Discussion:
Rare and Medium Rare Burgers at Restaurants
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**Bigstick**
2011-08-07 03:09:42 UTC
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Tip of the Day!

When dining out ...
Ask them if they will prepare your burger "rare" or "medium rare".
Personally, I love my burgers Medium Rare juicy and bloody.

But even if you prefer your burger served up like a hockey puck (Medium Well
/ Well), you should still ask them if they will
prepare a burger as bloody as hell.

More than likely, most chain restaurants will say NO WAY!!!
Medium Well / Well Done Crispy are usually your only options.

Which of course is bullshit.
The ONLY reason why a restaurant will not serve you a bloody burger is
because:

#1 : THEIR GROUND BEEF IS POSSIBLY CONTAMINATED WITH E-COLI!
So ... they have to cook the shit out of it to kill the possible E-Coli
contamination.

This is the only REASON why a burger needs to be nuked and burnt!
I don't care what bullshit answer 'they' give you, they are cooking the shit
out of it to eliminate any contamination in their possibly compromised meat.

On the other hand, RESTAURANTS that CONFIDENTLY say "YES" to Rare and Medium
Rare requests, more than likely have a wholesome product.
They probably control the meat that they serve to you.
From the raising of the cattle, slaughter and butchering process.

Seriously ... call around and ask them before you make your dine-out
decisions.

So far I have found only two big chains that will serve their burgers 'Rare'
or 'Medium Rare', if you request it that way:

1. IN-N-OUT-BURGER
2. Outback Steakhouse

IN-N-OUT runs their own meat processing plant.
They buy the cattle from local farmers, slaughter and butcher the animal to
their specifications.

Outback Steakhouse does the same thing, except they grind their hamburger
meat fresh at each restaurant.

Restaurant chains that refuse to cook a burger under Medium Well:

1. Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks
2. Five Guys
3. Chilis
4. McDonalds, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr. etc.

When I called Islands and asked them why they refuse to serve a Rare Burger
... they said it was a CA state law to cook all burgers to at least 165
degrees.

I'm still researching this, and have yet to find out if this is true or not.


**BIGstick**

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Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and
asked Him to forgive me.
Dick Hertz
2011-08-10 02:21:12 UTC
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Dude, get a grip.
**Bigstick**
2011-08-10 04:16:36 UTC
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Post by Dick Hertz
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--Bigstick

Dude, get over me.


**BIGstick**

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Dude, get a grip.
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2020-01-15 19:30:48 UTC
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First. A stake can be safely be cooked rare as well as medium rare due to the fact that bacteria can not penetrate the outer flesh and get inside. All you have to do is kill the bacteria on the outside.

Second. Ground meat in General should be cooked no less then medium no unless you are in a clean room and there is no chance of bacteria in the air. ( this will not happen in any restaurant)
e coli is not the only issue that needs to be taken into consideration. Any bacteria in the air can contaminate ground meat due to the fact that all of it is at some point exposed to bacteria. Under cooking these meats can lead to illnesses. Most any restaurant will not serve rear burgers and not many will sell medium rear. If you notice at the bottom of the menu someplace it will have an ** that will explain the issues that can posibably come from eating undercooked meats an fish. If they sell fish. Some places dont even want to take that chance symptoms will seem like bad food poisoning. And most people ( especially people who eat raw or almost raw meat and have never gotten sick from it) will assume that they got food poisoning from something else. Although the cances of getting sick from a medium rare burger is low. It is still a chance that some places dont want to risk.

Im sorry that you feel as though these restaurants are against you they are not.
On the other hand many restaurants only refuse because of the risk to thier business. Some not as many actually do care about your safety
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