On a whim I decided to try R Burgers, a new fast-food restaurant on the corner of Eastern and Warm Springs in the Southeast part of Vegas (right near Henderson). I usually wouldn’t write a review of a fast-food burger, but R Burgers is new to Vegas and it was better than your typical fast-food burger. The inside is your standard fare, in what used to be a Burger King.
The menu is pretty standard for a fast-food restaurant, with the addition of a pastrami sandwich (that cost about 11 dollars – high for a fast food restaurant). The Original R Burger is $4, or $7 as a combo with fries and a drink.
On to the burger, I asked if I could order it “medium-rare” (the way I always order a burger, and in my opinion, the only way to truly experience a burger… and they said that I could not order it that way specifically. So, it came on a nice fluffy bun (with a better than expected flavor) with shredded lettuce, a thick cut tomato slice and a lowly viscous thousand island dressing, that turned out to be tangy and pretty tasty and mixed well with the juices from the burger. Also, a very nice touch was the slice of red onion that came on the burger. Gave it a homemade feel… and a great taste.
The burger came out as a thick ¼ lb. patty (4 oz) well done– brown throughout… and when I saw how thoroughly cooked it was, I was a bit disappointed, but after the first bite I realized it was actually a very tasty burger. The meat tasted similar to Freddy’s Steakburger and was actually very good (for a fast-food burger). And despite being a bit overcooked, still had a few juices given that it was relatively thick.
Overall, I don’t think it is quite as good as In-n-Out or Five Guys but it is better than just about every other fast-food burger I have had out there, and is worth a taste, especially if you are in a rush and need a drive-through option.