Word of Mouth

Monday Funday not so fun at H Burger CO

Searching for a lunch venue for a friendly reunion today, I was pleased to stumble upon H Burger Co's Facebook page, touting the advent of Monday Funday. Echoing H Burger's Tuesday deals, Mondays at the five-month-old burger joint, 1555 Blake Street, now feature a new list of specials, including $1 off quarter-pound burgers, 50 cent wings and some drink deals, like $2 PBR and $5 domestic pitchers. Perfect, I thought, I'll ask my friend to meet me there.

Big mistake. Guess what wasn't fun about Monday Funday? The owners forgot to tell the staff that it exists.

I asked the host about the deal when I sat down, and she scurried off to try to figure it out. When she timidly asked what I'd heard, I pulled up the Facebook page -- and an invitation that had been sent to over 4,000 people -- to educate her on her eatery's new deals. And then she replied that sometimes the owners forget to tell the staff about what they post on Facebook.

I might have let it lie -- I was there at the beginning of the very first ever Monday Funday, after all -- but when I got my check, I'd been charged the regular $6.95 price for my quarter-pound hamburger. I'm not one to haggle over a buck, but come on. Seriously?

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk