According to Stockton restaurant worker Katie Schmidt, patrons literally had to “squeeze in” to the location opened by Travis Hausauer.
I reached South Lincoln Center and walked through the doors to a packed house.
The server’s T-shirts had the location’s slogan on them: “If you can’t see this cheese it isn’t a squeeze.”
We decided to eat at the bar after
being told by Sabrina Rangel, a Delta College student and server, I would have to wait for a few minutes to get a table.
After looking at the menu, I decided on a Little Squeeze with cheese and mushrooms with a side of fries.
Patrons are offered a choice of either garlic fries or regular fries.
As I waited for my Little Squeeze to arrive, I saw the workers working double time.
The burger came with cheese and mushrooms on top of a beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles and onions on the bottom and bun spread with mustard and mayonnaise.
How did it taste?
The fries were seasoned well and tasted pretty good.
My burger was oozing with cheese, each bite was juicy and greatly seasoned, the onions on the burger added great flavor.
My dining partner, Delta student Troy Lawson, was critical in his critique.
“My thoughts on the burger place is it’s just a good place to visit one time due to the prices and the mustard overwhelms the taste of the beef along with excess of pickles,” he said. “I mean, the mustard or burger should be served just with lettuce tomato and meat if any other condiments are required it should be upon request on what they want and it won’t overwhelm the taste of the burger.”
The service was great. The wait staff gave me napkins and utensils and the server refilled my drink and asked how the burger tasted.
The hefty price tag though, is making some on tight budgets wonder if it’s worth it.
It was $9.50 for the burger and fries, and the drink was $2.25.
My order totaled to $11.75.
The burger was worth it despite the price.
Because of the restaurant’s closeness to schools and Delta, it should give a discount to the college students or offer coupons or daily burger specials.