Gourmet Burger Expansion
Move over greasy fast food, gourmet burger restuarants, many from celebrity chefs, continued to proliferate in 2011. It seemed like everywhere you look, a new gourmet burger joint is popping up. A veritable who’s who of celebrity chefs are fueling the burger craze, from Emeril Lagasse to Bobby Flay to Hubert Keller. (One more example: Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery will open up next to PBS headquarters next Spring.) How much longer will the gourmet burger craze last? Tough to say, but for burger-lovers sick of the uninspiring fast food options, this is one trend that can’t last long enough.