OMG: Hamburger $2.85 has a real name (and a new burger)

Wakwak Burger (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Known as just “Hamburger $2.85” since its launch, the bare-bones Japanese-style burger food cart on Granville Street at Pender now has a real name, and is about to debut a new burger, too.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Wakwak Burger.

The food cart shifted over to their official branding in February, and have been teasing their new menu item, Menchi Katsu Burger, since then, too.

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Menchi Katsu is a breaded and deep-fried ground meat patty or cake; “katsu” is the word for “cutlet” and “menchi” a modification on the Japanese word for “mince.” Wakwak is going to make a burger out of a menchi katsu, served with sauce, mayo, and shredded lettuce. Let’s not forget, they also expanded their menu not too long ago to include fries (which run $1.95), and still keeps your meal under $10, including drink.

Menchi Katsu Burger at Wakwak (Photo via Wakwak Burger/Facebook)

Menchi Katsu Burger at Wakwak (Photo via Wakwak Burger/Facebook)

No matter what you call it, Wakwak Burger (that’s going to take some time to get used to saying, amiright?) still makes one of the best burgers in town, particularly at that low, low price point.

Wakwak Burger (aka Hamburger $2.85)

Address: Granville at Pender

Website: Wakwak Burger on Facebook

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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail:

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