Kick off burger season with the Hard Rock Cafe's World Burger Tour. The limited-time event is back to celebrate the start of burger season with an international flare and we've got the details. For two months (May 1st - June 30th) visit your local Hard Rock cafe for a burger inspired by cuisine from cities around the world like London, Athens, Honolulu, Montego Bay and more. To make things even more exciting, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour. What is that? Keep reading to find out!
*Thanks to Hard Rock International for the gift card provided to experience this tour. The information and gift card have been provided to me by Hard Rock International. Any opinions remain my own and are in no way influenced by items received.
Chefs were given creative freedom to create a unique "Local Legendary Burger" that captured the flavor of their city. More than 160 burgers were created this year and evaluated by the Hard Rock's culinary team. The following World Burger Tour offerings will be available May and June. Note, not all burgers will be available at all cafes. Visit their website for a full list of burgers.
English Breakfast Burger (London, England) - a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans
Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) - a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño
Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) – a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber
Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise
ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise
Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli
Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice
Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo
To take the burger experience to an even higher level, Hard Rock Cafe created cocktails to complement the World Burger Tour options. Cocktails are served in Hard Rock's iconic mason jars and can be ordered with the suggested pairing or mixed with other burgers from the menu. Cocktails include:
All Jacked Up – created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry
Crisp Sipper – inspired by the Aloha Burger’s sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick’s gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme
MelonPalooza – designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock’s house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry
Sweet & Fiery – inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper
Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) – created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry
Still wondering about the literal World Burger Tour? Well, it's a good thing you stuck around. The Hard Rock will be bringing its menu to life by offering a unique burger experience that takes your taste buds on an international journey. Hard Rock, in conjunction with global experience agency RPMC, is offering a World Burger Tour travel package that includes stops in iconic cities including London, England; Athens, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Seattle, United States. The four-stop, once-in-a-lifetime excursion celebrates the cities that inspired the Hard Rock's World Burger Tour. The package for a private, 10-night trip includes flights, first class hotel accommodations, ground transportation and exclusive dining and music experiences at Hard Rock Cafe locations in each city not typically available to the public. Visit the World Burger website to enter your email address and get your trip started.
I will personally be visiting the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago to try out one (or two) of these awesome burgers. I'll share my experience on Instagram but I want to see which burger you're tasting and in what city. Use #WorldBurgerTour and tag @HardRock on Twitter and @HardRockCafe on Instagram. Happy eating!