I had my first burger at the new Adventura Florida shop which opened this past week.
I enjoyed the single with lettuce, tomato, onion,ketchup and pickles.-no fries or drink, or dessert
It was a takeout order
I definitely return-
service was quick, helpful and polite
The shop was busy even at 3:30 pm
The shop though was noisy not boisterous but alittle loud
My wife and I have been to the new BurgerFi in Winter Park (near Orlando) twice now. She loves it, but while I think it is better than Five Guys and Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, I still don't like it as much as the increasingly hard to find Fuddrucker's.
It is incredibly loud inside, which used to never bother me, but now I notice things like that more and more. It's actually difficult to hear people at your table.
They definitely make a solid burger, with several different options, including an In 'n' Out-style "secret menu" with their own version of "Animal Style" (what they call an "Alternative" burger). I tried that the first time I went, and it was okay, but I prefer their basic double cheeseburger with grilled onions and jalapenos added in addition to lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, and mustard. Similar to Five Guys, their American cheese melts incredibly well, and gets nice and gooey on the burger. The buns hold up well, too. You can also get quinoa burgers instead of beef if you want, and my wife really enjoyed hers.
I don't like their fries at all -- they come in huge portions and are very greasy and peanut-oily, similar to Five Guys and Boardwalk. However, they make some of the best onion rings I've ever had, and my wife loves their frozen custard "concretes," which are very similar to another up-and-coming burger chain, Shake Shack. The BurgerFi near us also has one of those Coke Freestyle machines that can pour hundreds of different flavors of sugar-water.
re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Interesting. They've just started to move into my area and one is slated to open near my office soon so I've been reading up on them. From what I can gather, the chain is very similar to Five Guys, with shadings of In 'n' Out and Shake Shack. People seem to either love them or hate them.
I've seen a lot of comments about their portion size being very small and the prices being very high. Do either of you have an opinion on that?
I'm one of those people that doesn't get the whole fuss over Five Guys. I can take them or leave them, preferably leave them. Are the two chains similar enough that I'd have the same feelings about BurgerFi?
Also, just a general observation about the menu/website. A "secret" menu is not secret when you publicize it on your website. To me that feels like a bad case of hipster wannabe.
The burgers are on the small side, unfortunately. I think Five Guys might be a little bigger, but BurgerFi is comparable (especially since the single at both places is very small for the price, so they push the double for a little more money). It also compares to Shake Shack, Smashburger, and those new gourmet burgers from Wendy's that are surprisingly good.
I like Fuddrucker's more than all of them, for taste, quality, size, and value.