How to Cook 2 Regional Fast-Food Burgers with George Motz | Burger Scholar Sessions

Joylandi 1-Mar, 2021
Burger Scholar George Motz is taking you on a ride through regional American fast-food burger history! A lot of the big, commercial fast-food places have given the hamburger a bad wrap. Which is why George wants to set the record straight and show you two family-owned, hyper-regional burger chains that still do it right-Swensons in Ohio, and Fat Mo's in Tennessee. These beloved burgers are highly unique, and take a few twists and turns to get to the finished product. Swenson's "Galley Boy" burger uses both barbecue and tartar sauce. Meanwhile, the "Double Mo" burger from Fat Mo's incorporates a secret 18-spice Persian marinade. In the words of George, "These places are proof that you don't have to sell out to be a success!"

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  • Regional fast-food burgers!? *LET'S DO THIS*

    • Well, the SECOND one had shredded lettuce. So, FAIL.

    • Thank you! Finally, burgers without RAW onions or SHREDDED lettuce! Much appreciated.

    • Ballistic Burgers attacked George recently and said he swiped the recipe from some lady online.

    • @Work Shop pretty sure that's 4th of July. or any summer-ish holiday...

    • what about a burger day, burger fans from around the world all show up to a park, tons of grills, flat tops, generators to grill tops, fire pits.. and people have a burger day

  • 9:05 the spatula transforms to a clamp.

  • Who's ready? I'm Ready.

  • oh

  • The magic of going from a scraper to tongs 9:06

  • Just discovered this tonight and I love it. Makes me want to open a burger joint lol

  • The galleyboy isnt good. But the rest of the burgers are great

  • Swensons is so good, the sauce that they put on that burger + if you pair it with coleslaw. It’s one of the best burgers I’ve ever had

  • Anyone else from north east ohio/cleveland area and immediately got excited by the thumbnail

  • Better than Swensons, from Ohio, Crabills in Urbana Ohio. Slider style, German (stadium) style mustard made in house, onions, relish, (cheese if you wish). Only added ketchup in (late 80’s or 90’s I think. Never had ketchup on one)

  • 400+ thumbs down people with no life, no sense of humour, or love and appreciation for burgers.

  • Just finished eating at Swenson’s. I live on the West Coast so when my adventures took me to Pittsburgh, I knew I was going to have to drive about 100 minutes to try a Galley Boy. It’s amazing! Thank you, George. I’ve also had the Solly’s Butterburger and the Plazaburger thanks to you.

  • 👍👍👍👍👍

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  • I just love George and his energy! Unmatched

  • I wonder if his daughter is called Patty

  • wish we had some burger places in the west that had some unique flavor, oh well there are some great mexican places that have amazing burgers :)

  • Oh my god, I've just cooked the Galley Boy. That thing is just f****n delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe, George.

  • "they use a secret blend of 18 spices from Persia" (goes downstairs, picks up a bottle of Persian meat spice) Well I'm up to 15 spices, only 3 to go.

  • I love Swensons. I have 2 locations real close by. Galley Boy is my favorite burger!!!!

  • Ohio is not the home of White Castle, it began at 110 W 1st St in Wichita, Kansas in 1916

  • Swenson's isn't bad at all. Only bad thing I can say is their buns were left on the flattop too long

  • 9:07: Places burger in marinade with spatula. Cuts to placing burger in with tongs. This is the true secret at Mo's.

  • Dude I love these videos

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  • George if you like drive ins, we have 3 in a 20 mile radius here in Wisconsin, Ardy n Ed's (oshkosh), Gilles (Fond du Lac) and an A&W that still is drive in only in Fond du lac as well. Ardy n Ed's has their staff on roller skates.

  • I thought White Castle was from Kansas.

  • Nice video

  • I have never seen someone burn themselves as much as George burns himself. It's like he just doesn't realize that the thing you cook on is hot and cooking on it entails making things hot.

  • I think burgers are my favorite food now

  • This fool looks like the mayor of Whoville

  • Iran is Persian... but the burger is nice

  • yes I love them even more now

  • Weird, he puts the patties in the marinade with the scraper only to be zoomed in with tongs? Weird

  • Love the way you keep the history alive. ty. How do you keep a flaptop clean?

  • As an avid lover of burgers, I must make a trip to these places to try these burgers!

  • I tried watching this with my kids and he started swearing, a lot. Disappointing.

  • George Motz makes me want to go vegan. He makes me hate burgers. lol

  • UZfire needs more Motz!

  • Is that sugar added to the *Galley Boy* a clever way of preserving heat in the burger? (Since caramel loses heat slower then the meat would)

  • Can we just get a compilation of George burning himself?

  • Ever episode he burns himself, the vote is old or he suffers from short term memory loss

  • As a proud North East Ohio boy who grew up down the road from the original Swensons location let me say THANK you!

