Can’t say who thought of this concept, but naturally the “Mushroom Council” is excited about it.
The idea is to use finely diced mushrooms and seasonings as an extender for beef with a two-fold goal: to make hamburgers juicier and more flavorful, and also to do a bit for the environment – if we’re using less resources for beef, that’s supposed to be a good thing.
Seems like the suggested percentage is ‘shrooms in the 25-30% range.
Boldy going where no chain has gone before, the people at Sonic jumped on this, and are currently offering two different LTO blended burgers which they call “Slingers.” Bigger than a slider, not as big as a “regular” burger (tho I have strongly suggested they get with that!).
The “Classic” is cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. An upgrade gives you bacon/cheese without the produce. $1.99 and $2.49, respectively.
An affinity for mushrooms came to me quite late in life. I could possibly be a little shy about some of them still. But I was committed to diving into this for the sake of you, dear reader.
Glad I did. They ARE tastier. They ARE juicier. You can’t see or ‘taste’ anything mushroomy. At least I couldn’t.
I did enjoy them. I would prefer them over most fast food standard burgers. Nice brioche bun, as well. Soft but sturdy, how we like ’em!
So that’s that. Sonic menu. All items available all day. (I like their breakfast “toasters” too, and I’ll always go out of my way for tots over fries).
Sonic Drive In “Slingers” Review