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Fergburger - Voted #1 Burger Joint by CNN!!!

Fergburger - Voted #1 Burger Joint by CNN!!!

Posted by Dave Fahey - Frances Cha, CNN: 17th Feb 2014 @ 10:14:30

I've worked in numerous locations around the world and one question that constantly pops up when explaining to people that your from Queenstown, New Zealand is, 'So whats this Fergburger place I hear so much about? Is it as good as people say?'.

For years we have all been telling people that Ferg is the best burger you will have ever tasted, which as you can imagine is a statement that is met with some resistance. However it now appears as though we may not have been as bias and one eyed as folk may think.

Check out a recent article posted by Frances Cha from CNN  which shouts the praises of Fergurburger from roof tops around the world.

"It's a tough headline to swallow.

Best burger in the world?

Yeah, right.

Cue the commenters getting carried away "my burger joint is better than yours" rants.

Walk them past Fergbuger on the main street of New Zealand's adventure capital of Queenstown, however, and the doubters might quickly turn into believers.

Colloquially known as "Ferg's," the burger joint is swollen with customers who spill out in their dozens to hundreds every opening hour, happy to wait around an hour at peak times for a feed.

And "peak time" describes most of the store's 21-hour day.

International tourists can be seen emerging with their takeouts, delicately removing a Little Lamby (lamb burger) or Sweet Bambi (venison), reverently folding the brown paper bag with the treasured logo and carefully tucking it in a backpack.

Next step, burger selfie straight to Facebook.

"My mates in Taiwan/Sweden/Canada/wherever are gonna be jealous of this. Big check mark in that Kiwi trip must-do box."

Probably the last time the line didn't reach out the door.

Like checking out the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Ferg's has become the compulsory stop in Queenstown.

If Michelin stars were still dished out the way they originally were, Fergburger would bag at least a couple, arguably three. ("Exceptional food, well worth a special journey.")

Among burger lovers anyhow.

And on any given day (save Christmas when Ferg's closes for a breather) burger lovers pick from quite a big menu -- around 20 variants, ranging from the standard Fergburger to the Southern Swine (beef, bacon, avocado) to the Chief Wiggum (pork belly) to stuff for impurists like the Bun Laden (falafel), Codfather (cod) and Holier than Thou (tofu)."

Enough said, all that's needed now is for you to hop on a plane to little old Queenstown, NZ and wrap your laughing gear around possibly the worlds best burger.

Enjoy - we know you will!

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