Monday, August 07, 2006

Back Yard Burgers

Having not actually tried the food at Back Yard Burgers it’d be unfair to pre-judge this burger chain which just opened its first local branch. But conclusions can be drawn from the raw data, yes? Thus: Anything that seems like a + will be hilited in blue; negatives will be red. The chain was formed in Mississippi in 1987. the standard is a 1/3-lb made w/ black angus beef. they offer a smaller 1/8-lb option. they have a handful of themed burgers such as the Hawaiian "dipped in Hawaiian sauce" and topped w/, among other things, grilled pineapple. plus a choice of fries: incl waffle, seasoned, or chili. Also chick-breast sandwiches, hot dogs, baked potatoes, salads, & cobbler. There’s 175 Back Yard Burgers in 20 states. Some people like them; some don’t.

10930 N Central Expwy (@ Royal). 214-361-8544

37 Comments:

At August 07, 2006 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm first...
We cook some mean TURKEY "burgers" in our "backyard".

 
At August 07, 2006 11:58 AM, Anonymous red said...

I don't know why you are so down on Mississippi. If it wasnt for that state, Texas would be dead last in a lot of categories, like aid to needy children, spending for eduction, and so on.

 
At August 07, 2006 12:37 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I FIND THAT RED PEOPLE AND BLUE PEOPLE TASTE THE SAME. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS THAT RED PEOPLE MAKE ME CONSTIPATED WHILE BLUE PEOPLE GIVE ME GAS.

 
At August 07, 2006 12:51 PM, Anonymous Herb Tarlek said...

Hey! What's wrong if the carpets look as if they were reclaimed from one of my suits?

If you believe some of the epinions, it sounds like the burgers have been reclaimed from one of that mutt's mistakes.

 
At August 07, 2006 1:51 PM, Anonymous bootleggin bill said...

What we make in the backyard has a little more kick than turkey burgers.

 
At August 07, 2006 1:57 PM, Anonymous colorblind said...

I still can't figure out what the hell the red and blue means.

 
At August 07, 2006 3:14 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Everyone knows alllll about the little mutt's gas problems, unfortunately.

 
At August 07, 2006 3:46 PM, Blogger BK said...

I drive by this place each day to/from work and have been wondering about it. I may have to try it.

That is, if I can bring myself to enter a red state of mind....

 
At August 07, 2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

I THINK RED MAY BE RED ENKK, WHO HAS BEEN TOO LONG ABSENT FROM THE BLOG. I, MYSELF, HAVE STAYED AWAY BECAUSE RED HAS BEEN SO QUIET I THOUGHT JOE MCCARTHY MITE BE UP TO SMETHING.

 
At August 07, 2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous howard said...

BK, I don't have high hopes for you - neither for the quality of the burgers nor your continued safety in a red-state environment. My sympathies are with you.

 
At August 07, 2006 4:00 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

We just assumed polar negri had become BIpolar negri. HA HA HA!

 
At August 07, 2006 4:58 PM, Blogger Klein Family said...

We went there several times now. Burgers are fresh and juicy. Waffle fries are good, but too few. We wanted to share a large, but that meant about 3 waffle fries a piece. We tried some of the chicken sandwiches, too, and were happy with them.
Alltogether I like them better than most chains.

 
At August 07, 2006 6:06 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

DOG KILLER'S HUGE REPUTATION FOR QUEEFING FAR OUTWEIGHS ANY SMALL, NAY DELICATE, EMISSIONS THAT I MIGHT HAVE.

 
At August 07, 2006 6:16 PM, Anonymous mary frances said...

The Kleins look so trustworthy!

 
At August 07, 2006 8:18 PM, Anonymous michael milliken said...

I'd trust them with my stock portfolio, definitely.

 
At August 07, 2006 9:51 PM, Anonymous james bond said...

I'd trust them with the keys to my Aston Martin.

 
At August 07, 2006 9:52 PM, Anonymous queen elizabeth said...

James, I was about to say that I'd trust them inside Buckingham Palace.

 
At August 08, 2006 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the idea behind the name that they cook their burgers in the back yard? I don't get such a great feeling from that.

 
At August 08, 2006 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you'd do a better job for your readers if you tried these places before writing about them. You are a restaurant critic, right?

