When it comes to the fast food industry, no one — and I mean no one — compares to McDonald’s. Forget the food: I’m talking about the company as a whole. They’re the biggest and the best, no comparison.
The Golden Arches made nearly $1.4 billion profit — that’s billion! — in the last quarter. Burger King? $75.1 million. Wendy’s? $29 million. McDonald’s has more than 35,000 locations worldwide. Combined, Wendy’s, Burger King and Taco Bell have about 26,000.
Fall means one thing in New Mexico: green chile season. Throughout the state, grocery store parking lots fill with barrel-shaped roasters that tumble green chiles over open flames. Locals scramble to stockpile their stash because, when it comes to the state vegetable, New Mexicans are hoarders. And, although we’ll slap green chile on anything remotely edible, a classic combination is the green chile cheeseburger – abbreviated to GCCB. You’ll find this combo pretty much wherever burgers are served. Here are some of Santa Fe’s highlights. (more…)
It was the strangest thing: There I was in the drive-thru of my local Carl’s Jr. waiting to place an order when the following recorded voice greeted me:
“Hi and welcome to Carl’s Jr.! Would you like to try one of our Six-Dollar Burgers on our new fresh baked buns today?”
I was completely confused. Why all of a sudden was Carl’s Jr. offering fresh baked buns? When did it get so uppity? What was wrong with my usual $2.50 burger under a heat lamp? I didn’t want fresh baked buns, especially if I had to spend $6 or $7 for them. Who would buy this? (more…)
The Philly Cheesesteak may be synonymous with the city of brotherly love, but there are plenty of intriguing burgers worth a trip.
Chef Jose Garces, the mind behind Village Whiskey, offers burgers with extravagant toppings, like the $26 Whiskey King with foie gras, applewood bacon, Rogue blue cheese, and maple bourbon glazed cipollini onions. If that’s not enough richness, order the duck fat fries with cheddar and short rib. You’ll bust a gut, and possibly your wallet, but it will all be worth it. (more…)
The patty melt, the cousin of the all-popular hamburger, is usually comprised of rye bread, cheese, onions, and a hamburger patty cooked in a frying pan. As the onions caramelize and cheese melts over the whole thing, the sandwich is then pressed much like a panini.
While many restaurants might offer a patty melt on the menu, few places have perfected it. Here are five places that do the patty melt justice: (more…)
The city of Boston has always been known for its resilient citizens. With the marathon events still fresh in our minds, there is no denying that Boston is strong and will always be. As the center of New England, the city of Boston has some of the best sports teams and most interesting places to eat. When it comes to their burger scene, you’ll find some of the more appealing choices out there. (more…)
There are many ways to create a patty without meat or animal byproducts. While the many methods each have their pros and cons, there are some burger options that might even fool the average meat-eater. Here are five: (more…)
With a few exceptions, I’ve been to every major burger establishment in the LA area, whether it’s made some kind of Top Burgers list or someone has just run up to me shouting “You’ve got to try this burger, idiot!”
I have purposely not included Pie ‘n Burger and Apple Pan because I feel they are they are a bit overhyped and not necessarily deserving. I know I may be in the minority here, and I’m willing to accept the consequences.
So, without further ado, my top 5 burgers in LA: (more…)
Without a doubt, one of the richest burger scenes in the world is found in New York City. The approximately 8 million people who live in the world’s premier city have easy access to its sheer litany of burgers. But a city’s inhabitants can’t keep their great burgers all to themselves.
Before I travel, I always research the most buzzworthy burgers. The following list comprises 10 New York City burgers that are currently tempting me to travel all the way from Montreal to the center of the world, because they stand out from the large pack of thousands. (more…)