In New York Mayor Bloomberg has banned soft drinks over 16 ounces. At the same moment Southern California burger chain Slater’s 50/50 (named after its signature burger patty that blends 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon) has rolled out their new burger of the month. It’s called the ‘Merica Burger. It is made of 100% ground bacon. That is not a typo. It’s topped with bacon. And an egg. And “bacon island” (what a resort that sounds like) dressing. Oh and the cheese is bacon cheddar cheese.
If you’d like to feel your arteries slam shut you need to get there before the end of July. If you’re wondering what else this burger skunkworks has created, past months have included a Pulled Pork Burger, a Chorizo Burger, an Orange Chicken Burger, a Lamb Burger and a Chili Cheese Frito Burger.
Think of this as the Heart Attack Grille North.