The Quicky

The Quicky

There are a lot of fantastic dishes that have originated in Upstate New York. There's the Buffalo Wing and the Garbage Plate, for starters. But The Quicky owns a special place in our hearts. Ronnie's Cedar Inn, a timelessly classic sports bar in Geneva with Genny Cream on tap, serves the Platonic ideal of a Quicky. It's essentially a cheeseburger and fries covered in brown gravy. Eat too many of these and your arteries may begin to resemble Combos, but one with a couple of cold ones during a Notre Dame football game is like true "bargating." 


  • 1 (4 oz) burger patty

  • 2 slices of processed cheese (or cheddar if you prefer something nicer)

  • Double handful of French fries

  • 2 cups beef broth 

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 teaspoons corn starch

  • 1/4 stick butter

  • Hot sauce


For the Gravy

  1. Bring beef broth to a boil in a saucepan.

  2. Add in the corn starch.

  3. Whisk together until thickened and then add the Worcestershire sauce and butter.

To Make the Burger

  1. Grill one side of the burger patty. Flip it and add the cheese on top (of what is the already grilled side).

  2. While grilling, prepare your French fries. (If homegating, you can easily make your fries from scratch with an airfryer, one of our favorite tools).

  3. Put burger in bun and place it next to the fries on a paper plate

  4. Cover entire dish with the gravy and serve hot sauce on the side.