South St. Burger: Where Your Delicious Burger Becomes a Star

Aeryn Lynne

So South St. Burger has got a new fan in a 6 year boy, named Kit. And hey, his Chachi (auntie… that’s me!) has been a fan for a while now, but certainly has a new appreciation for this burger joint that aims to make your burgers better. Kit is absolutely mesmerized with the idea that he can make his own delicious burger just the way he wants it, without any say from his parents, nor Chachi nor Chacha.

Want to add all the hot peppers in the world on your burger, Kit? Go right ahead. … He wouldn’t. His 2 yo younger brother, Oh Henry, just might though.

How did this come about?

Better Burger Bash

Kit and I were recently invited to a “Better Burger Bash” event, held by South St. Burger Co. This was the party to be at, as the fries and milkshakes were overflowing, and the burgers, oh the burgers, nom nom nom nom. They were delish.

And the kids got a chance to express themselves by designing their own burger.

Kit? Like always, he made me laugh.

He truly has a flare for burger design as he plops a thick slice of cheddar right on top of the burger (not below the patty, like commoners would,) layering two pickles on top, like a big X marking it’s spot.

I asked him if he wanted ketchup, and got a decisive nod in the affirmative, so I handed him one of those old, diner style, squeezable ketchup bottles.

Now, this kid will likely beat you at Super Marios Bros.

So, I was a bit surprised when he took the bottle, looked up at me and says, “I don’t know how to work this thing.”

I’m like, “Wha?”  Really?  Is it possible that in his six years, we’ve taught him how to hold both a wiimote, and a Xbox 360 game pad, but we’ve never let him pour his own ketchup?  Did we do that??

I found myself in the moment of teaching him the skill of pouring (squeezing) ketchup, thinking that maybe he was just confused over the different bottle shape from that of the brand we keep at home. I’ll hope and cling to that idea.

Kit put one dollop of ketchup on top of the crossed pickles. And I do mean “dollop” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary sense of the word, (and I’m absolutely laughing at example #4, heh.) It was maybe the size of a Canadian quarter.

Next was a smaller, nickle sized, dollop of mustard, followed by the largest leaf of lettuce I had ever seen. At this point, Kit decided he wanted mayonnaise, and skillfully added mayo to every ridge of the middle portion of his lettuce. He then let me fold his leaf in half, it was that big.

Finally, we found the pièce de résistance to his fabulous creation. Mango Chutney. Oohhhmmmmmmm.

South St. Burger’s Mango Chutney is so goooooood.

Kit added two dollops of that.

And then Kit thought that he could go sit down and eat his burger, but hah, no. No, he might not yet be used to the life of food with a blogger, but he will catch on quick soon.

We went over to a corner and had a photo taken of his burger.

Behold! The Lion Burger. Rawr.

Kit's Lion Burger, made with delicious veggies and condiments at South St. Burger

Kit’s Lion Burger, made with delicious veggies and condiments at South St. Burger

Doesn’t that look all kinds of delicious? The mango chutney is making a valiant effort to escape.

But, that’s not going to happen, no.

South St. Burger - where Kit will never put his burger down!

South St. Burger – where Kit will never put his burger down!

Kit was the boss, and made sure the mango chutney knew it.

Needless to say, Kit had a blast that night, and I have a nice selection of photos that I’m planning to revisit when he’s seventeen. If you think I’m wearing an evil smirk right about now, you’re right.

Have you tried a burger (and fries, and ooooh, milk shakes,) at a South St. Burger before?  If not, here’s are some deets!

  • South Street Burger believes in ‘BETTER’. Fresh 4oz and 6oz beef patties are made from 100% Angus beef, raised without antibiotics, hormones and prepared without any preservatives or additives are better. Fries cut by hand are better. Milkshakes made with two scoops of real ice cream are better. Dinner just got BETTER.
  • Grilled chicken breasts, veggie burgers as well as Oktoberfest sausages and all-beef hot dogs are also on the menu.
  • With 30 traditional and gourmet condiments, from dill pickles to dijon horseradish, guacamole and mango chutney, customers can personalize their orders at no extra charge. Premium toppings include a selection of five real cheeses, grilled ginger glazed pineappleApplewood smoked bacon, and sautéed mushrooms.
  • South St. Burger is the “better” choice when it comes to dining. We want to remind people that with South St. Burger, there’s no need to compromise for “fast”, when it comes to eating well.
  • South St. Burger is 100% independently Canadian owned and operated
  • There are more than 35 locations across Canada from coast to coast and two in Dubai.
  • Concerned about allergens? See complete list here.

