Bill Binns

Why Are Wendy’s Burgers Square? Blame Dave Thomas’ Grandma

Always listen to your grandmother. That’s the takeaway we’re getting from the story of how Wendy’s iconic square burger patties came to be. [More]


Shake Shack Offering Free Burgers Today — But You’ll Have To Act Quickly

The good news: you can get a free burger at Shake Shack today. The bad news: you’ll have to get there quickly because they’re only offering the freebies to the first 100 customers at each location. [More]

Eric Kilby

East Coast Chain Tasty Burger Says Chipotle’s Tasty Made Is Ripping Off Its Name & Logo

While there may be some Chipotle customers who are excited to try the company’s new burger concept, dubbed Tasty Made, there’s at least one party that’s not so jazzed: an East Coast burger business called Tasty Burger that claims Chipotle is ripping off its name and logo. [More]


Chipotle Will Open Its First Burger Restaurant In Ohio This Fall

Chipotle is hoping its customers have gotten over that whole food-borne illness thing and will trust it to make tasty burgers, with its new venture dubbed “Tasty Made.” [More]

Mike Mozart

McDonald’s Serving Aussie Angus ‘N’ Egg Burger To Customers Down Under

Although McDonald’s has made quite a splash with its all-day breakfast here in the U.S., there are some breakfast items the fast food chain has yet to take on. Like the breakfast burger, a staple at any diner worth its salt. McDonald’s is dipping a toe into those waters in Australia, where it’s serving up the Aussie Angus ‘n’ Egg burger. [More]

Josh Bassett

Everyone Still Loves Chick-Fil-A; Chipotle, Not So Much

There’s good news out there for most of the big restaurant and fast-food chains: customers who like them, continue to like them, and overall find everything about their experiences to be entirely satisfactory.


Scott DeFillippo/Consumerist

5 Pro Tips For Making A Juicy, Delicious Burger This Memorial Day

You can see it now, can’t you, in your mind’s eye? It’s juicy, it’s delicious, it’s cooked perfectly, and you made it: it’s your ideal Memorial Day burger. Let us help you get there with a few handy tips that will help your fantasy burger become a reality this holiday weekend. [More]

Beyond Meat

Meatless Burger That Bleeds Pulverized Beet Juice Debuts At Colorado Whole Foods

Biting into a burger and having the juices drip out of it has, until recently, been an experience only enjoyed by meat eaters. Vegetarians might join them soon, with a new meatless burger for sale at Whole Foods that bleeds beet juice instead of beef juice.

Burger King’s Mascot Is Actually Fluent In Sign Language, Seeks ‘Whopper’ Sign

Burger King’s Mascot Is Actually Fluent In Sign Language, Seeks ‘Whopper’ Sign

All this time that Burger King has had commercials featuring their silent, plastic-headed King mascot, have you ever wondered what the King might have to say if he did more than stare at people with his mouth frozen open? The King, it turns out, is fluent in American Sign Language, and just hasn’t had anyone to talk to in his previous ad appearances. Maybe. Friday, however, is National ASL Day, and the King wants to have a new sign for “Whopper” ready for the occasion. [More]

Morton Fox

Competing Chain Offers Five Guys Hamburglar A Year Of Free Burgers If He Turns Himself In

Who says competitors can’t try to help each other out? Wayback Burgers is stepping up to help lure in the real life hamburglar who cooked himself up a snack in the kitchen of a closed Five Guys in Washington D.C. with what should be a tempting reward: free burgers for a year. [More]

DC Metro Police Department

Police: Real Life Hamburglar Breaks Into Five Guys, Cooks Himself A Snack

In yet another episode that shows real life hamburglars are walking among us, police say a man made himself the sixth guy at a Five Guys restaurant, breaking into the joint at night and cooking himself a bite to eat. [More]

Jeepers Media

Real Life Hamburglar Stole 33 Cases Of Burger King Whoppers From Back Of Delivery Truck

Contrary to what you may have believed your entire life, it turns out that the Hamburglar is not a character limited solely to pilfering beef patties from McDonald’s. How else might one explain how 33 cases of Burger King Whoppers went missing from the back of a truck recently? [More]

Black Angus Burgers Sold At Walmart May Contain Pieces Of Wood

Black Angus Burgers Sold At Walmart May Contain Pieces Of Wood

Do you have any boxes of Walmart house brand Black Angus beef burgers with Vidalia onions lurking in your freezer? If so, time to check labels: almost 90,000 pounds of that specific burger type (about 44,784 boxes) has been recalled because there may be “extraneous wood materials” in the meat. [More]

Canadian Chain Decides To Stuff Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Into A Burger And Call It A Day

Canadian Chain Decides To Stuff Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Into A Burger And Call It A Day

Sometimes, when you make a big move, you don’t have to do anything, just sit back and watch the jaws drop and arteries clog: a Canadian restaurant chain has lit up the internet by debuting a burger stuffed — and topped — with Reese’s peanut butter cups.


McDonald’s Now Offering A 100% Organic Burger… In Germany

McDonald’s Now Offering A 100% Organic Burger… In Germany

In an attempt to turn around sluggish sales and capture the always desirable millennial market, McDonald’s has introduced new and revised old menu items: offering kale, beefing up the Quarter Pounder, and adding all-day breakfast just to name a few. The company’s latest ploy: an organic hamburger. But there’s a catch — it’s only available in Germany. [More]

Scott DeFillippo/Consumerist

We Tried It: 4 Ways To Cook A Burger That’s Safe To Eat But Doesn’t Taste Like Leather

For many beef buffs, the idea of a hamburger cooked anything beyond medium rare is blasphemous. Unfortunately, not cooking your ground beef to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit puts you at risk of ingesting bacteria like E. coli or enterococcus, including some strains that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. But does cooking beef to a safe temperature mean you’re doomed to a dry, tasteless hockey puck sandwich? [More]

McDonald's increased the amount of beef in its Quarter Pounder.

McDonald’s Officially Beefs Up The Quarter Pounder, Could Prices Be Increasing Too?

Back in June, McDonald’s was mum on whether or not there was truth to reports that it would up the beef in its Quarter Pounder. Today, we received confirmation as the company has officially added 0.25 ounces to the burger. But now that there’s more meat between the buns, will it mean more money from our wallets? [More]

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


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]