Kosher Experience - Teaneck. And Like Gila...why do you ask?

        1. Jeff's in LA makes amazing burgers and should not be mentioned in the same thread with any of these others.

          Burgers Bar in various locations in Israel. Very good.
          Burgers Bar in Long Island, NY. Awful.

          Oh and there is a kosher McDonalds in Buenos Aires which is very good, and several McD and/or Burger Kings in Israel that are overpriced and unimpressive once you get over the amusement factor.

          Any kosher counter at a supermarket like Krogers (Houston,) Ralph's (San Diego,) Las Vegas, Buffalo.
          Any kosher JCC snack bar, but thank heavens they are kosher at least.

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          1. re: SoCal Mother

            I did not mean to put down Jeff's Burger because they are quite tasty - I put Jeff's in the list because I am impressed at the efficiency that they churn out their burgers and still make a aquality product

            1. re: weinstein5

              Of course! I understand that because you have actually eaten there. I was just making it clear for any fellow Hounds who have never been to Jeff's.

          2. The kosher cafeteria at NYU, which is BTW, open to the public. I suspect many universities with a kosher cafeteria might fit the bill

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            1. re: PotatoPuff

              where is the kosher cafeteria at nyu? Is it closing soon?

              1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                It's in a dormitory on Washington Sq Park, but is open to the public. I don't know when it closes for the summer.

            2. Kosher Castle in Monsey. Its located in a former Burger King. The burgers are excellent btw.

              1. Eddie Murphy had a great bit once in his stand-up routine about the way his mother would make these delicious big at juicy hamburgers, but all he wanted was the flat gray kind they served at White Castle/McDonalds. Really funny.

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                1. re: helou

                  My Eastern European mom cooked elaborate meals pretty much daily when I was a kid and I was envious of all my friends who had hot dogs, mac and cheese or pizza at home. You always strive for lowest-common-denominator acceptance.

                  1. re: ferret

                    subsational in Brooklyn

                2. Burger.org in Philly is not exactly this, but pretty close. Supposedly all the ingredients are organic, but they don't make big thick burgers. Fancier toppings and sauces are available but if you stick the basics and order it well done, it tastes like a pretty classic burger, maybe more like an old fashioned diner than fast food, though.

                  1. you can get their original thin patties through their supplier Netzach Meats in brooklyn