Friday, December 3, 2010

Yeah! Burger: 1017 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta GA

Continuing our quest to find Atlanta's best burger, Alex and I were pleasantly surprised to find another well-known Atlanta burgerstablishment had set up a sister shop in our very backyard.

YEAH! Burger's (yup, that's what they call themselves) new East-side location is in the center of the busy Highlands neighborhood, which doesn't seem to have been taken into consideration in the planning of the restaurant.

I have to gripe a little before I get to the food.  If you run a popular burger eatery and are setting up a new shop in a popular neighborhood, wouldn't it make more sense to have two registers?  If I have to stand in line an hour for your burger, my expectations are going to be significantly raised to make up for the loss of my time.

Also, there is no clear direction for said hour-long line, so we all end up milling around in the (cramped) parking lot until some inflated SUV honks at us to move so it can park.  

But enough about that, how was the food?

The menu isn't exactly succinct so lets just say for every possible option (meat, bun, condiments, toppings) there are at least 4 and at most 20 choices.  All the meat @ YEAH! is hormone-free and grass-fed so we treated ourselves to a bacon cheeseburger and chili dog with 1/2 and 1/2 (that's fries and onion rings) and a milkshake (not pictured).  

Verdict?  The chili dog was so runny we had to eat it with knife & fork (good or bad thing?)  the fries and o.rings were acceptable but not incredible, and the double-patty cheeseburger was good, but definitely not worth the wait.

YEAH! Burger, any convenience due to your close-location is negated by your ridiculous wait.  We'd sooner drive to Decatur for another round of Farm Burger than return to your poorly planned establishment.  Get your act together.

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