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Flopsy Break – The Wheel Inn
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Flopsy Break – The Wheel Inn

Flopsy like the Guberburger so much that he ate the whole thing! The Wheel Inn 2103 S Limit Ave Sedalia, MO 65301 ...
Guberburger at The Wheel Inn – A Hamburger topped with Peanut Butter
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Guberburger at The Wheel Inn – A Hamburger topped with Peanut Butter

This is the reaction many people have to the famed Guberburger served at The Wheel Inn in Sedalia, Missouri: EW! Their burger, the Guberburger, is a beef patty on a white bun topped with lettuce, tomato, mayo...and...peanut butter. I have to admit I thought ew myself but not for the peanut butter, I was fine with that...but for the lettuce, as I adamantly hate lettuce, but I felt I should get ...
Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri
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Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

This post contains affiliate links from which Silly America might make a small commission, at no cost to you. Another haunt we visited based off the suggestions in Hamburger America was Town Topic, an old little hamburger stand not too far off from the garment district's giant needle. The restaurant we visited was one of three (formerly seven) left in the area. And it honestly had one of the best ...
Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas
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Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas

I had read about Winstead's in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't have time while in the area...and then, low and behold, as we pulled off the road to our hotel there was a Winstead's right out front. The first Winstead's opened in 1940 and now ...
Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger
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Guinness World Record for Biggest Hamburger

Mallie's Sports Bar & Grill in Southgate, Michigan isn't just your typical sports bar. Yes, the game is most certainly on one of many, many, televisions. Yes, they have beer. And yes, they have food...even if that food might be more than you bargained for. Over anything else Mallie's is known for their particularly large quantities of food. Amongst their typical selections are a few items that stand out: ...
Popeye’s Wimpy Statue in Chester, Illinois
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Popeye’s Wimpy Statue in Chester, Illinois

We're finishing up Hamburger Week here on Silly America with one of the great American icons of the hamburger: J. Wellington Wimpy. No, he didn't invent the hamburger. No, I doubt he ever even made a hamburger. But yes, he sure did like to eat them! Wimpy is the beloved character from the cartoon Popeye, a smart but lazy and cheap man who holds an inescapable hunger for hamburgers but is oft unwilling to ...
McDonald’s #1 Store Museum in Des Plaines, Illinois
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McDonald’s #1 Store Museum in Des Plaines, Illinois

When you think fast food hamburgers in America, you mind probably immediately moves towards McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain. In 1955 Ray Krok, who later purchased and expanded McDonald's, leading the brand to the status it has today, opened a franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois. Today, the spot of that first McDonald's is home to a museum prepped up to look just as it would have back then: ...
Book Review: Hamburger America
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Book Review: Hamburger America

While the documentary film came first, Buy Hamburger America was released in book form last year. In it, George Motz expands on the selection he focused on in the film to showcase 100 of the best burgers in America. While he thinks they are all some of the best, he is very careful not to declare any of the hamburgers in the book as "the best." Like the film, there are certain criteria that seem to make a ...
? Burger King that is not a Burger King in Mattoon, Illinois
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? Burger King that is not a Burger King in Mattoon, Illinois



The Burger King in Mattoon, Illinois is not what you’d expect from a Burger King. You won’t find a creepy looking life-size puppet king or a subservient chicken or a 5,000 calorie omelet sandwich or a cardboard crown that you’d pretend you are taking for your little sister but really just want to wear yourself. Not that I would ever do that. The Burger King in Mattoon, Illinois is not ...
Movie Review: Hamburger America
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Movie Review: Hamburger America

George Motz probably knows more about hamburgers than anyone ever. He has probably eaten at more hamburger joints than anyone ever too. In 2005 his documentary film Buy Hamburger America premiered on Sundance Channel and from then on he was pegged a hamburger expert. While on his website he may deny being the authority, he sure seems to know whats what in the world of the burger. This weekend I sat down ...