A good burger is an experience that needs to be shared, but unfortunately, most burgers come sized for solo eaters, and sharing is often way too messy for most diners. But if you’re at a burger joint with friends and family, how do you let everyone try what you’re enjoying—and get a couple of bites of what they’re having in return? Slammin’ Mini Burgers + Fries + Dips has come up with the solution: serve two or three smaller-sized burgers per order!
But don’t let the restaurant’s name fool you. “Mini” doesn’t mean bite-sized; in fact, two Mini Burgers add up to more than your average quarter-pound burger, and three is more than a 1/3-pound burger. That means that even if you’re dining here solo, you’re sure to get your fill. And if you want to mix and match burgers with your barkada, you’ll have healthy portions of each kind. After all, bingeing on burgers (or anything, really) is more fun with your friends.
In fact, this is the concept behind Slammin’ Mini Burgers. “The idea to open up a mini burger shop started in 2008 after watching the movie Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” Patrick Dy, Slammin’s president, explains. The absolute satisfaction and bliss on the actors’ faces when they finally reached the famous fast food joint and got to pig out on mini burgers made him wish something similar was available locally. Fast forward to 2013, when Dy and his partners decided to take their existing brand, Slammer Burgers, in a new direction. “We changed our whole culture, look and logo. Totally revamped and upgraded our menu. The main reason for the change is for Slammin’ to eventually become the number one mini burger concept in Asia.”
|Bacon mushroom double|
|Slammin' Cheese double|
And of course, it’s the food that will drive this goal. The restaurant’s motto is, “Every bite is Slammin’,” and from their roster of bestsellers, it’s easy to see how their mini burgers live up to the hype. The All American Slider (P145, double/P215, triple) is the hands-down best-selling dish; its juicy beef patties are “onions steam grilled” to perfection then topped with melted cheese and placed on pillow-y soft steamed buns. You can also keep things simple with the Slammin’ Cheese (P125, double/P185, triple), a delicious mini cheeseburger, and the ever-popular Bacon Mushroom Melt (P175, double/P255, triple). All three burgers contain patties made with 100% all beef chuck. Get all three on one plate with the Slammin’ Trio (P225), or try The Farm (P215), which gives you a Slammin’ Cheese beef miniburger, Beer-Battered Go Fish! with Sour Cream, and Crispy Chicks with Barbecue Sauce.
|Black Box Creations' menu|
Want something more adventurous? Slammin’s Black Box Creations (P185, double/P265, triple) are limited-edition mini burgers made with extraordinary ingredients—and they’re only on the menu for six months. Here’s what’s currently available: the John Candy topped with salted caramel, sautéed onions, melted cheddar, and bacon; the Romeo and Juliet with bacon, melted cheese, strawberry jam, and salted butter; and The Big Kahuna with pineapple chunks, sriracha mayo, teriyaki glaze, melted cheddar, and bacon. And once you’ve eaten your fill of these, come back in a few months to try the new offerings!
|Beefy Supreme Loaded Fries|
|Mighty Bacon Mushroom Loaded Fries|
But just in case the mini burgers aren’t enough to satisfy you, there are a number of dishes to pair with them as well. The most popular choice would be Slammin’s Loaded Fries (P125), which is a large serving of thick-cut fries, covered with toppings. You can choose between the Mighty Mushroom Bacon, topped with sour cream and cheese sauce, crispy bacon, button mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and sautéed onions; or the Beefy Supreme with ground chuck, roasted garlic and cheese sauce, fresh tomatoes, and sautéed onion strings for a meat lover’s overload.
|NY Buffallo wings|
Apart from these, there are what the restaurant calls Sidekicks—great add-ons or alternatives to their menu’s “heroes.” You can get their Slammin’ Wings (P175) tossed in either the mildly hot and tangy Buffalo-style sauce or the sweeter Honey Glazed sauce and served with a dip of your choice. Another option would be the Beer-Battered Fish and Chips (P185), with soft and delectable fish coated in Slammin’s Signature Beer Batter, which spent a full year in development before the dish made it to the menu, and deep fried to a crispy, perfect golden brown. This is paired with thick-cut and crispy fries and a large-sized dip of your choice.
While the dishes are of course best eaten when served, these can also be taken out in movie-friendly boxes and cones so that you can enjoy a hearty meal while taking in a favorite flick, on the road, or at home.
The menu at Slammin’ Mini Burgers may be simple, but it’s filled with sure winners, the better to guarantee that every bite is indeed slammin'. Dy says, “Nothing gives us more satisfaction than seeing our customers nod their heads in approval after every bite. We delight in surprising people [with] how delicious our food is. Our main aim is to provide a delicious and excitingly fun casual dining experience, where customers enjoy the food and each other’s company. The goal is for every customer to feel good about themselves and their day after a visit to Slammin.’”
You can find Slammin’ Mini Burgers + Fries + Dips at the following braches:
1. Ground floor of the new wing of Promenade Mall in Greenhills
2. Food Choices, Level 2, Trinoma
3. 5th floor of Market! Market! (near the cinema area)
*soon to open, Robinsons Magnolia (fourth quarter of 2014)