One of the most celebrated holidays at Margaritaville®, National Hamburger Month returns to honor a true American icon—the hamburger. Starting May 1 through May 31, Margaritaville Orlando, along with locations across the country from the Bayou to Baja, will celebrate with specialty burgers that pay homage to regions of the Americas. Margaritaville will also pay tribute to its signature burger “Cheeseburger in Paradise” that has been served with a side of fun for almost 30 years.
To prepare for the month-long celebration, Margaritaville® connected with thousands of fans spanning the country, encouraging them to share their version of the perfect hamburger. The burger components surveyed ranged from the preferred type of patty to toppings, condiments, buns and sides. Out of more than 17,000 respondents, almost 82 percent of those surveyed preferred beef to turkey or vegetarian patties. An astounding 93 percent voted cheese as the number one topping, with cheddar as the favorite. Lettuce, tomato, bacon and pickles also got top votes. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard were the most popular condiments with barbecue sauce and Heinz 57 coming in fourth and fifth place. Naturally, the favorite side item was French fried potatoes with 77 percent of the respondents opting for a big kosher pickle and 53 percent choosing a cold draft beer as their beverage of choice to enjoy with their burger.
While waiting eagerly for our Specialty Burgers to arrive, we sipped on a Flight of Margaritas. A sampling of Who’s to Blame, Blueberry Pomegranate, Fins to the Left, and Last Mango in Paris. Each of the flavors were blended well and were a refreshing welcome to the Florida Heat.
The ginormous piled-high beef specialty burgers we tasted included Cheese burger in Paradise, Baja Burger, Chimichurri Burger, and Bayou Burger. All burgers are also available with vegetarian or turkey patties and gluten-free buns, served with your choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, or mixed green salad.
BAJA BURGER: Topped with carne asada, Oaxaca & Monterey jack cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, key lime crema, and shredded lettuce on a toasted brioche bun. Grilled steak, creamy avocado, refreshing pico de gallo, cooling key lime crema – Oh Yes! If I could pick a favorite – The Baja Burger won my foodie heart!
CHIMICHURRI BURGER: Topped with all the trimmings on a toasted brioche bun with a side of their signature chimichurri sauce – this garlicky and fresh herbal sauce marries beautifully with the richness of grilled beef. Chef Paul proudly mentioned that they make this sauce fresh, every day.
BAYOU BURGER: Seasoned with Cajun spices, topped with caramelized onions, grilled andouille bacon, lettuce, tomato and Cajun remoulade sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Beautifully seasoned with the right amount of heat, topped with the deliciousness of andouille bacon, this was incontestably a mouth-watering knockout.
For all your sweet cravings, Margaritville offers little bites of heaven with Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, and Gummy Bears to please the little kid in you……
Bottom Line: Super friendly and attentive staff, generous portions, live entertainment, and flavorful dishes – Next time you are visiting Universal Studios or heck simply want a evening out with or without your kids – stop by at Margaritaville. They certainly know how to make you feel right at ‘home’.
Don’t YOU wish you were sipping some deliciously refreshing Margaritas with me?
ABOUT MARGARITAVILLE ORLANDO®
The Orlando restaurant is located in Universal Studios CityWalk at 6000 Universal Boulevard and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information regarding the Orlando location, please visit their Website or call 407.224.2155. For all existing and future locations, please visit Margaritaville.
ABOUT JIMMY BUFFETT’S® MARGARITAVILLE®
Inspired by the lyrics and philosophy of Jimmy Buffett, the leading lifestyle brand is comprised of restaurants, retail shops, consumer products, casinos, resorts, vacation ownership and a national radio station on SiriusXM. Margaritaville® delivers an experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite vacation destination, whatever their latitude. Margaritaville® is more than a restaurant, it’s a state of mind and that guests can get there from most anywhere.
Margaritaville® locations span the United States in destinations, such as Key West, New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Nashville, Honolulu, Atlantic City and coming soon to Destin, FL and Pigeon Forge, TN and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
International locations include the Caribbean, Mexico, Republic of Panama, Canada and Australia. Margaritaville® resorts are located in Pensacola Beach and Bossier City, with Hollywood Beach, Florida slated to open in 2015.