Cook a Burger that Will Please Your Annoying, Foodie Friend

We all have that friend. You know, the one that sends back his/her burger if it is medium instead of medium-rare?

Now, you've just received your 2-pack of the Mac Attack from BurgaBox and you're having "that" friend over to share it. 

While you usually just cook a burger until it looks edible, your foodie friend cannot stand to eat a burger that is not medium-rare. 

And suddenly, the panic becomes real. You have one chance to perform because there are no send backs (maybe you should have splurged for the 4-pack) or an innocent waiter to take the blame. Basically your friendship is on the line. Yes, burgers can be this serious.

First, let's break it down to the basics. Medium, well done, etc? What does this all mean?

Rare: A cool red center, with a lot of juice. If you're new to cooking, you probably should not serve essentially raw meat to your guests. This will ensure that no one will be poisoned and you will still have friends at the end of the meal.

Medium Rare: A warm red center that still has a lot of juice. 

Medium: The most popular way to eat a burger. The center is pink but still contains great moisture. Again, the safest way to keep all of your friends.

Medium Well: A slight hint of pink with a little juice left in the patty.

Well Done: The patty is officially brown all the way through and there is probably no juice left. It might become dry and tough (aka kind of gross)...we don't recommend cooking your burgers this way.

Now that you're educated, it's time to execute.

There are two ways to go about this. First, the touch test. For each level, compare the firmness of your palm to the burger.

For the medium rare crew, keep the burger patty on until it is as firm as your palm when your thumb and index finger make contact. Perform the same technique for the following...

Medium: Thumb to middle finger

Medium Well: Thumb to ring finger

Well Done: Pinky to thumb.

If you have some germaphobes in the house, stick a thermometer right through the side.

The temperatures should read as follows,

Medium Rare: 130-135 degrees 

Medium: 135-140 degrees

Medium Well: 140-150 degrees

Well Done: 155+ degrees

This cheat sheet combined with our easy-to-follow BurgaBox instructions will allow you create a Burgerfeast so amazing, "that" friend will be coming back every week for some more. But maybe make him/her buy next time...

Gifts for Burger Obsessed People

We have created high expectations for burger maniacs all around the country. As a result, they can be hard to please in all categories. Are you struggling to get the perfect present as ridiculous as a BBC burger? We have a few ideas and they can all be shipped to your doorstep.

BurgaBox: Tis the season to stuff your face and eat until it hurts. Our startup, BurgaBox will bring ingredients to BBC's award winning burgers to your doorstep and give you all-star ability in the kitchen. Get the gift that keeps on giving with our 3-month and 6-month subscription packages for a loved one this holiday season. 

Burger Bath Mat: So fresh, and so clean. This might be the only time when you can confidently say this in the presence of a burger.

Burger Ornament: Let it hang in all of it's glory.

Burger Leggings: Wear your heart on your sleeves (or pants).

Personalized Branding Iron: Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a name on it.

Burger Cufflinks: We rare-ly dress up but when we do, it's well done.

BBC Burger Shirt: Could you fit that burger in your mouth?

Good Burger Pin: Welcome to the Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?

Burger Bow Tie: A little cheesy, but always classy.


Burger Hair Sticks: You can also use these to poke anyone that gets suspiciously close to your burger.

Burger Mittens:  Just yes.

Boston Burger Company Gift Card: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free at Boston Burger Company!

Burger Decal: Have you seen anything more beautiful than this?

Burger Bean Bag: The only way to Netflix & chill.

8 in 1 Burger Press & Freezer Container: Because you can never have enough back up burgers.

Burger Lunch Bag: If you can't eat a burger every day, you can at least stare at one.

Burger Candle: Two words: Burger Zen

Happy Holidays!

10 Maple Syrup Products that were Probably Made in Heaven

We already blew you away with our ability to please the #basic fall lovers out there. So, we thought we would give an encore...but with another star of the show. Maple syrup. And no, pancakes and waffles are no longer taking the lead roles. We are spreading the love with 10 Maple recipes that will complete your fall season and honestly...your life. 

1. Maple Mayo: Ahhh, our specialty. We throw in some pure maple syrup and mayo into bowl and lather it on our Vermonster Burger. Our sauce combined with sautéed apples, bacon and sharp cheddar cheese and a heap of meat are just well, perfect. Try it at home with Burgabox.

2. Maple Stout Float by Vermont Maple

3.  Maple Grilled Cheese by Pure Canada Maple

4. Maple Cinnamon Biscuits by Maple Syrup Michigan

5. Maple Baked Beans by Pure Canada Maple: Add these babiess to your Sunday Football ritual

8. Maple Vodka and Espresso Dessert Cocktail by Saveur

9. Maple-Bacon Doughnuts by the Novice Chef Blog

10.  Maple Mustard Balsamic Dressing by Green Healthy Cooking 

Eat up!


In 2008, we brought the goods to Boston. Burgers topped with mac n' cheese, mozzarella sticks, guac...WTF?? Boston had no idea what they were missing, but now, they can't look at a burger without some fried goods and BBC sauces on top. Our customers agree that after a #BBCBurgerLab creation, you'll feel #blessed to never have to settle for an average burger again.

Burgers and freak frappes are our specialty but we don't stop there. We make scratch-made salsa that will take your DIY burger up at least 3 notches.  But don't stop at the burger. Our salsa is also sure to spice up your chip dipping, fish grilling, morning eggs and burrito. 

From mild to freakin' hot, you can easily find your perfect match. Choose from our 3 selections...

Wild Mild: tame, but ready to party

Bahama Mama: how we like our women...sweet, spicy with some tropical feels 

Inferno Habanero: the hottest of bunch with some sweetness

Can't make it to the restaurant? Don't cry. This is easy. We can ship our burgers to your door. Or find the BBC Salsa on our website and your local Whole Foods, Hannaford, Roche Bros. or Star Market.