The Counter: Liked the concept, not the execution

by Melissa June. 10, 2009 1084 views

The Counter is a build-your-own-burger joint that seems to quickly be taking over the planet. A quick peruse of their website informs me they've got locations in CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, HI, NC, UT and even as far as Australia and Ireland.

The concept is simple and fun; choose a protein, a cheese, up to four toppings, a sauce and a bun. The beef is antibiotic and hormone free.

Sit down, grab a clipboard and a pencil and check away from the long list of creative choices.

Better close up of the menu from the company website.

I'll be the first to admit, I over did it with my choices, which is very easy to do, just check another box!

Protein: Beef
Cheese: Herb Goat Cheese Spread
Toppings: Lettuce blend, tomatoes
Premium Toppings: Avocado, Bacon
Sauce: Caramelized Onion Marmalade

The toppings were tasty, the meat was flavorless, I guess that's why you need so many toppings.

The onion straws were great and of course, Paul loved his milkshake

If you don't want to have to think too much, you can order a pre-selected signature burger. They also have a shake of the month. All last month of was hearing about a churro shake but didn't realize it was just the shake of the month for May. I hope that one comes around again since I think I'd only go back for shakes and fries.

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Tamara Harden 10 years, 5 months ago

Add to the fact that that burger doesn't even look like it's seen a grill!! But the onion strings look absolutely wonderful. Makes me wish I had some now!! Sometimes, having so many choices is not such a good thing. Nothing beats a regular ole cheese burger deluxe.

10 years, 5 months ago Edited