JAKE’S WAYBACK BURGERS: 324 HOPE STREET, STAMFORD
With Station Eats recently opening and Five Guys and Plan B coming soon, Stamford is undergoing a burger renaissance.
And now the franchise chain, Jake’s Wayback Burgers is up and running on Hope Street. They replaced the short-lived Chef Luis Express, and blew out of front end, easily doubling the seating.
The good news:
It’s cheap. Cheaper than five guys and pretty much cheaper than any other decent-quality fast food place around here. I paid around $7 for a cheeseburger, fries and a drink.
The portions aren’t out of control: My biggest beef with Five Guys that I leave feeling like I just ate for three, no matter how hard I try not to eat all the fries.
The semi-good news:
The burgers are pretty good, nothing to write home about, but still pretty solid and I’ll be coming back.
The bad news:
Unrelated, but nearby Mi Ranchito has still not reopened after a kid crashed into it and wrecked the place a few months ago.