Once upon a time, Culver's joked about releasing a burger with nothing but a giant cheese curd in place of a hamburger patty and its usual fixings. Friday, that item actually became a reality. While the real "CurderBurger" didn't look quite like the version shared earlier this year on April Fool's Day, it did include a whole lot of cheese. You see, Culver's is headquartered in Wisconsin — the land of cheese — and the chain is a staple amongst those in the upper-Midwest.
As such, the real burger released Friday included one of the chain's iconic ButterBurger patties with a deep-fried cheese patty significantly thinner than how it looked in the teaser image in April.
One big Wisconsin Cheese Curd under a lightly buttered, toasted bun. Isn’t it beautiful? pic.twitter.com/NhLAISBySw— Culver's Restaurants (@culvers) April 1, 2021
Suffice to say, the item must have been a hit — food-tracking (and former ESPN) journo Darren Rovell reported a significant amount of locations started to sell out of the item within 30 minutes of opening on Friday.
Wisconsinites started lining up as early as 9:30 am to get these fried cheese curd patty burgers.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 15, 2021
At many Culver’s locations, they were sold out in 30 minutes https://t.co/mJ5xKKAGvG pic.twitter.com/A7i1tfpsoR
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IT’S REAL AND IT’S SPECTACULAROctober 15, 2021
Gotta Make Do
“We’re sorry, the #curderburger is sold out”
My column: pic.twitter.com/LC3UxcVqIV— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) October 15, 2021
Awaiting delivery. This will become a thread. pic.twitter.com/c4BlYY6sjX— Rob Sand (@RobSandIA) October 15, 2021
I was waiting for the #curderburger in the drive thru love at @culvers and I got hit by a truck while waiting- and while I was swapping insurance info, the burger sold out. @culvers please I just want this burger pic.twitter.com/nTdJUO9MsO— Sabatan (@b33sweat) October 15, 2021