5 Outrageous Burger Joints To Visit In Honor Of National Cheeseburger Day

Happy National
Cheeseburger Day!

The combination of ground beef patties, slices of cheddar or swiss, and various toppings all placed between two warm, round bready buns is a widely celebrated meal all over the United States. You can get them simply plain and cheaply or spend a fair amount of greenbacks, depending on the specifics of where and what goes into the creation of the burger. We all know about the boring burgers we can pick up most anywhere, but what about something more exciting and worthy of mention in “Bob’s Burgers?”

Here’s a list of 5 places across the country serving up something truly unique that should leave your taste buds significantly satisfied (or at least slightly confused).

Kuma’s Corner – Chicago

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Kuma’s Corner combines two American greats: meat & metal. This establishment features menu items inspired by Heavy Metal bands, often leading them to develop some unique culinary creations. Though no longer a permanent menu item, Kuma’s made headlines in 2013 with their “Ghost Burger,” which included a communion host as a topping. The Windy City is worth a trip sometime in your life regardless, but while you are there, a stop into Kuma’s Corner is worthy of your time.

Buttermilk Kitchen – Atlanta

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Atlanta’s Buttermilk Kitchen is a breakfast and lunch concept created by chef Suzanne Vizethann. Only available during their weekend brunch, “Ray’s Waffle Burger” is a must-try in this lifetime. This delectable delight features 1/2 lb pepper jack stuffed sausage-beef burger, bacon, and a maple aioli. It’s served with truffled potatoes, plus $1 of each purchase will go to support local pet therapy organizations.

Nosh Kitchen Bar – Portland

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Located in the heart of Maine’s most populated city, Nosh focuses on making fun and filling burgers. Their entire menu is delightful, but the item that attracts the attention of many websites is “The Slab Burger.” This concoction uses two slices of pie to sandwich a beef patty, provolone cheese, red pepper, marinara, and pesto. If you “like big buns and you cannot lie,” this might be the burger for you.

The Burger Joint – Houston

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Located in Montrose, The Burger Joint boasts nearly 20 awards for their locally-raised Texas beef patties. If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to order up one of their signature burgers like the “Kimchi,” which features Korean BBQ style Angus beef topped with lettuce, onions, kimchi, fried egg, cheddar, and garlic mayo. Oh, and while you are there, don’t forget to wash it all down with one of their 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel Shakes (only if you are 21 or over)!

Slater’s 50/50 – San Diego

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With locations throughout California, Nevada, Texas, and Hawaii, Slater’s 50/50 pushes the culinary envelope while pleasing their customers. Unique to Slater’s is the “P.B. & Jellousy,” which takes Black Canyon Angus beef and thick-cut bacon, then slathers it in natural peanut butter and strawberry jelly, placing it all in a wheat bun. Not enough? You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra charge.

Next time you plan a trip, you can now do so with burgers in mind! Or, maybe if you live nearby one of these delicious diners, you can spring for delivery to your door. Which one of these crafty creations appeals to your senses? Do any sound like they were a brain child of Bob Belcher to be featured as his Burger of the Day?  What beefy oddities not listed have you tried? Let us know!

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