Slater’s 50/50 stands tall over all competition

Excestassy- noun. The overwhelming excitement when indulging in the Slater’s 50/50 experience.

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Photo taken by Argeen Ghazarian

The Clark Burger created by the Design It menu at Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena with Slater’s fries and beer-battered jalapeños in the back.

Argeen Ghazarian, Film/ Staff Writer

Slater’s 50/50 manages to be the best hamburger restaurant there is by its diverse menu, fast customer service, beautifully designed interior and, of course, the tastiest hamburgers a person can ever experience.

The restaurant’s name comes from its signature burger patty, the original 50/50 patty — 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef. Their entire menu is based upon the simple yet great-tasting bacon, from bacon patties to bacon ketchup to bacon salt and even bacon brownies.

What? You don’t like bacon? No problem. They have other meats you are sure to like: grilled chicken, beef, fried chicken, portobello mushroom, carna asada fire beef, turkey and veggie.

When you walk in, the ambiance of the restaurant embraces you, from the original artwork on the walls to the smell of the heavenly food. Even if you are not the least bit hungry, it will be impossible to resist at least the smallest appetizer, which will probably include bacon in it. If not, it’ll be something beer-battered like their breath-taking beer-battered jalapeños or onion rings.

. Even if you are not the least bit hungry, it will be impossible to resist at least the smallest appetizer, which will probably include bacon in it.”

— Argeen Ghazarian

Slaters 50/50 gives each guest the opportunity to pick out their perfect burger. On an order form, you create your personalized burger. With literally thousands of different combinations, you can choose your favorite item for every aspect of the burger: the size, the bread, the meat, the cheese, the regular toppings, the over-the-top toppings, and the sauces. Best of all, in the end you get to name your creation.

During my recent trip to the Pasadena location, I created the Clark Burger: a ⅓-pound burger with white brioche bread, the 50/50 patty, American cheese, lettuce, Fritos, beer-battered jalapeños and bacon ketchup.

Most everything on the menu is their own creation made freshly every morning. This is a fine food establishment that only offers their experience to their guests at one of seven California locations.