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 Dish of the day: Bacon Cheeseburger

Dish of the day: Bacon Cheeseburger

Boasting a juicy beef patty topped with crispy bacon and smothered in melted cheese, the bacon cheeseburger is a champion of American cuisine.

You don't have to look far to find some mouth-watering options to satisfy those cravings. If you're after a classic, go for Burger Republic's offering. Head to Burgeroom for a towering feast of melted cheese and meat, or if you're looking for something a little more adventurous, opt for Burger Joys, where you can add spicy jalapeños or indulge with black truffle oil for some sophistication.

Here's the secret to the ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger.

Once upon a bacon cheeseburger…

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Dale Mulder invented the bacon cheeseburger in 1963, made in response to repeated demands from customers asking for bacon on their cheeseburger. The dish has now spread across the world, and appears on menus in hundreds of countries, thanks to its universal appeal.

Keeping it simple is never a bad choice, and Burger Joys' Cheese Burger with Bacon promises some classic flavour notes. There's oozing melted cheese, juicy beef patty and a salty kick of smoky bacon, served up sizzling.

Layer it up

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When it comes to the burger's composition, finding perfection is an age-old quest. For many, the key is in the arrangement of the bacon. Getting the crispy rashers layered correctly is a challenge that can make or break a burger.

Classic techniques include The Cross (two rashers of bacon on right angles to each other), and the Side-by-Side (simply placing three pieces next to each other), but these methods mean that there will be some bacon-less bites. The superior Bacon Weave cross-hatch pattern is widely acknowledged as the superior method – giving you consistent flavour with every mouthful.

Twist on Bacon Cheeseburger

Today, hearty Bacon Cheeseburgers aren't hard to find. But if you're looking for the cream of the crop, check out Burger Republic's Bacon Cheese. Try adding a dollop of creamy guacamole, or some soft sautéed mushrooms for a moreish twist on a classic.

Burgeroom offers a balance of textures. Succulent tomato and romaine lettuce are packed in, alongside organic beef, and – our star of the show –  bacon, before being topped off with a savoury sesame seed bun.

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