In case the picture on the main page of Roadfood changes, this is the link to the subject of this thread: http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=6392
About that article: The prices seem to be off in that the hamburgers and cheeseburgers are the same price. It looks like those in the picture are small (Single) hamburgers NOT large (Double) hamburgers. Doubles come on a hard roll.
This is a picture that I took of 3 SMALL hamburgers that I bought today at the Roselle White Rose. They are on a 9” white plate and the hamburgers in the Roadfood article above are on a 9” paper plate. Same roll size. I took mine home so I couldn’t move the patties around on the buns. Left is a cheeseburger and right is fried onions. The one in the back is plain.
All small hamburgers are $1.30, and with cheese, $1.60. Doubles that come on a hard roll are $2.60 plus $.30 for cheese.
In these types of restaurants the burger meat is pre-formed into single hamburgers. They are shaped like small hockey pucks, one wad of hamburger for a single and two wads for a double. They put them on the grill and squish it (Single) or them (Double) to make the hamburger. For the first 40 years or so of their operation you ordered a single or a double, now you order a small or a large.
Having past the White Mana on Tonnele Ave. (Rt. 1&9) in Jersey City many times I finally stopped in to taste a burger. It was no different than any other hamburger that you can get from any White Rose or White Diamond in NJ. I’ve also past this Hackensack one many times but never bothered to stop because it is so tiny.
This is a very nice report done in June 2008 about the 2 White Manas: White Mana
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