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Want to Win $10K? Cook Up a #BlendedBurger for a Chance! 🍔

The third annual Blended Burger Contest: one home cook and one professional will each be awarded $10K for their winning blended burger.

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Introducing the Winners of James Beard Foundation’s Fifth Annual Blended Burger Project™

Blended Burger Project ™ Top Five Restaurants Chosen Among Nearly 500 Participating Restaurants Nationwide by Prestigious Panel of Judges Drumroll, please. With nearly 500 restaurants in all 50 states and 402,000 consumer votes, the James Beard Foundation announces the winners of the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ – a summer-long campaign which challenges restaurants and […]

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Calling All Chefs: The Blended Burger Project is Back!

The James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project™ is back for its 5th year Are you a chef? Do you know a chef? Read on! The Blended Burger Project™ is a movement that strives to make burgers better by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms, creating an incredibly delicious patty that is healthier for your […]

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The Blend Takes On the 2018 World Food Championships

More than 1,500 home cooks and chefs traveled from across the globe to compete in this year’s World Food Championships (WFC). From barbecue to dessert and everything in between, the weekend-long competition was full of beautifully crafted and deliciously curated recipes, including blended burgers. As the Official Infused Sponsor of the World Burger Championship, we […]

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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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