Spencer and I went to Cheeburger Cheeburger for lunch last week, a new-ish 50’s style burger chain in Baton Rouge. I had Cheeburger for the first time last summer in upstate NY and enjoyed it a lot; probably mostly due to the 70+ milkshake flavors you can mix to your heart’s desire. The restaurant also offers more than 20 different burger toppings, allowing diners to create their own unique taste at every visit. The 50’s style decor and music was a little cheesy, but I guess the restaurant needs some sort of shtick to stay interesting:
This time, Spencer decided to try and recreate a a southwestern-style burger from a fast-food chain (jalapenos, onion rings, bbq sauce, American cheese), while I went for old favorites blue cheese, bacon, and mushrooms.
Oh my goodness, we finally got a reaction out of Spencer! He really enjoyed his burger, and said the toppings he chose came together for the exact flavor he was looking for. My burger was less impressive. The toppings were really good–tangy blue cheese, perfectly cooked bacon–but I thought the burger itself was lacking. We both asked for a medium well temperature, but my burger was long overcooked when it got to my plate.
Visit Cheeburger for the milkshakes and, oddly enough, the wonderful burger toppings, but the burgers themselves are subpar. In addition to burgers and milkshakes, Cheeburger Cheeburger also offers salads and wraps which could prove to be more appetizing.