Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The time I had a burger named after me

The Kevin HunsBurger
January 4, 2013
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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It's hard to believe four years have passed since the creation of the Kevin HunsBurger. Crossroads Coffee Company in Carterville came up with the concept. I'm forever grateful for the gesture. Crossroads has since closed (it has nothing to do with the burger) and I'd like to start the effort to get another southern Illinois restaurant to add it to their menu.

The first bite thumbs up!
The Kevin HunsBurger backstory can be read here. But long story short it was an Angus patty topped with pepper jack cheese, homemade chili, waffle fries and jalapenos. They were all things I'd order in one form or fashion from the vast Crossroads menu with my coworkers. We'd eat there every Friday in a tradition that became known as our 9 a.m. Happy Hour.

Check presentation to ACS
Aside from stroking my ego by having a menu item bearing my name, Crossroads did something even cooler with the limited edition burger. Two dollars from each Kevin HunsBurger sold got donated to the American Cancer Society. We raised hundreds of dollars for the cause, which is still near and dear to me as my mom is once again battling this horrible disease.

The last Kevin HunsBurger
Oct. 2014
I don't want to name names, but I'm going to. Fat Patties, S&B Burger Joint and Burger Nook are a few of my favorite places to grab a hamburger. In 2017 I'd love to see the Kevin HunsBurger on one of your menus and a team effort in helping a local charity. I'm open to ideas, but I really want to give back and help promote business at the same time. 


  1. Fat Patties is ready to play, as soon as we can agree on what the ingredients should be...Anybody have any suggestions?

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