Burgers & fries prices

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Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Is it just me? Everywhere now seems to charge at least £10 for a burger and a few fries thrown in. Often the fries will be in a small pot of some sort and the burger in my opinion meagre. Even when you get additions the price seems to go north over £15.

Am I being tight?

Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Me too however I'd want more a US experience then meagre with horribly made fries. It's not rocket science is it?!

Big chains are the worse culprits but craft ale places soon cottoned on

Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Rodintee said:
Standard Tuesday night for me yesterday. Stay in work till around 7.30 then in to town to pick my boy up at 9.15 from Scouts. In the interim had an hour in the Market Vaults for a pint and one of their burgers. Fair enough, £10 for the burger but worth every penny.



Better that than £6 plus for a whopper or some other crap.
Where's that? I could do with that while waiting for my son's Beavers group to finish

(Beavers as in Cubs guys).

Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Wendy's when it was in the UK was good.

5 Guys? Crazy expensive for literally a McDs competitor IMO, saying that how much is a McDs meal these days? I've not been in since they stopped the big breakfast (the only reason for an occasional visit)

Sa Calobra

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Thursday 27th April 2017
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AdamIndy said:


£12, worth every single penny.
Where's that?

Sa Calobra

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Thursday 27th April 2017
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robemcdonald said:
That's fine lots of people are wrong a lot of the time. That's why Michael Bay gets to keep making movies.
I'm frequently wrong myself in fact . But not about this.
Whoa Bad Boys I is a classic

Sa Calobra

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Thursday 27th April 2017
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Burwood said:
Sump said:
Cheeseburger and chips £1 down the road from my office, it's so sketchy. Donner burger and chips also £1.





I respectfully inform good sir that your burger is in fact either tyre rubber and old tyres at that or the colon gee of an aged goat. You're getting ripped at a quid.
That looks like gentleman's protein shake included laugh

Sa Calobra

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Saturday 29th April 2017
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Granfondo said:
How many Wimpys are still open?
Have you been in one lately? Overpriced McDonald's competitor that gives you a knife and fork.

Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Does anyone still eat at BK? It's not that much different to McDs and to be honest most BKs that ive been in always look slightly 'greasy'? Tired? Compared to slick McDs.

Wendy's couldn't make the UK work and they had great burgers. Average people seem to default to McDs for burgers it seems.

Sa Calobra

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Friday 12th May 2017
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JKRolling said:
One of my favourite burger establishments is the Original Patty Men" in Birmingham

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1...

Not the cheapest but certainly one of the best
Thanks for this

Sa Calobra

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Friday 16th June 2017
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We had burgers at the Hawksmoor chain this week. £50 for two burgers, two small fries, one small macaroni and a glass of wine.

The burgers were ok but the fries came in a steel pot but contained in a paper cone which made them small infact.

Overall ok but pricey. If we had had two to three drinks each it'd have easily been 70-80+

Sa Calobra

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Friday 16th June 2017
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£13+£4 for the fries. Not bad in it's self but it all adds up

Sa Calobra

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Friday 16th June 2017
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At a rough estimate it's about a 1/5 if that of the size. It's served in a fairly small conical of paper inside a metal beaker.

I'm not complaining per se. Just an observation.

Burger and fries should be burger AND fries though not following along trailing behind like a lost puppy. It should be a strong support act.

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Sa Calobra

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Sunday 18th June 2017
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Mr Happy said:
Best burger I've had was the Elvis, from Caesar's in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Pretty much 1lb of meat, probably the same again of cheese and half again in chips and coleslaw. I haven't been for a several years now, but from memory it was about £15-16 plus a drink, but worth every penny.
I keep meaning to pop down to the Surrey Hills this month, I'll put this on the agenda

Sa Calobra

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Monday 19th June 2017
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i've watched man versus food too much and now my portion o'metre is waaaay off tongue out

Sa Calobra

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Wednesday 10th January 2018
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I think Byron's issue is they expanded choosing sites possibly in the wrong area with high rents for expansion sake.

Recently I've been to a few places where fries now come in a small cup.

At one place the cup was half empty (Merlin in Alderly Edge, owned by a PLC chain). The burger+fries were £16+ service charge.

Sa Calobra

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Monday 22nd January 2018
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markcoznottz said:
I think a lot of chains are running on vapours. I sat in a bar opposite the Corn exch byrons, there were more staff than punters, on a Saturday night. Handmade burger co seems in trouble too.
I've never been to Byrons. What are the burger/fries portions like?

Sa Calobra

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Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Easy places to spot. If they have more than one branch and are a national company chances are yes.

I avoid such places. Sadly on NY day family friends booked one such place in a posh part of Manchester. The food was hideous.

Sa Calobra

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Thursday 25th January 2018
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anonymous said:
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Wow. Although I remember looking into the eating area at five guys before going in and thought 'thats it's?!