For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. On the East Coast, Mayor Michael “I-Know-What’s-Best-for-You” Bloomberg pushes for a ban on outsize soft drinks. On the West, a burger chain noted for its “50/50” (half-beef, half-bacon) burgers answers by unveiling a 100% bacon cheeseburger. Which is to say the patty itself is made entirely of ground bacon.
As if the lily needed gilding, the ‘Merica Burger (it was introduced on the Fourth of July) is garnished with a strip of thick-cut bacon, bacon island dressing, and bacon-flavored cheddar cheese. The sandwich’s only nonbacon component is a sunny-side-up egg.
The ‘Merica Burger, which the food blog FoodBeast reports will be available only through the end of July, is the invention of Slater’s, a California mini-chain (with three locations) known for its high-fat, high-calorie concoctions. Last month, the featured house specialty was a pulled pork burger. The month before that it was a chorizo burger.
But the ‘Merica Burger draws a new line in the sand in the war between the food Nazis (nanny staters who would control what people eat) and food freedom fighters (private citizens who would defend to the death their right to eat themselves sick).
Earlier this month a battle of a different sort was resolved when New York’s 2nd Avenue Deli won a lawsuit brought by Nevada's Heart Attack Grill over the name of its latke-and-cold-cut "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." The Las Vegas burger chain, whose "Triple Bypass Burger" made headlines in February when one of its customer suffered a coronary while eating the sandwich, accused the Manhattan restaurant of copyright infringement.
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