Jake’s Wayback Burgers launches Stamford shop


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.

Chris Preovolos