Turns out, the burger on its own is just fine, and, in my opinion, superior to a lot of other fast food fare out there–even our beloved In-N-Out.
The difference lies is in the crispy sear each super-thin patty receives. The meat develops a sturdy crust on both sides, and simple toppings including raw onions, pickle slabs and yellow mustard balance the beef's saltiness. No special sauce necessary.
Even the fries–little potato matchsticks piled high in a plastic basket–were an impressive side. Thankfully this place is almost 100 miles away, so I can't gorge too easily.
But I do have a new favorite stop when I'm headed to Sin City and back.