OMG, another burger place?

Has the texting abbreviation OMG become so commonplace that it’s ceased to be a superlative? That seems to be the case at OMG! Burgers, the new fast-food, cooked-to-order burger spot that has replaced Qdoba Mexican Grill across from Sunset Place in South Miami.

I was prepared to be wowed and I was, indeed, surprised when my burger finally made it to my table. It had two patties instead of one. No one on the smiling-but-silent counter crew clued me in to the OMG lingo (a “junior” burger is one patty, a burger is two, an OMG burger is three). And the burgers were so thin, charred and juiceless, they deserved less flattering exclamations. Our small package of fries – overcooked and under-salted – was similarly disappointing.

Some bright spots: The sesame seed buns are fresh; the free toppings are plentiful. (Ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, sautéed onions, barbecue sauce, potato sticks, A1 sauce and hot sauce are among the choices.) The simple menu also offers grilled hot dogs (split and topped with melted cheese), chili, salad, two chicken sandwiches and Misha’s Cupcakes.

But if OMG! wants to stand out from a burger pack that includes Five Guys, Fatburger, One Burger and Shake Shack, it’s going to have to up its game.

Jodi Mailander Farrell

If you go

Place: OMG! Burgers

Address: 5748 Sunset Dr., South Miami

Price range: Burgers and other sandwiches $4-$6, fries $2.50, Caesar salad $7, cupcakes $2

Contact: 305-668-3770

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday


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