Burger Joint Raises Prices AGAIN
Five Guys and the Burger Joint (in the Parker Meridien on 56th btw. 6+7th) are neck and neck in the 2009 Readers’ Poll for Best Burger in Midtown , and considering I had Five Guys two weeks ago I figured I’d stop by Burger Joint today for a quick comparison. It’s been almost a year and a half since my last burger there, and I was kind of shocked by how expensive it is! On first glance it might seem like the same prices as before, but sales tax was included on the old menu but not included on the new menu. So once you add sales tax, everything is 50 cents more expensive than it was before. Don’t know when this price increase happened (admittedly it might have happened awhile ago) and 50 cents is not a total crime against humanity… but $7.50 for a hamburger, $8 for a cheeseburger, and $4 for fries? When I first started this site 3 1/2 years ago, a cheeseburger and fries from the Burger Joint was $9.50. Now it’s $12. Come on now!
There was a bit of good though. There was no line at Noon today, and it’s the Monday before X-Mas! Craziness. As for the taste? Well, I’ll leave that for the big January 4th “Best of 2009″ post. In the meantime, if you haven’t voted for your favorite burger yet (or any of the 2009 Readers’ Poll categories) you can vote for your faves here>>