Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.


In April 2017, I did my first burger pop-up as the Burger Beast Burger Cart at my Burger Museum. My smash burger was and continues to be inspired by the burgers first cooked by White Castle co-founder Walt Anderson in 2016.

Who would have known that burger pop-ups would officially be a thing all over the U.S. five years later? It seems like just yesterday that burger food trucks were the rage.

Most burger popups seem to be inspired by the Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger, or OKC Burger, popularized by the Burger Scholar, George Motz. However, in my neck of the woods, folks are beginning to add another regional specialty, the Frita Cubana, to their pop-up menus.

If your favorite kind or style of burger sandwich does not exist in pop-up form yet, give it some time. Before you know it, there will be every kind of burger imaginable. I’m waiting on a Patty Melt pop-up!

There will probably even be some kind of vegan burger pop-up, and that’s when we’ll know this revolutionary trend has jumped the shark 😂

Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.
Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.

Am I missing any important ones? Let me know in the comments.

California Burger Pop-Ups

Hangaburs in El Sereno

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdqxPzArqT3/

Hap’s Burgers in Pasadena

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVWFHtRhGEp/

Tripp Burgers in Los Angeles

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdDsN1mL4Md/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Florida Burger Pop-Ups

Are You Hungry? Grill in Miami

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdD2Eb-OWtC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Only Doubles in Naples

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch-TkcLAzzF/

Poblano South in West Palm Beach

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce1BMA3Likn/

Speakeasy Burger in Orlando

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZXT83NF4VP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Ted’s Burgers in Miami

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcS8MKDrPIv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

New Jersey Burger Pop-Ups

Burger Buff in Toms River

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdOuPb7O13W/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

New York Burger Pop-Ups

Gotham Burger Social Club in New York

https://www.facebook.com/gothamburgersocialclub/photos/2922294524708385

Texas Burger Pop-Ups

Bad Larry Burger Club in Austin

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ccf7eCnO803/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Burger Bodega in Houston

https://www.instagram.com/p/Capm6x6pl_Z/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Trill Burgers in Houston

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcWrJYZJKbM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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