Vera's Burger finally opened in Richmond! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that there was a coupon in the local Richmond newspaper for $5 off at Vera's until June 30. And this was with no minimum purchase! Thanks mom, for actually going through the Richmond Review and Richmond News!
This unit used to be owned by Triple O's, and I guess they didn't get enough business. I think they had the Tuesday specials everyday almost. I honestly don't know how Vera's would fair in Aberdeen Centre. It's such an Asian place, so it's kind of weird eating burgers in such an Asian style food court. (By the way, did you know I wrote a 4000 word paper on Aberdeen Centre in high school? It discussed the Asian-ness of Aberdeen. I thought you would like to know.)
Vera's kept the SHAKES BURGERS FRIES lettering on the walls, but they painted the walls orange. I was kind of surprised they were allowed to do this, seeing as the other stalls don't have their walls painted.
I got the cheese burger (~$7). I love how it actually looks like how they advertise it to be on their walls. Unlike Mcdonald's with their always perfect looking and smooth buns, Vera's presents it the way it is. The sloppiness kind of contributes to it feeling like it's made from scratch and not all processed like other fast food chains. The bun wasn't one of those weak hamburger buns that felt like sponge cake. However, I wish it were grilled or at least warm.
I was pleasantly surprised they used grated cheese rather than processed cheese slices. Not only does this shout UNPROCESSED to me, but I've actually learned to use grated cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches from Good Eats (the show with Alton Brown, who is a genius by the way). It just doesn't make sense to use any other type of cheese! I like Vera's because they grill the patties fresh. The first bite into the burger was really good, with the really juicy patty. It's slightly pink on the inside, which I love. According to their site, their "6 ounce burgers are made fresh to order and served slightly pink. Because of that, they take a little longer"."
On a sort of unrelated note, I went to Yaohan afterwards and saw they had a hamburger cake… with real lettuce!
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