OK Melbourne, surely we've well and truly reached peak burger now. We've gone from patties stacked to the nines to now this new bizarre cheeseburger soup that, for some reason, is making us a little uncomfortable.
Jimmy Hurlston, the guy behind the rooftop burger joint Easey's in Collingwood, is no stranger to weird burgers. After all, this is a guy who also makes a living consulting other burger joints on how to shake up the classic patty stack. But he has taken things up another notch with the cheeseburger soup, which will be available on Monday July 31.
If you think that Hurlston's just chucked a couple of burgers in Thermomix and blitzed the heck out of it, don't worry, the cheeseburger soup actually sounds more substantial and more edible than that. The burger master says, “We wanted to create an authentic cheeseburger taste and experimented with a french onion soup base packed with rich ground beef, Frenchy’s yellow mustard, pickles and cheese… lots of cheese."
Easey's recently-opened CBD pop will be cooking up the cheeseburger soup ($10) on July 31, and it will only be available via Deliveroo between 11.30am-2.30pm and 6-8.30pm.
The soup was created as part of a collaboration with the Salvation Army's 'Be a Souperhero' campaign, which calls on Australians to raise funds for those in need and replace every meal with soup from Jul 29-Aug 4. All proceeds from the cheeseburger soup sales will go towards Salvos' community programs.