The Latest Nonfiction on your Burger Addiction

Burger Jones Burnsville Experienced and Responded to Cyber Attack

Minneapolis, MN, October 17, 2014

Burger Jones of Burnsville experienced a cyber-attack on its point-of-sale system from January-July 2014. Based on the findings from a forensic investigation, only about five percent of the total customer credit and debit card transactions conducted during this period were compromised.

Burger Jones of Burnsville has installed an alternative payment system that provides added security and we are continuing to work with law enforcement and industry-leading consultants to enhance security and safeguard customer information. For more information about the system compromises or if you have questions, click here

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Top 10 Burgers in the Twin Cities

By Ed Huyck
Minneapolis, MN, January 18, 2012

There's nothing humble about the hamburger in the Twin Cities. Our Midwestern pride comes out with this seemingly simple dish, crafting innovative variations while never missing the essential equation: patty + bun + toppings = tasty glory.

Finding the top 10 in the Twin Cities took careful consideration to materials used--burger patty, bun, and toppings--and then how they were prepared. For such a staple dish, the burger is easy to ruin.

And there are intangibles. One of the pleasures of going out to eat is the location. The restaurants below range from some of the classiest in town to classic neighborhood bars where the meals are served wrapped in paper, without any plates at all. Both extremes work perfectly for our towns' best burgers.

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9. Burger Jones
If you put "Burger" in your name, you had better be ready to deliver the goods. Burger Jones does that, and much, much more. The popular eatery, with locations in Burnsville and near Lake Calhoun, offers an almost dizzying array of options, not just in toppings but also with the basic ingredients, offering up bison, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options. On the hamburger front, one of the most popular during the daytime is the Nooner, which offers a cheeseburger and fries for a single low price. The massive dish--served either "pink" (medium rare) or not pink--is a veritable mountain that is easier to eat with a fork than the hands, especially if you add some of the toppings. The same can be said for their signature burgers, such as the White Trash burger (topped with chicken-fried bacon, fried cheese curds, and Velveeta, oh my) and the Hangover, which adds a fried egg to the usual bacon cheeseburger experience.

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City Pages Best of Award

Best Bloody Mary - 2011 & 2012

There's no sweeter surrender than a little hair of the dog on a late morning. Ordering a breakfast cocktail after a long night says to Sunday, "I give up." Not gonna get out for a ski. Not gonna tinker with the broken lawnmower. Not gonna crank out a chapter in that novel. It's over—hangover FTW. Luckily, Burger Jones makes giving up look, taste, and feel like a really good decision. Not only is the portion of velvety and slightly kicky tomato elixir generous enough to knock out even the most formidable headache (thanks to a little Absolut Citron), but it's served with enough garnishes to set any weird food cravings to rest. Pickles, sausages, olives, cheese curds—it's a meal in itself. The whole package comes served in a down-homey mason jar.

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May 9, 2011: Burnsville Gets Burgerized

Put this in your address book: 1617 W. Cty Rd. 42. And while you're at it, here's the phone number: 952-885-2289.

You'll feel better knowing you have the essential details. Because when the Jones hits, you don't want anything to hold you back.

We're right by Burnsville Mall. And you can't miss our sign. Plus, we're almost always open -- from 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Come check us out. You'll find we're great for groups, just fine for families, and heaven for beer geeks and barflies. Enter the front door and take a left for the tavern, or turn right for the dining room. Wherever you go, burger bliss will follow.

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Restaurant Review: Burger Jones

She Said. She Said.
Minneapolis, MN, February 25, 2010

"... so for dessert Ryan and I shared an Oreo shake and Pat had a chocolate shake and MMmmmmMMMMM delicious, they were!!! Would I go back for the food?? Yes."

For the full article click here.
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Burger Jones and Summit Brewing Announce...
Free Beer

Minneapolis, MN, February 22, 2010 - Come celebrate Summit's Unchained Series release of India Style Rye Ale. Their third release in this series.

When: Wednesday March 3rd at 8 PM

Your first glass of India Rye Ale is on the house until the keg is fried, no silly strings attached.

  • Featuring the new BJ Unchained Burger
  • Win free logo pint glasses, T-Shirts, hats and gift cards. Enter to win a “four course” meal at Burger Jones
  • Meet Brew Master Mike Lundell

For more information call 612.746.0800
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Burger Jones issues the MEAT IT OR BEAT IT challenge

Minneapolis, MN, September 25, 2009 – “We have the meat if you have the balls,” said BURGER JONES General Manager John Emerson to the fanny-packed dad who asked him about the Meat Your Maker burger. “Think you can handle it?  I said, ‘DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT?’” bellowed a normally reserved Emerson.

An apology...

“I apologized to Mr. Bladquist,” said John Emerson, reading from a prepared statement. “I did not display the Parasole standard of hospitality that” blah blah blah.

 

Followed by a dare

“MEAT IT OR BEAT IT. Here’s the deal: If any beer-gutted biker, college stoner, female softball player or Japanese speed eater can finish a Meat Your Maker burger within an hour, they’ll get an exclusive, open-casket-quality T-shirt.

“Moreover, I will personally take time out of my schedule to attend their funeral.”

 

MEAT YOUR MAKER

“Lest its glory blind thee, I will describe the Meat Your Maker,” said Emerson.

"LEVEL ONE: A bun, grilled with cheese and bacon. It supports a 7 oz. cheeseburger, chicken fried bacon, chili cheese dog-burger, 7 oz. cheeseburger, and chicken-fried bacon.

