the wishing well – the shame burger


Last weekend a friend‘s wife gave him the boot for the day for a “ladies day” or whatever you want to call it. We ended up hanging out that day on a mission to have a better time than them! That Saturday, we ate a multi-course lunch, stopping at three places. The main stop was The Wishing Well for The SHAME Burger.


The SHAME Burger consists of a 10 oz. beef patty, a 1/2″ brick of homemade scrapple, American cheese, and a fried egg. As usual, I ordered my burger medium rare. I’m not gunna lie, the burger looked intimidating. It was one of the more meaty tasting burgers I’ve had lately. The burger was juicy, the scrapple had the crispy outside and soft inside, and the egg was perfectly runny. Shockingly, I did not feel as much shame as I thought after consumption!

If you’re feeling bold, The Wishing Well has The SHAME Burger from Hell Challenge! This challenge consists of TWO double SHAME Burgers. That’s 4 10 oz. patties, 4 bricks of scrapple, 8 slices of American cheese, 4 fried eggs, 2 orders of fries, and 2 pints of beer. The time limit on the challenge is 45 minutes. Think you can do it?? I certainly cannot, nor do I wish to attempt it. I would like to see Marcos of Fidel Gastro give it a shot!

The Wishing Well
767 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215.238.6555

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