Burger Joint is Latest Victim of Rising Food Costs
It seems like every day I’m posting one of these. First it was the buffets, and then Del Frisco’s raised the price of their steak tips deal. Now, the incredibly popular Burger Joint, “hidden” in the lobby of the Parker Meridien Hotel on 56th btw. 6+7th, has raised their prices. That’s right- the hamburger that you voted “Best Burger” in the 2008 Midtown Lunch Readers’ Poll, now costs $7 (up from $6). The cheeseburger gets a $1 price hike as well (to $7.50) and the grilled cheese, french fries, brownie, milkshake, bottled water and a beer now cost you 50 cents more. While soda and lemonade get a token 25 cent increase. Apparently the whole pickle is the only item immune to the recession.
I’m sure it won’t effect the line of tourists you currently find packing the place everyday, but with Five Guys now open a few blocks away, and Goodburger continuing their expansion, this price hike could have an effect on their lunchtime business.
With the price of food all over the city going up, and a Burger Joint hamburger and fries now going for $10.50, are these places no longer Midtown Lunches, or is it time we adjusted the $10 cap for inflation?
What the good ‘ole days looked like, after the jump…
Thanks to Lunch’er “Terry” for the tip. If you have a tip, news or recommendation, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org