mojo burger Until about seven weeks ago, I'd never heard of Mojo Burger before. However, Mojo #2 recently opened up nearby and a bunch of people on the Willow Glen mailing list were raving about it.

As I drove by on my way home this evening, I decided that it was time to see what all the fuss is about. I ordered the 1/3 pound Mojo Burger without cheese and added avocado. The woman who took my order was wearing a name tag that said "Mrs. Mojo" and a business card on the counter nearby was for Peter Favre, the Owner-Operator. I can only assume that she was his wife.

Like at the venerable In-N-Out Burger, my number was called after about three minutes. I grabbed the bag so that I could drive home and experience the sandwich in private (except that my cats were hovering the whole time).

The verdict?

Mojo makes good burgers! I was especially impressed with the option to add avocado. It makes so many foods taste just that much better. Plus, the burger was well packed. It was wrapped in paper, placed inside a burger-sized foam container, and then put into a bag. I had no worries about the burger getting cold during the five minutes it took me to get home from there.

I can't say that I'll be frequenting the place, since I rarely eat fast food in the first place. But if I do, I know that I'll be getting a tasty meal.

If you're a fan of cooked cow on a bun and happen to be in the area, check it out.

Posted by jzawodn at January 02, 2007 07:05 PM

Reader Comments
# Ryan said:

Sounds delicious. If you are ever in Austin, TX try out the Salt Lick 360 for lunch. They have a delicious hamburger called the Smokey Burger with brisket mixed into the hamburger meat.

on January 2, 2007 10:16 PM
# Brian Arnold said:

I'm a fan of Fuddrucker's in part because of the ability to get guacamole on my burger, which is much better than just plain avocado, in my opinion. If you can try a burger with some guac on it, it's worth it. So tasty.

Of course, it could just be the whole living in New Mexico thing, where chile and guacamole are options as sides everywhere -- even McDonald's and such offer green chile options.

on January 3, 2007 09:30 AM
# John La Puma said:

Avo or guac on a burger at least adds monounsaturates (and moisture) to a burger, and is a healthy addition. Very nice.

More suggestions like this I hope to publish in Grand Rounds on 1/9/07: its topic is Food and Diet in Medicine---how can food be used for good in health care, not just disease-causing? Submissions due 1/7/07: anyone can submit; yours welcome Jeremy.

Info on how/what to submit here:

on January 3, 2007 10:04 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

I could see how pussy hovering over your meat could be annoying. Oh wait, I can't.

on January 3, 2007 11:40 AM
# Ryan said:

Wasn't McDonalds publicly critcized not too long ago for using foam cartons for their burgers?

Is foam still bad for the environment?

on January 3, 2007 01:04 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Could be. I do know that there are some environmentally friendly foams around, but don't know what they (or McD's) use.

on January 3, 2007 01:16 PM
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