I finally had a chance to try United’s new buy-on-board beef burger with cheddar cheese earlier this week and am so happy it has returned to the onboard lineup.
United Airlines Burger – A Lovely Onboard Treat
Traveling home from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles, I was fortunate to score an upgrade to business class on the Boeing 787-8, which has only 28 business class seats. Dinner was served after takeoff and included a choice of grilled chicken with rice and salsa or Italian ragu with polenta.
I ordered the chicken and quite enjoyed it: it had a nice kick to it and was quite satisfying. I’ll review both new first class meal choices in a future installment.
As we neared Los Angeles, I noticed my stomach was growling. Irene, the amazing flight attendant working my section, came by, saw me working, and asked me if she could get me anything. I asked her if there were any cheeseburgers left and she gladly said she would check.
A few minute later, she came back with one and told me to sit tight while she warmed it in the oven. About 10 minutes later she returned and presented it to me with a drink.
The ingredient list is a mile long, but it breaks down each component of the burger, even the cheese and pickles.
Bottom line: the hamburger was a hot delicious mess. I liked the buttery bun and loved the hamburger itself. I added no ketchup or mustard and thought it was great with only the pickles and cheese. I wouldn’t turn down lettuce and tomato (or bacon), but it was not necessary.
This cheeseburger retails for $9 on the buy-on-board menu and I highly recommend it. In fact, I would not mind seeing this as a plated meal in the forward cabin.
Have you tried United’s new hamburger? How did you like it?