Summer is full of possibilities—so many things to do, sights to see, foods to eat. Everyone has their own philosophy about what summer should be: is it a time for relaxation or exploration; for quiet reflection or adventure? No matter what type of summer you’re planning, we have the perfect burger to match your style. Choose from the list below to find your summer burger personality.
Pick the summer locale you would most enjoy:
*Note: At this time, many places are still observing social distancing measures. While planning ahead for summer vacations and activities, please make sure you are adhering to your local and/or state regulations.
Lakefront Retreat – Sweet Heat Surf & Turf Burgers
Summer is: a perfect balance of relaxation and excitement.
It’s comforting yet inspiring; simple yet invigorating. Summer, to you, is like a week at the lake: one moment you’re floating in an inner tube, weightless; the next you’re zipping around in the back of a speed boat, the wind in your hair. You see life as a party—with new opportunities each and every day. You love to have fun but you’re also rejuvenated by the thought of doing absolutely nothing. The peace and tranquility you feel while sitting on a dock with your feet in the water or sunbathing on a beach is soothing to your soul.
Your perfect burger is: The Sweet Heat Surf & Turf Burger!
You have one foot on land, the other in the water—just like these burgers! Take a simple cheeseburger and top it with an exciting assortment of ingredients: flavor-packed lemon and brown butter aioli, refreshing corn and peach salsa with avocado and jalapeno, and juicy lump lobster meat (or your “surf” of choice). Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Try this recipe: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/sweet-heat-surf-and-turf-burgers.
Camping Haven – Campfire Mac & Cheese Burger
Summer is: a hands-on experience.
You don’t need fancy amenities to have a good time. In fact, you love the thrill of “roughing” it in the wilderness. That’s why camping is so appealing to you. There’s something about building a fire with your own two hands—which you will use to cook your food and keep warm at night (i.e., for survival)—or lying awake listening to the mysterious sounds of nature, that just can’t be beat. The fact that you’re sequestered from the rest of the world for a short while, allowing for some quality bonding time with your loved ones, is just an added bonus.
Your perfect burger is: The Campfire Mac & Cheese Burger!
Leave it to you to build a deluxe burger in the middle of nowhere. With some keen foresight and expert resourcefulness you can do anything you set your mind to. Tip #1: Prep the roasted garlic aioli in advance and store it in a sealed container. Tip #2: Prep the mac and cheese at home in a disposable aluminum tray, then reheat over the campfire when ready to serve. All that’s left is to cook up some patties over the open flame and assemble your burgers in the great outdoors!
Try this recipe: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/campfire-mac-cheese-burger.
Hometown Sanctuary – All-American Summer Burger
Summer is: satisfying and uncomplicated.
You don’t need a travel destination to have a memorable summer. You prefer to stay home and grill out on the back deck, maybe throw in a few tried-and-true tricks to impress your neighbors at the annual cookout. You have plenty to take care of right at home: projects to finish, books to read, and so on. You also know all the ins-and-outs of your nearby community, and you know there’s still more to see—more local spots to check out, more hidden gems to discover. Yes—you have major plans for this summer…they just don’t involve leaving home.
Your perfect burger is: All-American Summer Burger!
A classic with a surprise twist. These half-pound burgers, which combine ground beef with pork sausage, may look unassuming from the outside; but inside they’re stuffed with cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions! Then to finish off the traditional American cookout vibe, they’re decorated with a few classics: ketchup and mustard and…potato chips!
Try this recipe: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/ultimate-american-summer-burger.
Wayfarer’s Voyage – Firecracker Burger
Summer is: a spontaneous journey.
You celebrate life with a bang. There’s no time like the present—you might as well make the most of it. You don’t want to waste a moment sitting around; there’s too much you haven’t seen yet. You’ll slow down when you’re older (maybe). Every day is a new adventure. You have an endless list of action items—plenty of sights to see and things to do. Whether it’s exploring the wonders of the world, visiting all 50 U.S. states, or completing your list of must-see countries, you won’t stop til you’ve seen and done it all.
Your perfect burger is: The Firecracker Burger!
There’s suspense in every bite—you never know what to expect. With bursts of heat and spice from fiery ingredients like fried jalapenos, pepper-jack cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing, this burger will keep even the most adventurous eater on their toes.
Try this recipe: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/firecracker-burger.
Island Getaway – Caribbean Beach Burgers with Mango Salsa
Summer is: a break from reality.
To you, summer provides a great opportunity to get away from it all—even if just for a few days. You’d love to be relaxing on a beach somewhere or at an island resort, sipping a refreshing beverage or enjoying a gourmet meal. You just want to pause for a moment, away from all of life’s troubles, away from the status quo, away from your typical routine. All the better if it’s somewhere tropical.
Your perfect burger is: The Caribbean Beach Burger with Mango Salsa!
So you like to pull out all the stops, to splurge, to dine in luxury, every once in a while? Then these burgers are for you. The Caribbean jerk-seasoned patties set your taste buds on a far-off island while a refreshing salsa of mango, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime adds a delightfully tropical vibe. A few bites in and you may just forget your surroundings.
Want even more summer-themed recipe content? Check out our companion blog post, Hot Dogs for All Your Summer Occasions.
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