Dot Com Burger Day Meetup


With the pending closure of Wally’s Burger, we decided to forgo the normal Dot Com Pho to do a Dot Com Wally’s. However, there were some disagreements in the ranks. Many of the fellow dot com had already been to Wally’s upon hearing about its closure.

Stephen recommended we all hit Tops Restaurant instead of Wally’s. Since Tops was just down the street from Wally’s, we decided to turn Dot Com Wally’s into Dot Com Burger Day and try burgers at both locations. That is, if we were still hungry, which many of us were not after having the burgers from Wally’s.

The Wally’s Deluxe Wagon


The Deluxe Wagon is Wally’s version of the Macdonald’s Big Mac. It’s one of the best burgers in the city and if you take price into consideration (it cost $4.05) it is the best burger in the city. I will miss it dearly when Wally’s closes at the end of the month. I paired my Wagon with some orion rings and a strawberry milkshake.

Wally’s Curly Fries


The wally’s Curly fries taste like any other Curly fries but it sure it long! I wonder where they get their potatoes from?

Tops Restaurant


After lunch at Wally’s it was time to head down the street to Tops Restaurants to try out their Super Burger. Tops Restaurant is a more traditional dine in restaurant – think Denny’s. It hasn’t been on Kingsway for as long as Wally’s but it had developed a loyal following for their super sized burgers.

The Tops Super Burger


I thought the Wally’s Deluxe Wagon was big until I saw the Tops Super Burger. This thing is massive! After eating a Wally’s burger, I figure no one would be able to finish off a Super Burger. I was mostly right. Stephen was the only one able to eat both a Wally’s and Super Burger. I have no idea where he stores it. Everyone else barely consumed half the Super Burger.

A quick poll around the table showed that Wally’s had the better burger. The Wally’s burger was also cheaper. At $12.99 for a Super Burger, you can buy three Wally’s Deluxe Wagon and still have change left to buy a Coke.

Joining us for this Dot Com Burger feast were Stephen Fung, Greg Morgan, Danny Chang, Ed Lau, Leo Chiang, Michael Kwan and his girlfriend, Susan.

Stephen Fung Shows How To Eat a Tops Super Burger




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60 thoughts on “Dot Com Burger Day Meetup”

  1. Terry Tay says:

    OK, now I’m super hungry after looking at those juicy burgers. I think I’m going to have to go grab a burger and some fries now. Too bad I can’t try the Wally’s burgers.

    That Wally’s deluxe wagon burger for $4.05 is a pretty decent deal. I can almost taste it through the screen I just want to grab it. ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      Same here, but I cannot grab a burger today. Its too far and I am so lazy, plus a lot of work to do, study, post in blog, be in forums lol

      1. 30 Day Man says:

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    2. Made me hungry as well. Any one got recommendations for Hamburger joints in Raleigh NC? I can only think of Fudruckers off hand for anything decent…

  2. Wisdom says:

    Those curly fries look good and that burger is huge. Good pics.

  3. Holy Cow Batman! How many calories were those burgers? Especially the one at Tops. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something that big that was actualy edible. I’m gonna have to try that if I’m ever up your way.

    1. David Chew says:

      John needs to go to gym if he want to be fit.

  4. Shawn Knight says:

    I am surprised that Stephen could finish both burgers. I bet Bob would have been able to take both out – he killed the buffet at the TTZ Media Affiliate dinner!!

  5. None of those places around me, but they sure do look good. All we got is a Fuddruckers around here.

  6. Lori says:

    That’s one gigantic son of buck ain’t it!! Nothin’ beats a big ol’ juicy hamburger with some curly fries to boot though:)

  7. Just went to fix myself a snack after seeing these pics. Veggie burgers are not quite the same as this.

  8. Mayank Rocks says:

    You just made me soooo hungry! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  9. Stephen says:

    That TOPS burger was a big burger. Then 3 hrs later, I had a 10 course Epic Chinese Dinner with the family. I better go do my SPARTAN 300 workout tomorrow…twice… ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. I would be willing to join any contest to taste one of those burgers. the winner would get one mailed over night great freakin Idea

  11. I thing I don’t like burger is that it is just to messy to eat burger. Vege, sauces start dropping out when you eat it.

  12. NEM says:

    Right! John just made me so hungr ๐Ÿ˜ˆ y!

  13. Ed Lau says:

    I didn’t need to eat again until now…like 12 hours later.

  14. Syed Balkhi says:

    lol that is organic potatoes from IDAHO lol which are huge :p

  15. Mike Huang says:

    Poor Stephen, he’s gonna get it all over his beard and have leftovers for later :). It’s cool how TOPS is a dine-in sort of restaurant in Canada. Over here in California (Los Angeles County), we have a few TOPS and the burgers are nothing like that. The TOPS here is exactly like WALLY’s there.


