The “Main Street Burger” is the flagship burger of Main Street Cafe. The menu calls it a version of the “Juicy Lucy” — a burger with cheese inside the patty instead of on top. Main Street Cafe takes this even further by welding two patties around cheese and bacon. The burger is inexpensive for what it offers, priced at $6.99.
JP: A brief description of the “Main Street Burger” was enough to raise my expectations to an unrealistic level. To me, this sounded like the burger of my dreams.
But such a burger must remain a product of my imagination. The “Main Street Burger” did not deliver on its 30 minutes of preparation. In fact, this was the worst burger experience I have yet had in Searcy. Fortunately for Main Street Cafe, there is not a laundry list of things wrong with their burger. Just one error stands out: painful amounts of salt and pepper seasoning inside the patty. Because of this, each bite was harder to eat than the last, and my mouth was practically numb by the end of it. Fix this, and you might have a decent — even perhaps a great — variation on the “Juicy Lucy.” As it stands, the burger gets a 4/10.
Hunter: I read the description on the menu, and one word came to mind: wow. “Two cheese and bacon infused patties.” My favorite meal — a burger — “infused” with two of my favorite foods: bacon and cheese. “Infused.” I was excited about the “Main Street Burger” for the entire week leading up to our scheduled meal.
I took one bite of the bacon-and-cheese-infused burger, and one word came to mind: wow. With one bite my mouth and taste buds were painfully overwhelmed by an abundance of pepper and salt. I couldn’t believe my disappointment — I could hardly taste the cheese, beef or bacon over the table-variety seasoning. I was glad to be done with the burger, and if not for a sense of propriety that renders me unable to leave food on the table, I don’t know that I would have finished it. Because of the excess of seasoning on the burger, I enjoyed this burger significantly less than Main Street Cafe’s standard burger. The “Main Street Burger” scores a disappointing 5/10.
Bottom Line: The “Main Street Burger” is the first of the series that we actually did not enjoy. It has the premise for a great burger, but it failed to deliver. Averaging our scores, the “Main Street Burger” scores 4.5/10.