Craving some lasagna with your burger? How about four more patties? Or is it steak tartare that tickles your fancy? The world of burgers is full of excitement these days, to say the least. Loosen your belt buckles and discover what some of the premier burger joints from around the world are grilling up!
The Ringmaster: Straw’s Famous Donut Burger
Straw, San Francisco, CA
This equal parts desert/entrée burger has organic ground beef, melted cheddar and jack cheese, and the piece de résistance, a house-made glazed donut bun. Don’t forget to add maple-glazed bacon!
The Behemoth and Jump in the Fryer Burgers
Grill ‘em All, Alhambra, CA
At Grill ‘em All, you can dive into the Behemoth burger complete with grilled cheese buns, cheddar, bbq sauce, bacon, grilled onion, and pickles. You read that right: the burger is stacked between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Not your style? Order up the Jump in the Fryer: sweet waffle buns, cheddar, fried chicken, bacon, maple, and sriracha. A play on chicken and waffles, it's the brunch of champions!
The Triple Cheezus…+2
Pauly’s Diner, Taupo, New Zealand
Pauly’s Diner has a Triple Cheezus burger challenge that dares customers to down a burger with three patties. After completing this task, one man decided to take on the quintuple Cheezus burger with five, count ‘em, FIVE patties. Surprisingly, he successfully conquered the beast and downed the whole thing.
The Lasagna Burger
Slater’s 50/50, CA
This limited edition burger has an Italian sausage and beef patty, marinara sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and fresh basil leaves. Completing this burger is a fried cheese lasagna bun... mama mia! Those are thick slices of breaded lasagna on either side of that patty. Check out the BOM vault for a list of their most recent creations.
Original db Burger
DB Bistro Moderne, NYC
Ohh la la! This pinky-up creation is full of decadent details. Comprised of a sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs, foie gras, and black truffle and surrounded by a parmesan bun, you can treat yourself to this fanciful sandwich for the low low price of $35!
Raw Steak Tartare
Flip Burger Boutique, Multiple Locations
If you’re ever in the mood for an aesthetic experience alongside your gastronomic journey, try Flip Burger Boutique’s Raw Steak Tartare burger. With beef tenderloin, capers, fried egg, cornichons, frisee, pickled shallots, and smoked mayo, this burger is meant for those with refined tastebuds.
The Burgers at Umami Burger
At Umami Burger, “culinary ninjas take high-quality, naturally umami-rich ingredients and transform them into memorable and crave-able taste experiences..." Expect combinations like the Truffle Burger with truffled aioli, house truffle cheese, truffle glaze; the K-BBQ Burger with Gochujang glaze, caramelized kimchi, sesame aioli, Korean ketchup, scallion-cilantro salad; and the original Umami Burger with Parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, Umami ketchup. While these burgers are about average (when compared to the behemoths in the prior slides), the flavor combinations definitely put them in the outrageous category.
Macaroni and Cheese Attack Burger
Rockit Burger Bar, Chicago, IL
For anyone who’s so over the ramen burger, take a swing at Rockit Burger’s Macaroni and Cheese Attack! Chef Amanda Downing figured the progression of the ridiculous bun trend would naturally be toward mac n’ cheese… because what’s not to love!? Bonus: It’s deep fried to seal in all of that melty, cheesy, goodness.
Bacon Bomb Explosion
Florida State Fair
This is pure evil in burger form. Made with fresh ground chuck seasoned with ranch and BBQ sauce and special spices, it’s filled with bacon crumbles and shaped and layered with a lattice of fresh bacon. On top of that witchcraft, it's slow roasted with hickory smoke until golden brown and served with your choice of cheeses and more bacon, if you can handle it. The power of Christ compels you!
Matt’s Place Drive-In, Butte, MT
At Montana’s oldest drive-in restaurant, they serve up a burger topped with a crushed peanut mayonnaise. You heard right. While it may sound unappealing, it's actually the hottest item on the menu! You should try everything at least once, right?