The Fried Onion Burger Capital Of The World Is Right Here In Small Town Oklahoma

Born during the Great Depression, the fried onion burger was created in El Reno, Oklahoma out of a necessity for saving money when times were tough. Onions were cheap and meat was expensive, so why not add more onions and less meat, the locals thought. Little did they know this burger would go on to become a national treasure and delight the bellies of fellow Americans almost a century later. Take a look at El Reno – the epicenter of the fried onion burger.

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Where is your favorite place in El Reno to get a fried onion burger?

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