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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.
See also: burger, flip


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!
See also: burger, flip
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But the king fries at Burger King have five to eight grams more bad fat than those burgers.
Every dollar raised in participating restaurants will directly benefit the communities they serve, with scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2016 through the BURGER KINGaa Scholars program.
But more variety meant slower service and higher costs, leading some chains - notably Burger King in its effort to catch up to its rival McDonald's - to retreat to the tried-and-true burgers-and-fries formula, and the introduction of the "value menu" to steer customers toward a limited number of menu items in different combinations.
Your best bet is just to pick up a few of the many dairy- and egg-free burger products available at your health food store and do some taste-testing.
If a burger only provides a couple of grams of protein, as some do, you might want to include other protein sources (like beans or nuts) along with your meal.
To avoid flavorful juices from escaping - which will cause you to end up with a dry burger - don't smash burgers with a spatula during cooking, cautions Murphy.
Following the tremendous success of our first location, we're thrilled to open our second Burger 21 restaurant in Johns Creek," said Corley Steward.
What's more, Wendy's Garden Salad has more vitamin A and C-the nutrients you expect from vegetables-than Arby's, Burger King's, or McDonald's.
Burger King Corporation and its purchasing agent, RSI, do not have a direct relationship with any tomato grower or its employees, as is the case with some of the other large chain restaurants.
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The all-American burger continues to be the leading entree on all restaurant menus, while Ketchup is the No.
About Burger 21 With 17 locations now open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and more than 20 in development in seven states, Burger 21 is a "beyond the better burger" fast-casual franchise concept founded in 2010.
You may have heard that Burger King is now offering a veggie burger, the BK Veggie, on the national menu in the United States.