First and Last Visit At Burger 18

Burger 18 said to be an international burger brand having outlets in five countries of the world. They started their outlet in Bahria Town Lahore. For this outlet they have promoted a lot. If I’m not wrong then they have booked a huge billboard at entrance of Bahria Town nearly three months ago.

Recently they announce their opening date which was last Saturday 15-Nov-2014. It is the same date Burger King start their setup in Gulberg. Burger 18 also announce 20% off for whole month of November. They have shown very nice pics of burger on billboard, leaflets and on road hoardings.

My Experience At First Day:

The day come and I give them a visit on very first day. Opening was at 5pm. Well as I enter and sit on chair, waiter came and put their Menu in front of me. I ask him about your favorite burger? He was blank, then he said “Zinger kha lo” We came to know that staff is not trained over here. Well we look at the menu and order the most expensive burger i.e. Meat Market and second was Burger Theory. You’ve to go to the counter and wait for your turn, and there ain’t any queue, so you’ve to deal in totally Pakistani way.

Secondly they give you a simple computer generated receipt which you take and go to your table. Now no one knows which order is for which table. After a while when burger came to us waiter didn’t know that which one is Meat Market and which one is Burger Theory. We try to figure it out by opening the burger and reading the ingredients on Menu, but nothing match over there. Secondly they have simply handed over me the chicken burger instead of both beef burger. When I go to the counter and ask manager which burger is this, while opening the whole burger in front of him, he was unable to name it. Finally they call one person, the only person who believe to have knowledge.

I: Which burger is it?

He: What you order?

I: Burger Theory

He: This is Burger Theory

I: Burger Theory suppose to have beef

He: This is chicken. Oh, sorry, give me 2 minutes

Well cutting the long story short, after 10 minutes when burger came, again that was not Burger Theory, and they were like What to do now kind of situation. We took our payment of one burger and came back.

Of course I decide to never go again over there but it was hard to believe that an international food chain which have branches in five countries including UK, UAE etc.

I decide to check on internet and hit the website burger18.com and there was only detail of this outlet with delivery numbers of here. How come their main website have only details of Lahore branch, where are others. Unable to find on that website. I check out on google but didn’t get any page showing Burger 18 branches in other countries.

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Iftari And Sehri Deals In Lahore 2014

Restaurants name are in alphabetical order. All prices are exclusive of tax.

Post updated on 09-July-2014: Cafe Zouk, Heights & Delights, La-Atrium, Memories, Palillos Courtyard, and Tabaq has been added to list

I’ll keep on adding new restaurants iftar and sehri deals whole month of Ramzan.

Al-Raaya:

Iftari: Iftar cum Dinner Menu@Rs. 1,050/-

15% off on Al a Carte Menu (9pm to 11pm)

Sehri: Mutton Deal@Rs. 620/-

Chicken Deal@Rs. 580/-

Tel: 35715881-4

BabuLaLays:

Iftari: Iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 1,194/-

For kids 3 to 5 years: Free

Tel: 35754146, 0346-3676780

Cafe Zouk:

Iftari: @Rs. 1,499/-

In this iftari, you’ll have a Iftar platter (pakora, golden bag, date, sandwich, fish, sweets) juice, dessert, tea/coffee. Afterwards you have a option to choose one dish from their Continental Entree or Thai Entree

Chandni Chowk (earlier Nadeem’s Restaurant):

Iftari: Iftar cum Dinner Buffet@Rs. 1,399/-

Sehri: Sehri Buffet@Rs. 599/-

Add Rs. 99/- for unlimited beverages.

