Upon entering into The Works my friend and I were quickly greeted and seated by the maitre’d. Our server was quick to come to the table and explain the menu to us, very friendly too. She also gave each of us a 16oz measuring cup full of water, and the salt and pepper shakers looked like light bulbs- both added to the friendly atmosphere of the restaurant.
When you open the menu you are met with an overwhelmingly large number of options that can only be narrowed down after a great deal of thinking and some random elimination. You start by picking the toppings from a list of about 40 options, then pick the type of patty you want (such as turkey, beef, and, for an extra charge, elk). You also have a choice of several sides, including a few premium options such as sweet potato fries. Finally, you choose what type of bun you want- between white and multi-grain.
I went with the Hunka Hunka burger ($14.53), cooked medium well, with an elk patty ($3.88 additional fee) and sweet potato fries ($1.76 additional fee). The food took around 15 minutes to arrive and the server came back briefly after we started to check on us.
The Hunka Hunka burger had bacon, peanut butter, and banana slices and came on a regular sized elk patty. The toppings complimented each other and added a sweet kick to the burger. Aside from having peanut butter dripping down my fingers, it was very enjoyable. I would recommend however to get the elk patty cooked medium rare or medium, so as to bring out the flavour more. Otherwise, I suggest going with a beef patty, as most toppings were likely selected with a beef patty in mind.
The sweet potato fries came with chipotle mayo dipping sauce. The fries were fantastic- every one of them had the ideal amount of crispiness and the dipping sauce was creamy with a hint of spiciness (but not too much). I highly recommend upgrading this this side.
Overall the meal was very filling and well worth the money. The vast amount of topping choices makes me want to come back to try new combinations.
If you want to try it yourself it can be found at:
145 King St., London, ON