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The Counter's Thanksgiving-Themed Burger Is a Turkey Burger Worth Trying

Reality Check Erin Jackson 3 comments

November's featured burger at The Counter features sliced ham, sweet potato hash, cranberries, spinach, and rosemary cream sauce on a spiced turkey patty. More

Reality Check: New York Beef from McDonald's in Norway

Reality Check Robyn Lee 9 comments

For a limited time, McDonald's in Norway offered the New York Beef made with a 100 percent Norwegian beef patty topped with cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce, mayo, slices of tomato, diced onion, and ketchup on a sesame seed bun. As for what makes that New York-themed, I don't know. But being a New Yorker, I had to try it. More

Reality Check: McDonald's New Quarter Pounders

Reality Check Dennis Lee 27 comments

McDonald's recently upgraded their Quarter Pounder with three new variations: Bacon Habanero Ranch, Bacon and Cheese, and Deluxe Quarter Pounder. But despite the nice makeup job, that sad, tired beef still shows through. More

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

Reality Check Todd Brock 60 comments

After product testing earlier this year, Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger reportedly scored higher than any other promotional hamburger in recent Wendy's history. How you feel about it will likely boil down to how you feel about Wendy's, period. More

Reality Check: The Wolverine-inspired Burgers at Red Robin

Reality Check Lacey Muszynski 4 comments

I wasn't expecting much from Red Robin's two new Wolverine-inspired burgers, but, to my amazement, these burgers weren't terrible, especially the Berserker burger topped with pickles and onion strings. More

Reality Check: We Try the New Bacon-Loaded 'Superman' Burger from Hardee's & Carl's Jr.

Reality Check Todd Brock 9 comments

I'm not sure six strips of bacon versus two really warrants a Superman comparison, but there's nothing not to like here. Except for the silly name they gave to the invented piece of porcine architecture that graces this movie tie-in burger. More

Reality Check: Pepperoni and Bacon Pizzaburger from Boston Pizza

Reality Check Michael Nusair 22 comments

Have you ever had a terrible slice of pizza and thought, "Boy, I wish I could combine this with a mediocre hamburger!" If so, you're in luck! Boston Pizza has read your mind and created a product just for you. More

Reality Check: We Try Burger King's Four New Burgers

Reality Check Todd Brock 20 comments

Of Burger King's new menu items, four are burgers aimed at very different demographics. All are limited-time offerings. At least two deserve to be. More

Reality Check: New Jim Beam Bourbon Thickburger from Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

Reality Check Todd Brock 11 comments

The new Jim Beam Bourbon Thickburger is a clever twist, sure to excite a certain demographic of young male fast food consumers who will be intrigued simply by the alcohol tie-in. Of course, a little T&A also plays well with that crowd, and Hardee's/Carl's Jr. never disappoints. But how does the real thing stack up to the booze-soaked, high-production-value fantasy? More

Reality Check: Prosperity Burger from McDonald's Hong Kong

Reality Check Robyn Lee 18 comments

To celebrate Chinese New Year, McDonald's Hong Kong released the limited-time-only Prosperity Burger featuring an elongated beef or chicken patty coated in pepper sauce on a sesame seed bun. More

Reality Check: Bobby Flay's Green Chile Cheeseburger

Brian Oh 13 comments

Last month, Bobby Flay won the "Amstel Light People's Choice Award" at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival with his Green Chile Cheeseburger. Available just last week at all Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) locations to commemorate his win, the cheeseburger is made with the customary griddled beef patty, queso sauce, roasted green chiles, pickled red onions, and Flay's signature layer of "crunchifying" potato chips. More

Reality Check: Bison Burger at The Counter

Reality Check Erin Jackson 19 comments

If you're looking to trim fat, calories, and cholesterol, the new bison patties at The Counter could be a good bet. But at $12.95 (à la carte) the better-for-you patties come at a steep premium. More

Reality Check: Hot Mess Burger at Jack in the Box

Reality Check Erin Jackson 13 comments

If you were watching the Superbowl (or just the ads), you might have seen a spot for the newest burger at Jack in the Box: the "Hot Mess", with melted white cheddar, pepper jack cheese sauce, jalapeños, and onion rings on sourdough bread. Even though the burger doesn't visually measure up to the publicity shot, it's still one of the most promising burgers Jack has released in quite some time, even with some execution issues. More

Reality Check: Avocado and Swiss Whopper from Burger King

Reality Check Todd Brock 8 comments

Promotional materials tout a "creamy avocado spread" and "zesty avocado aioli." But the word guacamole is nowhere to be found. That being said, I'd order the Avocado and Swiss Whopper again. More

Reality Check: Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger from McDonald's

Reality Check Dennis Lee 22 comments

Overall, the Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger tastes like a patty melt without the rye bread. Just like most fast food offerings, it sort of teeters along the edge of okay and not-so-good. More

Reality Check: The Ring Burger from Denny's Hobbit Menu

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 5 comments

Denny's delivers a burger from its Hobbit-themed menu that is certainly not a movie star, but it's not that bad either. More

Reality Check: Jalapeño Turkey Burger from Hardee's & Carl's Jr.

Reality Check Todd Brock 10 comments

The Jalapeño Turkey Burger is one of the worst burgers I've attempted to eat in recent memory. More

Reality Check: Santa Fe Steakburger from Steak 'n Shake

Reality Check Erin Jackson 9 comments

Steak 'n Shake has a new Southwest inspired burger, topped with Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños, crispy red tortilla strips, and a healthy gob of guacamole ranch sauce. You should try it. More

Reality Check: Burger King's Anniversary Whoppers and Sweet Potato Curly Fries

Reality Check Todd Brock 9 comments

To mark the 55th anniversary of the iconic Whopper, Burger King has rolled out a trio of limited-time offers two adaptations of their flagship sandwich and a sweet-and-savory side. But I wish their big celebration had done more to change my mind about the current state of fast food burgers. More

Reality Check: Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch from McDonald's

Reality Check BurgerJunkies 19 comments

There's something slightly magical about the original Quarter Pounder's simple combination of American cheese, chopped onions, ketchup, and mustard. What I learned from eating the new Quarter Pounder Habanero Ranch is that original doesn't need improvement. More

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