Fast Food

Black Truffle XT Burger, Burger King Goes High Class in Hong Kong

It wasn’t so long ago that all you needed to do to make any burger more decadent was add a few strips of bacon. But as time went on, bacon just wasn’t enough (blasphemy!) and the landscape of the fast food industry started to focus on different elements of the burger to appeal to a more epicurean tastes. What started as a simple bacon addition grew into changes like 100% Angus beef patties, artisan rolls and aged chipotle chile sauce. Now it seems that Burger King Hong Kong is upping the ante of fast food sophistication with the release of their Black Truffle Angus XT Burger.

In addition to the Angus beef patty, this burger is topped with bacon, cheese, curly endive greens, a black truffle-infused mayonnaise and comprises the latest sandwich in BK’s King’s Collection line in the Hong Kong region. For those curious burger connoisseurs who might happen to be in the area to try out this tasty new burger, it’ll wind up costing you about $4.90 for the sandwich itself, and $6.40 with fries and a drink.

The promotion’s only for a limited time though, so if you’re touring the Hong Kong area and feel the need to indulge in this bourgeois burger, you might want to hurry it along.

Packaged Food

Ball Park Introduces New Beef Patty Line

They say that in life, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I say that in backyard barbecues, “Where there are hot dogs, there are burgers.” Did I just quote myself? “Yes.”

Burgers and dogs are just one of those iconic combinations; Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Michael Bay and explosions, America and childhood obesity. If you think about it, it’s really tough to separate the two. Think of any fast food chain — or any restaurant, for that matter — that serves hot dogs on their menu. Odds are, that same establishment also hocks burgers somewhere on their menu. So it really is no surprise that Ball Park has released it’s own line of fully-cooked burger patties just in time for this Memorial Day weekend and the kick off summer and the BBQ season.

Each all-beef patty comes frozen and fully cooked and only needs 2-3 minutes on a fiery grill or 1 minute in the microwave before serving to hungry guests. Best of all, these pre-seasoned morsels come in assortment of different flavors including Beef  & Cheese and Beef & Onion.

If you’re a fan of hot dogs, you’re probably a fan of burgers and if you’re a fan of Ball Park hot dogs you’ll probably dig the new burgers. That is, unless I’ve stumbled into some parallel universe where people adore hot dogs and despise hamburgers. I mean really who really enjoys hot dogs and NOT burgers??



McDonald's: Unveils Angus Snack Wraps

Just because McDonald’s is on the world-leading-cusp of offerring Burgers world-wide, it doesn’t mean they aren’t human…or have feelings. This week they will be unveiling a “non-swaggerjacked” menu item in the form of Angus Snack Wraps. Yes, you heard right, a complete lineup of Angus Burgers stuffed into a tortilla wrap. The burgers will come in three varities, Deluxe, Bacon & Cheese, and Mushroom & Swiss. The wraps will come with the same premium burger taste and ingredients as their actual sandwich counterparts, but in the portability of a snack wrap. These guys will be available on August 10th, 2010.