Friday, July 8, 2011

Yeah! Burger: Where's the bun??

**update 7/25/11**

I heard back from Yeah! Burger's marketing person today, after following up on the new bun. She had said the other week that she would bring this up at the next management meeting. She responded saying that they owners decided to stick with Rudi's for now.

I found this really disappointing, as 1) it is not local; and 2) frankly, I just don't like it. the bun does absolutely nothing for me. The Pure Knead bun made the whole burger taste fabulous, but the Rudi's bun tastes like a burger on a once frozen, dry bun. Blech. It was great while it lasted though.

If I go back I will definitely go bunless. Though I think it is time to check out Farm Burger where they still use Pure Knead.

C'est dommage :(


Most locals in Atlanta have heard of Yeah! Burger, and if not, they should. This is the place that basically transformed me back into a meat eater. The first time I had one of their burgers I was giddy. I forgot how good a hamburger could be. And the best part...they serve gluten-free buns, French fries and onion rings!!! They are very conscious about the gluten-free diet, super friendly and love to show them my support. I can't say enough about them.

This month their special is a lamb burger, so I had to go and try it, and I know I shouldn't, especially being a previous non-meat eater, but it was so good! However, what totally caught me by surprise is that their tasty gluten-free bun, has been switched to something not nearly as good. What happened?? Where was the good gluten-free bun, I had come to love, which was baked by local gluten-free bakery Pure Knead?? Unfortunately, I wasn't crazy about the fries this time either..they were thicker, which I did like, but tasted really bland compared to previous times, like someone forgot to season them.

I asked them what happened, and it seems they have switched to Rudi's multigrain buns. I am extremely disappointed to say the least. The Rudi's bun was tough and just tasted blah. Ema Carr, Yeah! Burger's marketing and communications manager said that the owners thought the Rudi's bun tasted more "authentic". I am not sure what this means, but I just don't like it. And for a place that is very into sourcing local foods, Rudi's is definitely not local. Others may think it's great, but I definitely miss my Pure Knead bun. And I am definitely not going to pay an extra $1.25 for the pleasure of the Rudi's bun next time.

I have heard lots of great things about Farm Burger in Decatur, which is probably even closer to me. But for some reason I haven't gone there yet because I know they don't offer GF fries, but I need fries, when I heard they have boiled peanuts! And, they do carry Pure Knead buns. I think I may have to give in, and finally give them a try!

I don't mean to diss Yeah! daughter and I really do heart them, but without loving the entire burger package, I am just not craving it like I used to.

Fellow Atlantans...who do you prefer...Yeah! Burger or Farm Burger, and why?


  1. Greetings from Scotland! I enjoyed reading your articles.

  2. Thank you so much, that makes my day!!

  3. Anne, Farm Burger has Pure Knead's Multi-grain bun, which is my favorite. It is made with sorghum and adds such wonderful flavor to their burgers. Their salads and sides change daily and are quite tasty too!

  4. I knew there was something different about those gluten-free buns. I like Pure Knead's MUCH better. :)

  5. I definitely like Yeah! Burger better (the GF onion rings are AH-MAZ-ING) but I, too, was disappointed in the change in buns. I hope they go back to Pure Knead! (In addition to the taste, I had the same thoughts as you re: local sourcing...)

  6. I definitely like Yeah! Burger better (LOVE the GF onion rings!) but like you was disappointed in the new buns.

    Hope they bring back Pure Knead soon!