Bang Bang Burgers: Where vegetarians and meat-eaters bond over perfect (but different) patties

Bang Bang Burgers: Where vegetarians and meat-eaters bond over perfect (but different) patties
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My boyfriend eats meat. I do not (and have not for the last 15 years). At home, I cook my food and he cooks his and our pots and pans maintain a respectful distance. But as far as restaurants are concerned, we don’t have much trouble getting us both fed at one place. After all, when it comes to the Big Five defining foods in a relationship (pizza, Chinese takeout, fast food, dessert and burgers), we agree on all of them.

On the pizza front, we don’t discriminate and will gladly eat Pure Pizza, Hawthorne’s, Benny’s or True any day. For Chinese takeout we are ride or die Ho Ho Cherry House (and frequently dine in too). Fast food is Chipotle, no contest. Dessert is Elizabeth Creamery. And for burgers, we’ve found neutral ground at Bang Bang Burgers in Elizabeth.

Bang Bang Burgers

Bang Bang specializes in steakhouse-style burgers in a fast food environment. Each week, they feature a different specialty burger and Chef Joe Huong takes a GoPro behind the scenes to show Facebook fans how it’s made.

The Frito Misto Burger Weekly SpecialThis Week’s Burger Special… The Frito Misto Burger with Shaved Parmesan, Homemade Pesto Mayo, Fried Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Topped with Sundried Tomato Oil…. Visit Us and TRY The Frito Misto Burger of the Week and LET US KNOW HOW IT IS!#Charlotte #Best #Burger #Restaurant #BangBangBurgers #Family #Friends #Fun #Joy #Love #Weekly #Special #CLT

Posted by Bang Bang Burgers on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bang Bang Burger special

In spite of Bang Bang’s inventive menu offerings, our orders are safe, predictable and simple. His: a double cheeseburger with ketchup only ($12). Mine: a veggie burger without all the fancy toppings (cilantro salad, chipotle ranch, pepperjack cheese); add lettuce, tomato, pickles and mustard ($10.50).

Bang Bang Burgers

Although Bang Bang prides itself on serving high-quality LaFrieda beef, their vegetarian option is not to be overlooked. The quinoa black bean patty is crispy on the outside with substantial chunks of chopped veggies inside, a welcome change of pace from the microwaved frozen patties some restaurants still serve.

Bang Bang Burger vegetarian

Of note for herbivores and omnivores alike are the light, soft, perfectly chewy buns from Dukes Bread in Plaza Midwood, the homemade pickles and the hand-cut fries.

Bang Bang Burgers fries

Everybody wins. Peace on earth.

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