Burgernomics, 286 Ballarat Road, Braybrook.
These days, it seems, Wednesday night is burger night for Consider The Sauce.
So off we trek to Ballarat Road in Braybrook.
We’ve tried Burgernomics previously – a few days after the joint opened – but it was all too busy and crazy.
On a lovely mid-week night, things are a lot more orderly and we’re keen to see what’s on offer.
What we find is a small, tidy fast-food cafe with a fairly typical menu of burgers and variously souped-up fries – think cheese, bolognese, nachos and so on.
The small crew on hand are upbeat, smiling and doing a top-class job.
Turnaround time – from ordering to eating – is about as brief as possible and thus way shorter than some places we could mention.
While I mostly disapprove of the many leaning towers of customised burgers I see splattered across social media these days, I choose not to deny Bennie when his eyes light up at seeing the blackboard Burgernomics special of the Bulldog Burger ($14.90) of beef, fried chicken, double cheese, bacon lettuce, tomato, mayo, BBQ sauce.
In truth, while his Bulldog Burger is substantial it is still a burger of manageable proportions.
Bennie’s unsure about the compatibility of the cow ‘n’ chook – but is thrilled with his burger nevertheless, and particularly the wonderfully crisp and big slab of chicken.
He downs the lot.
My own Baconator ($10.90) with extra beef patty ($3), too, is excellent – though the extra patty is hardly warranted given I don’t quite manage to finish eating my meal.
The beef is plain but good and all the trimmings and dressings are fine.
We’ve become a little cynical about the use of brioche – or brioche-style buns – in burgers, finding them often either dry or used as an excuse to go small.
These are both fresh and of regular burger dimensions – yay!
Our “beer-battered” fries ($3) are fine but somewhat superfluous given the girth of our burgers.
So … we’ve enjoyed a very good burger dinner.
But as Bennie says: “They’re only burgers.”
So we’re not going to claim “best in the west” status for the Burgernomics fare.