So I’m the only fool at my Atlanta conference who opted to skip the food court just across from the hotel during our hour and a half lunch break and instead take the bus 3.0 miles northeast for fixings. But I’m on a serious burger quest – how could I neglect a place called Yeah! Burger?
To my good fortune, the bus was on time, and the driver was incredibly friendly and helpful – although she explained that I could not get change for my $0.50 fare overpayment. It was all good, though – I had burger on the brain so she could have shaken me down for a hundred and I might have been alright.
More friendliness came my way when it was time to order, the young man at the counter bubbly and sweet (no, I didn’t taste him). If you’ve read this blog before, you know how turned on I get with build-your-own sorts of establishments. At Yeah! Burger, I got this, free wifi, and the bonus of their “keep it real” philosophy – Yeah! Burger firmly believes in the sustainable food movement, and providing healthy food options for customers.
My plan as I took a seat outside on the patio was to eat half of my burger in order to save room for Yogli Mogli, a shop right across the street. Yeah! and the yogurt place sit on a charming set of blocks in the Virginia-Highlands area of Atlanta. If I didn’t have to hustle back to my conference for a session on all-hazards preparedness planning basics – and beyond – I might have hung out a little more. But my burger was ready after just ten minutes or so, and I had to gulp it down in time to catch my return bus back to the hotel.
Succulent is the best way to describe it, robust turkey flavor working out well with all the add-ons I selected. The bun was firm on the outside, soft otherwise, reminding me of another yummy burger (one that I have not yet reviewed on Burger Quest) – Umami. The best part was the cheese – gooey and oozing out of my burger, and with a kick. The sweet P fries were a nice accompaniment, not offering a full sweet potato punch as I’ve had with other sweet Ps, but tasty still; not overly fried. Paired with Heinz organic ketchup, they were wonderful.
All in all, well worth the money and certainly worth the quick getaway – perfectly sized and made with fresh ingredients. I’d have to say Yeah! I couldn’t help but finish the entire burger.
But I still got some Yogli Mogli.
1017 N. Highland Avenue and one additional location
Official Dianderthal Burger Quest Burger List:
1. Hawkins House of Burgers turkey burger with
everything (mayo, mustard, pickles, tomato, red onion, lettuce), cheese added
2. Island’s California Flyer turkey burger (BBQ sauce, “Island Reds” – fried onion straws, pepper jack cheese, lettuce,
tomato & mayo)
3. Yeah! Burger (Make It Your Own – turkey patty, whole wheat bun, pepper jack cheese, sriracha mayo, ketchup, grilled onions, honey mustard)
4. The Habit (Veggie burger made like a Charburger, with mayo,
pickle, tomato, lettuce, caramelized onions, cucumber, and sprouts)
5. The Counter (Build Your Own – turkey patty, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, ketchup)
6. Burger City Grill (The BCG, turkey patty,
pickles, grilled onions)
1. Island’s fries with ranch dressing
2. The Counter 50-50 fries (half regular, half sweet Ps)
3. The Habit french fries
4. Burger City Grill fries
5. Yeah! Burger sweet potato fries
6. Hawkins House of Burgers fries