I saw a commercial for this burger place that claimed to have healthy burgers (and then some)! I love a good burger so I just had to try it. Would it be as good, or would I be disappointed? Well, here’s how it turned out.
Topz Healthier Burger Grill is a franchise with 4 Metro Detroit locations. I visited the Birmingham location. The restaurant has an upbeat feel with vibrant colors, and a friendly and fun staff to match!
You order your food at the counter and when it’s ready, the staff brings it out to your table. There’s more than just burgers to choose from – you can select mini burgers (slider style – beef or turkey), chicken breast or grilled ahi tuna sandwiches, grilled cheese, patty melt, salads, and more. There’s a kids menu as well – Kidz Mealz – that has four options all priced at $3.95. Being in the heart of Birmingham, I went in there feeling like I was going to pay a lot for my meal. I was wrong. All the menu items were very reasonably priced.
The burgers come with plenty of toppings…pickles, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, sauce, and your choice of cheese. On the side, I ordered the rings and my husband ordered the fries. Here’s the bonus – they’re baked! And, they taste great! So the health initiative did not end with the burgers. I was surprised at much I didn’t miss the traditional oily fries and oily onion rings. Baked fries are the way to go! I thought I would be sacrificing taste in a big way with baked fries and a leaner cut of meat. Instead I got delicious food with a lot less guilt than I would have had chowing down on a traditional bar burger and oily fries.
There is a counter where you can get the fountain drinks and condiments. Here’s where the awesome and unique factor comes in. There are flavored syrups (vanilla, chocolate, cherry and lemon lime) that you can add to your soda to give it a unique taste; suggested combos are displayed to make tasty drinks. The condiments are also fun. My favorites were the garlic ketchup and garlic mayo. The garlic ketchup was so awesome, and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who isn’t even a big fan of ketchup! Why hasn’t Heinz thought of this one?
Overall, nothing tasted lo-cal so I was very impressed. The burgers had a great flame grilled taste and were very juicy. We found a table tent card that explained how the burgers are healthy. Basically, they are made using certified Piedmontese beef. Piedmontese cattle have superior genetics that make their meet naturally lower in fat and more tender than ordinary beef. There are no by-products, antibiotics, or added growth hormones.
Topz in Birmingham is located at 327 Hamilton, 248-220-1108. The other locations are:
Troy – 1937 W. Maple Rd. 248-655-5200
Auburn Hills – 4438 Baldwin Rd. 248-230-3062
Novi – 27500 Novi Rd. 248-347-2820
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