[Closing] B Burger – Benjamin Barker Burgers With Japanese Flavours At Orchard Cineleisure. Closing 1st May
[Closing] Home-grown burger shop B Burger will be saying its good-bye, with its last day of operation on the 1st of May.
From their Facebook Post: To our beloved customers, today marks our last week of B Burger in our Orchard Cineleisure outlet.
We are currently looking for another location to continue serving you. It is not a “goodbye” but rather a “see you later!”
But why? Our mission was always to serve the best quality gourmet burgers at an affordable price point. For a quick service concept, our food costs are significantly higher. (Although we don’t shout it out as much as we should, we use premium ingredients that are halal certified. (Which means we have to pay a premium for it.))
High food cost means we have to find margins from elsewhere and as you already know, rentals in town are pretty high.
But fret not, we are looking out for another location (perhaps in the East or even the West!) and will be back before you know it!
We will be serving our last burger in our Orchard Cineleisure outlet on Labour Day, 1st May 2018.
[Original Entry] Homegrown menswear label Benjamin Barker known for its smartly tailored suits, is going places. Yes, I have a couple of their jackets #notsponsored.
Though burgers are not what you would expect them to do.
Predictably called “B Burger”, somewhat of a follow-up from the clothing brand BB, the colourful burger restaurant is located on the ground floor of Orchard Cineleisure.
Anyone been to Orchard Cineleisure lately? It is a pity that the mall has gotten quiet with the masses of late, so hopefully this burger joint can pull in some crowd.
The interior is decorated in primary pink and green with palm trees, artsy murals and neon lights, added with daylight shining through the glass windows.
Vibrant vibes and quite tastefully done up, I appreciated that there were different types of seating arrangements to cater to varied groups. Though my friend who is into design said he had problems reading the menu board, which I kind of agree.
The burgers are created to reflect classic American deliciousness with Japanese flavours.
Therefore, you would find inclusion of daikon pickles, nori and a secret B Sauce that would lend “umami magic” to the standard cheese burger.
Patties are also hand made fresh and never frozen. Each burger is assembled à la minute, using fresh ingredients.
The signature cheeseburgers are the B Burger ($6.90) and B Double ($8.90), containing beef patties with daikon pickles, tomato, lettuce, cheese and a dollop of the secret B Sauce.
The Burger had a mouth-watering combination of pillow soft bun and moist patties. I gave the burger a light squeeze, and you could almost see juice seeping out.
In fact, I think that many patties found in Singapore are just too dry, and B Burger with a comfortable price point has an edge.
Other burgers you can expect include B Supreme ($9.90) with truffle sauce on beef patty; Umami Burger ($7.90) included with buttermilk fried Portobello and melted cheddar; The Baller Burger ($10.90) which is a combination of the B Burger and Umami; Karate Burger ($8.90) with charcoal bun and buttermilk fried chicken; and Bomchika Wow Wow ($10.90) added with truffle mayo and fried egg.
However, the sauce of the Curry Cheese Burger ($8.90), said to be based on Japanese curry, tasted rather muted and did little to complement the patty.
It may be far-fetched to say this is Singapore’s Shake Shack, but I do think they have the potential if they can fine-tune the sauces for more robustness.
Orchard Cineleisure 8 Grange Road #01-01, Singapore 239695 (Somerset MRT Station)
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
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