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The Black Keys Burger: Velveeta Cheese and ‘Secret Sauce’ at Umami Burger

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The Black Keys' Akron Burger (Courtesy of Umami Burger)

The Black Keys’ Akron Burger (Courtesy of Umami Burger)

By Scott T. Sterling

For fans who’ve ever had a weird dream about what a Black Keys hamburger would taste like, dream no more forever.

Starting July 1, popular California-based chain Umami Burger is launching The Black Keys’ Akron Burger, the latest in the restaurant’s ongoing “Artist Series” of burgers.

“The Black Keys are on top of the music world now,” said Trevor Sacco, Vice President of Operations for Umami Restaurant Group in a press release. “We’re honored to add a bit of their ‘flavor’ to the Umami Burger roster.”

The sandwich features Umami Burger’s signature beef patty topped with Velveeta fondue, “secret sauce,” yellow mustard, chopped onions and dill pickles, on Umami Burger’s signature bun. It will available for $13 at all Umami Burger locations nationwide.

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More than just a culinary delight, the Black Keys’ Akron Burger is also for a good cause, with $1 from each one sold earmarked for The Black Keys Alfred McMoore Memorial Endowment Fund at Akron Community Foundation. The fund was established in June 2010 as a consistent source of financial support for Community Support Services, which acts as a safety net for Akron-area clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses, helping them get the psychiatric, medical and personal care they need.

Fans will also be able to enter a sweepstakes on the restaurant’s website for a chance to win tickets to The Black Keys’ upcoming Los Angeles show, autographed posters, CDs and shirts.

The Black Keys’ Akron Burger follows music-related Umami sandwiches from Mayer Hawthorne and Slash.

 

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