Today our little family tried out a new to us burger spot in the town of Matthews. It was a bit of a drive ... close to 25 minutes from us but it was well worth it!
South 21 was opened in 1955 by 3 Greek brothers. After having such a success for over 50 years another location was opened in Matthews in 2006.
Ryan and I both ordered the Jumbo Cheeseburger ...
*Two beef patties, two slices of cheese, mustard, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, with French Fries
I altered my burger and had cheese, pickles, onions, ketchup, and mustard with a side of onion rings instead of the fries. Mason got the kids cheeseburger meal and the burger was huge!
The jumbo cheeseburger with either fries or onion rings was $6.05 plus tax, and I think Mason's meal was $4.40 plus tax. Add 2 iced teas and our total was just over $20. Not too bad for a huge burger meal.
Since I have such a history with flame broiled burgers (4 years of working at Burger King), I love eating burgers cooked this way. South 21 executed a perfectly cooked, juicy burger, on a sesame seed bun. The onion rings were crispy and delicious. I tried some of Mason's fries and those were just ok ... I prefer thin, crispy, shoestring style French fries.
Overall I loved my South 21 burger and ate every last bite. I would love to venture over to the original location at some point and eat at the drive up restaurant with car service, but know better than to take Mason to a place like that where you're required to eat in your car.
I can definitely see making the drive again on a lazy Saturday to enjoy another Jumbo Cheeseburger from South 21 Matthews. I'm glad I ran those 2.5 miles this morning :)