Every state has its bird, and it turns out that most, if not all, states have their burgers. We think these iconic state-centric burgers deserve their own map. Why? Because it's a big country out there, but we all love burgers, and every corner of that country should get some recognition.
Think onion burgers in Oklahoma, Northern Jersey sliders, or the moose burgers in Alaska that Sarah Palin refers to (we don't actually know anyone who's ever had one of those). The burgers on our map aren't necessarily the best, and we're not telling you the one place to get your burger. It's all about the burgers that represent these united states.
In a few states we had a little bit of fun inventing burgers; even our knowledge has its limits. So we leave the state bird maps to the ornithological sites. But if you want to know more about regional burgers around the U.S. and have some fun where we took creative license, this map is for you.
—Ed, Kenji, and the Serious Eats Team