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How many of these unconventional burgers do you want to try?

There’s a lot going on in burger land, people.

TRADITIONALLY, A BURGER was a simple affair.

A patty of meat, accompanied by a bread bun and perhaps some vegetable garnish.

These days, however, they are taking on a life of their own.

Chefs around the world are getting creative with the burger, and it is going in some very unexpected directions.

Here are some of the worlds most unconventional burgers, which you will definitely want to try.

Spaghetti burger

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WHAT IS IT: A mozzarella-stuffed meatball patty, red sauce, and spaghetti cooked into tasty garlic butter buns.

THE REVIEWS:

LEVEL OF WANT: 7/10

Pizza burger

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Facebook/BostonPizza

WHAT IS IT: A bacon burger smothered in pizza sauce and wrapped in mozzarella, encased in toasted pizza dough.

THE REVIEWS: ‘Very average.’ Apparently the quality of beef just doesn’t stand up.

LEVEL OF WANT: 8/10

Cronut burger

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WHAT IS IT: Beef patty topped with cheese, with a cinnamon and sugar dusted cronut on each side.

THE REVIEWS:

YouTube/TheGlobeandMail

LEVEL OF WANT: 6/10

Ramen burger

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Instagram/ramenburger

WHAT IS IT: A beef patty between two ramen noodle buns, including a teriyaki style Shoyu sauce and spring onions.

THE REVIEWS:

YouTube/ZAGAT

Did you hear the man?  BETTER THAN A CRONUT!

LEVEL OF WANT: 10/10

The Luther Burger

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Crave Real Burgers

WHAT IT IS: Beef patty topped with cheese and bacon between two glazed donuts.  Named for Luther Vandross who may or may not have invented them.

REVIEWS: Good!

LEVEL OF WANT: 9/10

Pretzel  Bacon Cheeseburger

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Wendy’s

WHAT IT IS: A burger with a honey mustard sauce, melted cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon all on a pretzel bun.

REVIEWS: Very good.

LEVEL OF WANT: 8/10

Lasagne Burger

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WHAT IT IS: A meatball seasoned beef patty topped with cheese and marinara sauce between two deepfried slices of mozzarella and ricotta lasagne.

REVIEWS: ‘Mindblowing.’

LEVEL OF WANT: 11/10

Alas, none of these burgers are available in Ireland at present, so there is just one thing to say.

Get off your bottoms burger makers of Ireland!  We’ve got eatin’ to do!

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