I decided to stop by the newly opened burger joint at Portage Crossing in Cuyahoga Falls this weekend. This is the only BurgerFi in the Greater Akron area so I was curious as it was something new to experience.
The television screens displaying the menu and pictures of the food made it easy to see what they had to offer. A few things of note are that in addition to burgers, they also sell several varieties of hot dogs, a large selection of alcoholic beverages and plenty of desserts.
BurgerFi appears to be a high-end burger restaurant appealing to the young professionals crowd, with their offerings of wine, no-meat burgers and healthy desserts.
The atmosphere in the dining room was somewhat energetic. They had three televisions strategically placed in the corners, all three tuned to different ESPN stations and with rock and roll music playing in the background. The decor was a mix of wood and stainless steel furniture.
After placing my order for a BAD (breakfast all day) burger, I was given a tracker and a cup for my drink. I picked a table to sit and placed my tracker in the middle as instructed.
I assume this is how to would find me to serve the sandwich I had ordered. Sure enough, six minutes later, my burger was delivered right to the table. The sandwich was placed in a paper boat, on a stainless steel tray with a liner just a few inches bigger than the tray itself.
This BAD burger (Natural Angus burger, American cheese, hickory bacon drizzled with maple syrup, fried egg, hash browns, grilled diced onions, and ketchup) looked appetizing and I couldn’t wait to take a bite out of it.
I have to admit that all I tasted during the first bite was the egg and it was pretty bland. After the second bite, my bun began to fall apart and it got very messy from there.
Luckily, there was a napkin dispense at my table of which I made very good use. Several more bites later, I started to taste everything that went into the burger and it was very pleasant. The maple syrup blended in well with all the other savory ingredients that went into the sandwich.
All in all, I had a satisfying meal spending just under $10 for the sandwich and a drink.
I will probably be back for another meal because I’d like to try their “100% Waygu Kobe Beef Dog” and maybe the crispy onion rings.
Some of their desserts were also quite tempting but I do wonder how much of it they sell on a daily basis.
If you’ve been there, please do share your experience.