Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic American fare at Fuddruckers in West Des Moines.
The hamburger helmsmen at Fuddruckers compile a menu of handcrafted burgers from 100% American beef and homemade buns. Carnivorous connoisseurs choose a burger made from one-third of a pound ($4.79) to a full pound ($8.29) of free-range beef. Seduce experimental taste buds or the ghost of William Cody with a buffalo burger ($7.99), ostrich burger ($7.99), or veggie burger ($5.59). Once grilled and set on a freshly baked bun, the patty buckles under a selection from the market-fresh produce bar, replete with the usual burger accouterments as well as warm cheese sauce, gold-flecked pickles, grilled onions ($0.75), and guacamole ($1.00). Those who prefer to leave the gustatory designing to the professionals can order a specialty burger (additional $1) such as the bacon- and mushroom-bestrewn Works burger or a Black & Bleu burger, sprinkled with blue cheese, layered with bacon, and roughed up with sucker punches.
West Des Moines
6378 Mills Civic Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266