When it comes to hamburgers, there are two main groups of people out there: Those who like a traditional burger with traditional toppings that they can recognize, pronounce and, most importantly, enjoy. Then there is the second camp of burger fans who enjoy the crazy. The fun. The off-the-wall. These are the people who seek out new burger flavors and enjoy every last bite even if they don’t fully understand exactly what it is they’re eating.
For that second group, today’s post is for you. We’re going to dig into five wacky burgers that are actually available in U.S. restaurants.
There’s no real easy way to tell you this, so we’re just going to come out and say it. McDonald’s in the USA has created a new, silicone utensil that lets you insert french fries for prongs. And then you use it to eat. This half-fork, half fries hybrid has been introduced to go along with the brand’s new signature burgers and chicken sandwiches.
So what exactly is it that one would eat with this “Frankenfork”? Well, the idea is that you would use the Frork to scoop up any toppings that may fall off during the course of eating a meal.
Everyone knows that McDonald’s is a global QSR leader. Whether you are, or are not, a fan of their food isn’t what we’re talking about here. The fact is, McDonald’s makes a lot of money. And it makes far more money on rent than it does on burgers. So really, when it comes to it’s core business, McDonald’s is a real estate mogul.
With sales reaching close to $30 billion, the company has claim to some of the hottest real estate on Earth. It can afford this kind of property because the rent that pays for it comes from the sale of burgers and fries. Think of is as a 40,000 unit apartment complex spread around the globe.
Let’s face it, there’s only so much one can fit within the confines of two burger buns before it is simply impossible, or very difficult to eat. Toss in two patties, toppings, cheese, maybe an egg and possibly even a middle bun just to live dangerously and you’ve got a burger that’s probably bigger than your appetite.
One Canadian burger chain has come to rescue with a solution that’s nearly a old as time itself.