Daily Quickie: Minute Burger's Big Time Sandwiches

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.

Merienda or afternoon snack has played a very important part in my childhood. I remember back in the day, I would always rush home from school just to enjoy a nice merienda session while watching my favorite anime shows on local channels. Most of our merienda items are either home-cooked or bought from fast food chains, one of which is from our neighboring Minute Burger about four short streets away from home.
Minute Burger Big Time Sandwiches

As years passed by, we haven't really gotten to order again from Minute Burger. However, just last week, both my sis and I suddenly craved for burgers. And since we didn't want to drive all the way to SM North just for a quick fix, we decided to head to the nearest Minute Burger. Much to our surprise, Minute Burger now offers most of their burgers for buy 1 take 1, so we decided to try their both of their Big Time Sandwiches.

Minute Burger Big Time Sandwiches

Unlike what we were used to, their Big Time Sandwiches come in boxes instead of their signature plastic burger wrap. And yes, we're well aware that every box contains a pair of burgers. We wanted to try both flavors -- Black Pepper (P49) and Bacon Cheese (P55).

Black Pepper Burger P49
Beef patty served with special spicy black pepper sauce, layered with caramelized onions and sautéed button mushrooms, and sandwiched in an oatmeal-topped, pan-toasted bun

Both my sis and I found it hard to believe that a pair of their Black Pepper Burger is just under fifty bucks. And while it wasn't as attractive as the other burgers which cost over a hundred apiece, it sure was tasty and quite filling. Personally, I prefer this Black Pepper Burger a bit over the other variant as the burger patty is more flavorful. I think if they tone down the grease from the buns, this can become even better. Also, while I think they missed adding in the onions, I can't complain 'cause this is already good for its price.

Bacon Cheese Burger P55
Beef patty served on fresh coleslaw, layered with crunchy bacon strips, topped with special bacon cheese sauce, and sandwiched in an oatmeal-topped, pan-toasted bun

Again, for a little over fifty bucks, a pair of Bacon Cheese Burger is already a sweet deal. Compared to the previous variant, this burger is definitely closer to the Minute Burger items we used to have back in the day. Personally, I would've preferred if they didn't add in the coleslaw to the ensemble. However, it wasn't all that noticeable anyway. Even my lil sis who dislikes veggies didn't mind the bed of coleslaw in her burger.

So far, I can say that ordering again from Minute Burger has rekindled our childhood memories. And while I honestly feel like the burgers from before are bigger and look more presentable, I can't complain with their sweet buy 1 take 1 offer for the price.

Anyway, stay safe and happy everyone. I can totally feel that it's almost Christmas with all the heavy traffic around. Haha! Oh, and if you haven't yet, join my Burger Project Taft and Chubby Chicken blog anniversary giveaways. It's about to end on the 24th, with the announcement set on the 25th. Happy holidays!

27 comments:

  1. Personally one of my cheap thrills as well :)

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  2. Mine too! Too bad the SM Masinag branch which is nearest my place has already closed :(

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  3. One of the legends of the burger world, and one of the pioneers of the "buy one take one" promos.haha. I should give this a visit soon. :)


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  4. wow. nagupgrade na. mura na siya buy one take one pa. okay to. mas gusto ko pa din ang burger ng jollibee. but this is good.

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  5. Nothing beats cheap burger stores open 24/7 Burger Machine, Minute Burger etc! Bacon cheese ze best! <3

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  6. For real? Under fifty only? That one looks so yummy! Must try soon! :)

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  7. wow that's cheap... hmmm but before i often go to burger machine than minute burger :D

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  8. What I also like about their store is they operate 24/7. Some early mornings when I crave for comfort food I just go out our house for a few hundred meters to satisfy my hunger. Would be nice if they also serve some fries.

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  9. Buy one take one,wow good deal! I also like the Black Pepper Burger:) Burger like this also brings back childhood memories, just like Burger Machine:)

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  10. Wow mura. Good for money. Thanks for introducing this ;D

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  11. Minute Burger...takes me back to the 'good ol days'. Totally gonna visit the nearest one to try those new big time sandwiches for sure :D!

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  12. This looks so yummy! Classic ang Minute Burger! If you guys wanna try out fine dining and not splurging on expensive restaurants, try Metrodeal Promos! It's all good!

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  13. I can't remember the last time I ate at Minute Burger lol

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  14. wow... kakakain ko lng ng minute burger last week sa tabi ng kalye pero hindi ata nila sineserve yung big time sandwiches na yan... :( I want to try one! :)

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  15. One of my favorites and definitely cheap burgers. Your not from philippines if you havent try this one! :D

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  16. pwde kahit san to kainan. budget meal :)

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  17. not a single branch of minute burger here in Olongapo ..sucks!

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  18. i love the Black Pepper Burger so much,, minute burger is so fantastic!!

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  19. nakakamiss naman ang Minute Burger, sayang i don't see any branch dito sa Bulacan. it's also good to know na environment conscious na rin sila sa packaging.

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  20. Minute Burger is the best tasting Buy 1, Take 1 Burger in town (For me! hehe!) Their burger is the best!

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  21. last week lang ako nakakain sa minute burger and compared sa burger machine which i had for merienda two weeks ago ( habang naghahanap ng work lol) i can honeslty say mas masarap ang minute. black pepper is really a gold mine.

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  22. Bacon Cheese Burger is good and I agree with the "less grease" comment. Other than that, I think it' a steal foe 55 pesos for two burgers. It's about time Minute Burger put something new in their menu. Now, I have a new option aside from Chicken Time :D

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  23. dito sa Pampanga daming branch ng Minute Burger, though nde xa kasing sarap ng burger ng Jollibee still its cheaper and delicious,.

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  24. yan ang binibili ng mga anak ko pag nagtitipid cla,. ahehehe,. mura na masarap pa,.

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  25. yummy & affordable,. solve ang mirienda,.

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