Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago(312) 440-8600 burgerjointchicago.com41.894334 -87.635572 675 N Franklin St (between Huron and Erie Sts) River North, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
It’s subterranean. It is also subpar. The fries are regulation quality and underseasoned. The burgers are flat and gray, and cannot be saved by the “wacky” toppings (the “Crazy Greek,” a cheeseburger topped with a gyro, is just plain crazy, and not in a good way). The service is terse, even for a fast-food joint (which this essentially is). Worst of all, the workers here seem to know how underwhelming the burgers are—they wrap them haphazardly in foil, crushing them until they are as unattractive as they taste.