Just another day at the office. We have all returned from our respective vacations, not quite ready to get back into our damage reducing healthy eating routines just yet, and we’re all craving something indulgent.
A quick scroll through Instagram led us to Slice, and upon further investigation, we learned that the awesome doner concept has opened up a burger joint.
The sister eatery to the locally loved donor palace Slice, Just C is dedicated to the perfect, freshly made, “fast” burger experience that can be enjoyed anywhere – dined in, or taken away and eaten wherever your heart may desire, and with a name like “Just C”, being short for “Just C For Yourself How Good Our Burgers Are”, you know you’re in for something simple yet effective in terms of taste and quality. No muss, no fuss.
As predicted, its menu, though very small, is extremely pleasing and only contains four different choices of burgers, three types of pommes frites (fresh potato fries, “Ziggy” crinkle cut fries, or fresh potato fries topped with cheese), and of course, classic canned soft drinks. In the spirit of really reviewing the place, our eclectic team ordered everything off the savory menu. The two gourmands of the clan ordered Truffle Burgers, containing Just C’s very own “crispy cheese”, provolone cheese, and truffle aioli sauce. Our designer kicked it old school with Just C’s Classic Burger, made with all the works: lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, American cheese and mayonnaise. The Operations Manager, known to be indulgent when it comes to gastronomy, requested the BBQ Burger: an artful compilation of bacon, American cheese, crispy onions, BBQ sauce and the restaurant’s signature “C” sauce.
I went for the only thing that hadn’t yet been considered by the rest of the crew, the Mushroom Burger: a classic blend of mushrooms, provolone cheese and mayonnaise. You can’t go wrong with that.
Once our burgers arrived, with three sides of fries for us to share, we dug in. Each team member had something to say about their burger and you could also tell that they were super satisfied and impressed since no one offered up any “just-to-be-polite” bites from their food (let it be known, dear readers, that this is a telltale sign when it comes to deciphering the honesty behind being impressed with a dish or meal of sorts).
Our food arrived neatly packaged with minimal branding and a lot of flavor. Each burger was consistent in differing from the next, which only further peaked our interest in Just C. The Truffle Burger was reported to exude a gloriously truffle-infused taste, as the title promised. Coupled with the combination of provolone and an innovative sheet of “crispy cheese”, my fellow writers were not disappointed.
The Barbecue Burger, with its all-American construction, provided an electric taste that left our dear Operations Manager full for the rest of the day, yet he claimed that the burger wasn’t actually too heavy! With the perfect balance of bacon to meat to cheese, nestled between a steaming bun, this burger was said to be a winner.
The Classic lived up to its name, bringing our designer back to his childhood years with memories it delivered. You can’t go wrong with this burger, especially if you enjoy an uncomplicated yet mighty taste. Tip: the Classic accompanies very well with a side of fries.
As for the Mushroom burger, (which was my personal favorite!) it hit the spot. If you enjoy mushrooms as much as I do, then your taste buds will be very pleased with the outcome. The medley of mushrooms combined with melted provolone cheese atop a freshly grilled, juicy patty was beyond satisfying and provided the perfect definition to the term “comfort food”, as all woes were washed away with every bite.
All in all, we were super impressed with Just C – just like their brand promised we would be. The burgers tasted great and had an unbeatable quality to them, and the best part is that they weren’t messy at all! With a beautifully baked brioche bun, each burger stayed perfectly intact with every bite, and the burger meat itself was a dream – filled with flavor, and just thick and juicy enough to leave you wanting more.