I was on my way to Gus & Paul's bakery when I passed a new storefront, COACH D's STEAMED CHEESEBURGERS.
880 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
I was intrigued so I picked up a menu and went back the next night to try it out.
It was very good!
They have square, hand formed 1/4 lb burger patties, seasoned well and steamed in a small square 'oven'. Served on a vienna roll (very fresh, like a bulkie roll) with lettuce, mayo, onion, tomato, mustard, ketchup. They take a while to cook due to the cooking method, so be patient, it's worth it!
They also have hot dogs, fries & onion rings, chili fries, salads, and grilled chicken sandwiches. Milk shakes, and fried dough.
The owner's wife said the origin of this burger, is a Meriden/Middletown, CT thing.
They have been open since May 08.
I also tried a grilled chicken sandwich. It was charbroiled, pounded thin and marinaded tasting. Also served on a vienna roll with all the fixins. Very tasty!
Tell em you heard about them on CHOW.