Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurants Celebrate National Hamburger Month
Thu, 03 May 2012 15:47:13
While National Hamburger Month may not be a federally recognized holiday, it should be. It certainly is one that is gaining notoriety amongst burger lovers. It's suggested that each American consumes, on average, three hamburgers every week. A lot, we know. With songs, movies, books and more dedicated to the amazing sandwich, it's no wonder the American food staple seems to grow in popularity year after year. In honor of National Hamburger Month, Jimmy Buffett's restaurants nationwide will be celebrating all things burger throughout the month of May.
Margaritaville will offer their guests an array of beefy May specials from weekly specialty burgers created by Margaritaville Chefs across the country to Facebook "Meat-Ups" inviting their Facebook fans to come in for unique offerings and giveaways. In addition to celebrating the beloved sandwich, Margaritaville will show its appreciation and support for US Servicemen and Women throughout May. Starting May 1st, Margaritaville will donate $1 for each specialty burger sold to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. And on May 19th, in observance of "Armed Forces Day," Margaritaville will donate $1 for EVERY burger and cheeseburger sold in its U.S. restaurants to the Wounded Warrior Project.
"This year, we thought let's not just celebrate an American favorite, but also our favorite Americans, the servicemen and women who make it possible for us to enjoy this fun tradition," says Margaritaville's Tamara Baldanza.
THE SPECIALTY BURGERS:
Each Margaritaville restaurant submitted a new Specialty Burger recipe on Facebook where fans could go online and vote for the most delicious sounding burger. Out of the 14 chef submissions, 5 were chosen by Facebook fans with the voting ending on April 15. Thousands of votes were cast and the five winning burgers will be featured across Margaritaville restaurants nationwide for one week during the month of May. The Specialty Burgers are:
The Derby Burger
Offered: Through May 6
From the kitchen of Margaritaville Myrtle Beach, the 7 oz burger is covered with crumbled Bacon, hard-boiled Egg, diced Avocado, crumbled Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island Dressing and topped with Lettuce and Tomato. The Derby Burger will certainly be a photo finish.
The Mauna Loa Burger
Offered: May 7 - May 13
From the Kitchen of Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber in Hawaii, the Mauna Loa Burger features two blackened 4 oz burgers smothered in Jack Cheese, Cajun Remoulade, pickled Jalapeno Rings, Pineapple-Mango Salsa and finally topped with Tomato and Lettuce on a toasted Sesame Seed Bun. Whether you're coming or going, it's Aloha.
The El Diablo Burger
Offered: May 14 - May 20
From the Kitchen of Margaritaville Glendale, the El Diablo Burger is a 7 oz. burger topped with Tabasco Fried Onions, roasted Poblano Peppers, Monterey Jack Cheese, Sambal Olek Chili Paste, and Chipotle Ketchup with shredded Lettuce on a toasted Bun. It's sinfully delicious.
The Deep South Burger
Offered: May 21 - May 27
From the Kitchen of the Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, the Deep South Burger features 7 oz of meat brushed with a sweet tea reduction and smothered with seared Peaches, Cheddar Cheese, fried Collard Greens and Chipotle Mayo, all of which is served on a toasted Sesame Seed Bun. If you didn't have a southern twang before the burger, you will afterwards.
The Burger Buffalo Chicken Burger
Offered: May 28 - June 3
From the Kitchen of Margaritaville Orlando, The Burger Buffalo Chicken Burger is a 7 oz burger topped with shredded Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese Dressing and topped with shredded Lettuce served on a toasted Bun. After this burger, you'll know why the cow crossed the road.
All US Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville locations, LandShark Bar & Grill, Margaritaville Beach Hotel and Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber are participating.
What is your favorite type o' burger? Ours is veggie!