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Have you tried ordering a burger protein style?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 29, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Have you tried ordering a burger protein style? The other day I ordered a burger with two patties and no bun, Half expecting it to arrive with bun. Instead the waitress offered protein style which is lettuce wrapped instead of bun.

It worked great because I knew I would not get a bun and it was really good. I don't enjoy eating out much anymore preferring to cook. However this was a great. Have you ordered burgers with lettuce?

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on December 05, 2011
at 01:56 PM

I love the sign on the window that you see as you go out the door "Thank you. See you tomorrow." I would go there every day if I could. My husband likes the food, but hates the music which is loud and I think mostly for the staff who need it to keep up the fast pace of the place.

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:33 AM

Oh, lame. I hate when restaurants aren't consistent at all their locations. Sorry 'bout that..

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on December 05, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Upon reading I immediately headed to five guys. Boardman, Ohio doesn't have - shredded lettuce only, and as with every restaurant I ask what oil is in their oil and vinegar dressing, they looked at me like they are astounded and what kind of freak am I... getting a little sick and tired of this. I'm the only troublemaker in town who ever asks any questions about the food anywhere.

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on December 04, 2011
at 11:46 PM

That is cool and clever!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on December 04, 2011
at 11:41 PM

I'm going there next time I'm in Boston.

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on December 04, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I love that place! I've only been there once while traveling (I live in Massachusetts) but I hope to be by there again.

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on December 04, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Very Cool Sara!!!

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on October 30, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I always eat mine with a fork too, even when it does come with the lettuce wrap. Here in L.A., nobody bats an eye when you order any sandwich without the bread.

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on October 29, 2011
at 08:37 PM

husband and I tried that recently and felt so sick afterwards. I had to wonder if they mix the meat with some sort of filler.

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on October 29, 2011
at 08:35 PM

My kids and I LOVE the lettuce wrapped burgers (grass fed!) at Elevation Burger. It's right by where we go to take my oldest to her Latin tutor, so Wednesdays has pretty much become Elevation Burger day!

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on October 29, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Hardee's too. Same owner, same low carb burger, different restaurant name.

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on October 29, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Haha yes! 65% off and definite home delivery! He is living with us for his freshman year at Hunter.. now he can finally contribute to the household!!

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on October 29, 2011
at 03:58 PM

RedRobbin in Seattle.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 03:37 PM

hellloooo - that is quite the score! employee discount and possible home delivery?! nice.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on October 29, 2011
at 02:45 PM

My little bro just got a job at Bareburger.. this paleo household is PSYCHED!!! All organic and grassfed!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 02:18 PM

oh! i should add that they are super easy to make at home, i use kale as my bun as it's a tough mofo leaf and doesn't fall apart as easily as lettuce. you can use just like a bun or be weird like me and make the patty in a more narrow rectangle shape that you can just roll/fold up. also, folding the bottom up once = no leakage.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 02:17 PM

oh! i should add that they are super easy to make at home, i use kale as my bun as it's a tough mofo leaf and doesn't fall apart as easily as lettuce. you can fold over or be weird like me and make the patty in a more narrow rectangle shape that you can just roll/fold up. also, folding the bottom up once = no leakage.

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on October 29, 2011
at 01:35 PM

isnt that just at in n out in CA?

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at 09:28 AM

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 01:56 PM

We have them in NY, too. Bareburger offers a lettuce wrap as an option, Five Guys has the lettuce bun as well.

Big shout outs and kisses to In-n-Out for their Protein Style burger that started it all off, I remember my first lettuce bun was done Animal style back when I was veggie. So good and that's the way I do it at home now.

Oh, if you didn't know, they also have the Flying Dutchman which is no bun, no condiments, no spread. Meatastic.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 02:18 PM

oh! i should add that they are super easy to make at home, i use kale as my bun as it's a tough mofo leaf and doesn't fall apart as easily as lettuce. you can use just like a bun or be weird like me and make the patty in a more narrow rectangle shape that you can just roll/fold up. also, folding the bottom up once = no leakage.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 02:17 PM

oh! i should add that they are super easy to make at home, i use kale as my bun as it's a tough mofo leaf and doesn't fall apart as easily as lettuce. you can fold over or be weird like me and make the patty in a more narrow rectangle shape that you can just roll/fold up. also, folding the bottom up once = no leakage.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Haha yes! 65% off and definite home delivery! He is living with us for his freshman year at Hunter.. now he can finally contribute to the household!!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on October 29, 2011
at 03:37 PM

hellloooo - that is quite the score! employee discount and possible home delivery?! nice.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 29, 2011
at 02:45 PM

My little bro just got a job at Bareburger.. this paleo household is PSYCHED!!! All organic and grassfed!

507a43b2a190776060b8b142b464e808

(88)

on December 05, 2011
at 02:20 AM

Upon reading I immediately headed to five guys. Boardman, Ohio doesn't have - shredded lettuce only, and as with every restaurant I ask what oil is in their oil and vinegar dressing, they looked at me like they are astounded and what kind of freak am I... getting a little sick and tired of this. I'm the only troublemaker in town who ever asks any questions about the food anywhere.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on December 05, 2011
at 03:33 AM

Oh, lame. I hate when restaurants aren't consistent at all their locations. Sorry 'bout that..

