Bacon fans worldwide can now rejoice at the announcement that Slater’s 50/50 — a California restaurant chain known for featuring a burger consisting of 50 percent bacon and 50 percent beef – has taken the bacon burger to new heights. The aptly named ‘Merica Burger is 100 percent ground bacon and is served with (among other ingredients) bacon-flavored cheese, bacon-flavored dressing and, of course, a slice of bacon.
(There was no mention of whether bacon would also be used when making the buns.)
Slater’s joins fast food chain Burger King in using bacon’s enormous popularity to sell food. Adam Martin, who deemed the bacon sundae ”insulting,” “passe,” and “clumsy pandering” in a review for the Atlantic, has yet to comment on the “Merica Burger.