Location: Throughout the Midwest
Meal: ButterBurger, Fries, and a Root Beer
Type: Burger Joint
Culver’s continues a theme I previously noted about the Midwest; they eat hard. Culver’s is a regional fast food chain located throughout the Midwest with quite a strong following. Their most known for their ButterBurgers. Butter and a burger? Yes those two have joined forces like a Wonder Twin duo from cholesterol hell. I actually don’t know if butter is used in the cooking of the burger but I wouldn’t put it past them. Butter is definitely used in preparing the burger. As they’re making your burger (to order mind you) them brush (almost soak) the roll in butter and then toast it. Buttery toasted bread, griddled beef, and cheese; health foods, you know. In large part due to the butter the burger is a sensory overload. Umami, the least known taste, strikes you right away (thanks butter and beef). You get a full spectrum of flavors along the way; I’m partial to getting my burgers with everything on them. That said, this burger traveled surprisingly well. The fries were good despite my initial thought they were undercooked but they turned out to be the crunchiest fries that weren’t browned I’ve ever had. All together a great burger I just can’t imagine eating there regularly.
More pictures after the jump.