Sunday, April 19, 2015
Goody’s Burger House (Thessaloniki, Greece)
3 Kouskoura Street, Thessaloniki, 546 22, Greece, T: 2310-222280
Goody’s Burger House is a Greek chain of upscale fast food restaurants that has been around since 1975. After several take-overs it extended its network all over Greece with currently some 150 locations, including 5 in Cyprus and one each in (FYR) Macedonia and Albania. They serve burgers and sandwiches - for some reason they have a thing for Philadelphia soft cheese - as well as salads with fried fish and seafood.
I get one of the "Extreme Burgers", namely the Bacon & Chili Deluxe (€5.60). The Deluxe means it comes with fries. It’s not really a chili bacon burger though: rather, it is a burger with a slice of ham and chili past sauce. The burger has a soft texture, minced meat but not just beef. The fact that the thick slice of tomato overpowers the taste of the burger says a lot. The fries are broad, but not that thick, more shaped like canoes. Prefab but not bad.
Greece is not a country of burgers, although they are becoming more popular. Goody’s provides an ok, but relatively pricey, alternative to the usual US chains in Greece.