Wild Burger: Good, No-Frills Burgers at Nasr City Branch of Increasingly Popular Chain
When it comes to burgers, the choices are aplenty in Cairo; but the great ones are few. Expanding in several areas across Cairo – including the Sheraton area of Heliopolis and New Cairo— we headed to Wild Burger’s Nasr City branch, which not only satisfied our meat cravings, but also gave us distinct flavours with their burger variations.
Located in the vibrant Makram Ebeid district, Wild Burger is a spacious two storey burger joint with two salad bars, one on each floor, and a play area for kids. Aside from that, there's little to speak of in terms of atmosphere or appearance – it's a fairly standard fast-food set-up. We picked a strategic table on the first floor, right next to the salad bar, the soda machine and the dip buckets.
Though the burger is the main attraction – and the reason why we were there in the first place – we kicked things off with a mishmash comprised of coleslaw, potato salad with apples and pickled cucumbers from the salad bar; a light, fresh and satisfying start which paved way for our hefty burgers to come.
Looking for some excuse to have fried food as we waited for our burgers, we opted for some mozzarella sticks (43LE); which were evenly fried only we would have loved if they had better seasoning to elevate the overall taste.
Shortly after, two baskets of laid open burgers with reasonable portion of potato wedges were served to our table. The first one was American Wild Mustang (450 grams, 74LE) and the other was the Beamy Beef Burger (300 grams, 59LE); two perfectly seasoned, tender and well-done beef patties which had a rich and fulfilling taste.
The American Wild Mustang had great flavours, while the combination of pepper jack cheese, beef bacon and barbeque sauce was perfectly harmonious and complimented the taste.
Topped with a slice of grilled onion, melted Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms, the Beamy Beef Burger was just as flavourful with on-point juiciness and balanced flavours without any element overpowering the other— one of the reasons why we’d love having this burger again and again. Perhaps if there's one thing, we would've wanted, it would be for the onions to be slightly thinner instead of just one large slice.
From the friendly and helpful staff – who gave us a 10% discount card to use on our next visit – the cheese dips, the condiments, not to mention the incredibly tasty burgers, Wild Burger delivered on what it promises. As the chain continues to grow, the only potential hurdle is ensuring the same quality across all branches – something that has been the death of many chains in Egypt.