Earlier this year a mysterious food truck showed up at the corner of Granville and West Pender, selling just two things: hamburgers or cheeseburgers. The truck didn’t seem to have a name, so it has just been called 2.85 Hamburger because, well, that’s how much it costs to get a burger there. Word has spread and many people have gone. I finally decided to give it a try.
And yes, there are only two items. $2.85 for a hamburger or $3.50 for a cheeseburger. Tax extra. I ordered the Hamburger and it came to $3 after tax.
Wait time was minimal; I only waited for about 5 minutes after placing the order even though there were probably 10 other burgers in the making. It may be cheap but the burger was of decent size when my number was called. No presentation, no pretension, just a burger tucked inside some wrapper.
The bun was toasted. There was a healthy serving of iceberg lettuce and a thick slice of tomato, adding some crunch to the burger. The patty was also of decent thickness; it was moist and seasoned well. What I liked the most about the burger was the sauce. It was teriyaki sauce mixed with mayo, so there was a bit of sweetness and it’s different from other burgers.
It could be quite messy to eat, though. The amount of lettuce they put in just made this burger rather tall and it was difficult to eat all layers in one bite.
For $2.85, you would expect a fast food burger, and so you should. But at this food truck I thought they deliver a burger that is better than fast food quality, at a very affordable price (especially food trucks aren’t cheap here). Good option for a cheap lunch, good option to satisfying your burger craving.