WIN Burger Bucks with South St. Burger


We’re Giving Away All the Burgers, yo!

Okay, legally? Not all the burgers. But here’s your chance to win one of two $50 Burger Buck prizes! Burger Bucks come in $10 denomination coupons that you can use next time you’ve made your way to South St. Burger. (ie. no cash value.)

And, if you’ve never tried a South St. Burger before? Add that to your bucket list, it’s a must.

So, fill out the rafflecopter form for your chance to win!

Good luck!  (Psst! I found you another chance for you to win Burger Bucks. Just remember, one prize per person, so you can win here or there, but not from both sites. 😉 )

Congrats to SweetPanda and Darren S. for the wins!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by South St. Burger Co in a partnership with Geek with Style to provide you the most up to date facts, helping you make better informed decisions. All opinions in this article are my own.

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93 Comments on “South St. Burger: Where Your Delicious Burger Becomes a Star

Little Miss Kate
November 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm

BACON BACON and cheese! – I would call it “BBC”

Aeryn Lynne
November 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Bwahaha, love it! 😀

Elaine Douglas
November 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm

I eat Pickle burgers lol
veggie burger topped with lots of ketchup and tons of pickles

Aeryn Lynne
November 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Oh, gosh, I’m thinking Kit would LOVE to try a Pickle Burger, heh. Sounds fab! 😀

Leanne Norman
November 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

I like mine simple! Cheese and bacon will work for me. The bacon has to be nice and crispy though. Let’s call it the Pow Burger. 😀

November 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm

How about Goat Cheese, Jalapeno Sour Cream, Tomato Salsa, Hot Peppers and call it the South West St Burger.

Michelle K
November 25, 2016 at 6:10 pm

I will take an all dressed – anything available X’s 2

November 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm

I am putting blue cheese, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and onion rings for the Blue Ring Burger

Jim L
November 25, 2016 at 6:49 pm

The LOTSa Burger – lettuce, onion, tomato, salsa and that’s all.

Neat contest idea!

lynn clayotn
November 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm

the heart attack mozza chedder gouda cheese. bacon fried egg lettuce tomato bbq sauce

November 25, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Jalapeno peppers, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, guacamole, BBQ sauce, mayo, honey mustard, pickles – I call it a Little bit of everything untraditional!

Chris Riddle
November 25, 2016 at 8:31 pm

I like ketchup, mustard, onions, pickles, tomatoes, cheese, bacon on mine. Lets just call it the works. 🙂

Matt Domville
November 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

I’m all about the bacon, cheddar, BBQ, banana peppers and pickles. The Lazy Sunday Burg!

Heather S.
November 25, 2016 at 8:53 pm

I would put cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes on mine.

Laurent L
November 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Bacon and cheese. Going to go with a classic name, double bacon cheese burger

christine w
November 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

Bacon, cheese – cheddar and swiss, mayonnaise, – The Canadian!

Randy Winter
November 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm

bacon cheese mushrooms and a slice of tomato (to make it healthy) – the Hungry Canadian

Tainan Lu
November 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

I love eggs , cheese , lectures , onions and mayonnaise on my burgers .

Jess M
November 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Avocado and bacon!

BobbiJo Pentney
November 25, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Goats cheese, saluted red peppers and red onion. I would name it tangy burger

Carey Hurst
November 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

The Carebear
Artichoke and Spinach infused Mayo
Hot pepper jelly
carmelized onion and garlic
6 cheese blend

Kevin B
November 26, 2016 at 12:25 am

A double burger — with one slice of cheddar cheese and one slice of mozzarella cheese, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, relish mustard and BBQ sauce. I call it the Killer Combo!

