If you want a high quality burger and fries made from fresh, local and “green” ingredients, check out Burger Boss, hidden near the 60/215 interchange in Moreno Valley / Riverside.
The story behind Burger Boss began not long ago when Mo, the owner, moved to Moreno Valley to be closer with his sister, a MoVal local of 25 years. It was then that he set on his quest to develop the perfect burger, which he explains can only be produced through the best ingredients right here from California. In May 2011, Mo served up the first burger at Burger Boss, just a few hundred yards from Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Hooters and many other Moreno Valley and Riverside businesses on Canyon Springs Pkwy.
Just 6 months later, Burger Boss has racked up 42 reviews and counting on Yelp! averaging 4 out of 5 stars. With this popularity, Mo was not surprised that this burger joint was packed on a Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Even “We Be Trippin’,” an I.E. based foodie blog, ranked them as one of the best Burgers in Southern California (we’ve also ranked them as one of the best burgers in the Inland Empire). Some of the most popular toppings include grilled onions, grilled mushrooms and grilled jalapenos (which are actually quite hot, in case you’re wondering).
What really sets Burger Boss apart is their menu- think Five Guys customization meets Salted Pig‘s dedication to quality, all served in a clean, comfortable and friendly environment that Mo Val and eastern Riverside definitely needs! OK, who are we kidding, the day we went in there, we met a group of guys from Norco and Corona that had driven the 20 miles for an amazing meal at Burger Boss.
The commitment to environmentally friendly and healthy options was a welcome addition to a burger joint, which are all too commonly known for greasy fries and a disconcern for where the ingredients come from. For example, those who are not red meat fans can choose chicken or turkey burgers, while those who are not meat fans at all can opt for a black bean burger.
Oh, and did we mention the fries? They’re cooked in canola oil and were notably lacking in any greasiness found at other burger and fry joints. Best of all, you’ll have a laundry list of options to choose from to dip your fries in, with melted cheddar cheese being the most popular. “It’s popular in the mid-west” explained the owner. Apparently, it’s popular out here too.
When we compared Burger Boss to a high end version of Five Guys, the owner lit up about his thoughts on Five Guys: “it’s a step up from what someone might think of as a burger if all they go to is McDonald’s.” Burger Boss, he explained, is a notch above the rest. We agree
(Though the prices are higher than In ‘n’ Out, the quality is better. The prices are comparable to Five Guys.)located at 2585 Canyon Springs Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92507. (951) 656-6500. Burger Boss is NOT easy to find- it is BEHIND Jason’s Deli, which has only one entrance. Click here for a map of exactly where Burger Boss is. Now, stare at this burger and tell us you’re not hungry!
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Thanks to Nate for the pictures!