Fast Food Review: 1/4 lb. Cheeseburger from Roy Rogers
Mmmmmm…cheeseburger. The type of grub I get a craving for just about every other day. Lots of competition out there for my cash, but when you run a food blog, there are equal opportunities for all. Stepping away from common places such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s…let me introduce to you a cheeseburger found at a smaller chain and one of my favorite fast food joints. The 1/4 pound Cheeseburger from Roy Rogers, step forward…you are about to be judged.
When you order the 1/4 lb. Cheeseburger, you are getting it in it’s simplest form. Toasted bun, burger patty and melted American cheese. The great thing about Roy Rogers is the Fixin’s Bar that let’s you pile on and customize your grub yourself. You decide how many slices of tomato…how many pieces of lettuce…how many rings of raw onion…how many pickles. Then you can completely smother your food in your choice of ketchup, BBQ sauce, horseradish or mayo. You really never know what you’re going to get when you have to ask for a little extra this or that at all the other places. The bottom line is you’ve got more control at Roy’s. If you are at the drive-thru you can ask for a Fixin’s cup to top your sandwich on the go (see pic below). So now that you know that you’re in control on some customization, let’s get down to the standards. Nothing really too special but this is a pretty satisfying burger. The burger patty seems to be a hand-formed patty because visually, it just gives off that look. It’s a thick patty that leaves me believing it’s truly a quarter pound of beef post-cooking. A non-greasy patty that is flavorful without being overly juicy. The mild American cheese hugs the patty with a perfect melt and actually complements the Roy’s cheeseburger a lot better than most other places. I feel a plain hamburger won’t cut it for me…must have some cheese. I love the buns that Roy’s uses. Always soft yet sturdy enough to hold in all your added fixin’s.
While I know many of my readers haven’t come across a Roy Roger’s in ages, I assure you, they are still around in certain spots. If you live in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts or Connecticut go search one out! (Pssst…try a Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich if you’re not in the mood for beef…they are awesome). The price of this burger is $3.09 and it’s a decent deal figuring it’s size and fixin’s, but it’s the smallest burger on the menu. I wish I had some more choices in sizes. I do love Roy’s, but I’d love them even more if they had a Value Menu! As burgers go, the Roy’s 1/4 pounder is a very good choice that will only get better once you are in control of the customization.
Pros: Nice size and decent price. Tasty ingredients and the ability to customize. Love the bun.
Cons: Wish there were smaller/cheaper burger options.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.00/10
More Info: RoyRogersRestaurants.com
1/4 lb. Cheeseburger (with no toppings)
Calories - 480
Fat - 29 grams
Saturated Fat - 17 grams
Cholesterol - 66 milligrams
Sodium - 1509 milligrams
Carbs - 32 grams
Protein - 23 grams