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Fatburger: Nothing to write home about

johnb | Oct 6, 200910:31 AM

Having heard many comments about Fatburger I had been looking to try one and finally did get the chance yesterday. I was underwhelmed.

The location was in Atlanta, Buckhead specifically, which is a long way from its California roots so that may have something to do with it. But still......

The staff seemed uninterested to say the least. Place was only moderately clean, and several service items, such as the soft drink dispensers, clearly were not being attended to--the syrup had run out of at least two items, and nothing was done even after we called it to their attention.

The burger was at best OK. It was big enough, but not very juicy. I had it with cheese and the famous fried egg. The egg was fried hard, which is strange since the whole point of adding fried egg to things is to have the runny yolk coat everything and add goodness; if you didn't know the egg was there you would have missed it. There wasn't much cheese either. But the worst thing was the pickles, which were bread and butter (ie sweet), not the dills that are needed to balance the fattiness of the burger itself. Bizarre.

Fries appeared to be standard frozen fries. They were served unsalted, and the salt on the table was too coarse to stick, so pretty blah.

All and all, I won't be going back anytime soon.

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