Thursday 3 November 2016

With 40+ Options @THEWORKSKANATA - Burger Lover's Paradise #Ottawa

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro:

Burger Bliss Works for Me! 

I've been enjoying The Works burgers with my friends and family for more than a dozen years. It all started with a March Break lunch adventure with my Husband and the kids. Although my kids are taller, and have bigger appetites the fun atmosphere and constant demand for Oreo milkshakes that started on that first visit remains the same today.  

As soon as you enter the construction site themed restaurant, you notice the pun filled signage. The menu provides more pun and mischief in the burger names and description. Drinks are served in measuring cups, and onion rings are built into high-rise towers-of-tasty. 

The Works Menu is impressive with over 40+ burger options, 60+ toppings, 9 different gourmet patties, and 4 types of buns to choose from, The Works has something for everyone. A "side" from the gourmet burger options hand cut fries, sweet potato fries or spicy die-cut chips are the perfect "side"-kick for your burger. Get it ... side - side-kick ... I'm such a punny girl. You'll be thankful I've managed to control myself from sharing my a-bun-dance of  "buns" puns. Given the difficulty factor related to resisting cheeky and fresh comments about The Works buns, it's not surprising I'm bare-ly managing. Nonetheless, someone really should "patty" me on the back for this outstanding display of restraint. 

It's all about me (like duh!), so of course you'll want to know my burger of choice: 

  • The Tom Green, formally known as the Sparty Cat - Notice the Bacon and Avocado with Beachhouse Sauce! I have only three words for this: So Friggin' Good!
  • Son of a Beech, formally known as the MEC - Is fashionably dressed in sundried tomatoes, feta, avocado and Beachhouse Sauce. 
  • Gotta Be KD Burger - I feel no explanation is needed here.

Savoury Sidekicks and Other Delicious Options ... 

  • Tower-O-Rings - Thing 1 is the King of Rings. 
  • Die Cut Chips - My side of choice. 
  • Spicy Hand Cut Fries - A favourite of Hubby and Thing 2. 
  • Sweet Potato Fries - Not gonna lie - these are good! 
  • Oreo Milkshakes - They have been a big hit with my kids for years!

Gluten-Free Options ...
The Works offers a plethora of gluten-free options from bun to toppings, so you're sure to find something delicious that "works" for you.

Living Local: 
The Works is Canadian owned and operated. Over the years I've seen many examples of  The Works sourcing local, serving and promoting Canadian products, and being active members of the communities they're located in. This is not just something I like, it's something I actually look for when parting with my hard earned dollars. I will always opt to give my business to those brands and companies that aim to build relationships rather than a quick sale. You'll find a long list of charities and community events The Works has been, and continues to be involved with, including the local Ottawa locations supporting my school fund raising efforts on many occasions over the years. Burgers taste better when they're from businesses who care about and are involved in their communities. Maybe that's the secret ingredient that makes The Works burgers taste extra special. 

Because I love the colour green ... The recyclable bags and takeout containers are just another reason why I not only like The Works burgers, but also the way they do business. 

Burgers with Benefits Loyalty ProgramA new loyalty program has just launched at The Works that is sure to whet your appetite. Click on the link above for more details. 

T'is the Season: Sure it's better to give than received but giving and receiving at the same time is better still. The Works Give a Gift - Get a Gift - Gift Card Promotion is an in-store only promotion that runs during the of November and December 2016. For more details visit The Works near you.

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Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about an a-bun-dance of burger options. 

Disclosure: I received Burgers for Two for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own. 


  1. I would order the Reeses Peanut Butter cups, yes, I would!!

  2. Gettin' Piggy with it or war pig im in ottawa i love the glebe location

  3. Love this place!! We've even got our family in the UK hooked on it whenever they come to visit :)

  4. and Kanata is the closest to me!

  5. The Kanata one is by far the closest!

  6. I would order the gettin piggy with it. Had it before and was best burger ever

  7. I am near the Hunt Club location although the person I would be going with is near the Kanata location!

  8. I'd try the elk burger because I haven't had elk before and because it comes with feta and sundried tomatoes (two of my fav toppings). Quite the selection they have!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  9. The location in Barrhaven is closest to me but Kanata is a close second.

    Thanks for giving.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  10. I would order the Born To Brie Wild burger because it combines some of my favourite ingredients.

  11. The Orleans location is closest to me, but I'm often in the Kanata area :)

  12. I am actually not a burger fan, but the WBLT sounds delicious...and the rest of my family love burgers :)

  13. The Kanata location is close we can even walk