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As if there aren’t enough of the fast casual burger joints in town (Five Guys, Cheeseburger Bobby’s), there’s a new player, Canyons Burger. This review is a short one as there isn’t much to say. Canyons only has 2 Atlanta locations – Buckhead and Woodstock. I visited the Canyons Woodstock location on a recent Sunday.
Canyons had a special promotion going on this Sunday. If you ordered a drink and fries you were entitled to a free burger. The free burger was your choice of a regular hamburger or cheeseburger, of which one each was sampled. Not unlike Five Guy’s or Cheeseburger Bobby’s you get to choose from a multitude of toppings – although toppings were a little more limited than Five Guys. Five Guys offers sauteed mushrooms and green peppers whereas Canyon’s does not.
Canyons was extremely busy on the Sunday when I visited. I can’t be sure if this was due to the promotion or if they were just that busy, but the line was very long. The crowd at the Woodstock location was mostly families. Now, here’s where the bottleneck happens; instead of calling out orders and handing them to customers, Canyon’s has the staff walk around looking for the matching table sign you are given when you place your order. The staff must have been a bit green as it took them quite a while to match the food with their tables. I watched as food was stacked up waiting to be delivered.
The burgers were cooked well and were juicy. I especially enjoyed the shoestring sweet potato fries that came with the burger. Five Guys offers great fries (fried in peanut oil) but not sweet potato fries. The regular fries, crinkle cut variety, were not bad either.
The pre-discounted total would have been around $17 or $18 for the two meals. Although I enjoyed my meal and the outdoor seating, I doubt I would return to pay that much for a burger and fries. You can get just as good a burger with a better selection of toppings for less money at Five Guys.
Canton Rd and Townlake Parkway/Arnold Mill
3877 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319