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McDonald’s Adds ‘Pho Burger’ To Vietnam Menu

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s Vietnam

When I think of pho, I’m taken back to the many comfort meals I’d enjoy at home, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Taking down a piping bowl of rich, aromatic pho was probably one of my greatest delights growing up.

Well, it looks like McDonald’s Vietnam is looking to capture some of those delights in the motherland, as they’ve taken elements of the iconic Vietnamese noodle soup and turned it into a Pho Burger.

The burger features two beef patties sourced from Vietnam’s neighboring Australia, an egg patty, pho centric herbs, and cilantro. McDonald’s also took pho broth and reduced it down to a thick sauce to finish off the Pho Burger, served on an English Muffin.

Not sure how I feel about the lack of noodles if they’re calling it a pho burger, though.

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s Vietnam

You can also order Vietnamese Iced Coffee to go along with your burger. If you’re a fan of robust drip coffee paired with sweet condensed milk, it is definitely a must-try. Though not quite sure how strong McDonald’s makes theirs.

Not super sure if the new burger is meant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but hey, I feel that way about regular pho. It kind of goes with every meal.

You can find the burger and coffee combination at participating McDonald’s locations in Vietnam.

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Hawaiian BBQ And Burgers Collide In This Mouthwatering Mashup

If you’re in Orange County, chances are you’ve heard of or been to Stacks Pancake House. Known for creative entrees that draw inspirations from Hawaii, Japan, Korea, and beyond, the breakfast and lunch spot has opened up a few locations throughout the area.

They’ve become a go-to spot of mine since I moved down to Orange County a few years back, so when Foodbeast had the chance to team up with restaurants for OC Burger Week, I knew that I wanted to do something cool with Stacks.

The idea we came up with takes a classic burger and amps it up with inspirations from Hawaiian BBQ. Known as the BBQ Kalua Pork Burger, the photo above is ample evidence to show just how mouthwatering the combo can be.

Owner Nixon Tanuwidjaja uses as much house-made Kalua Pork as there is ground beef in the patty for his burger. That’s met with an equally massive mound of Cheddar Jack cheese, brought together with Hawaiian bbq sauce and coleslaw inside of a Portuguese bun. A scoop of mac salad on the side completes the feast of a Hawaiian burger experience, although there’s tots, fries, or salad you can have alongside it, too.

This collab between Stacks Pancake House and myself is going to be available at all of their locations during Burger Week, put on by the OC Restaurant Association. For those not in the know, Stacks has four locations in Orange County: Newport Beach, Irvine, Dana Point, and Mission Viejo.

You can get it for pick-up or to-go from July 12th through the 18th. Recommend grabbing a few extra napkins on the way out, too.

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Film/Television

Someone Recreated The Nasty Patty From ‘Spongebob’ And It Went Viral

Fans of SpongeBob Squarepants may remember the first appearance of the Nasty Patty, a disgusting burger designed by the titular SpongeBob and his boss Mr. Krabs to fend off a fake health inspector trying to score free food. A creative individual decided to turn the grotesque menu item into a real-life burger, complete with the same visually nauseating aesthetic.

SpongeBob fan Danny Jay Do posted on his Facebook a side-by-side shot of his Nasty Patty. Do made a turkey burger he crusted in pea snap crumbs and topped it with a goat cheese and garlic aioli, a pea turkey gravy, Swiss chard veins and leaves, and sandwiched everything in between cranberry brioche buns baked by his sister.

Definitely a far cry from the original set of ingredients: Volcano sauce, seahorse radish, toenail clippings and fried with old gym socks.

Posted last Friday, the image went viral, garnering more than a thousand reshares through the platform. Do even went as far as shouting out viral YouTube pop culture chef Binging with Babish hoping the creator would have eyes on the sandwich.

Fingers crossed, my friend. Wonder if this talented young man has any other burger creations in the books?

Feature Image Courtesy of @DannyDoIt
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Restaurants

TGIFridays’ New Loaded Burger Stuffs CHEESE FRIES Inside For One Amazing Mouthful

Many of us have been cooking from home these last couple of months and we’ve REALLY been craving something decadent to treat ourselves with. It seems we’ll have to look no further than the nearest TGI Fridays as their latest menu addition is one for the books.

Meet the Loaded Cheese Fry Burger.

This massive entree features a beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onions. The burger is stuffed with loaded bacon cheese fries that’s drenched in poblano queso between two toasted buns. It’s finished with a loaded potato skin as garnish.

Man, that’s a lot of starch for a burger and we’re all about it. Especially since each order also comes with a side of additional fries.

Check out TGI Fridays’ Loaded Cheese Fry Burger at participating restaurant locations nationwide.

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Fast Food

Carl’s Jr. Tests New Spicy Western Bacon Cheeseburger That’s Available For Delivery

Photo Courtesy of Carl’s Jr.

While most fast food locations in Los Angeles have closed down their dining areas, the drive-thrus remain open for customers to get their burger fix. Carl’s Jr. stores in California have actually rolled out a new burger during these uncertain times that may bring some warmth to this cold uncertainty we’re all living in.

