Thursday, July 29, 2010

QuickTrip's cheeseburger rollers ink out a greasy spot on the burger spectrum

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge Cheeseburgers in the form of hot dogs can't be good, right?
  • Cheeseburgers in the form of hot dogs can't be good, right?

The only bet I ever regret cashing in on involved a Cheeseburger Big Bite from 7-Eleven. The grease-laden meat tube had to be devoured in two bites by a friend who had failed to roll a higher bowling score.

This is the same friend who, to that point, had never consumed an egg unless it was in a baked good. Safe to say he was not an adventurous eater, and the bet's completion didn't end well. So the Cheeseburger Rollers at QuickTrip were not high on my list of foods to try. Thankfully, there are thousands of other guinea pigs across the Kansas City area with $2 burning a hole in their pockets. 

Our test subjects for today are the good gentlemen of Lunch Blog KC, who were kind enough to down two cheeseburger rollers ($1.19 each or two for $2).

I'm wary of foods that rotate on a roller. Although it's hypnotic, I can't help but thinking they never change -- that I'm always seeing the same cheeseburger rollers turning over in their tiny cheese and meat graves.

The burger logs are the realization of the cheeseburger on layaway concept from Good Willing Hunting. It can spin indefinitely, until you're ready to purchase it. But Lunch Blog KC has relatively kindly things to say about the grease tube, even if the bun was unwieldy:

Flecked with cheese inside, Cheeseburger Rollers taste like a cross between a hamburger and brown-and-serve breakfast sausages. They're "burgery." Like if you'd never had a burger before and someone was to describe a burger to you, this is how you might think a burger would taste.
I think sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. And an intense "burgery" sensation could be one of those instances. I'll save my $2 as I've got my eyes on a pair of Go-Go Taquitos.

[Image via Lunch Blog KC]

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