Teddy’s Bigger Burgers started out as a small burger joint located in the tropical island paradise known as Hawaii. Its owners, Rich Stula and Teddy Tsakiris, want to give the humble burger joint a modern, unique twist, so they opened up the first Teddy’s branch in 1998. Their first overseas branch opened up in Japan (I’m guessing it’s because Hawaii has a rather sizeable population of Japanese-Americans), and the second one is located here in Manila (in Greenbelt). Another overseas franchise just opened up recently in Thailand.
Apart from the Greenbelt branch, Teddy’s has another restaurant open in Shangri-La Mall, where we had our dinner earlier.
We were seated outside, so I guess this pic serves as both a shot of their interior and exterior.
Menu: Starters, Salads, Specialty burgers, Sides, Sandwiches, Kid’s menu, Teddy’s seafood special, Entrée, Rice, Dessert, and Beverages.
Their burgers and some of their dishes come in three sizes: Big (which is actually the smallest size), bigger, and biggest. You can also choose the doneness of your burger patty.
I ordered the Kailua Burger, with teriyaki sauce, swiss cheese, grilled onions, and caramelized mushrooms. Hmmm, this wasn’t so bad! I guess I just really like the combination of onions, melted cheese, beef, and mushrooms together. The size of the hamburger was also just right for me – I thought that it was going to be one of those super-huge/tall burgers with two or more patties sandwiched in between.
Mom had the Loco Moco Curry Bowl, 100% beef chuck patty and a fried egg on top of a bed of Japanese white rice mixed with curry sauce. The curry rice had so much flavor! And of course, a burger patty + fried egg + rice meal is always a surefire winner for me. ^^;
For dessert, we had the Peanut Butter Skillet Brownie – Old-fashioned peanut butter mallow brownie topped with vanilla-Reese chili ice cream, and drizzled with vanilla espresso sauce. The most enjoyable part is towards the end, when you mix together the cold, melted ice cream and the warm espresso sauce, creating a wonderful sensation on your tastebuds.
I’m so glad they decided to bring Teddy’s here because their food was just SPECTACULAR! Their burger patties were just pure, smoky, meaty goodness. I can’t wait to return because there’s still so much that I want to try.
Food: 4/5 (taste), 4/5 (presentation)