I’ve been on a flurry of eating out this past week as I won’t be in the vicinity of a lot of restaurants on a regular basis soon, so I’m taking advantage of whatever nearby eateries I’ve had my eye on while I can. Today’s target: Epic Burger.
I’ve heard of it and from what I’d known I mentally categorized it in the same ballpark as Five Guys and Smashburger, a more upscale but still cheap eats fast food place. And for its price and speed, that pretty much fits the bill. While no $1 burgers here, you can certainly make a meal of a $6 burger, pretty close to what you’d spend on a full meal elsewhere.
As much as I like beef, checking out its nutrition calculator, I knew that eating a whole epic burger would make me too full to the point of being bloated for hours on end (I noticed the jr. burger for a buck less too late), so I settled on a turkey burger with all the free fixings (lettuce, tomato, pickle, epic sauce, and onions). Unfortunately, I drowned my burger in mustard so I wasn’t able to taste it beyond the intense Dijon mustard (a little bit goes a long way!), which was available in a bottle along with ketchup, no packets of condiments or squeezing into itty bitty paper cups here. But, from what I can tell, the turkey patty was very moist and well textured. A good bite. I had brought my own water to drink but they gave me a cup to get water anyways.
As for the decor, I’m not a huge decor guy (as any one who’s survived the vast emptiness of my apt can attest to), but it was good. It didn’t try too hard to be anything; a relaxing atmosphere with warm colors (brown, red, orange, wood). This might’ve been specific to my location, but I liked it.
In short, I’ve made a mental note to come back for a burger burger (that is, beef) thanks to its tableside service, free water, free wifi, and bottles of condiments. They don’t seem like luxuries, but in the fast food charge-anything-for-everything industry, a little bit goes a long way.
Also, great friendly service.