Melbourne event enthusiast and moderately priced food eatery reviewer that expects Top Notch service and the use of fresh ingredients at all eateries.
Published September 10th 2014
New Cheap Eats at Melbourne's Most Ethical Take Away Joint
Lord of the Fries (LOTF) has been around since its first permanent location on the corner of Swanston and Flinders St in the heart of Melbourne. Now there are seven Lord's stores in Melbourne and one in Sydney.
The menu has also expanded; it includes Burgers, Onion Rings, Nuggets and Hot Dogs. Lord's are committed to caring. Everything on the menu is Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal and there are Vegan and Gluten Free options available. Their potatoes are purposely not cooked in the cheapest oil available and their sauces aren't watered down. Recently customers feedback was collected through an online survey and I have no doubt customers concerns about pricing were addressed, as they have come up with some satisfying deals.
Just when you thought you could only afford the fries or burger but not both, the ethical fast food chain has come up with $5 student happy hour, $3 Mini Burger Monday's and 2-4-1 Fries on Tuesdays.
Drop by any of the Melbourne Lord of the Fries on a Monday and pick up a mini burger for $3. Not bad considering the regular price is $4.45. Choose from the original, Parma, chicken, spicy, Big Mark or Guru. I'm not sure if the new Western Cheese N Bacon Burger is included, but why not enquire at the counter.
All the food is made to order, so of you want to add or subtract ingredients from the burger combinations on the board, the staff will kindly help you out. There is something different about the staff at this fast food restaurant, sure they're young but they care. And I have a feeling this stems from working for an ethical business. There are vegan and gluten free options available for most items. The mini chicken burger without mustard on a wholemeal bun is my go to at LOTF. And even though it's a mouthful, they always get the order correct.
Turn terrible Tuesdays into terrific Tuesdays and bring along a mate to share two fries for the price of one. Let's talk about these special fries. Why are they so extraordinary? Now there is a choice of classic, chunky or sweet potato (add $1), as well as fourteen killer classic and deluxe sauces available, each one named after a type of cuisine. I'm not entirely confident that the locals in Africa eat fries topped with ketchup and onion, but it is a great flavour combo. As is the French Canadian with vegan cheese (and I don't normally enjoy soy cheese). You will be inspired to expand your saucy horizons at LOTF. This time round the sauce of the month is Spicy Chipotle Mayo.
If you're a struggling student and hunger strikes at 3pm, you're the lucky one who can get a $5 meal including fries and a coke, fries and nuggets or nuggets and a coke. Not the healthiest meal choice, but hey at least it's ethical take-away.