Stand back, burger lovers. The Sin City Burger, previously only sold at the Smashburger restaurant located in Las Vegas, has been added to the menu of the other restaurants. It will be offered for a limited time – which is probably a good thing. Featuring a burger on an egg bun topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled haystack onions and “Smash sauce”, it was created with the “city that never sleeps” in mind. The burger will be removed from all Smashburger restaurant menus on Feb 27, 2011.
“The Sin City Smashburger was such a popular menu item in Las Vegas that we couldn’t resist bringing this delicious burger to all of our restaurants,” said Smashburger founder Tom Ryan. “This will be the first time in Smashburger history that we take a regional burger on the road nationwide, and we know that the award-winning Sin City Smashburger will be enjoyed across the country.”
Keep your defibrillator handy, because this $6.99 burger is a heart attack on a plate. There is no published calorie count available, which is a red flag in and of itself, but similar burgers have been clocked at more than 1100 calories.
In an attempt to increase awareness of the offering, Smashburger is offering customers the opportunity to enter to win a trip to Vegas. The prize package includes airfare for two, a two-night stay in a luxury hotel, and a limo ride to a Las Vegas Smashburger. One other customer will win free Smashburger for a year.
image via smashburger.com
January 24th, 2011