I love cartoon characters and/or mascots from the burger chains’ early days. So I always get excited when some never indie joint has decided to have their own dude (or dudette) representing the place. On the flip-side of this coin, you always hope that the restaurant has some good food or it’s just a waste of a monger.
My wife was with me but just wanted something to drink so I took this opportunity to order her a Hershey Chocolate Häagen-Dazs Milk Shake that she didn’t want (maybe she didn’t but I needed to try it). I go for the Fries (Double Order which is 1 pound), Chili Dog and The Burger Monger (6 oz. of Akaushi Kobe Beef).
The shake arrives and I watch the person who claimed they didn’t want any, slurping away. I take a taste and it’s just like a milkshake version of a Hershey’s candy bar (makes sense I guess). The fries are crispy, delicious and since I don’t end up eating them all taken to go.
The Hot Dog is also Akaushi Beef and topped with an amazing chili sauce. This could be, might be and is, probably the Best Chili Dog I’ve ever had. Honestly, no joke. I loved it and I’m still thinking of it lovingly like a love affair from summer camp in junior high.
There’s nothing like a freshly baked bun to get you excited about what’s in-between it. The burger had a nice char, was very flavorful and at 6 oz wasn’t too big of a burger. If it’s too small for you, you can go “The Monster Monger” route which are 2 – 8 oz. patties. I chose to go with good ole’ neon yellow American which was the right choice. The buns are mildly garlic buttered which I didn’t care for. I’m gonna assume you can ask for it just toasted which I will do next time. And yes, there will be a next time.
Check out Burger Monger:
10412 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618