Andrea Amy
November 26, 2016 at 2:27 am

Mushrooms, Swiss and Bacon and I’d call it the Ms B burger

November 26, 2016 at 4:56 am

The mushroom melt deluxe – Sautéed spinach, fried onions, mushrooms and swiss cheese

November 26, 2016 at 7:07 am

bacon lettuce and tomato and I would call it of course a blt

November 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

mushroom bacon bacon burger,

Shelley N
November 26, 2016 at 7:27 am

Beef burger, salsa picante, hot peppers, caramelized onions, monteray jack cheese, guacamole and I would call it Mexican marvel

Chris MacDonald
November 26, 2016 at 7:54 am

My ultimate burger topping is caramelized onions…I call them my “marathon onions” because I cook them for a long time and they “sweat”.

November 26, 2016 at 9:44 am

bacon, fried mushrooms kimchi and onions. lets call it a spicy korean.

John B.
November 26, 2016 at 9:53 am

call mine the CBLT, for cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato

Brenda Lacourciere
November 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

fried onions, mushrooms, swiss and strawberry jam. Ill call it sweet heaven

Darren Scrubb
November 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

Onions. ketchup, lettuce, mustard, relish, and pickles. – I calll it FULL HOUSE

Jon T
November 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

Bacon, cheese and grilled pineapple make up my Hawaiian burger!

B Chan
November 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Bacon, tomato, mushrooms and lots of cheddar. I call it the Full Farm.

November 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

I do not like sauces on my burgers so I keep it simple with extra-sharp cheddar, crispy bacon and some pickles. I would call it the “You’re One Sharp Pickle” burger

November 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm

My ultimate burger topping is lots of bacon, sweet pickles, peppers and shredded cheese. I would call my creation “Melt in your Mouth” Supreme burger

November 26, 2016 at 10:12 pm

i’m pretty simple. i just like cheese tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup and mayo on my burger. i’d call it plain-o

November 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm

Sharp cheddar, pickles, lettuce, Avocado, tomato, The SPLAT burger.

John C
November 26, 2016 at 11:12 pm

My ultimate burger topping combo is bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, I call it the bacon classic.

Clarence L
November 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Portobello Mushroom, Onion, Mustard – the POM!

Nicole Jubleew
November 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm

My ultimate toppings would include applewood smoked bacon, brie cheese, avocado slices, and a spicy mustard.

kristen visser
November 27, 2016 at 11:05 am

I love eating my burgers with tomato and olives and would call it T.O Burger <3

Krista M
November 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Ketchup, cheese, bacon, canadian back-bacon, & a fried egg! Would call it the Bacon Breakfast Bomb!

November 27, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Sounds like a fun night

Olivia Amaro
November 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

My ultimate burger topping combo is PB – Pickles and Bacon (not Peanut Butter). Delicious!!

November 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Chiootle, goat cheese, tomato… Its kathys kick

Joshua Spiers
November 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The Christmas Burger, Cranberry Jelly, Turkeys Burger, Fried Onions, Stuffing, Mustard

Aeryn Lynne
November 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm


November 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Everything Combo: onions, bacon, ketchup, hot sauce, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, cheese!

November 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, goat cheese, pineapples, caramelized onions. I would call it ‘the Kick burger’

Naiddia p
November 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

I would get a veggie burger with pickles, mustard and ketchup. I would call it the simple burger.

Tania Fesenko
November 28, 2016 at 12:22 am

OMG, this is super cool and yummy! Lots of veggies and great beef!

Faye W.
November 28, 2016 at 12:56 am

Mushroom, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, grilled onions are my favourite burger toppings.

November 28, 2016 at 6:53 am

my ultimate is a thick patty with lettuce, tomatos, avocado, pico de gallo, cheese and qeuso.
it is called Queso delight.

