Creatives in the culinary industry have been serving up authentic golden burgers that are offered to consumers at extremely luxe prices — Chef Diego Buik's $2300 gold leaf-topped creation, for example.
Fast food establishments like McDonald's have been trying to make luxury accessible to everyone with affordable lavish experiences and lifetime fast food promotions. Dropping on September 29th in locations across Japan is McDonald's new golden burger — an item that boasts "fluffy, butter-dipped buns" that sandwich a 100% beef patty, smoky bacon, cheddar, tomatoes and a sunny-side-up egg. Although the creation is not exactly golden, its gourmet applications are apparent. Dubbed the 'Gold Moon,' the offering is launched as a celebratory item that pays tribute to the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.