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BA Adds Burger to First Class In-Flight Menu, First and Concorde Lounges

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Old May 29, 14, 7:05 am
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BA Adds Burger to First Class In-Flight Menu, First and Concorde Lounges

Starting next month, first class long-haul BA fliers will be treated to a "specially crafted gourmet" burger. The "Flying Burger" will be listed on the bistro menu and will be served with triple-cooked chips and a choice of relishes.

A "Grounded Burger" (crafted differently from the one available in-flight) will be added to the menus of both first and Concorde lounges.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...rst-class-menu

If you happen to be flying long-haul or in one of the lounges serving the burgers, report back and let us know what you think of these burger additions.

Mods: I tried to search for a good, existing thread to add this post to, but quickly skimming through the hundreds of possible threads in the search results yielded nothing. My apologies, but I know that you would know best as to where this news would fit.
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Old May 29, 14, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by Mark Tazzioli, BA's chef
It has taken months of trials to ensure we get the perfect texture and succulence, not just for the British palate, but for the hundreds of other nationalities that fly with us.
In other words, BA have concluded that if they burn them to a crisp then they'll taste the same for everyone
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Saw this on Twitter. couple of funny replies - not sure if the link will work:

British Airways ‏@British_Airways 6m
Burger on board! From June, we'll be serving our 'Flying Burger' to our First customers on long haul flights. pic.twitter.com/DjNnnW2Ev9
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The burger in the lounges has been superwell done for ages. Surely they can't get any drier on board...how about warming them in the steamer oven?
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Originally Posted by FTcadence View Post
A "Grounded Burger" (crafted differently from the one available in-flight) will be added to the menus of both first and Concorde lounges.
Oh dear, they're going to enhance the Flounge burger even further

Maybe they've discovered a new supplier of ground-up industrial waste?
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What's a triple cooked chip?
And why would I order one instead of the properly fried sort?
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I don't really understand this news...burgers in the lounge has been around for some time. Is this a backwards enhancement?
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I have had the privilege of having a BA Burger in CCR and they are wrank! especially the buns. I do believe the new burger proposal will be an improvement but not sure if the triple cooked chips is a good idea nor serving it in First on board. They would be better of sticking to proper French fries and not fat chips.
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Fantastic (sarcastically) - no more salmon on their menu, now it's only extra well-done burger! What about stomach ache pills? Are they included?
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"Grounded burger" sounds like something is wrong with the BA fleet.
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Originally Posted by FlyerGill View Post
What's a triple cooked chip?
And why would I order one instead of the properly fried sort?
They are still fried but cooked three times, and having had the original Heston one's at the Fat Duck - try them before dismissing them.

Perfect fluffy chips with a crisp coating

http://www.insearchofheston.com/2013...by-step-guide/

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/h...d-chips-recipe
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Thanks, I'll try it when I've got an empty freezer shelf and a whole day to spare to make a plate of chips.
Sounds good though.

But how do they make these on a plane if the final cooking is frying?
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I think the burger is by far the worst thing on the F lounge menu so I hope this "new, improved" burger is a big step up from that.
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76 View Post
Perfect fluffy chips with a crisp coating
Actually, the BA lounge triple cooked chips are perfectly horrible!

I think the burger itself has improved in some ways although still not great, but like others upthread, I do miss "proper" dishes such as the salmon they used to serve in the lounge.

In flight, my favourite was the steak sandwich and I don't really think a burger is as nice unless it is much improved.
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