Tel: 042-35873725, 0320-4751111

Domino’s:

Iftari: All You Can Eat@Rs. 899/-

Freddy’s Cafe:

Iftari: iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 1,850/-

Heights & Delights:

Iftari: Iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 999/- (inclusive of tax)

Tel: 35913771-3, 0322-335577, 0322-3335588, 0322-335599

KFC

Ramadan Offer: Iftar till Sehri 1 Value Burger and 1 Regular Drink@Rs. 225/-

Bhook Mitao: 9 pcs chicken, 4 dinner rolls and 1.5 litre pepsi@Rs. 1,100/-

Family Festival: 4 pcs chicken, 2 zingers, 2 value burgers, 2 dinner rolls and 1.5 litre pepsi@Rs. 1,195/- You can upgrade this deal by zinger burger instead of value burger by adding Rs. 100/-

Tel: 111-532-532

La-Atrium:

Iftari: Iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 1,499/-

Tel: 111-354-354, 0322-9900099

Maisonette:

Iftari: Iftar cum Buffet Dinner@Rs. 1,299/-

Sehri: Sehri@Rs. 599/-

15% off is available from 1st of Ramadan to 10th of Ramadan.

Tel: 042-35771119, 35771325, 042-111-624-766

Malee’s Cafe:

Iftari: 1st to 7th Ramadan@Rs. 1,280/-

8th to 30th Ramadan@Rs. 1,450/-

Sehri:

Platter 1@Rs. 449/-

  • Chicken ginger
  • Tandoori pratha (prepared in desi ghee)
  • French omelette
  • Coconut lime lassi / sweet lassi / salted lassi

Platter 2@Rs. 449/-

  • Two eggs any style
  • Vegetables bhujia
  • Tandoori paratha (prepared in desi ghee)
  • Coconut lime lassi / sweet lassi / salted lassi

Platter 3@Rs. 449/-

  • Chicken ginger
  • Puri
  • Chana bhaji
  • Halwa (prepared in desi ghee)
  • Coconut lime lassi / sweet lassi / salted lassi

Platter 4@Rs. 875/-

  • One regular pizza
  • Two pics garlic bread slice
  • Small mix salad
  • Two serving of pepsi 240ml

Tel: 35759254, 35755662-3

Memories Restaurant:

Iftari: Iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 795/-

Dinner Buffet@Rs. 475/-

Mozzarella 27:

Iftari: All You Can Eat@Rs. 1,050/-

Palillos Courtyard:

Iftari: Iftar cum dinner buffet@Rs. 1,695/-

Tel: 35762582-6, 0332-4292496

Peri Peri Original:

Iftari:

Ramadan Platter for 1@Rs. 499/-

  • 2 pcs fried chicken
  • 2 chicken wings
  • 1 fries regular
  • 1 cocktail drink

Ramadan Platter for 2@Rs. 999/-

  • 2 pcs fried chicken
  • 2 mini burgers
  • 4 chicken nuggets
  • 2 chicken wings (fried/grilled)
  • 1 fries large
  • 2 cocktail drinks

Ramadan Platter for 3@Rs. 1,699/-

  • 1/2 chicken grilled
  • 2 mini burgers
  • 2 club sandwich
  • 1 chicken wrap (fried/grilled)
  • Onion rings (5 pcs)
  • 3 cocktail drinks

Ramadan Family Platter for 4@Rs. 2,299/-

  • Whole chicken grilled
  • 4 pcs chicken wings (fried/grilled)
  • 2 pitta bread
  • 2 rice / fries
  • 2 special drinks / pina colada
  • 2 regular drinks
  • 2 regular fries

Tel: 0300-8403020

Pizza Hut:

Iftari: All You Can Eat Iftar and Dinner@Rs. 855/-For 5 people or more

Rs. 899/- For less than 5 people.

Kids under 10 years eat at 50% off.

Choose your Pan Pizza from Chicken Tikka Chicken Fajita, Fajita Sicilian and Hot & Spicy.

