For almost a year now, avid fans of true American burgers have found a sanctuary in the corner of Mother Ignacia Avenue and Scout Reyes in Quezon City. Indeed, you read that right – Burger Company, the restaurant that has been serving Metro Manila one of the thickest and juiciest burger patties available today, is turning a year old. Burger Company is the upgraded version of the now defunct Boulevard Diner (an old favorite of food bloggers), and was conceptualized and developed by two young and passionate burger lovers, Alvin Ong and Francis Fabie.
Alvin Ong is the chef and operations manager of Burger Company. A CCA graduate, his phi- losophy in cooking is to deconstruct his childhood favorites and recreate it into new flavors for his dishes. Francis Fabie is the public relations and marketing manager of Burger Company. A graduate of Organizational Communication from DLSU, he is a foodie at heart and has a pen- chant for fantastic burgers and exquisite steaks.
Alvin used to own a small burger joint called Boulevard Diner along Xavierville Avenue near
Katipunan Avenue that served some of the best burgers, hot buffalo wings, and super thick milkshakes you could find around town. “I used to be a loyal customer of Boulevard Diner,” ex- plained Francis, “I would bring different sets of friends every week so I could promote it until it closed down in 2012.”
“I lost my favorite burger place. I tried everything and nothing could compare,” Francis ex- claimed. “So after almost a year, I decided to ask Alvin if he wanted to open it again and he said yes.”
“I wanted to upgrade the concept so we used Certified Angus Beef for the burgers, chargrilled them, and widened the array of flavors available,” Alvin said. “Because of this, we decided to change the name altogether.” And just like that, Burger Company was born.
Burgers, Wings, and More
Burger Company offers a wide array of flavors and choices. Aside from burgers, they also serve wings, fries, appetizers, desserts, sodas, and milkshakes. They believe in creating quality food and providing a great overall experience at a reasonable price.
Below are some of Burger Company’s best sellers:
Gorgonzola&Mushroom is the go- to burger of our first time customers. It is topped with cheese, sautéed oyster mushrooms, and gorgonzola dressing (a type of bleu cheese). The mild aged taste of the gorgonzola complements the oyster mushrooms.
Buffalo Wings tossed in Firefighter’s Pride sauce are your classic buffalo wings. The heat of this is just right, not too hot and not mild either.
Bacon Dippers are the crowd favorite. These are lightly battered whole strips of bacon crispy fried, served with cheese sauce on the side. Simple yet so good!
This is one of the few places that you can still get a classic A&W Root Beer Float. It will definitely take you back to the good ol’ days. They also serve other imported sodas like Dr. Pepper, Cher- ry Coke, and more. Plus, they create handspun, super thick milkshakes using real ice cream.
Not Your Average Diner
Burger Company is not your typical burger joint. The design of the place makes it look hip, cozy, and unusual in a good way. The unique atmosphere and welcoming staff just really help you enjoy your food and your company.
Moreover, Burger Company expanded the awesome burger experience with interactive fun.
This year, they became the first and only burger-and-boardgaming restaurant in the Philippines.
Right now, they have a library of over 40 titles and welcome both boardgaming enthusiasts and curious friends and family who want to try. Aside from their boardgaming events, they are also opening their doors to events like comedy, acoustic, and trivia nights. Details about their events are always posted on their Facebook page so check them out regularly.
In a way, Burger Company wants to create an experience that is conducive to bonding friends and families together through good food and clean fun.
Celebrating One Year
Celebrate with Burger Company on their first year anniversary on August 9, 2014, Saturday. That weekend, from August 8 to 10, you can enjoy 20% off on all food items just by having everyone on your table post photos and tagging the restaurant on their social media accounts.
So if you’re looking for a great restaurant for your big date, or for a cool place to eat and play with your friends, or even just a cozy place to spend with your family and loved ones – look no further. Burger Company offers something for everyone.
Burger Company’s First Year Anniversary Celebration will happen on Saturday, August 9. They will be open from 11AM to 11PM. This is going to be one awesome celebration you don’t want to miss.
Burger Company is located at 72B Scout Reyes, corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Barangay Pa- ligsahan, Quezon City. They are situated across St. Mary’s College and Crossroad 77 and are near the areas of St. Paul Parish, Timog Avenue, and Delta, Quezon Avenue.
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