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{{Infobox Restaurant |Name= (The) Burger Shot |image= [[Image:BurgerShot-GTA4-logo.png]] |comment_image= The Burger Shot logo in GTA IV. |featured= [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] |locations= '''GTA Vice City'''
[[North Point Mall]]
'''GTA San Andreas'''
[[Marina]], [[Los Santos]]
[[Mulholland]], Los Santos
[[Calton Heights]], [[San Fierro]]
[[Doherty]], San Fierro
[[Financial]], San Fierro
[[Spinybed]], [[Las Venturas]]
[[Whitewood Estates]], Las Venturas
[[Redsands East]], Las Venturas[[Old Venturas Strip]], Las Venturas[[Old Venturas Strip]], Las Venturas
'''GTA IV'''
[[Varsity Heights]]
[[Star Junction]]
[[The Meat Quarter]]
[[Beechwood City]]
[[Firefly Island]] |menu= Burger (VC),
Moo Kids Meal (SA),
Beef Tower (SA),
Meat Stack (SA),
Salad Meal (SA),
The Bleeder (IV) |price= $2 - $12 (SA),
$1 (IV) }} '''Burger Shot''' (known as '''The Burger Shot''' in GTA Vice City) is a chain of fast-food restaurants which appear in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. The chain is based on [[wp:Burger King|Burger King]]. The name "burger shot" is a pornographic term referring to a photo or video scene with a close-up view of the female genitals. The franchise's motto is: ''"Die with a smile on your face!"'' == Description == [[File:TheBurgerShot-GTAVC-NorthPointMall.jpg|thumb|380px|left|The first appearance of Burger Shot (as "The Burger Shot") at the [[North Point Mall]], [[Vice Point]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] in GTA Vice City.]] Burger Shot first appeared in the form of "The Burger Shot", a rudimentary restaurant in GTA Vice City (among many other less known outlets) where the player can [[Eating|replenish their health]] if it is below 100 points. The restaurant risen in prominence in GTA San Andreas, where the restaurant becomes a large chain based in multiple locations. In addition to replenishing health, Burger Shot in GTA San Andreas allows the player to eat from a range of set meals in order to eliminate their hunger, or accumulate [[fat]]s by eating fatty food. Burger Shot is absent as a restaurant chain in GTA Liberty City Stories and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]. However, it is mentioned in radio commercials in GTA Liberty City Stories. Burger Shot is retained as a fast food chain in GTA IV, but is downgraded as a location where the player can only replenish their health as player customization is limited; players can purchase a $1 "Bleeder" burger at any Burger Shot restaurant for full health. The player can download a Burger Shot background for their upgraded phone via [[]]. Burger Shot operates its own website, [[]]; certain [[Benson]] trucks also carry the Burger Shot logo. In [[Episodes from Liberty City]], the Burger Shot and [[Weasel]] merchandise a menu with [[Republican Space Rangers]] action figures. While it is impossible to access Burger Shot outlets in GTA Chinatown Wars, players can obtain food prizes from Burger Shot in the form of fries or burgers for health by purchasing its [[Scratch Cards|scratch cards]]. ===Menu=== Originally, The Burger Shot in GTA Vice City lacks any readable menus, although its till does display images of a variety of burgers, sandwiches and side dishes. Burger Shot in GTA San Andreas, however, offer the player four meals, each with different quantities of [[fat]]s, with one meal, the Salad Meal, lacking any fats. The names of two meals relate to homosexuality; "beef tower" is slang for naked men stacked together and "meat stack" is pornographically-defined for women having sex together. In Las Venturas outlets, the pricing of the Beef Tower, Meat Stack and Salad Meal are 20% higher than the rest of the state. BurgerShot-GTASA-MooKidsMeal.jpg|Moo Kids Meal for $1 BurgerShot-GTASA-BeefTower.jpg|Beef Tower Meal for $5/$6 BurgerShot-GTASA-MeatStack.jpg|Meat Stack Meal for $10/$12 BurgerShot-GTASA-SaladMeal.jpg|Salad Meal for $10/$12 In GTA IV, the player can only purchase a $1 "Bleeder" burger, and outings with [[Friendships in GTA IV|friend]] or [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]] to Burger Shots will nominally cost even higher at $100. It is interesting to note Burger Shot tills also include four meals on menus in a similar fashion as what is offered in GTA San Andreas, although only the "Bleeder" burger is available and consists of only a single burger costing $1: Order of Menu Items online at [[]]: * The "Meat-Free Burger Meal" for $4.99; * The "The Torpedo Chicken Meal" for $6.99; * The "[[Heart Stopper]]" Burger Meal for $6.99 * The "Bleeder Meal" for $3.99; and * The "Money Shot Meal" for $6.99 Advertisements promote the burger called the "[[Heart Stopper]]" (which sells for $ [[File:Menú_burger_shot_iv.png|thumb|400px|A Burger Shot menu in GTA IV with several choices unavailable to the player.]] 6.99) that consists of six pounds of meat and cheese that will "kill someone in five seconds flat". ===Locations=== ==== GTA Vice City ==== In GTA Vice City, The Burger Shot exists in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] as only two outlets within [[North Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]] alongside another three outlets (the [[Beef Bandit]], [[The Cheesy Crust Pizza Co.|Cheesy Crust Pizza]] and [[Shaft Hot Dogs]]) on both the east and west sides of the mall. ==== GTA San Andreas ==== In GTA San Andreas, Burger Shot is interestingly confined within the limits of [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]'s three major cities, [[Los Santos]], [[San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas]], and as a result is not found in rural San Andreas. There are ten Burger Shot outlets in total; two in Los Santos, three in San Fierro, and five in Las Venturas (the largest number of operational fast food outlets within a city in GTA San Andreas); [[Old Venturas Strip]] itself has two Burger Shot outlets that are only a short walk from each other.
