Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FGFB On The Road: Cheeburger Cheeburger

Imagine my surprise when my GF told me about a burger place in NJ named Cheeburger Cheeburger that was "amazing". With a name like this, and a tiny art girl claiming the burgers are amazing, the picture painted in my mind was of small portions, bright colors, and a minimalist swedish style set up like what's been going around the frozen yogurt bar scene for the past few years. On the way to a comic con where we both had tables set up, she took me there and boy, was I wrong.

I snapped a blurry pic so you could see the set up as if you were born in the 50s and are you are of that age now, but need glasses but refuse to go because health care costs too damn much.
A classic diner setup, I was yet to be amazed because, who hasn't been to a flashy diner in their own home town only to be met with slow service and a waitress who isn't the quirky fun diner waitress, but the depressing strung-out-come-to-your-table-once ones. Cheeburger Cheeburger had a good vibe, and the colors, brought me back to my pastel swedish frozen yogurt theory. And then, a bomb was dropped on my table.

invent huh?

wait, look at those sauces! 75 cents though, pass!


Now that I was met with what probably is the greatest burger joint menu of all time, I was lost. I didn't know what to do and the thought of FREE TOPPINGS blew my mind. Sensing my loss for words, the waiter asked if we wanted to start things off with some cheese fries. My overloaded brain spoke yes, and then I was asked what toppings I would like, and was met with UNLIMITED FREE TOPPINGS.

in an attempt to not overdo it (still had a monster burger to do here), we got cheese, sour cream, bacon, onions, and banana peppers

The fries were great, crispy where you needed them to be, but we mistakenly ordered cheese without thinking what kind it was. A call to all restaurants around the globe who serve cheese fries: STOP RUINING THEM WITH NACHO CHEESE. About 20% in, the fries became inedible, and just a mass of gross nacho cheese goo. I still picked at them throughout the meal, but I can't help but always feel cheated whenever nacho cheese is poured over outstanding french fries.

Washed the gross nacho cheese goo down with a mason jar of Kiwi Lemonade.
And now, on to what we've all been waiting for, the Cheeburger Cheeburger Burger. With this new unlimited topping development, I went and got what I thought would be the best combination of flavors. I got a Delirious Burger, not feeling I was man enough for the 20oz monster that lay as a possibility. This was 14oz of meat, topped with Bacon, Feta, Swiss, Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Chopped Garlic, Banana Peppers, Mayo, and A1. I REALLY wanted to add peanut butter to my burger, just like the old college days, but again, wanted to keep my cool and deliver a review somewhere in the realm of normal people.

 This burger was absolutely fantastic. The garlic may have been a little too much, but other than that every ounce of this Cheeburger Cheeburger burger was delicious. While devouring this thing, I was thinking about how the burger had a familiar taste, but didn't feel like I was chugging back a gallon of burger grease, but still had enough to make the burger juicy and decadent. After speaking with the owner of the place, who was your classic jacked diner owner who could be an extra on the set of Expendables 3, he told me that every cow was grass fed, lived out their lives and humanely slaughtered. Which, in a world where you still eat meat, it settles the soul slightly to know that you're eating a cow that had a pretty decent life comparatively.

The picture I had of the Peanut Butter Cup Shake that the lady had acquired came out too blurry, but a few pulls from hers made me regret that I didn't get one, even though I was filled to the brim with burger meat. The Peanut Butter was a large factor in the shake, where most of the time you get a vanilla base and a hint of PB, this time, we got a deep reese style flavored peanut butter taste in shake form.

All in All Cheeburger Cheeburger was a pleasure to dine in. With only the one hiccup of the cheese fry incident which could easily have been avoided if I requested the right kind of cheese, everything here tasted phenomenal. The Burger, which should be the crown jewel of any burger place stood head and shoulders above any other traditional diner setting I've ever been to. With that, and the almost 9 MILLION ways you can customize just about anything, I give Cheeburger Cheeburger and 

With a map that boasts locations in 15 states, you should be able to find one semi close to your mouth! http://cheeburger.com/locations.asp check their site to see if there's one near you, while you're in snap a pic of your burger, and tag #FGFB online. Spread the word! 


  1. Two onion rings on the burger for no charge? Awesome.
    And those shake options blows my mind. Brownie batter? Turtle? Daaamn. Yum.

  2. My god, that shake menu is epic!

  3. I agree with you both. I think EVERY restaurant needs to adopt a shake menu this intense!

  4. My state is not on that map, and I am sad- because I really want to know what a watermelon milk shake tastes like.

  5. You really need to review a Maid-Rite. Simply delicious, but it differs a bit by location.

    1. If we're ever in a state that has one, we'll try to remember. But that doesn't seem very probable. They need to come east!