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THE JOHNNY BURGER "The Johnny's signature. It's pretty obvious why they changed their name to 'Johnny Bird', because this thing is fucking amazing." - 🍗🍗🍗🍗 Fried Chicken (EXTRA: Doubled Up) - 🥒🥒 Pickles - 🍀☘️ Coleslaw - 🍅💦 Tomato Relish - 🌶️🥚 Chipotle Mayo - 🧀 EXTRA: Cheese - 🥓 EXTRA: Bacon - 🥒🥒 SIDE: Fried Pickles It is always a treat, when I order from Johnny's; whether it be their awesome chicken burgers, or their unusual sides. Being just down the road from work, I use to love going here for lunch. Great to see them on Uber, as it's difficult for me to get out of the office during the day. As always, it was a great burger, though there were a few minor things that could have been done better. First, I packed the burger out a bit more than I normally would; I was hungry, and about an hour of going out drinking with the boys. I doubled the chicken, which was almost a mistake. They give you a good serve of chicken on your burger – easily twice what I was expecting. I ended up with twice, again. I ended up unable to finish the burger – but I suspected I might run in to troubles, so I took the extra chicken off at the start and boxed it up for my mates. I can tell you they were overjoyed that I did – ‘best chicken they’ve ever had’. It’s not just the crunch of the crumbs or the tenderness of the chicken, itself; it has its own flavour that makes it a pleasure to eat by itself but doesn’t distract from the rest of the burger. I did feel there was a little too much coleslaw on the burger; I'll eat it, but I'm not a massive fan. That said, it didn't really distract from the taste of the burger, and it did blend well with the chipotle mayo quite well. On the other hand, the tomato relish was basically non-existent. Maybe they forgot it – either way, I couldn’t taste it. That was a little bit of a disappointment. The cheese and bacon weren't anything to write home about; I probably won't get those addons, again. I was feeling particularly hungry, but found the cheese was a little strong. The bacon was cooked well, but I was a little disappointed that it lacked any real crunch. If you can't tell by now, I love my pickles. Johnny does a damn good pickle - it's got just the right amount of crunch, and just the right amount of juice; and they don't skimp on them, either. Between this and their fried pickles side, Johnny is a great choice for pickle lovers. It is worth noting that burgers automatically come with a side; if your not a pickle fan, there are plenty of other sides to choose from – from the conventional potato or sweet potato fries, to more uncommon options such as mac and cheese or corn on the cob. All in all, it was a great burger. There were a few minor touches that could have been improved, but they went above and beyond in other places. It’s always a treat, at Johnny Bird; worth checking them out, if your nearby. They even have all-you-can-eat nights.