If you find yourself craving a good, juicy hamburger and you don’t want to pay more than a dollar or two for it—well, good news: There are plenty of places where you can make that happen. You can probably think of some right now.
The thing is, sometimes that’s not what you want. Sometimes, what you want is something fancy. Something opulent. Something decadent. A truffle burger. A burger made from the finest beef in the world. A burger loaded with exotic toppings. A burger that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about beef patties and sesame seed buns.
Sometimes, what you want is to plunk down a decent wad of cash for your burger—and then to receive a taste experience that actually lives up to the high price tag.
The Priciest Burgers in the World
Such burger places are a little bit harder to come by, but that’s not to say there aren’t plenty of options. Consider some of these selections, which rank among the priciest hamburgers and cheeseburgers in the whole wide world:
The giant burger at Juicys Foods in Corvallis, Oregon. This giant sandwich holds the official record: At 777 pounds, it’s the biggest hamburger in the world, including both meat and toppings. It runs about $5,000, which is obviously a lot of money, but then, you’re going to need to split this one with some friends anyway!
The Fleur Burger at Fleur Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada. This one is actually a cheat: It runs at $5,000, but actually you’re only paying about $50 for the burger itself. The rest of the price tag is for the high-end wine that’s paired with it. Still, if you’re looking for a lavish and decadent burger experience, this is a good option.
The Tri Burger at Old Homestead Steakhouse in Boca Raton, Florida. Now here’s one where you’re not paying for the frills, for wine, or for sheer girth. You’re actually paying for the quality of the meat—a big ol’ patty that’s mixed from Wagyu, USDA prime, and Argentinian free range beef. It tastes like a million bucks, but it only costs you about a hundred.
The Royal Double Truffle Burger from DB Bistro Moderne in New York, New York. Costing $140, this burger is made from sirloin prime rib stuffed with wine braised short ribs, foie gras, tomato confit, horseradish, assorted veggies, and of course black truffle. It’s elegance on a plate.
Finding Middle Ground
Of course it’s worth noting that you don’t have to settle for two-dollar burgers or for these lavish concoctions. There are some great gourmet burger joints that keep the food high-class and the price reasonable. All you have to do is seek one out!