The Burger Company opens, producing Beef and Beer | Brittney Cason After Dark

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Burger Company opens, producing Beef and Beer

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Apparently, while I was traveling, the burger bar became the hot new thing in Charlotte. There’s Big Daddy’s Burger Bar in Dilworth and Ballantyne, Nix Burgers and Brew in Uptown, The Counter in SouthPark – and now there’s The Burger Company in Wesley Heights.

My friend sent me an e-mail with a link to the menu and subject line: THIS PLACE HAS SWEET POTATO TATER TOTS. Not only was she so excited she wrote in all caps, but it legitimately made my day. What a genius combination of fried carbs. Whenever said friend and I go to our favorite place in Charlotte, Big Daddy’s, the debate between tater tots and sweet potato fries is so conflicting we just order both. Now we can get both without being complete and total fat asses … could this place be my new favorite spot?

So, after Friends and Family night at Black Bear Saloon, followed by the last Bobcats home game, I went to get some greasy sweet potato tater tots as my morning after meal.

But they didn’t have them, In my mind the name of the place just changed from Burger Company to Disappointment Company.

What they did have, however, which is just as genius as Sweet Potato Tator Tots, was lids for drinks. Their souvenir sippy cup pictured below– perfect for my clumsy ass.


They must have known I am a liability. At Easter dinner, I spilled my drink on my mother’s food. At a work dinner, I spilled my drink all over the table. And on a night out, I spilled my drink all over myself ... and this was all just within the past month.

But even weirder is the fact they don’t have plates - all food is served in plastic baskets. Let me get this straight … a restaurant, that doesn’t have plates. That’s like having a bar without a bottle opener.

This place is a few pom-poms short of a pep rally.

As for the nightlife at the Burger Company — is it safe to go out around Freedom Drive at night? ... just wondering.

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