So there’s an Australian Burger joint, based out of Footscray in Melbourne, called 8-bit. Every single on of their burgers are named after video games.
Damn, now I really want a burger for lunch.
[Picture from The Burger Adventure]
It’s strange, because on the one hand I’m like, cool! Video games! On the other hand, I’m like, what really makes an ‘Altered Beast’ burger any different from any other non-video-game themed burger? It’s just a slab of beef, with bacon, cheese and onions on it.
Man, that sounds good. I could really go for a burger with bacon, cheese and onions on it.
The point I’m trying to make here is this: the cynical part of me is pretty sure this is all marketing.
[Picture from Spoonfuls Of Wanderlust]
Also: I have a real problem with B-bit’s BLATANT SEGA BIAS.
All of their burgers are named after SEGA games.
After Burner — Beef, Tomato, Red onion, Lettuce, Cheese, Chilli sauce, Jalapeños, Chipotle mayo
Golden Axe — Crispy fried chicken, Cheese, Sriracha mayo, Slaw.
Wonder Boy — Smoked Frank, Bacon, Grilled onions, BBQ sauce
Again, these sound super delicious, and I’m working up a serious appetite right now — but what makes a Wonder Boy hot dog a Wonder Boy hot dog? Who knows.
The positive thing: reviews have been super great. The burgers are apparently really delicious. 8-bit seems to be one of those premium burger places that are in fashion. The reality: the people behind the burger place probably just like video games and wanted to inject that passion into their workplace.
Has anyone ever gone? Can anyone attest to the tastiness of the food?
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