BurgerShot-GTASA-Marina.jpg|[[Marina]], [[Los Santos]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. BurgerShot-GTASA-Mulholland.jpg|[[Mulholland]], Los Santos, San Andreas. BurgerShot-GTASA-CaltonHeights.jpg|[[Calton Heights]], [[San Fierro]], San Andreas. BurgerShot-GTASA-Doherty.jpg|[[Doherty]], [[San Fierro]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-Financial.jpg|[[Financial]], [[San Fierro]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-SpinyBed.jpg|[[Spinybed]], [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-WhitewoodEstates.jpg|[[Whitewood Estates]], [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-RedsandsEast.jpg|[[Redsands East]], [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-centralOldVenturasStrip.jpg|[[Old Venturas Strip]], [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] BurgerShot-GTASA-eastOldVenturasStrip.jpg|[[Old Venturas Strip]], [[Las Venturas]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
==== GTA IV ==== In GTA IV, Burger Shot operates a total of ten outlets in and throughout [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] alone, including two integrated mini-restaurants at the city's two [[Memory Lanes]] bowling alleys, and one shuttered outlet in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[Dukes]]. They include as follows:
BurgerShot-GTA4-BeechwoodCity.jpg|[[Beechwood City]], [[Broker]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. BurgerShot-GTA4-CervezaHeights.jpg|[[Cerveza Heights]], [[Dukes]], Liberty City (closed). BurgerShot-GTA4-Fortside.jpg|[[Fortside]], [[Bohan]], Liberty City. BurgerShot-GTA4-Industrial.jpg|[[Industrial]], [[Bohan]], Liberty City. BurgerShot-GTA4-StarJunction.jpg|[[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]], Liberty City. BurgerShot-GTA4-NorthHolland.jpg|[[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]], Liberty City. BurgerShot-GTA4-Westminster.jpg|[[Golden Pier]], [[Westminster]]/[[The Meat Quarter]], [[Algonquin]], Liberty City. BurgerShot-GTA4-Westdyke.jpg|[[Westdyke]], [[Alderney]]. Burger Shot (Memory Lanes).jpg|[[Memory Lanes]] Burger Shot outlet found in both [[Firefly Island]], [[Broker]] and [[Golden Pier]], [[The Meat Quarter]], [[Algonquin]] in Liberty City.
The distribution of Burger Shots in GTA Chinatown Wars is mostly the same, but with the Alderney branch and Memory Lanes outlets omitted, as Alderney is not in the game and Memory Lanes are not accessible. === Prominent appearances in missions === In GTA San Andreas, the [[Marina]] Burger Shot in [[Los Santos]] is a significant location for several missions, where it temporarily becomes [[OG Loc]]'s place of employment, working as a "hygiene technician" as part of his parole arrangement. It is from this restaurant that OG Loc asks for CJ's help to kickstart his rapping career. In addition, the [[Redsands East]] Burger Shot in [[Las Venturas]] features a parked [[Faggio]] that is used to perform a [[Courier Missions in GTA San Andreas|courier]] side-quest with the Burger Shot outlet as the nerve center where the player refills his stock of "merchandise." Upon completion of the side-quest, the outlet becomes an asset that pays the player $2,000 a day. ==Trivia== *In real life Burger King, the restaurant Burger Shot is spoofing, actually has a menu item called "Burger Shots". *Burger Shot paper bags and cups appeared in [[w:c:manhunt:Manhunt 2|Manhunt 2]]. *Burger Shot is [[Roman Bellic|Roman's]] favorite place to eat. ==Gallery== ===Merchandise===
Burger_Shot_Cup.jpg|A Burger Shot cup. Burger_Shot_Bag.jpg|A burger Shot bag. Burger_Shot_Boxes.jpg|Burger Shot boxes. Burger_Shot_Fry_Box.jpg|A fry box. Burger_Shot_Bag_(2).jpg|A paper Burger Shot bag. Burger_Shot_Menu_(Drinks_&_Sandwiches).jpg|A menu for beverages, and sandwiches. Double-Barreled_Menu.jpg|An advert for the Double Barreled special. Burger_Shot_Menu_(Newest_Tastes).jpg|A menu for some of the newest tastes.
=== Miscellaneous ===
BurgerShot-GTAVC-logo.jpg|The Burger Shot logo circa mid-1980s in GTA Vice City. Burgershot.gif|The Burger Shot logo in GTA San Andreas (circa 1992) present in the exteriors of its outlets. BurgerShot-GTASA-logo.jpg|Alternate GTA San Andreas logo found on indoor Burger Shot furniture and food and drink containers. Burger Shot_Ad.jpg|A Burger Shot advert at [[]], GTA Liberty City Stories. BurgerShot-GTA4-logo.png|The Burger Shot logo and slogan featured in GTA IV. BurgerShot-GTASA-interior.jpg|Interior of a Burger Shot, GTA San Andreas. BurgerShot-GTASA-till.jpg|The till area of a Burger Shot store, GTA San Andreas. BurgerShot-GTA4-interior.jpg|The shared interior of most Burger Shots in GTA IV. Burgershotscratch.PNG|A Burger Shot [[Scratch Cards|scratch card]] in GTA Chinatown Wars.
== See also == * [[Bolt Burgers]] * [[Happy Blimp]] * [[Wigwam Burger]] {{Restaurants}} [[es:Burger Shot]] [[de:Burger Shot]] [[nl:Burger Shot]] [[Category:Restaurants]] [[Category:Food]] [[Category:Businesses]] [[Category:Businesses in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Businesses in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Businesses in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]] [[Category:Businesses in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Assets in GTA San Andreas]]
An Esperanto in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
An Esperanto in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Also known as Esparanto (development in GTA III)
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupe (GTA III — GTA:VCS)
4-door sedan (GTA IV)
Capacity 2 (GTA III — GTA:VCS)
4 (GTA IV)
Manufacturer Albany (GTA IV)

