National Burger Day
There is a hearty list of classic American comfort foods, with the burger at the top of the food chain. Whether stacked with bacon, cheese, avocado or even an egg — or enjoyed with just a pickle and dollop of ketchup — it’s a sandwich that satisfies even the pickiest eaters!
August 25, 2022 is a day to celebrate that beloved sandwich. There are restaurants nationwide that are paying homage to the classic in various ways.
Where can you celebrate?
Some national chains are participating, but also look into your local markets. We love to support small businesses!
Clean Eatz – This wellness-focused restaurant franchise with over 100 locations nationwide will be celebrating National Burger Day by offering $1 off all burgers. No promo code necessary — just visit the counter and order your burger.
Friendly’s Restaurants – What’s better than a burger? A burger and dessert! Order the Cheese Skirt Burger from the Happy Endings Menu, and receive a free Happy Endings Ice Cream Sundae.
Kona Grill – Enjoying sliders for only $6 during happy hour from 2-6 p.m. or during late night from 9 p.m. to close. The bite-sized Kona Grill Sliders include cheddar cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, and secret sauce, all stacked on a King’s Hawaiian Roll.
Roy Rogers Restaurants – The Roy Rogers ¼ lb. Bacon Cheeseburgers will be priced at 2 for $7 on National Burger Day. An added bonus is that these burgers can be built any way you like, with the chain’s famous Fixin’s Bar.
STK Steakhouse – Enjoy the popular Lil’ Brgs and truffle fries for only $6 during happy hour (hours vary per location) on National Burger Day.
Cooking the perfect burger
National Burger Day is a day to understand the deliciousness of burgers! Here are a few tips on how to cook the perfect burger:
First and foremost, make sure your burger is properly seasoned. Add salt, pepper, and any other spices you like to your burger before cooking. This will give it a unique flavor and enhance the texture. Make sure to work the seasoning into the meat. Once pattied, season both sides again prior to grilling. Trust us, you can never have too much flavor.
Secondly, be sure to cook your burger to the right temperature. Overcooking your burger will result in a dry, tough patty. Burgers that are cooked too slowly also tend to be less flavorful. Aim for an internal temperature based on your personal preference (see chart below). The key is to maintain juiciness.
Last but not least, make sure your bun is toasted correctly. Toasting the bun will add a layer of flavor and prevent it from becoming soggy. Simply place the bun on a lightly oiled grill or in a toaster oven, and wait until it becomes lightly browned.
Burgers and Beyond
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