Lucky’s Famous Burgers

My friend and I popped into the new Lucky’s Famous Burgers location on 23rd St. near 8th ave last week.  We were in the mood for some burgers!

There were only a handful of customers inside — which worried me — and the floor looked unswept.  A few (friendly) employees were standing around watching the game on TV, not doing much….one was even doing hanging tricep pushup dips above two counters behind the register. Why couldn’t they sweep the floor? Also, something about the orange and red decor (although cleverly lit and designed) was too close to McDonald’s for me.

And after reading about all that E. Coli and ground beef business  in the NY Times last week, I said to myself  “Why didn’t I go to ‘healthy’ grass-fed, etc etc. burger joint if I’m gonna risk my life eating a burger?”

Anyway, I ordered one of their $10 meals which included: two mini cheeseburgers, one order of fries and a 20 oz soda.

My meal, in bad lighting

A portion of my double mini cheeseburger meal, in poor lighting

I was pleasantly surprised! The burgers were juicy, with pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion and their special sauce,  all lovingly wrapped. The fries were the most outstanding part of the meal: fine crinkle cuts, crispy and nicely seasoned.

Closer look at the (mini) burger

Closer look at the (mini) burger

The portion size was perfect for me, too.   I ate half of my meal (one burger) at Lucky’s and saved the rest (the second burger) for snacking on at home later.  Two hours later, the fries stayed firm and flavorful, not over oily or soggy. And my burger bun held up.

Nice job, Lucky’s.

Lucky’s Famous Burgers

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