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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