Published: May 27, 2016 1 min read
WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE BURGERS The burger has come along way from its fast food origins. The basic ground-meat-patty-sandwiched-between-sliced-bread-roll of the diners and stands has evolved into genuine gourmet fare. Culinary works of gastronomic excellence and astronomic prices. These are the most expensive burgers in the world. The $295 Serendipity Burger from Serendipity 3 in New York City, New York. Consisting of Japanese Waygu beef infused with ten herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese hand-formed by James Montgomery in Somerset, England, and cave-aged for 18 month shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg. Served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll - itself, topped with a blini, creme fraiche, and Paramout Caviar's exclusive Kaluga caviar. Comes with a diamond-encrusted, solid gold toothpick.—Newscom

To celebrate National Hamburger Day—Saturday, May 28—we've gathered an assemblage of some of the wildest, glitziest, most over-the-top burger creations in history. Rather than your typical humble blue-collar hamburger, these burgers might be topped in caviar and foie gras, be large enough to feed hundreds of people, or cost about as much as a decent used car. But hey, as far as we know, at least none of them charge extra for adding cheese.