All About the Burger Book by Burger Beast

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All About the Burger book by Burger Beast was unleashed on April 15, 2019, by Mango Publishing. It features people and restaurants’ history important in the history of the humble sandwich with great factoids sprinkled throughout.

The All About the Burger book was written like an almanac with lots of historical dates. You can see the chapter breakdown below, which includes the foreword written by Hamburger America‘s George Motz.

All About the Burger book chapters
All About the Burger book chapters

These are the restaurants that I discuss in the book.

A&W RestaurantsArctic Circle Bob’s Big Boy
Borden BurgerBurger Boy Food-O-RamaBurger Castle
Burger ChefBurger QueenCarl’s Jr.
Burger KingCulver’sDenny’s
CarrolsDog ’n SudsDruther’s
The FarmFatburgerFive Guys
Freddy’s Frozen CustardFuddruckersHabit Burger
Halo BurgerHamburger HandoutHardee’s
Henry’s HamburgersHoward Johnson’sHungry Jack’s
In-N-OutJack in the BoxJohnny Rockets
Kentucky Fried ChickenKewpee Hotel HamburgsKrystal
Little TavernLouis’ LunchMaid-Rite
McDonald’sRed BarnRed Robin
Royal CastleSandy’sShake Shack
SmashburgerSONICSteak n Shake
Taco BellWendy’sWetson’s
WhataburgerWhite CastleWhite Tower
Whopper BurgerWimpy GrillsWoolworth

Plus, I squeeze in the mentions of some of my favorite old-school Mom & Pop Burger Joints like Boyce General Store and Jack’s Old Fashion throughout!

All About the Burger Book Signings

After the book’s release in April 2019, I went on a road trip book signing tour.

Big Sky Buckhead with NFA Burger – Atlanta, Georgia
Boyce General Store – Alvaton, Kentucky
Charm City Burger CompanyDeerfield Beach, Florida
Dog ‘n SudsMuskegon, Michigan
Gilbert’s 17th Street GrillFt. Lauderdale, Florida
Halo BurgerFlint, Michigan
Hamburger House PartyMiami, Florida
Henry’s HamburgersBenton Harbor, Michigan
Ivanhoe Park Brewing with A Lo Cubano KitchenOrlando, Florida
Kewpee HamburgersLima, Ohio
Pinegrove Market & DeliJacksonville, Florida
Shake ShackCoral Gables
White CastleColumbus, Ohio

*This is an excerpt from my book, All About the Burger: A History of America’s Favorite Sandwich.


Audiobook Review by Ryan Paul Winn for American History Magazine

Book Review by Eat Drink Madison

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