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The Burger Freak (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on July 11th, 2012 · American Fast Food Fort Lauderdale

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***** The Burger Freak, 6880 North Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, (954) 969-0380.

Got a real good fast food-takeout burger joint for you…The Burger Freak- in Fort Lauderdale. Not too many people know about this one yet–it’s only 2 weeks old.

The Burger Freak is a real hole-in-the-wall, I’m thinking 600 sq. feet, order at/pickup at counter…there are only 6 seats, so don’t really plan on eating there. You can check menu/prices at www.theburgerfreak.com.

I’m gonna assume that you guys know what “reinventing the wheel” means. Rather than rehashing old stuff, suffice it to say, that in the past few years, America’s hamburger “business” has seen more new fast food and full service players- than there are Chins in a Chinese phonebook. It seems to me, that every day a new “one” pops up by-my-house…you know the players—chains like Five Guys, BurgerFi, Elevation, Smashburger, CG, Shake Shack…and one-offs like Between The Bun, Charm City, The Office, Gimme A Burger, HiWay…Now nothing for nothing, Jeff Eats has never met a burger and fries that he didn’t like…but you and I both know, that this burger game of musical chairs will soon end and there are going to be a ton of unhappy burger entrepreneurs out there.

Now, let’s get back to- reinventing-the-wheel…

It just seems to me, give or take a small handful, most of the new burger players out there-have actually convinced themselves that they have reinvented the wheel. I’ve heard more stories about- organic this, corn feed that, fresh this and natural & healthy that —than you can shake a stick at. I got a big surprise for them, Jeff Eats and most of you guys couldn’t give a rat’s ass about their “burger’s story”—the only thing we really care about, TASTE.

Anyway…today, I tried The Burger Freak and had a real nice chat with Adam- one of its owners. To make a long story short, these guys aren’t trying to reinvent anything. Their goal, to make a delcious burger and bang it out at a real reasonable price. These guys are “smart”—they figured out that since the wheel (in this case-the burger) had already been invented…their “hook” would be to dress-up that burger with imaginative/creative toppings. Sort of like, buying a car and then jazzing it up with fancy wheels!

Now, let’s talk food…I am telling you, this joint makes one of the best fast-food burgers that Jeff Eats has ever eaten. For our purposes, I did a 6oz. flat-top grilled hamburger/American cheese/grilled onion/mayo/ketchup/kaiser roll ($6.97) with french fries. Trust me, like I said a few seconds ago, one of the best I’ve ever eaten. The french fries were a skin-on frozen product and they were also delicious.

When you check The Burger Freak’s website, you will find that in addition to beef burgers, its also got turkey/chicken breast/veggie/mushroom burgers. The guys behind The Burger Freak are very smart…no reinventing the wheel and no reinventing the assembly line…Henry Ford and Subway already took care of that! Pick your patty, pick your bread, pick your toppings (there are literally tons of them). For the less creative, The Burger Freak has a sign-board filled with burgers and hot dogs like “The Elephant Man”–”The Tatooed Lady” that have pre-ordained toppings.

I absolutely loved The Burger Freak.

Let me go out on a limb here…

The Burger Freak would make a great “franchise”…600 square feet, circus-side show posters’ decor/limited menu/reasonable prices/delicious food. Homerun–in college towns.

The Burger Freak is open Monday-Friday 10:30am-2:30pm closed on Saturday & Sunday…Yeah yeah yeah, I know the hours sound nuts, but the location is in an industrial area—so the play here is office and blue collar workers.

15 Comments to “The Burger Freak (Fort Lauderdale)”

  1. Aaron G. says...

    Hey Jeff, read about Burger Freak here and http://www.burgersbythebeach.com.
    I picked up a couple of burgers and ff and you are right they were delicious. The place is also really cool looking.
    Thanks,
    Aaron G.

  2. JeffEats says...

    Aaron G.:

    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    Jeff Eats got to give credit where credit is due…tried The Burger Freak after reading about it at Burgers By The Beach.

    Thanks for reading…

  3. Aaron G. – Thanks for being a loyal follower and showing your support for the blog!

    Jeff Eats – Glad I was able to get to one place before you, lol… Pretty hard to do! Thanks for the mention and I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the good work!

    • JeffEats says...

      Burger By The Beach:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      Really enjoy your site.

      Thanks for reading…

      • Carleton says...

        The two of you should do something else. Frozen unseasoned burgers. This place is the biggest joke in town.

        • Sorry Carleton,

          No Frozen Burgers Here!

          Personally, I dont think you can fully judge a brand new restaurant by its first few days in business. The service is going to suck, the quaility of the food may not be 100%. As with all new products from new businesses to new car models, the kinks have to worked out. And sometimes that can only happen by putting a few on the road first!

          Come back in a month, when things are going smooth, and we will personally make you a new burger.

          The Burger Freak

        • JeffEats says...

          Carleton:

          Just had a chance to read your comments.

          Let’s see 2 food blogs like The Burger Freak and your blog (Inside Florida) doesn’t…now if this was an election, who wins?

          All I know is that Jeff Eats liked the food.

          Jeff Eats has no idea what your taste critera is. Just maybe, to quote you “you should do something else.”

          Thanks for reading…

  4. Janice says...

    You’re all a bunch of liars. The burgers at this place are junk.

  5. Carleton says...

    I assume that you mean that they close at 2:30pm? 2:30am would be nuts.

  6. Brian Kempe says...

    Best Burger I’ve eaten since moving to FL. Im munching my way through there menu one day at a time. #2 Jacks … Burger FI doth sucketh

  7. SMITH says...

    I really enjoyed my cheeseburger and fries. One of my friends also had a grilled hot dog and he said it was delicious.

  8. Allison says...

    The Burger Freak has one of the best burgers I’ve eaten in South Florida. I really enjoyed how flavorful they were. And the service was a little slow no it was very busy so its understandable. Over all it was a fantastic experience!

  9. Brooke says...

    Loved this place! The whole idea, decor, variety, and website are great. The Ring Leader is mt absolute favorite! Will definitely be frequenting this joint :)

  10. burgermeister says...

    great burgers and fries.
    a real winner.

  11. Makayla Clanton says...

    Only one word to describe this spot… AWESOME!! If the end of the world threat does come around again – we’ll be stopping by Burger Freak to load up to take into our cardboard box!!

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