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flip burgers

1. Literally, to cook hamburgers, typically but not always as part of one's job at a at a fast food restaurant. (Cooking hamburgers often includes flipping them on a grill or flat top to ensure each side is cooked.) I spend all day flipping burgers, so I'm never in the mood to eat them when I'm not at work. Joe's out back flipping some burgers on the grill. If you're hungry, I can tell him to throw another one on.
2. By extension, to work at a job that is low-paying, monotonous, has few opportunities for advancement, and is below one's potential. If the phrase refers to a hypothetical job, it does not have to be limited to fast food. However, this phrase is not usually applied to one's actual job if that job does not involve fast food or literally cooking hamburgers. I know you need cash, but I think you should focus your energy on finding a solid job rather than picking up a few bucks flipping burgers. A lot of people look down on flipping burgers, but that's where I started, and I've worked my way up to regional manager.
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1. A beef patty served on a bun. A shortening of "hamburger." I'm just going to get a burger with fries.
2. By extension, a sandwich with a patty made from another substance (which is usually included in the sandwich's name, such as a "veggie burger"). I know you don't eat meat, so I made sure to pick a place with a great veggie burger.


n. a hamburger sandwich; a hamburger patty. You ready for another burger?


n. a lowly hamburger cook in a fast-food restaurant. (see also hole digger.) If you drop out of school now, you’ll end up being a burger-flipper for the rest of your life.

flipping burgers

tv. cooking hamburger patties in a fast food restaurant as an occupation that school drop outs end up doing. (An occupation that offers practically no opportunities for advancement.) Do you want to spend the rest of your life flipping burgers! Do your damn homework!
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Pan-fry burgers over medium heat, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.
s 350 calories down to 310 (a regular Chicken Whopper has 580) by asking for reduced-fat mayo (available on any sandwich now that Burger King has added the BK Veggie Burger to its menu).
Outside the burger arena, health prospects improve: Most Mexican fast-food places have stopped using lard in refried beans, and there are often several relatively imaginative entrees available at chains like Taco Bell, Del Taco, Taco John's and Chi-Chis.
Red Robin's Burger Works allows us to provide Red Robin's uniquely craveable burgers in areas like OSU that we haven't been able to serve in the past.
Veggie burgers are generally lower in calories and fat and higher in fiber than hamburgers.
While nothing beats an outdoor grill for cooking most burgers, some delicate fish and vegetable burgers are best cooked stove-top in a skillet, notes Murphy.
For those who prefer a main course, thawing out numerous packages of veggie burgers and molding them into a pseudo-gobbler is not necessary.
18, guests are encouraged to download Burger 21's free mobile app and register in order to receive an offer for a free Cheesy Burger.
So will a Big Mac, a Whopper, a Burger King Chicken Sandwich, or nine Chicken McNuggets.
the Big 'n' Tasty, as McDonald's and Burger King spend millions in advertising dollars trying to outsell each other.
In addition to serving Angus burgers, Bennigan's is also introducing a limited-time Chipotle Burger made with fresh avocado, Chipotle glazed onions, bacon and cheddar cheese; and Burger Bites, four mini burgers topped with American cheese to the menu.
We wanted to recreate the classic steakhouse experience in a gourmet burger format using only the highest quality ingredients to create a flavor profile that our guests can relate to," said Mike Remes, corporate chef for Burger 21.
Meanwhile, in the purchasing process, we found out that with so many deals on their burgers, the big chains sometimes confuse their staff members.
Confused or-more likely-blissfully ignorant of the changes that now mean a shake at McDonald's is quite different from a shake at Burger King, or a burger at Hardee's ain't the same as a burger at Wendy's.
On November 1, 2006, Back Yard Burgers had previously announced that its board of directors had directed its audit committee to review the Company's historical stock option practices and related accounting.