Do You Have A Secret For Cooking A Well-Done Burger That Doesn’t Taste Like A Hockey Puck?

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To all the burger buffs out there: When you’re cooking your favorite sandwich and someone asks for their burger to be cooked well-done, do you ostracize them and declare them unwelcome on your lands until they apologize, or do you have a go-to method for cooking a non-pink patty that you’re not ashamed of? [More]

The White Castle Story: The Birth Of Fast Food & The Burger Revolution

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Back in 1921, when Edgar Waldo “Billy” Ingram and Walter Anderson imagined what their legacy would ultimately be, they probably didn’t believe that the country’s first fast food burger chain would become the subject of a movie about two pot-smoking pals caught up in a raunchy quest for a sack of small, square White Castle burgers. [More]

McDonald’s Beefing Up Its Quarter Pounder Patty

McDonald’s Beefing Up Its Quarter Pounder Patty

Earlier this year, McDonald’s announced it would revamp its burger process by searing the beef and toasting the buns. Apparently, though, that’s not enough for the Golden Arches, so more changes are in store: adding meat to the quarter pounder. [More]

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Will A Toastier Bun Make You Want To Eat A McDonald’s Burger?

By now, most of us are aware that McDonald’s is struggling to attract and retain new customers – mainly those labeled as millennials. The fast food giant’s latest attempt to turn things around doesn’t involve a plethora of new artisanal or healthy menu items. Instead, it entails making sure your order comes out piping hot and correct. [More]

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How Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s Became One Giant Burger Chain With Two Names

Does a fast food chain by any other name smell as… burger-like? Even though Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s now share (almost) the same menu, the same graphic design elements in their branding, and the same parent company, they still retain their original names and there is virtually no geographic overlap of the two brands. While the only significant difference between Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s might be their names, for more than 30 years the two companies were worlds apart. [More]

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. Slaps A Hot Dog & Potato Chips On A Cheeseburger, Calls It “Most American Thickburger”

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. Slaps A Hot Dog & Potato Chips On A Cheeseburger, Calls It “Most American Thickburger”

When it comes to stacking meat-upon-meat, pretty much nothing surprises us these days. So a hot dog on a hamburger? Pretty much inevitable (see: bacon on hamburgers). Adding potato chips? Sure, why not get it all done with at once. That’s the lineup for the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s upcoming Most American Thickburger. [More]

McDonald’s Launching Line Of Bigger Burgers For A Limited Time

McDonald’s Launching Line Of Bigger Burgers For A Limited Time

In the latest in a series of changes announced by McDonald’s as it tries to win its way back into the hearts and mouths of consumers, the chain is launching a line of larger burgers starting later this month, for a limited time. [More]

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Zambia Will Soon Be The Home Of The Whopper

Burger King has spent this decade changing up its business model and potentially the way the entire fast food business works. Part of their bold strategy has been rapid international expansion with the help of their franchisees. What’s the next big growth market for the chain? Africa. [More]

PYT’s $144 Groupon Deal Entitles Pass Bearers To A Burger And Fries Every Day For A Year

PYT’s $144 Groupon Deal Entitles Pass Bearers To A Burger And Fries Every Day For A Year

If you live in Philadelphia or New York City and consider yourself the true burger king/queen, you might want to jump on a current Groupon deal that could keep you in burgers and fries every day for an entire year for only $144. That is, if your body can handle such a thing. Yes, this is real. [More]

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9 Billion Burgers Served At U.S. Restaurants Last Year

Oof. Can you feel it? I’m talking about the feeling of nine billion burgers hitting American stomachs last year. Across the country, fast-food joints, casual dining restaurants and other eateries served up 3% more burgers in 2014 than in 2013. And while surely some of those never made it to their intestinal destinations, that’s still a lot of burger eating. [More]

Charlotte Hornets Offer Fans Burger With 8 Pounds Of Meat For $70

Charlotte Hornets Offer Fans Burger With 8 Pounds Of Meat For $70

While sports fans might not always get to feast on the delicious joy that comes with winning a hard-fought game, there are always crazy concession items to focus on and take part of that losing pain away. Enter the Charlotte Hornets’ entry into insane food concoctions: A burger featuring eight pounds of meat for the bargain price of $70. [More]

A veggie burger, but not one with plant blood. (ChrisGoldNY)

Would You Eat A Veggie Burger That Bleeds?

If your first reaction to the above headline is “Oh my god oh oh my god why is a burger made from vegetables bleeding,” you’re not alone. Rest easy, my meat eschewing friends, these vegetarian burgers are only juicing “blood” made from plants. [More]

Craving Pizza And Burgers? White Castle Has You Covered

Have you ever been hungry late at night, but unsure whether you wanted to get burgers or pizza? Your dilemma has been solved, and not by that Pizza Hut monstrosity with tiny cheeseburgers in its crusts. No, this time it’s White Castle that has you covered: their “Slider Italiano Fest” features a pizza slider: that is, a slice of pepperoni, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese on an original (beef) slider. There are also chicken-based sliders. [Brand Eating]

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Burger King Japan Creates Black Cheese For Its Black Burger And I Don’t Know How To Feel

If the saying is true and we eat first with our eyes, hope you’re hungry for some garbage bags: Burger King Japan has introduced a new black cheese to match its black burgers. And while I normally applaud any iteration of cheese in general, chowing down on a melted piece of Darth Vader’s helmet isn’t exactly an appetizing thought. [More]

This Burger Has More Burgers Instead Of Buns

This Burger Has More Burgers Instead Of Buns

Do you like the idea of KFC’s Double Down in theory, but prefer beef to chicken? In California, Fatburger has your back. Well, your bun. Instead of the lettuce-wrapped patties that are what you normally get as low-carb/gluten-free options, Fatburger has gone ahead and sandwiched a burger between two more burgers. [More]

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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]