Iftar Deal 1@Rs. 1,699/-

  • 2 Regular Pizzas
  • 4 Pcs Garlic Bread Supreme
  • 1 Salad, 1.5 Ltr Pepsi

Iftar Deal 2@Rs. 2,499/-

  • 2 Large Pizzas
  • 6 Pcs Garlic Bread Supreme
  • 1 Salad, 1.5 Ltr. Pepsi

Sehri:

1 Personal pizza & soft drink@Rs. 199/-

1 Regular pizza & 2 soft drinks@Rs. 599/-

1 Large pizza & 1 pitcher of soft drink@Rs. 999/-

1 Panormous  pizza & 1 pitcher of soft drink@Rs. 839/-

Tel: 111-241-241

Salt’n Pepper Grill:

Iftari: Iftar cum Dinner Buffet@Rs. 1,050/-

Sehri: Sehri Buffet@Rs. 580/- only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Tel: 35713551-2

Tabaq:

Iftari: Iftar/Dinner Buffet@Rs. 950/-

Tel: 35764842-5

Village:

Iftari: Iftar cum Dinner Buffet@Rs. 1,199/-

Infant without chair@Free

3 to 7 years@Rs. 599/-

Sehri: Sehri Buffet@Rs. 799/-

Infant without chair@Free

3 to 7 years@Rs. 559/-

Tel: 35875536, 35750735

Yum:

Iftari: Special iftar buffet@Rs. 1,695/-

Tel: 35715535-6 (Gulberg)

35746751-2 (DHA)

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Month Of Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month in which Muslim people fast for whole day. This is the month which change the whole environment of a country. Every one run for home at the time of Maghrib prayer (sunset time). Roads are full of traffic at that time. People start to go more often to Mosques. People use to pray a lot in this month.

At other side there is special preparation of iftari and sehri in houses and in restaurants too. Samoosa, Pakora, kachori, fruit chat, dahi bhallay etc. are special treats of Ramadan in iftari.

Nearly all restaurants change their course of menu. Restaurants give special buffet offers only for this month of Ramadan. I’ll update all restaurants iftar and sehri offers in next post. I will keep adding new restaurants offer in that post and keep it adding in whole month of Ramadan.

Wish you all best of luck for this month’s blessings. May you get maximum out of it.

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Haagen-Dazs

One of the best international ice-cream, actually American brand but franchises are available all over the world. I had this ice cream first time when I was in Paris and a friend of mine introduces me to this brand in a way “have you ever tasted Haagen-Daaz’’? I said no, and then straight away he took me to the market, buy me a 500ml cup of Haagen-Daaz. This was the first time when I had this ice cream and after that I was a fan of it. I recently had it in Manchester and thought I should have shared it with people. So in my opinion, THE BEST, and the good news is this, it is also available in Pakistan. There is no proper parlor of it but it’s very easy to find it on Esajee. Price is bit expensive comparatively but if you are ice cream lover then it’s worth having it once. So try it and enjoy it.IMG_1110 IMG_1113 IMG_1111

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MAHI FOODS

Whattay a food! Ok let me get back to my normal state. Actually Mahi Foods fish & chips make me nostalgic everytime I eat it. They take me back to London *sobs*. They have some delicious, mouth-watering sea food.
Let me share my experience how I got to know about it.
I got bored of eating same food on daily basis in my office, wanted some variety. So I started surfing on web if I can get something delivered. And after a few searches I saw “Mahi Seafood” fan page on Facebook.
After scanning the menu card, I took a breath of relief – as the dishes & prices both fascinated me.

I called them up and as per my budget, very promptly I asked for Fish Finger :p for my delight, the person (order-taker) asked me if I was ordering for the first time. I said YES! And then I was advised to go for Fish & Chips since he wanted to make an impression on me I was like fine if you want to rob me with my money  but then it was not a FREE delivery as I wanted them to deliver to a corner of the city. And they charged me a nominal fee of Rs. 50/- for which I did not resist at all.
Within 30mins, a very well presentable person showed up to deliver my lunch. When he was entering my office I thought some “guest” is showing up but…
Well the food was “hot” which I thought would not have been due to the distance. The food was delicious, tempting, and very filling. Guess what it was not only Fish & Chips but they give a dip (tartar, sweet chilli, tamarine mixture) & ketchup in 2 different boxes, along with a bun (roll).
I ate it like a Queen ;)

Next time, which was “obviously” within a fortnight, I ordered again and was given complimentary shrimps to taste. Now I am their regular customer, they remember me! :D and provide me complimentary food items to taste (which is very exciting ;))
Do try it; you’ll be mesmerized with the taste & thought that you are eating London’s Fish & Chips.

