An Unexpected Turn Of Events Twice

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how to take the cheeseburger to the next level. It’s actually pretty challenging. No, not the “thinking” part, smartass. I’m referring to the fact that the cheeseburger has been taken to so many new heights over the past twenty years that there may not be anywhere left to go. We, as a species, may have already reached the cheeseburger ceiling.

Let’s review quickly what has already been accomplished:

First, there are a huge variety of patties available, containing anywhere from 0 to 100% actual beef along with  any number and combination of spices.

Second, there are so many cheeses out there that no one single person will ever enjoy them all, and they’ve been placed on top, inside, around the side and under the patty. So nothing new going on there.

Third, humans have put just about every natural and unnatural topping on top of their cheeseburger. And I’ll go out on a limb and bet that just about every possible combination of said toppings has probably been tried. The only exception to his rule may be pineapple gummi. But I don’t think anyone is desperate enough to cross that line into insanity.

So that really just leaves the bun as the final frontier. And yes, there are quite a few hamburger buns out there already. But I’d still argue that the bun, or the “cheeseburger envelope” as I like to call it, is our best shot at elevating this beloved food to the next level.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: donuts. Well, it’s already been done. Ok, you respond, how about deep frying it? Again, people have been there and done that. So, now what? I honestly don’t know. The only thing I can promise you is that I’m going to blow off all of my work for the rest of the week and focus specifically on this problem.

If anyone has any helpful suggestions please leave a comment.

– Ben