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CityGuide - 10 ITP Burgers to Crave

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Burger Celebration

Photo Credit: W2O


Wednesday January 23, 2019 06:24 pm EST


Burger Week 2019 was a big hit. For the 5th year, Creative Loafing has been showcasing the creativity of numerous restaurants when it comes to dressing up the cheeseburger. There were 50 restaurants that offered special burger week creations for a $5.00 flat fee.

Why all the commotion about the cheeseburger you ask? Well, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department, the average person eats 229 burgers a year per person, or 4.4 a week. Apparently Americans love cheeseburgers.

So, Burger Week lasted for exactly, you guessed it, one week. But what of the other 51 weeks of the year without CL’s Burger Week? What if you wanted to know if any of these places were thinking up some special creations that weren’t on their menus but they wanted to see what folks thought about them.

Unfortunately, being in the know requires sharing your email address, following on social media or using your phone to actually make a phone call and ask. For many of us, none of those things are going to happen, so we miss out on enjoying a spectacular burger that may come around infrequently.

Since we at Creative Loafing are all about helping the local ecosystem thrive, we embarked on a research journey to figure out how we could help. That research led us to a local tech company that was launching an innovative solution that allows individuals to connect with and hear from businesses they are interested in, but stay totally anonymous to them and to tech company, World2one.

We’ve partnered with World2one and some of the Burger Week restaurants have adopted its innovative tech solution. These burger restaurants (burger laboratories) are using World2one’s app to keep Atlanta informed about what their cooking up.

Users of the app never provide any personal information to World2one or the restaurants. Yet they’ll be able to regularly hear from those restaurants whatever information the restaurants think will convince them to visit—news of a special burger creation, a discount on some menu item, whatever.

In a world of big data and privacy breaches, World2one is betting that you’ll be eager to regain control of your privacy—while staying connected to your favorite businesses. As for Creative Loafing, helping folks discover great local spots and make connections with them is consistent with our mission.

In the weeks ahead, other Creative Loafing stories will help folks discover area spots for breakfast, donuts, fish tacos, great live music, and more, while giving you the option to connect with them–anonymously.

To help further this local connectivity initiative, some area businesses are sponsoring an advertising campaign to promote the local businesses using the technology because it fosters local commerce. Monty Watson, the CEO of Piedmont Bank, one of the campaign sponsors summed up his reasons for being involved, “Promoting local commerce while protecting individual privacy is good for our community–and we want to be part of that.”

As for the burger restaurants we talk about here, all you need to do is click on the Add to My World button and each of the burger places will be added into your World2one app. This connects you to these restaurants, yet you stay anonymous. If you don’t have the app, when you click on the button you’ll be shown how to get it—and you WON’T have to surrender any personal information or an email address to do that.

Now, back to the reasons why you’d want to always stay in the know as to what these 10 spots for burgers have going on. To help you out, we’ve surveyed some of the review sites, Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc. to pull out a sentence or two from well written reviews.
Here they are:


College hangout with adjacent restaurant and, supposedly, the oldest continuously licensed bar in the city. | more...


In the heart of Old Fourth Ward, just seconds from the Atlanta Beltline, our brunch makes the weekend something to celebrate. | more...


Located on the ever-expanding Westside, Ormsby's is a favorite of locals looking for an extensive craft beer list and a unique gastropub menu. There's also a downstairs game room with bocce ball, shuffleboard, billiards and more. | more...


The Albert is a comfortable neighborhood watering hole that serves consistently good bar food and drinks. It's also a great place to catch a sports game on TV or screen the latest episode of the "The Walking Dead." | more...


Decorated with posters of the periodic table, planet factoids, and musculoskeletal charts, Thinking Man Tavern feeds the mind as well as the body. The menu includes local craft beers and a diverse roster of apps, burgers and favorites like bourbon fried chicken and red beans and rice. You'll satisfy... | more...