Cheeburger Cheeburger Is Coming To Canada…Or Is It?

Last week Mike was on vacation and since I’m an unemployed bum, I convinced him it was absolutely imperative we attend the GRAND OPENING of Cheeburger Cheeburger Montreal on Friday. He grudgingly agreed to potentially spend hours in line waiting to taste what he himself heralded as the greatest cheeseburger ever!

Then I bailed on him so I could go to the beach. What? It was hot.

We ended up rescheduling for Sunday and invited a few other friends, including our very funny blogger friend, Shawn.  We were all looking forward to tasting the awesome cheeseburgers and frings we’d heard so much about. I was especially excited to see if these burgers Mike had become addicted to could possibly top the Knob Hill Country Club cheeseburger I’d had in New Jersey. I didn’t think it was likely!! Best freakin’ food EVER!

So we went downtown and guess what! They weren’t open.

ouverture bientot, sign

"Ouverture Bientôt" is French for "No Fucking Cheeseburgers Here"

What?! But their website counted down to ZERO!!! Gah! You really can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. The bastards, they made grown men cry!!

men crying, sadness, despair

Mike (left) and John (right) made public spectacles of themselves by blubbering like little girls. I, of course, consoled them by capturing the image for posterity and your viewing pleasure. You're welcome.

So, we ended up at McLean’s Pub instead. Mike and I split a Triple Decker Grill Cheese sandwich and a Julienne salad.

triple decker grill cheese sandwich, mclean's pub

Hmmmmm.....cheesy goodness!

mclean's pub, hardboiled egg, strawberries, lettuce, salad dressing

Is it just me, or should salad dressing never come in a little plastic cup beside your salad?

Shawn decided he was still going to have a cheeseburger, even if it wasn’t from Cheeburger Cheeburger. He opted for McLean’s 007 burger.

hamburger, mclean's pub, pickle, bacon, sliced cheese, french fries

Looks good, but not as good as KHCC's!

John opted for a glass of water in protest of Cheeburger Cheeburger’s locked doors and to replace the water he’d lost through his tears with his excessive sobbing.

McLean’s has a decent ambiance, with the typical dark wood from floor to ceiling. The grilled cheese sandwich and the cheeseburger were good, the salad was ok, the service was meh. The really disappointing part, however, was when I received the glass of sangria I ordered to drown my sorrows. It was, without question, the worst sangria I have ever  tasted in my life. I barely drank any of it. Sorry, McLean’s, but if I had to rank you overall out of 10, you’d only get a 5.

Also, since I couldn’t compare it to the fare at Cheeburger Cheeburger, this  means KHCC’s divine cheeseburger wins by default! Woot! Everybody yell “Holla”!!

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  • Ha!  I can hear Sean Connery saying, “Hell, that doesn’t look anything like my pickle.”

  • Double O just officially cracked me up this morning.  That Cheeburger situation would make me so mad.  But look at the bright side.  You didn’t waste a hot day going there to find out the fuckers weren’t even open yet.  You went to the beach as anyone sensible should.  Grilled cheese is always better than burgers.  But the Sangria is unforgivable.  Just stick to the shots of gin next time.

  • Oh man. That sucks. Too bad Cheeburger Cheeburger was closed. LAME. And, you’re right, no burgers are better than KHCC burgers!

  • Well of course your food sucked. You live in Montreal, silly.

  • Or maybe “Why is my pickle stuck to your bun?!”


  • One of the first things I said to Mike was “Man, they are so damn lucky I didn’t skip the beach for this!!” Not impressed.

    I was a little worried the grilled cheese would be very greasy, being a triple decker and all, but it was very good. Cheap red wine mixed with Tang, on the other hand, NOT good. And it was warm, to boot. Again, not impressed!

  • Holler! I’m still going to check out Cheeburger Cheeburger when, and IF, they open. I don’t like the thought of KHCC burgers winning by default. They’re too good for that. 🙂

  • Mmmmm, yes because as everyone knows, Aylmer, Quebec is the gastronomic hub of the civilized world. 😉

  • I think just you and I know that. Let’s keep it our little secret, okay?

  • True dat!

  • It was a real tasty burger and the bacon was done just right. I was disappointed that they used a Kraft singles slice, just didn’t seem right. 

  • That’s a lot of yummy looking food.  I feel your disappointment, though, at the new place not being opened yet.  You get your tastebuds all set for something, and then don’t get it.  Bummer!

    I really feel for you over the sangria. 🙁

  • Splitting a grilled cheese…puleeeeze! And you make fun of my diet! PS: My show is in Montreal Oct.8! So maybe we will have an opportunity to meet! Squeeeee!

  • It wasn’t right. Kraft singles aren’t even real cheese. Ugh.

  • The food really wasn’t bad, but I did have my heart set on a great cheeseburger, so it was bound to be disappointing. The sangria was just heartbreaking.

  • Hey! We also split the salad!! And I don’t make fun of your diet…very much 🙂

    OMG!! Yes! I’d love to meet you, even if you just end up kicking my ass for making fun of your diet!!

  • Yet Kraft singles are what make classic grilled cheese classic.

  • Does any place really need yet another burger joint?
    Although if the burgers came WITH joints, that’d be something special.

  • Oh yay, you eat stuff without cheese in it! I could totally have salad and sangria with you! We can finally meet in person now!

    Well, as soon as you sell a kid to pay for the tickets here.

    Mike looks very handsome when he’s 600 meters away, face turned away and covered by a hat, crying his eyes out.

  • Do we need another burger joint? Silly God, that’s like asking if I need another pair of shoes. Or more chocolate.

    Your wisdom is unparalleled, God.

  • Um, Z, baby, it was a grilled CHEESE sandwich. Oh, and there was grated Mozarella on the salad. We’ll always have sangria, though!

    I’ve posted the kids for sell on eBay. No takers yet. Kidding, just kidding! I had one offer, but I didn’t think I could make it to Finland on $10.

    While Mike is extremely handsome when he’s 600 meters away, face turned and covered by a hat, crying his eyes out, you should see him at 600 meters away, face turned and covered by a hat, crying his eyes out and wearing a dress. Irresistible!!

  •  The fucking cheese will always come between us, won’t it?

  • Sigh. Yes.

  • For grilled cheese it’s fine. I would take any cheese over Kraft singles on a burger…. hang on a second. Before Jepeto pipes in, let me say, almost any cheese.

  • They reset the clock!!

    That’s totally against the rules!

  • Mikewj

    Yes, salad dressing should come in a little cup on the side. Otherwise, they put too much on your Julienne salad (what fuck is a Julienne salad?) and it tastes like nothing but salad dressing.
    Sorry about the burger joint. Fucking Internet. You can’t trust anything you read on it.

  • Yes, it would appear they are opening August 3rd as per the comment they left on YOUR post. So you can stop crying now.

  • A Julienne salad is made up of lettuce, grated carrots, red cabbage cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, ham, Mozzarella and the all-important 2 slivers of strawberry on top. And I don’t want the salad dressing drowning my salad either, but seriously? Couldn’t they put it in a glass-pour-thingy?

    Thank you. Fucking Internet, indeed! Gah!!

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