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And the 2018 Blended Burger Project™ winners are…

350 restaurants. 250,000 consumer votes. Three prestigious judges. One simple ingredient: finely chopped fresh mushrooms. The James Beard Foundation announced the five winners in its 4th Annual Blended Burger Project™ competition, which featured chefs from all restaurant categories developing and menuing their take on a mushroom and meat* blended burger. “We were thrilled at the […]

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The Results Are In! Here Are the Top 20 Finalists in the Blended Burger Project

You voted, and we listened. These mouth-watering burgers were the top 20 vote getters in the 2018 Blended Burger Project! Next, each recipe will be evaluated by a panel of judges to find the top five blended burgers to rule them all. This year’s judges include: Andrew Zimmern, TV personality, chef, writer and teacher Antoinette […]

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Global Flavors Shine in the 2018 Blended Burger Project

Have you found a burger near you participating in the 2018 Blended Burger Project? It’s time to get adventurous with your blended burger! Blended burgers combine savory chopped mushrooms with ground meat for a flavorful, umami-licious burger that’s begging for creative partner ingredients. We partnered with the James Beard Foundation for the Blended Burger Project™ […]

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Hack the SONIC Slinger!

The SONIC Slinger Hack is Here Blenditarians, have you heard? SONIC®’s all-new Signature Slinger is the first mushroom-blended burger served at a national fast food chain, and we’re here to help you HACK the Slinger. Available for a limited time, SONIC®’s Slinger blends finely chopped mushrooms, 100% pure beef and seasonings to create a juicy, […]

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Winning Blended Burgers Take Center Plate at James Beard House Celebration

The five winners of the third annual Blended Burger Project™ were recognized at a dinner on January 23 at the James Beard House. The James Beard Foundation honored five restaurants for creatively re-imagining the iconic burger in the third annual Blended Burger Project, a competition challenging chefs to blend finely chopped mushrooms with meat for […]

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Q&A: Chef Christian, WSU Dining, Washington State University

The Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition is nearing its end and we have invited Chef Christian Siple, WSU Dining, Washington State University to tell us a little about himself and what inspired his Blended Burger. What do you like about The Blend concept? I think it is a cool way to look at doing burgers, a nice […]

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Q&A: Chef Ian, Rutgers Dining, Rutgers University

The Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition is nearing its end and we have invited Chef Ian Keith, Rutgers Dining, Rutgers University to tell us a little about himself and what inspired his Blended Burger. What do you like about The Blend concept? The blend concept allows us to provide more nutritious offerings to our student body by […]

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Q&A: Chef Stephen, NC State Dining, North Carolina State University

The Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition is nearing its end and we have invited Chef Stephen Taoso, NC State Dining, North Carolina State University to tell us a little about himself and what inspired his Blended Burger. What do you like about The Blend concept? The Blend is a unique way to incorporate mushrooms into ordinary menu items. […]

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Q&A: Chef Kurt, Eat at State, Michigan State University

Another proud participant of the Blended Burger Project™ Campus Edition, Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski, Eat at State, Michigan State University  is going to to tell us a little about himself and what inspired his Blended Burger. What do you like about The Blend concept? We utilize The Blend for a number of reasons: It keeps the burger […]

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And the 2017 Blended Burger Project Winners are…

More than 400 restaurants duked it out to be named one of five 2017 Blended Burger Project Winners Blended burgers were the hot trend in restaurants this summer. From Memorial Day through the end of July, 414 restaurants* in 45 states accepted the challenge to menu a burger that blends mushrooms with meat as a […]

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