LEVEL TWO: Grilled cheese with bacon, a 7 oz. cheeseburger, chicken fried bacon, chili cheese dog-burger, 7 oz. cheeseburger, and chicken-fried bacon.

LEVEL THREE: Grilled cheese with bacon, a fried egg, cooked to order, topped with onion rings and garnished – no, crowned – with Faribault Creamery cheese curds.”

Calories: Approximately 10,000.  Cost: “$35, not counting medical care. By the way, we are not liable for injury,” warned Emerson. “You WILL be asked to sign a waiver” (see below).

A message to food critics, bloggers, and reporters

“You could die,” said Emerson. “In fact, I expect our burger to send unclean souls to hell.”

“But if you do meat it and somehow beat it, you’ll earn the respect of burger flippers like myself, people who aren’t all fancy like you are, who feed real meat to real people who want to take their country back from the broccoli czars, fat rationers and quinoa Nazis.

“Learn more on our Facebook page,” said Emerson. “Then ask yourself, ‘Can I MEAT IT OR BEAT IT?'”

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from The Onion, Volume 45, Number 24
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Burger Jones:
A New Urban Burger Bar from Parasole

Minneapolis, MN, May 19, 2009 – With the opening of Burger Jones restaurant and bar, Twin Citians finally have an answer to the question, “Who's your momma? Who's your daddy? Who's your pusher with the patty?” Says Phil Roberts, founder of Parasole Restaurant Holdings and creator of Burger Jones: “The idea behind this restaurant is simple: NEED. BURGER. NOW.

“We don't just fix burgers. We give people their burger fix – with the best damn burger we know how to make.”

The secret ingredient is burger

Burger Jones opens after nearly a year of intense burger graduate study. “We visited the country's premier burger joints,” says Roberts. “We read every article on burgers. And we tried literally dozens of different blends and grinds from various suppliers.”

Using a proprietary beef blend – coarsely ground, hand-pattied, then cooked on a heavily seasoned flattop grill – Burger Jones serves burgers that achieve “the Holy Grail of burgerdom,” explains Roberts. “They're beefy, but not gamy. Juicy, but not greasy. Tender, but structured. And crusted just so.”

Parasole restaurants already serve some of the city's best burgers – from Manny's Prime Burger to Salut's French Onion Soup Burger. But Burger Jones is special, according to Roberts. “Just like a Manny's steak is in a category of its own, Burger Jones stands apart.”

In at least one respect, however, Burger Jones will be identical to its Parasole siblings: “Even though this will be among our lowest-priced restaurants, Burger Jones will offer the same legendary Parasole service you receive at Manny's, Salut, Pittsburgh Blue and everywhere else,” promises Roberts. “ From the knowledge of our servers to our entire staff's commitment to guest satisfaction, this will be a Parasole restaurant through-and-through.”

The beef is just the beginning

A superior burger depends on more than the patty, however. Roberts highlights other features of the Burger Jones experience:

The bun:  “It's a house-made, egg-washed challa-like bun that's soft enough not to get in the way of the burger, yet firm enough to hold up to it.”

The fries: “We actually serve three varieties. Our principal French Fry is made from aged Russet potatoes, twice-fried to achieve the perfect crispiness on the outside and optimal texture inside. Burger Jones also offers maple-bacon sweet potato fries and parmesan waffle fries.

The cheese: “You choose the cheese – locally sourced from Faribault Dairy … Amablu, Caveman cheese curds and Fini, a Wisconsin cheddar that is aged for an additional 14 months in the dairy's sandstone caves.  Other offerings include Gruyere from Southern Iowa and fresh milk mozzarella.”

The specialty burgers: “I'm partial to the White Trash Burger, with chicken-fried bacon, cheese curds and God's own Velveeta. But we also have several other specialty burgers, and a rich repertoire of off-menu specials.”

Happy Hour in the bar – and the dining room - and the patio

Burger Jones offers Happy Hour throughout the restaurant from 3-6 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to close every day. Bargains on domestic, craft and import tap beers. Special pricing on well drinks and house wine. Also watch for daily specials and unique Twitter and Facebook offerings.

“Whether you're mingling in the bar, holding court in the dining room, or enjoying the patio, Burger Jones will have a killer Happy Hour,” says Roberts.

Bar offerings available any time of day include a wide selection of bottled beers and drafts; wine by the glass and bottle; martinis and specialty cocktails; and Hard Shakes like the Southern Belle, featuring vanilla bean frozen custard, grilled peaches, Maker's Mark and ‘Nilla Wafers.

Standout take-out

The entire menu is available to go. Orders can be placed in-person, over the phone.  “Being right by the lake, Burger Jones is perfect for picnics, and with guaranteed parking for takeout, it's easy to stop by and pick up dinner on your way home from work,” explains Roberts.

Burger Jones also offers burgers by the sack for company lunches, along with BJ party platters for larger groups.

A delicious design

Burger Jones offers guests a choice of three distinct spaces: a streamlined dining room that somehow manages to be unpretentious and sophisticated; a small, but self-contained bar; and a spacious patio overlooking Lake Calhoun.

The restaurant was designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Moschella-Roberts, creator of Chino Latino, the new Manny's Steakhouse, Salut Bar Américain and Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse.

“We think guests are going to like being in Burger Jones,” explains Roberts. “The emphasis is on comfort, and every design element works toward that end. Burgers are timeless, after all. The space should be, too.”

Call 612-746-0800 for takeout

Call 952-885-2289 for takeout