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World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Philadelphia

Hard Rock Cafe Launches World Burger Tour—Sample Burgers From Around The World at Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia

World Burger Tour Hard Rock Cafe

For a limited time, Hard Rock Philadelphia wants to rock your tastebuds with a menu of legendary® burgers from around the world. This is the 2nd year in a row for the World Burger Tour.

This year’s World Burger Tour travel package includes stops at iconic cities including Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Honolulu, Hollywood, Key West, Miami, and even Pittsburgh in the United States. They skipped Philly — don’t expect a Philly cheesesteak burger. Womp, womp.

Other cities around the World that are represented on a bun: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Athens, Greece; Brussels, Belguim; Busan, South Korea; Cologne, Germany; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy; Nice, France and jolly ‘ol London, England.

We recently had the opportunity to taste test four of the city-inspired burgers as well as some new and very tasty cocktails. Here’s what we tried!


🍔 ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayo.

Hard Rock Cafe ATOMIC! Burger

Hard Rock Cafe ATOMIC! Burger (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

🍔 Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli.

Hard Rock Cafe Tango Salsa Burger

Hard Rock Cafe Tango Salsa Burger (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

🍔 Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice.

Hard Rock Cafe Greek Burger

Hard Rock Cafe Greek Burger – David’s Favorite (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

🍔 Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole, pico de gallo, served with Furikake french fries.

Hard Rock Cafe Aloha Burger

Hard Rock Cafe Aloha Burger – Marilyn’s Favorite (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

They were ALL good so it was hard to choose a favorite, but the Aloha came out on top for me, while the Greek was hubby’s favorite.


The cocktails were on point, too. 🍸🍹🍸🍹🍸🍹

The Crispy Sipper – Hendrick’s Gin, Monin Cucumber syrup, tonic, fresh cucumber, raspberry, orange, and lime with a sprig of rosemary and thyme! Delightfully refreshing!!

Crispy Sipper Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

Crispy Sipper – David’s favorite (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

All Jacked Up – Jack Daniels Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Rum, pineapple and lime juice. Perfection in a glass, if I do say so myself. 😍

All Jacked Up Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

All Jacked Up – Marilyn’s Favorite (Photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

Melonpalooza – Coconut rum, Melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and sweet and sour. This screams summertime-fun drinking!

Sweet and Fiery – Absolut Peppar Vodka, ginger liqueur, blue curacao, lemonade, and ginger beer. This was the least favorite at our table, simply because all we could taste was ginger. Which isn’t a bad thing, per se, but felt it was the weaker of the cocktails.

Melonpalooza and Sweet and Fiery Cocktails Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

Melonpalooza (left) and Sweet and Fiery (right) (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

This tasting was a lot of fun; thankfully they gave us slider-sized bites and not full-sized burgers so we could taste them all. Otherwise, methinks this would not be a positive report. 😷

Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia World Burger Tour sampling

World Burger Tour samples – yum yum! (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

Can’t wait to go back to try some of the other burgers and new cocktails. We suggest you do too!

Special thanks to Shana at Cashman & Associates for the invite.

Shana and Marilyn

Shana and Marilyn (photo: David Johnson/Philly Grub)

Extra special thanks to our burger tasting buddies Cherry Lemi Gutierrez (aka @phillyfoodgal) and her husband Jason (@215foodguy).

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