Burger Barn is famous for its "WTF" challenge, its more or less like eating a buffet between 2 buns.
Having heard a lot about it and not actually getting a chance to visit was more or less a feeling of discontent.
On a tiring wednesday afternoon, i zigzagged my way through the South Main Road for the first time to BBC.
thanks to the lane markings, i followed the seemingly never ending South main road untill i came to the lane 5 board.
Having reached the place and careful about parking in the right spot, i landed inside to be greeted by the poster calling it the "Home of the WTF Burger"
I was definetly not in the mood for WTF challenge. I failed to notice the table number and did not see the menu either.
I reached the counter to be asked the first of 3 questions
1. table number
3. cash only pls
i dint know the table number so i pointed out to the table 4 that i was sitting on ( i saw the number later on ).
I ordered for Chicken x-treme burger and peach ice tea. That alone set me back by INR 220 ( 170 for the burger and 50 for the ice tea ).
The ice tea was thrust on my table. The first sip dint actually reveal any pach flavor nor did it taste like tea. It was a fizzy ice team. I was like #WTF is that ?!
The burger came a littler later. It was a humongous burger by all means. It was like a buffet between 2 buns. It had 2 chicken patties, some seemingly sauteed onions, some lettuce, 1-2 slices of tomatoes, a fried egg and some mayo. It came with a skewer right through it. That small piece of wood keeps the mess from becoming messier.
A first few bites of the burger were basically what was falling off after i pressed it to narrow it down. Major turn down these
why would someone lather mayo on the sauteed mushrooms ?
Not only the flavor of the mushroom is lost, the heat kills the mayo and it becomes funny to eat.
The egg and cheese part was fine but the moment i cleared some of the mess and went after the patty, it was a little disappointing. The patty was in decent portions but there was no flavor to remember. It was warm to cold as i went towards the center.
Not to mention the parts of the burger falling off the bun and the skewer. In the mean while i was trying to find some liking for the #WTF peach ice tea. i wasnt liking it one bit but the sodaish feeling was doing well in washing down the awkward taste of killed mayoed mushrooms.
Finally at about the 12th minute mark the burger went down the stomach and washed off with the so called ice tea.
I had major issues with the burger - the moment it was done, there was no lingering after taste - there were no flavors that i could positively distinguish. every thing was hidden.
At about 3 mins after i had finished, i still couldn't remember all the ingredients that i ate with the burger. The mushrooms were forgettable. The patty was in decent portion but i believe it should have been more focused on getting it right that just putting it on the order.
The ice tea - i dont know what hell that was. Definitely not the tea and definitely not peachy either.
Burger Barn has a good following and folks swear by it but i do emphasize on the product being flavorful and not just loads of food.
Burger barn has got the quantity right, now its time to take it a step further and work on better quality and emphasizing flavors not by dumping whole lot of stuff on the burger, but by selectively choosing what goes best.
If you are a student or on a tight budget - this is the place for a burger buffet, if you are looking to eat a tasty burger i am not sure if i would recommend this place for the taste the burgers deliver .