French Fries are great right? I mean, they've been around for as long as I've been eating, apart for a very short period of time when the worldwide geopolitical situation dictated that some call them Freedom Fries. However, I digress... French Fries are great and I'm partial to eating them pretty much any time I grab a burger.
French Burgers, now there's something I'd never really thought about.. I mean, burgers are quintessentially American, but with the worldwide trend of burger domination, it's perhaps natural that the French would give burgers a crack.
Big Fernand is a French burger chain that opened Paris in 2012 and has been dominating the European burger scene. Listed by the Wall Street Journal as the best burger concept in France, it was only a matter of time before world wide domination beckoned. With a base of six different burger types, one of the elements that sets Big Fernand apart is the liberal use of cheese in their burgers.
I'd sauntered over to IFC, where Hong Kong's first and so far only Big Fernand is housed, for a quick solo lunch. It was fairly early still, and while there was a queue of people waiting to place their order, there were plenty of seats still available. Joining the queue, one of the wait staff asked in a sexy French accent if it was my first time... Such a personal question, but I got the gist and agreed that it was in fact my first time for a French burger.