Bear Bites: Burger IM offers endless combinations of specialty sliders

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Bear Bites: Burger IM offers endless combinations of specialty sliders

Burger IM lets you customize each slider from a large selection of protein options and burger styles. Photo by Peter Garcia

Burger IM lets you customize each slider from a large selection of protein options and burger styles. Photo by Peter Garcia

Burger IM lets you customize each slider from a large selection of protein options and burger styles. Photo by Peter Garcia

Burger IM lets you customize each slider from a large selection of protein options and burger styles. Photo by Peter Garcia

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Everybody loves a good burger. With all of the burger joints in and around Macon, it is easy to go out and grab a great burger. But what if you could get gourmet burgers delivered?

Burger IM, in Bonaire, Georgia, offers specialty sliders that can be picked up, delivered or enjoyed on location, just off US 129, about 25 minutes south of Macon.

The Good:

Variety of Options

Although their menu is fairly small, the options for customizing the sliders make for lots of different combinations. The burger patties range from plain beef to specially produced wagyu beef to lamb. They even have vegetarian options.

Aside from the patties, customers can choose between white or wheat buns, or a lettuce wrap. Toppings come as burger styles, such as California (with greens, tomato, avocado and chipotle mayo) or Cowboy (with cheddar, bacon, an onion ring and BBQ sauce).

Although their menu is fairly small, the options for customizing the sliders make for lots of different combinations. The burger patties range from plain beef to specially produced wagyu beef to lamb. They even have vegetarian options. Photo by Peter Garcia

Overall Taste

We liked all the other burgers we tried, although none stood out as much as the wagyu.

“I had never had wagyu before, and it was a nice first time. It had a great flavor, definitely a higher quality of beef,” said photographer Peter Garcia.

The Questionable:

Service Experience

We got to Burger IM about 15 minutes after they opened, and it was already fairly crowded.

“When we got there, it was kinda confusing; we knew there was a line, but it was a little chaotic,” Garcia said.

It took a while for the staff to get through their many customers, but our food was ready fairly quickly. Although we got a number to set on our table, we still had to go pick our food up when our number was called, which was also confusing.

The cashier seemed to be a little new, as she had to put in our orders multiple times to get it correct. They were also out of some items on the menu, such as the dry-aged beef burger.

Delivery Experience

Burger IM offers party boxes of 16 sliders for $44.99 and family boxes for $34.99 that include eight sliders, eight wings, fries and onion rings. These prices are before tax and before the delivery charge, so the price per slider for the party box actually ends up being closer to the price one would pay at the restaurant.

The Bad:

Prices

Two sliders cost $6.99, and ordering three cost $9.99. Adding a side and drink to your meal is $3 extra. There is an extra charge applied to every burger made with special toppings or with a wagyu patty.

“It’s easy to see how the price can just jump up with all the premium add-ons,” Gracia said.

Although the idea behind Burger IM is promising, it is hard to justify the price. The sliders are good enough to make an enjoyable meal, but nothing outstanding enough to make me want to go back.

 

Rating:

Will 2.5/5

Peter 3/5

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