September 5, 2009

Applebee’s Brewtus Steak Burger

brewtus.jpgIt's no secret that I love big, tasty burgers. By big, I mean at least a half-pound of meat (note to cardiologist: I don’t eat burgers this big very often). Applebee’s should be commended for offering a burger with a ten-ounce patty made from chopped sirloin, the Brewtus Steak Burger. The thick patty of the Brewtus I recently ate was a lot of meat, and it was pretty tasty. I could tell that it was better-than-average meat and it was also seasoned well. It was overcooked, but that was my fault for ordering it “no pink.” I should have gone with “pink,” the other option that the server offered. Unfortunately, the patty was the just about the only positive aspect of the Brewtus. The bun was much too small for such a thick patty and wasn’t all that flavorful. And the small slice of cheddar cheese wasn’t enough for the huge patty. The cheese essentially disappeared amongst all the meat. Worse of all was the missing bacon. I was supposed to get “crispy Applewood smoked bacon,” but the cook forgot to put it on the burger. How can you forget my bacon? There’s simply no excuse for this and according to Phoood rules, automatically results in a one-level reduction in the rating.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on September 5, 2009
Comments:

Just finished my first Brewtus Burger! ... WOW!... 1520 Calories 1800mg Sodium! I ate it anyway. I can diet when I'm dead. Very tasty burger with just the cheese, bacon and bun, nothing else. Leave the tomato, lettuce and pickles to the side. The patty was twice the size of the bun (I don't like bread that much anyway). Ate the rest of the meat with a knife and fork.

Posted by: john at September 22, 2009 12:55 PM

Ive had this burger 3 times. and yes, while its not the best burger on the menu the other (cheaper) bugers are better. try the surf and turf or my favorite the quesadilla burger. Im not defending applebees by any stretch but it kinda sucks when you take points away for the missing bacon, thats a service fault right? We all know fridays has better food but we also know that denny's has worse right?

Posted by: Stick at January 21, 2010 5:10 PM
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