There was a time in my life when my diet was completely taken over by burgers. I remember Mark and I visiting different burger joints, our dates filled with greasy patties served with greasier sides. Now that I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle (a.k.a. Lessening the junk that I put in my body), I realize that I actually miss eating these types of food. I haven’t had a burger in months so trying it again after a long time was truly an interesting experience.
Located at Glorietta 2, Fatburger has been one of those burger joints that I’ve always passed by while I was working. I tried it once, sometime in early 2017, but I haven’t had the chance to go back again until recently. One of the things that I loved before (and still love today) was their spacious area, which is perfect for big groups dining in. The place was clean, with interior screaming America: plush cushion chairs, and intricate decors that remind the customers where this joint really came from.
Original Fatburger (PHP 195)
There was a nice variety of diner food on their menu — from the sides to the burgers and buffalo wings, Fatburger is definitely a place where you can seek comfort with their delicious offerings. We were able to try their Original Fatburger (PHP 195), which has quarter pound beef and the usual toppings that come with it. It’s good to note that you can choose your bun according to your liking, with the lettuce wrap coming in for free. Aside from the white bun and the lettuce wrap, they also offer Brioche, English Muffin, and Gluten Free bun; something that very few burger joints offer. You can also choose your cheese or put a variety of add-ons, making their burgers customizable depending on your preference.
While I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews online, to be perfectly honest, I find Fatburger to not be that bad. The patty can be a little bland to my liking, but it still has its juicy sauce that brings in a decent amount of flavor to your food. Price point can be a little high, too, but considering its competitors, I’d say that it’s pretty average for your US franchise.
Chili Cheese Fries (PHP 165)
We were also able to try their Chili Cheese Fries (PHP 165), and this is truly something that I enjoyed eating. The fries were topped with a generous amount of chili and cheese, which is interesting. I love anything that has chili, so this could be a little biased, but they’re really flavorful and enjoyable to eat. The US potatoes are cooked perfectly-crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The serving is a little too big to be enjoyed by yourself, so best to share this with your family or friends.
If you read about my recent post about my cooking adventures with US potatoes, you can see that I love working with them and trying a different version of this dish inspires me to go back to the kitchen!
We haven’t tried the wings, much to our dismay, but I’m definitely coming back for that. To top off your meal, you can also order their hand-scooped milkshake (PHP 195). This one is a little pricey for me, but you can always enjoy your burgers with the good ol’ iced tea if you’re on a budget.
All in all, we had a pretty decent experience in Fatburger. They can still improve on a lot of things, but it’s a good place to hang out and eat if you have some cash to burn. They serve food that’s pretty filling and that’s good enough for me.
The Chili Cheese fries are part of Potatoes USA’s US Poutine Festival wherein they partnered with four restaurants to create their signature poutine dish and serve them to the public for a limited time. To know more about US potatoes visit their Facebook page.
Ground Floor, Glorietta 2, Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
Estimated budget for 2 pax: PHP 1,000