The Double Burger
Two 3.5 oz. patties, double American cheese, minced onion, lettuce, ketchup, and mayo
This is not my first review of Zinburger, but it's certainly my last. This was the third visit and for me, and for varying reasons, these burgers consistently miss the high note. I'm not saying they don't have potential, they do, but they just keep falling short of retaining anything noteworthy in my memory.
For instance, I ordered The Double Burger because I'm a chubby guy that loves a good burger and I was hungry (borderline hangry), so I ordered The Double and the "loaded fries" appy to share with my wife.
The first thing I noticed when the burger arrived was size of the patties (3.5 ounces of beef before cooking). These small patties do not hold up well against a large, spongy brioche-ish bun. Obviously, the burger-to-bun ratio was heavily in favor of the bun. With that said, the burger did have a great flavor, but there wasn't enough of it to enjoy in any one bite. I kept thinking, $10.50 for a burger with two 3.5 ounce patties should be outstanding in all aspects. I could've had 2 burgers at a quality fast-casual burger restaurant for just a bit more money and they'd be satisfying as well as a better value for my money.
The fries were stunning to look at, but stone cold to eat. We were so disappointed. Believe me when I tell you, they were colder than the other side of the pillow. Served hot, they would have been killer.
On the plus side, I could've eaten my side of wasabi coleslaw all day long – it was "drop-the-mic" awesome.
It's disheartening to think the people at Zinburger assume that their patrons are impressed by the use of the word Kobe on their menu when it's not that easy to find a restaurant serving real Kobe beef.
This burger receives a 5.8 / 10 on the BC rating scale.
Meat flavor 8
Burger-to-bun ratio 3
Bun type 5
Overall taste with selected condiments 5