|Cuisine Type |||Burgers, Sandwiches|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, No Alcohol, Children's Menu, Counter & Bar Service|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Etobicoke Southwest|
|Getting There |||Queen Streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Royal York|
|Sun-Wed 11AM-12AM, Thurs-Sat 11AM-4AM|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
Even though North American culture is well enamoured with the mighty hamburger, and these ground rounds are easily obtained at any fast food joint or pub-style restaurant, we still want more. You’d think that the niche for this market would be, by now, too oversaturated to allow for new enterprises in this industry. The Acme Burger Company, established in 2006 along The Queensway, begs to differ. Armed with the highest quality ingredients and their own special additions, Acme delivers fast food without the fast and loose attitude.
A Classic Look
At first look, Acme Burger seems like your run-of-the-mill one trick pony. The red and white striped exterior, towering signage, and service counter replete with sneeze-guard does make it look like any old burger joint…though it does have a pleasing sort of nostalgia about it. Furnished with light wooden tables and orange plastic seats, it looks like a place folks would have cosied up to with milkshake and burger in hand a generation or two ago. Another location in the Annex is slated to open in November, so keep an eye out for its second new look.
No One Trick Pony
Acme makes its burgers with 100 per cent certified Angus beef (and for those who don’t know what all the Angus fuss is about, know that it must pass 10 quality specifications; meaning only 8 per cent of beef qualifies). Made-to-order, with optional real cheese or bacon, the Acme burger is available in the modest 4-ounce, mid-sized 6-ounce, and whopping 8-ounce sizes. Veggie burgers and 2 ½ ounce kids burgers are on the board as well. Not stopping with beef, chicken breast sandwiches (with roasted red pepper sauce) and chicken souvlaki wraps (with homemade tzatziki) are proffered, as well as salads, sweet potato fries, poutines, and coleslaw.
Note: Check out the Annex location at 500 Bloor West.