Last night I went to Burger's on the Edge, one of the "gourmet" burger places in town. I wasn't that hungry, but a friend was driving and buying . . .
They had a 1/4 pound 'homestyle' burger combo for under $7. The burger was topped with lettuce, tomato, and thousand island dressing and came with fries and a drink. I upgraded to sweet potato fries for $1, and cheese would have been 50 cents more.
The burger was excellent, cooked to just medium (health code required), a good bun (this time I choose whole wheat), and as always here the sweet potato fries were fantastic. All for under $8 including tax. I'm not absolutely positive, but I think it's hard to get a quarter pounder combo for much less than that even from the clown or the golden arches, and this was infinitely better.
The friend, who is being good about his diet, asked for no bun and tossed greens instead of fries. He enjoyed his as well, and they didn't charge extra for the substitutes.