I can imagine the instantaneous reaction this post will receive. So I’ll come out and say it.
The fast food burger that I’m enjoying of late is from Triple O’s.
Having not grown up in British Columbia, I don’t harbour the long lasting childhood memories of others, who have had the food from White Spot and the like that seems to be true of many Vancouverites, from their very early days (and perhaps teenage years?).
Now granted, I’ve had Triple O’s a total of three times now. That’s in my lifetime.
So perhaps its still that “newness” of experience that is making me rate this burger the best of the lot among those fast food joints that I can navigate my way through their drive-thru, when I am in a completely lazy state and need a quick meal fix.
I certainly don’t know much about Triple O’s burger pedigree (if they even have one at all), but my trio of takeout meals has involved the original combo, spruced up with some mushroom toppings, as I just love these buttery fungi on my fast food meat in a bun.
Perhaps, and maybe someone can give their thoughts, that its this added bit of earthiness that is improving my overall burger experience at Triple O’s? In other words, does adding mushrooms help improve the flavor of the burger patty by moistening it somewhat, or even the whole package all together as if its some kind of magic ingredient that can turn the bad or mediocre into something acceptable (keeping in mind here, this is for a fast food experience)?
So what do I like about this in a nutshell? Its the relative soft textured bun that has a nice cushion-y feel, the decent patty of meat that has a beefy flavor and crumbly consistency to it, the layers of crunchy lettuce and here’s the kicker, I actually like whatever they want to call it (“special sauce”) that reminds me of Thousand Island dressing that they squirt on top. And as a lover of pickles, I like how they add one wrapped inside the paper but separately, so it doesn’t release its water content and thus make the bun too soggy before you are ready to eat.
Its late on a Sunday night. And here I am writing about a fast food burger. Am I nuts? 🙂