Burger King has arrived in Lyon!
The Burger King Confluence restaurant opened the 4th of December, to paltry newspaper reviews. They mentioned that it didn't get the reception that others in Paris had gotten, where there were lines out the door, and that Lyon had prepared for a mass of people that never came. That was perhaps the case day one at lunch time, it's so not the case now. My husband and I went Saturday night, the 6th. There were 30 some people in line at the door in front of us, and then there was a line inside. When you do get to the door, there is a nice young man who gives you a menu, and explains the concept having your burger "your way", by being able to add and subtract whatever you want. The fact that this is a novel concept here, which has to be explained, totally cracks me up.
They don't exactly have the same menu here. It appears they've limited themselves to the big sandwiches for now. I ordered a double bacon cheeseburger without the pickles, and my husband ordered the largest thing on the menu, a triple whopper. Of course making a special order is the fastest way to slow down your food order, and we had a little trouble. To their credit, they remade my burger that had been sitting too long waiting for the other one to show up, and they gave us some free wings to make up for the extra wait. I was fairly surprised. For one, those wings were awesome for a fast food wing. I'd actually order those. Second, my bacon cheeseburger was the same diameter as the whopper! Half way through the meal I heard my husband say something he NEVER EVER says: "Honey, I'm full." He's a big guy, 6' 3 1/2", with a big appetite, so that's really saying something. This morning he's vowed that he's never going to eat another fast food burger unless it's comes from Burger King.
All in all, it was an hour after we got there before we got our food. When we left there were 75 people in line outside. Of course this was Saturday night in the middle of the Fête de Lumière. If you're headed there you may want to try the off hours, wait till the grand opening frenzy is over, or come prepared for a wait.
Post by Dori 7 Dec 2014