I’ve been asking a couple of friends to come with me to a burger place I’d been hearing about called Burger Avenue. It’s in a fairly new established mall called A Venue along Makati Ave and since we were already in the area I finally convinced a friend of mine to tag along. We walked a couple of blocks down Makati Avenue till we reached the mall. We had to do a bit of asking when we got there but the place wasn’t hard to find. Its located on the ground floor, situated in a quiet inconspicuous corner.
I wasted no time and barged into the restaurant and immediately scanned the menu looking for the infamous burger this place is known for… the Ridiculous Hamburger named for its ridiculously large portions.
Aside from the mountainous servings this burger also comes with a challenge. Wanna take a shot at guessing what it’s called?.. It’s called the Ridiculous Challenge! LoL!
If you can scarf down the burger in 5 minutes you get your Php240 meal for free!! With freshly grilled all-beef triple patty, sandwiched on an oatmeal bun, laced with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes and three slices of cheese this burger does not disappoint!
You have to pay for your burger first and inform the cashier that your up for the challenge. The timer starts when you claim the burger. Everything must be eaten and swallowed in 5 minutes or less, absolutely no sharing. Once you’re finished you have to ring the hand bell that will be provided to you by the cashier. You then surrender the receipt and are reimbursed for the cost of your burger.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity so I took the challenge. While my friend enjoyed her Cream Cheese and Garlic Burger, I hurriedly tried to make my burger disappear. My efforts were in vain for I finished eating 15 minutes later. The burger was so huge I didn’t know how or where to start biting.
We stayed in the restaurant a couple more minutes trying to digest our scrumptious meal. While there we started getting into a conversation with the cashier and learned that the Ridiculous Challange started sometime early April 2008. With more than 200 challengers that have succeeded only 3 are female.
There’s actually an unnamed record holder who finished his burger in an astounding 1.49 minutes. Spending some more time there I started to appreciate the intimate ambiance the restaurant has, with its retro inspired look adorned by modern furnishing its a great place to hang-out.
Well lit, well ventilated, and clean so i don’t think there’s more you could ask for.
Budget : Ridiculous Burger (224 Php) Cream Chiz & Garlic Burger (111 Php) Potato Wedges (51 Php) Supersized Coke (40 Php)
Burger Avenue can be found at A Venue Mall, B. Valdez St. corner Makati Avenue.
Want a huge Burger right in your doorstep? For a minimum purchase of Php200 you can have your meal delivered by calling 729-9108. Since this is the first branch Burger Avenue’s delivery areas are limited.