Legendary Canadian Burger Joint “Triple O’s by White Spot” Opens in the Philippines
In 1928, only twenty eight years after burgers were first introduced in North America, Nat Bailey founded White Spot burger joint in Vancouver, Canada. The full-service restaurant is considered to be one of the firsts to introduce drive-in food service in the country. White Spot’s business boomed, and by 1955, they were seeing around “10,000 cars a day and around 110,000 guests a week”.
White Spot was born,” Peter narrated.
According to him, the name Triple O’s was derived from shorthand codes of the resto’s order takers way back when it first started. In their slips, X means hold and O means extra. Triple O’s mean extra everything on the burgers—the usual preference of those who frequent the burger joint.
86 years after the first White Spot was constructed, the chain is all set to open its first Triple O’s branch in the Philippines on June 20, 2014, at the 3rd level of SM Megamall Atrium. We took a sneak peek at Triple O’s offerings. Here’s what to expect from the newest burger player in town.
White Spot owes its longevity in the food industry to Triple O’s burgers—liked, revered, and distinctly remembered by many a Canadians from different generations. Its most popular variants are the Bacon Cheddar Burger (P300 burger only; P390 combo) and the Monty Mushroom Burger (P310 burger only; P410 combo)—both massive enough to satiate a hungry man’s burger craving.
Bacon Cheddar Burger
Burgers at Triple O's have a signature slice of dill pickle atop
And because almost all of Triple O’s marketing collateral praise their Triple “O” Top Secret Sauce, we devoted full five minutes in figuring it out. Contrary to what we expected (brown, runny, sticky), the sauce that warranted the resto’s name arrived as an unassuming peach-white dollop atop the cheddar slice in the burger. First dip had us guessing homemade mayo plus butter and red pickle mix. Second try had us saying “Thousand Island, but not quite.” It lacks tart so we finally hypothesized mayo + butter + sugar and cayenne or paprika for the tinge of pink,
Extra Triple O sauce
If not in the mood for burgers, get their Dippin Chicken (P100 for 2 pieces)
Triple O’s menu is based on the core menu in Canada but the Philippine franchisees are allowed to create and sell items that will cater to the local palate. The front liners of the first batch of featured items are Three Cheese Pasta (P165 ala carte; P265 combo) and Buttermilk Fried Chicken (P125 one piece; P175 two pieces).
Three Cheese Pasta
Three Cheese Pasta with Dippin Chicken
Triple O’s, located at the 3rd floor of SM Megamall Atrium, will open to the public on Friday, June 20, 2014.