The block across the street from Reading Terminal Market has undergone quite the transformation, with a new hotel and some chain restaurants setting up shop. One of those is BurgerFi, which specializes in the fast-fresh food craze a la Shake Shack.
Similar to Five Guys, BurgerFi has a myriad of Coke products on offer for your quaffing pleasure.
They even have real Mexican cokes with cane sugar for purchase as well. Separately from Coke Free-Style machine of course.
BurgerFi Cheeseburger [$6.57]
Double natural Angus burger, double American cheese, lettuce, tomato, BurgerFi sauce
The GF went with the regular cheese burger, which featured two Angus patties - well-seasoned and juicy. Fresh lettuce, tomato, and melted American cheese rounded out each bite, with the BurgerFi special sauce providing a mustard-based tartness that was nice. This was all housed with a soft Martin's potato roll.
BurgerFi Brisket Burger [$9.97]
Double natural 28-day dry-aged ground brisket, Swiss cheese, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, BurgerFi sauce
I went with the brisket burger, which featured a double patty of 28-day dry aged brisket, which was surprisingly dry. The Swiss cheese was nice, but I wasn't sure where the blue cheese was. Disappointing on both the meat and cheese front.
100% Wagyu Kobe Beef Dog [$4.97]
On the other hand, the kobe beef dog had great snap and was grilled nicely on the flat top after being butterflied. Sure it's hard to taste the wagyu-kobe essence when it's ground up for a hot dog, but the beefiness was undeniable. And because a true hot dog doesn't have ketchup, I went with grilled onions and mustard.
Fries, grilled diced onions, American cheese, mustard, BurgerFi sauce
Because "Animal Style" is so In-N-Out, BurgerFi features "Alternative Style" fries. But you won't find this on their regular menu, because it's a secret menu item! So for an extra 99 cents, your crisp, fresh-cut fries can be topped with a tangy, savory blend of grilled diced onions, American cheese, and mustard. Rich and delicious.
Onion Rings [$3.97]
Don't miss out on the onion rings either. While I found a decent pool of oil at the bottom of the tray, these huge rings were stil perfectly crisp, with a great malty batter.
So while there are a myriad of offerings over at Reading Terminal Market, if you're not looking to brave the crowds or need a quick bite during your weekday lunch, be sure to check out BurgerFi.