Sunday, December 8, 2013

Yonah Burger (Gainesville, GA)

1191 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501, T: 770-534-1991


Yonah Burger has two locations in North Georgia: one in Cleveland and one in Gainesville (they clearly like towns with bigger brothers in other states). They have been in business since 1968, and have the same motto as Wendy’s: “never frozen.” I don’t think they have invested one dollar in the interior since opening. They do breakfasts, lunch and dinner, serving the usual for a fast food restaurant (e.g. burgers, chicken tenders, hot dogs, milkshakes). Their original twist seems to be the fried (!) pies.

M. gets the Turkey Burger ($5.95) and I get the Double Hamburger ($4.45); both come “all the way” (i.e. with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo) as well as with slaw and pickles (which come “upon request”). Both burgers are big and filling. The taste of this old-fashioned burger is old-fashioned but fresh and quite juicy – in fact, the turkey burger is one thick and quite juicy patty.

VERDICT: 73/100
Yonah Burger is a nice alternative to the national fast food chains, offering a bit fresher and more old-fashioned burger.

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