Behold, the Spicy Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Not your father’s Western Bacon Cheeseburger, this new iteration features the addition of Pepperjack cheese and Caliente Jalapeños  to compliment the staple charbroiled beef patty, crispy strips of bacon, tangy barbecue sauce, and a couple plump onion rings.

The burger is available in three forms: single patty, double patty, and triple patty. Whatever size fits your hunger best.

For those trying to avoid going out to get their fast food, both Postmates and UBER Eats are offering free delivery where available with Carl’s Jr. delivery is active through UBER Eats until the end of March. For Postmates, all you have to do is use the code CARLSJRNOW through April 6.

Stay safe out there, Foodbeasts!

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Here’s How to Get a Free Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Right Now

What’s not to love about Wendy’s? Our favorite red-haired mascot has been serving up budget-friendly Frostys and juicy, square burgers since forever, but delivering quality food isn’t where she draws the line.

For the next couple of weeks, Wendy’s is rewarding only the most devoted fans with all the best perks you can imagine. Get moving, because right now you can snag a Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger for free.

How to Get a Free Wendy’s Burger

We know what you’re thinking—what’s the catch? First, you’ll have to download the Wendy’s app. Once you do that, navigate to the “Explore” page, click “Offers” and you’re welcomed into a whole new world of deals, from $1 large soft drinks to free Baconator fries with a mobile purchase.

To get a free Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, you’ll have to tack on at least one purchase, no matter the price tag. Buy a soft drink or any size order of fries and you can redeem the burger just like that. You have to admit, lunch for under $2 is a pretty great deal.

The app also includes deals like $1 off any entree salad and $2 off a Baconator combo. (See which Wendy’s salads are the healthiest.) With the purchase of any Premium Sandwich, you’ll automatically get a free order of medium fries. Don’t wait—go to Wendy’s right now and thank us later.

This is how Wendy’s Baconator ranked in our top 10 fast-food cheeseburgers.

Why You Have to Move Fast

Wendy’s is no stranger to rewarding fans with free burgers—they actually did it just last summer in honor of National Cheeseburger Day. But like all the best things, the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger deal won’t be around for long. The expiration date on the app reads now through August 19, meaning you’ve got a little more than two weeks to claim yours.

Unfortunately, you can only redeem the burger once, so if you’re headed to Wendy’s today for your free burger, make it count. (And if you feel like splurging on a Frosty, we won’t tell.)


Article by Laurie Dixon for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

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Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger

 In celebration of Nickelodeon’s return of “All That” — the iconic children’s comedy sketch show which garnered much attention in the 90s — a Good Burger pop-up restaurant, inspired by the sketches and full-length film featuring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, has opened in Hollywood, California. The pop-up opened up to the public on Wednesday, July 10th and will remain at the 7100 W Santa Monica Blvd location until the end of 2019.

The menu was created by Eggslut founder Chef Alvin Cailan and will include Good Burgers, Good Chunks, a Good Wich, as well as many Good assortment of sides. There will also be gluten-free options and a premium Beyond Meat burger.

Can’t make it to the eating experience? No problem. Good Burger will also deliver your orders through Postmates which will be available during the entirety of the pop-up’s opening. As a part of the celebration, all of your Good Burger orders through Postmates during the week of July 29th will also include free delivery.

Tickets for the event are currently on sale now at https://www.goodburgerpopup.com.

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You’ll Need To Lei Down After This Slater’s 50/50 x King’s Hawaiian’s Item Collaboration

When you think of Hawaiian food, the first items to come to mind are probably poke and musubi. But brace yourselves, mainlanders, because Slater’s 50/50 wants to add a burger to that list! In celebration of  Hawaiian Foods Week, the award-winning gastropub chain has partnered with the iconic KING’S HAWAIIAN to bring us the mac daddy of patties. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Big Island Feast

The burger, which serves a luau’s worth at 4 to 6 people, features a 2 ½ pound, signature 50/50 patty – named for its 50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon composition. It’s then topped with grilled pineapple, a full can of fried SPAM, cole slaw, four sunny side up eggs, and six slices of American cheese. 

Swaddled in a full KING’S HAWAIIAN Round Loaf and drizzled with teriyaki sauce, this meat behemoth is served tableside and cut as if it were a cake, like the glorious spectacle it is. As if that weren’t sufficient, it comes with a SPAM’s can worth of macaroni salad, just in case you have any room left in your stomach at all.

The result is a decadent, but well-balanced tribute to Hawaii’s unique food culture – a culinary lovechild born out of native Hawaiian cuisine blended with various cultural and ethnic influences from the island nation’s thriving immigrant population. 

If you’re not ready to devour this entire behemoth, you can order the smaller version of the burger called the “King’s Luau,” also served on King’s Hawaiian rolls.

The Big Island Feast is available through September at all Slater’s 50/50 locations, so assemble a team of fellow gluttons and indulge before it’s too late. 

Photos by Pete Pham


Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian