Review: New Found Burger

Guess what, there’s another burger joint in town! Well, at least in the neighborhood that I am in. And you know what it’s called?

New Found Burger.

Well, new found indeed! And so, I got to the joint and asked about the place. To my surprise, they have in fact existed for around three, four months now. Really? Hmm. I just noticed it like a day or two ago. But after really looking around, well, no wonder — their place is sort of hidden. They may be along the road but not along where the foot traffic is, not where motorists pass.

Could you see the little sign at the far left? And we’re just at the corner street at that

Incidentally, they are just about 50 meters away from the other burger joint that we introduced to you about six months ago — 21 South Burger. Guess New Found Burger is trying to compete against them, huh?! So, we compare.

More spacious

They basically serve the same menu, however, here are their differences.

PRICE. Though 21 South Burger have burgers priced up to P179, New Found is more expensive and that’s comparative to both their ingredients and size. At New Found, I ordered their Cheezy Chezo Burger (P125, their priciest) but this is actually made up of the same stuff as the Classic South Burger (P99, the cheapest) of 21 South Burger.

The Menu

INGREDIENTS. While the ingredients are generally the same with those cheese and fries, New Found though has a little more fries than 21 South Burger — but then, is that what you’re after? Besides, it’s not that much.

Less beefy in taste and just a little more fries compared to their competitor

TASTE. The patty of 21 South Burger is beefier, therefore, more delicious.

FACILITIES. Here is where New Found Burger has the edge if only they fix the broken. One, they got a comfort room. Two, their place is more spacious and restaurant-looking, however, it needs improvement like it’s still bare and lacks some finishing while their aircon can not cool the entire place — and so, they use fans. Also, tho the joint is enclosed with glass windows, thus, more presentable — their door handle is broken. Three, they also got to do some tidying up since a stack of chair is sort of blocking the way to the C.R.. And this goes with cleaning up their tables, like they do not attend to them right away. Four, they got WiFi but then, you could not really connect as they do not know how to fix it. Five, they got an outlet for charging. Six, they got TV, though I do not know if it’s working. And seven, they got parking space.

C.R. to the left

In all, since New Found Burger’s facilities are defective and their food being comparatively pricey, I would then rather go with 21 South Burger which is presently cozier and relatively easier to access in a neighborhood setting.

For people on the go, WiFi and an electric outlet among others is a MUST

In the end, having classier neighborhood food joints has its perks — just wish there would be something like Starbucks, you know. Even a small one.

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Food Review: Classic South Burger (21 South Burger)

Have you tried going around your neighborhood recently? Hey, there might be some nice stores that have opened up like restaurants or something like that especially along the road. You know, foot traffic and stuff.

Anyway, been noticing this fast food joint whenever I pass by Sabellano Street and have been intrigued by the store’s name. Sounds cool, and so..

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I checked out the place. It’s quite small for a real resto but bigger and more comfortable than a burger stand — as it got four small tables and stools.

The Menu: 5 Burger variations

Yeah, it’s all burgers over here! And how else can we really gauge them than by ordering what its name stands for. The Classic South Burger.

Classic South Burger with Parmesan Fries

It’s 40 percent pure beef patty so what do you expect?! Beefy. But then, if you are looking for inclusions other than lettuce, onions and cheddar cheese then you might be disappointed. Also, the bun is not really the regular-sized buns you normally see in fast food chains — it’s smaller though the patty is thicker.

As for the Parmesan fries, well, I hardly tasted the grated cheese but its more of ground black pepper and salt that’s on it. So, it’s like some regular fries.

Inside the store

Anyway, their prices are quite expensive than the country’s leading fast food chains, so be ready to spend — but certainly, their burger is much tastier. And their food trays are much nicer, too.

Still, if this joint could only add a toilet, a WiFi connection and especially change their stools with wooden or classy chairs — so much the better.