STEAK ‘N SHAKE – BACON LOVERS 

– 14, Frodsham St, CH1 3JL, Chester

There’s a slight apprehension in my mind when a steak burger is mentioned, this is solely down from experience with previous burgers, but this time it felt different and it was different. 

Sited in the heart of Chester City Centre surrounded by toy shops and fashion stores is Steak N Shake, a 5 month old burger restaurant with 80 years experience. 

The choice of burgers seemed to be endless being able to add or subtract ingredients at your own will, at times this can be stressful but being my first time, I went simple. 

BACON LOVERS– 
((Double Steakburger, two slices of American cheese, four strips bacon, ketchup, mayo))

I’ve had all of these ingredients on many burgers before, but this particular burger oozed a lot of flavour in a reasonably small area, I was impressed. 

Tender, succulent and delectable are the only words to describe this burger, the meat was cooked to almost perfection which has permanently altered my perception on steak burgers. 

I only had two qualms; there was an extreme amount of sauce, which made eating it an ugly mess and the burger was a tad too small, these could be improved. 

You can see in all areas Steak N Shake know what they’re doing and they know their way around a burger. Burger Rating; 8 out of 10.

figrman 

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STEAK ‘N SHAKE – BACON LOVERS 

THE CORN MILL – STEAK BURGER 

– Dee Lane, Llangollen, North Wales 

Burgers are an anomalous, an incomparable blend of whatever ingredients you feel fit. Which is where the beauty lies, in the mind of the creator and at the fingertips of the maker. 

Closing in to nearly 40 opinionatedburger reviews, it seems like burgers have become 90% of my meal intake and this was carried on at lunch, in the beautiful tourist town of Llangollen. 

I won’t babble anymore, I’ll get to the important content. The burger. Labelled as the Steak Burger, I was interested for three reasons; I’ve surprisingly never had a steak burger previously, I was ravenous and what else could I choose from the menu? 

The entire mass and weight of the burger was overwhelming, not so much the amount of content but the size of each ingredient was not done in half portions. The steak which made up most of the burger was of great quality but the flavour overpowered pretty much everything and that was this burgers downfall. 

The steak was of gargantuan size which killed the burger, but with the chips, salsa and cheese following closely behind I managed to finish the burger feeling accomplished and satisfied. 

I’ll stick to ordinary burgers from now on. Burger rating; 3 out of 10. 

-figrman 

THE CORN MILL – STEAK BURGER 

MCDONALDS – BACON CLUBHOUSE DOUBLE 

– Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Ellesmere Port 

I can confidently admit that I like McDonald’s, not love, not adore, like. McDonald’s attractiveness stems from its reliability, convenience and price. You can’t ask much more from a fast food restaurant.

New and sometimes temporary additions are added to the menu for seasononal purposes and/or just to boost sales, the most recent is the Bacon Clubhouse Double

My first and last impression was, it’s like a BigMac wearing a tutu and that’s about it. Taste and texture were pretty standard which is McDonald’s forte, but appearance and structure were not thought through. 

Any of McDonald’s long running burgers are neat, trim and built with flawless structure but this can’t be said for the Bacon Clubhouse Double. The soft unusual brioche bun gave no reliability to the mass of messy ingredients that spewed out, lets leave brioche out of this McDonalds.

Unfortunately I can’t recommend this burger but what I can recommend, is sticking to the long running, average priced, reliable burgers. You can’t go wrong there. Burger rating: 4 out of 10.

Figrman

MCDONALDS – BACON CLUBHOUSE DOUBLE 

HICKORY’s – SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER 

– 9 Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales. LL28 4TR

Hickory’s Smokehouse don’t bare the largest choice of burgers, so on this visit I’m left with only one burger I haven’t tried. Of course I chose that burger to dine on. 

With a very welcoming and busy atmosphere, my girlfriend and I sipped on our delicious sugary drinks awaiting our food. Chicken burgers aren’t my normal choice, but a burgers is a burger and I was excited nevertheless.


((Double stack fried chicken with melted cheese, creole mayo, lettuce and tomato)) 

The size, mass and filling of the burger  were gargantuan something Hickory’s feel a necessity in each meal, but quality over quantity, right? 

The Southern Fried Chicken Burger was very simple, so simple it was silently requesting other absorbing and alluring ingredients but forgetting what could of been, I’ll assess the positives. 

The two chicken breasts were flavoursome, juicy and of ample size. The cheese was false advertised and not melted but still blended well with the burger as a whole. Everything else fell by the way side being close to bang average but I don’t feel it’s necessary to delve into the intrecates as they’re minor.

Hickory’s will continue to produce reasonably priced above average, imitation American style burgers, served in a welcoming atmosphere. Hickory’s can be defined as try- hards, I think that’s quite appropriate, but I like try-hards. Burger rating: 6 out of 10. 

-Figrman

HICKORY’s – SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER