(It does not bother me when people disagree with me; the world would be boring if we all shared the same opinions. But I am curious about what the burgers looked and tasted like that the people who enjoyed it received. There is no possible way they looked and tasted like the one I received... is there?)
Since then I have been eating different turkey burgers around Pasadena to reinforce (or reevaluate) my opinion of Carl's burger. I ate a turkey burger at Wolfe Burgers, which has always been a favorite of mine, and I still loved it - though it's not as good as it used to be.
Fatburger's turkey burgers have also always been great. There was a time when I went years eschewing their eponymous burger and only ordering the turkey version. But it had been a couple of years since I'd eaten one - long before the Fatburger opened in Pasadena last fall. I figured it was time to try it again.
I went in on a hot Saturday afternoon and the place was packed. It was good to see, as was the fact that they have their system down much better than when they opened. Despite the crowd I waited less than ten minutes for my burger. It was beautiful to look at: fresh lettuce poking out in every direction from under the top bun, mustard and pickles sitting on top of the patty.
And it was even better to eat. A little heavy on the condiments, perhaps, but that's how I like my turkey burgers. The turkey patty was juicy and fresh. There is no possible way this would have audibly snapped in half had I tried to bend it, as did that Carl's Jr. turkey burger. But then again the thought of trying that would never have occurred to me. I did not want to do anything to this burger but eat every bite of it.
Which I did. I have no trouble calling this my favorite turkey burger in town.
Elizabeth ordered the one of the smaller burgers - not the Baby Fat but the 5.3 oz burger. It looked good so I thought I'd include a pic of that, too.