Burgers & fries prices

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Sheets Tabuer

17,528 posts

192 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Slug & lettuce tower bridge, think it was about £16 with a pint.

evoivboy

867 posts

123 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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cbmotorsport said:
Granfondo said:
cbmotorsport said:
There is though, very little excuse for a meagre portion of chips/fries.

A bag of potatoes costs a fiver and will make about 20 portions of chips.

I paid £2.80 last weekend for a large portion of chips from a chippie.
Wrong!
Marris Piper potatoes £10-12 per 25kg bag.
It's been a while since I worked in the industry. They're still available for cheaper than £10-12 depending on quantity and supplier, but my point still stands either way.
Potatoe lovers chipping potatoes are £13.50bg for 20kg, select dirty maris piper's, the best!

C70R

10,604 posts

81 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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vsonix said:
100% if you're after a value burger, then Spoons. Under 8 quid (iirc) for a premium (blue cheese, tex mex etc) burger, onion rings and chips, small side salad and a pint of beer. Less if you go for a soft drink. About the same price as a Burger King, probably better quality too.
Sheets Tabuer said:
Slug & lettuce tower bridge, think it was about £16 with a pint.
Exactly my point. Both are a significant step up from McDonalds (in both ingredient and environment quality), and both are priced somewhere between takeaway and premium.

Neither will be using high-quality beef (wholesale likely) or specially made bread (mass-produced recipe likely). But it proves the point that it's not just a choice of McDs, Five Guys or £15 for "burger and fries".

JKRolling

457 posts

79 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Now this is a burger. £13 with a free pint


brianashley

500 posts

62 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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JKRolling said:
Now this is a burger. £13 with a free pint

Thats The "Ned burger"

dazco

4,280 posts

166 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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JKRolling said:
Now this is a burger. £13 with a free pint

Disgusting hurl

robinessex

9,723 posts

158 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Chillis resturant. Yummy

https://www.chilis.com/menu/craft-burgers !!!!!!!!!



Sadly, no longer in the UK

Edited by robinessex on Wednesday 26th April 18:40


Edited by robinessex on Wednesday 26th April 19:50

brianashley

500 posts

62 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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what about the absolute worst ?

I give you this

http://www.jollibee.com.ph/menu/burger/

You have to love gristle and fat ! "King herald " might comment.

DSLiverpool

13,533 posts

179 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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If we win a decent client its a deliveroo five guys possibly the most expensive way to eat a bloody burger. However today I am ashamed to say I had a caravan cheesy with chips for £2.50 from the trailer in the safestore car park Kings Dock Liverpool if anyones tempted.

thetoxicnerve

25,685 posts

154 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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I don't get why Deliveroo is so popular. The guys use it at work on occasion and the food always turns up tepid and flaccid.

Granfondo

12,241 posts

183 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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evoivboy said:
cbmotorsport said:
Granfondo said:
cbmotorsport said:
There is though, very little excuse for a meagre portion of chips/fries.

A bag of potatoes costs a fiver and will make about 20 portions of chips.

I paid £2.80 last weekend for a large portion of chips from a chippie.
Wrong!
Marris Piper potatoes £10-12 per 25kg bag.
It's been a while since I worked in the industry. They're still available for cheaper than £10-12 depending on quantity and supplier, but my point still stands either way.
Potatoe lovers chipping potatoes are £13.50bg for 20kg, select dirty maris piper's, the best!
His point still stands though! biggrin

untakenname

4,138 posts

169 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Bryrons is the best for burgers under £20 per head, they seem to employ fit waitresses as well that seem happy to be there.



I've been to other burger establishments which seem to exclusively employ munters with a chip on their shoulder.

sploosh

822 posts

185 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Happily pay £10+ for a decent burger in a nice restaurant as I "get" that the cost isn't based on the price of ingredients .... but it costs next to nothing to make a really good burger so no excuse for a sub-standard meal.

Our local farm shop sells home made frozen burgers for £1 each. They are amazing - flash fried on the pan for a minute each side then cooked through for a few more minutes with stilton and home made wedges ..... yum

dazco

4,280 posts

166 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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sploosh said:
Happily pay £10+ for a decent burger in a nice restaurant as I "get" that the cost isn't based on the price of ingredients .... but it costs next to nothing to make a really good burger so no excuse for a sub-standard meal.

Our local farm shop sells home made frozen burgers for £1 each. They are amazing - flash fried on the pan for a minute each side then cooked through for a few more minutes with stilton and home made wedges ..... yum
It's nice that you think that way but it's not really true, a burger plus trimmings should be around the £10 mark using all known variables in restaurant mark up.

We make our own and sell for 10 euros, this is a 250 gram burger made from 3 different cuts of meat, the cheapest of which is 10 euros a kilo. The most expensive is some cheap sirloin at 16 euros a kilo.
The bun is 50cents.
Then add bacon, gherkin, tomato, onion, a slice of cheddar and we throw in a pot of homemade red coleslaw and homemade chips.

This should really cost more than the ten euros we charge but it's at ten because of the public's perceived price point for a burger.

Perceived price points are the reason I will never do breakfasts or sunday roast biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Podie

46,549 posts

252 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Honest are the best of the chains IMO, whereas Byron are a reliable known quantity. Never had anything better than average in GBK. I'd agree that 5 Guys is overpriced... giving me something in foil for that price tag...

Plenty of others to try in London - Patty & Bun, Tommi's and Hache are all pretty good.

Burwood

18,624 posts

223 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Hoofy said:
cbmotorsport said:
Mate of mine runs a burger restaurant. He uses the very best ingredients, organic etc and by the time he's bought everything, cooked it, paid his staff, paid his rates, paid his bills, and occasionally paid himself, there's very little profit in a £10 burger.

The cost of restaurant/pub food is far greater than the sum of its parts.
You say he pays his staff - does he pay them a decent salary? Or is it one of those things where it's topped up by tips but usually kept by the restaurant owner?
I always ask if staff get the whole tip. If not I don't tip otherwise I will for decent service. Look, I was in Auckland nz 2 months ago. It's not Sydney or London is it. £8 for a pint of standard lager. Times have changed. In Surrey a good burger plus fries is 14-15 and my local is worth it. It's proper top drawer quality. Wetherspoons ffs hehe it's not even legal meat smile

Burwood

18,624 posts

223 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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JKRolling said:
Now this is a burger. £13 with a free pint

Sorry chap, that is just st piled up on a stick. Lol.

AdamIndy

1,661 posts

81 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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£12, worth every single penny.

JKRolling

457 posts

79 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Burwood said:
JKRolling said:
Now this is a burger. £13 with a free pint

Sorry chap, that is just st piled up on a stick. Lol.
I agree, don't think for a second i ordered it or would eat it!! I just watched it being made in one of the local pubs.

MiggyA

193 posts

77 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Granfondo said:
cbmotorsport said:
There is though, very little excuse for a meagre portion of chips/fries.

A bag of potatoes costs a fiver and will make about 20 portions of chips.

I paid £2.80 last weekend for a large portion of chips from a chippie.
Wrong!
Marris Piper potatoes £10-12 per 25kg bag.
You know there's more than one portion of chips to be had from a kilo of potatoes right? I doubt many places are using >500g for one portion so the numbers work out the same, or perhaps even cheaper in your example.