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Millennials Driving Change In The World Of Burgers

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

The Carolina Ingredients blogosphere is firing up again and this time it is about burgers and millennials. Pundits reveal millennials want spicy flavors and new exciting combinations, paired with healthier options like turkey or vegetarian and always including “fresh” toppings.

McDonald’s revealed they are testing “build your own” burgers in certain locations. Chains like 5 Guys continue to expand. Larkburger, the chef-driven burger concept in Colorado, has created a buzz in food trend magazines. Yelp even has “Best Burgers in [name your location]” for major cities across the US.

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All of this hype has been sparked by the millenial generation to break the mold of the mundane burgers that we all got so accustomed to. 

This month, industrial seasoning distributor Carolina Ingredients worked to develop some new burger flavors as part of our ideation process. Our favorite was Green Chili Black Bean. Mild heat from the green chili and nuttiness from the black bean create a lovely flavor profile for our turkey burger. Additionally, the black bean flakes add great visual notes. This versatile seasoning blend can be used to make a meat based or vegetarian based burger.

What new burger trends have you seen that goes far outside the box?




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