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Jay Bee's

320 Mocksville Highway, Statesville, NC - (704) 872-8033
Posted By Bruce Green on 8/18/2010 12:41:00 AM
We stopped in at Jay Bee's on a Saturday in July on our way to South Carolina for a week of vacation. I had Jay Bee's targeted for lunch.

I ordered the half-pound burger "all the way" with slaw and chili. My wife ordered the third-pound cheeseburger and my daughter got the brat. The brat was the highlight of the meal: nice snap and cooked perfectly. My wife's burger was served with the cheese unmelted and she said it tasted very ordinary.

I was excited when the person behind the microphone (inside the store) told me it would take around 15 minutes to prepare my burger. I envisioned a hand-made patty covered with chili and slaw. What I got was, it seemed, a third-pound Sysco patty with a quick splash of chili and a decent amount of slaw. The burger had "snap" to it and that's not what I was looking for. I received my burger in six minutes and I would have gladly waited 15 minutes for the real thing. As I looked around the restaurant I noticed 75% of the folks had ordered the foot long or other tube meat. It made sense. Pass on the burgers.

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