Fast food franchise with North African inspired sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and poutines.

Centrale Bergham
Centrale Bergham
Centrale Bergham
Centrale Bergham
Foods from Centrale Bergham

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Aug 11
The 6th and newest Ottawa-area location of this fast spreading Quebec chain opened on Dalhousie a few weeks ago. After browsing the menu, I opted for the curiously named Oriental Sandwich featuring: tandoori chicken, green olives, fries, processed cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The only thing remotely Eastern about this sandwich is the tandoori-style chicken. Olives, french fries, processed cheese, and tomatoes are about as decidedly Occidental as anything could be.

It was actually pretty good for fast food but not worth around ten bucks (sandwich only).

The menu is an interesting mashup of curiosities and I'll be happy to explore it more. However, my initial reaction is that this chain's success relies more on the captive market for Halal fast food than it does on any standalone merit.

Jul 9
Tried the new location on Carling where the Shawarma House used to be. Had the Marrakech wrap with fries and a drink which came to just over 10 dollars. The beef in the wrap was a broken up hamburger patty and cheese was processed. Fries were incredibly salty and great if you like McDonalds fries which are not to my taste. I wasn’t very intrigued by the menu and will likely never go back. Hard sell when Shawarma Palace and Do Good Food are nearby and are a healthier and less expensive option. My colleague tried the “oriental” which is chicken tandoori with cheese and other toppings and was not impressed.

Apr 2
I visited the newly opened College Square location for my first Centrale Bergham experience. The Philly Cheesesteak combo (sandwich, fries and fountain drink) came to just over $16 after tax. Ouch.
I wasn't a fan of how they assemble the sandwich, with the lettuce and tomato in the crease of the bun and the meat on top as it's impossible to get a bite with everything. You end up left with just bread with lettuce and tomato inside after the initial bites of meat are gone.
I liked the fries, but that's mostly due to the extensive dipping sauce selection as they are basically just a shoestring fry similar to McD's .
Both Zaky and Cripsy's make a very similar style of steak sandwich that is cheaper and just as good if not better so I probably won't return to Centrale for my steak sandwich cravings.

2017 Oct 18
I stopped by and had the tandoori chicken sandwich. Great flavours and tasty, chewy bread. One minor quibble is that for $12 I need a bigger sandwich.

2017 Jul 19
We went to Centrale Bergham today for the first time. I had the philly cheese meal deal while the better half had the curried chicken sandwich. It was delicious and there was no way I could finish everything. Will definitely go back.

2017 Jul 4
I stopped by last week and had the philly cheese steak sandwich all dressed and spicy. Wow it was good!!! Rich, tender beef on a wonderful bread roll. A touch salty and a bit pricey at $12.42 but I will be back.

2017 Apr 8
Got the Majestik meal combo at the Bank St. location. This was 14+ bucks worth of highly seasoned, salty, meaty decadence that probably removed 3 years from my life span. Yes, I ate lunch here. Yes, my tummy guts lived to tell the tale.