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Jake's Wayback Burgers Little Ferry, NJ Opening Feb. 11th....

fourunder Feb 6, 2013 04:59 PM

The Bergen County Burger Landscape Is Getting a Little More Crowded........


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    ebchower Feb 6, 2013 05:20 PM

    Appears to be in the former Rita's unit next to Starbucks. Boston Market and and a deli have also failed here. Across the street from McDonalds. It will be a uphill battle.

    1. creamfinger Feb 7, 2013 12:30 AM

      I've been dying to try this place and see if it's what I remember from back in the day. I went to college in Delaware and used to get these incredible smash style burgers at a little shack (and I do mean shack) called Jake's Burgers. I was astonished to find out this chain started with that tiny rinky-dink road side stand.

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        fourunder Feb 7, 2013 12:44 AM

        I just hope it's better than FatBurger was in Jersey City....or any Five Guys location.

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          ebchower Feb 7, 2013 05:03 AM

          Anyone remember Harry's Corner in Little Ferry? My lifespan has no doubt been shortened by vast consumption of their dogs with chili.

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            fourunder Feb 7, 2013 08:14 AM

            I do....especially after a hard night of gallivanting at the the area nightspots.. mostly dogs, but I seem to recall a buddy of mine call their Cheeseburgers, *Steamed Cheese*

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              ELA Feb 17, 2013 05:18 PM

              Double double anyone? Oh do I miss Harry's Corner.

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          ebchower Feb 10, 2013 10:04 AM

          Took a trip to West Windsor today to check them out. Excellent burger! Had the double which was in the style of Steak N Shake and Shake Shack and just as good. They use fresh beef and cook it on the grill where you can see. I could do without the kitschy 50's music, but add them to the list of my favorite burger places.

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            fourunder Feb 10, 2013 10:06 AM

            Nice report and thanks for taking one for the team....

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              creamfinger Feb 11, 2013 07:23 PM

              I'm surprised to hear about 50's music. The original location was all about substance over style. I guess that won't fly on a national scale though. They must have hired a bunch of former Johnny Rockets brand managers.

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                ebchower Feb 11, 2013 10:36 PM

                It's not over the top like Johnny Rockets. My parents live near the Little Ferry location and we plan to go this week. I hope they can hold their own with McDonalds, Burger King and Wendys all on the same block. Sharing a building with Starbucks should be a plus.

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              ebchower Feb 13, 2013 09:25 PM

              They've just added a "triple triple" 9 patty burger to the menu. I think the double was just fine.


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                fourunder Feb 13, 2013 09:39 PM

                Can you imagine a family of four coming in and asking for three extra buns.....or a la In-n-Out...and extra lettuce, Protein Style.

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                ebchower Feb 17, 2013 05:47 PM

                Went to the Little Ferry location today. Everyone thought the burgers were really good. Though this one is tiny, maybe one third the size of your average McDonalds, and no drive thru. Probably best for ordering take out online.

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