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Burger: The Hazening

Big ol' blog Kotaku (which I thought was only about video games, but I guess not!) has this story about a police sergeant in Osaka, Japan who forced his underlings to eat a shit-tonne of burgs. Can there be too much of such a glorious thing as a burger? Apparently so. When the sergeant was caught, he resigned his post. Sources aren't clear, but we believe he's found fulfilment as a fry-cook at...

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Kotaku reports that science has discovered the very best way to hold your burger so all the sloppy goodness doesn't fall out when you take your first bite. Looks like a pretty solid theory, but we advocate conducting your own experiments to see if you can duplicate their results. And remember, every derb is a derb for science!

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Burger Brats is hosting the Gameover Challenge at their 254 Adelaide West shop. $35 gets you a place at the table, a 5-patty burger, chili fries and a shake, a chance to win a $50 gift card and the opportunity to derb for a cause. All proceeds for the event are going to a local women's shelter. Registration is at 7:30 and they're only taking 8 contestants. First come, first served. When...

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Lick's, Toronto's original "better burger" joint, has been closing the doors on a few of its franchises, including its flagship original Beach location. An article in today's Toronto Star (in which Benjamin Allison, Burger Derby founding member is quoted) blames market saturation and the fact that burger joints are having to steal market share from one another. The Star gets it most of the...

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A while ago we posted about the environmental impact increasing worldwide demand for beef profligates. It sounds like the premise of a Ren & Stimpy episode, but cow farts ARE killing us. So what if we could eat our delicious burgs without taking them from a live cow with a fully operational (and over-acheiving) gastro-intestinal tract? No cute cows crammed into horrible living conditions, and...

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Newness is New

As you can see we've made a few changes around here. Things look different, feel different, smell different (or maybe that's just me). The point is, Burger Derby is about a zillion times more awesome than it was before (nine out of ten awesologists agree). We basically rebuilt the whole site from the ground up making it more powerful, more agile, more portable, more attractive, and way better...

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The Hidden Cost of Burgs

Feeding humans is a costly affair; the cost to our environment is staggering. But how much damage could the lowly hamburger do? Turns out, quite a bit. This is a fantastic video goes over some of the shocking numbers. It highlights just how important something like "grass fed" really is. Let's all try to derb responsibly!

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Mr. Sato, a reporter for Rocket News 24 in Tokyo, definitely had it his way at a Tokyo Burger King. He ordered a whopper with 1050 slices of bacon on it, winning the WTF!? award for 2012 with a resounding arterial clog. The ridiculous burger was possible because Tokyo Burger Kings were offering 15 slices of bacon added to your burg for only ¥100. Maybe they heard about Wendy’s ousting BK in...

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It’s been reported that after a brutal struggle lasting decades, Wendy’s has usurped Burger King as America’s second favorite fast food restaurant. That means between The Ronald and Wendy herself, the top two slots are held by mascots of the ginger persuasion. Gentlemen might prefer blondes, but not when it comes to their burger fetishes.

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Refining the Derb

We've been doing a lot of thinking about what a burger is, and what constitutes a derb-worthy burg. You may have noticed the recent review of BarVolo's Elk Burger, a burg made from non-bovine meat. This would seem to be outside the original limit on what we considered a true burger which, of course, included all beef burgers, as well as some exotic burgs like buffalo and bison burgers. That...

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Toronto's Bronze Burger

The Burger’s Priest won third place in the 2012 Toronto ZAGAT Survey. No, not the ZAGAT burger survey – as far as we know, they don’t do one. The Priest won the bronze medal for all of Toronto’s food. Let’s repeat that. The ZAGAT Survey, one of the most prestigious crowd-sourced dining guides in North America, placed a burger joint in the top three spots to get fed in Toronto. Two things can...

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You're here. You love burgers. You want to participate in building the best burger resource the Internet has EVER seen. But how? Where to begin? Derbing burgs is a lot easier than you think. Just get thee to a burgery and order a burger. Snap a photo of it if you feel like it, then eat the hell out of it. The hop on BurgerDerby.com (get signed up if you're not already) and click the big "Rate...

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Burger Derby Launches!

One midsummer day in 2011, a small group of friends gathered together to eat hamburgers. But this was no ordinary summer barbecue - this was Burger Derby 2011. Six people with ten burgers from five different joints. We tasted them blind, savored every bite, and at the end, declared a winner. But that wasn't the end, it was only the beginning. Two of those friends saw more than just one night...

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