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Want Free Tickets To A Tampa Bay Rays Game? Eat This 4-Pound Burger And A Pound Of Fries

Over at the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse, or wherever baseball people hang out (a clubhouse makes sense, right?) I imagine there was a conversation after the Arizona Diamondbacks revealed its 18-inch, $25 corndog stuffed with cheese and bacon. And it went a little something like this… [More]

Hold Your Burger This Way To Keep Toppings From Squirting Out When You Bite Into It

Hold Your Burger This Way To Keep Toppings From Squirting Out When You Bite Into It

The World Wide Web is a valuable thing, indeed. Without it, how would we know that all the rules we’ve learned about eating hamburgers have been wrong, so wrong? Now we know, and from this moment on, you can save those delicious burger fixings from squirting unceremoniously out the back when you take a bite. [More]

PYT's latest attempt at slowly giving everyone in Philadelphia heart disease (photo from the PYT Facebook page)

We Live In A World Where The Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger Is A Real Thing

If you were to make a Venn diagram showing the overlap of bacon, frying oil, cream filling, and “perpetual-adolescence wish-fulfillment,” you’d find the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger. [More]

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Choose Your Own Dining Adventure: Eat A Tasty Burger? Or Keep Jaw Intact?

Usually while dining out, the restaurant experience lends itself to a fairly ho-hum set of decisions: Tap water or sparkling? Side salad or potatoes? But then there’s the choice of whether or not to eat a triple-decker burger or keep your jaw in the un-dislocated position. A British woman took the culinary road less traveled and decided to go for it, sans fork and knife, and had to have her jaw reset. Maybe it was all worth it, though — that one bite was “amazing.” [More]

Dig in, Charles.

Cleveland Restaurants Offer Free Hamburgers For Life To Man Who Helped Save Kidnap Victims

Despite the initial PR grab on McDonald’s part to get in touch with Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who was instrumental in saving three women who had been kidnapped after he noticed one of them while on his porch eating a Big Mac. While McD’s hasn’t followed up, the man’s hometown restaurants are instead issuing him the opportunity to dine on hamburgers free of charge for the rest of his life. [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]

World's Oldest Hamburger

Mummified McDonald’s Burger Found In Closet, Still Looks Edible

What happens if you forget about a fast-food meal for a decade and a half? Visually, not a whole heck of a lot. A Utah man set out to show his friends that a burger would remain unchanged if it sat around for a few weeks. The onions and pickle shriveled a little bit, but that was all. Six years later, the family moved and found the burger stuffed in a coat pocket. It looked pretty much the same. Now, seven years after that, it pretty much looks the same. Does that tell us anything about fast food, though? Not really. [More]

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Which Is Worse To Find In Your Burger: Horsemeat Or Feces?

As Europe continues to spiral into horsemeat contamination pandemonium, it can be kinda easy to feel smug, sitting pretty over here in the United States with our horse-free burgers. But lest ye forget that there are other food dangers out there, it’s good to remind ourselves that grossness can strike in other, hooveless forms. [More]

Shake Shack, Smashburger Lead Growth Of "Better Burger" Chains

Shake Shack, Smashburger Lead Growth Of "Better Burger" Chains

Smaller fast-food chains that make “better” burgers are growing faster than their larger rivals, according to a new report — though in some cases, the chains are still very small. Shake Shack grew by 133% in 2010, and now has seven stores. Smashburger had the second highest growth rate, at 116%. and now has 93 branches. [More]

777-Pound Burger Is World's Largest

777-Pound Burger Is World's Largest

Just a few days ago, some scrappy Canadians held the Guinness World Record for largest hamburger, but now an American concoction has flattened the previous record holder like so much Canadian bacon. Weighing in at 777 pounds, overwhelming the previous titlist’s 590 pounds, Juicy’s Outlaw Burger set the new record Saturday at the Alameda County Fair in California. It took six people to lug the bun on top to complete the monstrosity. [More]

So What Does A $777 Burger Actually Taste Like?

So What Does A $777 Burger Actually Taste Like?

For some reason we can’t fathom, our siblings at Consumer Reports didn’t include the $777 burger at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas in its survey of the country’s best and worst burgers. So it was left up to the folks at NPR to try out the high-priced hamburger for those of us who either can’t afford or would never, ever in a million years spend that much on a food product. [More]

Burger King Crowns The Pizza Burger

Burger King Crowns The Pizza Burger

If you’re hungry, live in New York and can’t decide whether you want a pizza or hamburger, the Burger King Pizza Burger may be for you. [More]

Strangely Beautiful Map Shows Territory Controlled In The
Fast Food Wars

Strangely Beautiful Map Shows Territory Controlled In The Fast Food Wars

I had always assumed that McDonalds’ hamburger hegemony of the United States, if not the world, was complete. I was wrong. Clearly, I need to leave the Northeast more. The above map shows the dominant burger chains in different parts of the United States. The black dots represent the density of McDonald’s, and other colors represent…everyone else. [More]

USDA Not So Sure Ammonia-Injected Beef Is Safe

USDA Not So Sure Ammonia-Injected Beef Is Safe

Thanks to findings presented by the New York Times, the USDA took away an exemption from routine testing it had given to meat from Beef Products, Inc., which supplies ammonia-injected beef to grocery stores and fast food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King. [More]

Why E. Coli Still Makes Its Way Into Your Meat Supply

Why E. Coli Still Makes Its Way Into Your Meat Supply

Before you bite into that juicy hamburger, you might want to better understand how the meat industry creates, tests (or doesn’t test), then distributes ground beef. A detailed investigation by Michael Moss at the New York Times proves eating it is “still a gamble. Neither the system meant to make the meat safe, nor the meat itself, is what consumers have been led to believe.”

Hope And Pray This Canned Burger Makes It To The U.S.

Hope And Pray This Canned Burger Makes It To The U.S.

Reader NORMLgirl, the very person who alerted us to Perky Jerky, has spotted another culinary wonder — the canned burger.

Americans Love Burgers. A Lot.

Americans Love Burgers. A Lot.

Apparently burgers are recession-proof. In fact, according to a recent survey cited by the Boston Globe, “It may be one area of food service where [consumers] are less willing to cut back, despite the current economic environment.” We didn’t know there was a shortage of burger options in the U.S., to be honest, but about half of us think restuarants should offer more burger variety.

Find The Best Burgers With Handy Hotlist

Find The Best Burgers With Handy Hotlist

Sure, there’s a time for highfalutin fancy food, but for many Americans, it always comes back to burger basics. Find out which burgers are the top contenders with Style.com’s Hamburger Hotlist. The list contains new entries, reader’s picks and editor’s picks. See the current top 5 reader-picked burgers, inside…