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Cravings Restaurants

There’s A Brick of Mac and Cheese Inside This Burger

Spotted by @unlokt out in Las Vegas, Nevada is this Mac N Cheese Patty Burger from Truffles N Bacon Cafe that has my eyes as wide as my stomach after seeing the amount of Mac N Cheese it boasts.

Stuffed inside this burger is a whole brick of mac n cheese and I for one am not mad at the insane portion of it. This cheesy behemoth features baked mac n cheese, a 1/2 lb Angus patty, bacon jam, and Sriracha mayo. Truly I typed all that out with my eyes closed while imagining myself swan diving face first into this beastly burger.

The Mac N Cheese Patty Burger is one of the original burgers at Truffles N Bacon Cafe, so trust it’ll be on the menu the next time you’re in Sin City and feel like treating yourself.

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Cravings Culture Pop-Ups

This Birria Burger Has Got A Vial of Consomé Stuck Into It

Birria’s been booming, and Los Angeles is at the epicenter of the craze. We’ve seen the wonder of this Mexican dish skyrocket in popularity, serving as a catalyst for different applications of the dish to come to fruition. From pizzas to ramen to now burgers, birria’s appeal is universal.

Recognizing and showing love to the craze is East Los Angeles’s A’s BBQ, a craft barbecue pop-up owned by Alan Cruz that touts itself as ‘East Los Soul BBQ’. At A’s they’re now offering the LA Craze Burger, which features smash patties seasoned with his proprietary birria rub, chile de árbol aioli, American and Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and a 24-hour bone broth reduction encapsulated in a vial and crowning the burger triumphantly, serving as the consomé that accompanies birria.

“When creating this burger. I didn’t want to just load a burger with birria. I wanted to give you guys the experience of birria in the most “burger” way possible,” explained Cruz. The vial of bone broth reduction on top is meant to be used “as a sauce or straight sauce up the bun with it, instead of dunking [into the consomé].

Cruz admits that this is an extremely untraditional burger, and it seems he’s covered both extremes of the spectrum, as this LA Craze Burger is also the furthest from traditional birria.

This delicious rule-bending burger is now available at A’s BBQ in East Los Angeles, California.

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Fast Food Food Fashion

Carl’s Jr. And Hardee’s x Shoe Surgeon Collab Yields SWEET Burger Kicks

Photo courtesy of Hardee’s & Carl’s Jr.

Sneakerheads and burger enthusiasts, this is your moment.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have teamed up with iconic sneaker designer Dominic Chambrone, AKA The Shoe Surgeon, to create some exclusive kicks for the chains’ newest burger launch.

The upcoming Steakhouse Angus Thickburger will yield new inspired sneaker designs. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s new sandwich features a hand-seasoned 100% all-beef Angus patty topped with A1 Sauce, two bacon strips, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion, and mayo on a premium bun,

You can find the shoes at TheSurgeon.com, where you can buy unlimited raffle tickets (at $10 each) for a chance to win a pair. The proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Stars for Heroes — the chains’ fundraising campaign that benefits military-focused organizations.

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Fast Food

Shake Shack Adds Avocado Bacon Menu Nationwide

Photo courtesy of @marckharrat

Avocados and bacon have become quite the iconic duo in the past few years. The pairing not only checks off a silky and crispy texture but richness paired with saltiness in each bite. 

Popular burger chain Shake Shack has utilized both flavors and created a new Avocado and Bacon menu that officially hit stores nationwide. 

This new menu features an Avocado Bacon Burger and an Avocado Bacon Chicken Sandwich. The burger will feature freshly sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, and ShackSauce. The sandwich boasts a crispy chicken breast served with freshly sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles, and buttermilk herb mayo. 

Additionally, customers can now add avocado to any of their orders for an additional $1.35 charge. 

Shake Shack’s new items are available now and will stay on the menu through June 30. 

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Serves Up Plump MEATBALL BURGER In China

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s China

Do you belong to the camp that appreciates a messy burger? One that just oozes sauce onto your hands and dribbles down your chin as you sneak bite after bite?

Chewboom reports the McDonald’s locations in China have just added the Big Meatball Burger to menus. 

True to its name, the burger features a hefty serving of meatballs served with a tomato meat sauce. It’s accompanied by lettuce, mayonnaise, a slice of cheese and served on a sesame seed bun. 

It kind of reminds us of a massive, fast food Sloppy Joe, and these days we’re kind of about that. 

