THE BEST BURGER: Local restaurants put a spin on the basic burger

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On the right, is the classic double cheeseburger, next to the mushroom and Swiss burger — the two most popular burgers at Tops.

Kathy Harrison | The Log
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM.

In honor of May being National Hamburger Month, The Log asked readers on our Facebook page where everyone’s favorite burger is sold. Tops Hamburgers grilled the competition, trailed by McGuire’s and Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox. Who do you think has the best burger? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Out of the 12 burgers on Tops Hamburgers’ menu, the two most popular burgers are the classic double cheeseburger and the mushroom and Swiss burger. They offer eight quarter-pound classic burgers and four Destin specialty burgers.

The Destin location has been open since May 2007. Scott Mitch and his wife, Daniella, own the Destin restaurant, as well as the Tops in Navarre. The burgers range from $2.50-$10.

“They’re just good-old fashioned greasy burgers. They’re nothing special,” said Scott. They come with the basics like lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard, onion and ketchup, but you are free to change it up however you’d like. Scott said that the most popular add-on item is jalapenos.

They also have a special “Pittsburgh style” add-on, inspired by Daniella and her Pittsburgh roots, in which coleslaw and French fries are burger add-ons. Scott and Daniella made a bet that if the Steelers won the Super Bowl, she could add it to the menu.

Tops’ slogan is “Home of the greasy sac.” “Usually by the time you put it on your car seat and get home, the bag is dark brown,” said Scott.

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