Burger Suggestions At Walt Disney World Theme Parks for National Burger Day on September 18

I am not sure which marketing genius invented the food-based holidays like “Gumdrop Day” or “Mincemeat Day.” I would like to meet them and thank them for giving me an excuse to eat simply because of a made-up holiday. Now there are several burger holidays but September 18, 2021, is National Burger Day.  I know you will be leaving cookies and milk for Ronald McDonald on the night before in preparation.

Now imagine you are Walt Disney World on this revered burger holiday. This is not a day to settle for a below average frozen burger patty from Cosmic Ray’s. You should enjoy a good burger.

Where should you go? I have a few suggestions from the theme parks.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I would suggest the Sci-Fi Diner Drive-in BBQ Burger.

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This is a bit pricey even for Disney at around $21. However, the quality is high if you can overcome the darkness of the restaurant theming to eat your burger.

It is a signature blend of beef and house-made seasoning on a brioche bun. It is then topped with slow roasted pork, bourbon-bacon jam, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and BBQ Sauce. This dining experience while seated in a themed vintage car is enjoyable but be prepared because this burger can be messy.

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In the Magic Kingdom, there are lots of average burger options. I would suggest The Main Street Burger, at The Plaza Restaurant, which also is about $21.

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This 7-ounce all-beef patty is topped with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, a beer battered onion ring, and a sunny side up egg. The bun is a flour dusted Kaiser bun with roasted poblano mayonnaise. This may not sound too impressive, but reviews of this relatively new burger are good.

At Animal Kingdom, there is one superior counter service choice, Satu’li Canteen. This themed canteen features the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods-Bao Buns.

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Yes, I know this isn’t precisely a burger, but it should be deeply considered for cheeseburger day. These steamed bao buns are filled with actual burger ingredients inside, right down to ground beef, cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, and pickles. This also comes with crunchy vegetable slaw and vegetable chips.

That leaves us with EPCOT, and I would like to suggest something from Rose and Crown Dining Room. The Welsh Pub Burger is a bit pricey at $22.

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However, it may very well be worth it. The angus beef patty with beer cheese, bacon, and beer-battered leeks is a taste adventure. The side of Branston mayonnaise adds to the experience.

May you celebrate this holiday by enjoying a burger of your choice. May these suggestions work well for you to celebrate the culinary gem known as the burger!


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