“Frozen Patties” the waitress replies somewhat ashamedly.
“But the meat comes fresh we portion it out and then freeze it and it’s not in the freezer long”.
Well then, that makes all the difference, if it's only in the freezer for a short period of time, sign me up! It’s the original Original Joes Burger for me, enhanced of course with bacon and avocado.
Original Joes is a chain, this one in the beautiful town of Vernon BC. In the whole chain hierarchy a step down from Earls but perhaps a step up from Boston Pizza. Does that make sense?
There motto gives you a good idea of their marketing positioning: Because you can’t get beer at a drive thru!
The burger is a step up from fast food for sure, but all in all a very average pub/grill restaurant burger, lets say 6.5/10. The bacon looked great, maybe that’s why they serve the burger open face but overall I couldn’t really hear it much in the orchestra of the burger. I think in this case the orchestra was playing a generic Britney Spears song from the days that she still had the cute factor and the avocado called in sick.
This was my first visit to Joe's. It is what it is. I’ll probably be back one day but I’m not in any great hurry.