Preparation - A Juicy Lucy is a burger that places the cheese between two hamburger patties prior to cooking. This creates one patty with a cheese core. As the burger cooks, the cheese melts inside but does not escape. This also separates the cheese from the bun, creating a very different texture and experience than your typical cheeseburger.
Origins - Two bars on the same street in S. Minneapolis claim to have invented the burger, Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club. Matt's credits former owner Matt Bristol with its creation but other accounts say the burger predates his purchase of the bar. Matt's Bar omits the "i" in Juicy while the 5-8 uses the standard spelling.
|JR, Owens and Weaver at Matt's Bar.|