Burger Monger in Tampa, Florida

Burger Monger in Tampa, Florida

I love cartoon characters and/or mascots from the burger chains’ early days. So I always get excited when some newer indie burger joint like Burger Monger (10412 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa) have their own dude (or dudette) representing the place. On the flip side of this coin, you always hope that the resto has some good food or it’s just a waste of a character. My wife Marcela 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 a double order of fries (1 pound), a chili dog, and The Burger Monger (their signature 6 oz. Akaushi Kobe Beef patty). The shake arrives, and I watch the person who claimed they didn’t want any, slurping away. I take a taste, and …

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