Wayne Patch - Dining Out Review
In the fast-food nation we live in today, rarely do we see restaurants that serve food with the customer’s health in mind. Enter Muscle Maker Grill, a refreshing establishment focused on low-carbohydrate, high protein, nutritious food. And the food tastes pretty good too. Muscle Maker Grill (MMG) started from a single restaurant in Colonia in 1995. The Wayne location, located in the Wedgewood Plaza on Hamburg turnpike, opened in 2010. The inside of Muscle Maker is clean and inviting. The style is a modern take on an old-school diner, with an open kitchen and bar seating. Decked out in red, there’s a dining room featuring flat-screen televisions that seats 30 people. The menu at Muscle Maker looks like any typical deep-fried dive: chicken nuggets, taco salads, a dish called the Godfather.
At first glance, these meals might appear unhealthy. But the chicken nuggets are not fried, the taco salad is made with lean turkey, and the Godfather is a low carbohydrate delight topped with roasted red peppers and portabella mushrooms. There are appetizers, salads, wraps, burgers, pastas, entrees and protein shakes to wash it all down. We tried the Signature wrap, which featured grilled chicken breast, turkey bacon, reduced fat cheddar cheese and a signature sauce. Muscle Maker offers an impressive choice of eight side dishes, which range from brown rice to a Caesar salad. We tried the Western potatoes. When I imagine eating healthy, naturally I envision smaller portions. Again, I was humbled, as the wrap was quite large, fitting nicely in my hand. What was equally impressive was how well the wrap held its contents, a failing of so many of its counterparts. The chicken was tasty. The turkey bacon mimicked its pork cousin very well and provided a delicious crunch.