From its humble beginnings at their Queen Street East location, (opened in June 2010) this popular burger place that serves classic cheeseburgers and fries has now grown exponentially to 23 locations across Ontario, 13 of them in Toronto area.
The chain only sells fresh 100% Canadian beef, and prides itself in keeping burgers pure and simple ― though if you look at the photos below, there's nothing simple about these burgers! Their claim to fame is that they are a 'classic' cheeseburger joint. They grind their own custom blend of ultra premium fresh (never frozen) beef daily. Cheeseburgers are cooked on a flat top griddle, not on a charcoal broiler.
From basic cheeseburgers to patties stacked high (i.e. the Holy Smokes burger), their menu features a wide-range of burgers that are in a league of their own. There's even a Vegan option. And, you can pick your bun: Regular, Keto Bun or Grilled Cheese. In addition to burgers, their menu also offers chicken, and hot-dogs. Sides include fresh-cut fries, poutine, chili fries and chili. For an after dinner treat, there are shakes, cookies and ice cream.
Wondering what's up with the name? Owner Shant Mardirosian originally wanted to become a pastor. He took up religion and decided to move to Toronto to attend an evangelical school ― Tyndale University College. He eventually dropped his dreams of ministry, but that became the inspiration for his restaurant. The California native grew up with old fashioned burgers and worked in restaurants. After eating a PJ Clarks burger in New York City, he decided Canada needed a great burger place too.
The Burger's Priest is doing its part to help our Planet
The chain aims to work with good people and that incudes family farmers and ranchers who have a passion for raising high-quality vegetarian fed free-range and humanely raised cattle and chickens. The restaurant is reducing packaging or making it biodegradable whenever possible. Polystyrene or plastic straws aren't used and customers won't leave the eatery with a burger in a plastic bag. Waste is avoided behind the counter and everything is recycled as much as possible.
At the onset of COVID-19, the chain updated all their restaurants to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. They've added physical distancing markers, added plexiglass to protect the POS, and cash is no longer accepted.
The Burger's Priest is currently open daily but only for takeout and delivery. You can place your order online or call the location of your choice. The Burger's Priest is also available on UberEats, Skip the Dishes and Foodora.
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Find out more at www.theburgerspriest.com.