Mr Burger

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93 Therry St,
Down the laneway opposite VicMarket Deli (aka after Macca's)
Date visited: 30th March 2013

MerlinFan and I were craving burgers.  Again.  

We'd only had Grill'd and other fast food chain counterparts not too long ago, so this morning I was doing a last minute search for yet another spot in Melbourne for another burger excursion.  And that was when I stumbled upon Mr Burger.  And hooray, it was nearby, at Therry St today, so off we went to get a quick lunch.

The truck was easy to find with bright orange signage on Therry St as well as down the alleyway.

Here you come to a rather warm looking warehouse space with overhead lightbulbs that were uncannily reminiscent of the gazebo in the prom scene from Twilight.  >:D

Parked right in that space was the Mr Burger truck.  Fret not, you need not stand and eat, there were a few tables and stools to perch on.  Strangely enough, the truck didn't particularly waft fumes of grilled beef, however, smelt more like roasted chicken.  

 Since we lived merely a stone's throw away, MerlinFan and I got ours takeaway.

Now they only had two beef burgers on offer and one vege burger.  We got one of each beef burger and a large fries which came in a sturdy cardboard box.  The fumes were luring in our furry friend.

It smells sooo good!

The chips were nicely seasoned and deliciously crispy.

Large chips $5
MerlinFan had the Mr Burger, which contained beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mustard, mayonnaise and tomato sauce in a brioche bun.

Mr Burger $9
MerlinFan felt it was a nice regular burger.  She said she couldn't find the cheese and didn't detect the mayonnaise.  Wrapping half the burger in foil for eating on the go was pure genius, however MerlinFan still couldn't help making a mess.

Mr Meat $10
We both agreed that the Mr Meat was better.  It had beef, cheese, lettuce, bacon, caramelised onions, pickle, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise.  I apologise for the unappetising looking photo - no matter how I tried I couldn't make it look more presentable.  Now I usually love buttery brioche buns, but I wasn't keen on it for this burger.  The burger itself was already damp from the juiciness of the patty, the onions, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise.  Most of the bun became incredibly thin and soggy and the sweetness of the bun saturated by the sauces became rather overwhelming.  (And no, in case you were wondering, it wasn't soggy because we took it home, it was barely 5 minutes away).  I felt as though I was missing the bread bit of the burger, if you know what I mean.   The patty was pretty tasty but I didn't really detect much chargrilled flavour.  

Overall not bad - doesn't quite do it for me the way Grill'd and Huxtaburger does.  Still, a welcomed addition to Melbourne's burger scene.  

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