Saturday, March 24, 2007

Best Hamburger in America in the South (of course)


Address/Tel:
1615 Memorial Dr, Atlanta Tel: 404-687-9207

Pricing:
Everything is under $7

Hours:
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm

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Business Sizzles After ATL Spot Gets 'Best Burger' Tag

POSTED: 6:02 am EDT March 12, 2007
UPDATED: 5:54 am EDT March 21, 2007

ATLANTA -- The best hamburger in America is right here in metro Atlanta.

Raymond Sokolov, the food reporter for the Wall Street Journal, crowned the “Ghetto Burger” at Ann’s Snack Bar on Memorial Drive as the best burger in the country.

He describes Ann Price's masterpiece as a “two-patty cheeseburger tricked out with bacon that she tends closely in a fryolator.” The Ghetto Burger also features chilli along with the standard lettuce, tomato, and onion.

After sampling a “Ghetto Burger” dusted with Miss Ann’s “seasoning salt” Sokolov called it “the next level in burgerhood.”

If you want to dive into one head for the Snack Bar at 1615 Memorial Drive.

Citing the burgers at The Vortex in Little Five Points and the EARL in East Atlanta Sokolov called Atlanta the home to the best burgers in America.

If you plan a trip to Ann's, there's a few things you need to know. First, there's only eight stools in the restaurant. That means only eight people get waited on at a time. From there, people line up outside waiting for a stool to empty before heading inside and placing their order.

Price describes business as "Off the hook" since the Wall Street Journal reported on her burger. Translation: get there early and prepare to wait. Many people spend a couple hours in line just waiting to get inside. Price has had to start cutting the line off around 4pm the last week just to accomodate everyone. She's open Monday to Saturday.

The 63-year old Price has been frying up food at her restaurant for nearly 35 years. If you want to sample a Ghetto Burger, consider yourself warned, Price plans on retiring at the end of next year.

Speaking of warnings, should you decide to check out the slideshow or video, chances are you'll be hungry for a Ghetto Burger when you're finished looking.

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Story compliments of WSBTV.com - a local Atlanta News Station

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