‘Armageddon Burger’ Prepares You for Mayan Doomsday With a Bacon Meatloaf Patty

Southern California-based burger chain Slater’s 50/50 is at it again, and this time with a burger of apocalyptic proportions.

In honor of the Mayan’s earth-destroying gift to us, Slater’s 50/50 (the proud creators of the half-ground bacon, half-ground beef patty) introduced the Armageddon Burger as its burger of the month for December.

If this is the last meal you eat, it will be quite a impactful one as it consists of a burger patty made of 50 percent beef and 50 percent rendered pancetta. That patty is then wrapped in more bacon and topped with prosciutto, arugula, mustard, and chipotle ketchup. If that isn’t enough bacon for you, the burger is sandwiched between a bacon pretzel bun.

When we asked chain Vice President of Marketing Erika DiProfio what made this burger more armageddon-like opposed to their other headline-worthy burgers such as the 100 percent ground bacon burger and even held claim to the spiciest chain burger with its 50 Alarm burger, she explained that “this burger is the ultimate comfort food…We couldn’t think of any other food that is more comforting to eat before the world ends- a bacon meatloaf burger with decadent prosciutto.

Here’s hoping that we make it past Dec. 21 so we can lust over whatever crazy invention Slater’s has in store for January’s burger of the month.


Watch These Guys Eat the Spiciest Chain Restaurant Burger

It’s called the 50 Alarm Burger, and for a chain restaurant (well, three-location chain), it’s one of the hottest, spiciest burgers you can order.

The burger features a signature fire beef patty, lined with ghost chilies, topped with sliced jalapeno, an ultra-spicy “three-alarm” Colby Jack cheese, beer battered habanero poppers, and a ghost chili bacon spread on a tame brioche bun. We swung by the Huntington Beach, CA location to give the sandwich a whirl.

Here’s a look at two of our boys signing the waiver, slipping on some gloves, and seeing who could make it. Rudy powers through it, even chomps into a second one, no problem. Geoff on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky:


Slater’s 50/50 Follows Up 100% Bacon Burger With Something So Spicy You Need a Waiver to Try

Hot off the success of their limited-time ‘Merica Burger (100% bacon patty anyone?), southern California burger chain Slater’s 50/50 is trying to make headlines once again — this time with their new ‘50 Alarm Burger.’

Coinciding with one of the hottest months of the year for Southern California, the chain’s burger of the month for August features their signature fire beef patty, topped with sliced jalapenos, three-alarm Colby Jack cheese, beer battered unseeded and aged cream cheese stuffed habanero poppers, and a ghost chili bacon spread on a white brioche bun.

Naga Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chilies) have a Scoville Heat Unit rating in the millions, ten times hotter than a concentrated habanero. So it should be noted that when going to purchase this at Slater’s 50/50, you will be asked to sign a liability release to eat the 50 Alarm burger. You know, just to save them from any legal battles you try to wage after you get an ulcer from the eating the burger: