Is The Double Burger A New Trend?
New York Magazine singles out the double burger as a “trend” in their latest issue. While Five Guys (on 55th btw. 5+6th) is a legitimate entry (their regular burger is a double), the inclusion of City Burger (on 39th & B’way) is kind of a reach. I don’t know anybody who would order a double at that place (and even NYMag admits that the patties are too thick for that treatment.) Plus saying “not since the advent of Bob’s Big Boy in 1937 (and its copycat Big Mac in 1968) has the double burger been so popular” omits a pretty popular burger known as the In N Out Double Double (which you could argue was inspiration for Five Guys.) The whole piece seems like a stretch to me, but I’m not against looking at some nice double burger porn. [NYM]