Friday 4 November 2011

Holy Chuck, Toronto, ON

I had read that Retro Burger, which was in the neighbourhood where I work (Yonge/St. Clair), was gone and Holy Chuck had taken its place. I'd only been to Retro Burger once (they weren't in the 'hood all that long) and I didn't think it was too bad.

I thought I'd check Holy Chuck out for lunch today.

What they emphasize is that they grind their burger in-house and it's never frozen ... sounded good to me!

I ordered a single burger, fries and a Diet Coke ... it came to just over $11.

I'd asked for mustard, ketchup, tomatoes and pickles on my burger. They forgot the tomatoes and pickles so I had to go back for them.

The burger was $5.49 ... not cheap for a single burger with no cheese or bacon. Here it is:

Considering the cost, it was small. The bun reminded me of a cheap generic grocery store bun. The burger was kind of tasteless and really greasy. The fries were a mixture of hot and cold fries, alas mostly cold ones.

Needless to say, I won't be back.

They have a challenge if you are up to it. If you can eat this monstrous burger (The Go Chuck Yourself - six patties, six cheese, triple bacon, caramelized onions and stacked between three grilled cheese sandwiches) and drink a milkshake within six minutes, you get it for free and go up on the hall of fame wall. The best time right now is three minutes. Ewwww!

Holy Chuck on Urbanspoon


Not Fainthearted said...

Thanks for the tip. I don't think I feel bad that we don't have this chain in Minneapolis. And thanks for the well-wishes on my blogoversary.

Fizzgig said...

we have a metro burger here, where you build your own burger, i get the turkey burger on a pretzel bun with stone ground mustard, provolone cheese and lettuce, with sweet potato fries. you made me totally want one now!!!!!

LeeAnn said...

you have had a lot of lousy meals lately

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That challenge could kill you!

Feisty Crone said...

Holy Chuck should focus on producing quality meals instead of devising a heart attack on a plate. That challenge sounds totally disgusting, and very unhealthy.

Adaptable Kay said...

I'm in agreement with Gran-That's not emphasizing good eating habits to people o.O

Honestly, I'm a big fan of burgers as much as the next person but that just looks like too much!

BunnyMummy said...

Thanks for the tip. I not include this place on my Onion Ring quest. The side of burger can either make or break an onion ring.

Anonymous said...

Are u kidding me? I'm a burger fanatic, I've eaten burgers at practically every burger spot in toronto. If u know anything about a good quality burger, than u know holy chuck is the best in the country. It's way better than any burger I've ever had in the states too. The only burger that comes close in comparrison is Umami Burger in Los Angeles California. You really must not understand what a good quality burger is or maybe u are use to frozen crap, holy chuck is the besttttttt burger u can find in canada, they put burger priest aka BP to shame. Everything about HC is awesome, from the burgers to the excellent service of the owners, they really understand what burgers are far better than anywhere I've been to, and I've eaten at over 1,000 burger joint throughout my time and I haven't found anything that I can say comes close that I'd say is as good ad HC