Hard Rock Cafe Unveils a Gator Tail Burger in Select Florida Locations
Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure. World Burger Tour, a limited-time offering of Hard Rock Local Legendary Burgers, inspired by the taste and flavors from cafe locations around the world, hits tables at select participating Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world beginning May 1 and continues through June 25.
“To celebrate the third year of World Burger Tour, we thought it was important to share Hard Rock’s heritage with guests, and what better way to do that than through our Local Legendary Burger collection,” says Darryl Mickler, senior director of research and development for Hard Rock International. “For a limited time, guests from around the world will now be able to taste the unique flavors from cities like Cartagena, Colombia or Seoul, South Korea, without ever leaving their hometown Hard Rock.”
The 2017 World Burger Tour lineup features the Seminole Cattlemen Burger, which pays homage to Hard Rock International’s parent company, The Seminole Tribe of Florida. The specialty burger, available in select Florida locations, uses traditional Seminole ingredients including zippy swamp cabbage, also known as hearts of palm and tupelo-breaded gator tail.
This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with crowd favorites added to the 2017 World Burger Tour lineup. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:
Seminole Cattlemen Burger (Florida)—pay tribute to the tribe. This Legendary burger is a combination of zippy swamp cabbage, also known as hearts of palm, fresh tomato and tupelo breaded gator tail atop a seasoned Seminole beef patty and smothered in Seminole wing sauce.
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.
Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina)—shake it up with andouille sausage, Certified Angus Beef, salsa criolla, garlic aioli, Monterey jack cheese, fresh arugula and a fried egg to top off the burger.
Olé Burger (Barcelona, Spain)—a fury of red peppered Romesco sauce, roasted vegetables, with goat cheese crumbles and arugula, dancing on a Certified Angus Beef and between a toasted bun.
Colombian Plantain Burger (Cartagena, Colombia)—a South American savory and sweet combination of caramelized onions, bacon and Monterey Jack Cheese, spiked with molasses and topped with fried plantains on a Certified Angus Beef patty. Perfectly paired with crispy plantain chips and mojo sauce.
Banh Mi Burger (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)—coated in tangy house-made Vietnamese glaze, topped with sliced cucumbers and pickled vegetables, accompanied by a garnishment of cilantro and green onions all on a Certified Angus Beef patty.
Tennessee BBQ Burger (Tennessee)—like a good country ballad, this Certified Angus Beef burger brings happy tears with BBQ dry rubbed premium beef topped with pickle slices, Memphis slaw, pulled pork, pig sauce, crispy onions and cheddar.
Spinach & Chickpea Burger (New Delhi, India) —a vegetarian, house made patty of red skin potato, spinach, chili peppers, cilantro, chickpeas and spices, topped with arugula, tomato, cucumber and a spiced yogurt sauce.
Jambalaya Burger (Louisiana)—this big easy burger features spiced up Certified Angus Beef fixed with Cajun mayo, pickles, andouille sausage, pepper jack cheese and a jammin’ jambalaya rice cake.
Riviera Burger (Nice, France)— a lovely masterpiece made of savory olive tapenade and chipotle flavors, marinated tomato, melty goat cheese, fresh greens and crisp potato rosti sitting perfectly on Certified Angus Beef patty.
When In Rome Burger (Rome, Italy—dine as the Romans dine with pancetta, garlic aioli, crisp arugula and ricotta cheese spiked with sun-dried tomatoes atop a Certified Angus Beef patty on a toasted bun.
Kimchi Burger (Seoul, South Korea)—a tradition years in the making, Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Sriracha-seasoned kimchi, bulgogi sauce, fresh tomato and lettuce and Sriracha mayo.
Greek Burger (Athens, Greece)—a Certified Angus Beef patty piled high with slow-simmered eggplant salad enriched with fresh herbs and vegetables, finished with a dollop of haydari yogurt sauce, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato.
Local Legendary Burgers are served with lettuce, tomato and paired with the ultimate sidekick—Hard Rock’s Savory Artisan french fries. Throughout World Burger Tour, each french fry selection is paired with a complementary signature dipping sauce. Guests in select markets can choose from Hard Rock’s classic seasoned french fries or additional new offerings, including Garlic Fries with Garlic Aioli and Spiced Curry Fries with Tandoori mayonnaise.
Just like the artists whose memorabilia lines the walls at Hard Rock locations worldwide, the burgers served at Hard Rock Cafe are nothing short of “legendary.” All Local Legendary Burgers feature the highest quality meats, fresh ingredients, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses.
As part of the World Burger Tour menu, Hard Rock Cafes will also showcase the brand’s world-famous cocktails, including:
Southern Rock—Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur and SMIRNOFF Vodka, mixed with sweet & sour topped with Sierra Mist.
Hurricane—Orange, mango and pineapple juice, infused with BACARDI Superior Rum, BACARDI Select Rum, Amaretto and Finest Call Grenadine.
Electric Blues—SMIRNOFF Vodka, BACARDI Superior Rum, Beefeater Gin, DeKuyper Blue Curacao and sweet & sour topped with Sierra Mist.
Mojito—BACARDI Superior Rum muddled with fresh mint and lime topped with club soda.
Lovely Rita—Sauza Gold Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and Hard Rock’s authentic Margarita Mix.