The Esperanto is a two-door coupe available in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In Grand Theft Auto IV, however, it is a four-door sedan. It is one of the most common cars in most of the games in which it appears.


The Esperanto made its first appearance in Grand Theft Auto III, and its design has remained almost exactly the same in the following games, with only minor styling changes (mostly to the taillights and rear bumper).

A modified variant (with official taxi ID plaques) is driven by Niko Bellic's cousin, Roman and is simply called Roman's Taxi when getting into that particular Esperanto. When free cab rides from Roman's garage are unlocked, an Esperanto will be sent to pick Niko up. It changes to a Cavalcade after Roman purchases a penthouse in Algonquin, fetching around $20,000+ at Stevie's. It can be obtained in Roman's missions after you complete them, you can steal the ones that Roman sends to you to pick you up however the doors are locked at first so either shoot the driver or get in as a passenger, go to a safehouse, then when Niko gets out, quickly get in front and aim a gun at Mohammed, he will freak out and leave the car, leaving you to kill him for his money (he usually carries some extra cash) or just let him run, and now that the door is open you can just jack it.

The Esperanto was one of the first cars to appear in any media in the run-up to GTA IV's release. It has often been mistakenly referred to as an "Albany" due to the fact that the word is conspicuously emblazoned on the grille. In actuality, Albany is the "make" of the car (other vehicles are seen with the Albany nameplate on their decklids and logos, such as the Primo), while Esperanto is the model. In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Esperanto fetching $1,800.


GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The GTA III era Esperanto is based on a 1975-1978 Cadillac Eldorado, more specifically the 1975 and 1976 models judging by the taillights. However, the vehicle has received significant changes throughout its appearances in these games.

When introduced in GTA III (and, later, in GTA Liberty City Stories), the Esperanto features a slightly curvy profile and flatter details. The GTA Vice City rendition (as well as the GTA Vice City Stories rendition) received a major retouch with the vehicle featuring a more angular body design, detailed fascia and rear fin that slant forward. GTA San Andreas' Esperanto is essentially similar in design as that of GTA Vice City, but noticeably sports differences in the rear, with its tailfin-based taillights reduced in height (implying they are now part of the rear bumper) and its rear license plate relocated from the trunk lid to the bumper. Similarly, the GTA Advance rendition maintains much of the psychical traits of previous Esperanto's as seen from the top down.

