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Introducing: The P&L Burger, a modern malt shop on Queen West from the owners of Parts & Labour

Introducing: P&L Burger

Name: The P&L Burger
Neighbourhood: Queen West
Contact Info: 507 Queen St. W., 416-603-9919,, @partsnlabour
Owners: Richard Lambert and Jesse Girard’s The Social Group, which also owns Parts & Labour, The Hoxton and The Dog and Bear
Chef: Parts & Labour chef Matty Matheson

The Food: Meaty, cheesy, decadently dressed burgers. The signature is the bacon jam–topped P&L Burger, which was crowned Toronto’s best burger on reality food show Burger Wars. Also on the menu: the peameal-topped Castor, the cheesesteak-inspired Philly and the soy-based Big Tempeh, which comes topped with cheddar cheese and thousand island dressing. Gluten-sensitive customers can get their patties wrapped in lettuce or kale.

The Drinks: Fountain pop, Perrier and milkshakes.

The Place: A modern malt shoppe with flashy Broadway-style signage and counter seats only. The 1,000-square-foot space, formerly the White Squirrel Snack Shop, was designed to match Parts & Labour’s minimalist aesthetic.

The Numbers:
• 130 lbs of beef per day
• 15 counter seats
• 7 burgers
• 6.5 ounces of beef per patty
• 1 dessert: soft serve ice cream

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  • Flootie McTootie

    I like how the photo captures the staff in their natural repose: disinterested/on phone.

  • Ryan

    Burgers look delicious but not I’m not a huge fan of those fancy buns.

  • Oldstyleburgers

    What the hell is going on? Burgers at $15. Appetizers advertised as “The following plates are not large portions“ and most in the $15 range. Bring back the Burger joints that had Greeks running them like Square Boy on the Danforth.

  • gg

    Sorry but those weren’t burgers. You don’t put onions, garlic, parsley, eggs and scrap beef that had been ground in bulk in a large factory in a burger that has been pressed into a hockey puck; that’s meatloaf and at that not very good meatloaf.

  • hillcrest

    why put this right next to bahn mi boys and the (sort of) new burger’s priest….

    seems dumb

  • christinaarcher

    Things that make you go ‘Yuck!’

  • bob

    its pretty common, its because when you put similar places beside each other you draw from the same customer pool, instead of potentially splitting the customers. Its pretty sound economics actually, think about all the grocery stores and gas stations that are right next to each other.