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on October 29, 2011
at 11:14 AM

At FarmBurger, a small restaurant in Decatur, GA. No one bats and eye when I order my burger sans bun, in fact one of the managers suggested I have the grassfed beef burger on top of their organic salad which changes daily. They also have bone marrow and oxtail marmelade and lardons to put on your burger. I'm not sure if they still offer gluten a free bun as I don't bother with a bun. Can't get enough of their burgers.

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on December 04, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I love that place! I've only been there once while traveling (I live in Massachusetts) but I hope to be by there again.

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on December 05, 2011
at 01:56 PM

I love the sign on the window that you see as you go out the door "Thank you. See you tomorrow." I would go there every day if I could. My husband likes the food, but hates the music which is loud and I think mostly for the staff who need it to keep up the fast pace of the place.

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on October 29, 2011
at 02:03 PM

Some places around here do this, but you need fairly large lettuce leaves to wrap around a burger enough to act like a sandwich. Places that use shredded lettuce can't do it, obviously. And lettuce leaves don't soak up grease like a bun does, so you can still get grease running down your arm. Generally I just order the burger with lettuce (and onion or whatever) and no bun, and eat it with a fork.

At home, I rarely make a "burger," in the sense of a meat patty, unless I'm grilling outside. Usually I just brown up some loose ground meat, and then mix my onion, lettuce, mustard, pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms, cheese, or whatever into it and eat it from a bowl with a spoon. Tastes like a burger, and cooks faster with less splattering than a burger in a pan.

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on October 30, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I always eat mine with a fork too, even when it does come with the lettuce wrap. Here in L.A., nobody bats an eye when you order any sandwich without the bread.

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on December 04, 2011
at 11:41 PM

If you live in the Hartford area, Plan B Burgers serves any of their 100% beef burgers "in the grass" on top of a bed of lettuce. It's featured prominently on the menu. I find it a lot easier to eat than wrapped in lettuce, and you can get all the sloppy toppings.

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on December 04, 2011
at 11:46 PM

That is cool and clever!

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on December 04, 2011
at 05:05 PM

UBurger in Boston is great with this. They wrap the burger with plenty of lettuce so you don't get your hands as messy. I've been to some places where the lettuce was so tiny it was pointless. UBurger is also great because they have dedicated gluten free fryers, so if you feel like treating yourself to some fries, you can do so safely (as long as you can tolerate the high dose of omega-6).

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on December 04, 2011
at 11:41 PM

I'm going there next time I'm in Boston.

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on December 04, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Very Cool Sara!!!

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on October 29, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Hero Burger will serve them this way. my only problem with restaurant burgers is the filler they use to bind the meat into a patty; very few establishments add nothing.

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on October 29, 2011
at 02:47 PM

I have no problem ordering a burger with no bun at all sorts of different places. And it's served on a plate with all the veggies. I love eating it with a knife and fork! Do not miss the bun and would really not enjoy a delicious burger wrapped in a quickly wilting bit of lettuce with juices running all over the place - I'm not a well done burger type of girl.

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on October 29, 2011
at 02:40 PM

I always get lettuce instead of bun but it's usually a very sad effort. Expect to eat it with a knife and fork.

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on October 29, 2011
at 02:14 PM

Carl's Jr. has a nice "low-carb" version of all their burgers- wrapped in lettuce and all the other stuff. Pretty good. Warning: maybe eating two isn't a good idea.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on October 29, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Hardee's too. Same owner, same low carb burger, different restaurant name.

E06dcdb3f856057025e9776e038d8072

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on October 29, 2011
at 08:37 PM

husband and I tried that recently and felt so sick afterwards. I had to wonder if they mix the meat with some sort of filler.

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on October 29, 2011
at 01:48 PM

We had a work function at a Dave & Busters this past week and I had their double-cheeseburger sans bun. I just put the patties on top of the lettuce, tomato, and onion, drizzled a little yellow mustard over it, and went after it with a knife and fork.

I've had "protein style" burgers at 5 Guys as well.

Our cafeteria at work also serves hamburgers which I usually use as a topping for my salads instead of the dried up chicken breasts they also serve.

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on October 29, 2011
at 01:29 PM

Yep. I rarely go out anymore, but luckily we have a custom burger place that has an option to serve over organic greens.

Also, collard leaves make for really good (and sturdy) wraps for burgers, sandwiches, and burritos. Just sayin'.

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on October 29, 2011
at 11:06 AM

At home I often eat them like that. Or with cabbage leaves

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on May 17, 2012
at 01:20 PM

That's my favorite meal at In-n-Out. I didn't know Red Robin did that but I'll start going there more often!

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on May 17, 2012
at 11:54 AM

I travel a lot, and when I travel by myself I usually expense a week's worth of groceries I can keep in the hotel fridge - more often than not however, I am with co-workers that eat primarily at "sports bars" after work.

Because of this, my normal modus operandi is to order whatever burger they have, bunless with bacon and/or avocado, with a dry side salad in place of fries.

My alcoholic beverage of choice is usually just straight tequila on ice with a whole bowl of lime wedges, so I use the limes to dress my salad and add a little zip to the burger as well.

Servers hate me.

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on October 29, 2011
at 01:38 PM

I know if you order off their gluten free menu or ask for "low carb" Red Robin will do this for you. They wrap the burger in iceburg which isn't my favorite but when I was visiting my in-laws this summer, it was good in a pinch.

If I ever have friends inviting me out to eat at a place without a gluten free menu, that's usually my go-to.

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