Excite Students with a Blended Burger Bash!
Winter semester often feels like it goes on forever. Creating small celebrations with food can help motivate excitement and participation with students through the long winter months. Burger Bars can channel summer grilling memories and create a festive atmosphere for students. Pairing new fruits and vegetables in a fun burger concept can encourage students to experience new ingredients while enjoying one of their favorite foods!
Since Blend Burgers have less calories, fat and sodium than regular burgers they allow for more topping flexibility for student’s favorite toppings like cheese and turkey bacon!
Here are some of our favorite burger builds for your next burger bash!
- Pizza Burger: Pizza sauce & melted mozzarella cheese
- Philly Burger: IQF Diced mushrooms, onions, peppers & provolone cheese
- California Burger: guacamole or avocado and salsa
- Diner Burger: Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and American cheese
- Classic Jr Burger: American cheese and turkey bacon
- Hawaiian Burger: Pineapple spirals & BBQ sauce
- Gyro Burger: Plain Greek Yogurt mixed with dried dill, diced cucumbers and diced onions
- Sweet & Spicy Burger: Siracha sauce and soy sauce slaw
- Hot & Hotter Burger: Jalapeños and Siracha sauce
Blended Burger Bashes in Restaurants Across the Country
School Districts are not the only ones featuring Blended Burgers on their menus. Check out what top chefs are doing with the Mushroom & Meat Blend on their menus:
Chef Jehagir Mehta’s “Graffiti Burger,” Graffiti, New York, NY
Chef Rob Ray’s “Mushroom State of Mind Burger,” Belly Acres, Memphis, TN
Chef Domenica Catelli’s “Burger 2.0,” Catellis, Sonoma, CA
Chef Lorin Watada’s “Tikka Masala Burger,” Bachi Burger, Las Vegas, CA
Blended Burgers in the News
Mushroom Council Partners with Sodexo to Promote Blend Burgers and Encourage Produce Consumption
Sodexo, a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, announced they will be switching the all-beef burgers sold to their K-12 school district accounts to the meat and mushroom Blend burger. This change supports better nutrition for students in more than 250 school districts and aligns with Sodexo’s commitment to enhance student well-being.
Lisa Feldman, director of culinary services for Sodexo Culinary Solutions, commented, “Recent studies tell us that kids are taking more fresh fruits and vegetable at school meals, but not necessarily eating them. In addition to our work incorporating behavioral economics principles into our school nutrition programs to encourage students to both take and consume more fruits and vegetables, Sodexo is also looking at ways to add produce to other things we serve like adding natural and nutrient-packed mushrooms to burgers.”
In the Kitchen with Mushrooms
Beef & Mushroom Burger
Yield: 100 servings, 74.4 grams
Serving Size: 1 Burger equals 2.62 Ounces
Meal Equivalencies: 1.5 m/ma, 1/8 cup other vegetable