P.J. Clarke’s Bacon Cheeseburger Is Still the Cadillac of Cheeseburgers

Back in the 1950s, jazz icon Nat King Cole famously dubbed the bacon cheeseburger at P.J. Clarke’s the “Cadillac of hamburgers.” But as executive chef Michael DeFonzo explains, the burger was on menu at the famous saloon long before that, since the late 1930’s. He can tell a truly old school patron because they still call it a bacon cheeseburger. But most people call it the Cadillac these days and the restaurant sells over 400 a day (as well as 600 plain burgers).

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