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Food Snobs: Mooyah Burger and Fries

Food Snobs: Mooyah Burger and Fries

June 20
13:55 2012

Mooyah Burgers & Fries – 2215 S. Loop 288, Ste. 300

H. Drew Blackburn / Staff Writer

Burgers are possibly the most quintessential American cuisine, and sometimes a fast food joint just doesn’t cut it. Mooyah is the latest restaurant in Denton to open its doors to hungry carnivores craving a wholesome serving of Americana.

Mooyah is a Dallas based fast-casual restaurant whose main selling point is burgers, fries, and shakes. They also offer hot dogs and fountain drinks.

When it comes to the burgers, you have a choice of Mooyah (a.k.a. beef), turkey or veggie. The two different options for fries are French fries or sweet potato fries.
With fourteen different options including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and various candy mixtures, the true decision point comes when choosing what milkshake to go with.

Expect to wait about a 15 minutes for your food, which is not bad for a made-to-order burger. The food comes in a bag and the restaurant offers no tray or plates – a little awkward for public eating, but certainly manageable.

The restaurant is not spotless, but employees periodically clean tables and sweep floors to ensure the area is cleanly although the atmosphere may not be the best for the college crowd. The layout and architecture are nice but somewhat gaudy.

Mooyah fries and burger topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese. Photo by Amber Plumley

Fresh buns lay in baskets hung above the register and a sign near the door accentuates how fresh and how beefy the food is in bold white lettering. The soundtrack to your Mooyah burger and fries is stale pop music, making the atmosphere somewhat reminiscent of a burger hang out on a Disney sitcom.

The burgers, however, are fantastic. The burgers are cooked just right, have fresh bread, and are mouth wateringly juicy. The French fries have a natural taste and are seasoned well, in stark opposition to the fried crispiness found at many fast food places.

Unfortunately, the vanilla shake is a letdown, tasting like little more than a simple concoction of chilled milk and sugar.

Despite a slightly whimsical environment and a slightly overpriced menu ($4.95 burgers, $1.95 small fries, and $3.75 shakes) the burgers and fries at this place are no joke.

The food is delicious. However, the milkshakes won’t exactly bring anyone to the yard.

4 out of 5 stars

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