Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of burgers, frozen custard, and more at Coneys Frozen Custard in Orem or American Fork.
The burgers at Coneys Frozen Custard, which were among the best classic burgers named by Salt Lake magazine, are sculpted out of fresh-ground chuck by caring pattysmiths who also craft the rest of the dishes found on Coneys' menu of traditional boardwalk fare. Burgers come slathered with a signature spread riding on fresh artisan buns as manageable singles ($3.25 for a hamburger, $3.65 for a cheeseburger) or stacked doubles ($4.65 for a double cheeseburger). The Boardwalk Dog, a Nathan’s Famous all-beef frank topped with boardwalk sauce, sauerkraut, banana peppers and, grilled onions ($3.45), arrives nestled in a fresh, high-quality bun which serves as a luxurious robe for the gourmet ingredients inside. Homemade frozen custards star in specialty sundaes such as the turtle sundae, a two-scoop serving of vanilla frozen custard sprinkled with butter pecans and doused in caramel and hot fudge ($4.45), offering a more pleasurable way to cool off than venting to an oscillating fan.