What is a Monger?
A monger is a trader or dealer of fine goods. Mongers are well known for their ability to pick only the premium and highest quality goods to sell or trade. At BurgerMonger we guarantee to provide you with the finest ingredients and superior craftsmanship which will result in extraordinary food.
What makes us different?
From the moment you step inside BurgerMonger, you will know that we aren’t your
normal burger joint!
Our Product: Top of the line ingredients, superior craftsmanship, freshly made for each order. We accept nothing less than excellent.
Our Guarantee: We back up every order with 100% satisfaction guarantee!
What is Akaushi Beef?
Akaushi is a breed of Japanese cattle. For over a century it has only been available in Japan. Only one breeding herd has ever left Japan–this herd was brought to the U.S. in 1994 and launched the HeartBrand Beef line. HeartBrand Beef is the sole provider of beef for all BurgerMonger Burgers and Hot Dogs!
Why use Akaushi Beef?
-Akaushi cattle consistently produce meat that rates several levels above USDA prime
-It contains a higher concentration of monounsaturated fat relative to saturated fat, which the American Heart Association notes can lead to lower cholesterol, the prevention of coronary heart disease, and weight loss.
-It is a significant source of oleic acid, the compound in olive oil that the USDA touts as good for the heart
-It provides a high level of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Research has show CLA can improve immune system performance, help fight a variety of cancers , contribute to weight loss and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes
Overall, taking your family to BurgerMonger is an choice that is good for both your health and tastebuds.
Jake Hickton: Jake has been in the restaurant business for over 35 years. His credentials range from managing Jake’s Above the Square (an award winning fine dining restaurant in Pittsburgh which he conceived and created) to serving as Regional Director of Operations for well known establishments such as Morton’s Steak House and The Capital Grille and Senior Vice President of Operations for Ted’s Montana Grill and Mastro’s Restaurants.
Jake’s fine dining experience is reflected in the amazing quality, customer service and commitment to excellence you find at BurgerMonger.
Bob Slane: Bob served our country as a U.S. Naval Officer from 1966–1970. He is a recipient of both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star from his service in Vietnam. After his service, he received his MBA from the prestigious Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob went on to have a successful career in Management consulting with McKinsey & Company. After retiring from McKinsey & Company, as a Director, he co-founded Mitchell Madison Management Consulting firm.
Bob is happily married with five children. He enjoys golf and gardening in his free time.
The “BurgerMonger” Partnership of Bob Slane and Jake Hickton
In the late 1980’s Bob Slane began to express his love for hamburgers with Jake Hickton, at his award winning Pittsburgh fine dining restaurant, “Jake’s Above the Square.” Bob, the founding and managing partner of the Pittsburgh office of the internationally prominent consulting firm of McKinsey & Company would often conduct meetings and events at the restaurant. On one particular afternoon, while celebrating the conclusion of a successful consulting project, Bob requested some “Cheeseburgers” to enjoy with his 1982 vintage bottle of Chateau Margaux, “First Growth” Bordeaux. Given that Jake’s carried no ground beef, the only option to please Mr. Slane was to grind up Prime New York Strip Steaks, run to a nearby bakery for their premium burger buns, and to look for Mr. Slane’s preferred steak sauce. Within 30 minutes, the mission was accomplished and Mr. Slane spent $1300.00 on wine and $200.00 on food for his late afternoon party of six.
At Jake’s insistence, Bob became a mentor for Jake through out his restaurant career, and while he lead several nationally prominent fine dining restaurant organizations. While Bob consulted Jake on the many challenges he faced, Bob joked that he would some day take out his consulting services “in trade.”
It was in the summer of 2008 that Bob invited Jake to a hamburger cook-out at his Pittsburgh home that some serious discussion of a business partnership began. Jake saw Bob as a great business partner for his plan to open a premium burger restaurant. Bob’s strategic business intelligence could certainly enhance Jake’s years of higherlevel multi-unit restaurant management experience. It was about that time that Jake concluded that Bob was the partner he wanted. Bob and Jake have worked together in the conception and development of “BurgerMonger” into a functioning business. – less