Name: The P&L Burger
Neighbourhood: Queen West
Contact Info: 507 Queen St. W., 416-603-9919, partsandlabour.ca, @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.
• 130 lbs of beef per day
• 15 counter seats
• 7 burgers
• 6.5 ounces of beef per patty
• 1 dessert: soft serve ice cream