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5 Things You Want in a Burger Restaurant (Besides Great Burgers)

We all love a good hamburger and there are some amazing burgers in OKC, no doubt. But it seems like some restaurants think a burger is all they need on the menu—and that’s just not true. Here are some of the dishes...

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Top This: The Best Burger Toppings Ever

While there are many elements to a great burger, the toppings are perhaps the most important part. They are what make the burger stand out and can easily make or break it. Of course, too many toppings and eating the burger becomes unenjoyable because of the mess it makes. But without toppings, or with too few, the burger is just plain boring...

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The Elements of an Amazing Burger

How do you decide who has the best burgers in OKC? It's a tough battle, but there are some things that all the contenders have learned. Here are what we at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler consider to be the absolute essentials of any burger worth ordering ...

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5 Signs of a Good Restaurant

Oklahoma City has lots of restaurants—how do you know if one is good before you try it? After all, who wants to waste their time and money heading to a new place only to be disappointed with the experience? There are several easy ways to gauge the quality ...

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Going Beyond the Burger at Johnnie's Charcoal Grill

You've fallen in love with our hamburgers and cheeseburgers. You've eaten one of our old-fashioned burgers, and were surprised by how simple and tasty it was. You've tried out our double burger and left Johnnie's feeling full and happy. You've eaten our bacon cheeseburgers and hamburgers and are still impressed by...

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Have You Seen Our New Johnnie's Yet?

If you've been following us on our Facebook page, you may have heard the news. Johnnie's I-240 location is officially re-opened! After several weeks of closing for renovations, we re-opened our doors on Thursday, January 29th at 11am sharp!

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What Really Makes a Great Burger?

Close your eyes and picture the greatest hamburger you ever had. Now think of what made that burger so great. Is it in the beef? Or is it all about the toppings? Although the question may seem hard to answer, it's rather simple.
It's all about technique – well, kind of.

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Burgers are on the Up and Up

Is there anything more American than a burger? While the specific origins of the famous sandwich are still up for debate, it's clear that it came to prominence in early 20th century America and has remained a favorite ever since. At Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler, we are especially fascinated by the enduring legacy of the great burger, but particularly with its recent resurgence in popularity.

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3 Simple Things that Make an Excellent Burger

Burgers are a distinctly American food. They can be cooked relatively fast, they're pretty easy to eat on-the-go, and they can taste pretty amazing when you make them right. However, thanks to certain fast food restaurants and nation-wide chain eateries, the bar for what most people think of as a good burger has been set pretty low. After all, when commercials for McDonald's brag about how their burger patties are made of "pure beef," you know that we have a problem.

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