Burgers delivered right to your desk
Food in Europe is top-notch. Since we arrived nearly two years ago, I’ve eaten more than my fair share of savory schnitzel, crusty French bread, Spanish tapas and authentic Italian pasta dishes … but there’s one thing I still crave on a regular basis: a good, old-fashioned cheeseburger. While there are restaurants here and there that satisfy my cravings, there’s one place that offers something most classic American fast food eateries don’t (yet) … and that’s delivering tasty take-out dishes right to your desk.
Hankering for a burger and fries, but don’t have time to leave the office? Check out BurgerMe, a food delivery service that promises to bring a hot meal to your location (even if you’re on a military installation) in 30 minutes or less.
The first time I tried BurgerMe, I have to admit I was a little skeptical. One of my least favorite things about picking up fast food to eat at home is knowing this sad truth: The longer the fries are in the bag, the soggier and colder they get. I was pleasantly surprised to find my Pommes were still crisp and warm when they arrived in their cardboard container. That’s a win in my book. The food arrived on time, the burger was as good as any fast food sandwich I could’ve gotten at my go-to take-out restaurants, and I especially liked the tangy pickles.
Ready to order? Go to BurgerMe.de to take a look at the extensive menu, and type in your address to find a restaurant near you. The company is now operating in Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden, Hamburg, Mainz, Munich and Berlin, and it continues to grow.
To get started, click the login button in the top right corner. You will need to create an account and login for the website. I recommend having a German language translation website or app handy, just in case you need help.
If you have already registered, type in your name and password. Otherwise, click “Noch kein Konto?” to sign up. Enter the required information, including your gender (Herr for man or Frau for woman), first and last name, email address, phone number, birth date and address (business or home). BurgerMe will send an email to the address you provided with a password, and you will need to verify your account by clicking on the “jetzt Registrierung abschließen” link. Click “Im Webshop anmelden” to proceed to the website or “Oder Seite Shleissen und in unserer App anmelden,” if you would rather use the BurgerMe app (download it from iTunes or Google Play).
Once you’ve logged in, choose your delivery address from the drop-down menu, and click “Bestellung fortsetzen” to continue to the menu.
Next comes the hard part: Choosing from the extensive selection of classic (including BBQ Bacon, Hot Crunchy Cheese and Chili Cheese), gourmet (including Greek, Caesar and Italian Ciabatta) and Angus (including Chorizo and Olive Serrano) burgers. Chicken and veggie sandwiches are also available.
Make your order a combo meal by clicking on the “Menü” tab. In addition to a burger and side of pommes, you can opt for a basic salad or soft drink. For smaller portions perfect for lunch, click “Mittagsangebot.” Kids meals (which include five chicken nuggets, fries, dip and a drink) are also available.
If you’re up for something a little different, BurgerMe offers a variety of salads and finger foods, like chicken wings and nuggets. Don’t place your order without checking out the sides and desserts, too.
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