By grace.g.yang ยท June 22, 2007
Under: Burgers,Cheap Eats,Lunch,Midtown East

On Sunday, Chris and I headed to Goodburger to try out their cheeseburgers (a lot of my friends from work said it was better than Shake Shack). Since I love Shake Shack, I had to see what all the fuss was about. There are a couple of Goodburgers around the city (there’s actually one RIGHT by me on 54th and Lexington) and there is a new one opening up around Union Square this August. Goodburger is home of the …goodburger:

And you can order online, so for really lazy and chubby people, it’s perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚ (meaning, I will always order online from now on). ๐Ÿ˜‰ I ordered my usual cheeseburger without mayo and onion and Chris ordered the same. The prices are a little higher than Shake Shack’s, but you don’t have to wait in line, which is always a good thing. Our meal:


And a close up of the burger:


Goodburger grills their burgers on a huge open flame and they definitely taste like it. Very delicious. The cheese is melted perfectly, there’s not an overload of vegetables and condiments, and the flame taste makes the meat extra tasty. It isn’t as heavy as Shake Shack, either, which is a good thing because everytime I leave Shake Shack, I feel like I need to go on a diet. Actually, just writing about Shake Shack makes me feel a little greasy. I still love Shake Shack because of the buttery bun taste and the meat’s seasoning, but I feel like Goodburger is almost…good for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you think my doctor would buy that?! The fries were also good – freshly made and very crispy.

One complaint: I’m not sure how cooks are SUPPOSED to handle burgers, but our cook didn’t use gloves on both of his hands, meaning his right hand was exposed while he was touching my beef patty, touching my bun, all of the different veggies, etc. That can’t be clean, right? The other person working behind the counter was wearing gloves on both hands, which leads me to believe that the guy should have been as well. They definitely need to work on that. Overall, I think Goodburger is – dare I say it – better than Shake Shack. Yes, I said it. Now I’m going to order some online and wait for it to show up at my door. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Reader Comments

I ate at goodburger today. I definetly enjoyed it but i wasnt wowed. I’d probably return. However i still like five guys better

Written By ORyan on January 20th, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

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