Burgersmith, Calandro’s create limited-run Mardi Gras Mambo king cake burger

A popular burger joint and local supermarket team up to create a Mardi Gras festive king cake burger for a limited time.

Burgersmith will serve a signature beef patty sandwiched between two slices of Calandro’s Supermarket’s Classic Cinnamon king cake exclusively on Friday, Feb. 21 through Tuesday, Feb. 25 at all five Burgersmith locations.

Mardi Gras Mambo Burger from Burgersmith and Callandro’s collaboration. Photo courtesy of Burgersmith.

The Mardi Gras Mambo Burger is made with a blend of Chicago beef and is covered with melted cheddar and crispy bacon. Two slices of Calandro’s king cake pair with the burger–icing, sprinkles, plastic baby and all. 

This burger-king cake combo comes from the brains of Jay Ducote and Charles “Chuck P” Pierce. In 2019, Ducote challenged and bested Food Network chef Bobby Flay in an episode of “Beat Bobby Flay.” Now, Ducote and Pierce co-host the “Jay Ducote Show” on Talk 107.3 in Baton Rouge and think of new food combinations. 

“It started out as a fun idea between friends, but once we put all the ingredients together we knew we were on to something special,” said Ducote. “It’s not uncommon to have a combination of sweet and savory flavors in a burger, and every month I find some exotic new topping that I can’t live without, so this felt like a natural progression. Burgersmith, along with Calandro’s, took the idea and really made it their own, and I’m very proud of how good the Mardi Gras Mambo Burger tastes—it’s delicious!”

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So, don’t sleep on the Mardi Gras Mambo Burger. Burgersmith will serve only a limited number per day, per location on a first-come, first-served basis. However, with all five Burgersmith locations serving the limited-run promotion, foodies across Louisiana will get the chance to try the Mardi Gras special.


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