Slater’s Reveals ‘The Armageddon’ Burger

"The Armageddon"
"The Armageddon" Photo: Slater's 50/50

If you’re dead-set on December being the end of days, Slater’s 50/50 has a fairly appetizing apocalypse on the horizon. Next month the chain will release its “Armageddon Burger,” featuring a 1/3-pound meatloaf patty made from a blend of 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon with rendered pancetta. The burger is then wrapped in bacon and layered with shaved prosciutto on a bacon pretzel bun, with chipotle ketchup and arugula providing the only things close to vegetable matter.

Unable to prophecize the hardcore gastro-intestinal pains he’s going to cause, founder Scott Slater says, “For the end of the world, we created the ultimate comfort burger.” Of course, even though if it’s doomsday, dude is still charging you $11.95 for this edible form of euthanasia, just in case the Mayan prophecy proves wrong. The Armageddon Burger will be sold at all Slater’s locations, including the chain’s new Pasadena location, through December.