The Burger Scholar himself, George Motz, schools us on his take on the iconic Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger. From the five ingredients—and five ingredients only—responsible for this masterpiece to the fine art of the pinch and pull, the inimitable burgersmith spills the secrets behind his legendary spin on the classic smashburger (which, BTW, will be the star of the show at his latest burger joint, Hamburger America, opening in SoHo next spring).
We are speaking with writers Seth Reiss & Will Tracy about their new feature film “The Menu” “The Menu” opens this Friday (November 18, 2022) A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
Respect the Chain with Sam E. Goldberg featuring Seth Reiss & Will Tracy
At Teddy’s in Hawaii, the Kanak Attack is a juicy one pound cheeseburger including Avocado, Onion Rings, Bacon, Spud & Teddy’s special sauce. The name seems fitting considering that in Hawaii this is slang for needing a nap after eating too much
The Mcdonalds Cactus Fle Market Box brings you back to days of being a kid and heading to McDonald’s with your parents for a happy meal. I remember it was all about getting the happy meal toy. The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box has literally recreated that exciting feeling. I think nostalgia box could also be a great name for this. McDonald’s also brought back characters from our past including the Hamburglar, Grimace & Birdie. They even added a brand new character named Cactus Buddy.
Dubai is one of the world’s most extravagant and luxurious destinations which is why we had to eat at the Cheesecake Factory. This location is Halal which means pork isn’t served, so any menu item that would normally include pork, has been changed to either beef or chicken. We thought it would be fun to try the Chicken Bellagio because the dish includes prosciutto. Usually in the states the prosciutto would be pork but here it has been changed to beef prosciutto which is very exciting!
We are at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vermont. We chat with Sean Greenwood and check out the Ice Cream Factory, the Flavor Graveyard, and the Scoop Shop where we try the Vermonster. The Vermonster includes 20 scoops of ice cream, two bananas, two cookies, two brownies, four toppings , hot fudge, hot caramel, and whipped cream.
We then meet up with Flavor Guru, Kim and create Respect the Chain's Ice Cream Flavor
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An Orange Vanilla base with a Sugar Cookie Crunch
Did you know that Royal Caribbean’s “Wonder of the Seas” is the biggest cruise ship in the world? The Wonder of the Seas features many attractions including a zip line, water slides, and Flow Rider. One of the best features is that the ship has its very own Central Park where you will find Chops Grille which has a New York steakhouse vibe. Join us for a behind the scenes look at Chops Grille where Executive Chef, Daniel Ledo Trujillo, will show us how the Prime Bone-In Ribeye is prepared.
We are getting Messi at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Soccer Star Leo Messi created the ultimate Messi Burger. The Messi Burger included two smash burgers, provolone cheese, Chorizo, caramelized onions, and special sauce. Bring your napkins because it’s getting super duper Messi.
Chicken Guy! was created by Guy Fieri and Robert Earl and is known for its Chicken Tenders and 22 different sauces.Chicken Guy! currently has 7 locations expanding through Florida, Tennessee and Maryland. Guy Fieri is expanding Chicken Guy! and is offering one lucky entrepreneur the chance to own a Chicken Guy! on Food Network’s “Guys Chance of a Lifetime.” We are in the kitchen with Culinary Manger, Cassie Montoro, creating Chicken Tenders and the Signature Sandwich, Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ.
We chat with the charming Jeff Goldblum about “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” that airs on Disney Plus. We recommend that Jeff films an episode featuring chain restaurants. He also explains what he thinks of the Cheesecake Factory and White Castle. Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains his favorite fast food is McNuggets. He also has a special menu item that he orders at Panda Express. We also chat with French Stewart who shares that he loves Chilis.
Music by Michael Burman
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The Cheesecake Factory's menu is huge with over 250 delicious dishes on its menu, more impressive is that all of these dishes are handmade, in house using only fresh ingredients. The Cheesecake Factory also prepares more than 150 Sauces and Dressings from scratch at each location every day. Respect The Chain is in The Cheesecake Factory's kitchen with Executive Kitchen Manager, Yahaira Lewis and we are preparing the CHICKEN PARMESAN “PIZZA STYLE."
Flip’d by IHOP’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with fresh strawberry’s, rainbow sprinkles, and whipped cream are delicious. On this episode of Respect the Chain we check out Flip’d by iHOP in New York City and create their world famous pancakes with Pancake connoisseur, Carson. Flip’d by IHOP is IHOP’s New Fast Casual Concept. If you are in a hurry and are craving pancakes, this is the IHOP for you.
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Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza was created by Ike Sewell 1943. We went to the original Pizzeria Uno in Chicago and created the Sausage Deep Dish Pizza using the historic recipe. David demonstrates each original step and technique that goes in to creating this 45 minute mouthwatering, hearty and thick deep dish pizza.
Respect the Chain with Sam E. Goldberg featuring Pizzeria Uno
Respect The Chain is in Hawaii and visits Chef Roy Yamaguchi at the Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai. Chef Roy Yamaguchi created Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Join us as Chef Roy invites us into the kitchen and we create the Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi which has been on the menu for thirty three (33) years. Respect the Chain with Sam E. Goldberg featuring Chef Roy Yamaguchi at the Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai.
We are in Orlando, Florida for the 24th Annual Miss Hooters Pageant. The 20 Hooters finalist competed for the title of 2021 Miss Hooters International. Before the Pageant Miss Hooters 2019/2020, Briana Smith, teaches Sam how to make a Long Island Ice Tea “LIT” Hooters Style. Congratulations to Gianna Tulio from Boca Raton, Florida who was crowned 2021’s Miss Hooters International.
Respect The Chain with Sam E. Goldberg Featuring Hooters
Buca di Beppo is known for its gigantic Half pound all beef meatballs. We are heading into Buca’s kitchen with Chef Scott and preparing the spaghetti and half pound meatballs. Buca’s eclectic vintage setting will have you fully emersed and feeling as If you are truly in Italy. Each room in the restaurant represents different Italian themes including the passion room, eggplant room, tomato room, and even the Pope room. In the Pope room you actually dine with the Pope.
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White Castle has a 1921 Slider that is only offered at a limited number of White Castle locations. You can try the 1921 slider that has been around for 100 years at the brand new White Castle in Orlando, Florida. Join us as we step into the White Castle Kitchen with Michael Guinan who shows us how to make the 1921 Slider & Original Slider. We also speak with Jamie Richards who will explain what it takes to get into the Craver Hall of Fame.
Respect The Chain with Sam E. Goldberg at White Castle
Dick’s Last Resort is known for the Big T-Boner! It’s a 48 oz 🥩 Steak, Nachos, Mashed Potatoes, & Broccoli 🥦 Get ready to have some fun and bring your thick skin because let’s just say you might get some friendly insults thrown you way 😀 If you want to visit a fun restaurant and have an unforgettable experience then Dick's Last Resort is the chain restaurant for you
We head to Baltimore, Maryland for The Greene Turtle’s Spicy Baja Fish Tacos.
Chef Norman Dalagar invites us into the Greene Turtle’s kitchen and shows us how to create the fish tacos with a Southern California flair.
Respect the Chain with Sam E. Goldberg featuring the Greene Turtle
Respect The Chain is ready for one of the biggest sandwiches of our lives at Primanti Bros. The original Primanti Brothers opened in Pittsburgh in 1933 and expanded all over the country with locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Respect The Chain was invited into the Primanti Bros kitchen with Primanti Owner, Eric Kozlowski to create their famous Pastrami Sandwich with all of the fixings including fresh Italian bread, fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, tomatoes and provolone cheese.
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