  • Those 18 ingredients are in pretty much all Persian foods

  • I like to flick my bean while you make burgers Giiirrrrlllll

  • I love how he just doesn't even mention Sonic (which is also a drive-in). Oh and Moe's isn't owned by the same people anymore as far as I know - and frankly their food (burgers and all their sides) sucks.

  • So when George does those major smash burger events where he cooks 100-200 burgers, does he burn himself 1,000 times?

  • When will george review Mr. beast burgers?

  • update from my first comment: tried the galley boy. literally the best burger ive ever had. delicious.

  • Too much execrations and i quess alcohol . Booo

  • I want to love my wife as much as George loves burgers

  • Swenson's is out of this world. Top 5 quick service burger ez

  • “I never fuckin learn”, after he’s burned himself a trillion and one times.

  • Awe-ray-gah-no

  • More of this man please he’s a legend

  • I live like 5 minutes from Fat Mo's here in Nashville, love it! So cool you did their burger

  • That sugar part made me go insane, I've graded 1/2nd onion and made 2 graded onion patties, made 2 meatbals 75 gram ea flattened them abit and placed the grated onion pattie on top to then smash them in the stainless skillet. The maillard reaction went insane! Caramelized onions and Beef only problem is that the skilled did not like it but the burgers where worth!

  • Galley boy 🤤

  • SWENSON'S

  • how do we get that griddle

  • You look like sean schemmel if he worked at wal-mart

  • I watched this video while eating a galley boy, you’re right, this is the pride of NE Ohio. Around here we think this is one of the best burgers anywhere.

  • "So now you have...ow shit" - ROFL

  • I didn’t know Johnny Knoxville is into burgers!😀

  • 7:40 thought he said “human”

  • If anyone ever goes to North East Ohio, I can't reccommend Swensons enough.

  • Steamed hams

  • 10/10

  • Saffron cuz? For real?... the most expensive marinade ever!

  • It drives me crazy how much I love a good burger.. LOVE. Yet respect vegans very much, especially when I find out on my own that they are vegans.

  • I wish he had a channel. Love this dude

  • I love how a lot of places in America have their family-owned affordable high-quality burger chains. In-n-out is the most famous but these two, plus Dick's in WA. There's gotta be more.

  • Is there a map with all the best regional burger joints highlighted? Thinking a summer long road trip hitting a couple places a day would make for a great bucket list item.

  • Dear George, First of all I love watching you keeping the history of the burger intact. I have seen so many different kind of burger combinations from watching your show. I would love to see how you feel about this small burger chain called The Counter. They have a few quite a few locations in California. This is a place where you can create and invent your own burger. Different kinds of meats, cheeses, condiments, even buns. You would probably feel like a kid in a candy store.

  • Nice Channel, Johnny Knoxville!!!!

  • When you ganna do the chop cheese

  • That living room has to reek of grease and burgers, lol

  • What is that grill he uses yall? I want to cook burgers like this

  • 9:02 Not only does he know everything there is to know about burgers, but he can transform a spatula into a pair of tongs in an instant!

  • What flat top are you using / what (kind of) flat top would you recommend?

  • He looks soo much like Devon Larrat the Armwrestler.

  • Now, more about that big ass jar of pickles on your table, yo. Love me some pickles.

  • First time I've watched a full video through in a while 😊

  • Blurs the finger, leaves in the "Where's my fuckin' spatula?"

  • Sorry, ive had swensons. Not great.

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  • 9:02 spatula, tongs, spatula, tongs xD

  • Dude I appreciate your knowledge and vision and mission so much!!

  • The Fat Mo's with the marinade seems like a nice burger to try out. I would try and make a marinde with what I have in spices. Never heard of Sumac, Saffron too expensive, Cardamom, Mace similiar to Nutmeg , won't even try to locate crushed Rose Petals. Will skip the dried mint also since I don't have it on hand. With all due respect to the Burger Scholar, I think the beef broth should be included as a seasoning and counted somehow.

  • That Fat Mo's burger is calling to me. I never had Fat Mo's (yet) but the idea of a Persian spice marinade burger is h e a v e n l y

  • Those tomatoes are... Too red.

  • picks up patty with spatula, spatula magicly becomes tongs when he is putting them down.

  • Absolutely love your videos! I don't know if you ever did anything on Nu-way Hotdogs, but here in Macon, GA (dating back to 1916) they make some really good smashed burgers. The original store burned down about five years ago...not sure they are rebuilding it, locally they have a chain of stores. My favorite is the chili burger with some onions.

  • 9:01 stunt double pair of tongs, lol.

  • Everyone from akron knows Bob's hamburg, the second place burger is a better galley boy 👌🏽

  • So i finally got some time to make the Fat Mo's burger at home , i created a spice rub using all of the spices directed with the broth and i can honestly say from cooking it myself it was the best smashburger iv'e ever had in my life and that is the way i'm going to make them from now on , thanks for the kick ass recipe George you are the best !!!

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  • As of Winter 2020, Swenson's has gone down hill. The burgers we got were dry and overall lacking...

  • When is he gotta get some heatproof gloves, man