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Old 08-26-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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Here is a true story

Last fall 2013..... The owners of In-N-Out meet with the owners of Les Schwab in the Bend Carino's Restaurant. The talk was to bring a In-N-Out to Bend "central oregon". But as you can tell that hasn't happened.

I Grew up in So. California...... and we had In-N-Out's all around, I have to say they are very good..... There are allot of burger joints that can or are as good as In-n-Out

The whole secret to In-n-Out is FRESH....... NOT FROZEN...... and they cook to order.... so your food isn't sitting on a warming station...... And they pay their employees above min. wage and demand that their crews are clean and friendly!

Another burger joint can easily do this...... But "most" choose not to do so.

I have had 5-Guys, and these guys are every bit as good as In-n-Out !

Do I wish we had In-n-Out's here in Oregon.... YES, but we can live without them, If someone else steps up to the plate.

Side Note: Red Robin, is usually very busy..... and I honestly do not know why. They have the classic frozen burger that sits on the warming area...... and the same with the fries (frozen and usually served warm).... We go to Red Robin quite often.... Not because it is really good, but because we get a very good discount there
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I have only been to Red Robin once, and thought the burger was pretty mediocre. I think their popularity is due to the fact that they have a bar.

OTOH, any time I'm through Newberg anywhere near meal time, I will stop at Burgerville USA.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:56 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I have only been to Red Robin once, and thought the burger was pretty mediocre. I think their popularity is due to the fact that they have a bar.

OTOH, any time I'm through Newberg anywhere near meal time, I will stop at Burgerville USA.
I think the furthest south that Burgerville (a SW Washington/northern Willamette Valley chain) goes in Oregon is somewhere just south of Salem (at least that is where I remember the "last Burgerville for 24,000 miles" sign). For a burger chain they always had good food, including halibut fish and chips and lots of seasonal items, like Walla Walla Onion rings.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The southernmost Burgerville is in Albany, the next is in Monmouth, which is also the westernmost. The easternmost is in The Dalles, and the northernmost is in Centralia. I stop in that one on my way to Tacoma several times a year.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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I didn't know about the North, East & West Burgerville, but when you grow up in Albany you know you are eatting at the southern most BVille.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:36 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I'd prefer a Burgerville over an In-N-Out here in Medford - but I respect the owners of the chain keeping their supply chain integrity to about a 100 mile radius from headquarters in Vancouver, Wa. A lot of companies decide they are going to make that big leap from the local to the widespread and suffer for it.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I had a burger Saturday at the Sno-Cap in Sisters. It was a pretty good burger, but a little dry. At least it had a grill toasted bun and was fresh beef and fresh vegetables. The fries were real fries, and they had fry sauce in a squeeze bottle for the asking. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10. The Sno-Cap specializes in ice cream, so there's something for everyone.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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I had a burger Saturday at the Sno-Cap in Sisters. It was a pretty good burger, but a little dry. At least it had a grill toasted bun and was fresh beef and fresh vegetables. The fries were real fries, and they had fry sauce in a squeeze bottle for the asking. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10. The Sno-Cap specializes in ice cream, so there's something for everyone.
Sno-Cap is a must-stop when traveling through Sisters.
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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I worked line at a Red Robin for something like 3-4 years. To call it "mediocre" is a massive understatement. Once you've seen an RR kitchen, you have to wonder how they even manage to pass their health inspections.

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"Red Robin is usually very busy, and I honestly do not know why. They have the classic frozen burger that sits on the warming area; the same with the fries (frozen and usually served warm). We go to Red Robin quite often, not because it is good, but because we get a very good discount there."
That's about the only reason TO go there; the discount.

The patties are actually brought in (as far as I know) fresh, from a company called "Fulton" and delivered through Sysco; at least they were 7-8 years ago. But from the quality and the way they overcook them, they may as well be hockey pucks (frozen) and it's hard to tell the difference once it's out. Your other allegations are 100% correct and I can confirm them, including the sitting-in-the-window-under-the-heater-for-too-long one. Bletch.

I know it's not PC for anybody to be saying so, but:

Burgerville today is just... meh. Used to be better when George was alive, before the Portland tree-hugging hipster contingent invaded the company and jacked the prices of everything way up. Not even worth what they charge these days for what little they give you. I can get a pound of hamburger, a sack of fries and a 2-litre of pop from Winco for less than BV charge for a small hockeypuck basket that's of insignificantly higher quality than Mickey D's. Totally not worth it. If I just have to have fast food I'll go to Carl's and get my money's worth before I'll go to BV any more, unless the latter's the only thing that's open.

The day I first started seeing BV slip that one certain "S" word into their tagline, that's known to send Portlanders into various states of arousal like the number 420 to a pothead, I thought "that's it; they're creamed." It's always a red flag, seeing that certain "S" word in ad copy.

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"I worked at Artic Circle at the time and I can tell you what is in both their secret sauces."
Well?

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Costco needs to add a burger and Pulled Pork.
They have pretty decent meat.

They would sell as well as their Cinnamon rolls of the 1990's GONE! (if you are not FAST)
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