I went for a business lunch at the Earls on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. Arriving shortly before noon, I was seated immediately at table.
Earls is an established chain of “upscale casual” restaurants in western Canada, southern Ontario, Colorado and Washington State. The menu features an eclectic menu that includes burgers, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, steaks, salads, nachos and soup, as well as asian influence dishes like kung pao chicken, wonton, sushi rolls, and so on.
I ordered the Bigger Better Burger with yam fries.
This is a fresh ground beef patty, grilled on a flat top, served on a toasted split brioche bun, with a smear of mayonnaise, crisp leaf lettuce, tomato slices and dill pickle. And it is precisely as advertised It’s a really good hamburger. Fresh quality ingredients, well prepared.
The yam fries are very good, slightly crisp, well seasoned. It comes with a small cup of garlic aioli.
The server was very pleasant, attentive and polite.
The room is cavernous and boisterous, but not crowded, clean and well-lit.