The CurderBurger is coming to all Culver’s locations for one day only in honor of National Cheese Curd Day next Friday.
The giant cheese curd burger started out as a fictional creation, teased on social media last April Fool’s Day to build buzz. And that it did. Culver’s followers soon generated a groundswell of demand that couldn’t be ignored, and the CurderBurger was born.
The social media response propelled Culver’s Director of Menu Development Quinn Adkins into the kitchen to develop the LTO. It combines two of the Wisconsin-based chain’s signature items—a deluxe butter burger and fried cheese curds—into one towering sandwich.
Culver’s cheese curds are usually served as bite-size nuggets of breaded and fried yellow and white cheddar cheese. To shape them into a golden fried crown that can sit atop a burger, Adkins formed the curds into a flat patty that’s coated with seasoned breadcrumbs and fried. Completing the burger build are lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and mayo.
The CurderBurger will be available in very limited quantities, so Culver’s is advising fans to get to its restaurants early. Customers who score one of the cheesey burgers can enter the “I Ate the CurderBurger Sweepstakes” by uploading a photo showing how much they’re enjoying it along with their receipt. The sweepstakes runs from Oct. 15-22.