One of the earliest known name of the car is the "Esparanto", revealed during development of GTA III and depicted in the Capital Autos website. The beta Esperanto was also intended to feature hydraulics, but the feature was dropped in the final release. This feature was passed to the Yardie Lobo however.


An Esperanto in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Albany Esperanto is very different to the earlier renditions. Rather than being a large two-door coupe, the new car is a mid-sized four-door sedan. Its styling inspiration appears to be a pastiche of common late-70s/early-80s American car styling.

The bumpers, sides and bustle-back styling (a majority of the chassis) is based on the Lincoln Continental Mark VII, however, converted into a four door sedan. The grille and headlights are similar to a 1982/1983 Chevrolet Malibu (the shorter width of the grille makes it look like a 1984-'85 Chevrolet Celebrity, but the Albany signature on the grille and flatter headlights are more like the Malibu); and the taillights seem based on a '80-'81 Pontiac Bonneville/'85-'86 Pontiac Parisienne, the reverse lights could also suggest some other luxury cars. The combined look seems to emulate an early Cadillac Seville as it is commonly mistaken for one.

Roman's Taxi is based on GTA IV's Esperanto.


In Grand Theft Auto V, the North Yankton State Patrol's squad cars are based on the Esperanto, a vehicle otherwise unavailable in GTA V. Aside from the addition of police-related equipment and snow tires, it is identical to the GTA IV version. The North Yankton Esperanto is not intended to be obtainable, as it only appears in the prologue mission.


GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Although performance aspects vary slightly between games for this vehicle, acceleration and speed are generally quite satisfying with the rear-drive V8 powertrain. The one common problem with the Esperanto, however, is its notoriously bad brakes - a problem that is only exacerbated by the vehicle's weight. Traveling at high speed it takes some time to bring the vehicle to a stop which, besides often causing minor accidents, becomes a potentially fatal problem in GTA III, where Claude is unable to jump from a moving vehicle, exposing him to serious danger in a fast-moving Esperanto about to explode. The car's handling is highly responsive, but again, the vehicle's size and weight cause problems, predisposing it to two-wheeling and loss of control when overcompensating for a swerve at high speeds. However, its huge mass absorbs damage quite well, making it a good vehicle for ramming smaller ones (and even comparably sized ones) off the road.


The Albany Esperanto is powered by a high-torque V6, paired with a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. The low displacement and hefty weight of the vehicle make acceleration below average, but give the latest Esperanto an acceptable top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph). Handling is also acceptable, though some oversteer can be felt. The suspension can be described as moderately firm, yet soft enough to cope with the rough streets of Liberty City. Braking has improved significantly over the GTA III-era Esperanto, though ABS is still not available. Crash deformation is very good, with the vehicle retaining much of its original shape after accidents; though build quality is rather poor, leaving the Esperanto disabled after a few accidents.

Customization in GTA San Andreas

The Esperanto in GTA San Andreas can be modified at a TransFender, but is only offered a bare minimum of modification options:

Italicized pricing denotes prices at the Las Venturas TransFender, which charges 20% more except Colors.

  • Colors
    • Car Color 1 (primary body color): $150
  • Nitro
    • 2x Nitrous: $200 ($240)
    • 5x Nitrous: $500 ($600)
    • 10x Nitrous: $1,000 ($1,200)

  • Wheels
    • Import: $820 ($984)
    • Atomic: $770 ($924)
    • Ahab: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Virtual: $620 ($744)
    • Access: $1,140 ($1,368)
    • Off Road Wheel: $1,000 ($1,200)
    • Mega: $1,030 ($1,236)
    • Grove: $1,230 ($1,476)
    • Twist: $1,200 ($1,440)
    • Wires: $1,560 ($1,872)

  • Car Stereo
    • Bass Boost: $100 ($120)
  • Hydraulics: $1,500 ($1,800)


The Esperanto parked in "Ghost Town."
  • In GTA III, there is an unusable dark blue Esperanto parked in front of the Liberty City Bank in "Ghost Town."
  • In its appearances in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, the Esperanto plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed language, however, the name seems to be chosen as an obvious take on the Cadillac Eldorado's.


GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Parked next to the derelict building across the northernmost empire building in Little Haiti.
  • A black Esperanto is always available at Roman's Taxi Garage up until "Roman's Sorrow" has been completed.
  • Most of the time there is one or more parked at The Triangle Club in Northern Gardens, Bohan.
  • Can be found in pretty much anywhere in Broker in traffic.
  • One can be found on Wenrohronon Avenue in Broker with a Marbelle, parked on the side of the road near a small construction site before the road ends. It also can be found there in multiplayer modes.

See also