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Sonic - blended hamburger

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Sonic fast food restaurant is test marketing blended hamburger made of 75% beef 25% ground mushrooms
Two month trial at all 3,5000 locations offered in 2 of their burgers, the Sonic cheeseburger and bacon cheeseburger.
Sales pitch, lower total calories for bacon and cheese lovers.

IF it goes over well expect others might follow suit and it could put a dent in demand for beef.
I've never had one. Seems to me chopped mushrooms could work well, has anyone here tasted one?
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Postby pdfangus » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:21 pm

no but I will make an effort to try one......I love Sonics Chicago Hot Dog.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:29 pm

pdfangus wrote:no but I will make an effort to try one......I love Sonics Chicago Hot Dog.


I am not a fan of sonic foods they don't taste too good to me.
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Postby 1982vett » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:30 pm

I’d think 25% mushroom is a bit to much unless you are already a vegetarian. I have put diced mushroom , onion, carrot and such in burgers before. They cook different and have a different texture. As far as taste.....closer to a meatloaf sandwich than a burger but I like a good meatloaf sandwich too.
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Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:02 pm

How much are mushrooms a pound? Is saving sonic money, or the consumer calories?
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Postby callmefence » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:24 pm

Son of Butch wrote:Sonic fast food restaurant is test marketing blended hamburger made of 75% beef 25% ground mushrooms
Two month trial at all 3,5000 locations offered in 2 of their burgers, the Sonic cheeseburger and bacon cheeseburger.
Sales pitch, lower total calories for bacon and cheese lovers.

IF it goes over well expect others might follow suit and it could put a dent in demand for beef.
I've never had one. Seems to me chopped mushrooms could work well, has anyone here tasted one?


about a 34percent increase in hamburger/mushroom burger consumption would increase beef consumption?
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Postby j_20 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:28 pm

I'd say stick with wendys and arbys they are doing the most for american cattleman right now to my knowledge. I dont see adding some mushrooms being enough to up consumption enough to cover the loss.
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Postby greybeard » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:54 pm

I don't go to Sonic any more. They 1st stopped offering banana splits, and more recently, decided it was just too much trouble to put a tablespoon or 2 of powdered malt extract in their milk shakes and took malts off the menu.
Their burgers weren't all that great to begin with either..
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Postby Ky hills » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:08 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
pdfangus wrote:no but I will make an effort to try one......I love Sonics Chicago Hot Dog.


I am not a fan of sonic foods they don't taste too good to me.


I am not a fan either, never been able to figure it out unless it's the kind or amount of cooking oil but something about it just don't set well with me.
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Re: Sonic - blended hamburger

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:09 pm

I had a blended root beer float last night. Is it going to be similar to
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Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm

I love their budget burger. When we go on road trips we get this burger with mustard instead of mayo...it use to be a buck, but I think its a little more now. Has everything the bigger burgers have, its just smaller. I don't need a big burger, specially at lunch, so this small one is just right. Not sure if i'd be happy with a burger made of mushrooms.. is this a real story?
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Postby slick4591 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:02 pm

I get a breakfast burrito on occasion there, but that's about it until they put 50 cent corn dogs on special.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:11 pm

Ky hills wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
pdfangus wrote:no but I will make an effort to try one......I love Sonics Chicago Hot Dog.


I am not a fan of sonic foods they don't taste too good to me.


I am not a fan either, never been able to figure it out unless it's the kind or amount of cooking oil but something about it just don't set well with me.


If I eat at sonic I am darn near starvation
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Re: Sonic - blended hamburger

Postby pdfangus » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:20 pm

heck ......I am always starving.....

we have a new cookout in town.....I am taking half my meals there now...it has not yet replaced my weekend omlette and grits at waffle house though....
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Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:38 pm

pdfangus wrote:heck ......I am always starving.....

we have a new cookout in town.....I am taking half my meals there now...it has not yet replaced my weekend omlette and grits at waffle house though....


Cookout is my favorite place to eat fast food wise
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