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>>

Burger Joint is Latest Victim of Rising Food Costs


  • On a similar note, Sapporo has raised their prices. The regular ramens are now $8 and the special ones are $8.75.

  • Noooooo!!!! Not Sapporo, too!!! I’ve noticed that a lot of restaurants are dumbing down their soups, too. Times must be tough. Why sacrifice quality and raise prices at the same time?

  • I was there last week. Burger, fries, and a shake… $17

    And I don’t think it’s worth it. A soda is like $3

  • Their ‘costs’ are NOT rising! They read on the internet the government bullshit that the ‘recession’ is easing, and Burger Joint sees an opportunity to gouge their customers — albeit, in small increments at a time.

    Let me give you an example of ‘FOOD COSTS’ today:

    The northeast, huge (Dutch owned conglomerate) grocery store chain, GIANT FOODS, is this week selling USDA ‘Choice’ Standing Rib Roasts (that’s what MOST New Yawk City restaurants sell as ‘Prime Rib’) for $4.99 per pound.

    YEP, that’s right — $4.99 per POUND!

    Now, tell me, or any other thinking individual that ‘Burger Joint’ needs to raise its prices.


    Carry on, please.

  • This is why I laugh about people who obsess over burger joint. I’d rather to go Judge Roy Bean for a burger and a pint at those prices.

  • burgextortion! what an unlikely and ridiculous portmanteau!

  • Seriously, Burger Joint is all hype. I rather eat TWO cheeseburgers from Carnegie John’s instead. Way better value and a good taste!!

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