Everyone loves a good burger right? Well at least once a month (that time of the month) we visit our local Plan B for a burger. I have mixed feelings about this place. First off, it’s a chain and I don’t typically go for chain restaurants, but as far as a good clean burger out on the town, this is probably your best bet.
If you’ve ever been to one, you know that upon entering if you look upward, you’re hit with the reality of where you are. I don’t know if this is meant to be a joke or what, but whoever decided that their light fixtures should be made from the very same meat hooks that our meat is butchered on, should be fired. Yes, it’s conversational. It also borders on unappealing. (I purposely left this photo out)
Getting past that, I would say that most of the offerings are of the fatty/comfort kind. The portions are ridiculously huge. There are certainly clean options, just not as many. Going here, I’m a creature of habit due to the limited clean selections. This is okay, I’m really here for a nice white Alagash (made in Maine), the fried pickles & peppers (the most awesome splurge shared amongst the table) and a burger with a side salad.
Here’s the thing, they’re inconsistent. There is always either something wrong with the order or the server. The pickles & peppers, always good. The burgers are offered either pink or no pink, nothing in between. They’re loosely packed burgers, which can make them difficult to eat. I usually opt for mine served in a lettuce wrap. Today I went for the whole wheat bun and ending up ditching it after one bite, too big and my burger was crumbling out of it. They have a good selection of burger combinations, but to keep it clean I go for the baja burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado and jalepeno. I ditch the cheese and the mayo sauce it comes with.
There’s usually a 45 minute wait, but if you’re smart you’ll head outside while the weather is still warm and you’ll be seated immediately. Tonight’s server plain old sucked! Perusing the menu I see that one of the burger options has a fried egg on it. I love egg on my burger, but over easy as the creamy yolk replaces the mayo with a much better taste. First we order the pickles & peppers and a beer, I was informed by the server that he would be bringing out our beer when the app came out….huh? I don’t like to drink when I eat…I like to drink before I eat while I talk to my friends and wait for my food. Okay, it is what it is, but Mark & I definitely commented to each other on that one. Now to dinner. I order the baja burger and ask if I can have the egg added, over easy. His response, “this isn’t I-hop, that’s across the street, the kitchen can only make it fried”…..WHAT?!? What kind of nonsense is that? Oh yeah, now I can’t wait to eat. So I get my burger as usual and this time the side salad I select is a cucumber/tomato, not bad, but overly dressed with olive oil.
Needless to say, aside from the company, this meal was a bust thanks to the server. Basically, we ate and ran. I would not say to pass up the place, I would say, take it for what it is, which is definitely not a date night.
My rating 2 out of 5 stars http://www.planbburger.com