KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid
The truth and nothing but the truth
Living proof that success can almost strangle your business. We assume Burgeramt started as a cute little joint at rundown ‘Boxi’ (Boxhagener Platz, Berliners like to give their hotspots a short nickname, so ‘Kotti’ is Kottbusser Platz, ‘Görli’ is Görlitzer Park, ‘Nolli’ is the area around Nollendorfplatz, you get the hang of it. And it’s not ‘Potti’ for Potsdamer Platz, because no one likes it there!).
But by now that little joint is more like a small takeway, where waiting times get worse and worse as them bikers with their delivery services pop in every five minutes to pick up orders as well. That’s why there is a proper burger restaurant twenty metres down the road… and that one is always packed as well. You can make reservations though, but going to one of those two places probably means you have nothing better to do in your life than just wait. Which of course very much sounds like us!
That was a long story, dude. Ze burgers?!
You gotta give it to them: there is a reason for the popularity. Burgeramt definitely doesn’t suffer from the famous four tits syndrome, described somewhere else on our great site. They do basic burgers and just do them really good. The meat is juicy but doesn’t ruin your clothes with exploding fat, as can be the case elsewhere. The extra ingredients are standard, the small cucumber maybe a bit too much, but the thing is that they don’t try to hard. You can always add more ingredients if you want, but these people know how to make a very decent basic burger. If that is what you’re looking for, and are smart enough not to go to McDonald’s, this is your place. If you have plenty of time of course.
Famous last words?
The buns are quite unusual, because they are made of sesame. At last something different than the standard Mac-style buns they have in places where they care a bit less about their burgers. Minus points: they sell T-shirts and hoodies for those who want to live ‘the Burgeramt-lifestyle’. What the fuck does that mean? A burger a day keeps the doctor away? Just keep your four tits to yourself.
- Price: Burger 6-8€ // Fries 3€
- Address: Krossener Strasse 21-22, Friedrichshain
- Website: http://www.burgeramt.com/
- Our ratings:
- Burger: 7 / 10
- Fries: 7 / 10
- Atmosphere: 7,5 / 10