It may have been the ugliest burger I’ve ever been served, but goodness it was delicious. I do love the latest brioche burger on United Airlines.
Taste Test: Brioche Burger With Bistro Sauce On United Airlines
One of the nice perks of holding top tier 1K status with United is that if your upgrade does not clear, you can enjoy free food and drinks in economy class (one item each). While I’d love nothing more than to have my upgrade clear, especially on a transcontinental flight, at least I never go hungry onboard.
I was flying from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) on a 757-200 with only 16 seats in business class. My upgrade did not clear (I was left hanging at number one on the list).
Oh well, not the end of the world…I had an EconomyPlus seat with plenty of legroom and although the flight was full, I was still able to get a lot of work done during the journey to LA.
And I enjoyed a nice burger for lunch.
It’s true, this $10 cheeseburger doesn’t look very impressive. In fact, it almost looked as if someone smashed it.
But it was delicious…and the toasted bun, melted cheese, and juicy patty really hit the spot. There was also pickles in it and the bistro sauce had a nice dijon mustard flavor. It was served with additional mustard and ketchup, but really none was required.
Thankfully, those hand wipes that United offers ups boarding are perfect to clean up your hands after eating one of these burgers.
I would rate most airline food, especially in economy class, as avoidable (able to be avoided or prevented…by eating in advance). Here, though, it seems that every iteration of the burger on United Airlines is worth eating. This quarter’s brioche burger is worth the investment if you are hungry onboard.