It may not be on your radar yet, but at its current rate of expansion, Jake's Wayback Burgers could be setting up a burger joint near you, with locations in Santa Ana and Ventura already in the works. While we're not wanting in burger options -- fast food or otherwise -- in Southern California, the chain is bringing its own piece of flair in the form of the Triple Triple.
If you're wondering about the name, it's no empty boast. That's three burger patties times three, stacked one precariously on top of another with only interspersing slices of cheese holding the whole towering operation together. The $12.99 behemoth was introduced to diners via a burger-eating contest held last year. After 100 orders were made within a monthlong test run, it was decided the Triple Triple made the cut as a permanent item on the chain's new menu.
The first Jake's Burger was opened in Newark, Del., in 1991. It became known in the area for a well-sized handmade burger. Two years ago, the then mostly East Coast chain added "wayback" to its name. There are now 62 locations in 14 states.
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