According to Chewboom, you can find the Big Meatball Burger at participating McDonald’s China locations for a limited time. 

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Recipes

We Nailed Vegan Queso Fresco And Other Phenomenal Plant-Based Recipes

These past few years, plant-based foods have had their own renaissance. Today, the picture of vegan food has drastically transformed into nearly something identical to its carnivorous counterparts. 

In this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the Foodbeast Family was tasked with creating mouthwatering vegan dishes that you wouldn’t typically see on restaurant menus. 

Boy, did they deliver. 

One of the coolest entries had to have been Foodbeast @Oscaroni creating a block of Vegan Queso Fresco from almonds and throwing it on an entirely meatless torta. 

Check out the video to see exactly how he pulled it off, as well as all the other amazing vegan recipes the Foodbeast family whipped up. 

This month’s chefs also include: @OneGreatVegan’s Haitian Jackfruit Enchiladas, @Dandy.Eats‘ Plant-based Nacho Burger, @AriamsVeganVida‘s Vegan Al Pastor Nachos, @Constantine_Spy‘s Vegan PopTart, @ReachHard_‘s Vegan Sloppy Ma Po Tofu Joe, and @MrBrownVegan‘s Vegan Birria Queso-Tacos. 

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Celebrity Grub Entrepreneurship Fast Food

MrBeast Goes Bold By Launching 300-Unit Burger Chain Nationwide

Prolific YouTuber MrBeast is now also the owner of a burger chain that rivals In-N-Out and Shake Shack when it comes to size.

His new delivery-only concept, MrBeast Burger, marks one of the most ambitious moves a media personality has taken in the food space to date. MrBeast isn’t just committing money or a bit of ownership stake into a brand, he’s the full owner and is working with 300 different ghost kitchen locations to bring his burgers nationwide.

In comparison, Shake Shack has just under 300 locations while In-N-Out is nearing 400, putting the YouTuber’s concept on par when it comes to spread.

MrBeast, who is known for giving away absurd amounts of money in viral video challenges, has gained a ton of consumer appeal and brand recognition. As a result, on opening night for the chain, many locations had hour-long waits (and the initial drive-thru concept itself had a line miles of cars long), and even causing an app made to handle orders to crash.

To open the way he did is also a monumental challenge. Most restaurant concepts start out as a single location that specialize in a few items, become celebrated for that, then make enough money to branch out and eventually franchise. Viral success stories like Slapfish, The Halal Guys, and Afters Ice Cream are all examples of that.

Instead, MrBeast launched 300 locations from the jump, all at once, betting on his brand name and virality to carry all of the spots to financial success.

While it’s still too early to tell if all of the locations are doing well financially, we were able to sample the burgers to see what they’re like.

I managed to procure a burger the day the chain opened, and was honestly impressed at how good the quality was. MrBeast’s chain is a smashburger concept, and the patties have a great sear and solid flavor to them. The toppings and condiments are all pretty standard, but overall is a solid burger.

To be honest, I would rank these just below Shake Shack when it comes to the realm of chain restaurant burgers, although as a SoCal local, it’s not going to be beating places like Tommy’s anytime soon.

The one spot that may have some concern is that when it comes to delivery, burgers aren’t something I think of that necessarily travel well. Smashburgers, especially, are something you want to eat on the spot, scalding your tongue with beefy and cheesy goodness moments after it gets off the griddle.

Still, in the times of a pandemic, it is a consistent and reliable option that I would co-sign, and for a franchise as big as MrBeast Burger is already, that’s what they should be striving for.

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Fast Food

Burger King Japan’s Extreme Burger Is 1lb Of Meat And Doesn’t Mess With Buns

Photo courtesy of Burger King Japan

Whenever craving a fast-food burger, for me, the meatier, the better. When Burger King Japan dropped a new burger that featured an incremental amount of meat and nixed the burger buns, my jaw dropped.

The Japanese branch of the iconic Burger King chain just introduced the Extreme Burger.

Boasting more than 1 pound of meat, the sandwich features four juicy beef patties, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, and cheese.

Customers who find stability in burger buns may need to look elsewhere. Though a slightly more expensive version with buns, dubbed the Maximum Burger, is also available for purchase.

Available now at all Burger King locations in Japan, the burger is priced at 1400 yen (USD 13.50), making it more than three times the price of a Whopper in the country. Still, for more than a pound of burger, that sounds about right.