I imagine a lot of people who live in Newcastle have already heard of this place, but I think it's worth a mention because it doesn't seem to be a chain at all as I can only find one branch: the one that we went to which, oddly, is situated inside of a trendy, yuppie-style bar on Osborne Road in Jesmond. The decor didn't really seem to match the Yankee theme of the menu, but I'm glad I didn't judge this one by its exterior or sleek, financially-mocking furniture because this is one of the best burgers I've ever had the pleasure of trying (& I've had a lot of burgers. Hell, even when I lived in France I frequented the only burger bar in my town, well, frequently, and even ordered a burger at a posh, high-end French restaurant for a friend's birthday. Mind you, it was either that or fatty duck's liver or uncooked minced meat with a raw egg on top. No thanks, I'm a burger type of gy-al).
With your burger, you also get a choice of standard skinny fries or you can have curly fries, fries with the skins on, thick'uns, thin'uns, or even chilli cheese fries, but of course these varieties are extra. They also offer chicks'n'dogs for those who just don't fancy a slab of dead cow for their lunch (there is one vegetarian option for those who don't want a slab of any dead animal and that is the 'shroom burger, which sounds delicious. You can find it on the menu here). As well as the food, there are of course your standard condiments and - drum roll - their homemade bourbon sauce. I'm not even going to talk about how sweet and delicious it is because if you ever find yourself in Jesmond for whatever middle-class need you may have, you HAVE TO TRY IT. It's awesome.
82/86 Osborne Road
Tyne & Wear