Crown Burgers offers one of the best burgers in the West in an original and exciting setting.
Utah hosts a Jell-O Week in accordance with the powdered food’s popularity among its citizens. We at C&I propose that the Salt Lake City government declare a Crown Burgers Month, during which area residents are required to fete what may be the best burger in the West: The Crown Burger.
It’s a small order of joy consisting of a quarter-pound cheeseburger patty with all the fixin’s, capped with a mess of thinly sliced pastrami in a Thousand Island dressing-lathered sesame-seed bun.
Its story begins in 1978, when husband and wife John and Rula Katzourakis and Rula’s brother Nick Katsanevas opened the doors of the first Crown Burgers in Salt Lake City, and it continues with the interior decorating scheme: the courts of Medieval Europe. Munch on your burger under Belgian and French tapestries, elaborate chandeliers, images of woodland creatures, and a knight’s suit of armor. Then regale your friends with your legendary experience with a fast-food burger that balances full-flavored ingredients like pastrami and dressing with tempering components like lettuce, onion, and tomato and the structural integrity found in the best hamburger buns. The only emperor is the emperor of hamburgers.
For more information on Crown Burgers’, visit the restaurant’s website. Photography: Robert Strickland. Subscribe to the forthcoming monthly Taste of the West e-newsletter below.