A&W / Vancouver, Canada


“But most predominant were the condiments, this burger was slathered in them…”

You could call this a guilty pleasure, as it is a fast food burger, but who wouldn’t want to try the food effort of the makers of my all-time favourite (non-alcoholic) drink: A&W Root Beer.

And the Root Beer company makes burgers no less; that shit is crazy, right?

This is another shining example of how the American (or Canadian) fast food burger can kick the crap out of its British equivalent (and that includes a lot of pricier gastropub offerings).

The patty, while not brilliant, was decent enough and all the other prerequisites of a decent burger were there, including big chunks of onion, a heap of iceberg and plenty of pickles. But most predominant were the condiments, this burger was slathered in them - the bottom with mustard and ketchup, and the top with loads of mayo.

They helped create the desired moisture and flavour, not that dissimilar to a BK Whopper, but without the gross aftertaste I commonly experience from them.

NB. I was hungover and in the early stages of jetlag, so the Teen Burger served as great saucy sustenance.

And their packaging is weird, but awesome

www.awrestaurants.com

  • Rob.
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