Gourmet-burger, Hawaiian-based chain Teddy’s Bigger Burger is a great way to taste a sample of casual Hawaiian cuisine. While the chain concept might throw visitors off the mom-and-pop track, it’s a great way to hang out with the locals while enjoying casual meal options before trekking into adventuresome palates. Burger fans will be distracted by the large menu offerings in sizes, ingredients and sauces thrown together in the Hawaiian burger. After careful review of the menu, diners can select the menu options so be prepared to read it carefully.
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Burgers come in different sizes:
- Five ounces
- Seven ounces
- Nine ounces
The double burger includes sizes of
- 10 ounces
- 14 ounces
- 18 ounces
Standard ingredients in every order include:
- Fresh, ripe tomatoes
- Green lettuce
- Clausen dill pickles and
- Thinly, shaved onion
All of Teddy’s hamburgers are enclosed in a soft, delicate potato bun, with its fluffly texture and vaguely sweet note complementing every meaty bite.
Aside from the variety of burgers available (Western, Hawaiian, Kailua, Cajun, and Bacado), options include chicken tenders, fish and chips, tiki wings (chicken wings in a sweet, tangy, Hawaiian sauce).
Thick milkshakes made from 90 percent ice cream and 10 percent milk is a fattening favorite of many customers. The pineapple shake is a great treat for a party in your mouth. From sandwiches to fries, everything is cooked to order. Sides include custom-made fries, tots, and onion rings.
It is a burger joint offering a casual atmosphere. It takes less than 10 minutes, from the ordering process to the delivery of the menu order.
Depending on burger size, type of burger or combination offering, it will cost customers $5.69 to $14.49. For a family of five, expect to pay about $40.
Each location show a Hawaiian, 1950s-styled, surf-themed dining decor with colorful murals or gaudy, outrageous, bright colors. Like a cheap, Aloha shirt bought at a local ABC store, as long as you don’t focus on any single element in Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, the interior is somewhat charming. A hodge-podge of pseudo-Hawaiian decor represents not the real island state, but what mainlanders think Hawaii is —- vintage travel posters, a giant metal palm tree, bright primary colors, splattering every surface, and sounds of The Beach boys streaming from the speakers.
Employees will walk around and personally hand you sanitizing wipes before eating. It’s a great way for the employees to gauge if the diners are waiting too long or chat with those waiting patiently for their meal orders.
The burger chain started its restaurant in 1988. The owner, Ted Tsakiris, wanted to share his love for the taste of backyard burger cookout. With nine branches in Hawaii, and about 20 more in various stages of development in the US Mainland (California, Washington, Texas, Las Vegas), international expansion includes the Philippines and Japan.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
P.O. Box 161056
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Tip #1: The Kailua location does not offer restroom facilities to its customers. Staffers will direct you to Starbuck’s or Macy’s so be prepared to buy coffee or walk several blocks for a restroom pit stop.
Tip #2: Napkins are a necessity as you consumer the juicy burgers. No diners will escape the overflowing juices of sauce and burger.
Tip #3: MileagePlus dining will award points to frequent diners, who have signed up their credit cards to this program.