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Arby’s First Burger Has Wagyu Beef

Photo: Arby’s

Arby’s does not play when it comes to meat. After all, they have, well, them. Now, they’re doubling down on that expertise by unveiling its very first burger creation, the Arby’s Wagyu Steakhouse Burger.

Though you’ll most likely find Wagyu beef at a top-tier steakhouse, Arby’s is serving it up to the masses to bring the hungry the highest quality burger experience in fast food. For those not familiar, Wagyu beef is a breed of cattle from Japan, coveted for its rich marbling and unparalleled flavor.

Arby’s exclusive new burger features American Wagyu in the 6.4-ounce burger patty, which is a blendof 52% American Wagyu and 48% ground beef. To up the ante and ensure the premium steakhouse experience is delivered, the patty is even cooked sous vide style, to ensure the juices and flavor are locked in the meat.

The Wagyu Steakhouse Burger will feature an American Wagyu blended burger topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and a special burger sauce on a toasted buttery brioche bun, with the option to add bacon or ranch.

Fans can experience the Wagyu Steakhouse Burger for $5.99 from May 23 to July 31, available at participating Arby’s locations nationwide.

Fast Food Food Trends Packaged Food Technology

RoboBurger Vending Machine Redefines Fast Food

The future is here and while we may not have R2-D2 or Wall-E, there is a robot that’s ready to serve you a hamburger.

RoboBurger, the world’s first fully autonomous robot burger chef in a vending machine, is launching today, March 25, in New Jersey.

The robot uses a five-step cooking process similar to what chefs use in quick service restaurants. The robo chef grills the patty, toasts the bun, dispenses the selected condiments, assembles the burger and delivers it piping hot in less than six minutes, for only $6.99. 

The first location will be the Simon Mall at the Newport Centre in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Following launch, RoboBurger will be scaling up to other malls, planning a pilot on a military base, in a NYC college and at a giant tech company in Seattle. 

RoboBurger measures 12 square feet, plugs into a traditional wall socket, has a refrigerator, an automated griddle and cleaning unit. 

The RoboBurger now out and plans for fry-making robots to be implemented at a number of White Castle locations, the future of fast food looks to be more automated.

See more below.

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.

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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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, 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.

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. 

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. 


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.