Sunday, March 7, 2010

Best Burger NYC: Burger Bedlam Giving Thanks & Making Updates

We are quickly approaching the one year anniversary of Burger Bedlam’s search for New York City’s best burger. Before we continue our quest, we wanted to take time to thank all of our readers, supporters, and friends. While Burger Bedlam has slowly grown from a fun hobby for us to a reference for all you burger lovers, we realize how essential it is to improve our site as we are very much still a work in progress. Therefore, over the next few weeks, we will be making a few adjustments:

• Discontinuing preview posts – After some time, we felt these didn’t add value to our readers. Acting as a tease to the actual review, we realize most of our readers just want the reviews. The meat and potatoes, if you will.

• Scoring system modification – Our new scoring system will be based on a 100 point scale. Meat will account for 50, as it’s most important to our taste determinations. Bun and toppings will account for 25 each. Hopefully this revision will provide clarity to the notion of a “best burger in NYC.” For example, both Shake Shack and The Spotted Pig received a 4.5 on our previous scale, yet we have Shake Shack ranked #1. What’s the big difference? Why is Shake Shack better? Hopefully the new scoring system will allow readers to specifically compare the components of each burger and truly see why we ranked the burgers the way we did. All our previous reviews will be re-tabulated and updated to reflect the new scale.

• New web layout – In the coming months, in order to provide a cleaner, more professional look and a better reading experience, we will make drastic changes to our layout. Whether that consists of a revision to the current Blogger template or a switch to Wordpress, we anticipate an easier to “digest” layout and more juicy best NYC burger content to peruse. On that note, we are also searching for graphic designers or anyone who's better than us at photoshop to help develop a Burger Bedlam logo/banner. If you think you can assist us, please shoot us an email!

Again, we thank all of you for making the site what it is today and look forward to providing future burger judgments while trekking to and from new burger venues in NYC. We welcome your thoughts (positive or negative) critiques or suggestions for content or any new burger reviews in the comment section and can’t wait for what lies ahead.


  1. . .. Your Welcome

  2. Your review of Lure Fishbar was one of the best reviews on Burger Bedlam to date. We look forward to the new format, and really like the scoring system. Maybe service & ambience should count for something too...

  3. Your review of Lure Fishbar was one of the best reviews on Burger Bedlam to date! We look forward to the new format and really like the new scoring system. Perhaps service & ambience should count for something as well. Awesome blog.