Can a city have too many burger joints? That remains to be seen in Toronto where Fresh Burger has opened its second location at Church St. and Wellesley St., kitty corner from Hero Burger.
Fresh Burger is a family run business, started by Jacques Kavafian in 2013 after spending 28 years on Bay Street. His wife Nagako also works at the first location in Richmond Hill near their home.
They hope to expand in the GTA with ten more locations in four years.
They have spent the last 14 months perfecting their product and process, in order to create the best burger.
They must be doing something right since they won the Yelpie award as Toronto’s favourite burger restaurant in 2014!
To celebrate the opening of their second location, Fresh Burger offered free burgers from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday November 20, 2014. No surprise, the line up was around the block!
They only have two different burgers on the menu, the Fresh 4 oz AAA sirloin and the Prime 6 oz prime grade beef. Both meats are ground fresh in house daily. The burgers come with cheese, lettuce, tomato and Fresh Burger sauce, but I also ordered bacon, caramelized onion and fried jalapenos for more of a kick!
The potatoes are peeled and cut by hand daily, blanched in Canola oil at low heat, then at high heat just before serving. Being Canadian, they also serve authentic Poutine.
The Fresh Burger meal: a 4 oz burger, fries and a drink costs $8.85, and everything is made fresh, never frozen, and tastes like a hamburger should! If you compare this to other large chain burger places, Fresh Burger is well worth the price.
(photos by o.s.)
Fresh Burger on Church Street