Boffo Burger Battle: Blanc vs Dempsey’s – Bite to the Finish!

Kobe Burger, fries and float: $15 all in at Dempsey's

Kobe Burger, fries and float: $15 all in at Dempsey's

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14 Responses to Boffo Burger Battle: Blanc vs Dempsey’s – Bite to the Finish!

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is truly a shame that Mr. Krause cannot be more original with his concept. It is a blatant copy of what Blanc has been doing, and disappointing to say the least. I would rather eat the original than the cheap copy any day. That is my vote.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are you out of your mind? I have been two to both several times now and Krause is hands down the best burger I have ever had. You really cannot even compare the two.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have to agree with the first post. Maybe Krause should trade in his “secret seasoning” for a little bit of good, home-cooked originality. Blanc does it right, and everything I have had there has been perfect. Two votes for blanc.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Johnathan Doe
    Hey Krause…what burger are going to copy from Blanc next. How about the “inside-out”. It’s a blue cheese stuffed burger with bacon and an onion ring. You could do that and call it the “outside-in”. Perfect for Dempsey’s Menu.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Johnathan Doe
    Good God Krause, what a pinhead hack you’ve turned out to be. No originality or creativity to speak of. How do you sleep at night?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Forget about the integrity of the menus, what about the integrity of this article?
    Hearne, if you are going to have a “showdown” of sorts, shouldn’t you include both sides in the battle?
    To me, this was written from the viewpoint of one side only, and is a poor exercise in journalism.

  7. Anonymous says:

    To me it’s just sad that such an established and known chef has to rip off (blatantly) a young chef’s successful concept. You look at the two menus side by side and it’s impossible see it, and although imitation is the highest form of flattery, Krause acts like he’s the original. Unfortunately, the concept came to him in an epiphany about 2 hours after he ate at Blanc. It’s wrong, just wrong, and I’m embarassed that I was once a fan of this local “celebrity” chef.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I believe it shows great disrespect to not only copy someone’s idea and theme but their menu as well (truffle butter is awesome on a Kobe burger), but seriously to call the original out after doing so…bad form Krause.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well it looks to me like Krause has picked a cowardly battle and is aspiring to be the wal-mart of the food industry. He came to a town without much, promised a lot (krause dining), and now is slowly trying to push out the local competition. He does this with an inferior product, saying it is the same, and charging less. At the end of the day, its still just a wal-mart.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Drumming in L.A.
    I cannot believe what this guy is doing. Selling burgers out of the back of a piss and puke to try and bring in more customers for the crappy bar. These guys cannot be compared to Wal-mart, more like Aldi’s. And did anyone bother to talk to the chefs at Blanc for this article? Crappy journalist, crappy bar, crappy burger…birds of a feather.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Scott C
    Krause is a joke if he thinks he can compare his slop to Blanc. I’m sure his next plan is to sell ribs out of a portable toilet and say they’re better than Arthur Bryant’s.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Now that all the Blanc (poor service) employees have had their say……I have been to Blanc about 10 times. I’ve had great burgers and great service to overcooked burgers and nightmare service. Blanc should have worked out their issues before opening a second location which is now biting them in the ass with bad service and upset customers.
    I have been to Krause

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yeah I don’t know who thinks that the idea of a gourmet burger is original. There have been gourmet burgers in California and NY for as long as I can remember. Oversaturated actually.

    I also think that the business plan they have is quite a bit smarter as well. Plus, can we all give Simon the other chef at Dempseys some props for this? He’s also an incredible cook.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Seriously – I’ve never been to Blanc’s but I’m sure it’s great. I’ve been to Dempsey’s a number of times and it’s great, too. I don’t get why everyone is freaking out about who copies who and what-not. These restaurants are in different cities!! Is there anyone out there that understands that you can like 2 similar restaurants at the same time? And honestly, when we’re talking about restaurants, shouldn’t the quality of the food speak louder than the chefs who make it?

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