(FlowingData.com)

Now that we know where all the bars are (hey, Wisconsin), where’s an American supposed to get a burger after a few beers? It’s back to the maps, with this handy illustration of which of the seven major burger chains is closest, depending on where you live. Mmm, crunching numbers. [via FlowingData.com]

Don't believe everything you read.

McDonald’s Reminds Customers That It No Longer Uses Pink Slime In Burgers

The Internet is a vast landscape of knowledge just waiting to be mined for your personal edification. But just like Winston Churchill didn’t say “Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays!” just because someone slapped a caption on a photo of the guy and plastered it all over Facebook, not everything you read about fast food is necessarily true. [More]

This is not the burger in question. It's just another meat patty with cheese. (Morton Fox)

Let’s Just Call The Burger-Within-A-Burger What It Is: A 10,000-Calorie Stack Of Meat & Cheese

Since when did stacking things on top of other things constitute one food item? Is there a rule that if the ingredients are on top of each other instead of say, next to each other on the plate, it becomes a single entity instead of a collection? Now that I’m done grinding my gears, let’s talk about a burger-within-a-burg tower of calories. [More]

This is not the burger in question, though it is very tall. (Jackie Alpers)

Can Too Many Fancy Ingredients Ruin A Perfectly Good Burger?

As anyone who’s ever tried to bite into a stacked tower of toppings balanced atop a simple burger patty can attest, sometimes it seems like our fascination with novelty is just… too much. That is, until a $250 Kobe beef burger with black traffles, pancetta, caviar and foie gras comes along and it’s like, oh that sounds SO GOOD. To some diners, at least. But at one point do the toppings overpower the humble yet worthy hamburger? [More]

(Foodbeast/Google Earth)

The Longest In-N-Out Drive-Thru Lines, As Seen From Space

We hear that In-N-Out is a very popular burger-slinging establishment. We’ll take its fans at their word, because we don’t believe in leaving the East Coast. What we do know is that the combination of tasty burgers and car culture leads to such long drive-thru lines that you can see them from space. [More]

Don't even have to ask where the bacon is.

Jack In The Box Debuts “Bacon Insider” Burger With Bacon/Beef Frankenpatty, 6 Strips Of Bacon

Did someone mention bacon? Oh that’s right, I did, three times in the headline. I had to, because the Jack in the Box chain has apparently left its finger on the bacon button and refused to let up. Its new “Bacon Insider” burger not only has bacon+beef patty, but layers six slices of bacon on top and adds a bacon mayo. [More]

McDonald’s Will Start Using Sustainable Beef… Eventually

McDonald’s Will Start Using Sustainable Beef… Eventually

If you’ve been jonesing for a McDonald’s burger made from sustainable beef, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. First, the good news is that I finally finished my crossword puzzle. Oh and also that Mickey D’s is telling customers it will, in fact, serve sustainable beef. But the sort of bad news if you want that meat right now is that the Golden Arches won’t have that until 2016. [More]

Olive Garden Will Start Serving Burgers And Fries Because Why Not

Olive Garden Will Start Serving Burgers And Fries Because Why Not

Would you buy a plate of ravioli from McDonald’s? How about the complete reverse of that: a burger from Olive Garden? The freshest idea from the chain eatery is a “Burger Italiano” intended to compete with quick-serve rivals like Chili’s. Will it work? Um, probably not.

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I would maybe probably eat that.

Of Course There’s A Blog Dedicated To Replicating Burger Specials From ‘Bob’s Burgers’

For those of you who don’t watch the animated show Bob’s Burgers, in every episode there’s a chalkboard with the day’s special at the restaurant. And because this is a cartoon and no one has to actually take the burgers out of 2D for them to be on the show, the writers can have a field day inventing things like “The Cauliflower’s Cumin From Inside The House Burger.” But of course, some ambitious spirit has taken it upon themselves to create these concoctions in real life because we as a people demand burger innovation at all times. [More]

Mushroom Council Swears Everyone Really, Really Likes Mushrooms

Mushroom Council Swears Everyone Really, Really Likes Mushrooms

When you work for a council devoted to one food, you better bet your britches that your job will include convincing people to eat what your industry is pushing. That’s the job of the Mushroom Council — trying to woo consumers away from traditional meaty meals and into the embrace of the fungi. But how can mushrooms shine in a world of the Big Mac (and the Big King, natch)? [More]

(Rockit Burger Bar Facebook)

You Only Have 4 Days Left To Eat This Burger With Its Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Bun

There’s nothing like putting [sandwich protein] between two slices of [something delicious/fried that is definitely not a traditional bread bun] to get the Internet worked up and drooling in envy. Joining the ranks of viral food creations is this burger with deep-fried macaroni and cheese as buns from a Chicago eatery. [More]

(Kuma's Corner on Facebook)

Is It Tasteless Or Totally Fine To Top A Burger With A Communion Wafer?

Patrons of a heavy-metal themed burger joint in Chicago are used to wild, wacky and out-of-the-box creations. Such is the realm of heavy metal music, so it follows that burgers designed with that genre in mind aren’t going to be your usual fare. But the newest offering has some customers upset over the unconsecrated communion wafer resting atop the burger. [More]

(Foodbeast)

Jack In The Box Serves Up Burger With Grilled Cheese Sandwich For Bun, 3 Years Late

A burger with grilled cheeses for buns was once a little-known, very-unhealthy regional specialty in the South and Midwest. Friendly’s took it nationwide in 2010, making us hungry and just a little confused. You can’t get the Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt anymore, but Jack in the Box has brought the concept back to mass-market glory. [More]

(emuphoto)

Cows Pleased To Hear That World’s First Lab-Grown Burger Has Now Been Served

That gust of air tickling your cheek could very well be the combined relieved exhalations of cows around the world. Why? Because someone has figured out how to grow a burger in a lab and has now cooked it up and served it to discerning members of the media. You’re not home-free yet though, Bessie. Just because it looks like a burger doesn’t mean it’s got the same beefy taste. [More]

(j / f / photos)

A Hamburger Is Not An Appropriate Place To Stash Your Turtle For Air Travel

Who doesn’t miss their pets while on vacation? If you can take them along to a critter-friendly locale, that’s excellent. If you can’t, it’s better to find a sitter. And if you’re trying to smuggle your pet turtle onto a plane inside a hamburger, it’s time to rethink your entire life. [More]

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Wendy’s Eatery Stops Serving 9-Patty ‘T-Rex Burger’ After World Finds Out About It

A Wendy’s restaurant outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has apparently been selling a 9-patty “T-Rex” burger to customers for several years, but shortly after the rest of the world got wind of it, the T-Rex has been made extinct. [More]

This Burger Has Deep-Fried Lasagna Slices For Buns

This Burger Has Deep-Fried Lasagna Slices For Buns

Americans have turned a number of things into glorious, glorious buns for our burgers and sandwiches, like grilled cheese sandwiches and pieces of fried chicken. This week, the restaurant PYT in Philadelphia has deep-fried slices of lasagna to use as hamburger buns in their aptly named “Lasagna-Bun Burger.” [More]

Is It Time To Say Goodbye To McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder?

Is It Time To Say Goodbye To McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder?

Nearly four years ago, McDonald’s added the Angus Third Pounder to the menu, making it the company’s first new burger offering in eight years, and leading to the inevitable rash of “anus burger” signs. But now comes a report that the sandwich is set to vanish forever. [More]