We tried Minnesota’s famous cheese-stuffed hamburger — and it was delicious

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The “Jucy Lucy.”
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Matt’s Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is famous for one thing: the “Jucy Lucy” – a cheese stuffed hamburger.

Created in 1954, the Jucy Lucy has consistently been named one of the best burgers in the U.S.

And while many restaurant have tried to copycat the cheesy center of a Jucy Lucy, Matt’s is the original.

We visited Matt’s to see how the burger is made – and test if it lives up to the hype.


This is the world famous “Jucy Lucy.”

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It’s made with two quarter-pound beef patties stuffed with cheddar cheese.

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It’s consistently named one of the best burgers in the U.S.

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The Jucy Lucy was created in 1954 at a Minneapolis dive bar called Matt’s.

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It starts with two hamburger patties and a piece of cheese.

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The patties are then mushed together and the edges are pinched to keep the cheese inside.

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Then the patties are thrown on the grill.

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The Jucy Lucy is only garnished with pickles and grilled onions.

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The burgers are made in mass to keep up with customer demand.

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Then it’s time to eat!

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Be careful not to burn yourself when biting into the cheesy center.

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It’s piping hot.

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75% of orders at Matt’s are for a Jucy Lucy. The restaurant serves around 400 Jucy Lucys per day at $6.95 a pop.

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The restaurant goes through about 2,500 pounds of meat per week.

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Don’t forget a side of fries.

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The fries are also made fresh-to-order.

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The loyal staff at Matt’s make sure everything runs smoothly. Most employees have been working at the restaurant for 7 years or more.

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