Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rediscovering Bun on the Run

On my first visit to TriNoma, I headed for the floor where the cinemas are located to catch the 2PM Harry Potter movie which I had advanced tickets for. And just as my friends and I were walking to the cinemas, a small burger joint caught my eye: Bun on the Run, it says. And my reaction was: WHOA! It was like Davey Jones resurrecting from the dead! I thought Bun on the Run was gone for good, never to be seen (and tasted Ü) again. But I guess I was wrong, coz right in front of me is a Bun on the Run burger joint...or so it says. I was skeptical at first. Maybe this was a different Bun on the Run...or maybe I read it wrong or just simply remembered the name incorrectly (which I doubt). But NO! This really is THE Bun on the Run that I remember so vividly. One look at their menu and i'm sure that this is IT!

Standing there, overwhelmed by this wonderful feeling, I vowed that I must not leave TriNoma on that day without having a taste of any of BotR's classic burgers. Hence, after the movie and walking around the mall a bit, my friends and I decided to check out BotR's burgers. We all ended up ordering their Chori Burger and I must say, I was NOT disappointed (I even texted my dad in my excitement Ü). Two of my friends who've never heard and tasted BotR before agreed with me and said that the burgers are indeed delicious. I was actually torn between Porkloin Sandwich --- a favorite of mine when I was a kid, and their Chori Burger --- something that I grew to love after having some bite off my mom or dad's order. Well, as I've mentioned, I ended up ordering the Chori Burger and I can't actually wait to get back at TriNoma (no matter how far it is from home and my usual hang outs) and have a taste of the Porkloin Sandwich, which I also truly miss!
I must say, even after several years in hiatus, BotR's burgers are still the same as how I remembered it: the bun, oh-so-soft; their coleslaw, very tasty; and their mayo (or is it cheese? it says "cheese" on the menu...??? Anyway, whatever...Ü) super yummy! Their mayo (or cheese) is so unique that i've never tasted anything like it in any of the burgers i've tried before. I don't know what it is that they put in that unique concoction of theirs but it truly is a hit! Well, with me at least.Ü Probably the only thing that changed in the several years they've been MIA is their price (of course, their burgers now are pricier than before at P68 each) and their logo, which is now updated with a modern look.Ü

There's one thing I miss though: it's seeing their staff prepare and cook the burgers while customers are waiting for their orders. Their old store at Park Square 1, which my family and I frequented before they moved to Glorietta then closed down, gave customers a chance to view what is going on in their mini kitchen since their oven is placed against a glass divider for people to see how burgers are prepared and cooked. And I remember as a kid that I love watching them prepare and cook burgers while at the same time guessing what burger among those being cooked is mine. But that was then. The TriNoma branch now doesn't offer this kitchen preview, but they do have tables and chairs in front, which is something that the old-and-now-gone Park Square branch didn't have.

I sure hope BotR opens a branch in Makati, Pasay, or Parañaque area because they surely have at least one avid fan (That's me! Two if you count my officemate, Jacky Ü) who can't seem to get enough of their burgers.Ü I read in another post that they have one other branch at Metrowalk, but that's still far from the places that I frequent. So I hope that this blog reaches the BotR owners and grant an avid fan's request!Ü If not, then i'll just have to think of other ways to make BotR come to me! Hmmm...I wonder: how much do you think it costs to franchise? Hehe! Let's wait and see...Ü

'Til the next blog everyone!Ü

FYI: Writing this blog made me crave for BotR even more!!! Someone ship me off to TriNoma...NOW!!!Ü

Thanks to Dulce for bringing along her NEW camera for taking all those pictures of BotR


Ramon said...

Sounds tempting :) Masubukan nga paminsan hehe

Roynel said...

ginutom ako dun ah, dahil diyan makabili nga sa burger machine, hehe... layo naman ng bun on the run eh. 'on the run' talaga sila, hehe...

Anonymous said...

I never tasted that, even when I kept seeing their store in Park Square 1. Ang impression ko kasi parang pandesal lang na may palamang corned beef.

Anyway, if I pass by TriNoma, I'll make sure to buy there.

Teka, saan ba 'yun? ;-)

Candy said... IS tempting! Try it once and you'll get hooked!Ü

@Roynel...oo nga, "on the run" nga talaga sila! But your "run" will definitely be worthit!Ü

@Balty...HAHAHA! TriNoma is at the end of the world! Literally! From our end at least. Metrowalk is nearer if you're coming from the South. I came across this blog:
she has pictures of the Chori Burger and the Metrowalk stall as well.Ü

Oh my! Looking at those burger pictures made me hungry!Ü

jaybeecc said...

i buy my BotR fix at metrowalk too
hungarian sausage!

Anonymous said...

There's a bun on the run opening sa Paranaque! I think it's along President's Ave, in Sucat, near the entrance of Tahanan Village. =)

Candy said...

Oh my! REALLY?!?!?!!! I can't wait! Although I very seldom pass by that area...if they open there then there's a reason for me to frequent that place! I actually had my BotR fix last Christmas day (after a very long time!) coz my family and I went to TriNoma...hahaha! I really can't wait for BotR to open some place near!!!Ü Thanks for the heads up, "anonymous" Ü

Anonymous said...

ehem... during the old greenbelt cinema (naku po).. andun sila.. fav ko tlga.. ung spicy sausage with coleslaw and cheese.. grabe!!!

i think that was 1989 to 1990 if im not mistaken.. then i saw them here in metrowalk .. naging sausage n lang with coleslaw and cheese.nde na spicy hehehe.. nevertheless... they still

Candy said...

You're totally right! They ROCK! But I haven't tried their sausage with coleslaw & cheese coz i'm such a big fan of the choriburger & porkloin sandwich. I'll give it a try on my next visit (only God knows when...heheheh) Ü

Anonymous said...

There's already a Bun on the Run in Makati!

I discovered it at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Hererra Streets. Right before you get to the underground walkway. Yum!

There's also a shoe store right beside it. Hehe...

Erwin said...

WoooooooohoooooooooHHH! Its like going back to the 80's! Anybody remember the BotR in the old Greenbelt? This is my stop before going in the theater. Baon sa loob ng sinehan.

Miss ko na to! Tagal ko na di natikman!!! Open pa ba yung sa Metrowalk? Mas malapit kasi ako dito e.

Salamat! Good to know the things we miss is back.

Candy said...

Hi Erwin! I think the Metrowalk branch is still open. Good thing malapit ka dun, you can go there anytime. Ako, I haven't even tried checking out the 2 other branches mentioned here...the one in Parañaque and Ayala.

Carol said...

I'm so amazed to read about this blog on BotR...My family and friends are BotR enthusiast ourselves! I love their Choriburger and Porkloin Sandwich...I hope they bring back the GARLIC and CHEESE Pizza on thin crust - with lots of Mozarella cheese! FOr the Makati branch, they deliver around makati - the number is 09223790303.

mommy clare said...

wow! really?!? my friend aisha and i were just talking about it 2 weeks ago... i even asked my mom if she still sees a botr somewhere. my family and i are avid fans of botr! i remember those days when my family and i go out on a saturday night movie in greenbelt and we surely bring a botr sandwich with us inside the cinema! my favorite is the porkloin sandwich!!! thanks to you fellow botr fan! i was just googling botr when i came across your blog. hehehe! i'll be looking forward to the botr in bf homes pque!!! cheers!