Burger & Fries at BGR in Rosebank

My Instagram (Jozifoodiefix) feed was filled with images of burger and fries last week, everyone raving that this was the best burger in Jozi. So I had to find out for myself and because FOMO.

Off to BGR I went, it’s in the Caltex opposite Kaya FM studios on Jan Smuts Avenue in Rosebank. BGR is where you go for an American burger fix the beta (the start up menu) menu is simple a choice of either single or double cheeseburgers or hamburgers and all toppings are gratis! The menu including the soon to be added custard (what they call ice cream) reminds me of my favourite takeaway burger joint in New York The Shake Shack


BGR Cheeseburger and Fries

I opted for cheeseburger with the works, so American that term, which is lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, pickles and BGR sauce. With Fries of course. The fries are pre-salted and AMAZING! Amazing like the first time you had McDonalds fries in the 90s amazing.

BGR burger is not quite The Shake Shack but it’ll do!


The cheeseburger was good for an American style takeaway and the best of that kind in Jozi for sure. It has a good quality patty that’s hand salted while on the grill, with great slice of melty soft cheese, sweet grilled onions, crunchy tart gherkins and the BGR sauce that brings it all together. The Boyfie loved it!

This is perfect for a cheat day, totally hits the it better be worth it spot.


Open Monday – Saturday 11am to 8:30pm

072 368 2695

172 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, 2196

About thando

Hi I'm Thando Creator of the Jozi Foodie Fix, traveller, foodwriter, ramen lover, strategist, entrepreneur and follower of the Cool based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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