Umami Burger loves savory flavor explosions (hey, that’s where it gets it’s name!), and Alton Brown loves breakfast. Put the two together, and they’re a food coma-inducing match made in heaven.
As part of Umami Burger’s Artist Series, Brown teamed up with the burger chain to create the breakfast-inspired Alton Burger. And what an umami wallop it packs: composed of a beef patty “spiked with bacon lardons,” cheddar cheese, smashed cheesy tots, miso-maple bacon, a fried egg, and coffee-ketchup, all sandwiched between two toasted patties, Brown calls the creation “a complex gestalt of textures and flavors” (because he’s refined, you see). The finishing touch is a knife speared through the heart of the fried egg to break the runny yolk over the burger.
How does the burger taste? According to People, in addition to being nap-inducing, “it’s more than just decadent — it’s complex.”
The good news is that you don’t have to take People’s word on it — the Alton Burger is currently available at all Umami Burgers between now and April 24. As an added bonus, $1 of every sale of the Alton Burger will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Just make sure you order a coffee with that breakfast burger, particularly if you intend on operating any heavy machinery. You’re probably going to need it.