Thursday, May 8, 2014
With nods to several regions of the Americas, Margaritaville Orlando offers up new burger selections to celebrate National Hamburger Month
To prepare for the month-long celebration, Margaritaville connected with thousands of fans spanning the country, encouraging them to share their version of the perfect hamburger. The burger components surveyed ranged from the preferred type of patty to toppings, condiments, buns and sides. Out of more than 17,000 respondents, almost 82 percent of those surveyed preferred beef to turkey or vegetarian patties. An astounding 93 percent voted cheese as the number one topping, with cheddar as the favorite. Lettuce, tomato, bacon and pickles also got top votes. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard were the most popular condiments with barbecue sauce and Heinz 57 coming in fourth and fifth place. Naturally, the favorite side item was French fried potatoes with 77 percent of the respondents opting for a big kosher pickle and 53 percent choosing a cold draft beer as their beverage of choice to enjoy with their burger.
Margaritaville will celebrate with the following specialty burgers created by Director of Culinary Bill Rohm; Baja Burger topped with carne asada, Oaxaca and Monterey jack cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, and key lime crema, the Bayou Burger seasoned with Cajun spices, caramelized onions and Andouille bacon topped with a Cajun remoulade and the Chimichurri Burger topped with all the trimmings and chimichurri, a green sauce that goes perfect with grilled meats. All burgers can be substituted with veggie or turkey patties and are available with gluten-free buns. Burgers are served with a choice of French fries, sweet potato fries or mixed green salad.
The Orlando restaurant is located in Universal Studios CityWalk at 6000 Universal Boulevard and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information regarding the Orlando location, please visit www.margaritavilleorlando.com or call 407.224.2155.