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Burger, Tap & Shake named “top 10 cheap eats” in U.S.

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Just last month, Gayot.com released their Top 10 Best Cheap Eats Restaurants in the U.S. with Washington, DC’s beloved counter-service hotspot Burger, Tap & Shake rounding out the list at number three. That list created a buzz amongst other popular platforms from Huffington Post to FoxNews.com, each supporting the choices of top cheap eats. Evaluating restaurants across the country for flavor, creativity and, of course, wallet friendliness, Gayot’s hand-picked restaurants range from James Beard Award-winning spots to beloved dives which deliver meals fit for a king, on a pauper’s budget.

Located at the epicenter of the bustling George Washington University campus in Washington, DC, Burger, Tap & Shake’s legendary chef Jeff Tunks and team can be found grilling crave-worthy burgers from scratch – from the buttery, toasted buns, to the fully-loaded toppings, organic ground beef and signature, house-made condiments. Carnivores and herbivores alike flock to BTS for these innovative creations favoring options ranging from the all stacked-up Six Buck Chuck, topped with all the essentials – lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and American cheese with house-made BBQ-Chipotle AP Sauce, to the veggie, Haight-Ashbury, with Crispy Falafel, savory Pickled Vegetables, Feta and Cilantro Raita sauce. 

best_3For “the bold” & the burger-lovers, the infamous Apache Sweat Lodge Burger (above) is piled high with Fire Roasted Green Chilies, Pepperjack Cheese, Smoked Onions and “XXX” Sauce (a bold concoction of Charred Tomatoes, Onions, Chile del Arbol, and Garlic). Veal, Pork, Chicken, and Turkey patties round out the burger menu with a savory variety.

With two years under its belt, BTS has managed to thrive in a burger-saturated city through their quality ingredients, house-made approach and slow-food passion at counter-service speed. From the stand-out list of American beers on tap, to the fresh-churned innovative Shakes and Shaketails (boozy milkshakes), Burger, Tap & Shake has become a favorite amongst hungry politicians, adventurous tourists and on-the-go students alike.

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