 
At August 08, 2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

We have one up the street. I wasn't impressed for the price we paid. Burger joint atmosphere/quality, restaurant prices.

 
At August 08, 2006 11:17 AM, Blogger BK said...

One would think that, if a blog critic is going to critique another's blog, they would at least pick any name other than 'anonymous!'

 
At August 08, 2006 11:27 AM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Delicate emissions? That's rich. (Like me!) I'm quite sure that the little rat-dog who comments on this blog is as farty as they come. Dogs, unfortunately, are well known for their gas - except for the ones in my care. I always make sure to grind up a tablet of "Bean-o" into their daily gruel.

 
At August 08, 2006 11:40 AM, Anonymous tg said...

hey thanks to James Bond and Queen Elizabeth for visiting NYCE. (Michael Milliken, you're nothing but scum.)

as to the complaint from Anonymous: i might agree with you if the blog were called Reviews You Can Eat. or Reviews You Can Read. or even just Reviews. but my goal on this blog is to break news. i try to write about stuff first. i like this to be a newsy place. filled with news. (sometimes it turns out that the things i write about have been written about elsewhere. but when i writes about 'em, they's news to me, baby.) if i had to try these places before writing about them, i might miss the all-important news angle i value so intensely. but thanks for your fantastic input.

 
At August 08, 2006 12:18 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

right on, BK, you took the words right out of my mouth.
anonymous, we've all tried to get TG to admit to trying the food she writes about, but she remains true to her principles, and just tells us what's going on, what's new...

tg: what's so "red" about chili fries??

 
At August 08, 2006 12:20 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

can we take this to mean that clairevoyant is a fan of the chili fry?

 
At August 08, 2006 12:25 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

soof: your perception astounds me!!! actually, i just like chili in general. reminds me of those winter days in new england, watching football, curled up by a fireplace.
no bean-o.

 
At August 08, 2006 12:26 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THE PUPS IN DOG KILLER'S "CARE" HAVE NO GAS SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T FEED THEM, OR SHE HAS "ACCIDENTALLY" GROUND UP ECSTASY OR VICODIN TABLETS INTO THEIR MEAGER MEALS.

AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, I CAN SMELL HER STANK FROM HERE.

 
At August 08, 2006 12:37 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I love chili, but I don't think it belongs on french fries. Neither does cheese. Salt and ketchup is OK. I'll even put up with pepper. But you might as well be eating noodles if you put anything else on fries.

I can't imagine what chili tastes like in New England.

 
At August 08, 2006 3:45 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Chili and or cheese makes everything better. Yes even that thing you just thought of.

 
At August 08, 2006 4:58 PM, Blogger BK said...

Scott... musings like that will get you booted from your church website.

Now, go wash your mind out!

 
At August 09, 2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

YOU thought of it. You, not me.

 
At August 14, 2006 10:40 AM, Anonymous Funny Girl said...

Maybe they should change the name of this site to News You Can Die Waiting To Eat?

 
At August 14, 2006 10:55 AM, Blogger Italian Wine Guy® said...

been there....Dairyette has nothing to worry bout..or my other fave ( down the street as I live and breathe at this moment)
In-N-Out....mm mm good!

 
At August 14, 2006 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work there and its better quality food than say McDonalds it may be a little more exspensive but its better quality our meat is raw when we get it and we cook it over a flame how many fast food restraunts can say that?

 
At September 02, 2006 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found out there are great burgers at a place called Yesterdays Texas in Bridgeport, you must try them out with the loaded cheddar fries... save room for the apple pie then kick back and enjoy their 50's atmosphere

 
At December 20, 2006 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

one popped up here in lafayette louisiana.. its weird though cause they didn't build their own building.. they remodeled a krispy kreme on a busy, congested main road in front of a walmart that closed down because they probably wasn't getting enough business.. it seems enticing but sounds expensive..

 
At December 20, 2006 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(sorry, worded that wrong) one popped up here in lafayette louisiana.. its weird though cause they didn't build their own building.. they remodeled a krispy kreme that probably closed down because they wasn't getting enough business on a busy, congested main road in front of a walmart.. it seems enticing but sounds expensive..

 

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