Gorman’s guide: Burgers for non-burger-lovers

Gorman’s guide: Burgers for non-burger-lovers

Lilly Gorman, Visual Media Editor

I was always the kid who ordered grilled cheese, chicken nuggets or pizza. It was never, and never will be, the burger. 

Living in Texas my entire life meant I had to love burgers; everyone does. The number of burgers I have wasted because “you have to try this” or “this one is different, I swear, it is so good” is an ungodly amount. While being a person who has never loved burgers, I have three burger restaurants that, as a non-burger-lover, I absolutely will crave. 

The very first, very best burger is Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers. There are three locations, one in Plano off State Highway 121 near Stonebriar Centre, one in Lakewood and the other on Lovers Lane in Dallas. I get the classic burger with everything except onion and pickle but I add mayonnaise. That is right; a third pound patty with lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard and a poppy seed bun. You also have to get the shoestring onions rings; they are a classic. A banana shake is normally added to my order as well. 

The environment has a classic pub feel, with wooden tables and red gingham table cloths. I typically lean towards the booth, which has cushiney, green seats. 

Chip’s is not too big or too messy. You get a perfect meat to topping ratio. I can hold the burger easily in my child-sized hands, so everything does not fall out. The fixings do not overpower the flavor of the burger, and there is not too much meat to the burger dry. Even if it was plain, the patty is sufficient enough where it would still be good. The shoestring onion rings are outstanding. I prefer them with a side of ranch, but really, do whatever you please as long as you order them. I do not even like onions, but these are quite the show stoppers. The banana shake is a classic sweet to top off your meal.

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