Friday, November 22, 2013

The Burger Shack, Sehar Commercial, Defence Phase 6

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ   

TBS, or The Burger Shack, is the latest rave among the burger aficionados of Karachi since a few months.

The Burger Shack is located in the Seher commercial area, near the Defence Authority Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed College (DASKBZ).



Masjid Khadija-tul-Kubra
 
A mosque called Masjid Khadija-tul-Kubra is the prominent landmark that you should be searching for when you go looking for TBS for the very first time.

Note, reportedly, the staff at TBS takes timeouts for namaz breaks to go and pray here. A big positive in my book! :)


I actually took this screen shot myself from Google Maps, and highlighted the masjid in order to make future TBS customers' search for its location easier.

Just visit http://maps.google.com yourself, and type "Burger Shack, Karachi" in the search box. Very simple. 


Visit their website for more details about menu and prices.
It is a takeaway-only business right now, and queues are never short because of the high customer demand. From the time you reach TBS till the time you receive your order, expect to wait any time between 20-40 minutes.

And the queue comprises mostly of boys and men. 

Burgers and men seem to go together like bread and butter. ;)

Anyhow, don't be demoralized because of the long queues, because they have a very efficient, computerized token system in place to process orders. And patrons always wait patiently in line.

The prices are the same as KFC or McDonalds
 A burger deal/combo at The Burger Shack won't cut you back any more than the ones sold at international franchises, such as KFC or McDonald's.

But the food-quality difference is worlds apart! Which is great.


Shack Loaded Fries - Rs 140
For the complete menu, click here.
They sure serve some awesome fries! 
These fries came very hot, fuzzy-edged and topped with a yummy sauce that seemed to be a combination of garlic-flavored mayo and melted cheddar. 
Portion size is pretty good for the price, because of the high food quality. 


Classic Crunch Chicken Burger
- Rs 230
This bun that you see above, it was extremely soft and fresh. It didn't flake apart even a little. 

I saw large unbranded packets of buns inside their outlet when I took my order from their window, so it definitely seems that their buns are made for them in bulk privately. 

Hence the quality, eh? 


A fillet of crisp, fried boneless chicken topped with a slice of cheddar cheese, sitting on some lettuce and dressing/sauce, made up the contents of the sandwich.

 The succulent, crisp and juicy chicken patty inside the burger
Excellent quality of food (again)! 
It was extremely fresh and juicy. 


Chocolate Shake - Rs 150
 This is a cross between a milkshake and one of the "chillers" you can have at Gloria Jeans or Cinnabon
Rich in chocolate content, thick in texture, but low on milk quantity, it was topped with froth and had a layer of crushed ice at the bottom, the way other chillers have. 
All in all, a nice shake to have with your burger.

Verdict: TBS is a must try for burger fans. I think we all should try to endorse, support, and promote local business enterprises that are striving to provide us with good-quality burgers that are more than passingly comparable to those offered by international food chains. Other examples of these are Gourmet Burger CompanyBig Thick Burgerz, and The Burger Factory (a recent addition).

The only down side is having to eat the fresh, hot and great-tasting TBS food right after you receive it, sitting in your car, if you truly want to enjoy it. 

Otherwise, by the time you reach home, it might be somewhat cold and soggy, but still enjoyable. 

They give you the food in paper bags, so don't expect any waiters serving you on trays. Plus you'll have to stand in a line and then grab a paper bag of food once your order is ready. 

Finally, I must remind you that burgers and fries are not considered healthy food that we can allow ourselves to eat on a regular basis as a habit. :)

So it is wise to save the jaunts to TBS and other burger businesses as rare, once-in-a-while treats. 

Either that, or go for a long walk or sprint right afterwards! :P



8 comments:

  1. do u guys do delivry??

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  2. Copy of shake shack which is the real thing. This is just a rip off. You losers need to eat original taste rather then copies.

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    1. First off, it could be an inspiration of shake shack, not necessarily a copy. Second, how do you expect people to "eat original taste"? Go abroad just for an original burger? And why not support local venders instead of international chains that you pay extra just for royalties that go back to corporate.

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  3. Wow guis I rly lyke this brger but listen 1 thing. I like milkshake here too, is peanut butter good. Wow. Just amaze inn. #wow # amaze inn #notwitter #swegR #brgrr #shack burger . Wow all you guis names Anonymous kewl

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  4. What are the timings for burgers shack?

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  5. Today I ordered Chicken Jalepeno and beef fullhouse. The chicken burger was good, after I got some extra jalepeno. Whereas, the beef one was very very bad. The patty was very small, there was no cheese and hardly any jalepeno.

    After so long my dad asked me to get him a burger and I suggested him "the burger shack". Now I feel so bad!

    Later I called to complain. Every good restaurant compensates, especially if its a local. But these people were very rude. They did not even offer me anything. They knew already they said that the beef patties came small today but not once before the order did they inform me. On phone call the man said that next time we will give you a big patties.

    But I am talking about this time! What about my 280 rupees and what about the fact that I could not give my dad a good burger to eat?

    I always went to them, but I guess Karachi is a city of deceivers! I will not buy anything from the burger shack anymore, they broke my heart and did not even compensate in any way! They knew the patties are not good today but they still sold it to me - Liars! I will never ever go to them again. Why would anyone want to eat from a place that deceives you? Wouldn't you rather eat from a place that will at least not lie to you?

    You all can eat it if you like it a lot. I won't. It is not a good thing to build their business when they are such liars! Why buy from them? There are so many other burger places. Why do Karachiites always let others demean them? Why don't they ever stand up for their rights?

    The burger shack - you can stick that yucky small pattied beef burger in your butt for all I care! LOSERS!!!!

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  6. Today I ordered Chicken Jalepeno and beef fullhouse. The chicken burger was good, after I got some extra jalepeno. Whereas, the beef one was very very bad. The patty was very small, there was no cheese and hardly any jalepeno.

    After so long my dad asked me to get him a burger and I suggested him "the burger shack". Now I feel so bad!

    Later I called to complain. Every good restaurant compensates, especially if its a local. But these people were very rude. They did not even offer me anything. They knew already they said that the beef patties came small today but not once before the order did they inform me. On phone call the man said that next time we will give you a big patties.

    But I am talking about this time! What about my 280 rupees and what about the fact that I could not give my dad a good burger to eat?

    I always went to them, but I guess Karachi is a city of deceivers! I will not buy anything from the burger shack anymore, they broke my heart and did not even compensate in any way! They knew the patties are not good today but they still sold it to me - Liars! I will never ever go to them again. Why would anyone want to eat from a place that deceives you? Wouldn't you rather eat from a place that will at least not lie to you?

    You all can eat it if you like it a lot. I won't. It is not a good thing to build their business when they are such liars! Why buy from them? There are so many other burger places. Why do Karachiites always let others demean them? Why don't they ever stand up for their rights?

    The burger shack - you can stick that yucky small pattied beef burger in your butt for all I care! LOSERS!!!!

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  7. Food looks lovely, Thanks for Sharing, Next time try the, Best Burger in Karachi

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