Slater’s 50/50: The 100% Ground Bacon Burger, the ‘Merica!

July 25, 2012 6:21 pm Published by 1 Comment

Slater’s 50/50 is the newest hot burger spot to invade the Orange County. Scott Slater opened the first location in the Anaheim hills just a few years ago. “Slater” for his last name and the 50/50 represents their famous 50/50 burger which is 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon. This burger restaurant and bar made such an impact on people that it was featured on the Travel Channel’s show, “Bacon Paradise”, and was voted top best burgers in the Orange County by Urbanspoon.

It’s a fun and casual environment, with its atmosphere taking cues from an upscale sports bar. It’s definitely a fun spot for those in their twenties and thirties who want a round of beers accompanied by delicious burgers; but is still clean enough around the edges to bring your families to. And hey, if Grandma doesn’t mind the higher pace and numerous TVs displaying sports channels, she’ll like it too.

Aside from their famous 50/50 burger, they also offer an all beef patty, fire beef patty, chicken patty, vegetarian, and turkey patty. Another delicious perk to Slater’s is that you can create your perfect burger with an abundance of traditional and unique toppings. With 5 different choices of bread, 12 different cheeses, 30 toppings, and 20 sauces, you are sure to create the perfect meal. Not only can you design your own burgers, but you can also design your own milkshake. They have flavors such as Maple Bacon, Mint Chocolate Chip, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Heath Bar Crunch, Oreo, Pumpkin Pie, Toasted Marshmallow, Root Beer, and Orange Cream.

Even though they’re famous for the 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon burger, for the month of July they brought out their ‘Merica Burger! This bad boy is 100% ground bacon, topped with two strips of bacon, bacon cheese, a sunny side up egg, then all topped off with a “bacon island” dressing (which seems to be a bacon infused thousand island dressing). Talk about cardiac arrest! So of course we had to try it.

We ventured out to Slater’s 50/50 in Huntington Beach and we got to try the ‘Merica burger, french fries with bacon ketchup, a Maple Bacon Milkshake, and slider-sized versions of their Hawaiian Burger; which is made with the 50/50 patty, grilled pineapple, sunny side up egg, American cheese, and baconnaise (bacon infused mayo). Sound like a few heart attacks on a plate? Perhaps. But we’re all still standing… and we ate every bite.

All of the food was absolutely delicious. The staff was fun, young, and they even had an extensive beer menu. The ‘Merica burger was a seriously heavy-duty ba-con-ified meal. We thought it was absolutely delicious but we could see how others who are faint of heart wouldn’t be able to take this burger. It definitely was salty, which we’re big fans of. (Just talking about the burger is making our mouths water.) The outside of the burger patty had a pleasantly crunchy texture and even tasted awesome without the buttered bun and all the other ingredients. We definitely agreed that this burger was one to be shared. Taking this baby on by yourself would be a pretty heavy task. Plus, if you share it you will have room for their delicious milkshakes. The Maple Bacon Milkshake was one of the best we’ve ever tasted.

Moral of the story is… you’re going to want to take a nap after eating at Slater’s 50/50. But it’s worth it! So if you’re in the area of one of their locations, we highly recommend getting a burger. Any will do.

Slater’s 50/50 Website

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