What to do on a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon? If you’re me, that’s as a good a reason as any for a burger for lunch, so my Mrs. suggested a trip through the drive-thru at Jaggers which, since we’ve moved to the south side of town, has become something of a haunt for us.
I’ve written about Jaggers once or twice before, but have been back several times while the blog was on hiatus. I’m finding it to be a consistently good spot to grab a quality burger quickly. So, this time, while my wife opted to try one of the chicken sandwiches, I stayed on-brand and opted to try the Mushroom Swiss Burger, one of the few burgers on Jaggers’ menu that I haven’t yet tried.
The Mushroom Swiss Burger is so utterly simple on the face of it – two grilled beef patties topped with melted Swiss cheese and sauteed mushrooms with a garlic mayonnaise. It’s very much in keeping with the other burgers I’ve had at Jaggers – tasty, well-seasoned, and well-made. It’s has all the makings of a classic mushroom swiss burger, though I didn’t pick up on the garlic mayo element on my burger.
However, most Jaggers burgers I’ve ordered have come with some veggies – shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and diced onions – but there aren’t any on the Mushroom Swiss Burger. This would have gone a long way to adding some needed texture to the burger. While the flavors were good altogether, cooked mushrooms tend to be mushy which can make for a potentially unpleasant dining experience. Some freshness and crunch – from either veggies or bacon – could go a long way to improving this particular burger.
With regard to sides, I always go with the seasoned tater tots which are top notch! My wife usually goes with the shoestring potato fries. This time, I noticed a lot of other great side options like cole slaw, mac and cheese, and edamame. I think I’ll give one of those a try the next time I stop in.
That said, it’s a good burger. Jaggers is a great fast-casual concept that I’d like to see expand across the state and into other markets. If they can keep the quality and service levels consistent, they could be a regional chain easily. And that would definitely be a great thing!
FINAL RANKING: 7.5/10
Two Central Indiana locations – in Noblesville and Greenwood
Cost Range: $–$$ ($6 and under; $7-$12)*
*Jaggers single-patty burgers range in price from $5-$6, while the double-patty burgers can go as high as $7.