November 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

Bacon and cheese
Bonnie’s Bacon Beacon Burger

Doris Humber
November 28, 2016 at 8:44 am

My burger toppings: lettuce, tomato, hot peppers, mayo, ketchup.
Maybe I’ll call it A Burger Blast.

seham m
November 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

toppings I would put is bacon ,lettuce .tomato and onions and call it the Mighty BLT

Susan Hanley
November 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

Nana’s Burger has tomato, lettuce, mustard, relish and dill pickles.

William Ng
November 28, 2016 at 10:48 am

Avocado or guac!!

I’d call it the Holy Guacamole!

Susan M
November 28, 2016 at 1:51 pm

I love Blue Cheese on my burgers with a bit of ketchup and mustard!

Susan M
November 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Forgot my name for the burger.. Big Blue

Kim K
November 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Ketchup, musard and onions and I call it “Minimally Dressed”!

David Pyle
November 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Can’t Wait to try this – I LOVE burgers and always rate any restaurant by the quality of their burgers 🙂

Robyn Bellefleur
November 28, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Topping combo of bacon, lettuce and cheese, calling it a BLC.

Allie f
November 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Sweet Mustionesque! (Honey mustard with onions!)

November 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Gotta have cheese and bacon. I’ll just call it “Delish”

November 28, 2016 at 11:09 pm

Charred pineapple, bacon and hot peppers and let’s call it a Spicy Hawaiian

November 29, 2016 at 10:48 am

My creation is the Hot to Trot burger: Pepper Jack cheese, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumber Pickles, Hot Peppers, Maple Infused Onions, Honey Mustard and Garlic Mayo!

November 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

pepper jack cheese, avocado = “the avocado jack”

Sarah De Diego
November 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Smooth cheese is always on my burger and mango is my favourite fruit so I’d call mine the Goatango Burger. I’m salivating already!

Besos Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Zahra P
November 30, 2016 at 12:03 am

Lettuce, banana peppers, cucumber and hot sauce – the spice-rocket!

November 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Jack Pepper cheese. Onion. Mushrooms. Garlic aoli .

I just call it the YUM

November 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Bacon , pickles and avocado

December 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

I like Brie, grilled onions and a hamburger on a nice fresh bun. Grilled Brie.

Angela September
December 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm

mine would be grilled onions, avocado, bacon and lettuce. and it would be called the BALO 😉

michelle matta
December 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm

my ultimate burger topping combo is goat cheese, red onions, and jalepenos and id call it creamy kicker

michelle k
December 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

I love ketchcup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, onion and bacon

December 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

Mine would be Beef burger with mushrooms, lettuce and caramelized onions, I would call it BBM

Frank Cook
December 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm

All-in Combo: onions, bacon, ketchup, hot sauce, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, cheese!

Yuen C
December 3, 2016 at 1:19 am

Mushroom overload – 3 different kinds of mushrooms!

Mark Villanueva
December 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I love fried onions, horseradish mayo, sauted mushrooms and hot pepper I call it ass kicken

Frank Cook
December 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Topping combo of bacon, lettuce and cheese, called topper

shane s
December 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

for me it’s bacon, lettuce and avocado and i’d call it the smooth combo

December 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Pickles, bacon, extra cheese and Ketchup. I call it the REBSTER.

Nicole B
December 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

I love cheese and pickles with mayo and ketchup. I would call it the cheesy pickle!

December 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Bacon, cheese, tomato, mayo, mushrooms and anything else I can think of. Let’s call it the “everything burger”.

Matt D
December 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo…I call it the “American vanilla”

Marcus H
December 8, 2016 at 2:44 am

There is one close to my work! They’re great!

Erin W
December 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

I’d call it the Indian Express! Butter Chicken sauce, caramelized onions and chick peas!

December 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm

I would put mushrooms, bacon, colby/jack cheese, lettuce and pickles. I would call it the Yowza burger

Pau lBorges
December 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm

The Canuckster has a 1/4 pound of beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mayo, pickles, hot banana peppers, apple-smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on a toasted onion bun.

julia g
December 8, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Old cheddar, bacon, guac, ketchup, tomato, onions, lettuce. Call it Napkin Up.

December 9, 2016 at 11:21 pm

I’d just add cheese & avocado, maybe a bit of spicy mayo.


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