Hamburger Mary’s Serves Up "Hate-Free" Chicken Sandwich
Hamburger Mary’s is a popular bar and grill known for serving gourmet half-pound burgers with a "side of sass." With a flare for wit, Mary’s is adding her voice to the increasing number of campaigns to counter Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s controversial public stance against marriage equality - by offering a southern-style chicken sandwich while advocating diversity.
Hamburger Mary’s "hate-free" southern-style chicken sandwich starts with a fresh chicken breast, marinated and battered with Mary’s secret recipe flour and spice mixture. It’s then deep-fried and served with herb mayo and dill pickles on a bakery fresh bun. A portion of the sale of the chicken sandwiches will be donated to support equality causes.
The original Hamburger Mary’s was the brainchild of a small group of hippies living in San Francisco in the early 70’s. It was founded as "an open-air bar & grille for open-minded people."
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Hamburger Mary’s is well known throughout the gay & lesbian community, with twelve locations nationwide (and growing!) In addition to gourmet burgers, Mary’s offers a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees & desserts (including deep-fried Twinkies and ’Mary Tyler S’Mores). There are also weekly events like charity "HamBingo Mary’s," drag shows and MaryOke.
Mary’s is hoping that the August "burger"-of-the-month will bring a positive spin to the controversy over Dan Cathy’s comments, and let people know that a "hate-free" chicken sandwich option is out there.