Top Burger from NZ’s Adventure Capital
The CNN is having a dilemma. It’s toying with the idea that the best burger joint might not be on the streets of New York or Los Angeles, but in small town New Zealand.
After a recent visit to the country, CNNGo TV is questioning whether Queenstown’s Fergburger is the best burger joint in the world.
“Cue the commenters getting carried away “my burger joint is better than yours” rants.
Walk them past Fergbuger on the main street of New Zealand’s adventure capital of Queenstown, however, and the doubters might quickly turn into believers… the burger joint is swollen with customers who spill out every opening hour, happy to wait around an hour at peak times for a feed.”
In her 740 word ode to the restaurant, colloquially known as ‘Ferg’s’ CNN’s Frances Cha makes a compelling argument for why the busy restaurant could take the top spot.
“Like checking out the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Ferg’s has become the compulsory stop in Queenstown.” Cha writes. “If Michelin stars were still dished out the way they originally were, Fergburger would bag at least a couple, arguably three. (“Exceptional food, well worth a special journey.”)”
Fergburger seems to epitomise the spirit of New Zealand hospitality.
“We’re about the customer and the product, and providing great service and fresh, honest food,” says the Ferg’s general manager Steve Bradley.
Continuing by saying, “we think we’re in a really special, beautiful part of the world and that’s been a nice part of our formula.”