Category Archives: Less than $7.99

Burger Burger – 6oz Burger

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Well, I was in New West today and I wanted a fast lunch. Unfortunately, I came here. Sorry, I shouldn’t be so harsh; I mean for what I paid for ($4.45 + $0.85 for bacon and $0.85 for cheese), the burger was decent – good bun, not too greasy, ok taste. Its just not on par with an awesome hamburger and I’ve had my fair share of those ! I shouldn’t diss this place to much – They’re friendly, fast and cheap. Ive got to say, for the price, this is a winner. Overall, for burger quality, it doesn’t stack up, but of course, you’ll pay double for a awesome burger in this town. Burger Burger is located on 6th Street in New Westminster.

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Save-On Meats – The Burger

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Well, I finally got around to visiting the revamped Save-On Meats on West Hastings. From what I’ve read and heard, Save-On Meats prides themselves on their hamburger – they even claim it to be “The Best Damn Deal in town”. According to their website, the burgers are made with hand ground chuck steak and fresh herbs daily. The burgers are topped with their butcher shop bacon, melted cheddar, smoky BBQ sauce, tomato and lettuce. It comes with a choice of fries, mash, coleslaw or a green salad. All this for $6.00. Going in I thought to myself, how can you get a good burger for $6.00, so my expectations were not high. However, after having the burger, I was pleasantly surprised. This burger was great. The herbs in the burger and the sauce really make this burger. The beef was nice and moist too and not greasy, which is always a plus ! For $6.00, this is in the lower price category, but this would rank high in the $8.00 – $11.99 category too ! I highly recommend this burger if you’re in the area. Bottom line – We have a new #1 in the category “Less than $7.99”

  • Price: $6.00
  • Rating in Category: 9.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 6/10
  • Time from order to table: 10 mins
  • Address: 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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Wendy’s – Double Cheese Burger


Today, I decided to have one of Wendy’s old fashioned burgers – the Double Cheese to be exact. I added bacon for an extra $0.90. It comes with two 1/4 pound patties, processed cheese, iceberg lettuce, onions, tomato and pickles. For a fast food burger it was just fine – it satisfied my temporary grease and salt cravings (I haven’t had a burger in 3 weeks !!). But this burger does not compare with most restaurant burgers, and specialty burger joints.

  • Price: $5.79
  • Rating in Category: 5.5/10
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/10
  • Time from order to table: 2 mins
  • Address: Locations all over

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A & W – Grandma Burger

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A&W has come out with the new Prime Rib Burger. The standard prime rib burger comes with only caramelized onions. I added cheddar (extra $1), bacon (extra 70 cents), lettuce (extra 35 cents) and tomato (extra 35 cents) to mine. The burger was just okay, but nothing too special. I would prefer A&W’s uncle burger any day over this one. I feel that the burger needs some seasoning or a special sauce. They asked me if I wanted horseradish on the side (I said no). Overall, I wouldn’t waste my time on this burger. As I said, the uncle burger is much better; the teen burger is even better IMO.

  • Price: $6.39
  • Rating in Category: 6/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Time from order to table: 5 mins
  • Address: Locations everywhere

A & W – Uncle Burger

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Well, I decided to try out A&W’s bacon cheddar Uncle Burger (it has been around since 29 September, 2007). This 5 oz sirloin burger has: A&W seasoning, a sesame seed bun, real cheddar cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard, pickles, mayo, whole leaf lettuce, tomato and an onion slice. This would be considered A&W’s premium burger. The burger was actually pretty good. Much better than McDonald’s new Angus Third Pounder. This is a definite recommendation.

  • Price: $6.49
  • Rating in Category: 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 5.5/10
  • Time from order to table: 3 mins
  • Address: Places everywhere

McDonalds – Angus Third Pounder Burger

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Back to McDonald’s to try out their new Angus Third Pounder. This has recently been added to the menu in Canada and replaces the prior Angus Burger, which was also 1/3 of a pound. Today, I had the Bacon and Cheese Third Pounder (and added lettuce and tomato for 20 cents extra). The Deluxe version comes with lettuce and tomato, but no bacon !! McDonald’s advertises the burger as a “100% Angus beef patty on a premium bakery style bun, with a savoury bacon, two slices of golden cheese (processed !!) and crisp red onion and crinkle-cut pickles”

The burger was just okay – the previous version was much better. This new version has processed cheese rather than real cheddar and the bun is not as good as before. Overall, I’m not happy with the new Angus Burger from McDonald’s. I liked the old version much better. The new version is slightly cheaper. I don’t think I’ll be going back for this one. A&W’s Bacon Cheddar Uncle Burger is much better in my opinion.

  • Price: $5.69
  • Rating in Category: 7/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Time from order to table: 3 mins
  • Address: All over

Harvey’s – Bacon Cheddar Great Canadian Burger

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Today I had Harvey’s ‘Bacon Cheddar Great Canadian Burger’. This is considered their Premium Burger. As with all of Harvey’s burgers, this is a charbroiled, cooked-to-order burger and there is a choice of nine toppings. I had mine with lettuce, tomato, pickle, banana peppers and their mesquite hot barbeque sauce – which isn’t too hot by the way. It was tasty, but in this category (under $7.99), McDonald’s Angus burger wins hands down. Update: McDonald’s new ‘Third Pounder’ is not as good as the Great Canadian !

  • Price: $6.79
  • Rating in Category: 8/10
  • Overall Rating: 5.5/10
  • Time from order to table: 5 mins
  • Address: They have locations all over the place – mostly in malls and Home Depots

McDonald’s – Angus Burger

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McDonald’s came out with their Angus burger in May 2008 (apparently after years of development !). The 1/3 pound, 100% Angus beef patty – lightly seasoned with salt and pepper – is one of many elements which give this new burger a homemade look and taste. With fresh ingredients including ripe tomato slices, crisp whole leaf lettuce, rings of red onions, sliced pickles, savoury garlic mayonnaise and tangy mustard on a toasted bakery-style bun exclusive to McDonald’s. Bacon & Natural Cheddar Cheese is optional for an extra charge of about $1.00 (the price below is for the bacon, cheddar Angus burger).

In its price range, this burger ranks at the top, but overall, not so much. I’ve had this burger in the past and the patty was quite dry, but this time, it was juicy and flavourful. If you’re in a rush and you want a good, decent, cheap burger, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this one.

NOTE : This burger no longer exists. McDonald’s new Third Pounder is reviewed here…

  • Price: $6.38
  • Rating in Category: 9/10
  • Overall Rating: 6.5/10
  • Time from order to table: 5 mins
  • Address: They’re everywhere

Pit Pub – UBC – Mexi-Burger

Pit Pub - UBCThe Pit Pub at UBC has themed burgers for each day of the week. Today, I had the Mexi-Burger. For the price ($4.95 inc tax), this was a great deal and not a bad burger. In fact, the price was the same 16 years ago when I attended UBC !! Definitely worth the price and I will definitely go back !

  • Price: $4.50
  • Rating in Category: 6/10
  • Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Address: Student Union Bldg, UBC