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Ruby Tuesday’s New Pretzel Bun Burgers are the ‘Sexiest’ By Far


Why the pretzel boner, restaurant industry? More importantly, why the pretzel boner for pretzel buns that don’t look or taste anything like pretzels?

If you’re going to make a pretzel bun burger, that thing had better be twisted and salted and dipped in hot cheese. Okay, so maybe you don’t have to dip it, but I’d at least like the option of tearing off those nubby end pieces whenever I damn well please.

Luckily, Ruby Tuesday seems to get it right with its line of four new pretzel bun burgers, available August 12, starting at $8.99.


Spicy Jalapeno, Bacon Cheese, Portabella Crispy Onion and Black and Blue [Cheese] Bacon are our options du jour, each set of fillings wedged between a lame, normal pretzel bottom bun and a tricked out pretzel top bun that looks uniquely pretzel-y. The whole set comes along with a silly porny ad campaign, describing how “hot” and “thick” and “satisfying” each burger is and even asking customers to check out the “fun between the buns” in an odd, unnecessarily censored commercial.

You can head to for a $3 off coupon, just make sure not to mistype or try it on a public computer with a spotty internet connection, or that’d just be awkward for everyone.

PicThx Ruby Tuesday

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

1 reply on “Ruby Tuesday’s New Pretzel Bun Burgers are the ‘Sexiest’ By Far”

I think it was actually Wienerschnitzel that started the pretzel bun craze. They had it for their hot dogs a couple years ago. Or more. Then Slaters 50/50 made a pretzel hamburger bun. Then Wendy’s. And Wendy’s was pretty good except that it got nearly soaked by all the juice from the beef patty.

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