A restaurant in Qualicum Beach was recently recognized as one of the best burgers in the country, according to Living in Canada magazine readers.
Erin Munroe, owner and chief operating officer of Q Burger, said she was surprised to hear about it via email.
“We actually had no idea, someone emailed us saying ‘hey I voted for you one of the best burgers in Canada, you won one of the top five’, she said.
Munroe clicked on a link in the email and, sure enough, Q Burger was on the list. She credited chef Kevin Munroe (the two are a husband and wife team) with preparing some truly special dishes.
Kevin was on the Food Network show You have to eat here! when he was chef at the Mad Chef Café in Courtenay in 2014.
The article was a post compiled via social media and made in tribute to National Hamburger Day, according to an email from Canadian life.
The magazine received hundreds of submissions from across the country and Q Burger was chosen to represent British Columbia.
“Their reputation, ratings, and reviews are great, and we think they deserve recognition. Plus, the appetizing and scrumptious images couldn’t be overlooked. And we hope you agree,” a read the email.
Q Burger (109 W 2nd Ave.) had only been open for five months when the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to close food service.
“We were kind of freaked out, like ‘uh oh, what’s it gonna be? ‘” Munroe said.
She said the restaurant got through the pandemic by offering takeout. Munroe said customers were grateful and the restaurant did not plan to close any time soon.
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