THE words small, medium and large don’t exist in the lexicon of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers (TBB). When it comes to meat between a bun, there’s simply a choice of Big, Bigger, and Biggest.
Fortunately this doesn’t translate into quantity over quality. Adhering to the principles established at the first TBB, which opened at the foot of Diamond Head, Hawaii, in 1998, each branch of this franchise specializes in substantial patties made from 100 percent ground chuck (no fillers or binders) – all charbroiled to order.
More quick service than fast food, TBB is all about making its burgers worth the wait. This means you can expect your order to actually look and taste as good as the tempting pictures on the menu suggest. And each burger comes packed with high quality ingredients and a generous dollop of TBB’s secret sauce – a bit like Thousand Island dressing but more sweet and tangy.
At present there are two branches of TBB open in Bangkok – one at Gateway Ekamai (Ground Floor) and one at Central Plaza Pinklao (Ground Floor). Both offer the same menu of signature TBB burgers, shakes and sodas, plus other popular choices like crispy fries (B55), mushroom and corn soups (B120), salads (B160/B240), chicken wings (B110) and chicken and pork burgers (B185). The best offerings, however, definitely revolve around the beef (imported from Australia).
Highlights include Teddy’s Original Burger (5oz for B240), topped with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle and special sauce; Hawaiian burger (5oz. B220), topped with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, grilled pineapple and teriyaki sauce; and the Monster Double Burger (10oz for B360), which has the same fillings as the Original Burger plus an extra patty.
You can add additional toppings to each burger starting at just B20. And if you’re feeling extra hungry, you can always boost the size of your burger – simply add B60 to upgrade to a 7oz patty, or B100 for 9oz. Opt for the Monster Double Burger with the latter, and you have yourself one mighty feast.
Speaking of mighty feasts: Until April 8 you can also attempt the Tower Your Burger Challenge. Simply build the biggest burger you can, and, if it reaches 30cm in height and doesn’t topple in 30 seconds, you get to eat for free (if you fail you pay B990. You can, of course, always share with friends).
Gateway Ekamai / Central Plaza Pinklao. Open daily