For more than a hundred years, hamburgers have been available as a quick meal for consumers. There are many different claims as to who actually invented it, but that doesn’t really matter. It has come to be a staple of American cuisine.
All over the United States, you can find many fast food restaurants offering their own versions of the hamburger. Burger King and McDonald’s are known all over the world now and even gourmet restaurants make their own deluxe hamburgers. Whether you choose a fancy restaurant or a fast food chain, this is one favorite that’ll always satisfy your tummy.
However, as days go by, more and more expensive burgers have cropped into the market. Some of them even make some steak meals cheap in comparison. So, below we give you some of the most highly-priced burgers you can find, in no particular order.
DB Royale Double Truffle Burger
Where: DB Bistro Moderne, New York City
How much: $140
Created by Daniel Bouloud, this burger contains braised short ribs, foie gras, root vegetables, and preserved black truffle. It’s topped with tomato confit, black truffles, and horseradish. With this burger, there’s no such thing as too many truffles.
Le Burger Extravagant
Where: Serendipity 3, New York City
How much: $295
This was once the Guinness World Record holder for the most expensive burger. It has Wagyu beef, white truffle butter, cheddar cheese, black truffles, a fried quail egg, Kaluga caviar and creme fraiche. The bun is dusted with gold and served with a diamond encrusted solid gold toothpick.
666 Douche Burger
Where: 666 Burger, New York City
How much: $666
This is the most expensive food truck burger available. It is made of Kobe beef and foie gras, then topped with champagne steam, Kopi Luwak BBQ sauce, lobster, Gruyere cheese, caviar, truffles.
Where: Honky Tonk, London
How much: $1,768
This dazzling creation consists of Kobe Wagyu beef, New Zealand venison, Iranian saffron poached Canadian lobster, and black truffle Brie. It takes three weeks to develop. It’s garnished with Himalayan salt, maple syrup-coated bacon, duck egg covered in gold leaf, and beluga caviar.
It’s the most glamorous burger you will ever eat.
Where: Fleur, Las Vegas, Nevada
How much: $75 or $5,000
Called the Fleur 5000, it is made of Wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffles. The secret sauce also contains truffles. The hefty price tag is because it comes with a vintage 1995 Chateau Petrus.
Cultured Beef Burger
Where: Maastricht University, Netherlands
How much: $330,000
A team of scientists came up with an alternative to meat production. This is a very scientific cultured beef burger. Whether meat in a petri dish is actually appealing is debatable.
The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger
Where: Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar, Detroit, Michigan
How much: $2,000
This is the world’s largest burger. It is 338 pounds of absolute ridiculousness. It doesn’t have fancy ingredients, but it has thirty-six pounds of cheese and thirty pounds of bacon.
Where: Le Burger Brasserie, Las Vegas, Nevada
How much: $777
You can have this burger for $70, but if you pair it with a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne the price jumps to $777. Only pure decadence will do for this burger. It has Kobe beef, Maine lobster, Brie cheese, aged Balsamic vinegar, caramelized onion, and prosciutto.
Hamburger al Tartufo
Where: Oliverio, Beverly Hills, CA
How much: $500
For $500, you get twelve ounces of Kobe beef, truffle-infused cheese, and two ounces of white truffle. The order needs to be placed 48 hours in advance. The price is due to the limited availability of white truffles.
The Indulgence Burger
Where: Beer & Buns, New York City
How much: $250
Take a homemade bud, add Kobe beef, and top with foie gras sautéed in Sauternes wine, fresh truffles, and Beluga caviar and you have this delectable creation.
Richard Nouveau Burger
Where: Wall Street Burger Shoppe, New York City
How much: $175
This is ten ounces of Kobe beef, foie gras, Gruyere, gold flakes, and black truffles. Perfect for the wolves of Wall Street.
Tri Beef Burger
Where: The Old Homestead Steakhouse, Boca Raton, Florida
How much: $125
This gourmet patty combines three kinds of beef – American Prime, Wagyu, and Argentine. It’s served with Chipotle ketchup made with truffles and champagne. The restaurant donates $10 from the sale of each burger to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Where: Burger Bar, Las Vegas, Nevada
How much: $60
The Rossini is Australian Kobe Wagyu beef with foie gras, shaved truffles, and black truffle on an onion bun. It’s priced at $60 and worth every penny.