In search of a great double cheeseburger

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 04:50 AM

For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for certain types of food. At the very top of that list is something distinctively amazing, an American specialty, the double cheeseburger.

At some point in history, a benevolent genius decided to put two large slabs of meat with cheese dripping off of each one on a bun.

I do not know who he was, but as far as I am concerned he ranks right up there in greatness with names like Einstein, Newton, and Alexander Graham Bell.

A couple of years ago I decided to find the greatest double cheeseburger in North Carolina. I put out a note on Facebook asking thousands of people what their opinion on the subject was.

I was very surprised when numerous people mentioned a place just a few miles from my church, a place called Scott’s on Broadway, right off of the Alexander Mills exit. Intrigued at the possibility that the holy grail of food could actually be so nearby, my wife and I went to check it out.

I will never forget walking up to the counter for the very first time and placing my order.

“Double Cheeseburger, please!”

What happened next let me know I was in the right place.

The nice lady behind the counter stopped writing, looked up at me and said, “Are you sure?” I smiled and thought to myself, “Oh yeah, this is going to be good!”

Ten minutes later, the double cheeseburger arrived at my table. There was a large steak knife stuck down into it, all the way to the handle, and yet the blade was not touching the plate! It looked like half a cow worth of meat! The waitress looked at me with a “there’s no way you can eat this” kind of look. Little did she know! Every...last...bite.

Thinking back on that day, I am intrigued by the nice lady’s question, “Are you sure?” It was an indication that perhaps I could not handle quite so much of a good thing! And as big as it was, I understand her skepticism.

There are many things in which you really can get too much of a good thing. Cheeseburgers, sleep, exercise, the potential list is very long. But there are certain very good things that a person will not likely ever get too much of. Time spent in church (Psalm 122:1). Time spent in the Bible (Joshua 1:8). Time spent with your spouse (Song of Solomon 2:10). Time spent serving others (Mark 10:45). Time instructing your children (Proverbs 1:8). Time ministering to people in a nursing home (James 1:27). Time bringing children to the Lord (Matthew 19:14).

A life spent on things that matter will be a life where you can never get enough of a good thing.

You may regret many things, but things in the list above will not be among the things that you regret.

My hat is off to the good folks at Scott’s on Broadway. I have not yet found a better double cheeseburger anywhere else.

My hat is also off to the folks who are spending their lives living for the Lord. I can almost see the Lord, when someone says, “Lord, I want to serve you,” looking down at them and smiling, and replying, “Are you sure?”


Dr. Bo Wagner is pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, and the author of several books. His books are available at