  16. That burger looks delicious!

  17. Vincent Chow says:

    Curly fries or curry fries? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    1. Leo says:

      It’s curly fries, John writes like he talks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. $12 for a burger? Yeesh!

    1. Ed Lau says:

      We spent $60 on a burger once so $12 is cheap!

  19. Sunglasses says:

    Looks delicious but you wouldn’t catch me eating one of those things! The only way I would do it though (if I had to ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ) would be with a knife and fork. I can’t stand all those juices and sauces going everywhere ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  20. Tom Beaton says:

    I am so hungry after reading this. I am going to have to find some food.

  21. bocah says:

    Wow….this burger is very-very delicious. I like it john . ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. David Chew says:

      It does look tasty.

  22. BuxRightNow says:

    I can eat 7 days for $12 dollars…
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  23. Jake Cohen says:

    HAHA! I could easily eat both with no problem whatsoever. It was awesome how he had to press it together just to fit it into his mouth.

  24. Saam says:

    That’s it, I’m gonna go get me a burger right now!

    1. Mayank Rocks says:

      I am going to do that right now lol. I feel so hungry.

  25. BillyWarhol says:

    Both those Burgers look awesome + the Real Deal! One add i use is Fried Onions Carmelized to give my BBQ BillyBurgers Xtra Juicy n Tasty!! I gotta grab some Lunch here after seeing this*

    Senator’s Diner in Toronto has an Amazing Burger too* ;)) ๐Ÿ˜† Peace*

  26. Arjun R. says:

    Hey John
    Here’s a link to your article/profile in the Vancouver Sun/Province:

    Looking Good,

  27. CubicleMogul says:

    Damn! Looks like we was in pain in the last photo. I Bet it was good though! I remember eating a burger like that a while back and I got a cramp in my jaw as soon as I opened my mouth… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  28. Shams says:

    May I ask, how many minutes it took to finish the burger ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Simon Lau says:

    that’s one hell of a burger at Tops! Artery clogging goodness there

  30. Great burgers are a rare find! When I had my restaurant, we had what many considered the best. The secret? The were never frozen and I only bought fresh ground from the local butcher. Although, after seeing the bionic burger story, I will not eat another fast food burger. Wally’s closing looks like a great loss ๐Ÿ™

  31. LOOK at all the grease! Yummy. ๐Ÿ˜†

  32. Robert says:

    That Tops burger is the best thing I’ve ever seen. Love the fried egg, too.

  33. OffbeatNews says:

    Hey John,

    There is an 18lb hamburger at Bubi’s restaurant in Windsor, Canada–I think they even have a contest…

  34. OffbeatNews says:

    Bubi’s in Windsor, Ontario has an 18 pound burger…I think’s it’s a contest or something

  35. Jorge says:

    I’m hungry! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  36. Daily Yeah says:

    Ever been to In-N-Out burger? ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Nice burgers, and your bypass surgeries are scheduled for when? I’ll come visit you in the hospital.

  38. ForexTrader says:

    Interesting to see an egg in the Tops Super Burger. In Australia, it’s really popular and usually also include some Beetroot and called an Aussie Burger, which you can get anywhere including McDonalds.

  39. Order of Burger gods: Islands, Houstons, In-N-Out (Sorry East Coasters), Fuddruckers.

    All others pale in comparison. PALE!

  40. Like always, those pics show very tasty burgers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. You are a true food fan!

  42. natespost says:

    The most impressive thing about that burger is that it’s a tex deduction!

  43. Joy Smith says:

    You guys should try fuddruckers. :mrgreen:

  44. watercarving says:

    I can’t imagine eating both of those right after the other. Looks good though.

  45. ziggy says:

    Oh, damn! First I heard of this.

    I grew up right near Wally’s but have lived in Asia for more than a decade. My mom used to send us there on weekends when she didn’t want to cook – junior cheese with mushrooms (perfect!), fish and chips, chocolate shakes, maybe onion rings. Every time I make it back there I go to Wally’s because you never get a good hamburger in Asia.

    We even have a 20 year old video somewhere of going late at night and entering the back cooking area demanding to know the secret sauce from the old Chinese cook before. Of course, we were a little sauced ourselves ๐Ÿ™‚

    What are they doing anyway, putting up a parking lot?

  46. Chip says:

    The Wallyโ€™s Deluxe Wagon looks delicious. Too bad, here in Romania we have only McDonalds and KFC. No real burger challenge. That could be a great business for me to open. Unfortunately, I’m dedicated to blogging. I like baking my own burgers at home, from well-known recipes.

  47. David Chew says:

    That look tasty.

  48. Damn. Looks good!

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