The Freedom Burger is meant to benefit USO San Diego and is available at the Hard Rock Cafe for a limited time. It features a Certified Angus beef patty, topped with a grilled hotdog, melted cheddar cheese, Cowboy beans and citrus coleslaw on a toasted Brioche bun with spicy brown mustard, served with fried plank chips.

For each “Freedom Burger” purchased, Hard Rock Cafe San Diego will donate $1 to USO San Diego, a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life of U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. Hard Rock Cafe also gives a 15% discount on food and beverage to all Military personnel.

We sent our  reporter Will to the Hard Rock Cafe San Diego to investigate this limited edition burger and test it out with craft beer pairings. Our reporter had the following to say:

I personally loved the burger and in each bite you get a mixture of flavors that fit perfectly well together. Although the Cowboy beans are great on the burger, I preferred them on the side so I could choose how much I wanted on the burger and a few other tasters felt the same way. From their current beer selection I would say it paired well with the hop forward 8.1% Greenflash West Coast IPA, although for those who don’t enjoy the bitter hoppiness of an IPA can always try a more mild Lager or Pilsner and it would still be a perfect pair. 

My overall experience was fantastic and I can’t wait for the next time I’m in the area and can enjoy another “Freedom Burger”. Definitely a close 9 out of 10 in my opinion, Cheers!”


Editor’s Note: While Beer Aliens do not understand this human concept of war, we have learned that it is an important part of your culture. Any time great beer can be enjoyed along with food for you humans AND provide some help to those who have been wounded in your wars, we agree that it is a good thing.

Get down to the Hard Rock Cafe San Diego with your friends and order Freedom Burgers all around with a local craft beer of your choice.

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