Lesley Kennedy

Forget Ketchup and Mayo: Peanut Butter Burgers All the Rage

peanut butter burgersPeanut butter and jelly? Delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate? Heavenly. Peanut butter and beef? Are you nuts?!


While it sounds pretty weird to us, apparently the combo has plenty of folks licking their lips, with versions of the sandwich popping up at eateries nationwide, according to Burger Business, a restaurant industry blog.


At Fat Guy’s Burger Bar in Tulsa, Okla., you’ll find the Peanuty Butter Bacon Burger. Well, at least the restaurant earns its name honestly.


“It has been a huge hit for us,” co-owner Mike Meehan tells Burger Business. “The brave don’t hesitate to give it a try, but others are often urged by others who have tried it and loved it. I would say that 90 percent of the people who have tried it have loved it and order it again and again.”


We were ready to call the trend an Oklahoma thing, but the blog says peanut butter goes great with bacon, beef and veggie patties and even works with ketchup, mustard and mayo. We’re not gonna deny peanut butter and bacon does have a ring to it, but peanut butter and ketchup?


Also jumping on the peanut butter burger bandwagon, according to Burger Business, are burger places including Chicago’s Bad Apple (serving up a bacon-peanut butter combo — aka Elvis Last Supper Burger); Des Moines’s Zombie Burger & Drink Lab (serving up a burger with peanut butter, fried banana, bacon, American cheese, an egg and mayo — aka Undead Elvis); Manchester, N.H.’s KC’s Bar-B-Que Rib Shack (serving up chunky peanut butter, mayo, bacon and onion — aka the Graceland Burger); and Boston Burger Co. (serving up a fried banana, bacon and peanut butter burger — aka the King).


Are you getting the theme, here?


And, for pregnant women everywhere, there’s the Peanut-Butter-Pickle-Bacon Burger at Killer Burger in Portland, Ore.; the Nutty Professor (peanut butter, bacon, jalapenos and onion) at Crave Real Burgers in Castle Rock, Colo.; the Peanut Butter & Jellousy (bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jelly) at Slater’s 50/50 in Anaheim Hills, Calif.; and the Hold The Phone (peanut butter, cream cheese and Jack cheese) at The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro in Guelph, Ontario.


Finally, if dessert is more your thing, you can always try the Smores Burger from River City Café in Myrtle Beach S.C.: peanut butter, marshmallow and Nutella. On a burger.


Pun or no pun — that’s 100 percent nuts.




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