|Photo by Andrew Hockridge|
Date Visited: August 16, 2021
Location: Mississauga, ON
BurgerTours Rating: 7/10
|Awesome||Very messy||$11-$15||Fast Food||Veggie|
Not only was this our first burger joint in Mississauga, it was our first burger joint inside a gas station!
Triple O’s is a Western Canada burger franchise that recently opened two Ontario locations; Mississauga and Vaughan, and plans to open more in Ontario in the new year. Originating from White Spot, the name Triple O’s comes from its famous hamburger sauce consisting of mayo and hamburger relish. The famous west coast pickle-topped beef burgers have been fulfilling BC residents since the early 60’s as apart of White Spot’s burger menu.
When we were researching places in Mississauga, this joint caught us by surprise. We had never heard about it before and had no idea Triple O’s was originally from British Colombia. So after settling on the place, we were expecting some good, delicious burgers.
We arrived in the middle of the afternoon and was surprised to see it inside of a gas station. I wonder if that’s a staple for a Triple O’s franchise location or if Ontario will see a standalone in the near future. When we entered, there were only four other diners sitting at tables, and because it was inside a gas station, seating was limited. We browsed the menu for burgers that met our satisfaction, placed our orders and grabbed a table to dine at. It was only a 10-minute wait before our burgers were ready.
|Chipotle BBQ Bacon Melt/Photo by Andrew Hockridge|
I had ordered the Chipotle BBQ Bacon Melt, which came topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, spicy Chipotle mayo, tangy BBQ sauce and mayo. In a sense, this burger has a lot of flavour, and clearly, I could understand why this burger is among the favorites. The first bite was tangy, spicy and a blend of deliciousness. The beef patty was well cooked, fresh, juicy and tender and the toppings provided very savory bites from start to finish. Overall, I was completely satisfied with the burger.
The one thing that was a little bit of a turnoff was how messy it was. This burger was oozing with sauce and having three different sauces on this burger made the buns feel moist and crumble apart. The flavor was alright, but it was quite the mess while picking it up to eat.
Overall, Triple O’s satisfied myself and my stomach and it’s a wholesome welcome addition to the Toronto burger scene. You’ll probably be seeing a lot more of this fast-food option in the near future and I can sure say that any burger lovers in the GTA are going to love it. That’s my review and I’m sticking to it.
|Original Impossible Burger/Photo by Mark Avila|
Triple O’s is a local burger joint in British Columbia that has made its way east, and has flourished with over 70 locations across Canada and Asia. They value the use of local ingredients and freshness through the use of local butter, eggs, and 100% Canadian Wheat. All of these contributions to their delicious burgers, hand scooped milkshakes, thick cut fries, artisan style buns, and mysterious triple “O” sauce.
The dining experience was a little out of the ordinary since the restaurant was located inside a gas station. But, the vibes were pretty much the same. The smell of burgers frying mixed with the pungent aroma of petrol.
I opted for the Original Impossible Burger-plant based patty, lettuce, tomato, topped off with a pickle, and their secret triple “O” sauce. I was also tempted to try their Cajun Fries- a cajun spice blend with cajun mayo, and a creamy Caesar to give that familiarizing flavor of the south.
First bite of the burger, it was simple but full of flavour. The triple “O” sauce was definitely the highlight as it was sweet, creamy, and tangy. It had a nice kick that give the burger some character, but at the same time not compromising the overall experience. It was a perfect balance for the palate. The Cajun Fries did exactly what they were suppose to do.. the spice from the cajun sauce mixed with the creaminess from the Caesar was the perfect combo. The fries alone were very crispy and not as oily as I had initially thought.
Triple O’s was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting such a simple, yet delicious burger to come out of a gas station burger joint. But, I guess never judge a book by its cover.