Moreover they have dine-in, take away, home delivery options along with frozen boxes for the fishes & prawns which are available in grocery stores as well.

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Ramadan Calender for 2011

Ramadan Calender for Lahore, year 2011

Date Ramadan SEHR (AM) IFTAR (PM)
2-Aug-2011 1 3:47 6:59
3-Aug-2011 2 3:47 6:58
4-Aug-2011 3 3:48 6:56
5-Aug-2011 4 3:49 6:56
6-Aug-2011 5 3:50 6:55
7-Aug-2011 6 3:51 6:54
8-Aug-2011 7 3:52 6:53
9-Aug-2011 8 3:53 6:52
10-Aug-2011 9 3:54 6:51
11-Aug-2011 10 3:55 6:50
12-Aug-2011 11 3:56 6:49
13-Aug-2011 12 3:57 6:48
14-Aug-2011 13 3:58 6:47
15-Aug-2011 14 3:58 6:47
16-Aug-2011 15 3:59 6:46
17-Aug-2011 16 4:00 6:45
18-Aug-2011 17 4:01 6:44
19-Aug-2011 18 4:02 6:43
20-Aug-2011 19 4:03 6:42
21-Aug-2011 20 4:04 6:40
22-Aug-2011 21 4:05 6:39
23-Aug-2011 22 4:06 6:38
24-Aug-2011 23 4:07 6:37
25-Aug-2011 24 4:08 6:36
26-Aug-2011 25 4:09 6:35
27-Aug-2011 26 4:10 6:34
28-Aug-2011 27 4:10 6:32
29-Aug-2011 28 4:11 6:31
30-Aug-2011 29 4:12 6:30
31-Aug-2011 30 4:12 6:29

 

The difference of Lahore with other cities:

Kasoor 1 Minute Later
SheikhuPura 1 Minute Later
Gujranwala 3 Minutes Later
Sialkoot 3 Minutes Later
Chakwaal 6 Minutes Later
Karachi 29 Minutes Later
Peshawar 13 Minutes Later
Muree 4 Minutes Later
Sahiwaal 3 Minutes Later
Gujraat 3 Minutes Later
Rawalpindi 6 Minutes Later
Jehlum 4 Minutes Later
Multan 10 Minutes Later
Faislabaad 11 Minutes Later
Sargodha 6 Minutes Later
Mirpur 6 Minutes Later
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Thunderstorm In Lahore

This morning my alarm wasn’t with me but I wake up at morning prayer time with the noise of heavy rain. Heavy rain drops on my window cooler get me out of the bed. I said my Fajar prayer and then go out to look at the weather. Rain was stopped but it was all brownish yellow with flashes and high speed wind. Whole sky was covered with dark clouds which were making noises really heavily.

Well I came inside and start using internet, after some time I again hear the rain noise and go outside to see the rain. This is the first time I’ve seen such furious rain in my life time. Rain with high speed wind. My house’s garage is covered with terrace but due to that strong wind, rain wet whole garage and entrance door as well. May this rain not bring any accidents or bad news

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Metro Anniversary

Metro is an international wholesaler market chain. In Lahore they have two stores; one near to Lahore international airport and second at Thokar Niaz Baig. They are celebrating their anniversary with lots of promotions and discounts, so it is a great time to shop and get discounted quality products. Time to time many stores like Metro has started here in Pakistan and now it is becoming a culture of big stores. It is ease for customers and people love to go to shop in such big places. Continue reading

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Season Of Ice Lollies

Summer in Pakistan attract all ice cream companies to create different ice lollies. Here people love to have ice stuff in summer. All ice cream companies knows about this and launch different flavor of ice lollies in summer.

Here we have two big competitors which are Walls and Omore. Walls is an international brand which has came up with this ice lolly shown in photo and all time favorite ‘Jet Sport’ which is an orange ice lolly. This ‘Jet Sport’ is my friend’s favorite ice lolly and he only order this whenever he gets a chance. He always try to buy more than one at a time in sunny summer days. Continue reading

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