There are a ton of ways you can incorporate bacon and onions into your Burger creation. Whether you’re going for the smoky beauty of onion jam or you just want to pile as much bacon on your Burger as humanly possible, you really can’t go wrong with either—and you definitely can’t go wrong with both.
Naturally, we fell in love with this recipe shared with us by Havird Usry, the executive chef and one of the geniuses behind Fat Man’s Mill Café in Augusta, GA. The Usry family has seen Fat Man’s through a number of evolutions since the 1940’s (which we can appreciate, being a four-generation business ourselves). Now run by brothers Brad and Havird, the café serves up a variety of classic sandwiches that every generation can enjoy.
This Burger combines the best of both worlds: sweet maple brown sugar bacon and tangy pickled red onions topping a juicy Burger on a (what else?) brioche bun. It’s perfect for those who like their Burgers with a bit of sweetness, a bit of crunch, and a whole lot of flavor.
Havird, an Augusta GA native, is the executive chef and vice president of Fat Man’s Mill Café & Enterprise Mill Events. He has led and managed major growth in the business over the past 7 years.
Hav and Brad thought the next step for their business was to be more culinary based. This led Hav to Helm’s Culinary Institute, where he graduated as an Executive Chef, first in his class. Hav is married to Dr. Brooke Harrison Usry, who has a dental practice in North Augusta, and they have a beautiful daughter, Hudson Grace. They also have a really cool dog named Otis!