As you climb up the steps of Burger Girl, located in the Satya Niketan Market, you are greeted by their interesting logo- a shadow figure of a girl holding up a burger on a platter- safe to assume that she is the Burger Girl! Once you walk in, the place seems like your usual fast food joint, with the counter up front, a few seats and a winding staircase that leads to the basement which has a larger seating area (but gets rather stuffy).
Their hand- out says that the chain was founded in “the great state of Texas”; and also claims that they have recently branched out in India, with one outlet in Chandigarh and the other one in Satya Niketan that opened about 4 months back.
A few DU students still recall that the Satya Niketan outlet had a shaky start, as the staff would replace entire meals if the tiniest of flaw was pointed out by an exacting customer. This however is not that case today as service is prompt, quality standards are high and it is tough to hoodwink the staff!
Let us get down to brass tacks now. The menu is well rounded with 5 burgers in both the vegetarian and non- vegetarian sections respectively. The burgers range from standard Aloo Tikki ones to signatures such as the Hangover Burger and the Texas Meal. To increase the range of your selection they have included oven baked Pizzas, various desserts, wraps etc. Their classic signature, the Woozookie – a freshly baked, hot cookie, topped with a choice of flavour ice cream, and different syrups – is an all time favourite.
One inadvertently makes the comparison between an established brand such as Mc Donald’s and a new entrant Burger Girl, so did we. “The French fries at Burger Girl seemed a little bland as we are so used to the Mc Donald’s fries.” said Shreyaa Manhas, a student of Sri Venkateswara College. We also happened to meet- Aseem, Apoorva and Binish, three students from Motilal Nehru College pursuing Maths Honors who told us that the burgers tasted better, were fresher and all this while being affordable for the student’s pocket! “Mc Donald’s lost three customers today!” Aseem said.
Can the shadow figure of the Burger Girl, defeat the red headed giant Ronald? The jury of DU students is out on that question. As far as meeting the high standards of being an adda, Burger Girl gets all the tick marks in our list!