Hamburger with cheese
Working for a radio station means putting long hours into various community events, such as this past weekend when I was stationed in Comox for "Nautical Days": a 3 day event, which required me to stand in the sun for 5-8 hours per day. A strenuous task which has its rewards, such as being able to dine at many of the food vendors who all vie for your business. Porch's is a regular vendor. I had the opportunity to feast on their food at many local events such as the Vancouver Island Music Fest and Canada Day in Campbell River. They seem to be the only vendor who really pride themselves on their burgers.
I have never tried a Porch's burger from their home base location in Courtenay, but have driven by it many times on the way to Comox. It's a shack looking place that sits on a gravel lot right beside the waterfront off the highway.
Their burger is simple with a great, chewy bun. The onions are cooked and add to the burgers savory demeanor. The cheese could have been melted a little better, but the patty was decent. It was definitly pre-made, tasting very similar to an M&M meat shop sirloin burger(I'm not accusing them of not making their own patties, just pointing out that it tastes similar to M&M's).
I would be upset if Porch's claim to be the "best burgers around" was actually true, but aside from over rating themselves, they still put out a good product. The price is very fair.
Verdict: Whenever I go to a local community event, Porch's is there, and usually wins my business. Not the best burger around, but not bad.