The Indy Burger Guy visited BoxBurger on Monday, September 19, 2016.
You know it’s a good day at work when there’s a burger food truck in the parking lot.
First of all – full disclosure – I love food trucks! There’s something about street food that I find completely and totally amazing, mainly due to its simplicity and accessibility. That you can spread that love around and serve great food anywhere you desire, not bound by location… it’s like foodie manifest destiny, y’know?!
So when I knew that BoxBurger was going to be at my ‘day job,’ I got really excited! They were serving a limited menu – just burgers and fries – but that was exactly was I, the Indy Burger Guy, was after!
I ordered a standard cheeseburger, which is actually a double cheeseburger. The patties are of the smashed variety, made from 100% fresh Angus beef and seared on a hot griddle until the edges are nice and crispy. Perfectly done! The patties were then each topped with a slice of white American cheese, then stacked and transported to a toasted kaiser-style bun.
Next to the truck, a “fixin’s bar” was set up, offering a variety of fresh toppings including shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and onions, pickles, as well as condiments (specifically mustard and ketchup). By the time I made it out to the truck, a lot of the condiments had been picked over, so they were out of mayo and the fixin’s weren’t as fresh as they’d likely been when the truck arrived. I added tomato and onion slices, some shreds of lettuce, and a couple pickles. Rather than add ketchup or mustard, I went without condiments, but this burger was so flavorful and juicy, it turns out I didn’t need it!
This was the epitome of what I love in a smashed patty burger – crispy edges and a nice thin beefy center. The cheese melts into the meat to form a perfect melty, beefy wonder that I would gladly eat again. The bun held up well to the greasy burger, which was good because that’s always a danger with the grease from smashed patties. The Meat-Topping-Bun ratio was also about as spot-on as I’ve seen in a burger of late.
BoxBurger has an incredibly simple menu and that simplicity proves a key. BoxBurger doesn’t do anything other than burgers (and handcut fries – which, due to the lateness of arrival, were gone, so I didn’t get to try them), so they’re able to focus their energies into doing those incredibly well!
In fact, with the exception of the picked over toppings (no fault of BoxBurger themselves), this was a pretty fantastic burger – one of the best I’ve tried in this whole experiment. You’d do well to hunt down BoxBurger as they make their way around town and grab one of their offerings. You’ll be glad you did!
FINAL RANKING: 9.0/10
BoxBurger Food Truck
mobile – based out of Greenwood, IN
Cost Range: $ ($6 and under)*
*With the exception of the Cheeseburger (which costs $7), the rest of BoxBurger’s offerings are $6 or less.