On Monday we made our way to Unley Road to try the newly opened burger bar, Burger Inc. After working for 8 years at a burger shop in the South, Johnny decided it was time to venture out on his own. He gathered his inspiration from multiple Melbourne trips, which is shown through his clean and minimalistic interior, and classic bar. Only being open for 3 weeks Johnny and the team are in the early stages of their trading, and I believe they have a lot of potential to become the next cool burger joint.
We sampled a few items on their menu.
Inc Cheeseburger with smashed patty, American cheese, lettuce and tomato
Aesthetically this burger looked on point. The smashed patty helped to give it a unique look, flowing out the sides of the bun. The meat was thin and relatively juicy, but I think it could have had a bit more flavour. I personally prefer my patty’s a little bit thicker, but I felt that they did very well with this style of burger. The vegetables were all incredibly fresh, and the American cheese was the cherry on top.
Veezeburger with plant based patty, vegan cheese, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard
We were incredibly happy with the quality of this burger. It can be very hard to find a nourishing vegan burger, as a lot of the time people don’t know how to do them well. There was a lot of flavour, and all the elements went incredibly well together. The patty was not too salty, which they can sometimes be.
Shoestring fries are where it is at, especially at a burger bar. They were salty, crispy and delicious, and when dipped in Siracha mayo, were a party in the mouth. The salt to chip ratio was also on point.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are popular these days, and are certainly taking over normal fries. I loved the thickness and saltiness of these potatoes. They did go soggy a little bit too quickly, but this is bound to happen at times. A great side with any burger.
This shake was to die for. I loved the bits of cookies mixed throughout the thick and sweet shake, and it made it incredibly pleasant to drink. Every sip of the shake was that little bit more exciting.
I felt that the burgers were standard for their price. All ranging from $12 to $18. The location of the bar is prime, situated on high foot traffic on Unley Road, and it will be sure to attract locals and surrounding businesses. We wish Johnny and his team all the best of luck with the future. We love what you have done in the lead up to your opening, and we can’t wait to see what else is to come.
By Tomika Salerno