Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hero Certified Burgers

I realize that The Burger’s Priest is going to be a tough act to follow but a recent visit to a Hero Certified Burgers counter only put them further in the lead.

It’s easy to find a Hero; there are twenty two locations.

It’s hard for me to come up with something good to say.

This is going to be a short one...

Their burgers are certified Canadian Angus beef. Even Harvey's has an Angus burger; it's not a sign of greatness.

Hero brags that their burgers are 100% range free, hormone free, antibiotic free and gluten free. That all sounds wonderful but unfortunately none of that freedom amounts to a tastier burger. These patties are 100% flavourless, 100% dry and 100% over cooked.

The sign says your burger will be cooked med well. The sign meant to say well done. In fact, this burger was so dry I was thankful for the otherwise useless “Hero Sauce” (glorified ranch dressing) that smothered it.

The Signature Hero Burger ($5.49/4 oz.) comes with the “sauce”, Canadian Cheddar and tomato. I add lettuce because you have to but instead of iceberg, it was spring mix. I hate spring mix in a salad let alone on my burger. You also have to put the cheese on top of the patty not on the bottom of it but Hero has that backwards too.

The fries were too thick. Skinny equals crispy. These fries are soggy.

Ditto for the onion rings.

Basically the only good that came out of this experience was the option for a whole wheat bun.

Hero Certified Burgers
Locations across the GTA
Open daily
Cash and debit
No license

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