Mondays are the slowest day of the week for the restaurant industry. With everyone tired, broke, and feeling guilty for their unhinged weekend antics, local eateries have to do something to get customers off the couch and into bar seats.
Some local spots have devised a mischievous plan to do so -- it's called $5 burger Mondays. While these specials might help your wallet, they're totally screwing your diet.
Whether you're hungover, skint, or just looking to get in on some burger action, check out our list of places to score $5 burgers on the first day of your workweek -- you can work out next week.
If you're feeling like putting your brain to work in an attempt to burn off some of those excess burger calories, this Las Olas spot offers trivia to keep you stimulated while noshing on fat. While burgers are offered all evening, from 8 to 10 p.m., Trivia Factory is on the premises keeping something in your body moving -- even if it has little to no effect on your metabolism. If, by chance, you happen to be looking for another inexpensive meaty option, the restaurant also features $5 ribs.
American Social is located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call
954-764-7005, or visit americansocialbar.com.
Whether you're a die-hard carnivore, a vegetarian, or somewhere in between, you can find something to get you going here. The spot offers $5 Prohibition burgers complete with bacon, special sauce, cheddar, and all the toppings and a vegetarian burger made of fibrous lentils and black beans for its weekly deals. All you have to do is purchase a drink.
Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit tap42.com.
One of the first burger deals to hit Fort Lauderdale, and possibly South Florida overall, this downtown Fort Lauderdale spot offers $5 cheeseburgers with the purchase of a beverage after 5 p.m. It'll go down perfectly with that after-work beer.
Tarpon Bend is located at 200 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-3233, or visit tarponbend.com.
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