One of the most quintessential American foods, burgers are a Memorial Day favorite and a summertime staple. From char-grilled to pan-fried, there are hundreds of ways to cook a burger and even more ways to top them. Take a look at these five restaurants offering some of the most wacky and weird burgers in America.
Elvis Burger – A salute to the King of Rock n Roll, the Elvis Burger at the Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta pays homage to Elvis’ favorite dish: fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Fried bananas, peanut butter, and bacon cover a half-pound patty for a sweet and salty twist on an American classic.
Krispy Kreme Burger – For those that have eaten a burger for breakfast, the Krispy Kreme burger may be a match made in heaven. Combining the flavors of one of America’s most popular breakfast treats with traditional burger fixings, the Krispy Kreme burger includes a beef patty, bacon, and cheese sandwiched between two deep-fried Krispy Kreme donuts. Rumored to have been created by singer Luther Vandross, the Krispy Kreme burger is now a fan favorite at the home of the Gateway Grizzles, Sauget, IL’s minor league baseball team.
Dee Snider Burger – Served by the Grill ‘Em All food truck in Los Angeles, the Dee Snider Burger is coined after the lead singer of Twisted Sister. As inventive as the band’s music, this seemingly unappetizing burger mixes peanut butter and jelly with bacon and Sriracha. Are you brave enough to try one?
Junior Columbian Burger – Dressed with Columbian flair, the Junior Columbian Burger in Orlando pairs a beef patty with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions, along with potato chips, garlic sauce, mayo, ketchup, pink sauce, and pineapple sauce. In addition to the standard single size, the burger also comes in double and triple patty versions for the most daring burger aficionados.
Dublin Burger – The Barley House Tavern in Concord, NH adds some Irish flair to a premium Angus beef patty with its Dublin Burger. Topped with whiskey gravy, creamy blue cheese, and crispy onions, the peppercorn charred patty is popular among locals and tourists alike.
What is the weirdest burger you ever ate?