In 2013 we wrote about Mooyah Burger, a Texas-based burger chain, that wanted to conquer our crowded Southern California fast-casual burger scene and compete with Five Guys, The Habit, and Smashburger along with our indigenous favorite, In-N-Out.
Now Mooyah has finally opened in Irvine at Alton and Jeffrey.
The menu consists of everything you expect: burgers with a turkey, a veggie and even a protein-style alternative (read:lettuce leaf wrap). Other items include fresh-cut fries and ice cream shakes. Kinda sounds like the food offerings from…every other place I mentioned earlier. It does however tout an under-600-calorie menu which the press release states is “designed to support the taste desires of females and the health-conscious consumer.”
Alton Square Shopping Center, 5365 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.