Confessions of a Hamburger Junkie
When you think of hamburgers it conjures up all types of images in your head. If you are a real hamburger “junkie” you can even smell the delicious juicy burger when someone even mentions the word. Your mouth starts to water and you crave a double patty smothered with pickles, ketchup and onions delicately sitting between a bun with a side of fries.
I guess hamburger junkies don’t care where their burger comes from. A quick trip through a McDonald’s drive through would satisfy the desire to sink your teeth into that meat and bun, but some are more choosy. Being a real burger junkie I want a meat that is real and flavorful. One that reminds me of good old fashioned American picnics and home. Five-Guys restaurant has a real burger that any junkie would truly love. When you walk in, the wonderful smell of hamburger hits you square in the face. As you make your way to the order counter the thought of all the choices of condiments almost makes you cry. Upon seeing the cooks flipping the burgers with such grace almost makes you faint.
When you make your way to your seat to wait for your order number to be called the thoughts of burgers are racing through your head. Picking up your order is blissful, the feel of paper bag crinkling in your hand. Just knowing that within minutes you will be in hamburger heaven. Opening the foil to reveal your burger is the highlight of the day, and that first bite is the best thing that you can think of in a long time.
After your burger “fix” you happily move on with your day. Sometimes you think you should kick your habit. All that fat, all that cholesterol, it can’t be good. Then the image of a nice juicy burger floats in front of your eyes again. All of a sudden you can smell the meat sizzling on the grill. The thoughts of ending your hamburger junkie days start to disappear. The desire to change disappears more and more after passing billboards with pictures of smiling faces holding hamburgers. You start to look forward to tomorrow. You start to picture what you will have on that burger tomorrow. Then you decide that being a burger junkie is just who you are. After all, there are worse things than being addicted to burgers…right?
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