While visiting Appleton, Wisconsin this past Friday I happened upon a great little burger place near the mall.
Serious Burger truly lived up to it's name. The burgers are excellent... 6 oz. made with all-natural beef and piled high with a variety of ingredients of your choosing. (I had the Black & Blue Serious Burger....very good!) All ingredients are fresh, including the cheese which is supplied by local producers. Additionally, the rolls are made fresh daily.
Also, be sure to try the parmesan-truffle fries...they're really good and well worth the additional charge.
The prices were a bit more than the normal burger / fast food restaurant, but expected and well worth it due to the quality of products used. Although prices are a bit higher, I was surprised to read comments from reviewers on Urbanspoon (www.urbanspoon.com) who said that they paid over $17.00 for their burger, fries and a drink. You'd have to really try hard, and frankly create a huge burger to get up to that pricing. I placed a couple of photographs of the menu with included pricing on this blog post for reference.
The staff was friendly, the restaurant was clean...an all-around good dinner experience. It was also nice to support a business that utilizes all local, fresh products from the community. I wish that there were some Serious Burger's in the Milwaukee area :-)
4353 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI 54913